By JGray

Why haiku?

1. Theresa's terrible at rhyming. She'd try to rhyme blue with pool or something.

2. A haiku is short. You can make one up quickly and she wants it over with.

3. She learned how to write haiku back in elementary school, which is pretty much the extent of her poetry education. Theresa just isn't the literary sort.


I want YOU to write a haiku about Mysteries of the Arcana! If I get ten haikus (by ten different readers) in the comment section by Monday I'll release an extra page next week!

Go to it!

Happy End of August!

By JGray

And so we move from suggestive topiary to the comedy of Theresa making funny faces. Does this comic deliver or does it deliver?

As many of you know, I'm a GM as well as a comic writer. I'm running a Pathfinder campaign set in a non-MotA setting and two of my players have asked for a second campaign to explore different characters in a different section of the setting. We need 1 to 2 more but are having trouble finding someone. We'll be playing every other week, 8:30 - 11:30(ish) Eastern Standard Time. The campaign will focus on exploration and adventure with a bit of an Indiana Jones vibe. If you're interested, let me know.

And for fun, here's something I already shared with the Patreon crowd. A magic item from Mysteries of the Arcana done up Pathfinder style!

Bubble Hop Gum

Aura faint transmutation; CL 2nd

Slot –; Price 600 gp; Weight


Bubble Hop Gum tastes great and enhances the jumping power of any athlete! To use Bubble Hop Gum for maximum jumpability, first place a stick into your mouth and chew it until it is nice and soft. Then attach the chewed gum to the bottom of your left shoe. Next, hop on your right foot two times. Finally, push off with your left foot and enjoy your Bubble Hop Gum enhanced jump!

When used according to the instructions, a stick of Bubble Hop Gum provides a +5 competence bonus on all Acrobatics checks to make high or long jumps. Afterwards the gum becomes inert and cannot be used again.

Bubble Hop Gum comes in five flavors (Jumpin' Joyberry, Bouncing Babbleberry, Happy Hopmint, Wintergreen Twitch, and Colliding Cinnamon). Each pack of Bubble Hop Gum contains ten sticks of mouth-watering delicious flavor.


Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, creator must have 5 ranks in Acrobatics skill; Cost 300 gp

Birthday Post

By JGray

Today's page gets posted on that rarest of dates...

My birthday!

Today I am 40 years old.


If you're interested in giving me a present, please consider supporting Mysteries of the Arcana via Patreon or, if you are a Pathfinder player, buying a copy of Letters from the Flaming Crab: Winged Cavalry (I have ongoing royalties for that one so I get a percentage of each sale) or even Mysteries of the Arcana volume 1 and 2!

Or, if you want to go the non-material route, leave me a happy birthday comment. I like comments. They make the comic look loved. Comics with no comments feel sad and lonely.

See you Monday!