#1: Year 1

If we're focused just on the essential bits of the story then we have to do things in a proper order, too. That means Year 1 first. We don't need to do their backstory arcs as we can very briefly cover them here. In fact, anything not part of the main CVRPG archive (so all the back stories, side stories, and such) won't even appear here. This is just the bare minimum of the main game, covered quickly and efficiently in as dumb a style as I can.

The writing in this first comic is purposefully stilted, especially at the start. I'm purposefully poking fun here at the idea of cutting out everything that doesn't matter, and that included nuanced writing. As this strip goes on my natural style does take over, and it'll be much less stilted going forward. Writing this way is fun but I can't maintain it for 12 long strips. And, trust me, they will be long. This isn't even close to how long they'll get.

This first comic is pretty good at sticking to the main beats and hitting everything about how it was presented (just in abridged format). Later comics are going to take some liberties to get the flow right while cutting out everything that doesn't matter. Yeah... this is gonna be a trip.


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.