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The Order of the Stick

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by dp4m, Aug 1, 2005.

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  1. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    For those who don't already know, there is an online web-strip called "The Order of the Stick"

    It's a funny strip dealing with AD&D 3.0 -> 3.5 and is just a generally funny read for those of us with RPG habits.

    Main link: http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/GiantITP/ootscript
    Beginning: http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/GiantITP/ootscript?SK=1

    Funniest bit thus far: Spot checks.

    "I think I just failed a Spot check."
    "Ummmm... we're RIGHT here."
    "Wait! I think I just failed a Listen check."
     
  2. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    I love this strip! I've never even played D&D, but from what I've picked up from D20 and SWRPG, I get a lot of the RPG jokes. It's freaking hilarious.

    Nice sig dp4m. #208

    So, Varsuuvius: Man or Woman?
     
  3. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Woman.

    Found the strip a few months ago and spread it about amongst my friends. I loves it muchly.
     
  4. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    THis is pretty bloody funny.
     
  5. Jedi_Master_Troz

    Jedi_Master_Troz Jedi Youngling

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    Actually if you look through the boards then you'll see that Rich hasn't given Vaas a gender, any mentioning of gender in the story is merely from a characters presumed perspective.
     
  6. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    At first I thought that was a gown and V was a woman, but now I know it's robes.
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah, I love this RPG. The lead shield was funny. As was the Samurai discussion.

    E_S
     
  8. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Wow, seems like this board has been nearly totally dead since you posted that.
    Guess everyone is catching up on reading 240 odd comix.

    :)
     
  9. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    I got in somewhere around 106 I think and it (no joke) stopped my productivity at work dead for ~3 straight hours -- it was that funny.
     
  10. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've been addicted to this over the last couple of months, friggin rocks.

     
  11. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    Today's isn't up yet :(
     
  12. Jedi_Knight_Jonas

    Jedi_Knight_Jonas Jedi Master star 3

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    ha ha ha VERY FUNNY COMIC
     
  13. Neo-Paladin

    Neo-Paladin Jedi Master star 4

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    Poking around TOotS forum I stumbled across a 'stick wars' thread that's worth checking out. Someone has an on going OotS parody set in the Star Wars universe.

    Somebody else did a one shot that they intended for a guest strip but never submitted. It's preatty funny too. That I'll [link=http://csci.mrs.umn.edu/Personal/pub/Ellery/WebPics/rots1.gif] link to here[/link]. I thought it was a hoot.

    Ooo, I just found [link=http://csci.mrs.umn.edu/Personal/pub/Ellery/WebPics/rots2.gif] page 2 [/link] :D apparently there is more comming. :D
     
  14. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    That was hilarious [face_laugh]

    I hope whoever makes those keeps going.
     
  15. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bumping, hope no one minds.

    Everyone still reading? Looking forward to Haley speaking without the cryptogram again soon :p

    Just got my copy of On the Origin of PCs today! Probably buying the main book when I get home from college for the summer so there aren't delivery issues again...good stuff.
     
  16. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    I don't mind... I've been waiting for the Order to hit the road again, but their little rest stop in Azure City has proven pretty funny.

    Anyone deciphered Haley's cryptograms? She revealed a lot of stuff about 3 strips back. ;)
     
  17. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    The problem I have with cryptograms is that I normally don't care enough to decode whatever.
    It would be nice if the author provided a translation at some point, but I'm not going to loose any sleep on the matter.
     
  18. Nktalloth

    Nktalloth Jedi Youngling star 1

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    "...It's a touch spell."

    Priceless.
     
  19. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    When the books with the cryptograms are released, either the code or pure translations will be available.

    All of the translations are available within the comic's forum, also.
     
  20. Neo-Paladin

    Neo-Paladin Jedi Master star 4

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    In the 'post' link to the OotS forums, the readers always post the solution to the cryptograms, all except one where she only said a 4 letter word to Miko and there wasn't enough context to translate. Actually Haley's dialogue has been quite good, though obscured.
     
  21. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Unlocked by request :)
     
  22. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Best webcomic ever. :D
     
  23. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Given that we're starting to see some more frequent updates, I figured the regular readers here might be interested in discussing it a bit more.

    I'm fairly rusty on my DnD rules...Ceila's said Outsiders can't be raised. Is True Resurrection an exception to that?
     
  24. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    I have no idea. Like I said I haven't had a chance to play D&D yet, but this strip has just been awesome lately. I check the site a few times a day now for updates, because the story is some pretty epic fantasy level stuff now, and still hilarious as ever. Rich is a genius.
     
  25. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, I'd have to check my players handbook, which I pretty much leave at the gaming host's place... Might just be something the GM would have to rule on.

    Never played D&D? What are you, a square? A "normal" person? Sheeeesh, if you haven't played D&D at least once, how can you be a geek? ;)
     
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