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Penny Arcade - Comic - Gen Confessional, Part One

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edited August 2016 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Gen Confessional, Part One

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    alien_freakalien_freak Registered User new member
    My all-time favorite Web comic, mentioning my all-time favorite convention?

    BE STILL MY HEART.

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    kbeems25kbeems25 Registered User regular
    Awwwww poor Tychozzz!! :(

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Love those panel 1&3 faces.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    In the word mines, digging up bookshots.

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    bsctgodbsctgod Registered User regular
    That was me in the late 80s for sure, reading Dragon Magazine, yearning to take a road trip to Milwaukee. Alas, it never happened. Present day, though, I've gone the last 4 years and love it.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    Tycho is reading issue #138.
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    I similarly grew up with no access to cons. Nothing came anywhere close to where I lived. But boy could I read Dragon and dream about them.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    Tycho is reading issue #138.
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    I similarly grew up with no access to cons. Nothing came anywhere close to where I lived. But boy could I read Dragon and dream about them.
    I had that issue, too!

    GenCon is awesome, but it's a little crowded now:
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    Last time I went was 2012, and it was wall-to-wall with people back then. So much gamer funk! They've been expanding beyond the convention center, but it's definitely packed like sardines.

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    RavelleRavelle Registered User regular
    Tycho's face in panel 3 is just perfect.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    What is the thing swooping across Tychos torso in panel 2?

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    The car's trunk is open.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
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    TrueLinkTrueLink Registered User regular
    Gabe will be at GenCon? Oh, I'm definitely coming over to 2847 to say hi and check out Thornwatch.

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    RehabRehab Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    The car's trunk is open.

    Ohhhh, that makes more sense.

    Was thinking suitcase myself.

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    Temporal ParadoxTemporal Paradox Registered User regular
    Of course the year I decide to skip is the year Mike shows up.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Rehab wrote: »
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    The car's trunk is open.

    Ohhhh, that makes more sense.

    Was thinking suitcase myself.

    Ahhh yeah, i totally see that now. It was probably a lot more obvious before the speech bubbles were added.

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    ironheadironhead Registered User regular
    Hopefully this is a sign that we might finally get a release date for Thornwatch.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    ironhead wrote: »
    Hopefully this is a sign that we might finally get a release date for Thornwatch.

    What, "when the new frost hides behind a cloud and the fresh berries are ripe like a woman's laugh" isn't specific enough for you?

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Man, the forecast is for angry lion roar berries through 2020.

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    EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    Yes! After all the years of pining for Comic-Cons and PAXes, now you'll be in my territory. My cold, cheese-obsessed, inexplicable Republican-supporting territory...

    Still though! It would be neat seeing Gabe this week. I'm kind of surprised Tycho's not going, though. What with them both being kinda rich and successful and all.

    Is there any kind of Gen Con discussion or meetup going on?

    You know what? Nanowrimo's cancelled on account of the world is stupid.
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Last time I went was 2012, and it was wall-to-wall with people back then. So much gamer funk! They've been expanding beyond the convention center, but it's definitely packed like sardines.

    Yeah, that's my problem with cons (including PAX). I WANT to like them and want to go to them, but then I realize I hate people when there's more than about four or five of them in a room. Even when they're otherwise mostly good people. I am weak against crowds.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    My friend works for GenCon.

    That's all I got.

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    BursarBursar Hee Noooo! PDX areaRegistered User regular
    Yes! After all the years of pining for Comic-Cons and PAXes, now you'll be in my territory. My cold, cheese-obsessed, inexplicable Republican-supporting territory...

    Still though! It would be neat seeing Gabe this week. I'm kind of surprised Tycho's not going, though. What with them both being kinda rich and successful and all.

    Is there any kind of Gen Con discussion or meetup going on?

    Cold? The forecast calls for 92F and raining on Thursday. Imagine the funk when people don't want to leave the rooms to get fresh air...

    But, yeah, I'll be going to GenCon for the first (and probably last) time this year! If anybody wants to put together a meetup, let's do it.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    What game did Mike work on that Jerry didn't?

    What is this I don't even.
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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    What game did Mike work on that Jerry didn't?
    Thornwatch, apparently.

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    BursarBursar Hee Noooo! PDX areaRegistered User regular
    I just puzzled why Jerry couldn't go to GenCon if he really wanted to. If the two of them wanted to knock out two or three comics beforehand, they probably could have made the time.

    Then again, I'm sure I'm vastly oversimplifying things, and the PA Empire requires one of them to be present or it grinds to a halt.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    Jerry can go to Gencon whenever he wants but that isn't a very good premise for a comic

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    This confirms that Tycho is a portion of Jerry's inner self, like the cartoon on Lizzy McGuire or McGee and Me. Jerry has decided to stay home and poor Tycho is trapped there with him, while Gabe gets to tag along with Mike.

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    wallywestwallywest Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    For those of you who don't read the news posts, and I mean ALL the news posts not just the ones attached to the comic, you really need to. This comic, plus the "confidential" posts are just awesome.

    *Edit* Whoops, I actually meant the next comic. Whatever.

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    lionheartssjlionheartssj Bartertown Chief Merchant BartertownRegistered User regular
    Tycho's face in the last panel is hilarious.

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    Adam DuckieAdam Duckie Registered User regular
    I always dig the facial expressions. Funny stuff.

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