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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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BakaGrappler




15th Aug 2018, 4:09 AM

That refence in the second to last panel. I MUST be told what it is.

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Raxon

Raxon




15th Aug 2018, 4:29 AM

The image? Now that you mention it, I, too, wish to knkw the source.

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Deskup




15th Aug 2018, 4:33 AM

It looks very similar to rewind effect in ERASED (god what a horrible translation), but might be something else.

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Daemon Keido




15th Aug 2018, 4:35 AM

It's gonna bug me too because I KNOW I have seen it before....

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Super_Big_Mac

Super_Big_Mac




15th Aug 2018, 6:31 AM
"ERASED (Great anime, horrible title)"

It is, in fact, from ERASED.

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DeadpanSal




15th Aug 2018, 10:59 AM

"Great anime, horrible title?" BLEACH and ERASED seem pretty similar. Both are about removing something and have the same number of letters. Does ERASED have nothing to do with erasing?

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Departure_Dave




15th Aug 2018, 11:50 AM

Without getting too much into it, the protagonist has an unreliable ability to roll back history, and can use his foreknowledge to effectively erase preventable deaths.

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Deskup




16th Aug 2018, 1:41 AM

To be fait to the anime, the original title is "Boku dake ga Inai Machi", i.e. "The Town Where Only I am Missing". THAT name actually is kind of relevant to the anime and fits. ERASED? God no, its just plain wrong. Easy to market through, better SEO etc, which is probably why they did it.

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Raxon

Raxon




15th Aug 2018, 4:27 AM

I'm a sucker for that stuff.

Story time is about mind games! I think I've got one for you. It's not a Davrel story, though. I don't want you to get sick of them.

So I was in love with a princess. Her nqme was Cieri. Now, the problem here lies in how I'm going to marry this girl. On the one hand, she is not the fairest daughter of the king. She is the youngest of three daughters and two sons. This girl was burned and scarred down her right side, and missing her right arm at the elbow due to the same accident. On the other hand, even though the king knew she would never be accepted in a political marriage, she was still royalty, and as such, a common knight such as I would surely not be worthy of her hand. The one that was still attached to her, I mean. The king would have had me executed if I'd asked for her severed hand in marriage.

I was, in fact, the paladin who rushed in to save her when she was disfigured. A fire had broken out in the castle. One of the wooden structures fell, and knocked a bigass stone block down. The block landed on her arm while she was prone, and in the heat of the moment, after clearing away the burning beam against her side, I realized I could not move the stone. I was forced to amputate the arm and pull her out. The king was not happy about any of this, though I was tasked with her recovery.

So, three years after the accident, this dickhead prince rides into town accompanied by four mercenaries. There was a rogue, a fighter, a bard, and a wizard. They all seemed just as put out by their pompous ass of a boss as everyone who wasn't the king.

Well, we're sitting around while the royals meet, with Cieri having tasked me with entertaining them. Now, I'm a paladin of the holy order of the winking brown eye or something like that. I'm not accustomed to entertaining mercenaries, so I used the age old fallback.

I offered them some booze. Not fancy wine, but the simple, powerful stuff that my order brews from grains. So powerful, in fact, that my order pours the stuff in tiny cups, and you need only a few of these to get drunk.

Well, we drank the bottle between us, and I let slip about my problem. The four of them were sympathetic to my plight. In fact, the rogue devised a cunning plan! It was so damn brilliant, I knew it had to work!

After they were done meeting, I approached the king, still drunk, and asked him, "My liege, is it true that only nobility may marry one of your daughters?" He sighed and said, "Yes, it's true."

"Will a minor line of nobility suffice?" "I suppose. Why do you ask?" "Your highness, I have been wondering something." I drew my sword and set it aside, then took my scabbard in my hand. "Let us say this is a sword. If some ne'er do well were to capture you with a sword, they could take your throne, yes?" "Yes." "Good, now that you're caught, I'm the king. I abdicate my throne, and since I'm now nobility, I wish to marry Cieri."

Did I mention I (the paladin) was drunk? Because this seemed like a terribly clever mind game at the time. The king thought this was all very amusing until it sank in that I was serious about asking to marry his daughter. He sent me to sleep off the alcohol, and the next day, after talking with me, and then Cieri, he granted me a lordship and some land, and his blessing to marry her.

