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W. (Guest), November 13th, 2014, 7:45 am     Reply


amical never said he wouldnt use magie, and didnt hint he will.

Also lets get wary of the "you are obviously the best player here" when amical know of billy level.

burningtyger, November 13th, 2014, 10:32 pm     Reply


@W.: Yes, there are threats here, where time is of the essence. Amical could observe his future mistakes and avoid them, rewind time, step outside of it to regroup, or merely mess with Billy's luck. Let us pray he is not without honor, and that the presence of another mage who could conceivably read any meddling constrains him. Black (Billy, NOT amicla..) also selects the type of timer, but the clock MUST have a flag.... From what I understand the usual minimum length of a ratable FIDE match is 5 minutes, but it's adjustable. http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/reports/BlitzRuleChanges.pdf Perhaps it's time i re-investigated chess...

Don Quixotes, November 14th, 2014, 5:09 am     Reply


@burningtyger: Another thing nobody seems to have brought up is how old Amical is. For all we know, he's been playing chess for decades all the way to centuries. He could have participated in tournaments with masters before Billy was born, if he wanted to. Frankly, I don't Amical should even need magic in the first place.

burningtyger, November 14th, 2014, 8:19 pm     Reply


@Don Quixotes: Billy's ego preventing him from saying he's NOT the best player EVEN NOW suggests he may suspect he's out of his league. Also I think Amical just used sarcasm.

W. (Guest), November 15th, 2014, 7:19 am     Reply


About time : there can be much faster than that :
The sablier rule : 30s each, but time used by one goes to the other
The fast-blist rule : 1mn by move...

Were i in place of billy, i would have wanted a really longer time, since amical know his opponent and billy dont, in order to diminishe the effects of nasty surprises

Caswin, November 15th, 2014, 9:15 am     Reply


...talking in frustrated, Hizrim-y tones about how smart and pretty she is...

And we're back. I'm excited. And now I'm imagining Billy with some kind of super-arm.

Xiandata (Guest), November 15th, 2014, 8:45 pm     Reply

Love this! Missing word?
This story is just so fantastic. :D
However, I think you may be missing the word 'blood' before 'leaking' in panel 3.

Don Quixotes, November 15th, 2014, 10:56 pm     Reply


@Xiandata: 'blood' is optional in this case-the subject of the sentence is Billy, he is the one leaking. Blood would make it a more accurate statement, but the meaning is conveyed without it anyway.

ChibiSilverWings, November 16th, 2014, 1:00 am     Reply


@Xiandata: Thanks so much for reading the comic and enjoying it! As for that one it's mostly a stylistic choice, but hey, we do run into typos sometimes, so it's a valid thing to check if we might have made a mistake.

Kamikaze (Guest), November 23rd, 2014, 11:38 am     Reply


I'm smelling Time shenanigans here. And a bit of Fate too.