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    Heh heh heh.

    "Because really, who wants an annoying little thing zipping around, flying in front of your face when you're trying to cast?"

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    Hah! See, that's one of the benefits of a ground-bound familiar.

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    Ooh, a magic item shopping comic. We haven't had one of those in a while. And true to form, V always has the best experience in magic item shops and gets a free power up.

    One does wonder how Just Hats manages to stay in business though. I bet they have better hats than Hats and More!

    And now, the Giant is forced to add a couple extra black lines and a tiny color shift to Blackwing's leg for every comic he ever makes from here on out.
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    Neat transmorgification visual effects!

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    Its nice to find helping gnomes that transmogrify items that boost your wizard for free.

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    Haha, nice one V.

    The stores there remind me of how my old D&D group liked to play-- big box mart type of places where magic items are as common as dirt.
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    Did he just made that for free? *sigh*
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    Well, at least Blackwing is too entranced by the shiny to notice V's comment.
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    This totally reminded me of that episode of the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon buys Amy a tiara and she flips out: "Put-it-on-me-put-it-on-me-put-it-on-me!!!!" XD I love Blackwing.
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    So when's the wedding?

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    ooh V - how could you?

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    "Partially Charged Wands 50% off!"

    Completely ignored everything else in the comic for about fifteen seconds on that one.
    "Okay, so I'm going to quick draw and dual wield these one-pound caltrops as improvised weapons..."
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    "Oh, hey, look! Blue Eyes Black Lotus!" "Wait what, do you sacrifice a mana to the... Does it like, summon a... What would that card even do!?" "Oh, it's got a four-energy attack. Completely unviable in actual play, so don't worry about it."

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    A character moment between V. and their familiar, showing cooperation and selflessness on V.'s part? Blackwing getting to be funny again? What is this, humor getting in the way of plot? We need to see a halfling's WIS score quadruple so he can come up with a completely out-of-character plan to destroy a ridiculously powerful vampire with no repercussions to anyone!

    Oh wait. That's not humor getting in the way of plot, that's plot getting in the way of metagaming. Sorry. Never mind.

    More seriously, I liked it. V. is sardonic and critical... but the fact remains that let Blackwing keep the stone. Even knowing it's powerful (if they didn't know before now, they certainly did after the gnome here spoke up, but didn't say anything), they didn't try to take it from Blackwing. Now, V. effectively has an ioun stone, and Blackwing has a shiny. Everyone wins.

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    Man... V getting access to teleport would suck... I always liked that (s)he had Conjuration banned because it made for more interesting plots tht couldn't be solved with a standard action

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    And now, the Giant is forced to add a couple extra black lines and a tiny color shift to Blackwing's leg for every comic he ever makes from here on out.
    You're looking at it backwards. Now I don't need to remember to place a little orange ioun stone floating in every panel from here on out.
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    I laughed way too much at the hat stores.

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    That's a very nice shopkeeper, and helpful, too!

    ... he's going to die, isn't he.

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    Really, Vaarsuvius? You just got a free +1 to caster level and you can't even crack a smile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxon View Post
    ooh V - how could you?
    Definitely a burn. But not a new one.

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    Meet V's spells, now with +1 Caster Level of oomph.
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    At least this crow is female.

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    Nice, and it looks really good on its leg.
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    "-as long as you stay close enough."

    (Somewhere else in Gnometopia, to the confusion of everyone) dun dun DUN!!
    At least now I can get back to enjoying my glass of elven wine in peace and quiet, without being called on to intervene in someone else's problems.
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    Yet another reason for me to be a huge fan of the V-Blackwing relationship. Go bauble-wielders!
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    Why did Laurin have the stone at all? She was a manifester, not a caster.
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    At least Blackwing gets to keep his bauble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    You're looking at it backwards. Now I don't need to remember to place a little orange ioun stone floating in every panel from here on out.
    LOL! I totally realized the point of this comic the second I read it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Tiri View Post
    Why did Laurin have the stone at all? She was a manifester, not a caster.
    Psionics-Magic Transparency. Increasing caster level is the same as increasing manifestor level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiri View Post
    Why did Laurin have the stone at all? She was a manifester, not a caster.

    Psionics-Magic Transparency. She got the bonus too.
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    "That sounds good, but it's mine and I can't cast spells."

    "You could simply give it to your elf."

    "I am pretty sure I mentioned it was mine. I just know I did."

    Oh Blackwing, your bauble-centric morality will forever slay me with laughter.
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