JEFBOT.549_A Kind of Magicon August 16, 2013 at 2:08 am
So today’s strip was a bit unexpected as I wasn’t planning on showing you guys jefbot and the Cave Bunny killing time playing anything together (after the events of the previous strip.) I figured I’d be moving on to the next bit in the storyline and leaving it to your imaginations as to whether bot found something for them to play or not. But after I wrote the blog post musing about what they’d actually be playing, and after seeing that this was something that tickled some of you BOTreaders in the comments as well, I knew I had to make a strip showing what bot actually pulled out of his bag (and him teaching CB how to play Magic: The Gathering was just too enticing to pass up!) Now I’m glad I did as it’s a nice little character moment and a chance for the two of them to bond while adding a little levity to the current situation. Now all that’s left to wonder is: who will win!?
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Thanks ‘bot, now I have that song in my head… 😉
well i’m glad i’m not the only one, Insectoid! as soon as i finished this strip that song popped in my head and i knew i had a comic strip title. heheh.
and check you out – you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well – these will help you play Magic in the dark with large Cave Bunnies:
Well tbh i think queen is one of those things which is not too horrible to have stuck in your head.
Also i am continually impresses by the artwork currently. Escpecially since i recently re-read a portion of the comic.
re: Queen – true that, Orzahn! i’ve had many a Queen song stuck in my head for days on end. and thanks for the artwork kudos. fun (and a little awkward) to go back and look and the early stuff. sometimes i just wanna redraw most of it. 🙂
I went through exactly what CB is going through when I first started out!
Although I’ll admit I was probably worse, because initially I literally tapped the card.
heheh. that’s what’s cool about the iPad version – you literally tap on the virtual card to “tap” it, ROM!
hah…magic. It is a quick game to pick up.
…but a lifetime to master, theBean.
XD That’s hilarious. My brother recently got into Magic himself. I think I’ll stick to Halo and CoD myself as I’ve spent enough money on card games.
that’s what finally got me out of Magic, Fijiman – it was too expensive to keep up! my friends that stuck with it were putting major money into it every month and i just couldn’t keep up with it.
I don’t know how many hundreds of dollars my brothers and I must have put into just YuGiOh cards, but the main problem with any of the things like that that we got into was that we never had anyone else to play with but each other so it got boring pretty quick. I still have all my old stuff, but it pretty much just sits around gathering dust.
true that, Fijiman – i pretty much fell out of it when my friends stopped playing. was just too expensive to keep collecting cards only to see them collecting dust.
OMFG, this comic got 1000% more cooler! I have been a magic player since 95… Ouch, now i feel old 🙁
heheh. yeah, i feel the same way, Graypatch. it doesn’t even feel like that long ago to me when the game first came out! so you still play?
Let me phrase it like this: Last week we where drafting Modern Master at the local game club. For which i am more or less the leader and organizer of. So… Yeah, i still play it 😉
nice! my buddy just released a CCG, for which i might be designing a card or two when the expansion comes out. if it happens, i’ll try and send some cards your way. 😀
That would be sweet. Actually, i might be interested in buying the original art. Signed ofc 😉
sweeeeet! unfortunately, most of the art i do is 100% digital now, but i’m sure there will be special prints! this is if this all goes down, of course. i’ve been pestering my friend to start working on those expansion packs but he needs to make a profit on the starter sets first. go figure. 😉
Now that’s funny. I can see that final panel on T-shirts and posters, it’s very bizarre and very funny.
thanks, man! maybe i’ll make a wallpaper of it if i have some time this weekend. 😀
WOOT! I DARED NOT HOPE!
I didn’t have Caps on. Just so you know.
WOOHOO! always happy to achieve the all caps comment, Maryz!
BTW what do U think of the new LEGEND rules? I think they suck as new ones sucked all flavour out of it.
i’ll let you know if i pick up the game again, Maryz – i’ve been sticking to D&D for the past few years but have been getting the itch to get back into MtG, recently.
Love it Bot. Thanks for doing the story of them playing. Talk about a good value ad. 😀
heheh. was just too good to pass up, TCG. had to do it. 🙂
Lol, this one managed to get a good laugh out of me. Not that it’s hard to make me laugh, I just wanted to say that it made me laugh pretty well.
Wow, six years of Jefbot?! That’s pretty cool man, pretty cool. I’ve been here since sometime in 2010 after I saw several adds posted on the webcomics that I was reading at the time, but I didn’t start commenting until about a year ago. I look forward to the next 6 years of Jefbot too!
telling me you got a laugh out of the strip is one of the highest compliments i can get, so big thanks, GB!
and, yeah – 6 years. crazy right!? certainly doesn’t seem that long. thanks for sticking with JEFbot (and for letting us hear your voice in the comments!) for a good chunk of those. 😀
A giant genetically altered rabbit learning to play Magic the Gathering. Bot, it’s plenty weird now, but, why not throw in the psycho assassin sister? For flavor.
that might just make it too weird, Anime fan! heheh. but don’t worry – more weirdness to come! especially in an upcoming sequence which explains THE ENTIRE BOTIVERSE. well, mostly. 😉
The whole thing? Whoa. My mortal mind might not be able to handle it.
get your mind ready, Anime fan!
