JCC [OOTS]You suck, Monty

Discussion in 'Community' started by Quixotic-Sith, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    Dungeon Crawlin' Fools (1–121) - 120 pages
    On the Origin of PCs - 72 pages
    No Cure for the Paladin Blues (121a-301) - 244 pages
    Start of Darkness - 96 pages
    War And XPs (302–484) - 288 pages
    Don't Split the Party (485–672) - 272 pages

    I wonder whether the current stretch of the strips (from the end of the last book - 672) up to the present is going to be split into several books, or whether we're actually at the last stretch.
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    He said this past year that "we are past the halfway mark".

    So, On The Origin ofPCs and Start Of Darkness are what I have not seen.

    I don't recall exactly what I was looking for when I found OOTS. I want to say I might have been searching for some kind of fan d&d web comic and came across OOTS on a forum. Reading them from page one was like an addict on crack. I mentioned it here somewhere and Quix caught it and reread it all and started this thread. :)
    Last edited by VadersLaMent, Aug 22, 2013
  3. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    Hold on, are you saying you haven't read OtOoPCs and SoD, or that you simply haven't seen them in comic book stores?

    Because I'm very reluctant to believe the former...
  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    If it's not HERE I have not read it.

    And I do not frequent comic book stores much anymore and I have not see it there. Are you say they are potentially sitting there on a shelf and I have walked right by them? :(
  5. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
    MONTY. Here are your instructions:

    i) Get them.

    ii) Read them.
    Katana_Geldar likes this.
  6. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    What. [face_plain]

    Shame on you, Montie. Shame on you. [face_shame_on_you]

    Also, what Everton said.
  7. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    You also find them in gaming stores too.

    I own the books, ALL the books even the Dragon one. I have two copies of On the Origin of PCs, one is signed. On the Origin of PCs is ok, but Start of Darkness is amazing. And I will own the new one when it comes out. Reading them as a book ether thn updates s interesting.
  8. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 4
    I got hold of the books for the non-online comics (ie. On the Origin of PCs, Start of Darkness and Snicks, Snails and Dragon Tales) during the Giant's Kickstarter campaign. I agree with Katana that Start of Darkness (concerning how Xykon and Red Eye first met) is fantastic and provides a lot of background to Team Evil, well worth reading if you can get it.
    Last edited by Champion of the Force, Aug 22, 2013
  9. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    So, I've been re-reading the last story arc so far and this detail caught my eye:

    In 747, Vaarsuvius says s/he was unable to contact either Girard or Serini. Now, we know why Girard was out of reach (he was already dead by then). Bu why couldn't V reach Serini? Is she merely shielded by magic (like that Cloister spell thing), or is she dead? And how long do the halflings live in D&D-verse? Because there were two generations between Soon and Shojo, and Shojo was pretty old (then again, I believe Serini was much younger than Soon).
  10. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 7
    About what you'd expect from reading your Tolkien - usually 100+5d20 years.
  11. dp4m Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    VadersLaMent likes this.
  12. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    I love how Tarquin pretty much repeated my own reasoning why Nale was no longer working as Elan's personal nemesis. :p Just shows how amazingly genre-savvy he is.

    Also, I predict Sabine will (temporarily) join with OOTS if they go against Tarquin.
  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2008
    star 7
    Tarquin. [face_love]

    I think he just became my favorite character in a mere two strips.
    Last edited by Ramza, Aug 26, 2013
  14. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
    It's pretty cold reasoning, even from Tarquin. And although Tarqiuin is very cool, he's still an inferior character to Elan. Even in this comic I still think humanity is a more impressive trait than knowing how to play the game.
  15. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    I could have sworn I read that Rich Berlew did not like psionics in his rpg. Glad to see he changed his mind at least for the comic, she is cool. I wonder if there are any soulknives running around in OOTS(One of my fav classes).

    I all but forgot they calle dit a "blood plasma" tv.

    Where the hell is Thog?
  16. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
  17. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    THOG DEAD.

    (He is, isn't he? Roy pretty much buried him under that collapsed ceiling...)
  18. Everton Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 18, 2003
    star 10
    Architecture and Engineering!
  19. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    813

    "Was he? Thog, I mean. Is he dead?"

    "We won't know until we dig him out, I'm afraid."

    "Oh."

    So, we don't know. That is the last mention.
  20. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    Even though Élan does know his family is never going to be happy, Nale is still his brother. And but for the grace of Gary, could have been him...

    I know how he feels. I think a lot kids of divorce hope, deep down inside, that everything could be happy again but know it can't.
    Last edited by Katana_Geldar, Aug 26, 2013
  21. VadersLaMent Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Apr 3, 2002
    star 9
    Oh look at you with your fancy lil thingy over the E in Elan.
  22. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
  23. Saintheart Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2000
    star 6
    It'll take some narrative somersaults to get that, I think, given IIRC she's banished from the Prime Material Plane for 100 years or so?
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Dec 26, 2000
    star 7
    ... oh. I forgot about that. :p
  25. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2003
    star 8
    When was that?