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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    Is it Crystal and Bozzok breaking each other's weapons?

    (OQ if so, I'm probably going to be asleep before I can think of a question.)
    That's not quite what I was going for. Bozzok is pretty clearly surprised by what happened, so I don't think it was really a Sunder attempt, just Crystal breaking her own weapon.

    And since it's been more than a day and I'm not sure this answer shouldn't count, I'll give a big hint: the target of both Sunder attempts is the same person, and is not a humanoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beni-Kujaku View Post
    That's not quite what I was going for. Bozzok is pretty clearly surprised by what happened, so I don't think it was really a Sunder attempt, just Crystal breaking her own weapon.
    Boz has a STR bonus and a two-handed weapon. Of course he'd be surprised that Crystal can break his sword with what's most offen described as a dagger of sorts. I can't think of any other RAW explanation for why both weapons break either.

    And since it's been more than a day and I'm not sure this answer shouldn't count, I'll give a big hint: the target of both Sunder attempts is the same person, and is not a humanoid.
    Is it by any chance a world famous panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metastachydium View Post
    Boz has a STR bonus and a two-handed weapon. Of course he'd be surprised that Crystal can break his sword with what's most offen described as a dagger of sorts. I can't think of any other RAW explanation for why both weapons break either.
    Yeah, me neither, but you can't do simultaneous Sunder either.

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    Is it by any chance a world famous panel?
    That is definitely closer to what I intended, and qualifies in my book. I was thinking of an octopus rather than an hydra, but the principle is the same.
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    3.5 allows you to optimize into godhood, yes, but far more importantly, it lets you optimize weak, weird, and niche options into relevance.

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    The idea of "sundering" an actual appendage doesn't feel right to me.

    Anyway, it's been two and a half days with no question, so I'll toss one out:

    Who's worried that they could do a cutaway to [them] at any moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    The idea of "sundering" an actual appendage doesn't feel right to me.

    Anyway, it's been two and a half days with no question, so I'll toss one out:

    Who's worried that they could do a cutaway to [them] at any moment?
    The thing is, it's explicitly called out in the rules that a Sunder attempt is the only way to destroy a tentacle (or a neck, in a hydra's case).

    Also, Xykon.

    Edit : With the link, it's better.

    Edit 2: How much does a telescope cost?
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    3.5 allows you to optimize into godhood, yes, but far more importantly, it lets you optimize weak, weird, and niche options into relevance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beni-Kujaku View Post
    The thing is, it's explicitly called out in the rules that a Sunder attempt is the only way to destroy a tentacle (or a neck, in a hydra's case).
    Oh, okay. I'm not versed in the rules at all, beyond the bare minimum I have to be for my participation here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beni-Kujaku View Post
    Also, Xykon.

    Edit : With the link, it's better.

    Edit 2: How much does a telescope cost?
    1000 GP.

    Leaving it as an OQ since I don't have time to figure one out.

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    When was Elan the first person to figure out why an action taken by another character, failed to occur as expected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhonLord View Post
    When was Elan the first person to figure out why an action taken by another character, failed to occur as expected?
    He figured out Girard's illusion.

    What is supposed to weigh roughly 1016 kg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Havran View Post
    He figured out Girard's illusion.

    What is supposed to weigh roughly 1016 kg?
    Hold up. That's figuring out they had been hypnotized, not figuring out why an action failed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhonLord View Post
    Hold up. That's figuring out they had been hypnotized, not figuring out why an action failed.
    He figured out why Nale failed to crash the wedding, didn't he?
    There must be some sense of order - personal, political or dramatic - and if no one else is going to bring it to this world, I will.

