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Penny Arcade - Comic - Holyhedron

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edited August 2015 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Holyhedron

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    LittlestarsLittlestars Registered User regular
    Jesus H.! I've been wondering where he's been. And it looks like Tycho's gonna need to make a new new year's resolution. He already stopped fucking dogs, now he needs to stop killing them.

    I often, often, daily, possibly multiple times a day browse various tabletop gaming supply bazaars and look at novelty dice. I just take in all the flavors and aromas on offer. I haven't actually bought any yet, but man, I spend way too much time thinking about buying. This euphoric sensation pulses from my neck down my spine with the thought of rolling a handful of super rad dice across the table. My friends don't understand. Didn't, I should say. I may have killed them and stolen their dice.

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    yurnamehereyurnamehere Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Jesus's dice are

    As the omnipotent creator of all things he really should know better.

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    HeWhoSeesHeWhoSees Registered User regular
    I Googled Mammoth Tusk Dice to see if that was an actual thing.

    Yep, dice made from mammoth ivory is an actual thing. I don't know what my reaction even is to that.

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    ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    :/
    Not really a fan of that last panel. Oh, well. I'll get over it.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Jesus's dice are

    As the omnipotent creator of all things he really should know better.

    He's talking about only one of them.

    So he's wrong about the form of "dice", not the conjugation of the verb. It should be "My die is."

    *Burns in Hell for all eternity*

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Tycho those dog heads have not been tested for randomness.

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    Ryan@Ryan@ Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    no, all of his dice are from the cross. the one he's holding is the stained one that is saved for special rolls.
    if anything needs to be changed, it should be "my dice were hewn", past tense.

    "my cross" is up for grabs; some use the saying "my cross to bear" in reference to the Roman having people carry the cross they would be crucified on and thus imparting ownership, but technically all of the crosses were property of the roman empire, the same way you would not say "I'm being beheaded with my guillotine" unless you actually owned the guillotine before it was used to behead you.

    aaaaaaanyways, love the comic, now I'm going to go google mammoth tusk dice.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Ryan@ wrote: »
    "my cross" is up for grabs; some use the saying "my cross to bear" in reference to the Roman having people carry the cross they would be crucified on and thus imparting ownership, but technically all of the crosses were property of the roman empire, the same way you would not say "I'm being beheaded with my guillotine" unless you actually owned the guillotine before it was used to behead you.

    After dragging the fucking thing through town and hanging from it for hours, I think I'd be inclined to consider it "my" cross.

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    AlanF5AlanF5 Registered User regular
    I guess it depends on if more than one convict was executed with the same cross. Were I killed by firing squad, I could rise from the dead and carry around "my" bullet. On the other side, imagine if there were a dozen of us revenants squabbling over who's noose it was.

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    Soul SanctumSoul Sanctum Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Soul Sanctum was warned for this.
    Ahh the practice of procuring worthless garbage for a form of "entertainment" I couldn't care less about, yet will take the time to disdain. At least the Christ portrayal hearkens back to a time when PA was less craptastic than the contemporary version.

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    LinktmLinktm Registered User regular
    *insert mandatory decade old Jesus Saves joke here*

    Final panel isn't doing it for me either, they took a sledge hammer to the comedy when the funnier joke (to me) was the second panel.

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    That last panel's pretty hilarious, yo. In like, a dark humor sorta way.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
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    JulzildoJulzildo Registered User regular
    WHAT YEAR IS IT!?!? (in a good way)

    This comic is instant classic and I re-looked at it to see if the watch was there before I commented.

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    SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    Man, trying to upstage Jesus is rude! I'll just stop at the second panel.

    Want to find me on a gaming service? I'm SwashbucklerXX everywhere.
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    K.MI.K.C.K.MI.K.C. Registered User regular
    That's so cool. Yesterday I rewatched one of the Acquisitions Incorporated videos in anticipation of the PAX Prime show, apparently it's on Gabe's and Tycho's minds as well.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    :/
    Not really a fan of that last panel. Oh, well. I'll get over it.
    "No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Strip"

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    :/
    Not really a fan of that last panel. Oh, well. I'll get over it.
    "No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Strip"



    *Except for like... a ton of dogs.

