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No. 532: Calvin (Mostly) Follows The Rules

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Calvin (Mostly) Follows The Rules

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/itoons/?comic=532

Strip by: Conor

{Calvin and Hobbes are playing Scrabble.}
Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a "Triple Word Score" box!
Hobbes {angry}: "ZQVFMGKB" isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel!
Calvin: It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that!
Hobbes: I'm looking it up.
Calvin {angry}: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with the X and the J!
Hobbes: What's your score for ZQVFMGKB?
Calvin {smugly}: 203.

The author writes:

I tweaked this one so it followed actual Scrabble scoring rules and number of available tiles, and extended Calvin's fake word so it could take advantage of the 50-point bonus for playing all tiles. (For comparison the Scrabble tournament record for one word is 392 while the highest-scoring single move currently discovered nets 1,458 points... So Calvin's fake word still isn't tremendously high scoring yet.)

Original Calvin and Hobbes: 1990-02-26, 1990-03-14, 1990-05-02.