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Friday, June 1 2018 - 12:11 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Funds locked.

Constantly watching, waiting ...


17445: Charter - Friday, June 1 2018 - 12:32 AM

I'm sort of surprised Three didn't have anything to say- I mean er.. didn't have any input on this.

But then again he can transfer his holdings to Tobi later on, so I guess to his(?) viewpoint it's a net bonus.

17446: Potatopeelerkind - Friday, June 1 2018 - 12:34 AM

I like glasses lady. Unfortunately, I feel like if anyone's gonna die, it's gonna be her.

17447: Starightbackward - Friday, June 1 2018 - 2:16 AM

I feel like our lady is falling prey of some guilt-based falacy here. Leaving 'some' money on her victim's pockets so they won feel as angry when/if they find out about the theft is weird.

If/When a contestant discovers this behavior, beign robbed, said contestant won't soften when told "Calm down, we left you with some spare cash, slap me and we are good and even".

Given that mentality (we are here to earn money, let us be greedy) the main choice would be to either go all in and trust the other scoundrels you are with or err to the side of caution and let the opportunity pass by.

Must be said, though, that Lady didn't actually rob three of the contestants Levin and the other two 0.1 poor souls.

Maybe that's a way to set the case even: 6 were robbed 3 thieves+3non-robbed. On the other hand, saying "Hey we didn't rob you because you are dirty poor" is not the best tagline, BUT they can make up one less true but more convincing.

TL:DR Robbing halfway rather than committing to it is weird, assuming they don't get caught, and even if they do.

17448: OverBern - Friday, June 1 2018 - 3:24 AM

I think her logic is: everyone is here to make money, but they don't know what's rewarded and with how much. if they know they made some money, and don't know someone could take it away, they won't be suspicious.

17449: TheMegax - Friday, June 1 2018 - 4:52 AM

Lol, Neo. You should request votes more frequently! You just jumped from #170 to #130 in top webcomics today!

17450: Straightbackward - Friday, June 1 2018 - 7:56 AM

@OverBern That makes quite some sense, thanks!

17451: Kris - Friday, June 1 2018 - 8:57 AM

There's 3 "Funds Locked!" so... did 3 type something or was the locking automatic based on his compliance?

17452: Saiko - Friday, June 1 2018 - 9:39 AM

Governments use similar logic for collection of taxes and "taxes". It usually works. People are happy they are not robbed more.

17453: Xcom - Friday, June 1 2018 - 9:59 AM

Hey Neo,I've got a win-win scenario for you to get higher ratings (I want this comic to get popular and I'm sure you wouldn't mind it either)

You have a large cast of interesting characters. As a reward for a certain # of votes (e.g. 200) you could release a character bio for one of the side characters with a little information about their back story. This would be easy to do with so many good characters and you wouldn't have to create any new pixel art, just write some information down with a pic of the character. They get some time in the spotlight without interrupting the flow of the story.

You are pretty good at showing who a character is through their actions though so it might not be completely necessary but it would be cool to have.

Maybe try it out and see how it works.

17454: 5 - Friday, June 1 2018 - 10:18 AM

Saiko, taxes are redistributed and used to invest for the common good. (If they are well used!)
This is completely different.

17455: Arcadian Knight - Friday, June 1 2018 - 11:47 AM

I like how we can't see Tobis and Threes total after Three has locked his account :D

Can so see Tobi having Threes amount.

17457: Nash - Friday, June 1 2018 - 9:01 PM

If the players don't trust each other but are really smart, one of two things happens.

Solution 1: Player 1 transfers most of the money to themself, and a little money to Players 2 and 3. Players 2 and 3 take no action and leave the panel unlocked.

Solution 2: Two players agree on a distribution. One of them enters that distribution. The other takes no action unless the third player does, leaving the panel unlocked, so they can put the agreed distribution back if the third player changes it.

If one of the players is stupid enough to lock their access second (except in scenario 2), the third player gets to dictate terms.

17458: Baprr - Friday, June 1 2018 - 10:41 PM

@Arcadian Knight we know that Tobi's total still starts with 0, and Three's still ends with 5, so they couldn't have changed.

And 3 can still transfer all of his funds to whoever (Tobi), so having more to transfer is good enough for him I guess - no need to let the glasses lady and that smiling guy know he is somehow connected to someone else in the game.

17459: Mohegan - Saturday, June 2 2018 - 1:03 PM

This is all assuming certain contestants didn't know the reward money they'd been promised. All it takes is for one person to be told by the Smile foundation to screw this up.

17461: Neoriceisgood - Sunday, June 3 2018 - 9:08 AM


Decided not to let your most recent comment through, let's not imply other readers are brainwashed okay? Keep it civil.

17462: Whispers of Sorrow - Sunday, June 3 2018 - 7:45 PM

I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that three didn't try transferring his money to Tobi, he has no way of knowing which of the accounts is hers. It's obvious to us, but we know which ward she's in and who she is with.

17463: Winter Animosus - Sunday, June 3 2018 - 7:58 PM

So... anyone try to figure out who is who on the board? Looking back at previous panels, we do see all the reds. It goes:
-Crown, Fox, and a weird Trophy for red
-trident, Squid, and a shield for blue
-Smiley, clock, and skull for green
-and I can’t even describe black
Red has to be Toby and the others, with the fox as the fox. Green is clearly 3 and them, with the smiley as that smiley faced guy. Any others we can tell? I think the shield is the paladin in blue aswell, not certain

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