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    Awesome, as always.

    Gives me an idea for a Kobold cannon trap...
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    Wonder what Roy's going to think of this, though.

    Edit: also, has Haley not been keeping her Search skill maxed? Wouldn't that be, like... stupid?
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    Bah, he has d8 hit dice. He was in no real danger.

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    Oh Giant. You so funny. We all knew it was going to happen - poor Roy just tried to delude himself into thinking it wouldn't.
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    Oh, "the" tool?
    How evil.
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    Poor Yuk-yuk! I am almost beginning to feel sorry for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    Bah, he has d8 hit dice. He was in no real danger.
    d6 actualy. This is 3.5 after all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Phoenix View Post
    d6 actualy. This is 3.5 after all...
    YY has Ranger levels, and they have d8.

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    *Facepalm*

    Oh, Haley, you should never neglect your old skills...
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    Poor Yuk-yuk! I am almost beginning to feel sorry for him.
    When he wakes up...

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    V said he would do it as long as V gave him "the directive to search for traps to the best of his ability". Then he issued him the "proper mental commands"...

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    *snerk* Not sure if Yukyuk's the right 'tool' for the job, but his blundering is funny all the same.

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    Hehe...another great strip.

    Actually,tat was rather similar to the basic trapfinding method in a previous campaign of our group. The opoor fighter had become a crash dummy.

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    So... what is Haley spending those ranks on if she hasn't been keeping her search skill maxxed out ? Or is it just that she doesn't want to take the risk anyway, even with a maxxed out search skill ?

    Certainly her bluff ranks don't seem to be lacking.... meshes nicely with what she said back here (7th Panel) and here (4th Panel).

    "I'll just put these bulky magic items over here so they don't get in his way...". That's definitely Haley thinking ahead.

    Also - loved the title. Is he a masterwork thief's tool ?

    Nice comic.... again. Thanks Rich !
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    I'm surprised that Yuk-Yuk is still dominated, after everything he's had to go through. I guess he must have truly abysmal saves...!
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    You know I'm actually a bit surprised Haley's okay with it. She worked to free slaves from under Tarquin's grasp, but it's okay do it to Yukyuk. I know Yukyuk was an enemy, but it just seems a bit hypocritical to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lothos View Post
    So... what is Haley spending those ranks on if she hasn't been keeping her search skill maxxed out ? Or is it just that she doesn't want to take the risk anyway, even with a maxxed out search skill ?
    No, I don;t think she has, so hmmm.

    Also, I love Roy's dawning realization, and everyone else's straight faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothos View Post
    So... what is Haley spending those ranks on if she hasn't been keeping her search skill maxxed out ? Or is it just that she doesn't want to take the risk anyway, even with a maxxed out search skill ?
    Well, Haley being Haley she will always and forever max Bluff and Sense Motive. Hide, Move Silently, Knowledge: Religion and Knowledge: Local would all have served her well as a Resistance leader.

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    He finds traps the same way as Nodwick; The way a stick disarms a beartrap.
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    Another parallel the guy has with Belkar: no ranks in a skill that his class is known for...

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    Yep. Roy may be in trouble next time he dies.

    ETA: But how is this different from using the various Charm/ Dominate Person/ Monster spells in-game? Do the higher Summon Monster spells summon sentient critters to fight for the party?

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    She's probably not been keeping Search maxed because it isn't a particularly useful skill when you're first fighting a war and then being the leader of the Resistance--stuff like Move Silently etc. are far more useful in those situations. She hasn't had that many opportunities to level up since she left Azure City, either.

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    Man every new strip with Yuk-Yuk just keeps reenforcing my idea that he is going to kill Belkar in the end (and V if this strip is an indication)

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    She's probably not been keeping Search maxed because it isn't a particularly useful skill when you're first fighting a war and then being the leader of the Resistance--stuff like Move Silently etc. are far more useful in those situations. She hasn't had that many opportunities to level up since she left Azure City, either.
    Not to mention her existing Search skill was already demonstrably high enough to find all the secret doors she needed to find in Azure City.

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    I think we just established that Roy had better never find out about Mr Scruffy's litter box.

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    Kobold is best served... well done...
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    He must have rolled a 1--have him try again until he gets it right.

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    *snerk*

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    Default Re: OOTS #840 - The Discussion Thread

    Great comic as always, but, dayumn, I am really starting to feel kinda bad for that Kobold. I mean, yeah he shot Mr. Scruffy, and I was screaming for his death, but after he got, well..ya know, I think he's paid his price, cuz I"m pretty sure I'd rather be dead then what he had to endure, lol.

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