Angband - Tales From The Pit. July 2009 to January 2010

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July 1, 2009 - Typo In The Prayer Book

Kymmoyaka was the god of Death.

July 3, 2009 - Clement Freud

It's pronounced Rep Arty. At least if you want to do it wrong.

July 6, 2009 - Spock Lizard

Bring it on.

July 8, 2009 - Goneband

For every ZAngband, ToME and NPPAngband, there are tens more variants that just never got finished and are now only played by a few bored people.

July 10, 2009 - I Get Too Much Fun Out Of Drawing This Type Of Strip

Seriously, I do. It's probably not healthy.

July 13, 2009 - Fine Grains

Could have been worse. Each gold piece could have weighed a kilogram, and appeared right above his head.

July 15, 2009 - A Scene Repeated Many Many Times

They can be read but never stored, held or copied.

July 17, 2009 - Rotate Ninety Degrees... Twice

Your mom rotates that way.

July 20, 2009 - The Angband Etiquette Guide - 26

Obviously this doesn't work if you have two adventurers waiting by the same corridor.

July 22, 2009 - Guest Strip 32 - Stat Caps

A guest strip by Martin Bazley that's been languishing in the vaults for a while, and now brought to daylight.

July 24, 2009 - Childhood's End

They start so young... the little elfling in this comic is a mere 52 years old.

July 27, 2009 - Call Centre

They took a 5% commission on all summonings, flat rate.

July 29, 2009 - Response Not In Proportion

They were very good cookies.

July 31, 2009 - The Man Who Knew Too Little

Eventually, the autobiography was released to huge critical success, without any words on any of the pages. It helped that he'd titled it "Everything men really know about women"

August 3, 2009 - Muscle Seizure

Could be worse. Ever seen a centipede with a bad back? It brings even Morgoth out in fits of sympathy.

August 5, 2009 - Refuge in Madness

The mind is a nice place to go but I wouldn't want to live there. Unfortunately, I do.

August 7, 2009 - Guest Strip 33 - The Truth

This was submitted by an individual known as "Gormoth", who declined to give any further details about himself.

August 10, 2009 - Something

Are you afraid of the dark?

August 12, 2009 - Stairway To...

Apparently, there's a lady who's sure that all that glitters is gold, but it's only a rumour.

August 14, 2009 - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors - 12

When Momma wasn't crying, she loved you.

August 17, 2009 - They Did It For The Lulz

You do not talk about the cheese plot. Ever. The molds are not involved.

August 19, 2009 - Reusing A Joke

A little tribute to the final strip of the previous Angband webcomic, my predecessor. Defunct for many years now, sadly.

August 21, 2009 - An Old Meme Never Dies

I regret nothing.

August 24, 2009 - Harder Than It Looks

Seriously, it is. Everyone thinks they could dev Angband or do a variant. They usually can't. So give some credit to the developers and those who stick it out and really *work* on their variants.

August 26, 2009 - The Angband Philosophy

The first part is optional, the second part isn't

August 28, 2009 - Not Such A Useless Stat

Potions of Charisma actually just contain a cocktail of aftershave, hair gel and toothpaste.

August 31, 2009 - If Only

The world isn't perfect

September 2, 2009 - Zzzzzzzzzz

Less coffee, more bed.

September 4, 2009 - Wrath of the Gods

Could have been a water canon, but that joke's just a little wet.

September 7, 2009 - Second Canon

Feel the pain of Pungod

September 9, 2009 - A Happy Day For Morgoth

Now I'm hungry.

September 11, 2009 - Similar Classification

They all look alike to me.

September 14, 2009 - Brain Poison

If you think poison resist isn't important... think again.

September 16, 2009 - A Careful Arrangement Of Weapons

This strip is not to scale

September 18, 2009 - Best Left To The Imagination

I thought a discretion shot was wise. I don't want this comic to turn into the next online shock site... yet.

September 21, 2009 - This Comic Will Only Make Sense When Tales From The Pit Ends

Nothing lasts forever. This shall continue... but one day... the truth will be revealed.

September 23, 2009 - Recruitment At Home

Demons used to raise their children to be good and wholesome members of society, just so they could corrupt them later.

September 25, 2009 - Guest Series 3 - Darker Knight (1/5)

Guest strip from Konijn. What better to do with a comic than have a comic crossover?

September 28, 2009 - Guest Series 3 - Darker Knight (2/5)

Guest strip from Konijn. Imagine what it would be like if Batman was drunk? And haven't you always wanted to peek inside Number 8?

September 29, 2009 - Guest Series 3 - Darker Knight (3/5)

Guest strip from Konijn. Don't think about what the Joker did, or you won't sleep at night. It doesn't involve the eye.

September 30, 2009 - Guest Series 3 - Darker Knight (4/5)

Guest strip from Konijn. Shiny shiny gadgets! WANT! Will Morgoth and Sauron destroy Batman? Tune in for the next Bat-comic. Same Bat-time! Same Bat-Channel!

October 1, 2009 - Guest Series 3 - Darker Knight (5/5)

Guest Strip by Konijn. Being crazy prepared, Batman took a detour via Hellband on his way to Angband. Sadly, he didn't have the courtesy to leave his toolbelt behind.

October 2, 2009 - They're Addictive

A potent combination of LSD, Jack Daniels and Toilet Duck.

