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    Good ol' genre savvy Elan... now if only the others would learn...
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    Wow, this is the island of Elan always being right!

    Very funny comic and I love the ending
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    "Fight, fight, fight the urge to say "I told you so!"
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    Oh, the net. A railroad plot's best friend.

    DM: "So a net caught you guys."
    Player 1: I cut throught it.
    DM: You can't.
    Player 1: Why not?
    DM: Because you can't.
    Player 1: That's not a reason! I'm cutting through it.
    DM: Fine. (makes notes) You are surrounded by a thousand goblins. And a red dragon.
    Player 1: Why you lousy mother—

    And that's all the time we have tonight folks!

    Nice comic, Rich.

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    I love the complete inanity of Elan being proven right.

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    Heh heh heh. More Elan songs!
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    Very nice. Elan acting like a moron and being genre savy at the same time. Love it.

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    Heheh, one would think they would've learned by now to listen to Elan's sense of the dramatic.

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    Can we upgrade Elan from Genre Savvy to Dangerously Genre Savvy?
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    haha, love elan =D

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    If there's one thing Elan's good at--and seriously, it probably is the only thing he's good at--it's knowing the genre conventions.

    I'd be impressed, if he hadn't in all seriousness used the word "rescuinged".

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    I think "for banjo" is the best war cry ever.

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    It's strips like this that make me wish Elan could meet Karn from Adventurers! ...there's a fine line between epic insight and utter stupidity, apparently.
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    Can't help but love Elan. Every time I see him in a panel, I get a big smile on my face.

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    You dont have to fight your urge Elan. You earned the right to say «I told you so».
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    Heh, nice to to have a good old fashioned Elan moment. I like the way this arc is going.

    And I still reckon Daigo sounds more like Roy with every strip, albeit perhaps a bit less assertive.

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    Go Elan! Admit that you were right for all the moronically right reasons! ~GRINS~

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    Haha, this is cute. An easily escapable net, still no reason to actually escape it? So Elan took the easy way out here. Let the orks remove the net for him.

    But at least he is still on full HP and didnt use up any spells. And that ropes are not neccessarily an unsourmountable obstacle for our favourite bard, he proved at the bandits camp.

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    This proves it.

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    For Banjo! Heh, great comic, Giant: Gotta love Elan showing off his plot point knowledge
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    Heh. What a great explanation of the downside to the Unspoken Plan Guarantee.
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    *giggles* Nice.

    Word to the wise, Durkon and Daigo: You can always trust the bard in matters of drama.

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    Elan's Best (non fighting) Moment Thus Far!!!
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    I must admit being very disappointed with #556. I can't really reason why I so dislike this issue, but maybe it's the moronity of Elan mixed to metagaming and being right about it. Not always should an event hold a consequence.

    Oh, and this was the first time I felt disappointed by a OotS strip. First time for everything.

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    Very nice railroad joke in all this!

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    I must admit being very disappointed with #556. I can't really reason why I so dislike this issue, but maybe it's the moronity of Elan mixed to metagaming and being right about it. Not always should an event hold a consequence.
    But in a story like OOTS they usually do. Elan is (almost) always right about the dramatic and various plots. It's one of his traits. Just roll with it, and you'll probably enjoy the next comic more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dish View Post
    But in a story like OOTS they usually do. Elan is (almost) always right about the dramatic and various plots. It's one of his traits. Just roll with it, and you'll probably enjoy the next comic more.
    Most likely I will enjoy the next issue. This was just a very clumsy way of making the team getting captured. I digest that Elan's sense of dramatic encounters is often true. The sheer possibility that the net wasn't actually meant to really capture the team is just ludicrous. Following the D&D rules, however, it is ridiculously easy to burst through the net...

    Oh, and on #rpgnet gloombunny elaborated the issue better than I have. (quoted with permission)

    <gloombunny> I just found it to be non-funny
    <gloombunny> Elan spends the whole strip predicting something, and then it happens just as he predicted
    <gloombunny> There's no twist on expectations or anything
    <gloombunny> Elan being right in his prediction isn't really funny when Elan's prediction is the only thing happening in the strip
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    If I was a DM, I'd give Elan bonus Xp Points just for helping me keep the game flowing smoothly with meta-game info

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