Book 2 – Text Updates 041

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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby effataigus » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Hmm it'll be weird if they do leave without a fight. Assuming they retreat to the old capital and live to fight another day they'll still have to contend with the archons eventually. The archons are still as helpless now as they will ever be, and the tower defenses aren't going to be any good to them after they flee. It seems like it might be wise to at least toss everything they have at the archons before they leave if they do go for the retreat. Mebbe not leave by air, but at least cut down a few of them, get paid for doing it, and deny GK the use of the unspent tower defenses.

Yes, I also prefer to interpret this update as "can't kill Ossomer because we know and love him."
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby Raza » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:20 pm

Angband wrote:We already know that Hat Magicians are a workable (if less flexible) substitute for communication via Thinkamancer. Plus, those hats are apparently permanent, allowing point-to-point communication without the expenditure of juice. That alone is a pretty powerful ability.[/url]

Well, kinda, but that permanency also suggests there should be more to the actual caster. Any side can own and use hats (and many do) without requiring a hat magician around. Classic game balancing demands (for good reason) that no class's abilities be fully transferable by item; there's gotta be something the caster can do that a stabber who bought every available magic hat could not.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby Flaye » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:10 pm

I am so excited for the next few comics. There are so many things that I want to find out and so many different characters that I am interested in. Congratulations on an excellent webcomic.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby Dr Pepper » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:59 am

the_tick_rules wrote:Yeah so far we haven't seen much from hat magic have we?


Just see what happens when you remove Cubbins's cap.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby CelebrenIthil » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:11 am

Raza wrote:Classic game balancing demands (for good reason) that no class's abilities be fully transferable by item; there's gotta be something the caster can do that a stabber who bought every available magic hat could not.


Create more hats?
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby drachefly » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:04 pm

BLANDCorporatio wrote:I feel better interpreting this as a decision being avoided (dusting Ossomer) rather than anything else. Certainly not a reliable tactical assessment.


Same here, but I read it that way from the start, so it didn't cause me any discomfort.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby the_tick_rules » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:32 pm

Dr Pepper wrote:
the_tick_rules wrote:Yeah so far we haven't seen much from hat magic have we?


Just see what happens when you remove Cubbins's cap.


Oh he'll go all hulk? That would be cool.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby effataigus » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:36 pm

the_tick_rules wrote:Oh he'll go all hulk? That would be cool.


Nice :lol:

Lets see, life, motion, matter, on the erf axis... that could be just about anything!

I wonder if it will be something playing off of how wearing hats can be metaphor for filling specific roles... i.e. when the siege starts he whips out a hardhat and starts ordering units around fortifying the walls... when the walls are breached he pulls out a viking helmet and starts dusting GK units... when the situation turns hopeless he puts on a ninja mask and is next seen in TMK, and Scarlet is found as a pile of dust with a katana sticking out of the ground and a severed black rose nearby.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby Dr Pepper » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:27 pm

Actually i was referencing the story he was based on, in which removing his hat just kept revealing another one.
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby fjolnir » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:59 pm

Hat magic

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Trying to find an image of one of the random dc or marvel magic heroes reaching in one hat and out the other someplace else. I'm thinking that hat magic is your teleportation school, at least on the small scale...
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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby Beeskee » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:07 pm

the_tick_rules wrote:
Dr Pepper wrote:
the_tick_rules wrote:Yeah so far we haven't seen much from hat magic have we?


Just see what happens when you remove Cubbins's cap.


Oh he'll go all hulk? That would be cool.



You wouldn't like him when he's angry... :D


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Re: Book 2 – Text Updates 041

Postby drachefly » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:46 pm

Dr Pepper wrote:Actually i was referencing the story he was based on, in which removing his hat just kept revealing another one.


Too bad he only gets 500 hats, ever. And most of them are nearly identical. :(
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