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    Not what I was expecting, but I'm not going to complain.
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    I love that Roy used his Bag of Tricks :) Why not?

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    I was expecting them to show up at a different hall, with a completely different party/faction getting involved with the vampires. Obviously I sensed a surprise coming, but I sure as hell wasn't expecting that. I totally get you, Vamp Durkon.
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    I wanna know what the animals from the Bag of Tricks will do. Start a race?
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    I have no Idea what thos are but the are Awsome!

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    This is amazing. I doubt anyone could imagine this as the beginning of an epic combat. Attack of the jiraffes!
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    I agree with Greg. What am I looking at?
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    Okay, Greg's expression at the end there made me legitimately laugh out loud. Perfect timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
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    And it made me grin.
    Love the giraffes.
    I like what Durkon had to say: "It's def'nitely time fer the big fight scene."
    Roy's bag of tricks in the next panel wasn't clear to me until the last panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I was expecting them to show up at a different hall, with a completely different party/faction getting involved with the vampires. Obviously I sensed a surprise coming, but I sure as hell wasn't expecting that. I totally get you, Vamp Durkon.
    I was expecting the same thing but with The Giant's constant inventive surprises, I should have known better.

    And I'm glad I was reading this at home. I was laughing so hard, the birds outside flew away!

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    HPoH's face was simply perfection incarnate. Haven't laughed like this in a long time.

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    Fiendish giraffes. Bold move, Hilgya.
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    I find the outcome greatly satisfactory.

    I notice Durkula's strategy is strictly by-the-numbers, taking out the casters first (the ones he knows about), even casually treating Elan as the biggest threat after V and the cleric of Thor.
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    Fiendish or Anarchic?

    Either way . . . hilarious. 😊

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    I laughed out loud for a solid half minute, and I never do that.

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    Heh, the vampire's surprise is priceless. I like that Durkon is just completely surly and checked out at this point.

    Hm... Belkar's not getting tapped with Protection From Law? It's not exactly redundant to his clasp. Wouldn't hurt him, for starters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    I agree with Greg. What am I looking at?
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    That is a thing of beauty.

    I just love Durcon's expression there.
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    Yeah, my response was just like Greg until I started giggling aloud.

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    Incredible comic, instantly one of my favourites! Durkula's face is truly something special. XD
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    Ha! I don't expect anyone called that one!

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    Welp, I laughed!

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    I wanna know what the animals from the Bag of Tricks will do. Start a race?
    Get HP-drained by the Symbol of Death (etc) so the OotS won't. (See also: Giraffes with "a ton of hit points").

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    I wonder how much damage can that do.

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    There's still the question of why OotS is bothering with the hall. They know the vampires want to take over the dwarven kings but the kings aren't in the hall. The vampires have to leave and they can ambushed then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakgeres View Post
    I wonder how much damage can that do.
    Probably very little, especially since unless their hooves are silver and magic every blow they land will be reduced by 10, but the point isn't to do damage, the point is to soak up Greg's traps and let the Order reach the vampires.
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    Oh, man! That was priceless! I really needed that laugh! Many thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakgeres View Post
    I wonder how much damage can that do.
    Trample damage for something in its weight class should be pretty sold.

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    That Durkon face! I think anyone would make that when you get attacked by something THAT RANDOM. that face should get something, like an smiley, or a meme or being framed upon somebody's wall as a work of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Probably very little, especially since unless their hooves are silver and magic every blow they land will be reduced by 15, but the point isn't to do damage, the point is to soak up Greg's traps and let the Order reach the vampires.
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