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    Roy back in the arena, oh yeah!

    I'm really not one of those Thog's fans...
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    Very nice. Glad to see Roy still has his wits about him.

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    Well, that's one way to makeyour INT work for you in a combat situation.

    EDIT: How'd Roy get the arrow? We haven't seen any arrows fall into the arena, except from the dinosaur attack, and you'd think someone would have cleaned them up in the match or two between that and Roy V Thog.
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    "'Lovable Miser' crass or just-"

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    "'Lovable Miser' crass or just-"

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    "Come on, kid, move it!"

    And he's back in the fight. Now he's just got to last until the rage wears out. Clever lad, Roy. Let's hope the rest of your plan works out half as well.

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    Good to know that Roy still has his wits about him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khal View Post
    EDIT: How'd Roy get the arrow? We haven't seen any arrows fall into the arena, except from the dinosaur attack, and you'd think someone would have cleaned them up in the match or two between that and Roy V Thog.
    "Ladies and gentlemen, we will now have a 45-minute intermission as the arena staff scours the sand for every last crossbow bolt that was fired."

    It's from the dinosaur attack. They didn't clean them up.

    And as I was drawing that panel, I said to myself, "Someone will ask about the bolt within the first ten posts."
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    wow, I thought Roy was a gonner. glad to see he still has some fight left in him.

    careful now Belkar your fake character development is showing lol

    great comic, Giant!

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    Really enjoying the split-party situation so far. Hurray for Roy! If he actually managed to blind Thog with that glass, he might be able to wrap this up in a few rounds.

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    Hell yeah, Roy is back in action! >:D
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    The last panel is great, but my favorite bit was how matter-of-fact Roy's instructions to Belkar were. Not "go slow them down," not a hint of "do as much as you can manage." Just a straight up "go defeat them thoroughly." Gotta love the confident team leadership right there.
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    And as I was drawing that panel, I said to myself, "Someone will ask about the bolt within the first ten posts."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    "Ladies and gentlemen, we will now have a 45-minute intermission as the arena staff scours the sand for every last crossbow bolt that was fired."

    It's from the dinosaur attack. They didn't clean them up.

    And as I was drawing that panel, I said to myself, "Someone will ask about the bolt within the first ten posts."
    The more random and improvised this fight gets, the better.

    Great stuff. I was really hoping for some Kirk vs. Gorn-style action. Dare I hope for a wonky Capt. Kirk jump kick in a future comic?

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    Was that a 'health potion' glow or a 'something extra special' glow?

    Roy seems to have a few less scratches, but not many...
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    Looks like he finally figured out how to use his Int score in battle.
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    If I was a betting man, I'd put money on Roy at this point. Thog's rage should wear off any round now and Roy gained back most his HP if we are to go by the red scratches.

    Also, I just noticed Thog is a different shade of green when he rages.

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    And as I was drawing that panel, I said to myself, "Someone will ask about the bolt within the first ten posts."
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    Alright, nice to see the Belkster get tagged in, with some amusing dialogue from Ian. ^_^

    As for Roy's dealings: Ye gods, man, going for the knee and then the eyes!? Owww... Not that I really blame him, given a) it's a matter of survival, b) those injuries aren't as crippling long-term in a D&D universe, and c) the cripplee in question, oddly lovable though he is, has killed and will continue to kill lots and lots of people.

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    Yes, try to out run the barbarian with improved movement.

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    About the crossbow bolt, keep in mind Tarquin loves to put on a good, memorable show (see panel 6 especially). Roy using the bolt plays into that perfectly.
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    Yay! This is why Roy's the best, because we have a plan now!

    Although I think Belkar might be the one to turn the tide: we've seen him easily dispatch his kobold counterparts before, and once that's out of the way, he can help V, who can help Elan, because a full-powered Elan could take Nale, (I only say this because of Elan's growth as a character and the fancy Prestige class) however level-drained Elan is a sitting duck for either Sabin or Nale, gods help him if both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    "Ladies and gentlemen, we will now have a 45-minute intermission as the arena staff scours the sand for every last crossbow bolt that was fired."
    What intermission? Go send a bunch of prisoners due for execution out to clear the bolts away while the dinosaur's still running around the arena. Fun for the whole family, I tell you!

    Okay, so that could get a little boring after ten minutes, but hey, have you watched the real life sporting events people will spend an afternoon watching?

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    hah!

    Good to know that Roy is still in the game. Makes me wonder why he offered his surrender just two comics before. He never did that before, so it was a truly desperate move.

    And, by the way, we know see Thog's abysmal INT: No, he doesn't beat Roy when he is down. Instead, he searches for more boulders, giving him some time to recover his senses, find an arrow, get up and run away. I mean, Thog: You're faster, you're stronger, why do you spend precious rage time searching for big rocky improvised weapons!!

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    Also, I just noticed Thog is a different shade of green when he rages.
    That's just so everyone will know they won't like it when he's angry.

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    I mean, Thog: You're faster, you're stronger, why do you spend precious rage time searching for big rocky improvised weapons!!
    Didn't Alan Rickman answer that in the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood?
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    Dear People-Who-Think-Roy-is-Stupid,

    In your faces!

    But seriously, I loved the comic. I'll have to reread it when it's not 11 at night. I'm not getting the joke from the last few panels. Someone mind explaining?

    Also, prediction for 800: Thog being killed/defeated. It's certainly getting set up for that.
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