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Archive for June, 2008

All Roads Lead Through Main Street

Posted by Wes Decker on June 30, 2008

Sorry for the lateness of the comic. It’s been a crazy, rough week.

I had a blog post planned out in my head earlier, but that will have to wait. As Switzerland and I have been known to say, “I am in no mood!”.

Well, the gist of what I wanted to say had to do with the title of this week’s blog. One of the first things I “learned” at my summer job was “all roads lead through Main St.”. Although it means something else, I’m applying it to life, cause I can. Basically, take the time to do the things that you like to do. Life’s too short to pass up opportunities. Take a chance. Go for the gold.

Be happy.

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it,


PS Nerds, rejoice. You have a reason to live again.

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And We Have A Winner!

Posted by Wes Decker on June 22, 2008

Congratulations to Unicorn for winning our first ever contest! Here is her winning entry. Enjoy it! Yay!

We’re cleverly using this submitted comic to take a week off and try and get a couple buffer comics sketched as Artista is without a tablet. We’ll be back with regularly scheduled programming next week. See you all then.

Don’t ever hit your mother with a shovel; it’ll leave a dull impression on her mind,


PS We did a guest comic over at Juxtaposition Comics! Check it out!

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The Big Long Paragraph In This Blog Is Full Of Nerdy Content

Posted by Wes Decker on June 15, 2008

So, Artista needs to be less good at art. I felt actual pain as I tried to squeeze the words in as to minimize the covering up of her fantastic work this week. I’m afraid the words take too much away from the art. Sad.

Although maybe it’s just because of the subject matter that I feel this way. This is actually a ‘poem’ that Whaleweigh and I wrote back in 2006, upon deciding that neo-emo was the new emo and that it was a movement that was more annoying than painful.

“more annoying than painful – the story of my life”
A Neo-Emo Poem by Phoenix and Whaleweigh

drip, drip, drip
the chinese water torture of my life goes by
fingernails scrape across a chalkboard
we’re out of milk again.

For the full effect, you’d have to see Whaleweigh read this live. Fantastic.

Reminder! This is your last week to enter our contest! All entries due at midnight, Saturday, June 21st! Full details found here! Exclamation mark!

This Friday I’m DMing a campaign of D&D using the new 4th edition rules. It’s been so long since I’ve actually DM’d, and with the new rules, it might as well be like my first time. Regardless, I’m excited in degrees that can only be categorized as ‘stoked’. My experience with 4th edition so far has been limited to perusing of the new rulebooks and the sample campaign I picked up, but so far I’m happy with most of the changes. The books are considerably more streamlined, which goes with what I think was their main goal in mind when revising the 3rd edition. Combat, skills, feats are all simplified for ease of play. Some might consider this a ‘dumbing down’, but I’ll reserve judgement until I see it in action for a few sessions at least. One of the changes that I’m not so happy to see is the removal of the bard class, which has always been my favorite by far. It seems like it was cut under the same streamlining rule, as the classes have been hammered out into the functions they perform in a group, as has been stressed more and more in RPGs as of late. Fighters and paladins are your tanks, clerics and warlords are your healers/support, rogues, rangers and warlocks are your DPS, and wizard is your AoE nuker. Classes such as the bard, druid, and monk were dropped, sadly. Just not enough room. Anyway, I am looking forward to the new rules. We’ll see how things go.

Sorry for that brief interlude into far nerdier lands than many of you are used to. And if you just skipped that big, long, scary paragraph, welcome back. Did you have a nice break? Good. This is what you missed, according to Artista: “its like, blah blah blah, tanks, warlocks, blah blah…” Fantastic.

That’s it for this week. Hope everyone’s summers are going well so far. Remember to drink lots of water; it’s getting hot out there. Dehydration can kill you, you know. Clear and copious! Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!

Such ingratitude after all the times I’ve saved your life,


PS I just had the most delicious chocolate cake. Oh my gods.

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Hello, Something Awful Forums

Posted by Wes Decker on June 9, 2008

Howdy folks. This week’s comic is up late due to a miscommunication between the producer and the artist. My first day of work was today, and as such, I went to bed at some ungodly early hour of like, ten or so. We’ll see if we can’t get the comic up on time regardless of my new work schedule. But here it is! And a blog as well! I sit here, sweaty and gross (EW SWEAT), resisting the urge to shower in order to post a proper blog. It’s what the people demand! Although, as soon as they invent the means to smell over the internet, the people will likely be demanding I shower instead. Ah well.

So! Less than two weeks to enter our contest! Full details can be found here! Please enter! It’ll be fun, I promise!

Artista lost access to the wonderful tablet Ginger had been loaning us, so we’ve got some different art style this week. Also black and white, because black and white means fancy. Everyone knows this. Quick clarification for the comic, Wednesday hates the song “All-Star” by Smashmouth with an intense, fiery passion, while the rest of us here at RHoM love it and are prone to bursting into rounds of it in the car. Wednesday also has a special way of getting me back whenever I play All-Star, so check the comments for that soon.

And with that, dear readers, I leave you ’til next week. In the mean time, leave some comments, peruse posts past (passed?), join the facebook group, and rock out to “All-Star”. Oh, and enter the contest. Adios.

What do you hear?


PS “All-Star” isn’t actually a secret song in Rock Band. Much to our disappointment.

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Posted by Wes Decker on June 2, 2008

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming. This has been a test of the emergency RHoMcast system. Had this been a real emergency, Wednesday and I would already have enacted our Zombie Apocalypse Plan. If you want in on that, make sure you pick up a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide. We don’t want any stragglers.

We’re still finding our groove here at Roget’s House of Mystery, if it wasn’t apparent from last week’s shenanigans and whatnot. Hope you enjoyed Wednesday’s and Artista’s ramblings. I know I did. It’s nice to know that I’ve got friends to hold my safety net.

Here’s another reminder to enter our contest! You’ve got just under three weeks, so let’s see those submissions! Full details can be found here! Yay!

That’s all I’ve got for tonight. See y’all next week.

My style is the bomb digi bomb di dang di dang digi digi,


PS I no longer hate The Temple of Doom.

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