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    Cool, just when I was checking if there was a new one!

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    Don't you love it when Rich devotes an entire strip just to putting forum debates to rest?

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    Oh, how very meta. :)

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    Hillarious as always.

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    Too much thinky!

    Seriously, did they just dismiss everything any forumgoer ever guessed?

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    Uh, why don't they just search through the whole desert?
    "Okay, so I'm going to quick draw and dual wield these one-pound caltrops as improvised weapons..."
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    "Oh, hey, look! Blue Eyes Black Lotus!" "Wait what, do you sacrifice a mana to the... Does it like, summon a... What would that card even do!?" "Oh, it's got a four-energy attack. Completely unviable in actual play, so don't worry about it."

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    Keep wishing for that search montage Elan!

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    Did I understand the last panel correctly? Because they skipped the montage they went straight to "night has fallen and the search has failed"?

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    Hmm, a lot of theories debunked, with still no obvious choice of path for the Order to take.

    I liked Roy attempting to take a short cut to finding the gate and it failing. "A searching montage, you say?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageWombat View Post
    Don't you love it when Rich devotes an entire strip just to putting forum debates to rest?
    Yes I do.

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    Nice pink polymorph. It's nice seeing V use magic that's... well, useful while being non-combat.

    Is it normal for Durkon to say "wit" rather than "with" in the first panel? I'm not sure if that's his accent or a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holywhippet View Post
    Did I understand the last panel correctly? Because they skipped the montage they went straight to "night has fallen and the search has failed"?
    Yeah, that's how I interpreted it. They spent the rest of the day searching the exact spot that the message was in, and found nothing.
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    Well, I'll take a stab at this one. The title is "Stuck in the Sand Trap" a golf term. Sand traps are put there just to be in the way, but they are generally near the goal. Based on that, I'm reassured that they are near the right place.
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    Well they did already to a searching montage, having another one so soon would lower the effectiveness of it. They need a brain storming montage instead.

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    Hah, I knew it. No double bluffs.
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    Oh, man ! What is going on there ?
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    WIFOM is really mind-breaking. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holywhippet View Post
    Did I understand the last panel correctly? Because they skipped the montage they went straight to "night has fallen and the search has failed"?
    Yep. :) The search has failed and now they are looking at doing a search montage. Girard SHOULD have looked in by the time night fell. Which suggests he is either dead or incapacitated in some form.

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    Man, The Order has really hit a wall here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    "Sure, if you grasp how paladins think. Mr. Booby Trap here clearly doesn't, or he wouldn't have bet on one to break his oath."

    Haley fails statistics forever.

    Or something.
    That sentence struck me as odd too. If Girard thought to make a double Bluff, who says he wouldn't think to lie about assuming the person who sees his illusion is Soon (or sent by Soon)?

    But I'm still going to say that if the Giant bothered to tell us all of that, it's probably for something. I'm going to keep assuming (unless proven wrong) that Girard wasn't lying, and that he really thought Soon would break his oath, and that the illusion was meant for him.

    EDIT: did someone delete your post in the time it took me to answer it?
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    I knew it was too obvious to be a double bluff.
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    Has anyone noticed a striking similarity between pictures of Girard and Haley's father?
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    I'm so glad that right when I checked back it updated Still a very interesting strip; can't you just here all the theories about Girard crash after being shot down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissou View Post
    Nice pink polymorph. It's nice seeing V use magic that's... well, useful while being non-combat.

    Is it normal for Durkon to say "wit" rather than "with" in the first panel? I'm not sure if that's his accent or a typo.
    Yeah, I think he always says wit'. I'd go looking through the archives to prove it, but I'm incredibly lazy...

    Hah, this killed so many threads... Yes I know I've already been massively ninja'd, but I thought i'd say it again anyway. You know, for emphasis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord JK View Post
    Has anyone noticed a striking similarity between pictures of Girard and Haley's father?
    Yeah, they're both stick figures. You noticed, too?

    (Same hair colour, both have facial hair, both are Caucasian... They don't have much more in common than two random stick figures do).

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    "Sure, if you grasp how paladins think. Mr. Booby Trap here clearly doesn't, or he wouldn't have bet on one to break his oath."

    Haley fails statistics forever.

    Or something.
    Not sure what you mean here, paladins are meticulous about keeping oaths. Betting on a paladin to break one is like betting on a sleeping turtle to win a horse race.
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    The answer to this riddle grows deeper and more mysterious; oh! The suspence, it's killing me!
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    great comic. Montages are the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight13 View Post
    Not sure what you mean here, paladins are meticulous about keeping oaths. Betting on a paladin to break one is like betting on a sleeping turtle to win a horse race.
    I moved my post to a place where it will be less likely to derail the entire discussion thread. There's been an energetic discussion of the validity of Girard's predictions since strip #694. You're right, of course, and the post you responded to from me is/was entirely sarcastic.
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