Thanks to everyone who commented, both here and on Facebook. There were a lot of great ideas and a few… interesting ones 🙂 Just so everyone knows, this potential 5th party member won’t be showing up right away, and I won’t be divulging its race and class until she or he makes their appearance. I want to introduce her or him (it?) to the story organically, meaning that I want it to be a natural consequence of what is going on in the strip at the time. The stereotypical way for most adventurers to team up is for the DM to tell the players some variation of this sentence: “You all meet in a bar.” I’ve always thought that was a clumsy and uninspired way to start a campaign, and I don’t want the same thing to happen here. If and when the 5th party member appears, it will be for a good reason. So sayeth the DM/Cartoonist 🙂
See you all Wednesday!