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Sword and Bored is an original MMORPG comic by artist Larry Everett and writer Jef Reahard. It stars Mo Powers, the Massively Overpowered mascot, and its 2015 run is made possible by those who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign and hit our chief stretch goal. As the comic's silent protagonist, Mo explores the oftentimes ridiculous tropes and memes of MMORPGs genre that those of us who play them too often take for granted.

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Complete Sword & Bored archive

Follow in Mo's footsteps from the very beginning of his journey!

Sword and Bored: Health buff (March 16, 2015) - Mo gets a bright idea when he realizes that MMORPG food inexplicably restores health -- and lots of it.
Sword and Bored: Newbie zone (March 23, 2015) - Mo loads into the game, unwittingly joining his first open PvP server and meeting new "friends."
Sword and Bored: 10 rats (April 6, 2015) - Mo undertakes his first kill-ten-rats quest and boggles at the array of loot those tiny rats possess.
Sword and Bored: Encumbrance (April 13, 2015) - Mo discovers that cognitive dissonance is required to make sense of MMO encumbrance systems.
Sword and Bored: Loot table (April 20, 2015) - Mo becomes discouraged when he finds his recent loot acquisition unsuitable for his class.
Sword and Bored: Boss fight (May 18, 2015) - Mo takes on an unimpressed crab miniboss with his newfound companions in his very first PUG.
Sword and Bored: Trade (June 1, 2015) - Mo learns that objects in this brave new world are all too often... bind-on-pickup.
Sword and Bored: Teleport (June 22, 2015) - Mo's companion demonstrates the proper way to deal with AFK grinders in their MMO.
Sword and Bored: Troll bridge (June 29, 2015) - Mo's favorite antagonists, the underwear ninjas, demonstrate how to properly guard the exit from the PvP zone.
Sword and Bored: Nerfs (July 6, 2015) - Mo falls asleep and awakens to some unexpected patch changes. Farming goblins will never be the same.
Sword and Bored: Re-trolling (July 13, 2015) - The nefarious underwear ninjas KaptianKuddles and DrL0v3 continue their griefing campaign. Mo's tanking buddy AnneSpanc co-stars.
Sword and Bored: Fishing (July 20, 2015) - Mo finally finds something in his MMORPG that consumes all his time... all his time.
Sword and Bored: Expansion (August 3, 2015) - An expansion released for Mo's game, and Amilya is excited to show him -- maybe too excited.
Sword and Bored: Pub roleplay (August 10, 2015) - Mo's companion Amilya stops into the local pub to get a quick drink. Can't a woman just get a drink already?!
Sword and Bored: TEF (September 14, 2015) - Mo dumps his loot at a junk vendor and learns all about temporary enemy flagging.
Sword and Bored: To the rescue (September 21, 2015) - Mo deals with the effects of a PvP flag while trying to evade players and NPCs during his escape from town.
Sword and Bored: Player bounties (September 28, 2015) - Mo has made many friends while playing his MMO, but there is always that one friend he can count on... right?
Sword and Bored: Ready check (October 12, 2015) - Mo joins his first raid. The first boss fight has been explained and everyone is ready, right? Right?
Sword and Bored: Alt (November 23, 2015) - Thanks to his friend Amilya, Mo has finally rolled up an alt -- but has he really?
Sword and Bored: Dye job (November 30, 2015) - Mo demos his MMO's new dye combos for his most discerning buddy Amilya.