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Solokov




15th Aug 2018, 8:48 AM

A holy order that brews moonshine?... SIGN ME UP!

Patron God is presumably Cayden Cailean yes?

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Valandar




15th Aug 2018, 9:18 AM

I dunno... in most campaigns I've been in, Dwarven Holy Water is either beer, mead, ale, or whiskey...

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Raxon

Raxon




16th Aug 2018, 1:57 PM

To be fair, alcohol has dozens of uses aside from drinking, and traditionally, some amount of alcohol was brewed by monks.

In this case, however, we weren't brewing just any moonshine. I mentioned it was about 150 proof, or vodka strength booze. Very strong stuff.

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Guest




15th Aug 2018, 9:58 AM

I’ve never been all that good with mind games, given a generally underwhelming level of social awareness. I do have a story about completely negating attempts at manipulation through the power of AM BARBARIAN!

It was an evil campaign where backstabbing was expected, so long as we weren’t lolrandumb about it. One guy was playing a LE caster of some sort who specialized in magically enforced contracts that were designed to screw you over. He liked to entrap people in an endless cycle of contracts with harsher stipulations after a disaster had befallen them. That he was the one who usually caused the disaster wasn’t relevant.

Then there was Thog. Thog am Barbarian. Thog am smrt. Thog built to be effectively immune to magic.

So evil lawyer had already entrapped most of the party by offering to get them discounted equipment if they’d just sign here. Thog was eying up a really nice magical ax, so evil lawyer decided to make his move.

“That’s a very nice ax”

“GET FOR THOG!”

“Certainly my good fellow. Of course there is the matter of payment. If you just sign here for an installment pla-“

Thog rages, picks up the twig of a Wizard, and shouts at him.

“THOG NO CARE FOR TINY MANS TINY PAPER! GET THOG AX OR THOG CRUSH TINY MAN LIKE GRAPE!”

It was actually kind of funny. As lawyer Wizard built his shadow empire, he ended up spending more and more of his resources to do anything he could think of to get rid of Thog. And Thog would Thog his way out of those problems without ever realizing the tiny man who gets him stuff was behind it.

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CrowMagnon




15th Aug 2018, 10:35 AM

I'm kind of hit-or-miss with mind games myself, but there was the time I played the rest of my group while under the influence.

We were hunting for a necromancer and were approached by a "ghost" who offered us a way to foil his plot. Then I get a PM saying "you have been mentally dominated" because of course it was the necromancer himself hiding behind illusions.

Now, my character is the one with the maxed out Sense Motive in the group, and the party's seen me act somewhat impulsively on the insights I get from that, so when I acted in a trusting way toward the "ghost", it struck them as odd but they actually went along with it. And when they expressed doubt, I responded both IC and OOC along the lines of, "Trust me, guys, I know what I'm doing."

Thankfully, even though they believed me until the necromancer sprang his trap, they were able to turn it around and break me out of the spell. I actually ended up feeling a little bad about it in the end because I'd successfully gaslighted one of my best friends into thinking that he was being a jerk for doubting my character. No hard feelings, though.

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Departure_Dave




15th Aug 2018, 12:05 PM

That seems like a very understanding king. Wise, too.

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Raxon

Raxon




16th Aug 2018, 5:23 AM

There was a plot in there about the foreign prince cheating the king in trade negotiations and all that stuff, and we eventually got him, but that was a single session thing, and none of that was as interesting as the fact that this is how my paladin met the party.

We all got drunk, I took over the kingdom for thirty seconds, got married, and played two characters from then on. The highly intelligent princess, who was the group's financeer, and the paladin.

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TheStevest

TheStevest




15th Aug 2018, 6:44 AM

Gordon: I have imagined 14000605 ways this campaign could go.
Cory: How many ways led to us surviving this?
Gordon: One.

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Anvildude




15th Aug 2018, 1:47 PM

I get that reference.

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Guest




6th Sep 2018, 10:18 PM

Basil Hawkins is just Gordon bragging that he finally found every possible way in which the campaign could end.

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Snowtwo




16th Aug 2018, 9:08 AM

Can you imagine if Pete from Darths and Droids joined in?

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DeezRodenutz




17th Aug 2018, 5:09 PM

I could maybe see him as Franky or Brook.
Franky for being loaded down with weapons.
Brook for being unkillable.

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