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10th Sep 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 10th Sep 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Toric 10th Sep 2022, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
It's an older code, but it checks out
ArmoredMerchant 10th Sep 2022, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
If it's any consolation, HAL laboratories was one of the early game studios to give us Kirby games!

In any case, I've got no idea what this is, the comic being my introduction, and am greatly looking forward to finding out! Thank you, Spud!
RuBoo 10th Sep 2022, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Let’s face it, most people who’ve seen the HAL logo probably first saw, or at least noticed, it because of one game… Though, for me, it was either this or Pokémon Snap…
“SUPER! SMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH BROTHERRRRRRRRS!”
TIPulsar85 10th Sep 2022, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
They also brought us a little cult RPG called Earthbound/Mother 2
King Marth 10th Sep 2022, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
Warframe also has dog eggs. Look up "kubrodon".

Fortunately, you don't need to put your dog in the freezer to keep them healthy anymore.
Wulfraed 10th Sep 2022, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Ah, is this the tangle-vines, return of the elements, presentation of the impossible chest sequence...
Digo 10th Sep 2022, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Don't put all your egg logos in one dog basket.
Borg 10th Sep 2022, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
I guess that means we're sticking close to the canonical ending of the Tirek fight.

Or Spud is playing with us and is setting up this plot element now for totally different reasons.
LupisLight 10th Sep 2022, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
IIRC, the HAL Labratories logo is officially called the 'Dream Hatcher'. Anyway, looks like we are jumping into the Plunder Vines arc all of a sudden? Let's hope Tirec and Discord take a while longer to get here, huh?

Also, why did the DM have to roll to see if there was a way into the canyon or not?
A Quiet Reader 10th Sep 2022, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
The DM said that he wasn't expecting this to happen yet; my guess is he was going to have the players go down through a passage in the castle, or he was planning for them to get knocked/teleported into the gorge later in the session.
Winged Cat 10th Sep 2022, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
That roll may have been to stall for a moment while the DM thought through this scene and came up with the pathway. Or it could have been a perception check.
Jennifer Burdoo 10th Sep 2022, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
I've never heard of dog eggs or Hal Laboratory, so thank you for the graphic, Spud, I really do appreciate not having to look up the reference. When it comes to pop culture, I am old and conservative - almost reactionary. My eyes glaze over at something like this, and I still have no idea why the GM regrets asking.
Newbiespud 10th Sep 2022, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
The regret is mostly because of the mental images of a dog laying eggs and having them go rotten.
Vegetalss4 12th Sep 2022, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
My thought on the other hand is that rotten game-maker logo dog eggs are much less icky than rotten normal dog eggs. what with the shells and everything
Dogs are after all mammals and thus have soft squishy internal eggs just like humans which could get operated out if someone wanted to artificially fertilize one or test something on one. Rot could then set in if they are improperly stored.

...I had to think of this because of this conversation, so now you all have to do it too.
Roguim 10th Sep 2022, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
So they are soon to found a certain crystal tree and chest.
Vanshira 10th Sep 2022, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
"Hold on...did you guys bring the components of the Tactical Friendship Nuke to what is promising to be an epic boss battle?"

Dude, if you don't want your players to bring the tactical nuke to the boss battle, you need to specifically forbid it in advance.
tiger_Fox 10th Sep 2022, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
....huh. for some reason i always thought it was a deer, but no that is a dog
Wolfier 10th Sep 2022, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Here's a funny story, when I was a kid I thought the eggs were teeth for some weird creature. It wasn't till like 2 or 3 years ago I learned the HAL logo was a dog.
BackSet 12th Sep 2022, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Trivia time! The HAL Labs logo, known as the Dream Hatcher or Inutamago (literally Dog Eggs), was commissioned from Shigesato Itoi by Satoru Iwata, who was president of HAL at the time. Itoi went with the theme 'an unexpected bond...one that brings the birth of something new', going through several designs before landing on our good old doggo friend. Masayoshi Tanimura, current President at HAL Laboratories and Producer on many, many Kirby games, once said in an interview about Kirby Air Ride that the Dream Hatcher represents "incubating completely new ideas that eventually hatch into incredibly fun games". Also, it's not a dachshund.
Classic Steve 13th Sep 2022, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Of course Pinkie Pie is a Kirby fan.