8-Bit Theater
Episode 193
Altered Perceptual States
Date Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2002
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I thought night only happens at inns?

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Then suddenly, and without any warning either, right in the middle of their really witty banter...
Thief I like stealing.
White Mage I like healing.
Black Belt I like kicking.
Red Mage I like stats.
Black Mage I like evil.
Fighter I like... er, what was it?
...night fell.
Night (falling down) I hate this joke.
White Mage I suppose we should set up camp for the night.
Red Mage Good idea, White Mage. We'll need to set up a base camp. I think this clearing will be a good spot for a town hall. Black Belt, you're used to chopping up wood, so you get to work harvesting lumber from the neighboring forest. Thief, you're into "collecting" gold, so you can hit the neighboring gold mine--though I suspect doing so will artificially create a high upkeep situation, I'm sure his thiefy speed will make up for it.
White Mage Thief, you've talked to Red Mage more than the rest of us. What the hell is he doing?!
Black Belt It's like he's in another world.
Thief You may be more right than you know, Black Belt.
Red Mage White Mage, Black Mage, and Fighter, I want you three to team up on a barracks to the South.
Black Mage I'll barracks you to the South!
Thief See, Red Mage's mind is so full of information from his hundreds of reality "handbooks" that, I think, sometimes he gets his wires crossed.
Thief So he talks even stranger than normal.
But I wonder what it is like to experience consciousness split between planes of interactivity.
Red Mage insanity vision implemented

Red Mage is on the roof of a barracks while there are several other units fighting each other.

White Mage I guess we'll never know.
Black Mage Never you mind what it means!