April 16th, 2012
I smell... exposition!
posted at 3:37am on April 16th, 2012
Why, whatever would make you think --
CAPTAIN, THE WORD BALLOON DENSITY IS INCREASING! I BELIEVE WE ARE ENTERING AN EXPOSITION FIELD!
posted at 2:33pm on April 16th, 2012
Divert auxiliary power to the shields! Close all communication channels! All hands: brace for impact!
posted at 4:58am on April 30th, 2012
So, I wonder what happens when a necromancer miscasts? The zombie doesn't come back to life or something? Surely that would be easy to cover up.
posted at 5:53am on April 16th, 2012
They probably eat the caster. Or explode. Possibly both.
posted at 3:54am on April 18th, 2012
Necromancers always get a bad rap... I wonder what this one did to deserve his.
posted at 6:36am on April 16th, 2012
Maybe - but only maybe - it has to do something with them raising the decaying bodies of the dead and upsetting the natural order of things. But that's just a guess... ;)
posted at 5:35am on April 18th, 2012
I forgot Jonan was in this story! I AM SO EXCITED!!!
posted at 7:21am on April 16th, 2012
Fun fact: healing spells in D&D are classified as necromancy.
posted at 7:22am on April 16th, 2012
Which is... kinda weird in D&D, to be honest! Why you would refer to something that is the manipulation of both positive AND negative energy as "necromancy" I am... not really sure. OH WELL.
But generally speaking, I do really like the concept of necromancy and healing magic being two sides of the same coin -- rather than being opposed arts like you might think at first, they're just two different uses of the same kind of magic. It makes a kind of sense to me!
posted at 2:12pm on April 16th, 2012
Months-late nerd pedantry opportunity! "Archive comment section that will never again be read" obscure bonus multiplier!
Unless 4e did something funny (does 4e even still have the same spell schools? I never got into it), the whole thing of healing being necromancy was pre-3e. The justification was that necromancy involved manipulating life energy, so healing was under its general aegis.
In 3e (and 3.5, and Pathfinder), cure and inflict spells got shuffled over to Conjuration magic, because they were re-written as calling positive or negative energy from other planes/sources entirely. Instead of just bolstering or draining someone's life energy, you were giving them more life energy or applying anti-life-energy to them (kind of like matter meeting antimatter).
Months-late nerd pedant, away!
posted at 9:41pm on November 19th, 2012
Oh okay, I didn't know which editions did it, but I DID know that healing is Conjuration in 3.5 -- that's the system I usually play in. xD I like the idea of death magic and life magic being two sides of the same coin (OBVIOUSLY SINCE I USED IT).... but for the way D&D set it up, having them together was, as I said, weird, mostly because of the plane issue you mentioned.
(P.S. - I get notified of all comments, so I actually do read them all! >u> )
posted at 12:56pm on November 23rd, 2012
Funny... in the spell system of the Elder Scrolls games, all Necromancy falls under Conjuration... on account of basically summoning Daedra to animate corpses and whatnot.
posted at 8:03am on March 9th, 2016
Now I want to know what the ASL for "necromancer" is, if there is one.
posted at 10:20am on April 16th, 2012
@ShinyHappyGoth Something tells me it's something simple like the signs for "death wizard".
posted at 10:58am on April 16th, 2012
I like that! Though the only sign for wizard I could find amuses me more than it should.
But no, that kinda thing! Death Runewriter (Whatever the sign for runewriter is, I still need to figure this out shhhhhhh) or even Zombie Person (since that can be used to indicate profession, like how Teacher is basically TEACH PERSON) or something like that.
posted at 2:27pm on April 16th, 2012
*cracks up at link* Pointy!
posted at 2:58pm on April 16th, 2012
EEE. JONAN WILL BE INTRODUCED SOON, YES? 8D
Lady's face in panel four is awesome.
posted at 12:50pm on April 16th, 2012
Me thinks Sev hasn't actually gotten around much. Though good for him that someone realizes his plight xD
posted at 2:10pm on April 16th, 2012
Jonan is mentioned.... YAY~
I love Severan's expressions on this page, but I especially like the gard-lady's face in panel four. It's so awesome to see female faces that aren't perfect, if that makes sense.
posted at 6:33pm on April 16th, 2012
I am probably more intrigued by this hair color-changing thing than I should be. Also, first stranger not to jump to conclusions about Sev? I think I like this chick.
Also, your little blurb on the pointer made me lol. ;)
posted at 3:57am on April 18th, 2012
We don't know much about other Runewriters either! xD Explain explain explain~!
posted at 4:47pm on April 21st, 2012
Comment by Glew
Oh, necromancers... Why am I surprised? Now we can all be looking forward to rune-zombies. Wonder if their heads explode... ;p
posted at 2:51am on April 16th, 2012