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If you're just starting your adventure with "Marauder Shields", start with episode 6 and move onwards - everything before is not a part of MScanon.

You can find more about this story and how it fits into the Mass Effect universe in "Explaining Marauder Shields - Your Guide to MScanon", here:…


New poll time, game related! Open and help me decide which hair should be used for the female version of The Sci-Fi Interactive Theatre's 1st ep protagonist. 

83 deviants said C. The shorter thingamajig.
65 deviants said A. The military bun.
33 deviants said D. The longer whatchamahoozy.
29 deviants said B. The platinum whatchacallit.
16 deviants said E. Don't caaaaare.

Huzzah, Marauder Shields Episode 57 has finally arrived at DeviantArt! You can check it out here:… - be sure to read the episode in the correct order, as it's been split in half to avoid wrestling with DA's size limitations.

In the meantime, allow me to bring this here update to your attention. Originally posted on my website over a week ago, it details a few rather sudden (and yet, months in the making) changes to my life that may or may not have some impact on Marauder Shields as well. Here we go, ladies and gents:

"To all the ladders I've ever walked under and all the black cats that I've ignored during my restless strolls: screw you, guys. Just… Screw you in your wooden/furry asses.

So, here we are in 2014, where I suddenly find myself rather unemployed. Although my position has not been officially terminated (yet) and I am fed various promises about backpay arriving any minute now, I have effectively stopped going to work, grasping at any freelance projects I can catch to keep myself afloat. But, hey, I've just paid my last medical bill on Thursday, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

The segment of the gaming industry I've been employed in for the past few years is unfortunately in a deep crisis, which means my curriculum vitae might as well list my favorite types of yogurt (peach and strawberry) – chances of scoring a decently paid and reliable job are ridiculously slim at the moment. I've re-opened the site of my own small company (so far in Polish only) and am now in the process of offering writing, small game creation (including advergames), multimedia and design services to anyone willing to throw business my way. Hell, if you want to have a comic made – I can totally do that too! Comics! With blackjack! And hookers! Or, you know, without! Whatever tickles your fancy!

Um. What I’m trying to say here is that if you know anyone needing these kinds of services (by which I mean the design stuff, not gambling and prostitution)… I’d be extremely grateful if you tell them that you totally know a guy.

Alas, as difficult as the next few months might prove to be (if you fail me now, liver, I will literally kill you and eat you in a spiteful act of self-cannibalism, without a nice chianti and fava beans), there’s also a bit of hope hidden in all of this. Because – as any sleazy extortionist disguising himself as a “self-help professional” will tell you – every crisis is a friggin’ opportunity. This particular opportunity being the chance to fully dive into developing games on my own. Small ones, story-focused, with extremely shitty production values (that’s what you get if your budget is a cottage cheese sandwich and half a slipper), but – hopefully – worthwhile enough for folks to check out and have fun with. Await first screenshots from my first game as soon as I get some more freelance work done to get my bills paid, my gut fed and to keep the bank from evicting my ass from my sweet little nerd cave.

What does all of this mean for Marauder Shields, Safehaven, all that stuff? I have no idea. I’m on a rollercoaster of emotions right now, flowing from excitement to stressful, sleep-depriving uncertainty, then back again. Hardly a state in which you can make worthwhile promises… But I’ll tell you this: the next MS episode, which will be quite a big one in terms of the work I’ve had to put into it, will come out in the next three days or so. And it is my intention to keep producing this stuff as fast as possible, hopefully faster than it was over the last two months. In other words: hope remains alive.

I've tasted a bit of success in my life, and, holy hell, did I taste failure – hopefully the near future will have more of the former than the latter. If you can keep your fingers crossed for me for some time, I would be extremely grateful – random chance will probably play a much larger role in all of this than I care to admit. Expect more updates in the next few days, as the dust settles and final decisions are made.

As always, thank you for being here, for reading, commenting and giving me a much-needed boost every time a new comic comes out. Much easier to enter the great unknown knowing that some people really appreciate bits of your work. Translation: you’re all important to me, yo.

Chapter 29 of Koobismo’s Life… Here we go."

TL;DR Will work for food. Or cash. Or bears. Commissions, extracurricular projects and job offers are very, very, very, very, very welcome. Also, hugs.


