Kaufman's seems a lot funnier on re-read, although it wasn't the troll effort I expected from xpac, I liked both of them.
I'll vote for Kaufman, but it has nothing to do with rules, the only thing really swinging me towards xpac was that I hope "To make it easier, we should all talk French from now on" doesn't catch on, that'll suck.
But if you haven't voted yet (this means you, DH-01, israphael and skagg), do!
Round 1, Match 6
skagg vs TheBlairZip
Follow up "The Best-Laid Flans".
Someone's luck has run out. One of our four heroes must die in the course of this strip. You don't actually have to show their demise: if you like, it can just be reported.
It seems Hyperbole has lead his veritable army to the brink of undreamt-of wealth. But little do they realise the peril that awaits them: dangers before which Satan himself would cower! Be here in 24 hours for the most shocking plot development of all time!