Angband - Tales From The Pit. January 2007 to June 2007

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January 1, 2007 - It's Not Funny With Ninjas

And this comic marks the first anniversary of Tales From The Pit. Huzzah, I'm still going, with over 220 strips of my own up :)

January 2, 2007 - Screw You, Einstein

Science and Magic aren't meant to be mixed, really. It tends to get messy.

January 3, 2007 - Just Checking

Better than a remote control.

January 4, 2007 - The Dark Library

They had a very good series on the best way to cook Mushrooms of Hallucination.

January 5, 2007 - Mathemagic

Eru was getting rather tired of rebuilding the universe every time someone discovered this little trick.

January 8, 2007 - Foushta

The Berlinghoff school of arguments considered Explorington's countermove to be amateur.

January 9, 2007 - Root Equals God

The inventor of m-mail was actually one of the Nazgul, though the Trolls get the credit.

January 10, 2007 - Time Is Money

No DeLoreans were harmed in the making of this strip.

January 11, 2007 - A Nice Night Out

Nutritious, but dull.

January 12, 2007 - Curiosity Killed The Cat

It's the little petty triumphs that make life so interesting.

January 15, 2007 - The Dudley's Dungeon Crossover (1/5)

Welcome to the first of a crossover series between Tales From The Pit and the NetHack comic Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding Dudley's Dungeon strip may be found here :-)

January 16, 2007 - The Dudley's Dungeon Crossover (2/5)

Welcome to the second of a crossover series between Tales From The Pit and the NetHack comic Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding Dudley's Dungeon strip may be found here

January 17, 2007 - The Dudley's Dungeon Crossover (3/5)

Welcome to the third of a crossover series between Tales From The Pit and the NetHack comic Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding Dudley's Dungeon strip may be found here

January 18, 2007 - The Dudley's Dungeon Crossover (4/5)

Welcome to the fourth of a crossover series between Tales From The Pit and the NetHack comic Dudley's Dungeon. The corresponding Dudley's Dungeon strip may be found here

January 19, 2007 - The Dudley's Dungeon Crossover (5/5)

Welcome to the final comic of a crossover series between Tales From The Pit and the NetHack comic Dudley's Dungeon. Goodbye Dudley, it was nice to see you! The corresponding Dudley's Dungeon strip may be found here

January 22, 2007 - Guest Strip 19 - The Storyteller

A guest strip by Greyknight

January 23, 2007 - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors 8

On sale some time never.

January 24, 2007 - The Long And Winding Code

Behind the scenes?

January 25, 2007 - The Prize Is A Teddy Bear

Last year's hunt ended in disaster when someone tried to borrow one of the Nazgul's rings while he was still wearing it.

January 26, 2007 - The Time Is Now

Complete circles are prettier.

January 29, 2007 - Look! An Obvious Explosion!

It's the squelch afterwards that makes it so amusing.

January 30, 2007 - You Never Know Who's Listening

Ironically enough, the Listening God, worshipped by many of the Ogres is deaf.

January 31, 2007 - At Foundation Level

More from the denizens of the world

February 1, 2007 - Third Edition

On the bright side, twelve and twenty sided dice are pretty.

February 2, 2007 - My Life

It was simple called "Me"

February 5, 2007 - Dinner Party

Just because they're pure evil doesn't mean they don't like to socialise. And Sauron cooks a mean Trollfinger stew.

February 6, 2007 - The Angband Etiquette Guide - 18

Gratitude is the currency of civilisation.

February 7, 2007 - Fashion and Style

White was the new black. Which was the new green. Which was the new purple. Which was the new spandex.

February 8, 2007 - Loop De Loop

Round and Round the times we go, and round and round again.

February 9, 2007 - The Modern Prometheus

It's aliiiiiiive!

February 12, 2007 - Variant Source

Other worlds exist, you know.

February 13, 2007 - Karma's Penalty

What will you return as?

February 14, 2007 - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors - 9

A little rampant commercialism for Valentine's Day.

February 15, 2007 - Ping Pong

The record was two hundred and seventeen volleys, needing fifty recharge scrolls and eighteen wands.

February 16, 2007 - Mrs Lovett's General Store

More hot pies!

February 19, 2007 - Missed Opportunity

The swearword in question can make your ears implode if you're closer than three paces.

February 20, 2007 - The Parental Answer

Didn't you get this answer from your parents? Without the fireball.

