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First Summer - A Rijon Adventures Nuzlocke [Cover]

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I've wanted a new cover for at least a year, and it's finally here lol
The previous covers are here.

I know nothing about flowers, but I'm really into flower symbolism anyways and get super excited every time someone does a piece with it, so here's mine. Maybe I should start putting more flowers in the comic, so this makes more sense as a cover. At least the water theme is there too ahaha.

I'll tell you the flowers, so the "what does all of this mean" game isn't impossible for non-botanists. (And if you don't want to play the game: Most of them aren't about death and suffering actually ;v; )

Nasturtium
Dandelion
Forget-me-not
Almond
Asphodelus
White Heather
Jonquil
Cactus Flower




Hi~

I'm making a comic of my rijonAdventures Nuzlocke run. Why a hack run? - I don't want to try my hands at any of the offical games because there are already tons of brilliant comics about each of them, and I would feel pretty insecure comparing myself to my favourites. :meow:
Besides, this game is awesome. Go check it out!

If you haven't heard of the Nuzlocke thing before, read this.


Rules for this run
  1. Only catch the first Pokémon you encounter in each new area. There are several parts of 'Mt. Boulder Caves', I decided which were new areas to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  2. If a Pokémon faints, it's dead.
    1. The Eevee has 3 lives. He can only be revived at a Pokémon Center. That one is too important for the story to die easily. He isn't immortal, though. ._.
    2. No one can be killed by a Wynaut or Wobbuffet. I'm sick of their shit. And then there weren't any in this hack.
  3. Every Pokémon gets nicknamed.
  4. Since I'm playing blind, Bullshit Clause is on. This means if something really unreasonable happens due to a design flaw in the game (e.g. there's nothing preventing me from running into an area with a sudden 10+ level jump where I wasn't actually supposed to go) I'm allowed to pretend the consequential mass slaughter didn't happen. Should I start looking things up (which will most definitely happen), this clause will be turned off.

The run is FINISHED in-game, so I can't use any helpful suggestions.

I know it's almost unanimously frowned upon to modify the rules into something easier, but please bear with me. It's been so long since I finished the game, telling me how much of a coward I was back then won't change anything anymore. I'd do it differently nowadays, just starting the game over if something happens that I really don't want in the story. Sadly, it's too late.
Anyways, I still believe that telling a good story is more important than having a perfect Nuzlocke run. (At least I didn't break my own rules.) If I had done anything differently, the story would be quite a bit darker, or we just wouldn't have the same characters we have now. Maybe you'll like them. And trust me, there's more than enough heartbreak to come.



What to expect from the comic
  1. At least one page per month! Learn to draw FASTERRR.
  2. All pages in full color! Learn to color FASTERRR.
  3. No major event from the game will be left out!
  4. Very little additional plot!
  5. Clothes changes!
  6. Impossible Kris hair™! Sorry, I loved it so much when I was little.

I'm afraid there is no funny on the first two pages. This will change, promised.

Let's make the wall of text even longer by saying that I put walls of text on things like this every time.


On to adventure!
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rijonAdventures © Haruki Hanai, Coolboyman
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I like how Terry is more of a Derp in this one :)

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He's like "what are we doing here, I don't understand art"

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Maybe he's silently begging for a headscratch!

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ChiwwyDawgHobbyist Digital Artist

I don't think I've read a Nuzlocke based on a fangame yet! Props for going on the road less traveled!


