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I would love to see a member of the RCC pop a croakomancer soon. It would raise eyebrows.
ManaCaster wrote:
ArkenSaw wrote:

All of that said, I do not believe that Parson is going to attune to either of the tools you mentioned. I believe Parson is going to acquire and attune to the Arkenshoes simply because he is the only person on Erf who has the capability to go and get them.

We don't actually know that they left Erfworld. In the Oz books the shoes are derived from, magical entities have trouble surviving when brought out of fairy lands like Oz. When Dorothy attempted to return home, the shoes couldn't exit Oz and came off over the desert border between Oz and the non-fairy lands and were considered lost forever. The Arkenshoes may well be in some desert hex right next to an endless void.


Yeah, that reminds me of both the Fallout Series and Might and Magic... Clouds of Xeen, I think?

From what I've read, in Fallout many characters exist in a "void" if their original coordinates get corrupted, and console commands can either pull them to you or send you to them (with very odd side effects). And in Might and Magic, there was a small area right outside the "Realm of Air" boundaries that you could magically jump to, that looked like ruin hexes. Wonder if any "stored" artifacts are left in such a hex in Erf.
Dark Shadow wrote:
Something like this?

Now this is actually something I want to see happen...

Ooh, that reminds me! Now that the dust have settled, can we talk about whether it is morally barely dodges a banhammer with a nat 20 On the other hand, let's not.


Olentzero wrote:
Yeah, how did that ultimately turn out for V, anyway?

Do you know what can change the nature of a man? Or an elf, as the case may be.
If you don't mind me asking, why did you stop reading that comic?


Gamer wrote:
Have Wanda killed? Oh, I certainly don't hope that happens. She's my favourite character in the strip. Totally badass. And with a past containing more misery than any other character has seen to warrant her attitude. She has so much background, and even more potential. I hope she survives till the end of the cartoon!

No amount of misery in one's past justifies nonchalantly inflicting more misery on others. I speak from experience, in more ways than one.
That's not to say your statement is incorrect in general, just that I believe Lady Firebaugh still has room for some personal growth in that regard.


El Chupacabra wrote:
From what I've read, in Fallout many characters exist in a "void" if their original coordinates get corrupted, and console commands can either pull them to you or send you to them (with very odd side effects).

That seems to be a common practice in video game design. Take Carmack's inaccessible (without cheats) rooms from which monsters teleport to eat Doomguy's face, for example.
Crisco wrote:
I could certainly see an argument for that, but I think you're missing the point. That being: the type of power commanded by an Arkentool isn't what we were discussing; we were discussing the possibility of them being specifically attunable to certain types of units. That is to say, the Dish controls Thinkamancy of some fashion, but is attuned to Charlie, a Carnymancer. So, if the theory holds, the next attuned would be a Carny as well.


I seem to recall that Slately had passed the Arkenpliers around between his various sons to see if any of them could attune to the item. I seem to remember Ossomer talking about finding them to be an unwieldy weapon. If so, then even though none of the princes of Jetstone were able to attune to them, it implies that Slately believed the 'pliers attunement was more or less a random event, not driven by the unit type which was attempting the attunement.

Of course, there is nothing to guarantee that Slately was not wrong in that belief, but it gives some credence to the "random attunement" argument.
SleepyDiggle wrote:

Olentzero wrote:
Yeah, how did that ultimately turn out for V, anyway?

Do you know what can change the nature of a man? Or an elf, as the case may be.
If you don't mind me asking, why did you stop reading that comic?

Fairly certain that Olen was being rhetorical. It did not turn out well for V.
Lipkin wrote:
Fairly certain that Olen was being rhetorical. It did not turn out well for V.

Ah, my mistake. Thanks for clarification.
Olentzero wrote:
kaylasdad99 wrote:
He ain't lyin', people.


I thought I recognized that user name! Did we ever actually meet at a DopeFest, or have you just seen the pics?

No, I've never made a 'Fest. Your handle is pretty memorable, and I was sure you were in Arnold's photo album, so I checked.
Infidel wrote:
-D- wrote:
Kenny_Log_ins wrote:

I disagree that we learn nothing new...we learn the exact and specific orders given by Bonnie (translated from Charlie's orders) to the Archon triads (plus 5-Archon machine gun squad).

Problem is that this page doesn't raise any questions.

You want to keep people guessing. And that's what Book 1 did excelently. During the finale, it was a series of U-turn, that eventually resolved well for Parson.


No. Every single page is not supposed to be a surprise. That, if anything, is a sign of bad writing. Part of maintaining a believable universe is consistency, read that as a lack of surprises for the majority of a work. Many pages should show everything going according to plan AND THEN surprise.

Writing that focuses on surprise just becomes ridiculous. Man is walking across the street when SURPRISE! he realizes he needs to call his mother and remind her about the new medicine. So he runs across the street to the phone booth where SURPRISE! there is an alligator inside. He fights the alligator and picks up the phone when SURPRISE! he gets electrocuted due to poor insulation and damage from the alligator fight. So he jury rigs the phone and calls his mother when SURPRISE! the phone is answered by a male voice he doesn't know. He asks the man to remind his mother about the medicine and steps out of the phone booth when, SURPRISE! he find himself 30 years in the past.

etc, etc, etc.

And yes, writers really do this. Just without the word surprise.
I want to read that book. Please tell me where I can buy it.
SleepyDiggle wrote:
Lipkin wrote:
Fairly certain that Olen was being rhetorical. It did not turn out well for V.

Ah, my mistake. Thanks for clarification.


Exactly. I can't imagine Wanda pulling a Familicide-type spell on Charlescomm or anyone else would be entirely free of undesirable consequences.

Been reading OOTS for about as long as I've been reading Erfworld, and I'm pretty sure I started both when they were still co-located on GitP. Coincidentally enough, I found out about OOTS from the web forum where kaylasdad99 and I know each other from.

And the circle is complete...
Don't know if anyone has seen this already but in panel 5 the strap that went over Bonnie's right shoulder is on her left.