33 Responses to 694 – White Smoke Mountain • 62

  1. Uhhh… did you by chance mean, “It’s nine! That’s the only non-prime number?”

    🙂 Other than that, great comic! 🙂

    • I was just about to post the same thing… all the numbers there except 9 are prime numbers. 😐

      Ah, the thing is, Martin hacked the module, maybe he put the riddle in. Therefore, either Martin thinks he’s so incredibly smart for putting in a math riddle and hoped that no-one else would spot the solution on their own, but actually Martin is an idiot and confused about what prime numbers are, but fortunately for him everyone else is just as math-incompetent and didn’t spot the error… or Mr. Unseen GM only heard Bunker yell something about, “…blablabla prime number!” and his brain subconsciously supplied, “Nine is the only number that’s NOT a prime number!” and he didn’t spot his own mistake.[*] Or the GM doesn’t know what primes are (he thinks they’re some kind of Autobot) and just goes by what it says in the hacked module.

      [*] That happens. Memory is not a objective recording, that’s why these days police is wary about witness reports because often different witnesses cannot even agree on the clothes the suspect wore or his hair color or even his skin color, or if the shot rang out before or after something else happened. And it’s depressingly easy to muddle or manipulate someone’s memories after the fact by showing them pictures or asking leading questions.

      Anyway.

    • I was just about to post the same thing… all the numbers there except 9 are prime numbers. 😐

      Ah, the thing is, Martin hacked the module, maybe he put the riddle in. Therefore, either Martin thinks he’s so incredibly smart for putting in a math riddle and hoped that no-one else would spot the solution on their own, but actually Martin is an idiot and confused about what prime numbers are, but fortunately for him everyone else is just as math-incompetent and didn’t spot the error… or Mr. Unseen GM only heard Bunker yell something about, “…blablabla prime number!” and his brain subconsciously supplied, “Nine is the only number that’s NOT a prime number!” and he didn’t spot his own mistake.[*] Or the GM doesn’t know what primes are (he thinks they’re some kind of Autobot) and just goes by what it says in the hacked module.

      [*] That happens. Memory is not a objective recording, that’s why these days police is wary about witness reports because often different witnesses cannot even agree on the clothes the suspect wore or his hair color or even his skin color, or if the shot rang out before or after something else happened. And it’s depressingly easy to muddle or manipulate someone’s memories after the fact by showing them pictures or asking leading questions.

    • I think that’s the whole point of the joke, from Martin’s side at least.

      How old is Zobbie’s player supposed to be? I know she’s Freya’s younger sister, but is that why she’s so dumb or is it just that she’s…blessed?

      BTW, the “naked” tag makes me wonder, what percentage of your strips has them? Probably like porn sites compared to the rest of the internet.

      ETA: Can’t reply to Christina and tried another comment too, but I probably got marked or something.
      That’s one hungry viking sitting in the censure office looking for…better if I don’t mention that processed meat dish if I want my post to stay.

    • Martin claims to have hacked the module, so maybe it was him who put in the math riddle, hoping that no-one else would happen upon the correct answer. Unfortunately, Martin is not as smart as he thinks he is and doesn’t know what the deal is with prime numbers so he got it exactly wrong and put the wrong answer in the module, and the DM is too dumb to realize that the answer is incorrect. When Bunker yelled out the answer, the DM’s brain only registered the tag words, “It’s nine! …blablabla prime number!” and he proceeded to follow the module’s boxed text. 😐

      The line “Pick a gift out of the chest on your way out.” is a dead give-away that Martin wrote the scene. We know from when Martin had usurped the post of gamemaster that Monty-Haul is his preferred gaming style. I bet the most powerful items will look like cheap trash, thus only Martin and Fleece will grab them, but act all gracious about letting the others pick up the shiny sparkly stuff.

      • IDK, I got the feeling Martin was giving those idiots the right answer but with wrong reasoning(9=prime number) to laugh at them, which doesn’t seem to have worked, since the DM and the rest are too dumb/uninterested to even notice.
        I think Martin is clever enough to know what prime numbers are and that 9 isn’t one of them.

