Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

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Postby spiderwrangler » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:30 pm

nightarix wrote:another possibility is the hourglass represents the trap, i recall Thunt having shown a pair of hallways that age and regress those who enter in one of the bonus comics. perhaps this door leads to one or both of those hallways?


Anything is possible, I suppose, but I don't recall anything else from the Tempts Fate comics ever making it into the real comic, so seems unlikely.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby wheatleygone » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:34 pm

Good things: Action returns to the comic.

Bad things: This totally validates what many were saying when they rested. I'm going to find it hard to feel bad for them when Kore shows up, because they could've totally avoided it if they were careful. It's hard to sympathize with characters that do demonstrably stupid things.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby RocketScientist » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:09 am

Depends how long it's been, though, doesn't it? I mean, eventually they'd have to sleep. What if they've been there for over a day? Forgath, Bowst & Idle slept, so if the timelines are synced, then it's been quite a while. OTOH, if they've only been there a couple of hours, then yeah, it wasn't the brightest thing in the world to take a nap.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Guus » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:33 am

It seems that they went through the rooms pretty fast, but the last room is huge, so that might very well have taken a long time.
Minmax hasn't realized that others could possibly enter the first room, that's for sure.


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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby ikkonoishi » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:00 am

I wonder if this may be a slightly good thing. Door was kind of dumb, but basically helpful for the group because it reflected the nature of the person who it was attuned to. When Kore comes across it he might find it a bit more judgmental. Assuming of course that the group can head out before it tries to murder them.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Plasmeus » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:46 am

Just looked at the page again and what looks like chief's soul has shown up in kore's ime in the bottom left of that panel. I wonder if anyone in the gap will see that. :shock: :'(
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Postby jbrecken » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:19 pm

My elevator theory was a good guess
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby StClair » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:06 am

my reaction: "uh oh."
(not very profound, I know.)
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Postby Sessine » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:58 am

StClair wrote:my reaction: "uh oh."
(not very profound, I know.)
That was exactly my first reaction, when the penciled version appeared on Patreon.

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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby miados » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:38 pm

my first reaction was "kore attacked it?!?!" then I realized it was coming from the golem not attacking the golem
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby GathersIngredients » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:21 pm

Oooookay. Does that mean Kore is talking to himself, or did he find some other deceased humanoid to use his weird pills on?
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Sessine » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:37 pm

There were plenty of dead adventurers in the rope room, but in the entrance chamber? Not likely - the goblins did search it when looking for the secret door.
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Postby RocketScientist » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:18 am

The thought of Kore walking along talking to himself is unnerving.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby spiderwrangler » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:34 am

I was figuring it's most likely a spell with a verbal component, but looking at the core paladin spells, there aren't many that would be obviously needed in the first room.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby nikohl » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:20 am

It's a little bit contrived, given his speech impediment and him not being a Scooby Doo villain, but he could've just gone "now where are those pesky Goblins..." or some other talk-to-self type thing. Doubt it though. Or, you know, "oof!" or some other sound effect when be fell in through the Maw might even have been enough to trigger it. I assumed he'd cast something like Light or CLW, but maybe we'll see conclusively with a scene change to Kore.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Sessine » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:40 pm

As we've seen, he needs to speak the words aloud for "Lay on hands" to work, so that's something he might reasonably have said.

Or, you know... sure, he's usually the grim silent type, but he might have exclaimed "Aha!" when he found the secret door.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby RidcullyJack » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:00 pm

Kore was surely singing a song about a teapot to find the secret door.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

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RidcullyJack wrote:Kore was surely singing a song about a teapot to find the secret door.

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Postby Davis8488 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:07 am

RidcullyJack wrote:Kore was surely singing a song about a teapot to find the secret door.


The only problem is that he'd need a bald human for that to work.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Glemp » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:38 am

Davis8488 wrote:
RidcullyJack wrote:Kore was surely singing a song about a teapot to find the secret door.


The only problem is that he'd need a bald human for that to work.


Kore: "LAY ON HANDS!"
(Grabs the baby head from his IME)
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Davis8488 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:35 am

Glemp wrote:Kore: "LAY ON HANDS!"
(Grabs the baby head from his IME)
Kore: "Right, start singing."


:shudder:

If Kore can do that... Poor Chief... :chief:
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby ForgetsOldName » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:12 am

Do we know if Kore actually has souls trapped somehow or if it's just a visual effect? I didn't think IMEs would be that powerful. Do you think a paladin could even learn that sort of spell? Is it Soul Jar? I'm way out of date on DnD.
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Re: Feb. 23, 2015: Poik, Kasnap... Oh Snap!

Postby Glemp » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:11 pm

ForgetsOldName wrote:Do we know if Kore actually has souls trapped somehow or if it's just a visual effect? I didn't think IMEs would be that powerful. Do you think a paladin could even learn that sort of spell? Is it Soul Jar? I'm way out of date on DnD.


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