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    Sometimes I too express payments in the amount of "money."
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    "Let's do that one." Genius. I lol'd.
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    Hooray! Still no Sneak Attack, but at least they can whittle away at her!

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    Wow, I can't believe I actually saw a comic this early upon it's release.

    Good for those gnomes. Too bad about the grandfathers shop though.

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    It has been a while since an OOTS strip has made me giggle like this one. Kudos!

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    Look! A shopkeeper that DOES have polearms!

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    These gnomes. Their story touches me. And Crystal, but I think for her it's less sentimental.
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    I like Haley unceremoniously throwing a bag of money at the old gnome. Also, Bandana's badass smirk in the penultimate panel.

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    So, someone gonna explain the story of why they needed specifically adamantine weapons?
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    Now that is a critical bartering roll...for the gnomes!

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    I wonder if there was any temptation to have Haley say "Shut up and take my money!"

    And Lheticus, golems, specifically flesh golems, have damage reduction overcome by adamantine weapons.
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    I love Haley blowing the raspberry at Crystal in the last panel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lheticus View Post
    So, someone gonna explain the story of why they needed specifically adamantine weapons?
    They already did.

    ninja edit'd!

    I only saw a dagger, a shortsword, and a handaxe. I wonder wonder what that fourth one was going to be.
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    Good for those gnomes. Too bad about the grandfathers shop though.
    On the bright side, they can afford to retire now. Or fix it and spend the remainder on a holiday.
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    Okay, this entire sequence was hilarious. And a nice little snapshot of growth from Haley (tossing a sack of gold without even bothering to count it out) to boot. But really imagining this sequence with movement and voices is comedy gold.

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    Well, that was interesting. And funny.

    EDIT: Love Haley sticking out her tongue at the Crystal Golem in the final panel.
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    Cutest Gnomes yet!

    Also Haley just shouting "money!" as she tosses the bag and runs off is perfect! I don't know what it is, but I can't stop smiling at that.


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    And here, ladies and gentlemen, we see the critical importance of Time To Market.
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    Rich once again proving his genius.

    Gnomes proving they are awesome as well.
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    I got Monty Python vibes from this strip. I don't know why.

    Was Haley sticking her tongue out at Crystal in the last panel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brance_a_Lot View Post
    Now that is a critical bartering roll...for the gnomes!
    For some reason that reminds me of "That was an amazing killing spree...BY THE OTHER TEAM!"
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    Hah. Hilarious.
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    "Money!" made me chuckle.

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    "Either they use magic, or some new fangled gizmo to do their fighting for them."
    So even if the Gnome Guard/Police/Security is able to respond to this ongoing crisis, conceptually half of what they use to enforce order is useless in stopping Crystal. Nice off hand exposition to confirm the pressure on our heroes.

    I rather like the abacus. Mr. Shopkeeper doesn't need no fancy mechanized device to do his calculations for him, no sir!
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    Oh, and by the way, (and I can't believe it took me this long to think to say this:)

    That, ladies and gentlemen, is why adventurers are essential to the D&Dverse economy.
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    Am I the only one that loved Haley sticking out her tongue in the last panel?
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    Well, at least SOMEONE's gained from the rampage!

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    Hurray for prudent business decisions! That's a gnome who's happy about using LIFO for inventory!
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    Is Haley pointing her tongue at Crystal there, in the last frame? I wouldn't be so cocky, if I were her... Argh, ninja'ed a thousand times already...

    BTW cool with adamantine weapons. But with so many bags of holding - I guess Haley will have learned by now to equip herself with some adamantine (and cold iron, and silver) weapons just in case.
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    I guess that helps make up for the gnomes that died last comic?
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