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    not actually sure which one of them was more clever

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    Post hoc rationalization or the best plan he's ever made? We'll never know.
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    Doomsealed!

    Delightful.

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    Hey look at that fourth* panel! Belkar must also have some ranks in Profession (Barber).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    not actually sure which one of them was more clever
    Blackwing, for pointing out the absurdity of the situation.
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    The panels of this comic were interesting. Its quite a different choice.
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    Haley's taking a page out of V's book with the charges.
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    Is this a comic that just demonstrated the difference between intelligence and wisdom?

    Intelligence (Blackwing / Raven Familiar). Intelligence Check she just screwed you, the glass is half full.

    Wisdom Check (Belkar who has not good wisdom, since he needs owls wisdom to use scrolls). Yeah she just screwed me, but I figured out how to make lemonade out of it, and finding happiness in life is knowing how to squeeze those lemons?

    Or am I misunderstanding the technical definitions of intelligence and wisdom that D&D use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    not actually sure which one of them was more clever
    I'd say Rich was. That was hilarious.

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    In regards to the conclusion, I think it could easily be both.
    Personally, I favour the latter.
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    *Insert nitpick about the divergence in etymology and meaning between 'doom' and 'fate' here*

    Great comic, Rich! The last panel made me laugh, as usual.
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    Whose idea was it really? Like how many licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world will never know.

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    It was a simple and genius little bit of banter that proves how well knitted they are as a team, especially when it comes to combat.

    And it continues to prove that Belkar is indeed a sexy, shoeless god of war. Maybe future halflings will start worshiping him in this world.
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    *Insert nitpick about the divergence in etymology and meaning between 'doom' and 'fate' here*

    Great comic, Rich! The last panel made me laugh, as usual.
    I do not think Belkar would understand why you are nitpicking, to him nitpicking is using his daggers on the human and removing the lice and other faults as an afterthought.

    Aka you are doing it wrong (belkar then does a demonstration with his two daggers)
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    Ahhh, Belkar, back to your amusing self. It's much appreciated.
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    Seeing Belkar would probably have had trouble killing giants on his own, I think this is Belkar being intelligent. He would have been stuck doing that anyways whether she told him to or not.
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    I love it, it's like we get to have our classic Belkar cake and eat it too

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    ...How did he decapitate a giant with Small daggers?

    (I don't actually care, but I'm sure someone will know anyway).

    Also, "The Doomsealer" may sound pretty hardcore, but it's not nearly as metal as the time Belkar rode an allosaurus through a ring of fire.
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    Hey, whatever works. But I think this is honestly a great way to show how much better they work together now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    ...How did he decapitate a giant with Small daggers?

    (I don't actually care, but I'm sure someone will know anyway).

    Also, "The Doomsealer" may sound pretty hardcore, but it's not nearly as metal as the time Belkar rode an allosaurus through a ring of fire.
    Assuming not vorpal, they would have died anyways and it just looked cooler to decapitate them than to stab them in the neck (possibly a crit).
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    Wow. First we had Haley and V taking out Giants like it was nothing, and now Belkar...

    It's cool to see how powerful the Order has become. It's also a refreshing change of pace from the uphill battles against higher-ECL opponents. (I also love those, but... refreshing, as I said).
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    I'm going to have to go with Belkar on this, having tricked Haley. I'd be more worried if Belkar weren't down for killing the weak and hurt.
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    This was a great comic, I love how Belkar's more world-wise in these recent strips.
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    aha haley uses her reframing the narrative ability again.

    most because it's what belkar wants, but also because it's fun.

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    Belkar not down with killing things? Really Haley? He wants to be the kill stealer, not the kill stealie.

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    That's a pretty cool layout for the first five panels.

    Nice touch with the decapitated beard, too!
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    Someone remind me please. When did Belkar get Feather Fall?

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