Sword and Bored is an original MMORPG comic by artist Larry Everett and writer Jef Reahard. It stars Mo, the Massively Overpowered mascot, and its 2015 run was 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. The archive below will allow you to peruse all the strips, or you can click over to the very first comic and navigate in-post through each edition. [Follow this comic’s RSS feed]
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Mo falls asleep and awakens to some unexpected patch changes. Farming goblins will never be the same.
Mo's favorite antagonists, the underwear ninjas, demonstrate how to properly guard the exit from the PvP zone.
Mo's companion demonstrates the proper way to deal with AFK grinders in their MMO.
Mo discovers the value of MMO friends in the pursuit of sweet, sweet revenge.
Mo learns that ranged classes make the best kill-stealers.
Mo learns that objects in this brave new world are all too often... bind-on-pickup.
Mo downs his first miniboss, only to see one of his "friends" abscond with the loot.
Mo takes on an unimpressed crab miniboss with his newfound companions in his very first PUG.
While out hunting his foe, the skeptical crab, Mo meets new friends!
Mo decides to check out the "hide helmet" option all the kids are talking about lately.
Mo is offscreen for a week, but we get a chance to see just what the NPCs are up to behind the scenes.
Mo becomes discouraged when he finds his recent loot acquisition unsuitable for his class.
Mo discovers that cognitive dissonance is required to make sense of MMO encumbrance systems.
Mo undertakes his first kill-ten-rats quest and boggles at the array of loot those tiny rats possess.
Realizing that open PvP servers are wretched hives of scum and villainy, Mo decides to reroll.
Mo loads into the game, unwittingly joining his first open PvP server and meeting new "friends."
Mo gets a bright idea when he realizes that MMORPG food inexplicably restores health -- and lots of it.
Our fearless protagonist, Mo Powers, loads into the class selection screen. Might he roll an Entertainer?
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