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<   No. 3467   2016-02-21   >

Comic #3467

1 Farmer: Too chicken to fight? Never mind, runt. I'll return to my billiards game.
2 Lambert: Why you... I'll extract my pound of flesh from you! No one insults Lambert the Great!
3 Alvissa: Lambert, no!
4 Lambert: Why are you stopping me?!
4 Alvissa: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cuer.

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Billiards just fits into the historical medieval period, with the first attested billiard table belonging to King Louis XI of France, in the late 15th century. And since standard swords-and sorcery fantasy settings are normally described as "pseudo-medieval", this is entirely "historically accurate" for the Fantasy theme.

The game of table billiards evolved from a game called trucco, now also known as lawn billiards - a game similar to croquet. It seems you can take almost any outdoor sport and bring it inside and play it on a table:

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