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    Default OOTS #286 - The Discussion Thread

    Well, it's late, since it's 3:35 am. Sorry.

    I'm going to bed now.
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    I'm glad I stay up too late for my own good sometimes.


    Belkar isnt as clever as people thought.

    Sure, he was --><-- close to getting her to fall. Willing to die to do it.

    Thats devotion.

    But I guess he failed his Think Things Through roll.



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    Finally, some answers, confirmation of what most of us have suspected all along.

    Miko isn't totally "un-snapped" anyway...
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    Comic and its implications aside, V's sarcastic little smirk in the last three panels is going to have me grinning for the rest of the weekend. Good on ya, Giant.

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    Well, his heart was in the right place, though. That is, wanting to turn Miko into a fighter-without-bonus-feats. And he was planning exactly what most people gave him the credit for planning.

    He just overlooked a couple of uhm...small details. Hee. ^_^

    Is this the first time these two have had their own comic? I also like V's admission of not excelling at social situations. I hadn't been sure she was aware of her own lacking skills.
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    Wow - I thought I would have been really late reading the comic, but I actually caught it within ten minutes of its posting - cool.

    So does this mean that Belkar has a decent to high Intelligence, but a low Wisdom?

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    I claim this first page for Spain!

    In other news, all the people who acted like it would be no big deal for Belkar to get a Raise Dead spell just got told. Five grand worth of diamonds? Who here wants to bet that Roy wouldn't have paid that little expense?
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    Although, I must point out one error. Clearly, the appropriate response to that situation is not "SHUT UP!", but rather, "YOUR MOM!" ;D

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    Two verbal smackdowns in a row for V! Are we sure CHA is his dump stat?

    Hilarious!
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    Well Belkar at least believes that killing him would have counted as an evil act. I'm inclined to accept that, since it is after all an expert opinion.
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    Hee hee, classic OOTS. There is no higher compliment. ;D
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    Back to simple comic without all the plot stuff :)

    Nice one ;D

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    Yay for V!

    Rather disturbing, though, that Belkar would be willing to sacrifice a level to make Miko lose her paladin abilities, seeing XP has been one of his main reasons for adventuring.

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    Very enjoyable strip.

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    Wow.
    It's morning here in Greece.
    Great way to start your day.
    Anyway, this strip has to be dedicated to the 91.06% of gamers who think that "raise dead"
    is just a simple spell to do just before cure moderate wounds and after the last enemy has been toasted.
    And no, its not just 5000 gp, it's a diamond!
    You gotta have it, people!
    Anyway, apart from a DM's rant,
    great strip Rich, now lets see some Linear Guild! :D
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    Semi-first page -_-''

    Poor tables. :P

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    Belkar was just OWNED. :P (and like, my first post was a second page! woohoo \o/)

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    Back to jail for Belkar..... Think he will get a not guilty verdict on killing the guard?
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    Well, that certainly answers everyone who argued Belkar wasn't trying to make Miko fall. Not to mention the ones who didn't think he was stupid enough to get himself killed in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valiena
    Back to jail for Belkar..... Think he will get a not guilty verdict on killing the guard?
    I'm willing to bet that his sentence will be commuted into some sort of "community service". Like leaving the Azure City community and never coming back.

    Or, well... Lord Shojo wanted to talk to Roy about something... maybe to let him know Xykon was still alive, err... undead. Maybe to get him to sign on for a quest. And the only person who has been able to reign in Belkar (most of the time) has been Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman
    Yay for V!

    Rather disturbing, though, that Belkar would be willing to sacrifice a level to make Miko lose her paladin abilities, seeing XP has been one of his main reasons for adventuring.
    He might think of that on a 20.
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    Thanks, Rich, you earn yourself a good sleep :P

    And I just want to repeat that "I think I may owe the tables of the world an apology." Bwahahahaha! ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinod
    Wow.
    It's morning here in Greece.
    Great way to start your day.
    Anyway, this strip has to be dedicated to the 91.06% of gamers who think that "raise dead"
    is just a simple spell to do just before cure moderate wounds and after the last enemy has been toasted.
    And no, its not just 5000 gp, it's a diamond!
    You gotta have it, people!
    Anyway, apart from a DM's rant,
    great strip Rich, now lets see some Linear Guild! :D
    How difficult would it actually be for characters of that level to get 5000 gold to buy diamonds for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Herman
    Yay for V!

    Rather disturbing, though, that Belkar would be willing to sacrifice a level to make Miko lose her paladin abilities, seeing XP has been one of his main reasons for adventuring.

    I'm sure the bonus roleplay XP would've compensated for that, at least a bit (and for something like he should get a lot).

    I don't get the "I think I may owe the tables of the world an apology..."

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    It was wonderfu. The last panel is my favorite: I think I may owe the tabels of the world an apology... I almost fell of my chair..
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    That was definatly worth it, happy I stood up to read it!

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    "No one pays you to think, Ears!"

    Sounds like a bit of Elan's cluelessness got mixed in with Belkar's hostility!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli_Gamir
    I'm sure the bonus roleplay XP would've compensate for that, at least a bit (and for something like he should get a lot).
    I think he deserves some roleplaying XP, certainly. However, I think he'd also be entitled to the XP for defeating Miko, since making her fall certainly *should* count as overcoming the challenge he'd set himself. It's not strictly a combat challenge like the rules cover, but I think in terms of achievement, it's probably worth about the same.

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    giant, you most likely will not read this, but thank you for your dedication to getting these comics out as often as you do - I hope you get enough sleep tonight/today
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    I think this comic may actually surpass "the doily" as my favorite V strip!

    Somewhere some tables are feeling really, really smug. ;-)
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