Reality Subtext: Spoilered for the sake of sensitive readers. This concerns Kin's Rape as Backstory. Really, only click through if you're sure you want to know. note Kin's backstory was based on the rape of Tarol's own mother. She was captured by four men, and raped and tortured for days. When she told Tarol, he was unable to get his mind off it. His fantasies of hanging out with his heroes became fantasies of hunting down his mother's rapists with his heroes. Eventually, he wrote about it, through Kin. And he based Dellyn off the four rapists.
Still Played Straight, though differently, since an update timer was introduced. Originally, an update was scheduled every four days, then it went to five days. Also, when it ticks down to update time, it will occasionally skip back several hours (or even a day) and resume the countdown from there before updating.
Series Hiatus: Tempts Fate was initially intended to have a new scenario roughly every month. But then Thunt tried to make a scenario that got too big for him to handle on time while still staying on schedule with the comic. After a while he then made a mini-scenario to keep people satisfied in the meantime, and even then that one got put on a hiatus too.