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[PA Comic] Monday, May 26, 2014 - Budding

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edited May 2014 in The Penny Arcade Hub
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  • FeefafoozleFeefafoozle Registered User regular
    Aaaaand crisis mitigated.

    Caulk Bite 6Andy JoecB557
  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Tycho, enabler.

    Caulk Bite 6QuidT-boltorthancstonecB557Stollsforty
  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    The titles for these two comics have been well thought out.

    facetiousTofystedethmnihilAndy JoeGoose!WinkyRhesus PositivePonyMonkey Ball WarriorLorahaloStolls
  • AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    Lovely reference to the fantastic "Lightning bolts" incident as well.

    The Roleplayer's Guild: My blog for roleplaying games, advice and adventuring.
  • -creid-creid Registered User regular
    The evolving joy in Tycho's face in each panel is contagious.

    KyloguecB557
  • WinkyWinky rRegistered User regular
    Adorable

    cB557
  • CharlesMabeCharlesMabe Registered User regular
    Adorable. I think he's being a better father than Gabe, too.

    cB557
  • ArcadiaExeterArcadiaExeter Boston MARegistered User regular
    Yeah Uncle Tycho!

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    QuidcB557
  • Ryan@Ryan@ Registered User regular
    Although i'm not a LARP-er, i am a father to a youngster. I have to say that i abhorred the last strip where telling his son that having an imagination and playing with friends in a game they were enjoying was "THE WORST THING".
    Screw parents like that, we all played like that as kids. It's called being a kid. Let them be kids and enjoy their activites with them.
    Kudos to Tycho if this is at all relevant to something that happened in real life. This is the sort of thing that makes lasting fond memories for everybody involved.
    Nobody remembers the specific time they sat around and did nothing, but everybody remembers some special games of make-believe with friends as a kid.

    FettS1cB557
  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    Ryan@ wrote: »
    Although i'm not a LARP-er, i am a father to a youngster. I have to say that i abhorred the last strip where telling his son that having an imagination and playing with friends in a game they were enjoying was "THE WORST THING".
    Screw parents like that, we all played like that as kids. It's called being a kid. Let them be kids and enjoy their activites with them.
    Kudos to Tycho if this is at all relevant to something that happened in real life. This is the sort of thing that makes lasting fond memories for everybody involved.
    Nobody remembers the specific time they sat around and did nothing, but everybody remembers some special games of make-believe with friends as a kid.

    Behold, Gabriel proves his innocence: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/29854762/#Comment_29854762

    Fuck off and die.
    BobblecB557forty
  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Ryan@ wrote: »
    Although i'm not a LARP-er, i am a father to a youngster. I have to say that i abhorred the last strip where telling his son that having an imagination and playing with friends in a game they were enjoying was "THE WORST THING".
    Screw parents like that, we all played like that as kids. It's called being a kid. Let them be kids and enjoy their activites with them.

    We got done with people being righteously indignant because they took the last comic too seriously in this thread.

    LostNinjaKamarNightslyrforty
  • hibryd7hibryd7 Registered User regular
    Nope, no LARP'ing.
    Remember Undeadoo?
    Same "nope".

  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Tycho's description of Super Time Force made me want to play it.
    The trailer did not.
    I have a giant pile of indie games to work through (Humble Bundle syndrome) but it is now at least on my radar.. or chrono-dar or whatever.

    "I resent the entire notion of a body as an ante and then raise you a generalized dissatisfaction with physicality itself" -- Tycho
    forty
  • Ryan A. ElliottRyan A. Elliott Registered User regular
    Yeeessssssss Tycho. Be the enabler. Be the gateway.

  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Good going Uncle Tycho. Just hand the kid a pack of Lung Fuckers and a lighter why don't you?

    NNID: Rehab0
  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2014
    "What...what happened to my son doctor!?"
    "From the burns, it almost looks as if he was struck by a lightning bolt..."

    The blood drains from Tycho's face.

    Sterica on
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    BobblecB557
  • NeuroskepticNeuroskeptic Registered User regular
    Do I hear the distant sound of keyboards being smashed in fits of frustrated rage, as people who were hoping to be able to get indignant about this comic (like the last one) realise that they can't?

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Do I hear the distant sound of keyboards being smashed in fits of frustrated rage, as people who were hoping to be able to get indignant about this comic (like the last one) realise that they can't?
    Having just reread the entirety of Friday's thread over again, it seems the vast majority of the indignancy came from people defending the comic. Not the maybe 1 person attacking it.

    cB557mnihil
  • silence1186silence1186 Character shields down! As a wingmanRegistered User regular
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?

  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Do I hear the distant sound of keyboards being smashed in fits of frustrated rage, as people who were hoping to be able to get indignant about this comic (like the last one) realise that they can't?
    Having just reread the entirety of Friday's thread over again, it seems the vast majority of the indignancy came from people defending the comic. Not the maybe 1 person attacking it.

    What thread were you reading?

    NNID: Rehab0
    forty
  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?
    They're not bulbs, I'm pretty sure they're bags of those things that make a tiny harmless explosion when you throw them on the ground.

  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Rehab wrote: »
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Do I hear the distant sound of keyboards being smashed in fits of frustrated rage, as people who were hoping to be able to get indignant about this comic (like the last one) realise that they can't?
    Having just reread the entirety of Friday's thread over again, it seems the vast majority of the indignancy came from people defending the comic. Not the maybe 1 person attacking it.

    What thread were you reading?
    This one.

