Watch out, he bites!

News: Posted January 28th, 2020 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Chomp~!”

  1. Wanderer Says:

    That’s nothing. Ty Eberron, where you can play a halfling barbarian who rides a dinosaur!

    One thing that threw me was “hijinks”. Dragon Magazine had a mini-RPG once called Hijinx… but that was for playing the old “rock band encounters mystery” genre of cartoon, like Josie and the Pussycats and the first draft of Scooby Doo.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 6:25 am
  2. argentlupus Says:

    Welp, everyone saying what I guess is the Barbarian was Abbie was delightfully proven wrong cause honestly, i think this works better.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 9:24 am
  3. Necrisha Says:

    Almost as fun as explaining that the fey in your world more closely resemble pre-grims fairy tales in terms of why you should be careful around them, and your players respond with practically begging for the fullest extent of fey bull-shiitery…

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 9:41 am
  4. Leon Stauffer Says:

    Yup, ElfQuest style halfling, which seems a very Abbie character. Curious as to what exactly Beast Knight and Purple Guy are, besides melee and magic respectively.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 10:04 am
  5. Frankie D. Says:

    So Abbie is playing as Joe Biden?

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 10:15 am
  6. Mike Conner Says:

    I played a halfling psionic warrior once (3.5) with a huge anger problem. No one knew how to deal with him, it was awesome. He basically acted like a cross between a half orc barbarian and the worst customer you’ve ever heard of, twisting everything anyone said intoa slight against him. The game fell apart because life happens, but it was fun till it lasted.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 10:42 am
  7. He certainly can bite. Many fangs for the tip-o-the-hat!

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 11:54 am
  8. Eia Says:

    Haha! And here I was thinking I was looking too much into things when I was getting a Cutter vibe with the last comic.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 7:26 pm
  9. Zelphyr Says:

    My group had a gnoll gunner who ended up with a rainbow tail, a thri-kreen as ship chef (I’m not sure what the actual class was, but it was melee oriented), a human artificer who’s great shame was his inability to grow a beard as a pirate captain, a kobold bard, a human cleric who worshipped Thor by getting drunk and sailing into storms (and whose player explained absences as drunken blackouts), and I played a magic bat (as a sorcerer) that mech-piloted a wood and metal golem that was run as a warforged.

    Once time, the DM misjudged our capabilities and realized the insane lich wizard guy who was obsessed with turning everyone into parrots (how the gnoll got his rainbow tail) was going to wreck our still-young party, so Pierce Brosnan descended from the heavens to rescue us all god-like. Another time, a dumb idea and a surge of wild magic resulted in a semi-permanent field of electrified urine puddle. Oh, there was also the time we accidentally pickled a guy. He was still alive, just, uh… went insane and viewed pickles like Gollum views the Ring.

    Just some crazy folks’ adventures in Eberron.

    Posted January 29th, 2020 at 11:00 pm
  10. TheDarkTyger Says:

    Am I the only one who’s gonna post my admiration of Abbie’s hat? XD

    Posted January 30th, 2020 at 8:30 am
  11. Doctor Phogg Says:

    When I die my kid will inherit the two copies of Fantasy Quarterly in the safe.
    Not worth as much as superhero stuff, but I always loved Elfquest.

    Posted January 31st, 2020 at 2:42 am
  12. Pax Says:

    “Aren’t halflings supposed to be cute, GENTLE farm-folk?”

    I take it Joel has never read much about Eberron?

    The Halflings of the Talenta Plains are more like the Mongol Hordes than Frodo’s neighbors in Hobbiton.

    DINOSAUR-riding mongol hordes.

    Next to a typical Talenta Plains dinosaur-rider …. Abbie’s “raised by wolves” halfling is downright BORINGLY-ordinary. 😀

    Posted January 31st, 2020 at 3:34 pm
  13. argentlupus Says:

    @Pax or never seen Dark Sun where they are FOOKING CANNIBALS!

    Posted January 31st, 2020 at 8:58 pm
  14. Mturtle7 Says:

    I actually had pretty much this exact character idea, but it was inspired specifically after I read the new Unearthed Arcana for 5e psionic stuff, which made Telepathy into a feat.

    Posted February 1st, 2020 at 2:16 am
  15. Mturtle7 Says:

    [obligatory comment confirming that Elfquest is awesome, as all right-thinking people should already know]

    Posted February 1st, 2020 at 2:23 am
  16. Apep Says:


    Or Dark Sun. Halflings from Athas are cannibals.

    Because everything is worse on Athas.

    Posted February 1st, 2020 at 11:00 am
  17. Silent Reader Says:

    Whoa. I never had heard of Elfquest before (unsure if that series was ever published in Germany) – but now I find myself browsing through the comics on their website since the last three days. Thanks 🙂

    Posted February 2nd, 2020 at 1:48 pm
  18. Leon Stauffer Says:

    Ooohh yeah. Thanks Silent Reader, I almost forgot. In case there’s anybody who doesn’t know, the complete series is free online. Not on some weird pirate site that will enslave your computer in a botnet and make you fee vaguely guilty every time you read it either, but official and all at I really need to get around to finishing it someday.

    Posted February 3rd, 2020 at 11:24 am