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Oops! This page has a cold! It needs to lie in bed for a little while.

No page right now. I won't say no page today because that's awful bleak, isn't it? But it's totally possible.

I slept a lot this weekend and this week has been 14 hour days at work, unforeseenedly, so I unfortunately have not gotten a chance to prepare a page.

I don't even have my computer right now! I'm writing this on my phone! That placeholder image was cropped and written on in Facebook Messenger. That's what I'm working with here, people!

Maybe I should try a page captioned with my phone, that could be funny.

Anyway, check back later! Maybe. I might be dead, who knows. But I'll be dead and rich.

(Because of the overtime.)

(I'm very tired.)
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3.10.2021, 5:09 AM
Take care. Better you run late now in a controlled manner than it spiral out of control because you pushed too hard.
3.10.2021, 7:30 AM
That's incredibly kind 😌 I'm hoping to have the page up tonight though
3.10.2021, 10:15 AM
Glad you're confident it is just s small delay, but let me explain my outlook.

I've fallen behind countless times on projects akin to this. Not webcomics, but things like Card of the Days, fanfics, even semi-formal threads on message boards. None of it was paid, but the first one is something I've done off and on since 2003 over at pojo.com.

Fanfics falling apart shouldn't be much of a surprise, but is probably the closest to writing a comic script. XP The recurring series of forum threads probably sounds the least intense, but it was actually the most, and what really burned the lesson into my brain.

It was about another hobby of mine (GURPS), and in cooperation with someone else, where we each were basically writing a short article to begin separate weekly discussions of a game mechanic. I had only left myself about a single working day's worth of prep time, but I basically needed the entire week to do it except for the simplest of mechanics!

I ended up taking hiatus after hiatus when life got busy and I almost constantly fell behind schedule. After my second or third massive gap, which had delayed the series by years, the other person contacted me, asking if I would let them take it over. Which was fine; I had been planning to ask them if they wanted it, and they were quite polite about it all.


So yeah, I'd rather you had a vacation, got healthy, and back in the groove than having RPG World abandoned again, or even have to go on a multi-year hiatus from burn out. XD
3.10.2021, 5:28 AM
Beast Within
I can wait another five years if you need a break. I've waited before and I'll wait again, so don't worry about missing a week. Take care of yourself.
3.10.2021, 7:31 AM
I'm glad you can wait 5 years because I sure as hell can't! Hoping to have the page up tonight. Thank you though 😆 I love having such dedicated readers
3.11.2021, 3:21 AM
Beast Within
Don't love me too much, I don't really do anything to support the work I enjoy other than comment. Deadbeats like me don't deserve love.
3.11.2021, 6:20 AM
I get excited about comments way more than you know.
3.10.2021, 8:34 AM
Blue_Elite (Guest)
We had the 1 year hiatus before. 1 day (or week) isn't going to kill anyone (but NOT waiting might kill Doomdragon6, get some sleep man!).
3.10.2021, 9:44 AM
Angel F
Angel F (Guest)
Just to echo the others, take care of yourself (both you and Atari), even if you find you have to take a week's break, a month's break or longer. Your health's more important than the comic!
3.10.2021, 11:28 AM
Risky (Guest)
Still shorter than the wait between the printings of RPG World volumes 1 and 2.
3.10.2021, 11:20 PM
Mackle (Guest)
Happy to see everyone saying the same thing. And I'm just going to repeat it.

Your health and well-being is more important than this comic, not just to you but to all of us. Your hard work, dedication, and passion shows how much love and respect you have for your audience so you can be damn sure we love and respect you right back. Pace yourself, right yourself, rest, recharge, take your time. Take a break this week, dude. Next week too if you need it. No rush.

We all want you to do this because you want to, not because you feel you have to :)


On a completely unrelated side note, check this track out I found: https://youtu.be/aTHNvL97q9c. Man I love this song. So chill and upbeat and that kick at 1:13 just sparkles. Feels like breathing out. Feels restorative, you know?

Be well, dude.
4.2.2021, 1:03 AM
Echoing the above comments.

- There are things higher on Maslow's hierarchy of needs that comes before Esteem/Self-actualization. (for your sake, I hope you aren't depending on this comic's audience for your Love and belonging. - That is much more effective with a small personal group, which you can interact with in person; to have conflicts with, but overcome them for the sake of connection.)

'Dead and rich' is still dead, and riches don't follow you to the grave. "What profit a man, if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?"

That said, as a quick page to let us know to not be anxious for something more drastic, I like this page! Good use of a screenshot, and I hope the page takes its medicine, gets some sleep and is feeling better in the morning. :)
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