I'm astounded how you've improved! I love seeing that in artists!! :clap:

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I wish there were more fangame Nuzlockes! I love reading the 57th Emerald Nuzlocke, but there is so much potential for completely new stories. My friend has a Nuzlocke of the same game, if you wanna see one more: www.deviantart.com/patilee/gal…
Thank you!! Drawing comics really takes you on the fast track of learning how to art :3c
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Holy crap, I used to read this comic back in my high school days. Have no idea what rabbit hole I went down to find this again, but now I know what I’m gonna be refreshing myself on today haha! Cover looks fantastic. I’ve missed these characters over the years
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Aaah! I would never have though that my comic might become something worthy of fondly remembering and even coming back to years later. ;v; Thank you so much!!
I just saw the Pikachus in your gallery and instantly remembered you. :'D You had a Nuzlocke comic with a really adorable Torchic, on a different account I think? I usually don't like Torchics, but yours had a great design.
I hope you've been well!
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YES I WAS GHDGKFDHCJB I didn't bother bringing that up cuz I wasn't sure what my username was at the time ahahaha.... but yeah! I had a torchic, I think the farthest I got in the comic involved my Zigzagoon & Shroomish and that was about it. Cant believe you remember that!! //sobs

I hope you've been well too!! Happy to see you're still comiccing
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Oh yes the Shroomish! The comic style just left a lasting impression haha!

I'm happy too, the comic has been going pretty well again ever since I graduated and got a job. Turns out I need a structured life to function. :'D
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I had never heard of this hacked game before, so I'm super excited to see what your characters will encounter :D I also really like your rule 2.1, I do need to implant that rule on my main Pokémon in my own run... And as for 2.2, I know how much this one can hurt from experience, especially when not knowing there would be any Wobbuffet in the area...
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Always happy to see someone is interested in hacked games, I wish there were more comic runs of them.
Yeah, story is more important than following standard rules! Though nowadays, I would rather replay the game until I have a run where he doesn't die, since modifying the death rule is frowned upon by some people.
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I wish I had researched a bit more into hacked games, they actually make for pretty interesting worlds and regions. Most Nuzlockes are made based on the real games, and because of that they become a bit predictable. And that's not the case for the hacked games, so may be more interesting :D

I looked into the game you played for this, Rijon, but found that it was discontinued/stopped. Do you know if there is still a way to get hold of the game? 
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I chose a hack because there already were so many good comics of every official game that I didn't think I could make one that stands out. And that was 7 years ago! There are still some new comics that bring new things on the table for the official games every year, but I definitely made the right choice for me haha

You'll have a PM in a sec.
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Yeah, I read that on your cover page! :D And I totally feel you too, I'm actually now wondering if I should re-do my nuzlocke using a rom game!
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If the parts of your plans that you are attached to can be reused regardless of the game, I'd say go for it! I'd read it. ;D Or you could do an enhanced version of HGSS like Sacred Gold/Storm Silver that has mostly the same story but more variety in the Pokémon and higher difficulty.
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Ooooh, I hadn't heard of those HGSS hacks before, I need to give them a look! My main issue is that in my Nuzlocke I already have established a complete team, and I don't want to change that. The characters have become very important at many points in the story :') (But I already started a 17-years-later Nuzlocke on the Rijon hack just now!)
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Oh yes, if the characters are fleshed out already, the plans shouldn't be scrapped. Hope you can start the comic soon!
How is your Rijon run going?
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OMG this is cool, but it's gonna be kinda weird reading a run for a place I know nothing about. I'm just gonna throw my brain into a similar gear to the one I use when dealing with the anime's weirdness and HOPE that works.
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Thank you so much for all the comments, they made my day!
So how did it go, was the story easy to follow so far without knowing the game? I'm curious.
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Yeah, hard to follow the geography since the map is AWOL
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Scarecrow113Hobbyist Writer
I just finished Penguin's nuzlocke, figured I should read something more sane to get my mind back
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Haha yeah, this one is pretty normal :'D Rereading Odd Ones in one go after it was finished gave me life tbh
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Scarecrow113Hobbyist Writer
It's an experience
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EraOfThirteenHobbyist Digital Artist
first of all this cover looks beautiful!!!!the water effects have me in awe and I love how you drew eevee and the protag!!!

I've never heard of rijon adventures before! I'll be really excited to see where this goes!!!
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