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    I think what he means is that it's unusual phrasing- unless it's a 1 or a 20, one doesn't usually say 'natural'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilphon View Post
    I think what he means is that it's unusual phrasing- unless it's a 1 or a 20, one doesn't usually say 'natural'.
    ...That's...

    There is no reason to presume Durkon thinks there are only two natural, and 18 unnatural, numbers on a d20. This is a mode of thought I have not encountered before today and which makes very little sense to me. Vaarsuvius rolled a 2. Durkon either does not know what the result after all modifiers was or chose to mention the rolled number instead. Vaarsuvius rolled badly, and Vaarsuvius did not successfully dispel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barstro View Post
    I take back my prior statement to the extent that "serious damage" does not equal "death". I do not concede that several scratches constitutes "serious damage".

    That being said, you are correct, I misunderstood the original post and Mr. Scruffy certainly did an impressive amount of attacks and possibly helped enable Belkar to make his attacks.
    On the internets, misunderstandings are a common but sticky sort of glue that can bind long conversations together!

    Perhaps I should have used "noticeable" rather than "serious" - Mr. Scruffy did noticeable damage to his targets, but whether it was light or serious damage depends on definitions and is hard to tell anyway. I was pleased to see him being effective in combat!
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    I just noticed that the control group in 545 has only six members. This might not affect the statistical validity of the experiment, but it's rather sloppy of Redcloak. Perhaps the size of the tower tops limited the total number of sacrificial victims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    I just noticed that the control group in 545 has only six members. This might not affect the statistical validity of the experiment, but it's rather sloppy of Redcloak. Perhaps the size of the tower tops limited the total number of sacrificial victims?
    I propose that the two hobgoblins closest to the edge of the tower are also part of the control group. Since Redcloak, as of that strip, actually cared for the hobgoblins as people, I would guess that those particular hobgoblins had been convicted of capital crimes, such as Aiding the Resistance.
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    I guess they really do like Gouda.

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    I guess they really do like Gouda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzear View Post
    I guess they really do like Gouda.
    Hobgoblins liking gouda is a running gag in the comic since about the time they were introduced. Nothing new about that.
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    Some of us, myself included, had never noticed said running gag before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Miel View Post
    I like how this is also a hark-back to Goblin Dan's thriving business...
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    I recently realized Durkon hasn't been allowed to successfully cast holy word. Twice. I wonder if Elan isn't onto something, and the word itself will be humorous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St Fan View Post
    Hobgoblins liking gouda is a running gag in the comic since about the time they were introduced. Nothing new about that.
    This is the Things You Never Noticed thread, man. That's like going into a Video Games You Found Hard thread and saying "You're wrong, those were easy."

    Anyway, I completely missed all the gouda stuff. I had no idea that was a running gag going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Linker View Post
    This is the Things You Never Noticed thread, man. That's like going into a Video Games You Found Hard thread and saying "You're wrong, those were easy."
    I think there’s a bit of a Fan Myopia thing going on. A fair number of people did notice the gouda thing and discussed it in certain threads. Since it was discussed on these boards, it is easy to think everyone here should already know about them.

    Of course, then, you have to realize that very few people can read absolutely every post on this board…

    Anyway, I will say that I would have missed the gouda thing if not for prior discussion—either on these boards or on TV Tropes, I can’t remember which first directed me to the original strips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingAScarab View Post
    I recently realized Durkon hasn't been allowed to successfully cast holy word. Twice. I wonder if Elan isn't onto something, and the word itself will be humorous.
    Hey, nice catch! Can't believe I missed the first one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluepaw View Post
    I like how this is also a hark-back to Goblin Dan's thriving business...
    I hadn't remembered to put Goblin Dan together with this: even though I remembered him - I just didn't make the connection explicitly in my head. thanks!


    P.S. Surely Durkon's Holy Word is 'BEER!' No?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    ...That's...

    There is no reason to presume Durkon thinks there are only two natural, and 18 unnatural, numbers on a d20. This is a mode of thought I have not encountered before today and which makes very little sense to me. Vaarsuvius rolled a 2. Durkon either does not know what the result after all modifiers was or chose to mention the rolled number instead. Vaarsuvius rolled badly, and Vaarsuvius did not successfully dispel.
    The reason that "Natural 1" and "Natural 20" are used so much is because there are special rules for rolling that number on the dice, and not for any of the other numbers.

    Also, Vaarsuvius may have had so many bonuses that "I can dispell on anything but a 2." So of course he rolls a 2.
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    Until now, I never realized why it was amusing that Belkar was unable to successfully make a Wild Empathy check with Windstriker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmflavius View Post
    Until now, I never realized why it was amusing that Belkar was unable to successfully make a Wild Empathy check with Windstriker.
    I don't get it. Why?
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    Because back then, he wasn't actually capable of empathy of any sort.
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    Actually...

    Belkar certainly lacked empathy, but the best ranger alive couldn't control a paladin's mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Actually...

    Belkar certainly lacked empathy, but the best ranger alive couldn't control a paladin's mount.
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    Belkar certainly lacked empathy, but the best ranger alive couldn't control a paladin's mount.
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    I just realized Belkar and Haley know Redcloak's name. Which should be much less of a surprise, since Redcloak's face was all over the city formerly known as Azure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Actually...

    Belkar certainly lacked empathy, but the best ranger alive couldn't control a paladin's mount.
    Couldn't one do so if the mount suffered sufficient ability damage to Intelligence?
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    I just realized Belkar and Haley know Redcloak's name. Which should be much less of a surprise, since Redcloak's face was all over the city formerly known as Azure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingAScarab View Post
    I recently realized Durkon hasn't been allowed to successfully cast holy word. Twice. I wonder if Elan isn't onto something, and the word itself will be humorous.
    The most likely holy word for dwarf clerics ...
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    I just noticed that you can still see the "Are we getting paid enough?" chart in Enor's hand as he's walking away from the blade barrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackestOfMages View Post
    that, and his name is the same as his description
    And if you want to know why, read SOD. Yes, there's a very good reason why the goblin high priest calls himself "Redcloak".
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    Don't know if this has been said before, but in this strip, it's assumed Roy sleeps in his armor. Shouldn't he be fatigued the next day? He's wearing his armor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus25 View Post
    Don't know if this has been said before, but in this strip, it's assumed Roy sleeps in his armor. Shouldn't he be fatigued the next day? He's wearing his armor.
    Endurance feat. Indicating that his armor is light (unlikely) or medium.
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    In strip 428, second page, one can see the text "swooosh" allready in panel four. It is hard to see, almost invisible, but placed over the heads of Hinjo and Roy.

    Btw, the wind from the dragon wings is so strong it affects the crown Roy wears around his neck
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    Durkon says Roy and Julia have the same eyes. However, Roy and Julia's eyes are mirrored. It's most noticeable in panel 7 of #364.

    It's just weird because you'd expect a line like that to be one of OOTS's many self-referential art jokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    In strip 428, second page, one can see the text "swooosh" allready in panel four. It is hard to see, almost invisible, but placed over the heads of Hinjo and Roy.

    Btw, the wind from the dragon wings is so strong it affects the crown Roy wears around his neck
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