spirit fighters

Context: Fighter had a zombie on her leg, attacked it with a warhammer, exploded the zombie’s head and also her lower leg. We finally made it to a town with decent medical capabilities. The fighter is arguing about the price of a prosthetic. Our druid is a dwarf that turned himself into a bear, he’s helping the healers 

Druid: You don’t need a prosthetic right away! You wouldn’t be able to use it until the swelling and stitches healed. 

Fighter: Healing magic can fix that stuff. I hope… 

Druid: Mate, I’m a bear, not a miracle worker.


Some killer titles for the curious (and legal) anime fan:

AKIRA (in Japanese) Katsuhiro Otomo

PRINCESS MONONOKE (Neil Gaiman scripted dub) Hayao Miyazaki

MEMORIES Katsuhiro Otomo

GHOST IN THE SHELL (original in Japanese) Mamoru Oshii

JIN ROH (in Japanese) Hiroyuki Okiura

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER (in English) Mamoru Oshii, Rumiko Takahashi

WINGS OF HONNEAMISE (in Japanese) Gainax

BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE (in Japanese) Hiroyuki Kitakubo

COWBOY BEBOP (in English)  Shinichirō Watanabe

THE GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (In Japanese) Hayao Miyazaki

FUTURE BOY CONAN (in Japanese) Hayao Miyazaki

GALAXY EXPRESS 999 (in English) Leiji Matsumoto

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (in English or Japanese) Hayao Miyazaki

VAMPIRE HUNTER D (Original, in Japanese) Hideyuki Kikuchi 

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (in Japanese or English) Hayao Miyazaki

NINJA SCROLL (in English or Japanese) Yoshiaki Kawajiri

WICKED CITY (in English or Japanese) Hideyuki Kikuchi 


PARANOIA AGENT (English or Japanese) Satoshi Kon

PERFECT BLUE (in Japanese) Satoshi Kon

TOKYO GODFATHERS (in Japanese) Satoshi Kon

THE END OF EVANGELION (in Japanese) Gainax

PAPRIKA (in Japanese) Satoshi Kon

TOKYO GODFATHERS (in Japanese) Satoshi Kon

SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN (in Japanese) Ryutaro Nakamura

METROPOLIS (in English or Japanese) Osamu Tezuka Remake

SPIRITED AWAY (in Japanese) Hayao Miyazaki

NAUSSICA VALLEY OF THE WIND (in Japanese) Hayao Miyazaki

Some of these titles are originally for younger audiences, but are listed because their merit and/or vintage also appeals to mature audiences. 

The Power of Friendship (Ruined my Final Boss)

Context: (Same group as the story about six-inch goblin dick, but different story, different submitter.) It’s my first time DMing, an it’s everyone else’s first time playing. The party consists of a Goblin Bard, (Gobbo) Halfling Rogue, (Milo) and a Human Fighter (Knottley). Long story short, the Bard failed to listen to sincere advise from an NPC, failed some critical rolls, and ended up as a Chaotic Evil Lich.

[Sometime halfway through the Lich’s health]

Fighter, OOC: Can I ask him to… not do this?

DM: Yes, you can make a persuasion check. [Pause.] Talking is a free action.

Fighter, OOC: Oh! Then I’ll do it.

Fighter: Little Goblin man, do not do this! We are friends.

DM: Roll persuasion.

Fighter, OOC: … That’s a five. Minus three.

[Laughter from around the table.]

DM: Alright, Gobbo, roll to see if you get a nat 1 against persuasion. 

Bard, OOC: Okay. [Rolls a nat 1]

[A good moment of stunned silence, and then laughter from everyone but me.]

DM: Alright. Alright. Alright. Cool. That’s great.

Bard, OOC: I’m sorry.

DM: No, I love it! I love it! So, Gobbo, this speech, it pulls at your heart strings. You remember, you are not a murderer, you are a scholarly goblin. You went to college-

Bard, OOC: The college of swords!

DM: [sighs] Yes, the college of swords. You remember, that these people are your friends, and you are not a killer. So…

[I wrap up the story line, (entailing the power of flight, as well as beating up the person who sent them on the quest and Gobbo becoming the “court lich”) and after some laughter (once again, everyone but me,)…]

DM: Oh my god. [Fighter’s Player], this is your folk hero destiny! You saved the world from an awful lich!

Fighter, OOC: Oh my god, I did!

DM: With the power of friendship!

Bard, OOC: Because of a nat 1…

DM: Good god, this is a power of friendship story! My worst nightmare!

[Laughter ensues.]


Watch Foo Fighters, Rick Astley Rickroll Tokyo Music Festival
Band teases “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” instead play grungy version of “Never Gonna Give You Up”

You are...

Aries- The initiator, the warrior, the baby, the fast paced, the clumsy footsteps, the blunt, the protector, the first, the empiricist, the adventurer. 

Taurus- The Sensuous, The loyal, the clairessence, the nostalgic, the steadfast, the consistent, the determined, the creative, the subtly authoritative, the internalized. 

Gemini- The trickster, the changeable, the twins, the doppelganger, the nonsensical, the curious, the witty, the intellectual, the trouble maker, the sociable. 

Cancer- The retrospective, the nurturer, the unstable, the lunar, the sensitive, the intuitive, the protector, the compassionate, the devoted, the homely. 

Leo- The theatrical, the ego, the benevolent, the loyal, the self critical, the truthful, the royal, the generous, the cheerful, the expressive.

Virgo- The internalized, the analytical, the helpful, the caring, the server, the compulsive, the attentive to detail, the worrier, the thoughtful, the dedicated.

Libra- The charmer, the socialite, the undecided, the balanced, the graceful, the diplomat, the intellectual, the creative, the romantic, the easy going.

Scorpio- The private, the paranoid, the oracle, the passionate, the tenacious, the investigator, the isolated, the committed, the omniscient, the obsessive. 

Sagittarius- The philosopher, the comic, the optimistic, the nomad, the wanderer, the free spirit, the freedom fighter, the restless, the blunt, the truth finder. 

Capricorn- The climber, the determined, the practical, the hard working, the provider, the organised, the internalized, the realistic, the clockwork, the composed. 

Aquarius- The eccentric, the futuristic, the humanitarian, the alien, the intellectual, the independent, the impartial, the objective, the electric, the detached.  

Pisces- The Clairvoyant, the believer, the empathetic, the hippy, the malleable, the artistic, the escapist, the stoner, the pacifist, the understanding. 



[ Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8 / Part 9 ]

Undyne (Undertale) // Yumetarō (Gimmick!)

Rokusho (Medarot / Medabots) // Nakoruru (Samurai Spirits / Samurai Shodown)

Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury / Garō Densetsu and King of Fighters)

ARE YOU OKAY?! These are it, we’ve finally reached the end of all the characters I’ve drawn so far. This batch specifically has, I feel, most of my best drawings and most polished ones. I’ll probably revisit this and draw some more but for now this is the last part. Did I draw one of your favorite characters? Did this make you discover a cool character or game that you now like that you previously didn’t know of? I hope it did.

Also, for those curious and because I kept track of it, the final color count of all the illustrations together is of 37 different colors (counting the background as a color).


Mobile Suit Gundam: EX Revue / 機動戦士ガンダム EX-REVUE (Arcade -  Allumer - 1994) bears some striking resemblances to a few fighting games, most notably Samurai Shodown / Samurai Spirits (1993), Street Fighter II (1991), Super Street Fighter II (1993) and X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994).