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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Gylnne
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Gylnne

breetoplay LOL!

McFatter
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McFatter

agemyth I did not realize that until reading your comment.

McFatter
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McFatter

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

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

At least you took a fitting name for your comic. The guy doesnt have a sword, but Im definetly bored

agemyth
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agemyth

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

MEGALUS
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MEGALUS

ManastuUtakata WildarX Siphaed It depends on whether or not he crucifies mages.

MEGALUS
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MEGALUS

Darthbawl I believe the term is average-size-Pandaren.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

breetoplay Hahaha, that's fantastic. I could never get into those games, but they were interesting to hear about.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Greaterdivinity The Sims! Eat chinese food, gain 50 pounds; run on a treadmill for an hour, become a supermodel... just like in real life.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

BalsBigBrother breetoplay Aralithful EO_Lonegun I highly recommend a hands-on so you can test it for yourself! :D

DPandaren
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DPandaren

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

krieglich
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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

Kanbe
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Kanbe

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

wolfyseyes
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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.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

breetoplay Wratts BigMikeyOcho 
I've crossed my sevens since I was in early high school, just for visual clarilty. 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.

CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

JonBuck This

CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

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

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

NoYou 
That's a programmers' habit.
And old school at that.

NoYou
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NoYou

Wratts breetoplay BigMikeyOcho I do that too! Though my zeroes are crossed diagonally.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

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

Damonvile
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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!

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

breetoplay BalsBigBrother Aralithful EO_Lonegun  I will bow to you superior knowledge :-)

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

breetoplay This! Soo much this! LOL Nailed it Bree.

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BalsBigBrother Aralithful EO_Lonegun Having worn spanx and a corset before I'd say spanx are more like angry pantyhose... corsets are ribcrushers :D

WildarX
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WildarX

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

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Wratts breetoplay BigMikeyOcho Being contrary. Like how it looks, especially the z. :D I SPELL GREY "GREY" TOO! <3

Vexia
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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?

Damonvile
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Damonvile

WildarX Sometimes you just have to go crazy and click stuff :)

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Making my own Mo plushie is going to be easier if he keeps it up. It'll just be a round felt ball with green plume and a slit for the eyes.

ashfyn
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ashfyn

Love it.  Perfect title.

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

EO_Lonegun It's made from spandexium - thats' the metal that makes chainmail bikinis so comfortable - and on the rare occasion when proper plate armor is worn, it does't restrict breast physics.

MesaSage
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MesaSage

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

Wratts
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Wratts

breetoplay BigMikeyOcho How did you pick up the flags on the 7's or crossing the zeroes?  Don't see many Americans doing that

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Aralithful EO_Lonegun oh I see a modern take on a corset to artificially make people conform to the dream shape that we should all aspire to if you believe the advertising PR crap /sigh

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Aralithful EO_Lonegun this must be an American thing as I have no idea what Spanx is.  Time for some googlefu I guess. :-)

breetoplay
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breetoplay

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.

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

Nice character design.

Syppi
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Syppi

WildarX To go to other comic strips in the series!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

WildarX Siphaed 
MO is a closeted Mage, whose sick of being one shotted while adorning cloth. :(

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

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

WildarX
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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...

BriarGrey
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BriarGrey

Aralithful EO_Lonegun lol spanx chainx, omg! That's awesome

krieglich
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krieglich

I LOVE MO, he's so cute! <3

JonBuck
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JonBuck

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

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

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

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

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

Siphaed
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Siphaed

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

BalsBigBrother
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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> :-)

WildarX
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WildarX

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

Kherova
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Kherova

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

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