This Comic's Cast:

Wall. Of. Text.
And, of course, if you hadn't caught on by now what changed the universe, there is your clear explanation. The creator has spoken through his characters.
Of course, you could have just gone and read CVRPG for that answer. Why didn't you?
 
    

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.