October 5, 2009 - It Only Lasts Until Someone Else Reads Another One

Possessions are fleeting.

October 7, 2009 - How About A Nice Game Of Chess

A strange game.

October 9, 2009 - Still Not Quite A Paradox

Korian hadn't got the hang of meta references.

October 12, 2009 - Quiet Confessions

Won't someone please think of the kittens? Without giggling, I mean.

October 14, 2009 - I Swear I Can See Punday

He's not depressed so he's not more goth.

October 16, 2009 - And Now A Word From Our Sponsors - 13

My imaginary friend told me to burn things. He's either an arsonist or a pirate. Or both.

October 19, 2009 - Morning Person

I hate cheerful people on a Monday.

October 21, 2009 - Now We Wait The Passage Of Years

The molds will get there eventually.

October 23, 2009 - Baked Noodles

Some people are just sharp enough to stab themselves in the mind

October 26, 2009 - Something To Pass The Time

Damned ghouls. It's been a hundred turns already.

October 28, 2009 - This Time It's Biblical

Explorington tried this on one of his more pious and good-natured resurrections. He was crushed to death by a gold anvil.

October 30, 2009 - Don't You Hate Titles That Don't Relate To The Comic?

Unrelated captions are annoying too. Haddock.

November 2, 2009 - The Hamster Wheel Of Eternity Spins


November 4, 2009 - The Axis

It's a bit of a complex reference.

November 6, 2009 - The Hamster Wheel Of Eternity Spins More


November 9, 2009 - Inhale, Exhale, Oh god Run!

The fine art of being able to strip the enamel from other people's teeth simply by breathing out.

November 11, 2009 - Zen


November 13, 2009 - Punday is Come Again

If there's a better way to inflict severe mental anguish on your readers than puns, I don't know it.

November 16, 2009 - Guest Series 4 - X-Plorington (1/5)

Guest series by Prions. Well, in ZAngband you can get mutations...

November 17, 2009 - Guest Series 4 - X-Plorington (2/5)

Guest series by Prions. Look on my works ye mighty, and BURN THEM ALL!

November 18, 2009 - Guest Series 4 - X-Plorington (3/5)

Guest series by Prions. This one really needs some Batman-esque sound effects. KAPOW! BOOM! ZAPPO!

November 19, 2009 - Guest Series 4 - X-Plorington (4/5)

Guest Series by Prions. Can you say Mary Sue?

November 20, 2009 - Guest Series 4 - X-Plorington (5/5)

Guest series by Prions. A fate worse than a fate worse than a fate worse than death.

November 23, 2009 - I Can't Do The Super Mario Death Noise

Too many mushrooms.

November 25, 2009 - An Appeal

Am entirely serious about this one. Get more people to play Angband. Go on :)

November 27, 2009 - A Further Appeal

The hip bone's connected to the... thigh bone. The thigh bone's connected to the... sharp knife.

November 30, 2009 - Buried Alive

Ever heard of those little bells that used to be in Victorian graveyards above the coffins? Those were actually for room service - to call for a cup of hot cocoa and a new book.

December 2, 2009 - The Hamster Wheel Of Eternity Stops

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee... splat.

December 4, 2009 - Perspective Is Lethal

Don't think about the world or the world thinks about you.

December 7, 2009 - Heartbeat

Thump thump thump thump thump splat

December 9, 2009 - Loop De Angle

Shouldn't it be going square in rectangles? Or going round in... I give up. My brain hurts.

December 11, 2009 - I Only Went For A Cuppa

Now, where was I?

December 14, 2009 - Iron Punday

Don't hate me.

December 16, 2009 - Eyes Of The Reader

This comic only makes sense when someone is reading it

December 18, 2009 - Your Mother

Five days late.

December 21, 2009 - Up To Glory

The battle was going to involve axes.

December 23, 2009 - First Thing In The Morning

Personally, I just shower and brush my teeth.

December 25, 2009 - Christmas Day 2009

Merry Christmas everyone, and have a warm and happy day.

December 28, 2009 - My Battleaxe!

There are reasons why people don't do these things...

December 30, 2009 - Walls Are As Corridors

He's over there! No, he's over there! There! There! Here! There!

January 1, 2010 - Fifty Invisible Ninjas

Explorington was watching the wrong thing.

January 4, 2010 - Impatient Readers

Sorry, but Sauron's too hungover to do the atrocious pun planned for today and Morgoth just doesn't have that deadpan delivery.

January 6, 2010 - On Loan From NetHack

Death was on holiday.

January 8, 2010 - Literally Punday

Bring on the suffering and the suffering and the suffering.

January 11, 2010 - The Scroll (1/6)

Thankfully the recording studio was obliterated before Volume II could be committed to disc.

January 13, 2010 - The Scroll (2/6)

A Miss E. Rigby did have backup copies of the material but she wasn't willing to share.

January 15, 2010 - The Scroll (3/6)

Destruction, doom, despair and doom make strange bedfellows. Especially if there's twice as much doom as despair.

January 18, 2010 - The Scroll (4/6)

It all makes sense now.

January 20, 2010 - The Scroll (5/6)

Tune in on Friday for the big finish. And yes, Sauron's stocks did very well - orcblood futures are up 22% and the drop in NetHack share prices seems to have slowed.

January 22, 2010 - The Scroll (6/6)

Always finish on a pun.