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    Good comic, as always.

    Also, maybe it's just me, but isn't Bandana supposed to have his mouth open in frame #4?

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    I had forgotten Elementals could talk

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    The gold golem (elemental?) in the last frame was a nice joke.
    Interesting choice to write a bridge comic to address the Mechane's crew, and the nature of pirates. (We already blew up a room fighting vampires was a nice quip).

    Otherwise, this strip just gets us to the next one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris View Post
    Good comic, as always.

    Also, maybe it's just me, but isn't Bandana supposed to have his mouth open in frame #4?
    Bandana is a woman.

    And she probably does need to open her mouth to talk
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    It's like we all forgot they were pirates and wanted pay.
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    With any luck, we will someday learn what Andi's deal is. (If we already learned and I missed it, I have no doubt one of you will point it out.)
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    Ah, pirates. Always one step away from mutiny.
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    Yeah, Andi's totally going to attempt mutiny at some point.
    Shame, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catticus View Post
    With any luck, we will someday learn what Andi's deal is.
    I'm sure Andi would argue that a more relevant question would be "What's Bandana's deal?". She has a point, that's the beauty of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ornithologist View Post
    It's like we all forgot they were pirates and wanted pay.
    So I'm thinking we are being reminded of this for a specific reason...Foreshadowing anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper Jo View Post
    Yeah, Andi's totally going to attempt mutiny at some point.
    Shame, really.
    Probably not. She's probably just griping at the younger member of the crew being Acting Captain. It's probably not coming to actual mutiny.

    Good comic though; nice to see the crews grumbling being addressed. And the gold Elemental should be used to working with adventurers; he's summoned every time someone asks an Efreet for untold riches (in my games, anyway)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I'm sure Andi would argue that a more relevant question would be "What's Bandana's deal?". She has a point, that's the beauty of it.
    Not a particularly good one, IMO. True, they are pirates, not altruists, but at some point there needs to be some recognition that youre going to be forced to do things you would rather not be doing when you get involved in adventures of this scale. She should be happy she's getting paid at all instead of, say, being held hostage by V and Belkar to get the ship moving where they need it, because that is totally a thing that could happen. As far as random 3rd parties to the conflict go, the pirates are making out pretty good here.
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    Besides, Pirates will most likely take any job for pay. It's only when they get BETTER PAY that they'll cut your throat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper Jo View Post
    Yeah, Andi's totally going to attempt mutiny at some point.
    Shame, really.
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    Nice punchline, and the crayon comment was clever

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    Isn't it nice when the game reminds you that average NPC "more than I'd make in a lifetime" is pocket change to a mid-level adventurer?
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    We're having a lot of exposition/transition comics as of late, aren't we?

    Not that I'm complaining; it makes the plot more believable, certainly, just pointing it out.
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    So was this the mutiny being foreshadowed? Seemed to be wrapped up a bit too easily. Real pirates would be like "Oh, if they can afford 200gp per person that quickly, they must have even more stashed away."

    Granted, real pirates would not last long messing with high-level adventurers either.

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    Very nice reminder that the Mechane is more than just a taxi service for the PCs.
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    So... what do we think would be widely accepted currency on the "elemental planes"? Players in my campaign may be assured this question has nothing, whatsoever, to do with a potential direction the main plot is driving towards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Not a particularly good one, IMO. True, they are pirates, not altruists, but at some point there needs to be some recognition that youre going to be forced to do things you would rather not be doing when you get involved in adventures of this scale. She should be happy she's getting paid at all instead of, say, being held hostage by V and Belkar to get the ship moving where they need it, because that is totally a thing that could happen. As far as random 3rd parties to the conflict go, the pirates are making out pretty good here.
    I didn't mean just in this strip, mind, but in her continuing clash with Bandana in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGonzo View Post
    Ah, well.. Keelhauling is always a good.. Oh wait..
    Actually, I suspect bungee-hauling would be even more effective, and less wasteful.

    The sap you disciplined is more likely to survive, and the rest of the crew can hear the screaming. Discipline applied.

    As for Bandana: Really? You're expecting pirates, people who go out of their way to find money, to not accept mercenary work if given the chance? Particularly the kind that leads to less chance of being arrested?

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    A little rebellion from time to time, keeps the pocketbook full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I didn't mean just in this strip, mind, but in her continuing clash with Bandana in general.
    In general, I still think shes picking a fight for the sake of picking a fight. Bandana was the first mate, it wasn't an arbitrary choice to promote her.
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    Love the reference to crayons. And yes, the silicon and titanium elementals imply the existence of gold ones.

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    Andi is quickly becoming a favourite of mine - she took the job to do heroic piracy stuff and management changes are screwing with her expectations of what the job is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    So was this the mutiny being foreshadowed? Seemed to be wrapped up a bit too easily. Real pirates would be like "Oh, if they can afford 200gp per person that quickly, they must have even more stashed away."
    Sure, but they are taking adventurers on an adventure. Adventurers always have more loot on the way back, so that's the time to slash throats.

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    Interesting. So I suppose some high level characters could escape to some other plane of existence and then move on to the new world? Those characters are likely to be the highest level characters in the new world, at least initially. Level 9 clerics and level 13 wizards, minimum, although they could bring lower level characters with them.

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