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    Hi all, I bought all the OotS books back in -I think- early 2013 and I think I never really went through all of them (apart from, of course, On the origin of the PCs, Start of Darkness and the Dragon one) having already read all the strips online.
    These days I decided it was time for a full recap, so I began reading them all, only to find out I own a really odd copy of "Don't split the party".

    It lacks any Introduction and/or preface, it opens straight with strip 490 (485-489 completely missing) and all the strips from 490 to 500 are printed two times, in sequence.
    My OCD immediately compelled me to order a new copy on Amazon, so my problem will be solved in the next 24h, but then I began to wonder: is it a known printing error of some particular print run or do I possess some ultra-rare item, which, in due time, will come to be worth a few bazillion dollars*?

    *or, much more likely, absolutely nothing at all

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    Id assume that this is some kind of really rare printing error, but I have no speculations towards its value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulkos View Post
    is it a known printing error of some particular print run or do I possess some ultra-rare item, which, in due time, will come to be worth a few bazillion dollars*?
    It will only become super valuable after Rich passes away, so I hope that it is a long time before you find out if the bazillion is yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    It will only become super valuable after Rich passes away, so I hope that it is a long time before you find out if the bazillion is yours.
    Of course, with that bazillion you could buy out the current diamond market, and then if D&D rules were in effect you'd never need to worry about Rich passing away at all!

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    You don't need a bazillion to buy the diamond market. DeBeers has warehouses full of oil drums stuffed with diamonds. They're pretty much worthless without serious market manipulation to create the illusion of scarcity. Large numbers of high quality diamonds being readily available is one of the few places D&D economics is realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    You don't need a bazillion to buy the diamond market. DeBeers has warehouses full of oil drums stuffed with diamonds. They're pretty much worthless without serious market manipulation to create the illusion of scarcity. Large numbers of high quality diamonds being readily available is one of the few places D&D economics is realistic.
    Um, aHEM, I thought we were talking about the REAL WORLD but with magical style things, not a magical world with real life style things. Don't be ridiculous.

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    DeBeers is just making it easier to carry (e.g) 10,000GP of diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    DeBeers is just making it easier to carry (e.g) 10,000GP of diamonds.
    I can't think of anything off hand that would specifically require 10,000 GP of diamonds

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    I personally hope Rich or anyone for that matter dies in a way that would allow for a Raise Dead.

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    I personally hope Rich and most people die in a way that doesn't even allow for True Resurrection.
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    This, in a nutshell.
    Yes, exactly.

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    The Mod on the Silver Mountain avatars by the wonderfully talented Cuthalion!

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    This right here, is some prime quality culinary critique.

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    I only know one cause of death that doesn't allow for True Resurrection.

    (Being Soul Bound after dying is not a cause of death.)
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    "The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present--they are real." --Aral Vorkosigan

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    This, in a nutshell.
    Yes, exactly.

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    I only know one cause of death that doesn't allow for True Resurrection.
    Well, that got heartwarming quickly.
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    Your bread looks like a rotary phone.
    This right here, is some prime quality culinary critique.

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    don't worry.
    We're all gonna die.
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
    What am I?
    I am me, and will continue to be me, as hard as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    don't worry.
    We're all gonna die.
    [citation needed]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emanick View Post
    [citation needed]
    [citation needed}
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    [citation needed}
    {citation needed} I don't really know where we're going with this, but hey, gotta keep the pattern going
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emanick View Post
    {citation needed} I don't really know where we're going with this, but hey, gotta keep the pattern going
    {citation needed}

    and now we have come full circle.
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
    What am I?
    I am me, and will continue to be me, as hard as I can.

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    and now we have come full circle.
    And where is your evidence of that!
    A diamond necklace played the pawn
    Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
    To a handsome man and baton (Bygone, bygone)
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    My avatar was made by a very lovely chap by the name of smutmulch. That was very cool of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    {citation needed}

    and now we have come full circle.
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    I thought Tom Bombadil dreadful but worse still was the announcer's preliminary remarks that Goldberry was his daughter (!), and that Willowman was an ally of Mordor (!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinyadan View Post
    Oh Lion King! I've heard of that, that's the one with the snake, and the boy who think he's a bear, right?
    A diamond necklace played the pawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglinus1 View Post
    Oh Lion King! I've heard of that, that's the one with the snake, and the boy who think he's a bear, right?
    I thought it was the one with the shark who jumps over a boat. Or the boat jumps the shark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Paul View Post
    I thought it was the one with the shark who jumps over a boat. Or the boat jumps the shark.
    wasn't that the one with the sandwich? Who wanted to be an opera house?
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    wasn't that the one with the sandwich? Who wanted to be an opera house?
    Which is the one where the deer gets shot?
    A diamond necklace played the pawn
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    A blind class aristocracy
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    My avatar was made by a very lovely chap by the name of smutmulch. That was very cool of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglinus1 View Post
    Which is the one where the deer gets shot?
    Isn't that"space fights" I think that's what the cool kids call it?
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard_Lizard View Post
    Isn't that"space fights" I think that's what the cool kids call it?
    Every thread eventually turns into a discussion about "Space Fights".

    And then there's the one with the guy with the pointed ears. "Space Journey", that's the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Paul View Post
    Every thread eventually turns into a discussion about "Space Fights".

    And then there's the one with the guy with the pointed ears. "Space Journey", that's the one.
    yup. It was inevitable.
    We're all just humans who like other humans... or we don't...
    What am I?
    I am me, and will continue to be me, as hard as I can.

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    And then there's the one with the guy with the pointed ears. "Space Journey", that's the one.

    No no no, that's Sovereign of the Jewelry, and it's prequel "The Midget"
    A diamond necklace played the pawn
    Hand in hand some drummed along, oh
    To a handsome man and baton (Bygone, bygone)
    A blind class aristocracy
    Back through the opera glass you see
    The pit and the pendulum drawn (Bygone, bygone)
    Columnated ruins domino

    My avatar was made by a very lovely chap by the name of smutmulch. That was very cool of them.

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