February 21, 2007 - Judgement Tastes Good

Mmmmm... garlic.

February 22, 2007 - Not Quite Captain Planet

By your powers combined, I am... an anti-climax

February 23, 2007 - The Anecdote To The Poison

Brain... melting out of ears.

February 26, 2007 - Disney Business

Did you know Nar had six brothers?

February 27, 2007 - Come Back To The Circus

Custard pies, unicycles and trapezes!

February 28, 2007 - The RNG At Work

Well, someone has to screw the player over.

March 1, 2007 - Foiled By Waistline

The stretchmarks were hideous.

March 2, 2007 - Classification

The journal gained several new subscriptions from this issue.

March 5, 2007 - Early Arrival

Going up?

March 6, 2007 - The Dangers of a PhD in Logic

Thinking too much makes your brain go weeble.

March 7, 2007 - At Written Level

The power of the active text.

March 8, 2007 - The Angband Etiquette Guide - 19


March 9, 2007 - Appeal to Insecurity

Breaking up the relationship is cruel.

March 12, 2007 - The Cultured Elite

I've always wondered about learning Italian.

March 13, 2007 - Dry Rags

Is this where I start singing "Ring of Fire"?

March 14, 2007 - Other Perspectives

Some perspectives are a bit limited.

March 15, 2007 - Yes, I Make These Up

Who needs reader mail when you have lies?

March 16, 2007 - Many Layers

Reality is what you make of it. This is one of my favourite comics, for some reason.

March 19, 2007 - Armagedd-non

The local LARP club wasn't well attended

March 21, 2007 - Traffic Control

Level 233 was an experimental design with double width corridors. It was cautiously proclaimed a success.

March 22, 2007 - Try This On A Friend

This strip even made me hungry when I drew it.

March 23, 2007 - Unoriginal

To my predecessor - thanks for being so great and inspiring me to do a webcomic in the first place :)

March 26, 2007 - McAngbands

Finest grease! Best rot! Salmonella surprise!

March 27, 2007 - Offspring

Another one of the kids...

March 28, 2007 - Artifact Rot

Who needs breadcrumbs, Hansel?

March 29, 2007 - Light Refreshments

You don't want to know what happened when he needed the bathroom.

March 30, 2007 - Haiku Day

Constrained speech and thought | Let poems be created | Of bad quality

April 2, 2007 - Using Science is Cheating

Has no-one considered the environmental impact of collapsing wavefunctions whereever you look! Shut your eyes, for God's sake! Think of the children!

April 3, 2007 - Hyperinflation

Can you say "Weimar Republic"?

April 4, 2007 - What Is Past

Well, they do have to come from somewhere.

April 5, 2007 - Watermelons Were Involved

You don't want to know.

April 6, 2007 - Canine Classification

Scientific journals do good business in Angband. Mainly because their offices and printing presses are in a heavily guarded, double walled, uber-defended vault. They're smart in other ways. Also please note that the strips aren't necessarily posted in order ;-)

April 9, 2007 - Guest Strip 20 - Wimbledon

Martin Bazley's look at the sporting events in Angband

April 10, 2007 - I'm Sticking With ASCII

Somehow, this strip wouldn't be well done in these forms.

April 11, 2007 - Or Maybe A Mobius Strip

Screw you, Euclid.

April 12, 2007 - Mere Pawns

Games of Go were frequently quite chaotic.

April 13, 2007 - Alice

You're supposed to drink from the other side of the bottle.

April 16, 2007 - The Spice Is Life

Shallot-Hulud be praised!

April 17, 2007 - Well, He Got An Answer

Fortunately, the condition was cured by quaffing a potion of Augmentation.

April 18, 2007 - Food Fight!

Beware of the low flying peppermints.

April 19, 2007 - Mitosis

Divide and Conquer!

April 20, 2007 - Before Resurrection

4 4 4 4 4 4 would be an orc.

April 23, 2007 - Corrosion

Mmmmmmm... redox.

April 24, 2007 - Arms Race

It was a very cold war...

April 25, 2007 - Once Upon A Time, In China

It *was* a good lesson though...

April 26, 2007 - Once Upon A Time, In China... 2

The ability to shout "Haaaaaaiya!" and do a karate chop does not make you a good fighter.

April 27, 2007 - It Was Leftover Pizza Once.

