History Webcomic / RPGWorld

29th Jun '16 4:04:10 AM OdinsLeftEye
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On the 19th of June, 2016, a fan revival (called, funnily enough, "RPG World: Fan Revival") was started by two fans. It can be found here: http://rpgworld.the-comic.org/. Only time will tell how the fanbase reacts to RPGW: FR.

12th May '16 4:14:41 AM DougSMachina
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The story follows the exploits of a guy named...Hero and he sets out on a quest to save the world. Along the way he meets Cherry, a thief he meet as she's mugging a guy at knifepoint. Diane, a harlot who he just randomly picks up while visiting a town, and Erike, a self proclaimed ladies man who joins their adventures. Add in many a shenanigans with extra characters and tons of lampshade hanging on their rather oddball world.

Seems like a fun setup, and from 1999-2004, the comic held steady. Even having a crossover with ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' (with the story titled "Eh It Had to Happen"). But during the series final years (2005-2007), it's fandom had devolved into complaining fanboys who weren't satisfied with how the story was turning out. Which in turn contributed to Ian's CreatorBreakdown (already manifesting with his studying animation and personal matters at the time in the midst of juggling the schedule for this comic). Ultimately all this came to a head when Ian couldn't keep up the updates [[OrphanedSeries and just flat-out abandoned the comic]]. To add insult to injury, he was working on the final story arc of the comic, right when the heroes are on the verge of facing the BigBad, when he made the decision leaving the series on a cliffhanger that was never to be resolved. After lingering on the web with no updates since it's end (Storywise at least, Ian posted a few sarcastic comics lampshading the lack of updates), in 2014 the site was completely white washed and RPGW's domain name was put up for sale to which a Japanese language site now resides. Putting the final nail in the coffin for the long running webcomic.

As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. Not shortly after leaving ''RPG World'', he co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Then later parlayed that to be a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Ian is the creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]] Though he is appreciative of those who're familiar of him from the comic and even responded to a long time fan by doing a drawing of Hero and Cherry.

While the site is no longer around and the Wayback Machine will bring up the old site's designs, but not the whole archive. A fan managed save the entire archive and made it available to download [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/ydjjho4rzqh/RPG+World+Disc+1.cbz here]], [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/q4zqnhqdy0l/RPG+World+Disc+Two.cbz here]] and [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/24xeyywzotm/RPG+World+Disk+Three.cbz here]] to ensure the comic's existence won't be forgotten. [[note]]You will need a CBR Reader to read them however. We suggest Comic Rack[[/note]].


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The story follows the exploits of a guy named...Hero and he sets out on a quest to save the world. Along the way he meets Cherry, a Cherry (a thief he meet meets as she's mugging a guy at knifepoint. knifepoint), Diane, a (a harlot who he just randomly picks up while visiting a town, town), and Erike, a (a self proclaimed ladies man man) who joins their join the adventures. Add in many a shenanigans with extra characters and tons of lampshade hanging on their rather oddball world.

Seems like a fun setup, and from 1999-2004, the comic held steady. Even having a crossover with ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' (with the story titled "Eh It Had to Happen"). But during the series final years (2005-2007), it's its fandom had [[FanDumb devolved into complaining fanboys fanboys]] who weren't satisfied with how the story was turning out. Which in turn contributed to Ian's CreatorBreakdown (already manifesting with his studying animation and personal matters at the time in the midst of juggling the schedule for this comic). Ultimately all this came to a head when Ian couldn't keep up the updates [[OrphanedSeries and just flat-out abandoned the comic]]. To add insult to injury, he was working on the final story arc of the comic, right when the heroes are on the verge of facing the BigBad, when he made the decision leaving the series on a cliffhanger that was never to be resolved. After lingering on the web with no updates since it's then end (Storywise at least, least - Ian posted a few sarcastic comics lampshading the lack of updates), in 2014 the site was completely white washed and white-washed, RPGW's domain name was put up for sale to which and a Japanese language site now resides. Putting the final nail in the coffin for the long running webcomic.

resides there.

As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. Not shortly after leaving ''RPG World'', he co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Then later parlayed that to be a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Ian is the creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]] Though days,]] though he is appreciative of those who're who are familiar of with him from the comic and even responded to a long time fan by doing a drawing of Hero and Cherry.

While the site is no longer around and the Wayback Machine will bring up the old site's designs, designs but not the whole archive. A fan archive, afan managed save the entire archive and made it available to download [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/ydjjho4rzqh/RPG+World+Disc+1.cbz here]], [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/q4zqnhqdy0l/RPG+World+Disc+Two.cbz here]] and [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/24xeyywzotm/RPG+World+Disk+Three.cbz here]] to ensure the comic's existence won't be forgotten. [[note]]You will need a CBR Reader to read them however. We suggest Comic Rack[[/note]].

5th Mar '16 1:18:43 PM wrm5
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* TheDulcineaEffect: * Parodied. Hero meets the thief Cherry ''in the middle of a robbery'' and beats up Cherry's helpless, cowering victim after mistaking him for the robber, apparently solely on the grounds that a pretty girl couldn't possibly be a bad guy. Even Cherry can't believe it.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: * Parodied. Hero meets the thief Cherry ''in the middle of a robbery'' and beats up Cherry's helpless, cowering victim after mistaking him for the robber, apparently solely on the grounds that a pretty girl couldn't possibly be a bad guy. Even Cherry can't believe it.
5th Mar '16 1:17:47 PM wrm5
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* TheDulcineaEffect: * Parodied. Hero meets the thief Cherry ''in the middle of a robbery'' and beats up Cherry's helpless, cowering victim after mistaking him for the robber, apparently solely on the grounds that a pretty girl couldn't possibly be a bad guy. Even Cherry can't believe it.



