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    Nice comic, thanks.
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    Wow, first time a new comic was posted just as I was checking
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    Looks like i also have incredible luck today.

    And well, it's interesting. Lightning gun, huh. I want one too!
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    Heh heh, "gnomeland security."
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    Seems like "use the harpoons" should have been swapped with the panel before it.

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    Dammit Jim! No more lightning-based weaponry in this comic!

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    Maybe it's just because I happen to be replaying these games out of boredom, but magically charging a "weapon" with a Zap sounds Very Familiar...

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    Oh, man, what a cruel blow to all the people who have been wanting "gnomish techno-cops" to show up and try to stop Crystal! They finally appeared, but only made things worse.
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    I love the diversity of the hats!
    My personal folder is a graveyard of ideas, stuck in their dream phase.
    The "DM won't kill us" attitude is a bubble that sometimes needs to be bursted.
    There's an armor variant rule in UA that will drastically increase character survivability without completely bubble-wrapping them in plot invulnerability
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    Doh, flesh golem.

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    There are gonna be some very dead gnomes next strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbetieh View Post
    Maybe it's just because I happen to be replaying these games out of boredom, but magically charging a "weapon" with a Zap sounds Very Familiar...
    My guess is that it's the effect electrical attacks have on flesh golems, or a related effect.

    Originally posted by the SRD:
    A magical attack that deals electricity damage breaks any slow effect on the golem and heals 1 point of damage for every 3 points of damage the attack would otherwise deal. If the amount of healing would cause the golem to exceed its full normal hit points, it gains any excess as temporary hit points. For example, a flesh golem hit by a lightning bolt heals 3 points of damage if the attack would have dealt 11 points of damage. A flesh golem golem gets no saving throw against attacks that deal electricity damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    Oh, man, what a cruel blow to all the people who have been wanting "gnomish techno-cops" to show up and try to stop Crystal! They finally appeared, but only made things worse.
    I think they were expecting some mecha-suit :D.


    I was afraid of that when seeing the third panel, but we had that already with Celia! Never gets old.
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    Go Gnomeland Security!
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    Crystal 1, Steampunk Gnome Cops 0.
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    I rather like "Knock her hat off" as a euphemism for "Kill 'er dead(er)".
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    Great comic!1 game rules question does electricity both heal and effectively "haste" flesh or any other golem?:) Since thats exactally what it looks like it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoniex View Post
    Great comic!1 game rules question does electricity both heal and effectively "haste" flesh or any other golem?:) Since thats exactally what it looks like it did.
    It did on one in #578.

    Rules says that cold damages are supposed to slow "Flesh Golems" and lightning damages breaks any slow effect on them.
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    Can't believe I waited so long for a new comic for it to be a predictable cliche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoniex View Post
    Great comic!1 game rules question does electricity both heal and effectively "haste" flesh or any other golem?:) Since thats exactally what it looks like it did.
    Cold and fire attacks slow a flesh golem. Electrical attacks cancel the slow effect, and heal them. Each type of golem from the SRD have peculiarities regarding certain spell effects. So no, not all golems would be affected this way. However, this being a unique golem the effects may be different than normal. It seems they are at least somewhat related though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    Seems like "use the harpoons" should have been swapped with the panel before it.
    Why? It makes perfect sense the way round it is. The gnomes fire the lightning gun and hit Crystal, at which point Gnome Second-in-Command shouts at her men "No, you idiots, you should use the other gun instead". Too late by that point, of course, but perfectly sensible.

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    Clearly, a copy of "Jane's: All the World's Golems" should be standard equipment for police and guards.
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    No hat?

    No wonder the gnome didn't understand that. Who doesn't wear a hat??

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    This page is both adorable and terrifying.

    Well played.

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    I was worried for a bit that the gnomes would attack Haley and Bandana, since they asked them to drop their weapons. What will happen next, though? And why is the golem going for the gnomes and not Haley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emanick View Post
    Heh heh, "gnomeland security."
    Agreed - one of the Giant's best puns, and one of the simplest.

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    Ah always the second in command that knows what's up and the leader that's the bonehead. Thank goodness at least one gnome is smart though. I hope she lives.
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    Well, I can honestly say I did not expect this...

    Edit: So.. Any bets on which of the gnomeland security gnomes survive, if any?
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