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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    http://www.egscomics.com/

    Who else reads it? He has been updating semi regularly this time... Also, that's one nice teacher... Though the people on the EGS forum have seen to forget that while Abraham is currently unarmed he can turn into a werewolf if I remember right (I can seem to find the exact strip). I don't post there because it's too much work to have to register.

    Anyway, am I'm the only one whose power gamer side thinks that the diamond is completely awesome? I mean, you get Cursed With Awesome, use the diamond, become able to transform and use all the cool powers at will, can still lead a more or less normal life (except for some potential energy build ups for a short time), and don't even have to deal with the other half. Just need to get away and wait, and a acient wizard will break from a rock and defeat whatever evil you unleashed. I mean, as long it's not something that you want to keep and care, you just need to wait... It's pretty much a power gamer/muchkin wet dream.
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    After reading the Dominic Deagen forum threads, can you really accuse me of bashing? Read it again. That is the kind of thing that is pure venom. They don't even take it seriously anymore. It's just done for fun.

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    I read it all in one go - it's interesting enough for me to check up on it semi-regularly. Yeah, Raven's pretty cool.

    ...And... those two lines are about all I can think up for the moment, so here's some filler text for y'all.
    freedom in the flame

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    Raz, you scoundrel! You planned this!
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    Great, and now I'm imagining what Raz's profile on a dating site would look like. "Must be okay with veils."
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    I don't think there is such a time to have veils that it is not the fault of Raz_Fox.
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    It's a freaking Romulan dump truck. The Romulans are no more likely to build an unarmed warp-capable ship than they are to become a hippy commune.

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    Default Re: El Goonish Shive

    I was put off of EGS in the big hiatuses as well as some of the more exposition or teen angst-heavy moments, but I was brought squarely back with the promise of having a big wizard fight. While Dan's Twitter makes it clear that he's having art troubles again, the opening act of Raven's combat at least has me hanging around again for now.
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    Default Re: El Goonish Shive

    It's one of those webcomics I mostly read because I'm too lazy to remove them from my list of automatically-opened webcomics.
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    I think he did the only morally acceptable thing by killing everyone.
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    I left at the end of the year-and-a-half long birthday party, recently got back into it, wondered why I ever left, then had to wait three weeks for finals to be over before an update and remembered exactly why.

    It's a fun and diverting comic riddled with pacing issues inside the comic and out.
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    And update!

    Silly wizard. Honor is for kids.
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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Default Re: El Goonish Shive

    "Final warning: surrender or die" was pretty clear.
    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Roamer View Post
    I think he did the only morally acceptable thing by killing everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    "Final warning: surrender or die" was pretty clear.
    It was the first time I seen it done seriously though. I mean, everyone and their dogs seems to like to offer enough final chances to complete your mission and destroy the world...
    My avatar used to be a W.S.D. (Weapon of Sanity Destruction)
    "I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it."
    Quote Originally Posted by tomaO2 View Post
    After reading the Dominic Deagen forum threads, can you really accuse me of bashing? Read it again. That is the kind of thing that is pure venom. They don't even take it seriously anymore. It's just done for fun.

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    It was much better when I was reading it in one go without all the pacing issues. Still interesting though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felius View Post
    It's pretty much a power gamer/muchkin wet dream.
    Particularly because of the amorality such a plan requires - I mean, you're essentially murdering (a distinct copy of) yourself.

    And I agree about the pacing thing - EGS is one of the best comics I've ever read - so long as you aren't waiting on updates. :P

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    Default Re: El Goonish Shive

    Abraham can't turn into a werewolf...

    Or, well, he might be able to. He's a wizard. But he wasn't the one who was cursed - that was some noble friend of his.
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    Man, this is just one of those things you see and realize, "I live in a weird and banal future."

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