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    Elan's Gather Information skill needs work.
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    Heh. That was awesome.

    A little short, though.
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    Back to the Order.

    Shame, it was getting interesting in Gobbotopia.

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    Hehe. Some dirty, nerdy jokes in that one

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    is right.

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    Ah, Hobbit references.

    Always fun.
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    Poor Elan, I've had that myself.
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    It's always fun to see a couple veiled dirty jokes around. Subtle enough to fly over a kid's head, but still understandable.

    And it's also cute to see Elan's usual endearing inability to be subtle, especially after the bitter taste I always get whenever Right-Eye is referenced. It's something light-hearted to get my mind off darker things.

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    Oh, man, that was good.

    Been on a roll, lately, Giant.

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    Ah...I'm glad the Order is going to be the focus for a while more. I was happy for the change over to Team Evil, but now I'm happy for this. Fickle mind.
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    Awesome. So, back at the OotS? I thought it was going to O-Chul and Lien, based on the previous comic. But whatever. The Order is awesome, too.

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    While that was a good break with Team Evil, I'm glad we're back to the Order.
    And nice to see some classic Elan, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    Thought that his 18 charisma would have worked better than that....

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    I'm loving the quick updates.

    Did anyone else wonder whether Elan actually 'got' the joke he walked up laughing to, or was he just laughing to fit in/make them lower their guard?

    I was expecting a joke about 'not getting it,' considering the more...adult...nature of the joke he walked in on.

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    Buzzkill, indeed.
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    Elan's Gather Information skill needs work.
    Either that or Perform (comedy).
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    Oh Elan...

    At least the entire bar doesn't want to kill him and his leader this time. That's a plus.


    Nice to be back with the Order. The brief trip back to Azure City was interesting but I'm looking forward to seeing the desert storyline continue.
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    This might take a while.

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    Sweet update schedule, funny comic, what's not to like? Not sure why they are trusting Elan with the Gather Information though, I mean he is Charismatic and all but shouldn't Hailey have that as a class skill too? Well I guess even with his rather blatant lack of subtlety if he makes references to those events they'll give away something.

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    Eeeeeeasy there Elan, doing that to the wrong type of people could have unwanted consequences.
    Black text is for sarcasm, also sincerity. You'll just have to read between the lines and infer from context like an animal

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    I like the title gag. The joke-riddle with the Hobbit reference was amusing as well...

    Probably one of the funniest pages posted in a while.

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    He could have rolled low on his Gather Info check. Low rolls for that skill are often explained in not asking someone that knows what you want, or asking people that won't tell you. This is a creative alternative.

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    Heh, well done, Giant.

    Drolyt: Talking to people is essentially a Bard's job, getting people to like him, trust him, and deal with him even more so. Having read Rich's thoughts on Diplomacy (and related people-skills), I think bards should be the first people to go to.
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    Wow! Comics are popping up at an astounding rate! Am I in heaven?

    Elan's so suave.
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    I spent most of the comic wondering "what the hell is going on? Who are these people? What does that have to do with anything?" but that was a great set-up for Elan's entrance. Suddenly it made sense.

    Nice to be back with the order, even though I can never have enough of Redcloak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drolyt View Post
    Not sure why they are trusting Elan with the Gather Information though, I mean he is Charismatic and all but shouldn't Hailey have that as a class skill too?
    This was explained in #698. They're all searching for information. Elan chose the most genre-savvy location while Haley is enquiring with local thieves.
    *Detect Sarcasm*

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    Nice to see we can still have a random joke comic once in a while.

    I knew insomnia was good for something, catching new comic updates at 4am

    Keep em coming.
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    Digging the recent string of updates. And comics about jokes, that was nice too.
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    Elan, as adorable as ever.
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