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  1. 7 minutes ago, partner555 said:

    Why is Pandora shocked? Didn't Pandora grant the spell in the first place? She should know what the spell can and cannot do.

    You very likely answered your own question. If I were to guess, she's shocked because the spell shouldn't be able to do that.

  2. I cannot imagine surviving with clothes that have no pockets. Wallet, keys, pen, chapstick, Altoids, comb... I've got stuff that needs places to be put!

    ...Yes I have a phone. It clips on my belt. Or my waistband, depending. Putting a phone in a pocket just seems like it would be an invitation for trouble of some sort.

  3. On 9/29/2016 at 10:34 PM, hkmaly said:

    ... and how many she have ...

    (Note: I'm not sure what the thing with hands is. I am aware of the issue with "breathing manually" and "aware of tongue", but I don't think I have something similar with hands ...)

    It's the same principle. Something that you do or use unconsciously suddenly comes to your conscious attention and afterwards you can't figure out how to do it unconsciously again.

    At least I think that's what she's going on about.

  4. 7 hours ago, ShinyAeon said:

    I think "swimming with the big fish" is a great twist on two familiar metaphors ("big fish/small pond" & "swimming with sharks"). It's concise, fresh, and the meaning is instantly understandable to anyone who's heard the earlier two.

    Voltaire IS a troll, no question...but assuming he's not just off his immortal rocker like Pandora, why is he targeting Elliot? He just happens to decide to pick on the heroic best friend of Pandora's grand godson? 

    I suspect it's her whose attention he's really after...

    Given that he called Elliot "the pawn of chaos" back here I figured that was a given. Well, not so much that he's after her attention, but that whatever he's doing involves her in some way.

  5. 1 hour ago, hkmaly said:

    I don't think Voltaire could successfully claim self-defense on killing everyone when only Elliot attacked.

    ( ... ok, I HOPE he can't ...)

    All he has to do is convince himself that killing everyone is a justified response to being attacked by one of them, so...

  6. I'm pretty sure I guessed this...

    On 9/16/2016 at 1:32 AM, Random Wanderer said:

    If he's really lucky (from his perspective) someone will overreact and attack him, allowing him to respond and kill everyone.

    Beyond that, we already weren't sure what he was trying to accomplish in the first place, so this is just another indication that we don't really know what's going on in his head.

    Yep. Not that I expect this is his full plan. As folks say above, it's pretty simplistic, and he's got a lot of other balls rolling already, indicating something much bigger going on. But I imagine he figured this was worth a shot anyway.

  7. 11 minutes ago, Tom Sewell said:

    You have exposed yourself as an Original Series Trekkie.

    Beyond the satisfaction of showing off how brilliant he is (and picking the name of a French Mr. Smartypants tells us he's very proud of his cleverness) I don't see what he plans to accomplish here.

    If he's really lucky (from his perspective) someone will overreact and attack him, allowing him to respond and kill everyone.

    Beyond that, we already weren't sure what he was trying to accomplish in the first place, so this is just another indication that we don't really know what's going on in his head.

  8. 5 minutes ago, banneret said:

    While this is an interesting explanation, I'm slightly disappointed. Prior to this strip, the reader had no reason to believe Dex was able to summon multiple, and was merely holding back. It almost feels like a retcon.

    We saw Dex summoning tons of harmless fire guys against Grace and Greg. We were just as capable of coming to the conclusions that Mr. Verre's is coming to. But if anyone here put that out as a theory, other people would toss it aside as speculation and ignore it. Edward saying it, on the other hand, makes it more valid.

  9. The general impression that's been given so far is that one really shouldn't screw around with an immortal on their playing field, and that Pandora, above all, should not be messed with. The world of dreams is probably close enough to the immaterial plane the immortals exist on to make no difference as far as it being Pandora's playing field, so unless the wizard can get a specific advantage from them being inside a mind he's supposed to be in and she's not, I suspect he's outgunned.

  10. ...Dan, I hate to tell you this, but you can totally keep your ally alive and still not kill the people attacking you. In fact, when I did it the violent way is when she DIED. It was only when I did it with the (ostensibly) non-lethal takedown method that she survived.

    I won't say that it's easy mind you...

  11. 1 hour ago, mlooney said:

    My general rule is you get XP for defeating the threat.  That doesn't mean you have to kill it, sneaking past it can count as a defeat, depending on what it is and how you sneak.  There are some times that actually killing the threat is the wrong thing to do.  For example if the "threat" is the king.  Killing him, or trying to, in full court, not a good idea.

    Oddly enough, in one campaign I'm still in the middle of, not all that long ago the threat was the king, and killing him actually turned out to be the best solution. To be fair, though, he had had the previous king assassinated, was causing a civil war to try to kill the rightful heir to the throne, and was actually attempting to destroy the kingdom internally so the upcoming invasion could wipe it out with minimal casualties...

  12. Fun fact: The game will randomly decide that some of your non-lethal takedowns were lethal. It won't tell you which ones: there's no indicator, no behavior difference, everything's the same. But at the end of the game (hours and hours and hours and hours later) you simply won't get the achievement for having played through without killing anyone. WHICH IS REALLY REALLY FRUSTRATING.

  13. Seriously. No one ever says the stuff is glass. Why do people always assume transparent things are fragile and going to break in science fiction settings? It's using future tech! It's probably stronger than the non-transparent stuff! It would be safer if they made everything out of the transparent stuff! (probably more expensive, though)

  14. Yes, Assassin's Creed and Mirror's Edge have got it all wrong, but that's because Ubisoft should have brought back Prince of Persia, rather than shoving it under the rug and pretending that Assassin's Creed was somehow good enough to make up for it (hint: it's not). /rant

    Oh, and I guess Dan's pizza delivery game could be fine too.