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    Thog is wonderful. Elegance in simplicity, indeed.

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    That ax looks a little big to be Occam's Razor...

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    *snerk*

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    I find it amazing that Roy's head didn't get split in two. Excellent comic mechanics.
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    Nice comic, love the title.

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    Oh no! Thog is showing battle damage!

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    Thog seems smarter somehow, smarter than usual that is.

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    And that's why I love Thog: funny, yet so true. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganurath View Post
    That ax looks a little big to be Occam's Razor...
    Occam's Axe. It's the same principle while being more brutal about it (and thus doing 1d12 in base damage instead of a paltry 1d4)
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    Roy doesn't need an entire prestige class: just a feat, which Thog is too dumb to have taken.

    And I find it very difficult to believe that Roy would be killed again so soon, so (hopefully) he's safe for the moment.
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    I have every faith that Roy shall pull through, somehow! And I DO hope he is not somehow rescued by someone else ... a one-on-one victory over an evenly-matched opponent is just what he needs, after getting upstaged by his more comical teammates at (almost) every turn and then losing (albeit gallantly) to Xykon.

    As for Thog? I doubt he'll meet his end here, but I really, really, really truly want him to lose!

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    Heh, so far advantage Thog, I suppose. This will be interesting to see play out...
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    Love the title.

    I'm guessing the axe and sword barely doing damage is to represent the fact that both Roy and Thog have really high con scores and a ton of HP. Plus those weapons are non-magical and probably not well-maintained, considering all those blood stains on Thog's axe. Since, even with power attacks, it would take a fair number of rounds for them to kill each other in an actual D&D game, Rich is probably representing that by having the weapons only do superficial damage.
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    hhahahahaha silly Zebrafolk, never know when to shut up

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    You can say Roy will have a splitting headache after that hit.

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    poor Zebrafolk
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    This is starting to look bad for Roy. He is letting Thog get to him. He dropped his guard and got hit after Thogs unstoppable comment and after he told Roy he was smarter and he couldn't let the insult go. On the plus side with less brain cells he may not care as much in the future so it my not be as bad as I first thought.
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    After this, you must recognise Thog has improved his wisdom.
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    Oosh. Glad Roy seemed to take that last blow to the head fairly well, swirly-thing notwithstanding.

    Better than the poor zebrafolk, at least.

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    Thog: Zen Warrior.

    That's all I have to say, the comic speaks for itself. Thog knows inner peace always, reflecting upon the humor of the universe even as his life is threatened. He sees the truth in all things, countering long, drawn out arguments with a few simple, yet wise, words. He knows that plans do not have to be complicated to be works of sheer genius, and above all, he can find the joy in life's simple pleasures, be it eating ice cream or crushing his enemies skull with a well placed attack.
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    Thog is smart in his own way. :)

    It looks like that attack should have cleaved Roy's head.

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    I think I'm Thog-level smart.
    'cause I don't get the title.

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    Hah, just got the title. Also, very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    Roy doesn't need an entire prestige class: just a feat, which Thog is too dumb to have taken.

    And I find it very difficult to believe that Roy would be killed again so soon, so (hopefully) he's safe for the moment.
    IIRC Roy has the Great Cleavage feat ...

    ... which isn't helpful in single combat against Thog. Perhaps Roy is defeated but not killed outright by Thog; Roy puts up a good enough fight that T ponders whether to keep him alive to please the crowd another day. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

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    I don't get the title.
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    That is FEWER Roy, and probably.

    A Prestige Class that lets Roy add INT to his attack rolls.... Interesting idea.

    As for the title -- Angry maybe, Even certainly, but never MAD. ;)
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    Did Thog just used Leap Attack in that next-to-last panel? Pure awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan 01 View Post
    I don't get the title.
    You and me both, Lycan.
    I think it must be a spin on the adage "Don't get mad, get even"- but...uh?
    Are they even now (intellect-wise) 'cause Thog knocked out some o' Roy's brain cells?
    But 'MAD' is called out in all caps- so it seems like I'm still missing something...

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    I think I'm Thog-level smart.
    'cause I don't get the title.

    'Splainy, please.
    MAD is Multiple Ability Dependency. It's a balance problem Monks and Paladins have, where they depend on three or more ability scores to be effective (and most PCs usually only have one or two high ability scores.) For most characters, some of their otherwise cool class features are useless because they can't be good at all of them.

    Thog is referring to methods of making Intelligence useful for a melee Power Attacker, which would lead to MAD (being Strength-, Constitution-, and Intelligence-dependent.)
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