#219: Poking Around

This Comic's Cast:

I like the idea of the ever present merchant. In most RPGs you tend to see the "same" shopkeep in all the retain outlets. Secret of Mana is a good example, with the weird dancing Arab guy (he's the only dude in a turban). Mostly it's because games only have so many sprites, and why make new sprites for each town, each store?

But since I have a merchant -- Link, Merchant of Fortune -- I may as well put him everywhere. You know, just because he can.

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.