And here we establish my real goal with the comic: beating the crap out of poor Richter. I did get 500 comics out of that.

It is something about creators (comic, gaming, et al). Their real job is to run a character through their paces, all in the name of "character development". It doesn't matter how much the character actually develops. The creator has to be abusive. It's part of the job.

Plus, it's just so damn fun.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.