A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2
You can get A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2 now at Gumroad
Page 1 of 14 1234567891011 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 409
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Giant in the Playground Administrator
     
    The Giant's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Gender
    Male

    sigh OOTS #998 - 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
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    EvilClericGuy

    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Lovely to see a flashback with the new design on all those characters :P

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    AssassinGuy

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Oh, I am ADORING this page so much!!!

    The art, the flashback, everything!
    Wow, it's too bad I don't have a son who's a big shot hero to go clean that up for me. OH WAIT.
    Power is power.Power I can't access is no power at all.
    The hero of any story can defy danger - but only a special hero can defy stories themselves.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Tentreto's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Roy proving he has good charisma, as well as actually bothering to not be fully lawful to the moot rules. Now if the clerics themselves vote, Roy may swing it, however Durkula may be able to ransom the vote by being the unexpected extra party.
    Going to be a climax in 1000...
    Avatar by the Incredible Gengy.
    King of Caligonia in Empire 3. Crusaded into the sunset

    Played as The Whitefeather Kingdom in Empire 4. Flew too close to the sun

    Played as the Duenem in Empire 5. Ordered a God to stand down, and kept a contingency ready...



  5. - Top - End - #5
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    not first but as close as I will ever get!

    Great comic!

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    HalflingRangerGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    This comic proves it once again, halflings have all the best lines in OOTS. Another great update.
    Last edited by A.A.King; 2015-08-13 at 02:09 PM.
    Remember: Offence is taken, not given



    Play-by-Post Characters:

    Sir Balduin of Buckwood (OOC | IC)
    High Priest Azrael (OOC | IC)

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    ClericGuy

    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Of all the gods in OOTS-verse, I never thought I'd be agreeing with Loki...

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Pixie in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jan 2014

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    "Destroy the world? But that's where I keep all my stuff!" - The Tick (mildly paraphrased)

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Griffon

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Taipei, Taiwan

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Love seeing Shojo in the new style. Man, I miss him.

    Also that defense by Loki was really in character for the ol' trickster. Well done, one would have expected him voting to destroy the world to flow much more easily, but that was great.

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Colossus in the Playground
     
    CoffeeIncluded's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New York
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    If Loki is saying no, and Heimdall is saying yes, then there's a good chance Hel will say no and Thor will yes too. This...will be interesting. And it'll be interesting to see what Durkon has to think too.

    Oh, and the art is wonderful as always. Great comic.

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Troll in the Playground
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    France
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Hot dang I don't think my body is ready for all those twists/reveals.
    And we're so close to strip 1000. I'm just scared of what's going to come up next.

    Also, hey! Another Loki in fiction who actually doesn't want the end of the world to happen after all! I always find that a much more interesting opinion to have for a trickster god who's reputed to be evil.
    Last edited by Mono Vertigo; 2015-08-13 at 02:13 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by on Dwarf Fortress succession games
    I have no idea where anything is. I have no idea what anything does. This is not merely a madhouse designed by a madman, but a madhouse designed by many madmen, each with an intense hatred for the previous madman's unique flavour of madness.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf Fortress 0.40.01 bugs
    - If an adventurer shouts and nobody is around to hear it, the game crashes
    - War Dogs appear to run from themselves in terror
    - New tree generation frequently causes birds to explode

  12. - Top - End - #12
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    If Heimdall is telling the truth and they'll all move on to their afterlives--and the Snarl is what we've been told it is--then I have to go with him on this. No point risking the annihilation of anymore souls.
    THE SCRYING EYE AT THE END OF STRIP #698 WAS ZZ'DTRI'S (SOURCE)

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Ogre in the Playground
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Maybe she means it ironically.

  14. - Top - End - #14
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Wait, if the gods can only hear each other, and the voting is being done by the Gods...

    Why is there a Godsmoot at all? Are the Gods not able to meet up on their side? We've seen Loki, Odin, Thor, and Hel all meeting each other to argue over various things in the past.

    Why bring the clerics into this at all if they don't have a vote?

  15. - Top - End - #15
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Daemon

    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Omg birthday update! Yes thank you Giant :D btw excellent update.

  16. - Top - End - #16
    Titan in the Playground
     
    AssassinGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    So the souls are not in fact consumed in the restructuring of the world, as far as the gods know. Important detail.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

  17. - Top - End - #17
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    BowStreetRunner's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Menasha, WI
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    They're doomed. Does this mean we now get to see OOTS 4th or 5th edition in a new world with new characters?
    “No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.” ― Steven Brust
    "In God we trust. All others we investigate." - United States Army Military Police Corps
    My thanks to Komodo for the excellent Avatar.
    Check out BSR's Improved Sorcerer project.

  18. - Top - End - #18
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Gender
    Male2Female

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Wow!

    I think Heimdall made a great point that I hadn't considered: if the deities do destroy the world the souls of the mortals will continue to exist in the afterlife. If the Snarl destroys the world everyone (deities and mortals) will cease to exist entirely.

    That means even Good and Neutral deities can vote to pull the plug with a clean conscience. It would be a pessimistic decision but not an evil one.

    Don't get me wrong I agree with Loki but I can see Heimdall's point.