You've got to wonder where all the molds and jellies come from...

April 30, 2007 - Double D

No-one ever claimed that Explorington was anything but a pig.

May 1, 2007 - The Angband Etiquette Guide - 20

And if every other possible combination of equipment that you could have thought of contained a source of See Invisible... just go play something else for a while.

May 2, 2007 - Anno Rexia

Live the thin life!

May 3, 2007 - On The Rocks

Drink on!

May 4, 2007 - Magic Mapping

Granitia lived along the way...

May 7, 2007 - Some Perspective

A speck upon a mote upon a grain upon an infinitesimal slice of a miniscule fragment of a tiny whole...

May 8, 2007 - Ant's Nest

They have the advantage of numbers...

May 9, 2007 - Two Thousand Happy Years

I think it's something like the diamoplatinilverold anniversary.

May 10, 2007 - Phlegm

Cough please.

May 11, 2007 - Amontillado, Anyone?

Inspired by Poe.

May 14, 2007 - Guest Series 2 - Rightful Heir (1/5)

When you have morals as loose as Explorington, there's always a danger of having past actions catch up with you.

May 15, 2007 - Guest Series 2 - Rightful Heir (2/5)

At least he didn't use the Star Wars refere... oh, wait, he did.

May 16, 2007 - Guest Series 2 - Rightful Heir (3/5)

Always tricky getting to know the kids.

May 17, 2007 - Guest Series 2 - Rightful Heir (4/5)

If there was every any doubt he was Explorington's son, this removes it.

May 18, 2007 - Guest Series 2 - Rightful Heir (5/5)

Morgan won't be trying life again for a while. He's got a lot of Heaven to get through first. Thanks to Martin Bazley for this series.

May 21, 2007 - Magiphysics (1/5)

Science always goes so much better when there's magic involved.

May 22, 2007 - Magiphysics (2/5)

Space, time, gravity, energy, heat, light... put them all together and what do you get?

May 23, 2007 - Magiphysics (3/5)


May 24, 2007 - Magiphysics (4/5)

Awwwww... so sad.

May 25, 2007 - Magiphysics (5/5)

And thus we see the perils of giving up too easily.

May 28, 2007 - Worn Out Meme

In 2007, meme was beginning

May 29, 2007 - Constructed Classification

What do you write on their foreheads?

May 30, 2007 - One False Step For Mankind

Dumbert's Artificial Limb Store did excellent trade.

May 31, 2007 - Death is A Revolving Door

Time is a balcony window.

June 1, 2007 - Silver Tongue

Now that's class.

June 4, 2007 - Pardon Me, But There's An Angel On Your Shoulder

You've got to admit, he's got a point.

June 5, 2007 - Reruns

Time for a clip show.

June 6, 2007 - At Mechanical Level

Rise of the Machines.

June 7, 2007 - For The Doll House

Aren't they adorable?

June 8, 2007 - Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys


June 11, 2007 - Customer Service, Please.

And a livejournal user was born.

June 12, 2007 - Simple But Happy

Can't argue with that.

June 13, 2007 - Iron Wand

I think it's time to hum the Dambusters theme

June 14, 2007 - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors - 10

Doesn't it really annoy you that monsters never fall into pits?

June 15, 2007 - Trouble On The Horizon

Burn baby, burn.

June 18, 2007 - A Spell of Trouble

Actually, the prayerbooks are quite innocent. It's the priests that are guilty.

June 19, 2007 - Founding Fools

Thomas Jefferson he isn't.

June 20, 2007 - If You Ever Write Fanfiction Like This, I'll Eat Your Liver

If you've ever read any fanfic at all, you'll know what I'm talking about.

June 21, 2007 - Guest Strip 26 - Crappy Day

Things can always get worse. A contribution by Dan Adams

June 22, 2007 - Strength In Numbers

A new power is rising... its victory is at hand... or not.

June 25, 2007 - Bugs in the System

Warner Brothers successfully sued Morgoth a week later.

June 26, 2007 - Something That Annoys Me

It just makes no sense.

June 27, 2007 - Deus Ex Initio

Stand in a bag and lift yourself up by the handles.

June 28, 2007 - Doubly So

Explorington then tried to murder the creature, but found that it could attack to poison.

June 29, 2007 - Mere Cannon Fodder

Crawling in my skin... these wounds I cannot heal...