A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2
You can get A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2 now at Gumroad
Page 1 of 7 1234567 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 197
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Giant in the Playground Administrator
     
    The Giant's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Gender
    Male

    wink OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    New comic is up.
    Rich Burlew


    A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2, the sixth set of monster miniatures for your tabletop game—now including digital tokens to use in your favorite virtual tabletop. Available from Gumroad!

    ~~You can also support The Order of the Stick and the GITP forum at Patreon.~~

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    Planetar

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    London, England.

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Oh dear. Haley's found a mechanic to abuse.
    I'm the author of the Alex Verus series of urban fantasy novels. Fated is the first, and the final book in the series, Risen, is out as of December 2021. For updates, check my blog!

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Revanmal's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Somehow, I doubt Haley really needed the Glibness potion to fool Elan into thinking those things. His sense motive is most likely abysmal.
    Avatar by Veera

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Imp

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Potion of Glibness = Godmode.
    Black text is for sarcasm, also sincerity. You'll just have to read between the lines and infer from context like an animal

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    HalflingPirate

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Hooray for Broken Role-playing Mechanics!!
    O! For a muse of Fire!

    Maxwell Stark

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Grumpy-Mcfart's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Randolph county AL
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    great comic, I love the last panel
    Last edited by Grumpy-Mcfart; 2011-01-07 at 01:16 PM.
    incredibly awesome avatar by Zolkabro

    I Am A:

    Spoiler
    Show
    Chaotic Neutral Human Wizard (1st Level)

    Ability Scores:
    Strength- 8
    Dexterity- 12
    Constitution- 10
    Intelligence- 16
    Wisdom- 14
    Charisma- 11

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    GnomePirate

    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    And that's why min-maxing is hilarious when you make them role-play it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes, characters that have a similar hairstyle just have a similar hairstyle. How many hairstyles do you think there are that can be drawn in stick figure style, anyway?

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Orc in the Playground
     
    G-Man Graves's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chaos Theater
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Oh, Haley, I don't care that the reason you were stealing all that gold was two dimensional greed, you're back on the list of characters I like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd-o-rama View Post
    Then you'd be George R. R. Martin, I guess, but with a slightly better update schedule.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    It's rare that a thread reaches the proper conclusion in the second post. When it does, everyone else should stop posting on it.

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Yep phither of glibness plus a bluff the level haley has = a license to abuse -- it is like a constantly active suggestion spell.

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Zombie

    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Haley just went to a new level of awesome.

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Gargulec's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Place between
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    The last panel is cute. Crowning Moment of Heartwarming-level cute.
    (02:10:41) Emily Lorn: that's beyond angsty
    (02:10:45) Emily Lorn: that's /depressing/
    (02:10:55) Emily Lorn: you're fired as my angst consultant for being overqualified
    ---
    Pink haired Sister of Battle avatar by Akrim.elf

  12. - Top - End - #12
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Imperial Psycho's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Great Britain

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Bluff: Once you have enough, who needs any other abilities?

    Also, Panel 5, 'contratdicts', should be contradicts

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    hamishspence's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Yup. The first book had an example of Diplomacy check not being roleplayed out, in the introduction:

    Goblin prisoner: "Feel...my opinions...inexplicably...changing!"

    This reminds me a little of that- only better.
    Marut-2 Avatar by Serpentine
    New Marut Avatar by Linkele

  14. - Top - End - #14
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    I suppose is was either that or Diplomacy, and the latter would be beating a dead horse.

    Prediction for next strip *
    Wizard to guard #5: "But you don't need a polymorph spell!"
    Guard #5: "Wallaby darned!"

    *not really
    In MY day, we didn't have character generation programs. We didn't even have character sheets to photocopy. We had to use ordinary lined paper. And we LIKED it!!

  15. - Top - End - #15
    Troll in the Playground
     
    WolfInSheepsClothing

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Italy
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Yeah, the manuals say that there are some things that cannot be done, no mater how high you roll. And the master must judge this kind of things.

    There's a reason for that, you know.
    In memory of Evisceratus: he dreamed of a better world, but he lacked the class levels to make the dream come true.

    Ridiculous monsters you won't take seriously even as they disembowel you

    my take on the highly skilled professional: the specialized expert

  16. - Top - End - #16
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    PaladinGuy

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Another Great Strip!

  17. - Top - End - #17
    Troll in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by King of Nowere View Post
    Yeah, the manuals say that there are some things that cannot be done, no mater how high you roll. And the master must judge this kind of things.

    There's a reason for that, you know.
    Eh. Epic use of Bluff duplicates Suggestion. I'm pretty sure Suggestion covers telling people they are Wallabies and that you aren't there.