  19. - Top - End - #19
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    PaladinGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Oh come on, are we ignoring the high priest of Heimdall here ? Marvel citations incoming
    Last edited by nerghull; 2015-08-13 at 02:15 PM.
    Magic items connoisseur, cursed with "You know, it's a low-magic world" (understand, "I don't want to care about appropriate WBL and magic items rules") DM Club Member.
    (MICCWYKLMWUIDWCAAWMIRDM club)

  20. - Top - End - #20
    Orc in the Playground
     
    ElfMonkGuy

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    the throne of regrets

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Agreed: great to see the Shojo scene through the new art perspective!

    Also, the High Priest of Loki is an emo halfling?? Who'd have thought?

    Edit: Also also, is that Natalie Dormer?
    Last edited by Bluepaw; 2015-08-13 at 02:17 PM.
    At least now I can get back to enjoying my glass of elven wine in peace and quiet, without being called on to intervene in someone else's problems.
    Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley! Ring, ring, ring goes the bell! Git away from me, ye daft fool!
    *sigh*

  21. - Top - End - #21
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BowStreetRunner View Post
    They're doomed. Does this mean we now get to see OOTS 4th or 5th edition in a new world with new characters?
    The comic will actually end on strip #1000 as the world is destroyed. The remainder of the two books to be published will be gag-a-day strips about the hilarious rule inconsistencies of 4th and 5th edition.

  22. - Top - End - #22
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Bulldog Psion's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Support for my wild-eyed notion that Lurky Corpsewhiskers will prove to be the deciding swing vote in favor of saving the world continues to accrue rapidly.


    (I know it's not really my idea, since I'm like 1 of 2000 people who had it, but I'm trying to paraphrase V's Belkar Hate/Lust theory. Cut me a little slack. )
    Spoiler
    Show

    So the song runs on, with shift and change,
    Through the years that have no name,
    And the late notes soar to a higher range,
    But the theme is still the same.
    Man's battle-cry and the guns' reply
    Blend in with the old, old rhyme
    That was traced in the score of the strata marks
    While millenniums winked like campfire sparks
    Down the winds of unguessed time. -- 4th Stanza, The Bad Lands, Badger Clark

  23. - Top - End - #23
    Giant in the Playground Administrator
     
    The Giant's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    Wait, if the gods can only hear each other, and the voting is being done by the Gods...

    Why is there a Godsmoot at all? Are the Gods not able to meet up on their side? We've seen Loki, Odin, Thor, and Hel all meeting each other to argue over various things in the past.

    Why bring the clerics into this at all if they don't have a vote?
    The gods do not have a neutral meeting ground—or rather they do, and this is it.

    Also, gods of different pantheons do not meet in person anymore, lest any debates or squabbles turn into Snarl Jr.
    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.~~

  24. - Top - End - #24
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Sylthia's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    MO, USA

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    I can see Loki wanting to put off the resolution until the last minute, being the god of chaos and all.

    I can also see Hel being a "no" vote, since she's actually got a High Priest now.

    Avatar by Sajiri

    3DS Name: Rezzy, FC: 0104-0343-1530

    Lots of bred Pokemon, complete list on my Gym Leader Page of the Giant League Wiki, PM me if you'd like to trade for one.

    Fire Emblem Fates Castle Address
    05107-66614
    62592-54117

  25. - Top - End - #25
    Troll in the Playground
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Meridianville AL
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BowStreetRunner View Post
    They're doomed. Does this mean we now get to see OOTS 4th or 5th edition in a new world with new characters?
    No, because the world won't be destroyed here.

  26. - Top - End - #26
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    PaladinGuy

    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    The comic will actually end on strip #1000 as the world is destroyed.
    I've actually considered this might happen, but because Rich can't continue the comic for some reason.

    * I don't think this likely, but it is in my mind that there is a slim possibility.
    Last edited by bubba0077; 2015-08-13 at 02:21 PM.

  27. - Top - End - #27
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    DrowGuy

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Somewhere in the sky.
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    Love the art update in the flashbacks!

  28. - Top - End - #28
    Orc in the Playground
     
    PaladinGuy

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    "In summary, Vote Loki 2016."
    HEY!

    NORTHERN GODS! Check your damn calendars! We use in-comic years around here, and the in-comic year is 1185! (-ish!)

    Damn Gods never remembering to keep that fourth wall built in their creations...
    "When will I ever stop telling stories? Well, you see..."

    That's what loyal teammates do for each other, isn't it? You know, when they're not busy getting new haircuts.

  29. - Top - End - #29
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Windscion's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    East Coast USA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    "The Gods can only hear each other."

    That's a pretty good description of a bunch of high-caste egoists, yes. But seriously, how much can we expect from the parents of the Snarl, anyway?

  30. - Top - End - #30
    Titan in the Playground
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: OOTS #998 - The Discussion Thread

    Spoiler: Spoiler for predictions
    Show

    Roy can still ask all these powerful clerics or other followers under them to help defeat Xykon with or without a request from their gods. But I think that plan may have a bit of a damper on it in that Durkula's plan here might be to create a bunch of high level cleric vampires to fulfill Hel's plan of power and conquest.
    So you never have to interrupt a game to look up a rule again:
    My 3.5e Rules Cheat Sheets: Normal, With Consolidated Skill System
    TOGC's 3.5e Spell/etc Cards: rpgnow / drivethru rpg
    Utilities: Magic Item Shop Generator (Req. MS Excel), Balanced Low Magic Item System
    Printable Cardstock Dungeon Tiles and other terrain stuff (100 MB)

Posting Permissions

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