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The Starcaster Chronicles 06.22

July 4, 2018 by Tim


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You don’t need to, no, but you certainly could.

Blobsy
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Blobsy

I do love Speck, but I feel his acid skin is a tad overpowered. He hasn’t met any resistance so far and I’d expect they’d be a bit more prepared against an alien species with the power to melt practically everything.

tiamatt
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tiamatt

I’m thinking his race, for whatever reason, is on the very uncommon side. Maybe they rarely leave their home planet, maybe they’re like Nyrah and most of them were wiped out with Speck being one of the few that’s left, etc. Which would explain why they can sell off his slime for credits, it wouldn’t be worth much if it was super easy to get. So I’m guessing the other species are like “Do I feel like spending the extra credits to make sure my door doesn’t get melted by a race that chances are will never show up? Naaaahh”… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Also, we did get to know one thing he cannot melt. In Starcaster Chapter 3, Comic 5, a guard mentions Nivium as something that would be used for a Mimion cell, so they apparently cannot melt that stuff(or it is really slow).

Nanec
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Nanec

His glove in this comic apparently does not melt.

Darkening
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Darkening

I get the impression that’s what his walker’s made of. And really, we have no way of knowing whether the bulletproof thing is true or rumor, could just be hyperbole, people playing up a trait of a weird, uncommon alien race. We’ve yet to see him shot yet after all. And he was certainly worried about getting his organs crushed by a concussion grenade when the Grin threatened him, so there’s certainly ways to kill him, it’s just, people don’t seem to be armed specifically for fighting mimions because why would they be? I’m sure there’s plenty of ways to… Read more »

Him.
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Him.

It’s made of Nivium.
He is apparently immune to fire and I’m guessing the sludge is an insulator, but quake bombs would kill him.

LinAGKar
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LinAGKar

I don’t see him being bulletproof. Even if the bullet is dissolved, that doesn’t stop the momentum.

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

If the bullet is dissolved, there’s nothing for the momentum to push. An incredibly higher calibur bullet meant for piercing could penetrate it, but it might as well be a rubber bullet being shot at that speed.

EdTheRabbit
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EdTheRabbit

momentum is conserved – if the bullets are instantly dissolved on contact with the slime, they’ve already transferred their momentum to it in that instant.

Also, don’t discount kinetic energy – it doesn’t matter if it’s a rubber or tungsten cored bullet once you go fast enough the difference becomes negligible – at 2.3km per second, a mere 7 times the speed of sound, that rubber bullet hits you with the same force as if it had been made of TNT and detonated in contact with you.

Ven
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Ven

be that as it may, considering how much stuff Speck needs to just walk around and open a door (mechanical walker, glove, special slippers), it seems to be just as much a handicap. I imagine that if he slipped and took a tumble, he’d be on the fast track to melting right through the hull and suffocating in the depths of space. And if that happened, it’s not like someone could just reach out and pull him in.

Poor Speck is living one slip and fall away from a horrible death at all times.

Nick
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Nick

Hey Tim, after this issue is over, Can you get back to Analog and DPad? Lots of people miss Ethan and Lucas, and it would be nice to see a new zany adventure.

tiamatt
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tiamatt

I love our Dynamic Duo as much as the next fan but they did have a nice long story earlier this year and I’m hoping that the campaign gets their turn after this. But I’m happy with w/e Tim puts out so I would be happy either way. ๐Ÿ™‚

Him.
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Him.

Expect one December ish maybe

Jon Glass
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Jon Glass

i’m pretty sure that’s the plan. it seems he cycles after each story arc, which gives him enough buffer room to flesh out the next arc for each respective series

Nick
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Nick

Also, no, heโ€™s probably too scared to try.

Man of the West
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Man of the West

If I had voted for the threaten option, I would have gone with Speck because of his abilities. I feel pretty secure in that assessment now.

Darkening
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Darkening

To be fair, a minimum wage station employee is probably more easily intimidated than an armed cop.

foducool
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foducool

let’s shake hands then

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

Ah, face-melting, it never gets old, it just melts.

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

“Are you going to be a good little Gorb? Or a baaaaad little Gorb? Convince me how good you are.”

Brent
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Brent

I bet Gorb is gonna need a nice long hug from someone when all this is over. Too bad he’ll probably be too traumatized by everything Speck has said and done to him to accept the hug, but that’s his problem.

juckto
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juckto

Awww, “Melt his hands y/n” wasn’t a vote you wanted to put to the interweb masses?

foducool
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foducool

he knows the yes would win XD

chris feltner
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chris feltner

melting hands is not his thing he not do that unless it was life or death. however he might melt the controls after he has set it up orfind some rope or wire or the like to bind the guy up and get him off the hook for letting them go

Vincent
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Vincent

Of course he’s not going to melt the guys hands. Speck just has a sick sense of humor. It’s one of the things that makes his character so enjoyable.

Ocramot
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Ocramot

So… Why there’s not a poll on this one? ๐Ÿ˜€

Brent
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Brent

Option one – melt both hands

Option two – melt both feet

Option three – melt nothing

Option four – melt one of each pair

Shecky
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Shecky

Or just melt the controls so that no one can change it (easily)

K^2
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K^2

I think, we’re only meant to vote on Cort’s decisions.

Him.
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Him.

Couldn’t Speck pull out a can of tomato soup, claim it is a complex mechanism which will spray out droplets of goop if Syrn inteferes, and then leave? Because melting fingers is kinda exhausting.

James Rye
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James Rye

So far everything is going well. Too well for my taste, meaning something will fuck us up badly either next page or the page after next page.

Harold Wong
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Harold Wong

Awwww I wish we got to vote. Melt hands or no melt hands

Easy Pete
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Easy Pete

See, THIS is the kind of thing we need a vote for.

Nick
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Nick

Do you think Cort is going to accidentally split the platform in half? Letโ€™s face it: it will happen at some point .

Kevin
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Kevin

@Nick
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Waitโ€ฆ book? When is it out? What is it for?! I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS, TIM!
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Is that an intended reference to dbza ?

Brent
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Brent

Books are for reading, or occasionally beating off Intruders and siblings. Hope that helps.

Melkior
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Melkior

He’ll just dissolve the controls. You wait and see.

Drake
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Drake

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