  18. - Top - End - #18
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    where the wind blows

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Okay, I actually laughed out loud at the yellow footed rock wallaby part.
    You got Magic Mech in My Police Procedural!
    In this forum, Gaming is Serious Business, and Anyone Can Die. Not even your status as the Ensemble Darkhorse can guarantee your survival.

    Disciple of GITP Trope-Fu Temple And Captain of GITP Valkyrie Squadron.
    Spoiler
    Show


    The OTP in the playground.
    Awesome Elizabeth Shelley by Hollamer
    My Gallery/My Star Wolves 3 LP

  19. - Top - End - #19
    Titan in the Playground
     
    HalfTangible's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    The Primus Imperium
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Eh...

    heheh...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHGRK!

    *falls into a coma*
    It's hard to forgive those who have wronged you but every moment you don't is another they have hurt you.

    "Decadence comes when man turns away from the stars and instead drowns himself in wine. However even if you're standing still on a rocket, you're still going thousands of miles per hour toward the heavens."

    Primal ego vos, estis ex nihilo

    Discord: HalfTangible#7505

    Extended Sig

  20. - Top - End - #20
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    tomaO2's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Don't like this update. I don't care how high your bluff is, you can't just say whatever you want and people will believe you. It's a skill, not a spell.

    However, I did like the philter Potion of Glibness bit.

    For people that don't know it was called a philter in 2e but in 3e it was changed to potion. Good D&D joke.

  21. - Top - End - #21
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    GreenSorcererElf

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    As a GM I'd probably allow most of those, except the "You can't see us" and the Wallaby one.
    'F' is the fire that rains from the Sky
    'U' for Uranium, BOMB!
    'N' is for No Survivors...

  22. - Top - End - #22
    Barbarian in the Playground
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Redmond, WA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Ah, the brokenness of social skills.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomaO2 View Post
    Don't like this update. I don't care how high your bluff is, you can't just say whatever you want and people will believe you. It's a skill, not a spell.
    Actually, you can. As written, you can pull of insane shenanigans if you get your diplomacy/bluff/intimidate high enough, such as convincing those goblins who were trying to kill you 10 minutes ago to take an arrow for you, and to make the king himself believe that he's an imposter and that you are really the king. That's why many DMs I know use a houserule that caps the effectiveness of such things, or at a minimum increases the time it takes to pull it off (a month of manipulating someone instead of 10-minutes of fast talking to drastically change someone's attitude, for example).
    Last edited by RndmNumGen; 2011-01-07 at 01:31 PM.

  23. - Top - End - #23
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Mecharious's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    I like how her speech bubble changed to reflect her new powers
    Check out the Final Fantasy d6 System by Dust.
    Tophat imp avatar by Darwin. (Imps are DEVILS not demons)

  24. - Top - End - #24
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    SwashbucklerGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    "Crap, how am I going to pay my mortgage?"

    That one had me literally laughing out loud.

    Great strip!

    w

  25. - Top - End - #25
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    HUMVEE Driver's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    First of all, it's about time!

    Great page!
    "I'll see you on the road!"

    AntiHeroes - Not worth the banner any more.

    DragonCon 2013: August 30 - September 2

  26. - Top - End - #26
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In a shadow of a shadow
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    And thus, the main flaw of the Evil Overlord List.

    Heroes cheat.
    My Homestuck role is Thane of Space of the Land of Insanity and Frogs.

    The Malkavians would be proud.

    ***

    Thanks to Mokipi for the Exalted avatar!

    For avatars of your own, he's on White Wolf.

  27. - Top - End - #27
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    Guchalez's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Lima - Perú
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Great comic as always Titan!
    With the right bluff you can alter reality!
    Guchález
    Thanks to ThreeShades for the Psychotic Elan avatar a.k.a.The Punmaker

    Spoiler
    Show
    All dead, they are all dead

  28. - Top - End - #28
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    HalflingRangerGuy

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Copenhagen, DK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    IIRC, Glibness is for one bluff check only, but still a mighty good comic

  29. - Top - End - #29
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    The wallaby guard is hopping! How long will the potion last?
    Spoiler: This signature is a historical relic from a long-ago time of regular forum activity.
    Show
    Aww man! Even all the witty self referencing sigs are gone now!
    Excellent Avatar by CheesePirate, Awesome banners by Pink Haired August

    Spoiler
    Show

  30. - Top - End - #30
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    HalflingPirate

    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Re: OOTS #767 - The Discussion Thread

    Fantastic. Forgot how much I miss my OOTS fix in the afternoon.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •