Sword and Bored: Health buff

Mo is off to a good start in his MMO. He's picked his class; he has some sick armor. But before heading out into battle he's got to buff himself up. What better way to do that than a good hearty breakfast?

This week, Jef and I would like to give a shout out to our editor-in-chief, Bree Royce, for lending her handwriting to the comic strip. As any graphic artist knows, the perfect lettering is really hard to find. Usually, we end up settling on the closest one to what we envision, but it's rarely perfect. This week, I asked Bree to write out some words and letters on paper, scan them, and send them to me. It turned out perfectly. So the font that you see in Sword and Bored is based off Bree's own handwriting, and Jef and I love it. Thanks, Bree.

Now on to the comic strip...

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McFatter
McFatter

That actually looks like a real sunday comics font, so my compliments to the chef.

Oleg Chebeneev
Oleg Chebeneev

At least you took a fitting name for your comic. The hero will eventually get a sword, and reading this Im bored

agemyth
agemyth

I just noticed your clever usage of Mo's helmet tassel thing...

DPandaren
DPandaren

This is an accurate representation of my time in Skyrim with SPERG giving me stat points from eating. 

Kanbe
Kanbe

That last panel makes me glad he didn't decide to roll a dancer

wolfyseyes
wolfyseyes

The emotive plume is probably one of the best designs of this character. He's so incredibly expressive without being vocal. I love it.

CthulhuDawg
CthulhuDawg

If only there was a way to +like articles...

krieglich
krieglich

@Enikuo Good idea, my mom loves making such things for me. Ok, I guess sometimes she sighs and thinks her 40+y old son is out of his mind, with Sackboys and stuff, but I don't care. :D

ashfyn
ashfyn

Love it.  Perfect title.

MesaSage
MesaSage

I'm probably late to the dance with this, but "Overpowered Media Group"?  OMG!

Oh, and I'm lovin' Mo.

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@MesaSage To my lawyer's credit, he didn't even flinch when we submitted that name for our LLC. :P

ManastuUtakata
ManastuUtakata

...I think that's a "stacking health buff" as opposed to just a "health buff". o.O

JonBuck
JonBuck

I like how you're using Mo's plume for expressions.

Darthbawl
Darthbawl

Did Mo change his class to [a fat] Monk? :D

BigMikeyOcho
BigMikeyOcho

Nice handwriting, Bree! I like that idea, too. Making a font based off of one's own handwriting.

Vexia
Vexia

@Wratts @breetoplay @BigMikeyOcho Bree, your handwriting is really good!

I cross 0s when I don't want them to be confused with Os. But I really don't think I've seen many people doing either of those things (here in America). I'm curious to know, in which countries is it more common to that?

mysecretid
mysecretid

@breetoplay @Wratts @BigMikeyOcho 

I've crossed my sevens since I was in early high school, just for visual clarity. You can tell at a glance what it is.

I only cross my zeroes when confusion with ohs seems likely, though.


And yeah, Bree, it's "grey" in my universe as well.

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@BigMikeyOcho I told Larry he should sell the service. :D It's really creepy/cool and it really does look just like my writing hehe.

Siphaed
Siphaed

MO is a warrior.   Go fig the opportunity popular class.   Nerd warriors, nerd Mo

WildarX
WildarX

@Siphaed Mo is a knight!  I've been pleading for weeks for him to be addressed as Sir Mo!  And how do I know he's a knight...I'll let Hotpie answer...

WildarX
WildarX

Love this one!  I don't understand the first and previous arrows under the strip, what are they for?

Syppi
Syppi moderator

@WildarX To go to other comic strips in the series!

WildarX
WildarX

Lol, I clicked the arrows, or tried to at least, 3 hours ago and nothing happened.  I guess my interweb was broke! ;-P

Kherova
Kherova

The title of this column just cracks me up every time!

amoranth
amoranth

Mo definitely needs to reroll as the entertainer class now that he's discovered this particular buff. His dps would be off the charts, it hurts just thinking about it. Not to mention his tanking potential, everybody knows chainmail bikini's provide the highest protection stats in the game. He'd be the Irresistible force and the imMovable object.

Damonvile
Damonvile

@amoranth I don't think I'd want to see a pair of moobs stuffed into a chainmail bikini. The skinny version in the last episode was bad enough!

bambocheur
bambocheur

Would love it if each slide could expand full page when clicked on, like digital comics I've read in newspapers and my comixology app.

BalsBigBrother
BalsBigBrother

@AilsaN10 <munch chew munch, gulp> no idea what you are talking about ... um ..  hey pass the turkey leg over here and the mayo. What?   No I don't need a spoon for the mayo just give the the entire jar  <savages turkey leg like a starving dog with a bone> :-)

Celestia
Celestia

Nice 'plate helm of infinite expressions' he's got there.

bossrprouse
bossrprouse

Hah! And that is why caps are put in place, because we players would certainly do just that.