Gabe had grabbed some kind of a Starter Pack for a game called Skyforge, he didn’t know much about it but something about it had made him curious. He’s been using the Xbox One X with some regularity, maybe it’s that. If you have a new piece of hardware you’re always trying to test it out.
I opened the website for the game and saw a unique individual at the top. I don’t know exactly what’s going on with this guy, let’s see if we can figure it out. His stomach is… a mouth. I think that’s the best way of putting it. His neck and face also appear to be mouths, and his shoulders seem to be mouths as well. Something interesting to note: he doesn’t have a mouth where you’d expect. It’s all surprise mouths with this guy. The only way he could have been more extreme would be if someone were doing an ollie off his pauldron.
That’s all I know, that Gabe bought a starter pack for a free MMO and it may or may not feature a guy who is 90% mouth. But I got very hung up on the idea of the location of the Skyforge, and somehow I was able to get him to draw it. The Penny Arcade subgenres I advocate for, the ones I sit dutifully on and try desperately to hatch, are comics where people in games suffer under the nonsense worlds we create for them or comics that feature very large, one to two panel diagrams. So a comic where Geralt of Rivia is being crushed beneath a pie chart is the sort of thing I advocate for and, in a moment of weakness, Gabriel accepts. Relents?
Acquiesces, maybe. I bet in the game, people know exactly where the Skyforge is. There might even be a button that says “Go To The Skyforge.” You probably see it during character creation! My version has a more robust narrative arc.
Hey, I’m gonna walk over the Skybridge to the Philadelphia Convention Center and, along with Enforcers, attendees, and exhibitors, found a new PAX show. See you there?