on Nov 15, 2006
DM of the Rings
This one has a bit of an in-joke in the second panel. The phrase, “Why is nobody ever glad to see us?!” was uttered in varying forms quite often during our campaigns.
I often tried to speak in Tolkienesque form when roleplaying some ruler or other important NPC, although the effort was usually wasted because of the misunderstandings it caused. The players would ask me to translate (or Bogan would translate) so I ended up switching to plain English anyway.
The conversations would sound like this:
SOME BIG IMPORTANT DUKE OR WHATEVER: Long has it been since these halls have seen the champions of Greymoor. Have you come now to make good on your oath?
BOGAN: He's saying it's been a long time since we were here and he wants to know if we've done that job for him yet.
SKEEVE: It's on our to-do list.
SBIDOW: So why do you trouble my gatekeeper? Have you come to request some new boon while your old debt remains unpaid?
BOGAN: He's saying we better not ask him for anything until we do that job.
SKEEVE: I hate this guy.
THORDEK: What did he want us to do again?