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Where did ginger get the beretta?

posted by Will (Guest) on October 13th, 2011, 1:03 pm





 
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It's a Colt 1911, actually. :P

Geoff was carrying it in his bag.

posted by DarkwingDork on October 13th, 2011, 1:04 pm



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@DarkwingDork: XD still I didn't think you allowed fire arms in the comic.

posted by Will (Guest) on October 13th, 2011, 1:10 pm



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Wait a minute...I though the half dragon trio was native to Gygax, why would they know about Denny's and be carrying around guns (which has stayed stashed until now for some reason). Have they done some plane hopping in the past 500 years that they haven't mentioned?

Also, the girls have their own fair share of family and racial issues, even if they didn't include mobs with pitchforks.

Still...it seems that Ginger uses a lot of gruffness and tough assertions as a mask for her vulnerabilities. It's like she's trying too hard to not appear "weak" or something.

posted by Roaming Shadow (Guest) on October 13th, 2011, 11:25 pm



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Not sure if firearms are *disallowed*, so much as... hmmm... superfluous, perhaps? I mean, if you can toss fireballs around with a simple arm gesture, do you really *need* to carry a Smith & Wesson revolver?

posted by Cubist on October 14th, 2011, 2:00 am





 
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No, the hybrids aren't native to Gygax. Ginger's story actually places them as natives of Earth. There was a time before the modern era when magical beings were free to be out in public on Earth, prior to the Great Enlightenment. As natives of Earth, they keep tabs on their home planet and sneak back every now and then to spy.

As for firearms, I prefer not to have them for the same reason why kung fu movies prefer not to have them: because any awesome fighting skills you have can be negated by a guy across the room with a boomstick.

But guns do exist. It's just most magical beings don't use them because, as Cubist said, their inherent magical powers are so much more powerful. However, for fire breathers like the dragons and hybrids, fire isn't always a practical weapon to use. It's uncontrollable and can end up trapping and killing you as well as your enemy. A fiream would be a good weapon to have on hand when facing numerous enemies in an enclosed area.

posted by DarkwingDork on October 14th, 2011, 4:00 pm



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@DarkwingDork: Ooooohhhh...I'd assumed with the circumstances and some of the comments made that they were native. Then again, I suppose Ginger's attire of t-shirt and blue jeans really ought to have tipped me off.

And yeah, I can understand the whole gun issue. On the same note, it's a similar reason why Shiela uses nunchucks; sometimes magical abilities aren't the answer, and you need to use something with less potential colateral damage. Heck, in RPGs, there's a reason I tend to avoid fire based attacks; too many things can be easily set ablaze. Ice has a much smaller chance of causing severe complications.

Besides, given the tone of this comic, it's harder to justify not causing severe bodily harm or death with a firearm than it is with melee weapons. Blunt weapons are easy, and you can smack with the flat part of a blade. A bullet isn't something that can only cause bruising or knockouts. If you get shot, odds are you're going to bleed.

posted by Roaming Shadow (Guest) on October 14th, 2011, 11:07 pm



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