#625 - Summon: Foraize
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#625 - Summon: Foraize
1/7/2020

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Hehehe. This strip makes me chuckle.

For anyone who may not remember, Summons are just monsters! Well... Most of the time. Cherry’s very first summon was in Page #133, where she summoned Angst Filled Teen.

Then her first real summon on Page #192, Nexion...

Then Galgarion summons Aroth on Page #339...

To which Cherry responds by trying to summon Shida on Page #340...

But gets Dilton the Intern instead.

Oh! And Howard summons Big Mubble on Page #83. Can't forget that!

So! Aside from Angst Filled Teen, Summons are just monsters who live in South City, perhaps as their job or under contract basis. (Then again, an Angst Filled Teen can be its own monster.)

By the way, you guys have been going HAM on the TV Tropes page! I'm loving seeing how you guys interpret things. Keep it up!

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1.8.2020, 12:13 AM
RazorD9
Well,least he doesn't have to worry about saving those little monsters anymore.

This was dark and hilarious.
1.8.2020, 7:20 AM
DoomDragon6
*bow* thank you thank you
1.8.2020, 9:05 AM
Otaku
In video games, this is funny.

In real life, not so much.

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Oh, wait! I haven't gone insane! I'm talking about at the gaming table, using a pen & paper RPG. XD I don't recall ever having had to deal with it myself, but I've heard the horror stories about players that actually do expect Experience Points for even incidental kills like the above.

I'm not saying my old gaming group didn't have similar arguments; it helped we mostly played games like WEG Star Wars or GURPS, so you didn't actually get XP (or the equivalent) for kills. Well, unless they were plot relevant. ;)
1.8.2020, 11:49 AM
Ian the Great
Fortunately, the old school idea that you get XP by killing monsters is mostly gone in modern role playing. You always hear about players who sneak past a minotaur and so they get no experience despite defeating the encounter, or players who befriend the kobold leader, and so they don't get the pile of experience they would've gotten for icing a sovereign leader. I'm really happy that XP just kinda comes at you for just showing up nowadays. Makes it less like a video game and more like social time with your friends.
1.8.2020, 3:39 PM
Otaku
Good point, Ian. I mean, my "old group" was from way back in high school, so mid-1990s to early 2000s. The only game we played where kills in and of themselves lead to Experience Points was D&D 3e, and by then, other stuff got you XP as well.
1.8.2020, 12:57 PM
Lurker
Lurker (Guest)
If he puts on his reading glasses, will he be Eightaize?
1.8.2020, 5:46 PM
Vin
Vin (Guest)
Brutal
1.9.2020, 1:03 PM
Qu
Qu (Guest)
First bloo..
Double Kil..
Triple Kil..
MmMmMmMONSTER KILL (kill kill)
1.9.2020, 3:42 PM
Blue_Elite
Blue_Elite (Guest)
The monsters really need to take a hint from Adventurers! and just bind their essence to the summoning realm rather than contract themselves. Less issues with bad timing.

I assume that because humans are the real monsters (or so I've been told) and teens are monsters to humans, summoning spells randomly pick them if the summoner is unfocused and just looking for any monster.

That joke at the end had me actually LOL. Still does whenever I re-read it. XD
1.9.2020, 5:19 PM
DoomDragon6
Same, Atari really nailed the comedic timing on this one
1.9.2020, 5:48 PM
Ian the Great
I really appreciate those annotations of the various summons in the series. Do you think Ian J. still pays for that site? I mean, I tried crossing over to read the other side of the Adventure! and Stubble Comics cross overs, and both those sites are 404 errors theses days. I'd love to reread Stubble.
1.9.2020, 6:53 PM
DoomDragon6
So those are Keenspot links, where it was originally hosted.

rpgworldcomic.com, however, is owned by someone(?) else now and largely is blank or inactive. I looked into buying it myself, but didn't get anywhere.

So currently, those links and the links to the original comic on page 1 go to the Keenspot site.
1.9.2020, 10:08 PM
Beast Within
I don't think Hero would have any problem with it. The others probably wouldn't be happy about getting exp that way.

Hero he'd probably start asking Cherry to summon just to get more exp.
1.13.2020, 11:01 PM
Skunkybrains
Skunkybrains (Guest)
Well that was... dark.

Wait, in would it be possible to summon the very monster you are fighting if some freak luck occured?
1.13.2020, 11:26 PM
DoomDragon6
Intriguing idea! I'll be sure to delete your comment when I steal the idea for a future gag!
1.15.2020, 6:21 AM
Beast Within
You didn't delete it fast enough to so I've taken a screen shot.

Wouldn't it be fair just to give Skunkybrains credit in the comic comments where you use the stolen idea?
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