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    New comic is up.

    Running a little behind on the "daily" aspect; this is technically Friday's strip. So expect another one late tonight.
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    A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2, the sixth set of monster miniatures for your tabletop gameŚnow including digital tokens to use in your favorite virtual tabletop. Available from Gumroad!

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    Roy's "Eh" is a great finisher.
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    Draketooths? Nale and Tarquin?

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    friggin standing ovation over here. Awesome. XD
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    Eh. Nice one!

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    How's that burning pile of wax doing?
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    The update schedule is blowing my mind!! (I hope this isnt the last spurt to the finish line, but we all know it probably is )

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    Duhn duhn DUHN!!!


    Also, "Freshmouth" ahahahahah... Belkar, I hope you never die.
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    Nice. Seconds away from going to bed, and BAM! New OotS!

    Belkar is being very useful. He will die soon... Just a guess, but it's:

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    always nice to be online when a new comic goes up.

    makes the compulsive refreshing worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    The update schedule is blowing my mind!! (I hope this isnt the last spurt to the finish line, but we all know it probably is )

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    finish is not that close still one more gate. defeating team evil. defeating tarquin.

    great issue especially the conversation at the end

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    Yes, two a day (hopefully)

    Heh, Freshmouth.

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    Did Belkar just... track? The end-times is nigh indeed. At least for the Belkster. Looks like his final "burn" will be the fact the Order will actually start liking him when he goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaddix View Post
    finish is not that close still one more gate. defeating team evil. defeating tarquin.

    great issue especially the conversation at the end
    All of whom are meeting up at said gate in this canyon...

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    Silly Haley...every adventurer knows Always Go Left.

    ...or maybe that's just my gaming group. But still!

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    Another foreshadowing of Belkar's death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    All of whom are meeting up at said gate in this canyon...
    It's really unlikely that the Order will be victorious when there's another Gate to be seen, among with other unsolved mysteries around (the IFCC's plan for the Gates, the world within the world, Durkon's posthumous return to the dwarven lands, etc). This Gate will probably be where Tarquin's rule will end, and maybe also the end of the Linear Guild, but Team Evil will certainly survive and move forwards to the last Gate. As Elan would put it, drama dictates it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia View Post
    Silly Haley...every adventurer knows Always Go Left.

    ...or maybe that's just my gaming group. But still!
    ... Someone else follows that rule? I have a friend who does, and it ended up becoming an habit for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia View Post
    Silly Haley...every adventurer knows Always Go Left.

    ...or maybe that's just my gaming group. But still!
    From the old Wizardry school..."Contra Dextra Avenue" Werdna Rules....

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    Note that Haley is incorrect about the Right-Hand rule. The statement, "we always take the rightmost path that we haven't explored yet - eventually we should see every part that way", doesn't work in all cases. If a Maze has a passage loop that goes all the way around the goal you're trying to reach, then it can't be solved by taking right hand turns all the time. In such a Maze, wall following will lead you around the loop, but never contact the goal. Wall following always keeps you touching the same "island" of walls, where passage loops put sections of the Maze on different islands.

    To solve a Maze with loops, you need something like Tremaux's Algorithm, however that requires marking the Maze, and as the characters suggested, marks like breadcrumbs may be removed. Hence following Belkar's nose really is the best course of action.

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    Sweet! This is so much better than the Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch!
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    Okay, 'fess up, how many people's right hands twitched when they read the first panel?

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    Just want to say the current update rate is amazing! Thanks Giant.

    Fortunately we aren't used to daily updates too much so this delay doesn't matter at all

    I like that this strip addresses the morality of Kobold mind control. And Elan's suggestion was the first "Elan does something stupid" joke I really had to laugh about in a while.
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    Actually I had the same reaction as V...I was asking myself what electromagnetic or Momentum vectors had anything to do with their situation

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    Lol and there I was thinking something perverted until I remembered that there really was a rule loke that for mazes.

    Again, thanks fo the update, Giant!!
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    Speculation following my previous post:

    I don't think it'll be the Linear Guild. Why would their smell be so bad that Belkar thinks it remarkable?

    Then again, it doesn't really hint towards the Draketooths either... I can't really think of any reason they would smell especially strongly (unless he just means there's a lot of them).

    So my guess is for some third party. Gannji and Enor sprung to mind, but I think that's more because their thread got bumped recently than anything else . And that's missing the obvious: they're not human.

    It's not Xykon, because the whole human things (and even zombies are out, because Roy specifically mentioned corpses).

    Ian is possible: Belkar has a history of commenting on his smell. But I think Belkar would be able to tell if it's some specific human he'd met before (I'm thinking of him recognising Nale by smell back in Azure city).

    Any thoughts?

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    Is it just me, or is Roy being excessively violent in the past few strips? It's kinda disheartening. His eyebrows are is so furrowed!
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    Its funny that the characters are talking about smell... when they don't have noses.

    Also, great comic once again, Giant.

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    I love V's reactio, showing once more why he and Redcloak are my favourite characters of OotS ^^

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    Before someone inevitably asks: close your right hand in a fist with your thumb sticking straight out. The direction of your thumb represents the vector of current flow through a wire, while your fingers point in the direction the magnetic field lines wrap around the wire.
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    Also, got an ETA for the next Kickstarter update?
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    Great physics reference by V. Didn't get it until the second reading.

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