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    Just when I thought all hope was lost, and then you tried to steal it from me anyway. Absolutely awesome fight!

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    Wow, Roy really scraped by on that one for now...

    Is that a typo on the last panel? Should it be lifespan over lifepan?

    Another unexpected plot twist! Thanks Rich!

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    Hel's might looks like it made him 2 or three size categories bigger than usual.
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    On the fortress is an image of a megaweapon in gold, silver, jet, obsidian and adamantine. The goblins are burning.

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    Giant vampires are the worst.
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    Durkon's almost as tall as his patron Diety . . . time for a reversal, right? Something has to go well for Roy at some point, yes? Please?

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    Holy wow! Dark oxymoron warning! Dark oxymoron warning!!!!

    This is not a drill!!!!
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    Amaziing
    Great sneak attack ! and bttf reference
    Darn it Whisper !

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    Is a Dwarf that is a Giant still a Dwarf? #showerthoughts

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    Hold on. I know all about the whole "story trumps rules" bit.

    But didn't Harm reduce Roy to 1 hitpoint? And then the negative levels down to -9?

    Even with Diehard, shouldn't Roy be dead by core rules? ( again, story), but mechanically speaking?
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    Brilliant way to bridge one cliff hanger into another while poking at all the theories of someone saving Roy.

    I still believe Roy has got this, and the way he wins here I think will prove he has got what it takes to take on another high level undead caster. His Brains!
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    HPoH aint playing around though it was a great idea from Wrecan to help without attacking. Cheers to him.

    Roy, hurry and drink the potion!!!!
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    How the hell did he get that big? That's way larger than Large! And he's back in the northern lands so...yeah, things are still bad. Nice save from Wrecan though.
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    Giant vampires... yep, this is escalating intenselly.

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    A lawful rogue always makes me smile. Makes me think that Belkar is going to do something that will go against said rules. Also, it will be funny. And Loki will probably like it.

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    And that is how you do a fake out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickDaily12 View Post
    Hold on. I know all about the whole "story trumps rules" bit.

    But didn't Harm reduce Roy to 1 hitpoint?
    Apparently not.

    No, nothing in the comic ever said that it did.

    No, Harm is not guaranteed to reduce someone to 1 hit point, particularly not a near-epic fighter who's already demonstrated the ability to pass Will saves caused by its caster.
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    And the tables turn!

    ... Twice. Damn it, they're back in Durkula's favor again.

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    "Hel's Might??"

    ...Oh, carp. That can't be good.

    Love Wrecan's rules-abiding contribution to the confrontation. Though I still think his shield looks weirdly like a giant button.

    Edit: And does this make him a rogue?
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    Well, you know what they say.

    The Hel is mightier than the Thord!

    Also, did anyone else think that the potion suddenly took 9 levels in cleric?
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    I'm really enjoying the writing for Wrecan. He's almost as clever with his language as Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickDaily12 View Post
    Hold on. I know all about the whole "story trumps rules" bit.

    But didn't Harm reduce Roy to 1 hitpoint? And then the negative levels down to -9?

    Even with Diehard, shouldn't Roy be dead by core rules? ( again, story), but mechanically speaking?
    Harm only reduced to 1 hit point in 3.0. In 3.5 it does 10 points of damage per caster level (max 150) with half on save.
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    Well, this ought to be really fun. Roy, you better heal up soon, before the Giant Vampire Dwarf gets ya... That was an odd sentence.
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    Does Durkula take damage twice? Roy hitting him and him hitting the floor?
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    Hmmm... I'm guessing that Roy did make his save versus the Harm, because if he really had been reduced to 1 HP and then sent to -9 via the slam attack/energy drain, precedent from the comics is that once you are at 0 HP or less, you are incapacitated and can't act.

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    Strip 1008 published on 10/08. This pleases me.

    Also Roy, less dialogue, more drinking potions!

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    Didn't he still have his normal movement speed? I recall that being referenced back in Azure City.

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    Wasn't it already established that the </Insert God Here>'s Might spells do not increase your speed?
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    I love the moment when the two hear "Hel's Might".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venusaur View Post
    Harm only reduced to 1 hit point in 3.0. In 3.5 it does 10 points of damage per caster level (max 150) with half on save.
    So as little as 70 damage here, then. Perfectly survivable for Roy.

    Carry on.

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