  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?
    They're not bulbs, I'm pretty sure they're bags of those things that make a tiny harmless explosion when you throw them on the ground.
    Bang snaps? That sounds similar.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I wonder whether Mike or Jerry could ever actually LARP again because of their fame. Like, I'm imagining them showing up at a Seattle event hoping to monster town for a bit and just being dogpiled by fans.

    What is this I don't even.
    Regent
  • pwnyridepwnyride Registered User new member
    edited May 2014
    Gyral wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?
    They're not bulbs, I'm pretty sure they're bags of those things that make a tiny harmless explosion when you throw them on the ground.
    Bang snaps? That sounds similar.

    They are called spell packets, or spackets. They are pieces of cloth filled with bird seed that you throw as you call out a spell in larps

    pwnyride on
  • RegentRegent Registered User new member
    Come Gabe and Tycho, we LARP in the wilds of Southern Ontario. Come LARP with us in peace to slay some monsters n shit.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    pwnyride wrote: »
    Gyral wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?
    They're not bulbs, I'm pretty sure they're bags of those things that make a tiny harmless explosion when you throw them on the ground.
    Bang snaps? That sounds similar.

    They are called spell packets, or spackets. They are pieces of cloth filled with bird seed that you throw as you call out a spell in larps

    The first hit is a guy selling "spell packets" at $26 for 50. Want to spend $400? First,
    Bradley wrote:
    To purchase, you must contact Bradley and certify that you own or are the Head of Plot for an independently verified LARP.

    Someone wants to give you $400 for - by all accounts, very nice - bags of bird seed, and you want to make them fill out paperwork?

    Smrtnik
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    man the LARP community is full of dudes like that

    I remember back in my airsoft days, one of the dudes who created a large-scale zombie airsoft scenario (read: zombie survival LARPing with airsoft guns on a paintball field, because that's what it is) got his head waaaaaaaaaaay up his own ass about his clever 100% original idea do not steal

    he thought his game rules for playing zombie LARP with airsoft guns for a large group of people were so unique that when other people wanted to run their own games he talked about licensing the rules to them

    licensing rules he had posted on the forums

    i just

    god damn

    SmrtnikcB557
  • NeuroskepticNeuroskeptic Registered User regular
    edited May 2014
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    pwnyride wrote: »
    Gyral wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    Alright, I'll admit it. I have no idea what the bulbs are, or what special meaning they imply. Do they not cause an annual flower to grow?
    They're not bulbs, I'm pretty sure they're bags of those things that make a tiny harmless explosion when you throw them on the ground.
    Bang snaps? That sounds similar.

    They are called spell packets, or spackets. They are pieces of cloth filled with bird seed that you throw as you call out a spell in larps

    The first hit is a guy selling "spell packets" at $26 for 50. Want to spend $400? First,
    Bradley wrote:
    To purchase, you must contact Bradley and certify that you own or are the Head of Plot for an independently verified LARP.

    Someone wants to give you $400 for - by all accounts, very nice - bags of bird seed, and you want to make them fill out paperwork?
    But imagine if those things got into the wrong hands! Someone could buy one to feed their actual birds, and they would all die from being hit by Lightning Bolts :( EDIT: Except the ones who passed their saving throws.

    Neuroskeptic on
    Rhesus PositivecB557
  • SpiritfireSpiritfire Brookfield, WIRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    man the LARP community is full of dudes like that

    I remember back in my airsoft days, one of the dudes who created a large-scale zombie airsoft scenario (read: zombie survival LARPing with airsoft guns on a paintball field, because that's what it is) got his head waaaaaaaaaaay up his own ass about his clever 100% original idea do not steal

    he thought his game rules for playing zombie LARP with airsoft guns for a large group of people were so unique that when other people wanted to run their own games he talked about licensing the rules to them

    licensing rules he had posted on the forums

    i just

    god damn

    Years ago when airsoft zombie games were rare, there was one popular event out in New York that would not share its ruleset with anyone. Thankfully, a team in my state play-tested some rules and now hold a fantastic annual charity-driven airsoft zombie game on an amazing paintball field. Since the leader and the team had LARPing experience, they were able to bring the two worlds together with replica weapons and boffer weapons in a fun way. Including melee weapons from full-contact LARPing also brought in curious hobbyists from that crowd, which always led to some funny situations. Last year my friend and I (dressed as civilian survivors) were moving a large weapons crate across the map trying to avoid the roaming zombie horde. We tried to be stealthy, but that went out the window when two men dressed as medieval knights with chainmail and giant shields came up escorted us to the drop point. Surreal and hilarious. There are lots of videos of the past events on Youtube if you look up Operation Plague, if you're curious. I think the site is also up and the rules can be viewed by anyone.

    cB557
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Yeah man, the airsoft I used to play was, in no uncertain terms, LARP with guns.

    We did zombie scenarios, hostage rescue scenarios, all kinds of goofy shit where you had to be in-character and so on.

    One time, we showed up to a game and it didn't have any specific theme but some dude showed up in his Predator costume to show off his custom built airsoft shoulder cannon and wrist gun (and costume) and promote his website

    And it was like, welp I guess we're doing a Predator scenario now, how could we fucking not?

    Another time we built a fucking Stargate and did a Stargate themed game.

    It's just as dorky as any kind of LARPing, don't kid yourself.

    The only difference is instead of "magic missile! Magic missile!" it's a dude dressed like the Terminator with a battery-powered airsoft minigun.

    Crippl3SpiritfirecB557
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    yeah I find the disdain for LARPers hilarious, because more often than not it comes from people who would be totally happy to strap on a set of paintball equipment and go nuts in a meticulously crafted town scenario.

    cB557
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