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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Nov 7th, 2009 >RawrMage
                    
                    
                    
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@ "I wonder why all these traps are in the dungeon?"

@ "Who puts them here?

                    
                    
                    
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& "Excuse me!"

@ "Who are you?"

& "I'm the trap daemon!"

@ "..."

                    
                    
                    
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@ "I wonder..."
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   /  REST IN   \   
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 |     Dudley     | 
 |   killed  by   | 
 |a burning scroll| 
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Is it really the scroll that kills you?
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  • 9 mediocre
  • 9 fair
  • 11 good
  • 6 excellent
Average rating: fair
Number of ratings: 41
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20 Comments

#1 Orl Sat, 7 Nov 2009 14:57:02
Didn't get it.

#2 ajbRad Sat, 7 Nov 2009 19:08:23
I think the blue & placed a scroll, which Dudley picked up, which then immediately set on fire.

#3 Anonymous Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:22:03
Dudley shouldn't have a scroll on the display if it was dropped outside of his view.

#4 xCheckPoint Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:34:20
Given the setup he must have already walked over it to get where he is now.

#5 Slandor Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:45:19
He could've arrived in the room via trap door, teleport, or levelporter, which would actually make sense given his first line of dialogue.

#6 xCheckPoint Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:33:10
But that wouldn't explain that the corridor is mapped, too. Anyway - what's up with paxed? I uploaded a strip which isn't scheduled yet (okay, it may be bad), and RawrMage had 4 days now. Anyone else uploaded sth?

Btw, very unusual, extreme votings for this strip. Like it or hate it.

Last edited: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:40:08

#7 Slandor Tue, 10 Nov 2009 22:19:12
I think the comic is from omniscient-view rather than Dudley's-eye view.

#8 Factorial Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:45:30
I just submitted a comic. Apparently we are in need of some more.

#9 SmashFan2005 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:40:40
@ Factorial: So did I.. it kinda sucks though.

#10 eskimo68 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:11:06
Considering the current 45154 I think we have a few of the "set up a mirror image" jokers at work again :)

#11 Sorceror Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:54:32
45354. Voted F for symmetry.

Also note, cursor is in a very interesting position indicating a fly-on-the-corner-of-the-wall perspective.

#12 paxed Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:40:42
@sorceror: it's obviously a bug! grin

#13 Orl Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:20:20
paxed! You are here!

#14 paxed Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:34:20
@Orl: yes, occasionally...

#15 Orl Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:33:04
About the comic: didn't get it = didn't vote.
Last edited: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:33:42

#16 15k Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:53:04
The trap daemon is a riff on the mail daemon. He delivered a scroll of fire to Dudley. The scroll in the corridor provides the context that Dudley, at this point in his career, was smart enough to not read random scrolls found lying on the ground. This makes the punchline even better since he had to override this wisdom to read a scroll handed to him by a self identified "trap daemon".

#17 sparrow4 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:10:27
E for the footnote

#18 SuperTrekkieCat Thu, 7 Jul 2016 07:24:37
Rated poor for symmetry.

#19 grisha5 Fri, 8 Jul 2016 03:31:55
Rated good for asymmetry.

#20 ThePathfinder Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:41:03
It is better than systemd,anyway.

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