Thursday, November 5, 2020

Legends of Gath #61; 64 Squares of Fury

 It's not all bad in Gath. It's mostly bad. But not all bad.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Legends of Gath #59: Election Night in Gath

 Well, here we are. Good luck out there, everyone. Businesses are being boarded up here in Los Angeles as we brace for turmoil. Let's all hope and pray people can remain calm regardless of the electoral outcome. 

     If you ever want to play through some of these scenarios, I suggest the following kind of character built off the usual retroclone idea:

Wasteland Explorer
Alignment: Lawful or Neutral
Armor Class 13 (leather jacket +2, Dex bonus +1)
Hit Dice 2
Hit Points 14 (Con bonus of +1 per hit die)
Move 30' (5 squares per round, 10 if running)
Save as: Fighter level 2
Attacks as: Fighter level 2 
     Machete: +2 to hit (strength bonus), 1d6+2 to damage
     9mm pistol: +1 to hit (Dex bonus), RoF 3, 1d6 damage, 12 rounds currently in magazine
Gear: Backpack with 1 gallon purified water, rations for 5 days, knife (1d4 damage), sleeping bag, razor, toothbrush, first aid kit (heals 1d4 points of damage)
Special Abilities: Cut Down the Vermin Like Wheat: If a foe is killed with a melee attack, you get a free attack on another foe provided he is in a square adjacent to the enemy just slain. 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Legends of Gath #58; The Return of the Queen

Fear not! Poppy has come to save Gath and to save us all. In the earliest iteration of Gath, Poppy was the only comprehensible form that the Angel of the Lord could assume. All other forms visible to humans caused mass death, mutation and frothing anger. It's better this way.

     Any of you doubters should take note of the fact that Poppy predicted this whole mess exactly three years before the shelter in place order came down in So. Cal. Scoreboard!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Legends of Gath #57; The Sword of Goliath

The Angel of the LORD was rolling straight 20s that night. 

     I can't find any reference to David keeping Goliath's sword after he used it to chop off the Philistine's head, but I like to think he did.

     REDACTED On a final note, I need to refrain from using the term "mutant." I never intended the living residents of Gath to be radiated mutants, but I accidentally used the term and it got stuck in my head. Oops.

     On a  final, final note, using a melee weapon instead of a gun in Gath yields 2x the xps for a kill. It's what Denzel Washington would want. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Legends of Gath #56; About That Life

Huh, I kind of forgot to draw the bathroom wall so it looks like the door is just suspended in space. Weird. 

     Burying King Saul's head might be a nice touch. Then again, he was forsaken by God so it gets complicated theology-wise. 

     After my head and hands melt from digesting jazz theory at the piano, I sometimes listen to "About That Life." It's simultaneously the best and worst thing I have ever seen. No apologies are made by that band. They know what they are and they revel in a chaotic realm of booze and implants. I'm not judging. It's glorious in its absurdity. The denizens of Gath love it. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Legends of Gath #55; Governor Gathmer

Life in the Gath-pocalypse continues to get weirder and more intense. I draw these absurd vignettes because it's all too much to comprehend. Best wishes to Gov. Whitmer and her family. She seems like an articulate, brave person. I'm glad her would-be assailants were so incompetent. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Legends of Gath #53; The king is dead! Long live the king!

I totes suggest running away from The Last King of Gath. That energy drain will get ya. Maybe Turtleneck Joe can load some silver tipped rounds for your rifle? That'd even things up, I think. Huh. Now I gotta figure out where the silver is going to come from. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Legends of Gath #52: Lights Out, Knives Out

It was pushing 120 on Sunday when the power went out. Within 10 minutes the sirens started roaring around town. Not gonna lie. I was totes jelly of my neighbor's generator. That thing mocked me for two blistering days. Oh well.