This is actually one of the first jokes we came up with. At first I put it off because I didn’t want to mistakenly establish Curtailed as a “gaming” webcomic with too many video game jokes at first. Then we spent some time figuring out how to present this. Then I put it off for a while longer because with an opportunity for monsters, guns, fire, and dramatic lighting, I wanted to do it justice! I’m really happy with this one. 🙂
Our “generic first-person shooter game” getups are closely based on our real-life CERT gear, without the high-visibility vests and such.