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    eek OOTS #1114 - The Discussion Thread

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    Man, poor Igor hahaha

    You'd imagine he suspected her being in the bathroom for at least a few weeks, but then again, he might just be pretending to be unaware for Hilgya's sake
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    Is it supposed to be a plot point that Hilgya can't remember her forced husband's name, or is calling him Igor instead of Ivan an authorial error?
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    And once again we learn that there is no problem that can't be solved by gambling at the races.

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    Minor typo: there's an excess "you" in the first panel.

    (And...interesting background exposition!)

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    The are racing what? Do the loosers get eaten?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Is it supposed to be a plot point that Hilgya can't remember her forced husband's name, or is calling him Igor instead of Ivan an authorial error?
    It's an error. I went back to that strip to see how he looked and didn't actually double-check the name because I was sure I knew it.

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    Like 7 posts in and no raging about Dream not being on the Cleric or any domain lists? Weird...

    Like you can have it cast ON you as the 'dream messenger' as outlined in the spell but still guys, come on...

    Edit: I wonder which Bard she conned/ hired for this job - I assume Bard cause the Dwarves *seem* to have more of those than wizards/sorcerers, not because of any firm conviction on who the caster is or any assumption that the caster is relevant.
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    Hehe. I like the way they get along due to their Chaotic side, but sometimes the other axis' differences crop up. It reminds me of Elan + Belkar conversation strips.
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    Well, as excited as I am for this thread to slowly devolve into a thinly veiled morally justified debate over Hilgya's arranged marriage, the comic itself was great.
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    I had to remember, I was avenging for two!

    Love that line

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    How are those jockeys not completely dissolved? Or does the racial Constitution bonus help with that? And I had assumed the red-banded horned helm was specific to her being a priest of Loki but apparently it is clanwear.

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    So...Hilgya confirmed CG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sienar View Post
    How are those jockeys not completely dissolved? Or does the racial Constitution bonus help with that? And I had assumed the red-banded horned helm was specific to her being a priest of Loki but apparently it is clanwear.
    Perhaps a non-acidic subrace specifically curated for cube racing?

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    Anyone want to wager on who the two human lawyers were? Does this count as a win for them?

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    Nice character developement there for Hylgia offscreen in these past years :)
    and as always Rich seems to care very much for our discussions :) Such an elegant bloodless solution :)

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    Anyone want to wager on who the two human lawyers were? Does this count as a win for them?
    Probably, and thus the presiding lawyer was Mr. Jones.

    It occurs to me that it may well be that they only win when the opposing side doesn't contest what they're pushing for, as in this case.
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    This is the first time I've caught the comic before a minor correction was made. Hitting refresh was kinda trippy.

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    Wow. That is seriously messed up.

    Hopefully this will at least put to rest the idea that this was somehow Ivan's fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc91356 View Post
    Anyone want to wager on who the two human lawyers were? Does this count as a win for them?
    Good catch -- and a great callback!

    Aaaaaaand gelatinous cube racing may have to become the next hot pastime in my gritty urban campaign setting... tone consistency be damned, this is amazing.
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    What a scary dwarven woman...

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    "Breathing in all that smoke would have been terrible for Kudzu's developing lungs"

    Proper priorities!

    Am I alone in finding this utterly heartwarming?
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    I really liked Helga before this comic. :(
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    Heh. Being Chaotic gets you all the great lines.

    And it is nice to see evil people can be reasonable in their chiice of target.
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    I am glad Hilgya isnt married anymore. Not exactly the best way to do it but no reason to stay with someone if you really dont want to.
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    Never mind Hilgya's cunning scheme or her husband's comical obliviousness, how do you ride a gelatinous cube and not die? How do you see a cube and not want to kill it, burn it with fire!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2D8HP View Post
    "Breathing in all that smoke would have been terrible for Kudzu's developing lungs"

    Proper priorities!

    Am I alone in finding this utterly heartwarming?
    I'd say it's utterly... lungwarming.

    I'll see myself out now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaOldeWolf View Post
    I am glad Hilgya isnt married anymore. Not exactly the best way to do it but no reason to stay with someone if you really dont want to.
    She needed the gold to pay her lawyers. Under the model rules, you can't charge a contingency fee in a domestic relations matter.
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    Avenging for two is a great line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmachine View Post
    Never mind Hilgya's cunning scheme or her husband's comical obliviousness, how do you ride a gelatinous cube and not die? How do you see a cube and not want to kill it, burn it with fire!?
    The acid damage is not *that* impressive, some minor acid resistance item would do most of the trick. The paralysis looks to be the bigger issue to bypass, but then I'm not thinking the jockeys can do *much* to affect the oozes speed.

    As presented RAW you can breathe as well? Grapples don't stop you breathing and the rules for Gelatinous Cubes don't call out suffocation... man this game...
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