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    Ah, Roy...that hangover will last about two weeks!

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    Hm... I wonder what they call Helicopter grandparents when helicopters are just some weird Gnomish steampunk thing that hasn't spread anywhere yet. :D
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    Reading that just makes me realize how lucky I got on my in-laws. Roughly the same situation, but everyone's happy about it instead.
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    Drunk Roy is pretty funny. Good of him to bring the mug back, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Reading that just makes me realize how lucky I got on my in-laws. Roughly the same situation, but everyone's happy about it instead.
    They never let you out of Line of Sight?
    "Besides, you know the saying: Kill one, and you are a murderer. Kill millions, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god." -- Fishman

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    And we're off for the last arc!
    Well, last arc of the main story, I guess. Who knows how long the epilogue will be.
    I wish Hilgya the best of luck handling her quasi-mother-in-law.

    I see that they remember curlyhead vampire. She must have a role to play somewhere, but I really wonder where? It seems to me the Hel arc story is done and over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemoricus View Post
    Drunk Roy is pretty funny. Good of him to bring the mug back, too!
    Lawful Good in operation! I liked that :)
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    They never let you out of Line of Sight?
    They moved in to help us take care of a baby. Child care is crazy expensive, yo. They're fantastic.
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    For some reason I find Totally Hammered Roy* to be side-splittingly hilarious. Maybe it's just the lack of sleep talking.

    *Not in the Thor sense of 'hammered'.

    ...well, not in that Thor sense of 'hammered', anyway.
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    This was nice. Just gives me a big ol' goofy smile all round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratfox View Post
    I see that they remember curlyhead vampire. She must have a role to play somewhere, but I really wonder where? It seems to me the Hel arc story is done and over...
    I bet the next book somehow ISN'T the last arc. Rich would have resolved the whole world-destruction arc with a decisive No vote rather than leaving it hanging indefinitely if it wasn't going to somehow come back. Probably via something curlyhead does. Our heroes will save the last gate and then - oops, more trouble.
    The above post probably made more sense in my head.

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    We seem to be in position for a dramatic final page reveal soon. Maybe a page or two back aboard the Mechane Before the scene shifts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratfox View Post
    I see that they remember curlyhead vampire. She must have a role to play somewhere, but I really wonder where? It seems to me the Hel arc story is done and over...
    Same place that the secret plan to take down Tarquin and his crew will take place.

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    Love Durkon's mom, and the baby Kudzu is adorable for sure. Hoping for more plot action, is Durkon's comment about the mountain shaking some form of foreshadowing? Nah....

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    It's amazing how many details are in this strip!

    Haley taking out her jacket, then shown with it on in the last panel, Roy getting out with the booze, the multiple different views of the room giving it almost a full 3d view and an amazing idea of location on each character!

    And hilarious!

    Thank you Rich! And congratulations! And thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratfox View Post
    I see that they remember curlyhead vampire. She must have a role to play somewhere, but I really wonder where? It seems to me the Hel arc story is done and over...
    I think her most likely role is "Lingering threat that adequately explains why all these moderately powerful dwarves are staying behind." I don't see her playing any significant role beyond that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titan_monarch View Post
    I bet the next book somehow ISN'T the last arc.
    Well, it's definitely the last book, so I'm absolutely taking that bet!
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    Rich would have resolved the whole world-destruction arc with a decisive No vote rather than leaving it hanging indefinitely if it wasn't going to somehow come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by titan_monarch View Post
    I bet the next book somehow ISN'T the last arc.
    Well he said the next book was the LAST book, so it's only not going to be the last arc if the book has 2 or more arcs in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I think her most likely role is "Lingering threat that adequately explains why all these moderately powerful dwarves are staying behind." I don't see her playing any significant role beyond that.
    Yeah. The two bards are confirmed for Bard 12+, as well, and the fighters are pretty dang strong if they're all on the same level as the guy who fairly easily overcame a Nightcrawler's DR. They'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncrogti View Post
    Love Durkon's mom, and the baby Kudzu is adorable for sure. Hoping for more plot action, is Durkon's comment about the mountain shaking some form of foreshadowing? Nah....
    It's a callback to H's plan to plane shift out "if everything starts shaking" (i.e., the world is being destroyed) in #1171. [Which she told Durkon about ten strips later, albeit not in those exact words.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by titan_monarch View Post
    I bet the next book somehow ISN'T the last arc. Rich would have resolved the whole world-destruction arc with a decisive No vote rather than leaving it hanging indefinitely if it wasn't going to somehow come back. Probably via something curlyhead does. Our heroes will save the last gate and then - oops, more trouble.
    The thing is, a definitive No vote now still means the gods will destroy the world if the last Gate is lost, so that threat wouldn't be gone. A No vote and a suspended vote have literally the same impact on the subsequent story. Leaving it hanging has the advantage of not having to devote extra strips to the resolution of the Godsmoot.
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    Hilgya and Sigdi, UltraChaotic vs MegaLawful. I kind of want to see that.

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    I'm hoping we get to see more Hilgya in book 7.

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    Another task for the dwarves is the rescuing of Not-Thad. A human would die from dehydration after a few days of this bouncing fall, if nothing else, but I don't know about his species. I won't fault Rich if he is never mentioned again.

    On another topic, I hope Haley gets another line before the end of the book. It's been nearly 20 pages now, unless I've missed something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    The thing is, a definitive No vote now still means the gods will destroy the world if the last Gate is lost, so that threat wouldn't be gone. A No vote and a suspended vote have literally the same impact on the subsequent story. Leaving it hanging has the advantage of not having to devote extra strips to the resolution of the Godsmoot.
    Don't forget that it also allows for jokes about what the clerics are doing while they're stuck in the cathedral for days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    I think her most likely role is "Lingering threat that adequately explains why all these moderately powerful dwarves are staying behind." I don't see her playing any significant role beyond that.
    This.

    1. I like Roy sipping beer in the foreground, sipping beer going out the door, and then being his usual good self and bringing the mug back.

    2. I really liked "Zip it!" to Belkar.

    3. Sigdi and Hylgia: I think they'll grow fond of one another. Off Screen.

    4. Minrah's line to open the strip made me grin.

    5. Roy's gonna need to pee pretty soon.
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    Looks like Hilgya got stuck with an "Intrusive Mother-in-Law, level: EPIC". Serves her good.
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    Onwards! to ADVENTURE!!!!
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