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20th Dec 2019, 5:30 PM in Chapter 7
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chris-tar 20th Dec 2019, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
S.N.A.F.U (Situation Normal All F@#$ed Up)
Rocktopus 20th Dec 2019, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
FUBAR
Guest 20th Dec 2019, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
FUBAR?
Dreadder 20th Dec 2019, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Dreadder
Fucked Up Beyond Any Recognition - at least that's the version I'm familiar with it. Usually calls for FIDO (Fuck It, Drive on.) attitude.
Tooniator 20th Dec 2019, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Effed up beyond all recognition.

Seems like the more firepower a team has, the more Marblegate throws at it.
Lurker 20th Dec 2019, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
FUBAR = f***ed up beyond all recognition
Thracecius 20th Dec 2019, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Thracecius
I have a terrible feeling that we're looking at a TPK, which is terrible, because I like these characters. :(
Lurker 20th Dec 2019, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Nah, if anything I think Ozzy will survive the ordeal. He's too important to the plot to be offed this early in the story. :-D

Can't say the same for the others, though. They're at the mercy of how much the author likes them, which is not something you want to bet your life on.

Even if they (or some of them) survive, though, that says nothing about in what *state* they'll survive in. Could be maimed for life, could be dismembered, could end up being only a head-in-a-jar due to the rest of their body being eaten by shark monsters, all bets are off here.
Matthew 21st Dec 2019, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
Indeed. Look at the top of the page. I'm guessing one of the three characters in the title art is probably going to last at least until he formally teams up with the other tw.
Bookeater_otaku 21st Dec 2019, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I kind of want to see him crawl back to Colleen and try to have her take him back.

Ouch, groveling to your ex will be humiliating.

But yeah, he is at the mercy of the author but I really hope he make it out of here and join Colleen and Randolph. Ozzie really seems like he got a set of skills that would work well with the group and can be properly refined with a book full of number 1 rules.
Sturzkampf 29th Dec 2019, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
No way is Ozzy going to get off that easily.
Bookeater_otaku 20th Dec 2019, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Times up! Windows of opportunities lost.

The one trying to maul Ozzie is quite the scrappy little bugger isn't he?
Sensei Le Roof 20th Dec 2019, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Maybe it's a... friend...ly... how the hell is it breathing?!
Bookeater_otaku 21st Dec 2019, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Lungs? Look it's a Shark-ogre, a giant land shark in a magic dungeon in a magic land. Logic barely took an interest when the gods build the world, we are lucky that gravity is not purple.

And look, it got gills and nostrils. Or... are they lorenzini?
Darkening 20th Dec 2019, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
This is why you engage in the buddy system whenever possible. If they'd had someone else up there with Ozzi, all the terrible things that are about to happen to them wouldn't happen. Tragic.
Bookeater_otaku 21st Dec 2019, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
Damned party limit of 5.
Guest 21st Dec 2019, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but the more party members, the more members to split the treasure with, the more members to feed, the more members that might be spotted by monsters, etc. Though the idea of entering Marblegate with a larger group, or maybe even an army, is interesting at least. It might already have been attempted; compare panel 3 in www.marblegate.webcomic.ws/comics/5/ with panel 1 in www.marblegate.webcomic.ws/comics/54/.
Bookeater_otaku 21st Dec 2019, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
That's why little summoned creatures and spirits that can act as lookouts are so useful in case like these.
VickiC 21st Dec 2019, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
They'd made up the party limit. The real problem is the two snobs that no-one is good enough for.
Guest 21st Dec 2019, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Bookeater_otaku: That's a really good approach, I hadn't thought of that.

VickiC: Well, only made up partially, the teleporter only allows 5 people at a time (Rocktopus has explained more in comments in some of the recent pages, that it could take more, but that it becomes much more dangerous the more people that teleport at once), but you don't have to use the teleporter, you can instead walk down and up the levels instead, and that does not as such have a limit.
io 21st Dec 2019, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
small things often are what leads to failure of plans such as this tend to snowball. It was such a good plan too.
Guest 21st Dec 2019, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Agreed, I think they did well here overall. Maybe a back-up plan or two, or more, for continuing and/or escape?
Guest 21st Dec 2019, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Very smart plan, but also very dangerous, and I think we are about to enter the really dangerous part of it.

I still think Alex the alchemist might be able to save the day here (or at least help matters) with a good amount of liberally applied firebelly weed. There's too little water here for the shark ogre to hide in from the fire : -) .

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Unless of course Alex decides to flee : -( . The shark ogre might be able to grab in between the pillars after all. And there might be more shark men in the tunnels... hopefully Alex' pyromaniac tendencies win out over his fear :D .
padanew 21st Dec 2019, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
padanew
If they can blind the other eye they may have a change of escaping without losses. Or raise the portcullis and lead the monster back thru and drop it on him.
Packless1 21st Dec 2019, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
...a cliffhanger...!
someone 21st Dec 2019, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Next page: back to Colleen and the secretary. A full page spent looking at the clock ticking.
StLOrca 23rd Dec 2019, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
StLOrca
Rule #2 of dungeoneering: No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Lurker 23rd Dec 2019, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Rule #1: There is no rule #2. :-D
Sturzkampf 29th Dec 2019, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Rule #3: No plan survives contact with your allies.
pkline5 23rd Dec 2019, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Don't you know, you never split the party...
BornOnTheNinth 24th Dec 2019, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
Double the shark-men, double the fun!
io 24th Dec 2019, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
blood in the water