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About 52% taxes and fees on the bounty. That's actually very light for a medieval setting. Historically taxes ranged upwards of 80% during those ages. Last I heard, our present US taxes, between direct and indirect taxation, are above 60% but that was some time ago.
@Nobody: Looks more like a Bubble Gum girl to me.
@Heliotroph: In the words of Steve Dallas from Bloom County; "Plus, all the women (in superhero comics) look like Dolly Parton in a weightless environment." ;)
September 5th, 2013
@ Lunaroki
I remembered that our Poker-Bridge decks are based on Tarot decks, so i did a little research. It seems that Tarot decks (the word derives from the Italian word from the deck - Tarocco) were originally developed for playing games, not fortune telling.

The Pip cards, numbered from 1 to 10 with 4 face cards for each suit and the Fool (as the Joker card), corresponds to the simplified decks we use here. The 21 card Major Arcana may be left out, but in traditional games they are used as "trumps."

It's interesting how the traditional French suits (other places would often use different suits, such as birds) evolved into the 4 suits we know now. Again this was simplifying the original deck so it could be mass produced more easily but: Swords = Spades, Staffs = Clubs, Coins (also called Pentacles) = Diamonds and for the least understandable reason of all Cups became Hearts. That one I still don't get the logic behind. =)

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September 5th, 2013
Any chance of those two becoming regulars? Or better yet, a spin-off series?

@ Guesticus
It's all the appearance of the word. Mrs, Miss and Ms are all abbreviated forms of Mistress, which is the original title used for all women. Eventually Mistress began to be used as a term of authority, i.e. Mistress of the house. Many stories depicted the Mistress of the house as stern, foreboding and nasty, the kind of woman who is always in charge and everyone is afraid of. Master went through a similar change. The fact that both terms are used in S&M now doesn't help.
September 1st, 2013
With entertainment like this, I'd certainly go there. =)

@ FireBorg = Agreed
August 29th, 2013
[sigh] At least there are a few older warriors around to help. These Roadguards haven't seen any combat and are cannonfodder right now.

[Orders red shirts for the guards, lots of red shirts.]
August 25th, 2013
Points for our centauress. To recognize that she needs to get the word out and not get involved in a [very] one sided fight? Smart filly.

Or, as we used to say about Paladins in our DnD game, "Lawful good, not lawful stupid!"
August 22nd, 2013
Ben Bova once named a major character Hector H. Hector (the Third If I remember right. The book is titled The Dueling Machine.) so Nerdy McNerdigan is in good company. =) For all that he is a klutz, Hector is definitely the hero of the story. A truly memorable character.
August 8th, 2013
Not a Steam Knight, of course, but check out the armor Kore has over at Goblins.

Kore is an impossible character under AD&D rules BTW. He's a Dwarf Paladin who is so intent on destroying evil that he does things that would warm Sauron's heart.
Oh no, I just had a thought. Were they triplets originally?
NOW, there's two of you? That implies some sort of duplication. Possibly a clone, as mentioned above, but it might also be a function of their powers. I'm sure we will find out eventually. =)
Just found this comic. Looks good so far. =)
July 12th, 2011
That's all right Puck. Think of it this way, you're 628 years old now (621 at the start of the first series which ran three years and amnesia covering 4 years so 628 makes sense). That means you don't age so you have a long time to pay those debts off.

On the other hand I love the way she put that! I'll have to remember that one.
July 9th, 2011
Just found this one. Looks great so far.