      • It doesn’t matter how Martin KNOWS the right answer, or how he figured it out, all the DM cares about is that 9 is the answer. Stating that it isn’t a prime number is not neccesary. Plus, Kevin admitted it was his mistake.

    • Where have alllll the comments gone, looong time paaaaasing?
      Where have all the comments gone, long time agooooo?
      Where have all the comments gone, spam-filter crunched every one!
      When will they ever learn? When will they eeeeeee-ver learrrrrn?

        • I fully understand that training bayesian and neo-bayesian filters is a terrible thing to do and rarely gives pretty and impressive results unless you are unleashing mega-geekpower on the question. I was just answering the question and following the imperative. (Sing, sing along!) 😀

  2. Al Sohlstrom wrote:
    “…did you by chance mean, “It’s nine! That’s the only non-prime number?” “

    I was just about to post the same thing… all the numbers there except 9 are prime numbers. 😐

    Ah, the thing is, Martin hacked the module, didn’t he, maybe he put the riddle in? Therefore, either Martin thinks he’s so incredibly smart for putting in a math riddle and hoped that no-one else would spot the solution on their own, but actually Martin is an idiot and confused about what prime numbers are, but fortunately for him everyone else is just as math-incompetent and didn’t spot the error… or Mr. Unseen GM only heard Bunker yell something about, “…blablabla prime number!” and his brain subconsciously supplied, “Nine is the only number that’s NOT a prime number!” and he didn’t spot his own mistake.[*] Or the GM doesn’t know what primes are (he thinks they’re some kind of Autobot) and just goes by what it says in the hacked module.

    [*] That happens. Memory is not a objective recording, that’s why these days police is wary about witness reports because often different witnesses cannot even agree on the clothes the suspect wore or his hair color or even his skin color, or if the shot rang out before or after something else happened. And it’s depressingly easy to muddle or manipulate someone’s memories after the fact by showing them pictures or asking leading questions.

    • Right answer. Wrong reason. That’s the story of my mathematical history.

      I’m quite good at algebra, but as thick as a whale omelet (‘Blackadder III, “Ink and Incapability”) when it comes to simple arithmetic. Go figure.

      HOWEVER!

      Even I know that nine isn’t prime number.

      As such, I have to think that Bunker, for all his sword-jock otherworldliness, would intellectually seize up at the phrase, “it’s the only prime number.” On the other hand, he may have been saved, as so often I was myself, simply by having the correct answer.

      Getting to the correct destination still has merit, even if you got there by the wrong route (or, as in my case, by some ineffable process).

      On the other hand, since this entire line of thought has been rendered moot by K.P.’s correction, I can only further say, in a most self-satisfied manner, “neener neener neener.”

        • Well – I did say it was an ineffable process.

          In this particular case, along with the actual meaning of the word…
          😉 it means I didn’t make an F! 😉

          Sorry for the late hit. I got busy with non-webtoon-readingesque activities.

  3. Oh well, seems like the hungry viking has struck again, mistaking my reply to Christina as another dish of juicy spam with bacon and spam.

    • I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict you will get something approximating a no-prize, except without even a containing envelope for it.

        • *puts on Emperor Palpatine outfit*

          “All proceeds as i have forseen!”

          😈 *sinister laughter*

          Apart from that., Way to go, Caveman! 😀
          I gave you a thumb up as a way of revard. It doesn’t really get more no-price than that.

  4. That’s odd…the top of the second digit on the previous page looks a LOT pointier…did the number change?

  5. I think that group performs scenes from the long running Broadway hit “Oh Calcutta”

    • Guess Martin figured he shouldn’t make TOO many changes…wonder what everyone will get out of the box?

      • Maybe if it was a closet instead of a box Martin could finally get out instead of coping a feel of Bunker’s backside like in panel #3.

        Maybe that’s the real reason Bunker looks so jumpy(even having those “motion lines” around his head) there.
        IDK, it just look like Martin’s pinching his behind and Bunker’s jumping up, but Kevin decided to put in some dialog about non-prime numbers instead as an afterthought.