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Delivery, p7

September 15, 2017 by Tim


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Ro'Wan
Ro'Wan
4 years ago

Oh Ethan, never change 😀

LeftAnswer
LeftAnswer
4 years ago

Guarantee these things would work better in real life than Tim thinks.

Goshii
Goshii
4 years ago
Reply to  LeftAnswer

Depends on the quality of the plastic. Most home 3d printer plastic i’ve dealt with is actually rather brittle so it probably would crunch that easily.

Naulziator
Naulziator
4 years ago
Reply to  Goshii

Also, each and every one of those caltrops would need their supports/sidewalks removed. Given the thought that Ethan is rather clumsy, he’d probably weaken them further while crudely cutting those supports off.

Eric Blackburn
Eric Blackburn
4 years ago
Reply to  LeftAnswer

If they were pointy, they would probably pierce into your shoe and be annoying. But with that head I think they’d probably break at weird points…

I think I need to make these files and actually print them to see how they work.

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
4 years ago
Reply to  LeftAnswer

I’m not sure exactly what material they’re using (ABS wouldn’t crunch under Lucas’s weight, but PLA filament wouldn’t really burn Ethan unless he touched the nozzle), but if your shoes have solid soles you’re laughing either way, even if the caltrops weren’t blunted. Granted, if you’re barefoot or have cardboard-thin soles, then yes, they’d work, as anyone who’s ever stepped on a lego can attest. And it doesn’t matter if you can see them, because a) you can throw them right under them, and b) going around them or picking your way through WOULD slow you down. I feel that… Read more »

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Rex Vivat


Zeke!

LeftAnswer
LeftAnswer
4 years ago
Reply to  Rex Vivat

How is it that everyone assumed I think the caltrops would pierce? Of course they won’t. My point is the balance issues it creates. Try running across a few pebbles scattered on a flat surface. Actually, don’t. It’s a bad idea.

SuggestionGremlin
SuggestionGremlin
4 years ago

Hm, you should add a metal-printing printer… in this future, it seems likely that there would be a commercially-availible metal-printing printer by now.

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

Well, there goes 50 bucks, Ethan. But nowadays that just like one game, so no biggie.^^

Derfman1963
Derfman1963
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

You mean 1/2 a game, right. No publisher sells the full game for $50 bucks anymore.

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago
Reply to  Derfman1963

Yeah, you’re right. Was thinking of good old times. Though in the real old times new games were even cheaper than $50.

Him.
Him.
4 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Uh…
3DS games are usually under 50.
Most games are around 50 or below.
Not to mention OODLES of Mobile and Flash games (which are smaller but a good amount are worth mentioning) that are a few bucks or free.
Unless you meant that the game is under 50$ (it sounded like you were saying that games are average 100$) then you are remarkably incorrect

will
will
4 years ago
Reply to  Him.

he was referring to real games. flash/mobile games do not count to average person and other than odd Nintendo game the market average is 80-120 for a game at release, way more for countries like Aus, even when converted back to USD

Eric Blackburn
Eric Blackburn
4 years ago

What kind of plastic did he buy that was 50$ for a spool??

Naulziator
Naulziator
4 years ago

Next time, buy the Nylon filament. ;P

Him.
Him.
4 years ago
Reply to  Naulziator

How about cast iron?
Or ooh Osmium alloy! That’s always fun!

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago

I laughed out loud at this one. I hope that he -does- find a way to foil some enemy using this.

The phrasing here made me wonder: does Ethan owe Scott personally? Meaning, is Scott somehow a financial benefactor of this crime-fighting duo? Or does it mean that they’re funding their escapades using the funds from the game store, and as bookkeeper, Ethan would owe Scott $50?

Game stores generally struggle to stay aloft, and these guys have pretty steep competition down the street. I could see them crime-fight their way out of business. Now, THAT would be dark.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Oh, Scott probably is selling like 20 alternative core apps and is also responsible for making a whole bunch of stuff that funds the entire store. Remember, Scott is a pro coder and/or hacker. Odds are he is making money in ways that Lucas doesn’t know about and Ethan can’t pronounce. Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lucas has made a few games that are making a nice amount of income. (Technically he could have gotten to work at several major game companies since Ethan did using a copied resume, so he definitely has some serious skill) Oh the… Read more »

Derfman1963
Derfman1963
4 years ago

Tim, just curious, did you try this out yourself?

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

Ethan, SOMEONE has to clean those up…

Cyrad
4 years ago

He was better off buying a bunch of four-sided dice.

Him.
Him.
2 years ago
Reply to  Cyrad

Honestly? Yeah.

The Cat
The Cat
4 years ago

I come here for everything but the Ethan and Lucas reboot. I can’t say why it doesn’t interest me, but it doesn’t.
Love the other arcs though. Space adventures, players 1-4, console wars etc. I do appreciate the work you put into the comic Tim. Keep it up!

Him.
Him.
4 years ago

Caltrops with razor blades makes more sense. Making them out of analog sticks works I guess, but I’d rather use gamecube C-sticks for grenades.

Tim van der Meij
Tim van der Meij
4 years ago

Man I really like these more grounded, slice-of-life side-stories. They really help flesh out the characters and their lives.