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Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Shift Edition
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"Hi! I was wondering, is the current volume called Sam and Fuzzy Race to the Bottom or Sam and Fuzzy Hit Rock Bottom? The title page says the former, but the archive page and your latest commentary say the latter." -Josh
Thank you for catching this, Josh! "Race to the Bottom" is the correct title. "Hit Rock Bottom" is a title I was considering earlier. I keep forgetting that I came up with a better one! Everything should be corrected to show the same title now, including the archive page.
"If Jess doesn't morph back to her normal form every two hours WILL SHE BE STUCK THAT WAY FOREVER?!?" -Tom
Well, that one was easy.
"Is Jess's human form her 'normal' form? I thought she was originally a giant slug!" -Nicole
Human Jess is her normal form in that it's the form she personally identifies with and prefers to spend her time in. It's also the form she has the most practice holding, which is why she finds it easy and comfortable. She'd only switch to her slug form involuntarily, if she was exposed to sunlight, which is why she and other shapeshifters tend to live in the Underground.
Owners of the Underground RPG (available as a physical book here or a digital PDF here!) will know that we actually translated this into a mechanic for all our shapeshifting slug characters! Because their slug form is to incomprehensibly upsetting for other living things to process, most shapeshifters who leaves their homeland to live elsewhere in the Underground eventually picks a "main" form for themselves. In the game, this is the form they can hold without effort or challenge (provided they are not exposed to sunlight), while adopting other forms or impersonating other people requires a skill check.
The slugs actually avoid their slug forms even at home. Shapeshifter society strongly discourages individuality, and its members are encouraged to live formlessly and only adopt the most basic, nodescript form required to perform whatever task is currently at hand. (Picture a lot of formless blobs and basic geometric shapes.) That's part of why the shifters who leave, like Jess, are generally excited about the idea about discovering a unique form that they feel best represents how the view themselves. (You can learn more about shapeshifters and their socitety in the lore section of the Underground RPG if you are curious!)
OK... that's a wrap for this week. But come back on Monday for our next epic comic extravaganza!