* GenreSavvy:- Diane convinces Hero to escape the village when she tells him an [[OldMaster "Old Man NPC"]] wearing a mysterious cloak told them to.

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* GenreSavvy:- GenreSavvy: Diane convinces Hero to escape the village when she tells him an [[OldMaster "Old Man NPC"]] wearing a mysterious cloak told them to.
2nd Mar '16 3:52:26 PM MisterKerr
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The inconsistency between colored and uncolored comics is [[JustifiedTrope explained]] as the television set the game is being played on constantly switches between monochrome and color.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The inconsistency between colored and uncolored comics is [[JustifiedTrope explained]] as the television set the game is being played on [[VoodooShark constantly switches between monochrome and color.color]].
18th Jan '16 10:01:24 AM thekeyofe
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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Cherry is of course the only member of the party to wonder why the monsters are getting progressively stronger as the party travels. When she asks Hero what would have happened if they had taken a different path (i.e., gone off the rails), it breaks his brain.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Cherry is of course the only member of the party to wonder why the monsters are getting progressively stronger as the party travels. When she asks Hero what would have happened if they had taken a different path (i.e., gone off OffTheRails), the rails), it concept breaks his brain.
18th Jan '16 10:00:04 AM thekeyofe
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Subverted. [[spoiler: Diane is revealed to be of the "monster" race but looks 100% human.]]



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Cherry is of course the only member of the party to wonder why the monsters are getting progressively stronger as the party travels.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Cherry is of course the only member of the party to wonder why the monsters are getting progressively stronger as the party travels. When she asks Hero what would have happened if they had taken a different path (i.e., gone off the rails), it breaks his brain.
15th Jan '16 4:20:13 PM CASCHero
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As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. Not shortly after leaving ''RPG World'', he co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Then later parlayed that to be a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Ian is the creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]]

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As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. Not shortly after leaving ''RPG World'', he co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Then later parlayed that to be a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Ian is the creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]]
]] Though he is appreciative of those who're familiar of him from the comic and even responded to a long time fan by doing a drawing of Hero and Cherry.
22nd Dec '15 7:08:01 PM CASCHero
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As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. He co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson (Creator of said ''Adventurers'' comic as well as ''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire'') - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Has since gone onto work as a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Jones-Quartey is creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]]

to:

As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. He Not shortly after leaving ''RPG World'', he co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson (Creator of said ''Adventurers'' comic as well as ''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire'') - they can be viewed on their Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Has since gone onto work as Then later parlayed that to be a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Jones-Quartey Ian is the creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his webcomic days.]]
22nd Dec '15 7:05:43 PM CASCHero
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Seems like a fun setup, and from 1999-2004, the comic held steady. Even having a crossover with ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' (with the story titled "Eh It Had to Happen"). But during the series final years (2005-2007), it's fandom had devolved into complaining fanboys who weren't satisfied with how the story was turning out. Which in turn contributed to Ian's CreatorBreakdown (already manifesting with his studying animation and personal matters at the time in the midst of juggling the schedule for this comic). Ultimately all this came to a head when Ian couldn't keep up the updates [[OrphanedSeries and ultimately flat-out abandoned the comic]]. To add insult to injury, he was working on the final story arc of the comic when he made the decision, leaving the series on a cliffhanger that was never be resolved. After lingering on the web with no updates since it's end, in 2014 the site was completely white washed and RPGW's domain name was put up for sale. Putting the final nail in the coffin for the long running webcomic.

As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. He co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson - they can be viewed on their youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Has since gone onto work as a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Jones-Quartey is creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A general indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his past works.]]

to:

Seems like a fun setup, and from 1999-2004, the comic held steady. Even having a crossover with ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' (with the story titled "Eh It Had to Happen"). But during the series final years (2005-2007), it's fandom had devolved into complaining fanboys who weren't satisfied with how the story was turning out. Which in turn contributed to Ian's CreatorBreakdown (already manifesting with his studying animation and personal matters at the time in the midst of juggling the schedule for this comic). Ultimately all this came to a head when Ian couldn't keep up the updates [[OrphanedSeries and ultimately just flat-out abandoned the comic]]. To add insult to injury, he was working on the final story arc of the comic comic, right when the heroes are on the verge of facing the BigBad, when he made the decision, decision leaving the series on a cliffhanger that was never to be resolved. After lingering on the web with no updates since it's end, end (Storywise at least, Ian posted a few sarcastic comics lampshading the lack of updates), in 2014 the site was completely white washed and RPGW's domain name was put up for sale.sale to which a Japanese language site now resides. Putting the final nail in the coffin for the long running webcomic.

As for Ian, his animation career has flourished. He co-produced animated shorts called ''[=nockFORCE=]'' with Matt Wilson (Creator of said ''Adventurers'' comic as well as ''Webcomic/AntiHeroForHire'') - they can be viewed on their youtube Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/user/nockFORCE here]]. Has since gone onto work as a hired animator for such shows as ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (even doing voicework i.e ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''). Also, he is producing his own animated series, ''Lakewood Plaza Turbo'', after a strong positive reaction to the pilot. Currently, Jones-Quartey is creative director of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Not to say that he hasn't completely forgotten his roots. In one episode ("Steven the Sword Fighter") one of Steven's toys looks remarkably like Hero...[[TakeThat which is gruesomely impaled seconds after being introduced]]. A general subtle indication of [[OldShame how Ian feels about his past works.webcomic days.]]
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