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    Default Re: OOTS #748 - The Discussion Thread

    Thank you Belkar . Roy is in so much trouble...

    And did Gannji (I can never spell it) set it up on purpose? Wouldn't put it past him...
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    Cue theories about Belkar causing the Death of Roy again.

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    Belkar ain't too swift, is he.

    Also, I don't get the level 8/attack rank 6 gag. Anybody care to explain?
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    Number one fights against number two? Or is it like tennis that it's scheduled so the two highest ranked players meet in the final?

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    I'm helping you! I'm making sure you look mediocre, isn't that what you want?

    Awww, poor Roy. Looking forward to strip 750!
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    Nice SWORD SMASH there, Roy.

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    Awesome strip. Can we finally stop having the Roy vs. Belkar discussion now? Roy stomped him so hard he reverted editions!

    I get the feeling the numbers mean they're fighting each other, Elhoim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shale View Post
    Belkar ain't too swift, is he.

    Also, I don't get the level 8/attack rank 6 gag. Anybody care to explain?
    It's a Basic D&D rules joke. Races other than humans could only reach certain levels, and I'm guessing the attack rank fits in with that. Bear in mind, this arena seems to mess with people's perception of what edition/century they're in.

    I'm worried about Roy now, though. Roy does seem to be a competent high-level (14-15) fighter, but the fact remains that he's just a fighter. This gives Enor an advantage, even with his high LA.
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    So very cool. And a good answer to all these speculations about the odds in a figth Belkar vs. Roy. Loved it.

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    Oh, yes. Damn, that's satisfying.
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    I like.

    Edit: I'll leave all the technicals to others (Attack rating 6? don't get that, must be 1st ed.) loved the mst3k reference though.

    Just gotta say kudos to Rich you do so much with the stick figure format. There's such weight to the way this comic comes off considering the underlying power struggle outlined by TOGIP (The Old Guys In Prison- oh yeah!) The way Roy uses a period wheh he smacks down Belkar! I was left with a feeling of warm satisfied fuzziness. Great Job!
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    Poor Roy, he's just too awesome for his own good. I can see Gannji get what's coming to him as well, I highly doubt he's going to get off scot-free after what he pulled with Tarquin.

    Would someone also explain Belkar's dazed line at the end there for me please, I'm afraid I haven't played D&D long enough to get it.
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    I believe we call that a...

    HEADSHOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shale View Post
    Also, I don't get the level 8/attack rank 6 gag. Anybody care to explain?
    It's Attack Rank G, not 6. It's from Basic D&D, the old Red Box edition.

    Demihumans could only advance to a certain level at first, but then they introduced higher levels to the game. Rather than undo the level restrictions, they gave demihumans the ability to gain additional "attack ranks" from A to H or something that made them attack almost as well as a human with the same amount of XP.
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    I'm making you look mediocre!

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    That was awesome!
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    Belkar = OWNED

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but does this also mean Belkar's alignment is now Chaotic and his class Fighter?
    No, his class would be Halfling. Demihumans were both your class and race in that edition. You would be a 3rd-level Elf or a 5th-level Dwarf - or an 8th-level Fighter (and automatically be human).

    However, it is almost certainly a one-panel joke that won't be mentioned again, so it doesn't really matter.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but does this also mean Belkar's alignment is now Chaotic and his class Fighter?
    Pretty sure it just means he has a concussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPoD View Post
    However, it is almost certainly a one-panel joke that won't be mentioned again, so it doesn't really matter.
    Unless, of course, Roy's new attack is "hurt someone, then knock them back 3 editions."

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    I like the sword imprint on Belkars face. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    Unless, of course, Roy's new attack is "hurt someone, then knock them back 3 editions."
    Yeah, but how much damage would that really do to Xykon?
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    Oh, Roy. Use your words.

    ... just your words.

    "That boy just got his ass knocked back to basic!"
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    That depends,how powerful were sorcerers back in Basic?Did they even existed?Otherwise maybe he'll cause Xykon to lose all his levels

    Also,I like the guard saying "That boy got his ass knocked to Basic!"
    Oh,and Roy just got higher the number list than a half-dragon

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    Yeah, but how much damage would that really do to Xykon?
    Since he's a sorcerer and they didn't exist three editions ago, wouldn't that cause him to cease to exist?

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    This seems like a pretty good case for Belkar *really* causing Roy's death.

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    Loved the BECMI joke!

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    Hahaha....nice Power Attack Roy. Sorry you couldn't stand looking mediocre!

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    Sweet. Very cool. About time we saw some action.

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