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    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
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    VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    The most concerning part to me is that Jesus' die appears to have to 21's on it. Now far be it from me to accuse the lord and savior of cheating on his dice rolls, but I don't know of any regulation dice in that configuration.

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    WordLustWordLust Fort Wayne, INRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Ryan@ wrote: »
    no, all of his dice are from the cross. the one he's holding is the stained one that is saved for special rolls.
    if anything needs to be changed, it should be "my dice were hewn", past tense.

    Nah, it's fine. He's using a past participle as an adjective, which is a thing that happens all the time. For example, "Our salad is made from the freshest ingredients" is just as correct as "Our salad was made from the freshest ingredients". It doesn't really matter. Or more simply "tossed salad" both WAS tossed and still IS tossed. Potatoes WERE baked. Now they ARE baked potatoes. Hewn dice WERE hewn. Now they ARE hewn dice.

    It probably is a count noun typo. Dice = plural/are; die = singular/is.

    But I don't really blame them, because "die/dice" is sort of like "who/whom": yeah, it's grammatically correct, but in actual spoken conversation, almost nobody notices or gives a shit.

    *edit*

    Some cursory internet research reveals that the plural is "dice" but that the singular can be either "die" -or- "dice". So the comic is therefore not actually wrong in any sense.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Veagle wrote: »
    The most concerning part to me is that Jesus' die appears to have to 21's on it. Now far be it from me to accuse the lord and savior of cheating on his dice rolls, but I don't know of any regulation dice in that configuration.

    Not only that, it's 21 on every side

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    MirkelMirkel FinlandRegistered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Veagle wrote: »
    The most concerning part to me is that Jesus' die appears to have to 21's on it. Now far be it from me to accuse the lord and savior of cheating on his dice rolls, but I don't know of any regulation dice in that configuration.

    Not only that, it's 21 on every side

    That's just how he rolls.

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    yurnamehereyurnamehere Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Delzhand wrote: »
    Veagle wrote: »
    The most concerning part to me is that Jesus' die appears to have to 21's on it. Now far be it from me to accuse the lord and savior of cheating on his dice rolls, but I don't know of any regulation dice in that configuration.

    Not only that, it's 21 on every side

    And it looks to be an 8-sided die.

    His other dice are similarly rigged.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    I avoided looking at the last panel until I read all the way through the rest (as I always do) and was surprised by the comic suddenly throwing dark. Well done.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    How many dogs does Gabe have? If Tycho wants to play seriously, he's going to need at least 5. Or...was he talking to Jesus? Which causes me to ponder the implications of all of the dogs being dead. Even the ones who went to heaven.

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    megascorchermegascorcher NorwayRegistered User regular
    Damnit Lord!

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    tofeitofei Registered User regular
    Ah it's been awhile but I'm glad to see Jesus in this strip again.

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    It's fine, he only uses it for really important rolls.

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    OrphaneOrphane rivers of red that run to seaRegistered User regular
    you think the other people in the group are just gonna roll over and take Jesus lording his holy dice without a word of complaint

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    RottonappleRottonapple Registered User regular
    So out of curiosity, I searched for "mammoth tusk dice" and found the website selling them. $248 for a SINGLE dice? And they have sold out of them? Personally, the carbon fiber dice they sell caught my eye.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Yeah, the artisan dice folk have some really nice looking stuff.
    A lot of it is really expensive, but those fancy woods look so good.

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    ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    Yeah I get upset over the dumbest stuff sometimes. Reading this again and it's pretty funny.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    That is one smug savior. Expressed really well. I can almost hear the tone of voice just from the body language.
    I like Tychos preoccupied expression. "Which dog head do I want to use?"

    (PSN: Morninglord) (Steam: Morninglord) (WiiU: Morninglord22) I like to record and toss up a lot of random gaming videos here.
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