(1:1)x3 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 57

Gregory springs into action next, wielding the awesome power of … magic!

As you can see, he’s worked considerably on his act since we last saw him in action. But did he take his cues from the right book about magic? Some very perceptive people might well get the feeling that he doesn’t have a very good grip on the differences in the concept of magic in a fantasy world vs. our world. >_>

And even within the confines of the more mundane definition, his effort seems to fall a bit short…not because of him, though, but because of a degree of uncooperativeness on the part of the thief. Which is kinda still the magician’s fault, however, since Biff’s reluctance is based on past experiences as Gregory’s assistant that weren’t completely uplifting to her. That incident were she spent half a day sawed in two happened during the timeskip, and didn’t make the flashbacks – and it’s not like either Biff or Gregory would have insisted on its inclusion. There were other incidents, too. Unfortunately for Biff, Gregory’s book on magic insists that the assistant has to be female, and Mopey insists, backed up by threats of force, that she isn’t available for the role.

Anyway, no matter how well-meant, and partially well-executed, Gregory’s attempt was, it didn’t really affect the score, which remains at 1:1 (or 2.5:2.5? Even, in any case). I guess the party simply hasn’t yet reached the range of levels where the power of magic-users begins to eclipse the power of the more physically apt characters. >_>

More on Mon…uh, Thursday.

6 Replies to “(1:1)x3 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 57”

  1. That was a one thing I hated and found dump in D&D cartoon – the party wizard was more of a stage magician and did a parlor tricks instead of f.e. fireball or sleep magic.
    Maybe it was an attempt to make a cast “non-violent” by removing anything lethal. Like the rogue only had a clock of invisibility but couldn’t backstab, because she didn’t have a knife. In result, it only made everyone look stupid. Wait, not everyone – a bow for the ranger was a ok.

    1. Ya pretty much non-violence. That’s why the Cavalier only had a shield and no weapon. Really, the show had many, MANY questionable elements.

      But hey, B-grade show now gets to be a B-movie parody!

        1. I’m… speechless. Even with the blatant advertising, that was still an incredible improvement in quality and writing over the original (their whole adventure got resolved in less than 2 minutes!). Bravo…

          1. Yeah, it’s quite impressive how lovingly they tried to replicate every detail. Whoever was behind this must have been a true fan.

    2. Yeah, the strict non-violence was a major problem for the show…after all, D&D is hardly a non-violent game as such.

      What mostly got me about Presto, though, was how unintelligent he was…intelligence is supposed to be a magic-user’s primary stat, yet he was hardly smarter than the rest of the crew. Who were dumb as rocks…

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