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End of the Year


As TheDerangedOne pointed out, the rifle used by both tribes of viquirrels has been visually based on the 1915 St. Etienne manufactured chauchat machine gun, thought by some to be the worst rifle ever manufactured. As was pointed out in the video that TheDerangedOne linked to, that reputation has been somewhat exaggerated over time but the gun did have some real problems. Of course, what the viquirrels use is, at best, a cheap knock-off of the chauchat. And just like that t-shirt you bought off the back of some guy's truck with unravel in a year, these guns have problems with a capital P. That rhymes with T. That stands for... Tool?

I might have that backwards.

We are coming up on the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016. I'm firming out plans for Mysteries of the Arcana in 2015 but I've got some things already sorted.

1. New editions of volumes 1 and 2 of MotA will be released sometime during the year. They will be published by a small press and available in both PDF format and PoD format. These editions will contain the bonus stories that came with the books put together for the Kickstarter.

2. You may or may not know that, back when Gennifer Bone was illustrating MotA there was a computer crash. She lost most of the original files of the pages she did for chapters 3 and 4. That made putting together trade editions of chapters 3 and 4 iffy at best. I'm pleased to announce that Gennifer and I have worked out an arrangement to recreate those pages. With a little luck, volume 3 of MotA will be released last next year and volume 4 the year after.

See you Monday!

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Kessy Athena

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Guest post by "Kessy Athena"
The way Theresa's describing it makes me think of a Sten gun more than a Chauchat.

Submitted December 18, 2015 at 7:15AM


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Guest post by "Lukkai"
Not to lessen TheDerangedOne's contribution of the video (thanks a lot for that) in any kind of way. But I did point out the origin of the gun a little bit earlier:

Truth be told: Once you gave me the hints in that comic commentary, it was relatively easy. Especially since I'd seen a documentary that included it just a few weeks prior.

Submitted December 18, 2015 at 11:32AM


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Absolutely right. Lukkas, congrats for guessing the identity of the mysterious gun! Smile

Submitted December 19, 2015 at 9:46AM


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Guest post by "Peaches"
I don't know nuthin about guns, so I'll take your word for it.

Submitted December 19, 2015 at 1:25AM


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Guest post by "TheDerangedOne"
You do have it backwards, but I don't think anyone plays Pool/billiards over on the/this Hangman Arcana. Though to be honest, those squirrels are being used as quite the tools at the moment.

("trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P that stands for pool" and all that.)

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Submitted December 19, 2015 at 5:19PM

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