Randall released three comics with several small jokes he made as part of a game in five minutes. They were not originally intended as xkcd comic, but were drawn in the same style, and when he needed some time to care for his wife and her cancer he used these to fill in a week's releases. The week after another series Guest Week had the same purpose when five artists filled in for Randall during that week. A fourth comic was released (by mistake?) only to be withdrawn from xkcd, but it was already saved by his fans. See more under part 4.