THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Venator » 2017-02-23 11:16pm

Solauren wrote:I'm taking odds on Haley doing something to Wrench girl.
I'm taking odds on Belkar doing something to Wrench girl.

Said actions may not be the same.


Old Haley and New Belkar are both less inclined that way than previously. That said, New Belkar is still Evil, he just occasionally has glimmers of wholesomeness and empathy shining through the blood-raining clouds. Though my money is on Haley because 1. she's more situationally aware of the issues and 2. she's Lawful Pragmatic before anything else.

Given that they're still fighting Frost Giants, we might see Andi get smote by RNG or something similarly anticlimactic first.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Raesene » 2017-03-09 02:26pm

1067 is up.

and something important gets lost...

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-03-09 02:33pm

Do we think his character has developed sufficiently from last time to pack a back up?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Venator » 2017-03-09 09:32pm

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Solauren wrote:I'm taking odds on Haley doing something to Wrench girl.
I'm taking odds on Belkar doing something to Wrench girl.

Said actions may not be the same.


Old Haley and New Belkar are both less inclined that way than previously. That said, New Belkar is still Evil, he just occasionally has glimmers of wholesomeness and empathy shining through the blood-raining clouds. Though my money is on Haley because 1. she's more situationally aware of the issues and 2. she's Lawful Pragmatic before anything else.

Given that they're still fighting Frost Giants, we might see Andi get smote by RNG or something similarly anticlimactic first.


Revised theory, Roy kills Andi slowly with his bare hands.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Rogue 9 » 2017-03-09 09:51pm

Only if he somehow manages to subdue the giant without a weapon.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby AniThyng » 2017-03-10 12:04am

I wish the comic would get on with it already. I'd happily take the older simpler style of that's what it takes to reach the MITD reveal before I'm in my 40's.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-03-10 05:14am

Rogue 9 wrote:Only if he somehow manages to subdue the giant without a weapon.


Or has a back up. Or uses the axe that giant he just killed had.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-03-10 12:48pm

Some pressing questions:
1) Who, if anyone, has Locate Object?
2) Roy having/not having a backup weapon is actually... I'm calling it 50/50. The bad news is, there's been no buildup to it, its' a recurring problem for Roy, and there HAS been constant buildup of how Roy's new abilities are dependent on his wielding an ancestral weapon. The good news is, we've spent a lot of time over the past few hundred pages building up the "Roy is actually pretty damn smart" meme, and while the new art style is more detailed it's not so detailed that we can just say "well, he's not drawn carrying a backup weapon so he must not have one."

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-03-15 03:03pm

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Patrick Ogaard » 2017-03-15 04:50pm

Well, let's hope that Roy grabbed the no doubt exceptionally potent dagger that Tarquin dropped on the Mechane in panel 934. More interesting but less immediately useful would be the whip that Tarquin left wrapped around V's neck in panel 931. Or Roy uses the new captain as an improvised greatclub...

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby LadyTevar » 2017-03-15 05:57pm

Yeah, shes' the bad guy, but "LEAN IN SISTER!"
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby FaxModem1 » 2017-03-15 09:33pm

For the stupid among us, what are they meaning? Is this regarding sexism in the workplace?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Ralin » 2017-03-15 09:56pm

FaxModem1 wrote:For the stupid among us, what are they meaning? Is this regarding sexism in the workplace?


And in general, yeah.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-03-30 04:46pm

1069!

Elan is useful! And not even using his prestige class to do it!
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-03-31 08:00pm

Well, that's one of the multiple overlapping life-threatening problems dealt with.

I find it ironic that Elan (a character Andie would probably hate, not sure but that's my take on her) was the one to do the one thing Andie's actually SUPPOSED to be good at: namely, fixing damage to the airship. While Andie's busy ranting about how stupid other people are and how she should be in charge, Elan went up and fixed the damn boat.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Raesene » 2017-04-10 01:13pm

1070 is up.

Elan gets better and better :-)

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Crazedwraith » 2017-04-10 01:25pm

Considering who's ship it was. He's probably right. :D
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-04-13 02:51pm

At the very least, Julio would make sure every necessary rope was actually a redundant pair, so he could always pick one of a given pair at random and use it for swinging on without endangering the ship.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Esquire » 2017-04-13 08:58pm

The problem with that, of course, is that if you leave the unnecessary ropes as singletons, the last remaining important rope looks exactly like an expendable one the next time you need to swing.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Simon_Jester » 2017-04-13 11:19pm

I never said Julio's plans would be perfect.

But if that's an issue, you could use different colors or compositions of rope?

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Napoleon the Clown » 2017-04-14 12:01am

Or fix the ropes after use... Also consider that much of the Mechane's operation comes down to whatever is most dramatically appropriate. If it were dramatically appropriate for a cut rope to be vital, the cut rope would be vital. If drama calls for the Mechane to get to its destination successfully, no number of cut ropes will stop it. Granted, it may just barely arrive and only at the absolute last possible moment.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Postby Esquire » 2017-04-14 12:35am

Simon_Jester wrote:I never said Julio's plans would be perfect.

But if that's an issue, you could use different colors or compositions of rope?


Which would just invite scenes of the "is it the [red/rough/crosshatched] rope, or the [blue/smooth/braided] rope" variety. :D
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