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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    Nice! Out of curiosity, if you were to put a number on it, what would you put as the circumstance modifier Roy got to bull rush that giant?

    (I will accept 'just enough' as an answer )
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    Watch that last step. It's a doozy.

    And this shows the difference between Bandana and Andi.
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    Not that it didn't work, but yes Bandana, letting your allies in on what you intend before hand will generally result in better execution of your plans.
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    Really nice artwork page 3 panel 1.

    And the heroes save the day! The only loose end is Roy's sword--TBD is that's easy to grab or if it sank under the snow or otherwise got really lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Not that it didn't work, but yes Bandana, letting your allies in on what you intend before hand will generally result in better execution of your plans.
    and better response from the enemy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Not that it didn't work, but yes Bandana, letting your allies in on what you intend before hand will generally result in better execution of your plans.
    Except we're in a story and she's captain of a literally plot-driven airship, and everyone knows that plans only work if you keep them a secret first!

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    There we go, THAT'S the Etam we grew to love.
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    One comic with Bandana back as Captain and the situation immediately improves bigly.

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    Elan gets the best line again

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    And that is why Bandana is the captain and Andromeda is a glorified twelve-year-old babysitter all grown up.
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    And Roy loses another sword. Dammit, Roy, you should have legendary grip strength!

    At least Furkini Menace likely lives to fight another day ... of which there may be about three, more or less.

    Bandana is keeping Andy around for the duration of the current crisis. Vengeance is a dish best served cold, which won't be difficult in these climes. Yes, I know, it'll be justice, not vengeance, but who says there is never overlap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.5 cats View Post
    Really nice artwork page 3 panel 1.

    And the heroes save the day! The only loose end is Roy's sword--TBD is that's easy to grab or if it sank under the snow or otherwise got really lost.
    I expect the three giant slayers to take care of that, unless Rich needs another subplot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneris View Post
    Except we're in a story and she's captain of a literally plot-driven airship, and everyone knows that plans only work if you keep them a secret first!
    But it wasn't a secret that there was a plan, and it wasn't a secret that Roy was to hurl Furkini Menace overboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by nocoolnamejim View Post
    One comic with Bandana back as Captain and the situation immediately improves bigly.
    Once again showing there's different sorts of smart. Andi presumably is smart in her field of engines, but Bandana is smart at battle tactics and thinking on her feat. Which one should be in command? ponders THE ENGINEER, DAMMIT. ENGINEERS SHOULD RULE THE WORLD. He said without any bias whatsoever.

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    Elan gets the best line again
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    That was awesome. And Roy is really bad at losing weapons.

    Pretty sure that's the first time we've had a one-and-two-halves page strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Not that it didn't work, but yes Bandana, letting your allies in on what you intend before hand will generally result in better execution of your plans.
    Of course, part of being captain is that sometimes you have to give orders in situations which preclude that. Sometimes time is at a premium, as Vaarsuvius would say. :P
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    And there's Roy, learning to trust others to be competent at what they do. I do appreciate this comic more and more.

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    And what concerns me most is hoping that the female giant survives the fall.

    She hardly looked worried, just ticked off. That's a positive sign. Heck, she's gotten more character development in just the few strips she's been in than most NPCs throughout the strip.
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    Wasn't it Elan that said "All you need is shove"?

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    And what concerns me most is hoping that the nice giant lady survives.
    What sort of warrior would she be if she could not even handle a little fall?
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    Ah, Elan...
    Always the optimist.

    And the plan is mostly sound.
    Assuming you can disable big X's flight after he gets onboard.
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    Thanks, I'd forgotten that exchange!

    Phew! I hope we see her again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Not that it didn't work, but yes Bandana, letting your allies in on what you intend before hand will generally result in better execution of your plans.
    Especially when said ally is not obligated to follow your orders and/or may not have the same idea of your partial order as you do. (I suspect Roy would be at least irritated if he didn't manage to grab the railing because he had no idea the Mechane was going to turn sharply.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    Especially when said ally is not obligated to follow your orders and/or may not have the same idea of your partial order as you do. (I suspect Roy would be at least irritated if he didn't manage to grab the railing because he had no idea the Mechane was going to turn sharply.)
    Problem is, she tells Roy she'll turn, the frost giant kneels or holds onto the railing...
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    Especially when said ally is not obligated to follow your orders and/or may not have the same idea of your partial order as you do. (I suspect Roy would be at least irritated if he didn't manage to grab the railing because he had no idea the Mechane was going to turn sharply.)
    even if Roy had fallen off too that would still be a win for them because Roy could be collected later and the mechane remains airborne

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    .....and Bandana hands the wrench to Andi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    even if Roy had fallen off too that would still be a win for them because Roy could be collected later and the mechane remains airborne
    Well, I guess if they can afford to resurrect Durkon, they can afford to raise Roy. I think Roy might have a problem with that though.
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    Elan, don't ever change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    Well, I guess if they can afford to resurrect Durkon, they can afford to raise Roy. I think Roy might have a problem with that though.
    But they can't afford to resurrect Durkon anymore.

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    That was awesome.

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