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    He figured out why Nale failed to crash the wedding, didn't he?
    .... Fair enough I suppose. I'll be back with a rephrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Havran View Post
    What is supposed to weigh roughly 1016 kg?
    It's been two days, could we get an hint or the answer to keep the thread going?
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    I don't think this is intentional on the part of the author. However, this does not make the interpretation any less valid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppercloud View Post
    It's been two days, could we get an hint or the answer to keep the thread going?
    Oh, right.
    Well, the item in question probably weighs far less than 1016 kg; the statement I'm looking for is a hyperbole made under stress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Havran View Post
    Oh, right.
    Well, the item in question probably weighs far less than 1016 kg; the statement I'm looking for is a hyperbole made under stress.
    Yeah‚ that barrel weighs between 907 and 1016kg depending on the nationality of the person you're asking. https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0240.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beni-Kujaku View Post
    Yeah‚ that barrel weighs between 907 and 1016kg depending on the nationality of the person you're asking. https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0240.html

    OQ
    Hah, yeah, I had the inkling it might be a reference to a ton, although I got 907kg when I did the conversion. Also I didn't actually look for any strips to answer the question with.

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    Rephrase time then! Find me a time when Elan was the first to realize why an action taken by an ally, did not have the expected results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    Hah, yeah, I had the inkling it might be a reference to a ton, although I got 907kg when I did the conversion. Also I didn't actually look for any strips to answer the question with.
    Yeah it confused me too. Apparently a "ton" in imperial units is different from a "ton" in freedom units.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_ton
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Yeah it confused me too. Apparently a "ton" in imperial units is different from a "ton" in freedom units.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_ton
    Yeah, we use U.S. Customary units, not imperial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Yeah it confused me too. Apparently a "ton" in imperial units is different from a "ton" in freedom units.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_ton
    Honestly, I can fathom using 2000lbs instead of 1000kg for a ton for americans who want to stick to their system of measure. Confusing as all hell that ton and metric ton are two different things, but I can understand that. But using 2240 lbs for a ton in the UK is just asinine. It's not a round number in either system. If they wanted to be closer to a metric ton, you know what they could have done? Just use the metric ton! 2204.6 isn't much worse than 2240. I just don't understand where that value comes from.

    Edit: Nevermind, it's even worse than I thought. "The long ton arises from the traditional British measurement system: A long ton is 20 long hundredweight (cwt), each of which is 8 stone (1 stone = 14 pounds). Thus a long ton is 20 × 8 × 14 lb = 2,240 lb." Basically, it had to be divisible by 8 and by 14, because there are literally three arbitrarily decided weight units that use these multipliers to go from one to the other. And when I say arbitrarily, I mean it. From Wikipedia: "STONE also denotes a certain quantity or weight of some commodities. A stone of beef, in London, is the quantity of eight pounds; in Hertfordshire, twelve pounds; in Scotland sixteen pounds." They just averaged the various values. That is utterly infuriating. How can such a baseless tradition survive so long and even be the base of so many unwieldy things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhonLord View Post
    Rephrase time then! Find me a time when Elan was the first to realize why an action taken by an ally, did not have the expected results.
    24-hour hint: the action being taken by an ally was an attack action.
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    Uh, is it #1222 12th panel, when Roy tries to attack Xykon? I'm not sure that matches because it seems like Elan just states the obvious thing that Roy already knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_jonas View Post
    Uh, is it #1222 12th panel, when Roy tries to attack Xykon? I'm not sure that matches because it seems like Elan just states the obvious thing that Roy already knew.
    Yup, that's it. Roy looked down at his sword in confusion while Elan immediately realized that it was because Roy's sword crossed the rune line of the swap-overs. Your question Jonas.
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    Guess I'll take the OQ then. Find me a small prey animal who is saved by the actions of a main cast member.
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    By "small", do you mean Small, or can it be Tiny?
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    By "small", do you mean Small, or can it be Tiny?
    Oh right, size categories. Yes, Tiny is possible. Let's say, anything from the size of belkar's riding mount, downward.
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    (Why, why! Size categories do make one appreciate the quaint clarity of meaning possessed by words like little and big.)

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