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The man who loved lasers
Welcome to the official birthplace of the Marauder Shields comics, bringing you a fan-made alternative ending to Mass Effect 3, one episode at a time. I am also the proud inventor of the Wrex emoticon: <>:] ...or so I think. My headquarters are officially located at but I still bounce around this here area pretty often.

If you're new here, look around, check out my comics… (the alternative canon ending starts with episode 6… everything before that was just for fun - you can find more info on where to start and what it's all about here:…, listen to the few audiobooks we've completed so far… (added irregularly), spend some time with the fun stuff… - be sure to feel at home, comment and share all your thoughts. And if you're reeaaally bored, you can take a look at some of my nonsensical scraps as well:…

If you like this little initiative, you can help me out a bit by spreading these comics around - each retweet, each facebook post, each forum mention matters. Oh, and be sure to follow me on twitter - the place where I spill the beans and announce important stuff that no one but me cares about.

Direct e-mail contact? Here you go: - but keep in mind that from time to time some e-mails are lost in the chaos of space-time continuum. You can befriend me at Steam, here: - oh, and my Origin account name is "koobismo" (how original).

Oh, and I'm totally available for hire and/or commissions.

Welcome to the line, Commander.

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NicoAkikaze Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe I JUST found your Marauder Shields comic. I can't even believe how amazing it is, it's like you revived the whole story for me. Thank you for making such a moving, informed, and realistic piece that really captures how intensely we all feel about Mass Effect. Seriously, thank you :)
koobismo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Aww. And thank you for your kind words! ^^ Much appreciated!
SlCt12 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
D: Where did you go off to??
koobismo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Want the short story, or the long one? ;)

The short version: working hard on my game (24/7, minus time for sleeping and occasional breakdowns), as I need to push towards a small crowdfunding campaign in October, or I'm pretty much done for. I'm recently broke and thus have zero time off the project, until I get it to a demo-worthy stage (I don't believe in crowdfunding campaigns based on a few concept art pics only - ethics, ethics, ethics - and thus shall not release it until a demo, even a short one, is done). Once I can get this project rolling and secure at least basic funding - I can return to MS.

The not-so-short version (not certain how much you know already): lost my job at the beginning of the year, as the company I worked for laid everyone off. This sent ripples throughout my life and put me at a pretty difficult position, as one might imagine. After some trouble with finding a decent job, I've put everything I had into developing my own game, a bit too hopeful and optimistic about my abilities and timeline. I liquidated my assets, gathered my savings and went all in. Skip forward a few months and I'm here now, moneyless, but with a game engine, story and tools necessary to pull it off. Just need to crawl towards mid-October to get the demo out and the Indiegogo campaign started, at which point all I will be able to do is pray that people will find it interesting enough to finance it. ^^

So: still alive, though not in the best of shapes. :D Be back with the demo of my game project (The Sci-Fi Interactive Theatre), which I hope I can get crowd-funded, putting at least a semblance of order back into my life. Once that happens - I'll also get back to MS. Seeing how it all has to happen in October, or I'll be out of my apartment... SOON. ;)
SlCt12 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Yay! I'm glad you're still pulling through!
koobismo Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Yeah, still alive. Hoping for a turn of luck once I get this thing out. :D
ShadowStalker178 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I really enjoy your work! with Marauder Shields and the other work you have done! really inspiring! 
OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watchlist! I really appreciate it. :dance:
hiddenlord Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Słyszałem już wcześniej o Marauder Shields, chyba nawet czytałem te pierwsze - niefabularne - "paski". Teraz jednak trafiłem do Ciebie ponownie i przysiadłem do Twojej powieści graficznej (bo mianem "komiksu" nie śmiem tego nazwać). I jestem zachwycony. Jestem zachwycony i głęboko dotknięty. Niby dorosły facet, a łzy w oczach miałem ze trzy razy. A może i więcej. Przeniesione do Twojej historii postacie w ogóle nie ucierpiały, zachowując swoje indywidualne cechy i charakter. Cholera, czytając wypowiedzi Garrusa czy EDI słyszę w głowie głosy tych postaci! Są perfekcyjni. Strona graficzna zapiera dech w piersiach i sprawia, że się przez to duszę. Plansze można by oglądać godzinami. Będę oglądał je jeszcze długo i powracał do nich. Przyrzekam. Nie mogę się doczekać kolejnych części. Pozdrawiam! :)
sirartsalot Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
So glad that SOMEONE is going to finish the trilogy properly!
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