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    Default OOTS #376 - The Discussion Thread

    New comic is up.

    This is the end of the Miko/Xykon story...next comic will be Wednesday night, and then we'll be back to three-a-week from then on.
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    Redcloak doubling over in laughter...
    "Quest buy" ("how ragtag are we talking?")
    "Xykon's Moderately Escapable Forcecage"...

    Too much.
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    Xykon's Moderately Escapable Forcecage - thank you, Giant. I rolled around after that one!

    And is it just my perception, or is there more of an equal balance between and ?

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    "Widescreen Crystal Ball" and guarantee -- LOL!

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    Xykon's really getting into James Bond villian mode isn't he? Perhaps something to do with the new film out?
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    Confusing, but funny. I don't understand why they wanted to let Miko escape after going to the trouble of destroying those orbs.

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    does he mean to scry in on her? And by extension the whole of Azure City and the location of the gate?

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    My jaw is hanging open. I completely didn't see that coming.

    I doff my hat to you, Rich. Nicely done.

    And seeing 's eyes pop into circles when asked about the hobgoblins? PRICELESS.

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    The widescreen crystal ball is awesome, as is "the look on your skull". But "won't some of the hobgoblins die" is right up there with "Sacrificing minions... is there any problem it CAN'T solve?!"

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    Wow, great fix on the forcecage issue ;) . Great Comic.
    And it seems that even BEBG's need insurance

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    That was, once again, amazingly fantastic. And I thought it would be silly to check for a new comic at noon.

    I wonder if that crystal ball is HD ready, I think it needs to be, supervillians don't cut corners on things like that.
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    Won't some of the hobglobins die?
    Priceless :)

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    Hahaha, Take THAT DnD Rules Lawyers!
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    Wow great comic Rich I havent laughed like that in quite a while

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    "How ragtag are we talking here?"

    Wow, Xylon really does consider to be incompetent.

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    I bet Xylon is just planning to use his invading army as a distraction so he can get at the gate. Or maybe he has access to Spells Of Mass Destruction that make it easier to take out a garrison on city walls instead of dispersed throughout a city?

    Oh, it seems that the OotS is going to be meeting with Miko after all! It's going to be a doozy explaining how Belkar isn't in jail.
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    That comic was unbelievably funny- a great way to end the run of bonus strips. Why would you ever want a normal-shaped crystal ball when there is a widescreen version?

    Looking forward to finding out what will happen to Elan though...
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    Absolutely priceless comic! ^_^

    Thank you thank you thank you!

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    LOL

    wont some of the hobgoblins die from exhaustion?
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    I can't help but snicker at everyone who whined about that forcecage spell. Brilliant.
    yay! thog and not-nale on zany whirlwind adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinSoldier View Post
    I don't understand why they wanted to let Miko escape after going to the trouble of destroying those orbs.

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    does he mean to scry in on her? And by extension the whole of Azure City and the location of the gate?

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    Yes. When Miko warns of the invasion, Xykon figures all the Sapphire Guard paladins -- including Miko -- will be ordered to guard the gate. Then he can scry on Miko to determine where the gate is. Then he can go there. What Xykon is not expecting is that OOTS will be there as well... to foil Xykon's plans yet again.
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    Yes. When Miko warns of the invasion, Xykon figures all the Sapphire Guard paladins -- including Miko -- will be ordered to guard the gate. Then he can scry on Miko to determine where the gate is. Then he can go there. What Xykon is not expecting is that OOTS will be there as well... to foil Xykon's plans yet again.
    Yeah, it just took me a minute to figure it out, while I was posting.

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    Quest Buy.
    Best. Pun. EVER!
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    A thought about those hairs...

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    If they are Windstriker's hairs, might Xykon not end up spying on Windstriker in pari delicto? I wonder what he does in his off-time, other than eating Heavenly OatsTM
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    Some great jokes down the board. The Quest Buy probably amused me the most though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecan View Post
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    Yes. When Miko warns of the invasion, Xykon figures all the Sapphire Guard paladins -- including Miko -- will be ordered to guard the gate. Then he can scry on Miko to determine where the gate is. Then he can go there. What Xykon is not expecting is that OOTS will be there as well... to foil Xykon's plans yet again.
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    queted for truth. Also, this lines up for some less explaination from OOTSes side
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    Holy crud...I guess there is a reason Xykon's become such a threat with time.
    He can be smart when he needs to.
    Oh, and REdcloak, as always, rules.
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    Yes. When Miko warns of the invasion, Xykon figures all the Sapphire Guard paladins -- including Miko -- will be ordered to guard the gate. Then he can scry on Miko to determine where the gate is. Then he can go there. What Xykon is not expecting is that OOTS will be there as well... to foil Xykon's plans yet again.
    Reminds me of the old Wizardry game...

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    When playing Crusaders of the Dark Savant (one of Wizardry games), the BBEG was kinda doing what I think Xykon is doing. Let the adventurers discover the "item" and then pop in and take it. The adventureres did all the dirty work and BBEG was just watching them till they found the prize. And since they weren't expecting that, there was no time and no chance to protect it.


    And anyone who will tell me that Giant doesn't read the forums and doesn't provide clarifications for things that people find objectionable is full of it.

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    Yes. When Miko warns of the invasion, Xykon figures all the Sapphire Guard paladins -- including Miko -- will be ordered to guard the gate. Then he can scry on Miko to determine where the gate is. Then he can go there. What Xykon is not expecting is that OOTS will be there as well... to foil Xykon's plans yet again.
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    However, they're going to destroy the gate once again, so Xykon has to find yet another gate to attack


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    Did Xykon's plan depend on Miko conveniently leaving her cloak and litter lying around?

    I was rolling after the Moderately Escapable Forcecage, but this bugged me somehow. Surely he can't be *that* lucky and foolish...

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    What's with Quest Buy? Are we being hit by American-Centric Puns again?

    That was a nice series of strips, now let's see how not-Nale (not Nale) is doing :)
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    Now I'm curious about Roy & Nale. Wednesday we'll know...
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