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So our trip to Las Vegas did not go as planned. As we flew out on the Monday, I was sick all day. Felt sick on the plane on the way there, and then got really, really sick as we arrived to at the hotel. We stayed at the MGM Grand, and our trip was only 3 days long. So getting sick really ruined our first day. I won’t go into the details, but the comic can let you know where I spent the majority of the night.

At around 3am, Nichole started getting the same symptoms, and so for her, day 2 was a write-off. My symptoms were still iffy, but at least I got to get out of the hotel and eat some food and spend some time with the friends we were meeting down there.

Day 3, our final full day, we finally got to go out as a group, see some of the neighbouring hotels and some of the attractions. We also went to see a Cirque show that night at the Bellagio.  So we definitely tried to make the most of our final day and see as much as possible.

The next day, Thursday, we flew home. A whirlwind trip, with lots of trolling about getting married, just to agitate our parents.

-Rogan

Many Games Syndrome

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I recently completed Watch Dogs 2, completely…thoroughly, and while I wait for the upcoming DLC, I’ve been left feeling somewhat empty, and nothing holds my attention for long. I probably dumped about 40 hours into Watch Dogs 2, and that’s a pretty big void to fill. I played and completed Feist recently and I’m working away at Candleman. I also decided to jump back into Deus Ex as I had left them incomplete when I switched to Watch Dogs.

Illestrader and I played Astroneer – which is in early access – last night and I streamed on Twitch for a few hours. You can catch me on Twitch occasionally here: http://www.twitch.com/irogans.

Other then that, I’m leaving for a brief vacation on Monday, so I may not have a comic ready for this time next week, but I’ll certainly try my best. I am at least not lacking for ideas.

Be good.

_Rogan

 

The Last Meal

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This was quite the ambitious comic this week, but I’m really happy with how it turned out, even if it was a little late.

The idea came to me while playing the Last Guardian, and as I was appreciating the environments, I would always catch Trico off in the distance watching me, almost stalking me. Like he was almost studying me. And I started thinking that this game could easily be a horror type game where you’re always trying to outrun this large beast.

To answer any questions regarding the first panel, we ended up seeing Split, which was fantastic.

Aside from that, I’m slowly getting the hang of the comic, picking up new techniques to increase my speed, and settling on a visual style. And I might have to try and pull off two comics this week as I’ll be in Vegas on the 27th, and only coming home a few days before the weekend. We’ll see how it goes. I do have some ideas around Gears of War 4 as Illestrader and I just wrapped that game, so I could probably throw something together.

I also need to spend some time on this side and get some content and links up. Here’s the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StrangerThanFriendship/. I have to think of other ways to promote the comic. Always something to work on…

Anyways, be good.

Rogan

 

The Illestrader Krytonite

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I recently picked up Overcooked to play with Nichole. The game is a cute little co-operative cooking game where you must work together in a small, sometimes very uncooperative kitchen. Either it’s split into two, or the counter tops move; there’s always something about the kitchen that’s working against the cooks getting food out on time.

Last Friday we had a group gamenight and figured it would be fun to play Overcooked in 4 players co-op. For the majority of the group it was. For one it was not.

I’m really happy with how this one turned out, which the character designs… with everything. As this comic is still in its infancy, I suspect it will adjust slightly over time, as I get comfortable with the style and routine. I’m excited though. 🙂

Be good,
Rogan

Stranger Than Friendship

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So…this is the start of a new venture. A brother website to my on-going blog and video game review site that I don’t update nearly enough as I should. Depending on how this one takes off, I don’t what I’ll do with the other.
Either way, this is going to be a weekly webcomic about myself (iRogan) and my buddy Wayne (Illestrader). It’ll be about our lives, our girlfriends, our day-to-day, and the games we play.

Wish us luck 🙂