Cute! I love this little break in the action. I can totally see the CaveBunny as a gamer. I mean, what else is he gonna do with all his spare time?
true that, shanna – i wonder if he has a monitor in there that he can hook up a console to? and what does he do for entertainment? well, besides tinker with alien tech, that is. i know if i didn’t have this comic to work on and my assorted toys and games, i’d go absolutely bonkers.
Dang. Six years? And I’ve only been here for a couple weeks. Still, I absolutely love this comic. It’s the perfect combination of humor and storyline.
By the way, I bet it’s hard for the Cave Bunny to hold those cards with his oversized fingers.
yep: six years, Blunz! i can hardly believe it myself. i’m happy you came onboard when you did since, hopefully, i have at least another 6 years of this comic in me!
and, yeah – his fingers are pretty dexterous, but the cave bunny could use some bigger cards. 🙂
This is the best.
Also, thanks for helping me out with my headache. Songs fix everything 🙂
awww, thanks, DAS! and glad the song helped your headache. music is pretty awesome. 😀
OMG YOU’RE TEACHING THE MEGA BUNNEH MTG. That is awesome. I play blue/black/white and artifacts myself.
6 years already? I’ve been here since sometime before you were in MI filming Grey Skies. so like 5 or close to it. and all of the BOT’tons shall be MINE
wow. 5 years!!? that’s amazing, dj! man, just like JEFbot, Grey Skies seems both an eternity ago and just yesterday. and, yes – the BOTtons shall be yours! (i think you practically have all of them already. heh.) see you at ECCC ’14!
I do have most of them. Going back to Earth Day 2009 or something. I have a lot of them. I lost my bot magnet though 🙁
sweet! when i was into it, i mostly played green/red and black/blue, dj. not sure what strategy the cave rabbit will use. heheh.
Cave Bunneh would probably be Black/White with some artifacts. 😀
sounds about right. 🙂
I don’t know the game but love the intense looks on both of there faces. This is serious stuff.
Magic: The Gathering’s pretty serious stuff, Kris! play it at your own risk. 😉
This strip makes me happy. I needed some happy today.
awww. your happiness makes me happy, Sarah W. spread the happiness! 😀
jef is playing therapists in the last panel!!!!! awesome comic!!!! i like how u made the monster have a heart!!!!!
whether the bunny has a heart remains to be seen, nate! but, yeah – maybe he has some gamer in him, like bot. 🙂
It’s Magic The Gathering!
Whoooo! Go big bunny thing, use the overun and oversize tactics, which us green magicc users love so much! xD
yup! MtG FTW, Kasa! heheh. unfortunately, bot gave the rabbit a red deck and is playing a green, himself. whether or not the cave bunny figures out the strategy of that deck before he gets taken out is uncertain! 🙂
Hmm… So Bot’s using green, and Rabbit’s red.
I suppose the match’d be won either by overun strategies with green, (possibly insta-boosts or regen, maybe even some hexproof).
Otherwise,red could win with haste, unlikely though, since green tends to man-ramp…
Overall, red’s best chance, against green overun, would be a good burn deck, I’d say.
Then again, it’s all in the air, if they get some bad draws.
great analysis, Kasa!
Hmm, what kind of deck have you got, Jefbot?
I’ve mostly got islands and swamps for the twisting of un-mortal coils to my bidding.
i, myself, mostly played with red and green decks, W-T, but had a pretty good black deck, too. old stuff, though. been thinking about getting back into it, tho. just gotta find some friends who feel the same! 🙂
My BOTton arrived today!
OMG this is the awesomest moment of my life!
The only thing that would be more awesome is meeting you in person…
I hope you continue this tradition, it’s the best!
wooHOO! thanks for letting me know you got it safe and sound, DAS – your BOTton was the one i was most concerned about since it had the farthest to travel! (actually, i’m surprised it got to you so fast.) anyway, i’m happy you’re enjoying your triumphant winnings. i’ll definitely try to keep this tradition going, at least for the rest of the comic cons this year. (i have at least two more upcoming conventions next month!) hopefully, i’ll either get out to a convention near you or you’ll come to one over here in the future! 😀
I dont really keep track of cons (there are very few held here as far as I know).
But I will put it on my list of “Things to do when in USA”, right next to visiting Grand Canyon and going to Disney World (is that right or is that in France?)
Know what this comic needs? More Cel 🙂
Seriously, I hope she is coming back sometime soon.
careful what you wish for there, cypherhalo. 😉
While catching up on jefbot, I at no point expected a Magic the Gathering reference. That made my night. Good on ya! Great reading, by the way.
ha! well i’m happy to surprise you, PsykoMutt! thanks for reading. 😀