8-Bit Theater
E3 ‘05: Monster Manual
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Guest comic by Jonathan Todd
Date Published Monday, May 23, 2005
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The party encounters real-life animals and mistakes them for monsters...

Cast Appearing[]


  • A farm


Fighter I can't wait until we get to the Temple of Fiends! I'll bet Garland has about a million swords!
Can you imagine? He'd need to have like a hundred arms just to hold them all!
Black Mage Keep up this incessant rambling, and they'll all be penetrating your larynx shortly following our arrival.
Red Mage Halt! Ready your weapons, fellow warriors. We are about to face the wrath of...
Red Mage (towards a horse) A Madpony!
Thief sure that's not just a regular horse?
Red Mage Nonsense! Says right here: Madpony, 64 HP, 10 STR, 53 EXP...
Fighter I don't want to hurt the little horsie.
Black Mage Pansy.
Red Mage Fighter! Use your swords!
Fighter Swords!? I'd love to!
Red Mage Black Mage! Fir2!
Black Mage Excellent.
Red Mage Thief! Umm...steal its horseshoes, or something.
Thief *sigh*
Red Mage 63 EXP, here I come!
The party attacks the horse, while Red Mage watches gloatingly...
Black Mage Job's finished.
Red Mage change in EXP on my character sheet...
The farmer appears, enraged upon seeing his dead horse.
Farmer (brandishing his pitchfork) Wut in tarnation 'av y'all gone done ta mah horse, gosh dernit!?
Red Mage Run away!
Some time later...
Thief So, Fighter, having averted the farmer's impending wrath, would you care to discuss the future ownership of his right boot?
Fighter Would I ever!
Black Mage You do realise that that's your left foot...
Red Mage Cut the small talk, guys. I think I just spotted a Manticor.
Cat Mew