Today's comic really brought up something that is annoying for DMs: Failed spot checks. The thing is, if you tell your player to make a spot check and they fail they still know there's something they missed and probably even know what it is. Sometimes you can make the spot check so they don't see it but they'll still know there might have been something unless you are making spot checks like all the time for no reason to confuse them..

Er, back on comic, yeah, everything was great, though kind of little dialogue. I can understand Jim's disappointment... killing stuff is much more fun than a senate discussion. And gives more XP!