Dancing Cthulhu wrote:Manic Oppressive wrote:So the Staff of Suckage is basically a one-use. Still, it seems to have saved him some pain.
Parson looks surprised as well, maybe he thought it was longer lasting (or Slately just got lucky and overloaded it). Still, makes sense. Did the same job as Slately's cloak from earlier, useful one shot protective item (only it protects against a wider variety of magics) casters can cook up.
slb wrote:Also can someone explain to a non-native speaker like me the horrible pun that Ace is supposed to have done with the "doll in your court" ?
drachefly wrote:Parson, you should have closed and gotten in a finishing blow while you had the chance. The doll had time to both be rezzed and come around the wall. Just how far did you kick him?
Well, I guess you're kind of new to this.
NYbear wrote:The staff is not necessarily a one use item. Remember it has been used at least once before: http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F121.jpg In panel 9 where the staff seems to be protecting Wanda from the blasts of the Archons.
I'd wager the staff has a limited number of uses/charges that are consumed as it protects the wielder from attacks. Slately's "Pew" attack must've just gone through the last charge(s) so the staff vaporized. Still, it did its job.
and +1 to the Gruberman boot the head reference earlier in the thread
Especially when the alternative was using that magic sword he seems to have forgotten about.Whispri wrote:Handing the guy with the shooter a range advantage does seem like a sub-par choice.
Dancing Cthulhu wrote:In the real world maybe, but Ace has never come off as anything but loyal to Jetstone (plus the whole duty/loyalty compulsion) and joining forces (but not turning) with Parson doesn't seem to benefit Jetstone at all. Sans a turnamancer (or decryption) or words strong enough to convince him to betray Jetstone, Cubbins etc it seems unlikely.
Spot wrote:teratorn wrote:Parson could get injured, sent home with the scroll and wake up in a hospital bed thinking all this was just a dream. How long is book 2 supposed to be?
Longer than that
How about these words...
Incapacitation could take a number of forms. All of them meant that you could not move, could not initiate engagement or disengage, could not personally fight or cast. Some meant that you would croak (or be dusted) if an enemy so much as struck you a single blow. Others, that you would live only until the start of your next turn, unless healed. Sometimes you were conscious, and sometimes not
fehler wrote:While each individual panel is very nice, I'm having some serious problems with the continuity. In panels 1, 3, and 5 the troops on each side of Parson flip. In panels 1 and 5, parson is holding his sword in a regular grip, but in panels 4 and 8, he is using a reverse grip. And I really don't get panels 10 and 11, the hole in the wall doesn't match where the blast occurred. The windows disappeared, to be replaced with a stone wall?
teratorn wrote:Spot wrote:teratorn wrote:Parson could get injured, sent home with the scroll and wake up in a hospital bed thinking all this was just a dream. How long is book 2 supposed to be?
Longer than that
Are you sure? It took 40 comic pages for Parson to cross the portal. There's stuff happening in the Magic Kingdom and Transylvito, maybe also in GK, not sure this throne room battle will be settled in the next few pages. Parson going after the red shoes is bound to happen, they need to get all the arkentools.
OneHugeTuck wrote:I knew that battle bear would be back! (survived the explosion out at the far edge of the rubble).
Let's hope Jack has enough juice to go invisible and show his thief backstabbing ability.
I'd like to see Ace make a Blow Up Doll. Though maybe he'd have to link up with another caster.