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July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Arrow » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:31 pm

http://goblinscomic.com/comic/20

Hurray Minmax!

I LOVED panels 3-4
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby BookWyrm17 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:38 pm

Goodness gracious, that was perfect. He's not a goblin, after all.

Panel 4 looks almost like he's yelling about being an idiot at us, and it sort of makes me think about that theory about how the DM only allowed Minmax because he knew the player, and that the player would not only roleplay all his weaknesses, he would go above and beyond.

Also, up until now I've never noticed the metal bands on Fumbles' feet. What are those from?
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Rooks » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:41 pm

While I'm pumped there is an update, this was no where near the update I needed. Is he ok?!?! C'mon!!!
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Krulle » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:55 pm

But now is an even better time for a switch of scenes...

Argh!

But, Minmax, you have a heart of gold!
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Glemp » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:05 pm

Side note. Does MM look like he has a big head in panel 4?
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Wolfie » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:14 pm

Minmax, you lovable idiot. If this doesn't help to redeem him in Name's eyes... I don't think anything will. I really hope that Fumbles is alright and I also really hope that THunt doesn't use this time to play switch up between groups. That would be horribly mean.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Derkins » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:18 pm

Did he ... pull him out of the ceremony, and cause it to end? I didn't think that was even possible. It wasn't just a coincidental ending to the ritual, was it? Did the door close? Are the soul imprints gone? Of course Thunt has left us with more questions than were answered. :paranoia:
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Krulle » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:29 pm

I think the ritual has ended (at least I hope so, it may not have ended, then more imprints will come)

Fumbles has embraced the imprints (he wanted them anyway), and he was in the focus of the power they brought.
Minmax pulled him out of that focus, so the enrgy will, at least temporarily, stop harming Fumbles.

That is how I read the panels.
Now, my questions are:
-is Fumbles okay?
-how many imprints did he absorb?
-will he become legend, despite being adventurer?
-is the gate for the spirits still open?
-how many tellers did this clan ever have (and thus how many more might come?)?
-will the energy dissipate, or refocus on Fumbles, or someone else in the room?
-where is Kore?
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby thinkslogically » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:30 pm

So many unanswered questions! :lol:
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby spiderwrangler » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:31 pm

BookWyrm17 wrote:Also, up until now I've never noticed the metal bands on Fumbles' feet. What are those from?


They might just look more metallic with Cheyenne's coloring? They've been around for a while.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby GathersIngredients » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:55 pm

Actually, you could be a goblin AND an idiot. See CoN for reference (at least sometimes). ;)

But that is not true for MM, so way to go! :thumbsup:
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby 0z79 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:27 pm

Wolfie wrote:Minmax, you lovable idiot. If this doesn't help to redeem him in Name's eyes... I don't think anything will. I really hope that Fumbles is alright and I also really hope that THunt doesn't use this time to play switch up between groups. That would be horribly mean.


Yeah, given his track record in times past, it would be endless months before we find out what happened... I'm not complaining about the comic at all, but I actually care about these fictional people, y'know? Suspense isn't always a good thing; it has to be handled very carefully and needs *commitment.*
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby AXIS » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:27 pm

Okay this is promising.

Really hope next weeks page is just one panel.

one big splash page of Fumbles crackilng with power going.........

Okay?....... I ROCK!!!!!!

Then we can change scenes. Changing now leaving us hanging is a poorer cliffhanger. Let us know Fumbles is a kickass teller first then make us wait for the outcome of that. Waiting for finding out if he's alive is just painful
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Istaran » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Since he was removed prematurely, Kickaxo only absorbed 1/11th of each of the former tellers' powers, and he is quite good at handling elevenths of things.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Afraidofdarkness » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:33 pm

I am pretty sure he absorbed the spirits actually 100%, and that Minmax saved him. And he dont look dead at all to me.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby spiderwrangler » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:01 pm

Afraidofdarkness wrote:I am pretty sure he absorbed the spirits actually 100%, and that Minmax saved him. And he dont look dead at all to me.


By Thuntonian convention, he'd have a -10 over him if he were truly dead.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Belzera » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:17 pm

spiderwrangler wrote:
Afraidofdarkness wrote:I am pretty sure he absorbed the spirits actually 100%, and that Minmax saved him. And he dont look dead at all to me.


By Thuntonian convention, he'd have a -10 over him if he were truly dead.

But what if it wasn't a death by hit points but death by a stat hitting zero? What if he blew straight past -10 without even stopping for a quick 'hey there'
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Glemp » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:43 pm

Hey, the page's been edited - now MM says he IS an idiot. Or did it always say that...damn I'm checking the preview...

EDIT Oh wow :wall: . Totally missed that both on the preview and on the site, now I'm the idiot...but hey, it's a neat payoff to the last page.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby thinkslogically » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:47 pm

Im pretty sure it's been like that since it went up
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby rohdrieag » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:48 pm

Y'know, the answer is plain to anyone paying enough attention. Fumbles absolutely survived, and has succeeded in absorbing the prior implants. Really, everything has led up to this, his finest moment.

Why was his name Fumbles? Critical Failures. He kept rolling 1s, fumbling whatever he was working on. Time after time.

Now... his luck is flipping. It's no coincidence that the mouse over text is different from prior pages. Page 18. Page 19. Then this one; a simple '20.'

Critical success.

For that matter it's in the page title, and in the link. Goblins - 20. http://goblinscomic.com/comic/20
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby drowemos » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:50 pm

You know... Min Max doesn't get ideas often, but when he does, it is glorious.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby redfeather » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:17 pm

There's no way Fumbles is dead here. The dramatic moment that we just had would be utterly ruined if Fumbles is a corpse. He might be an uber-teller, or he might be far less than that and be saddened not to have completed the transition into an uber-teller, but either way he's almost unquestionably alive.

BookWyrm17 wrote:Panel 4 looks almost like he's yelling about being an idiot at us, and it sort of makes me think about that theory about how the DM only allowed Minmax because he knew the player, and that the player would not only roleplay all his weaknesses, he would go above and beyond.


I emphatically believe this. I think Minmax's player is smart enough to have roleplayed Psimax (or at least written up a summary of how to roleplay him so well that even Herbert couldn't screw it up), and is intentionally exploring Good Is Dumb tropes in a deconstructionist way with this character (possibly as part of his doctoral thesis).
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Punzil504 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:21 pm

First Dies Horribly turns declaring himself a coward into a moment of awesome, and now Minmax does the same with declaring himself an idiot.
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby Bapuvitttssf » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:36 pm

Because we can't see Fumbles' face in the last 3 panels (as well as in the previous 2, where he's still being "shocked"), I guess his face has changed: I'd guess his Kickaxo/Kickasso mustache is now a real one, and part of him.
That's be a first for a goblin!
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Re: July 31st - I'm not a goblin

Postby 0z79 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:14 am

Belzera wrote:
spiderwrangler wrote:
Afraidofdarkness wrote:I am pretty sure he absorbed the spirits actually 100%, and that Minmax saved him. And he dont look dead at all to me.


By Thuntonian convention, he'd have a -10 over him if he were truly dead.

But what if it wasn't a death by hit points but death by a stat hitting zero? What if he blew straight past -10 without even stopping for a quick 'hey there'


I'm pretty sure he'd be ash, in that case..
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