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    Great strip. I always wondered how breaking magic items worked. Are they destroyed? Will a Mending fix them and restore the magic? Roy doesn't care, I guess.
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    Oh, of course they picked the most frustrating way.
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    If you use a blood-based McGuffin in a campaign with a vampire PC, plan for what will happen when said PC sticks it in his mouth.

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    I just guessed the single most frustrating way to rules-lawyer it.
    There are few characters in OOTS I have related to more than Roy.

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    Oh, Roy you are so witty. And snarky.
    Do love the breaking of the staff and throwing it in the face!
    Thanks Giant!

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    I do believe Roy produced V's spell, Bigby's Expressive Single Digit to the HPoH, but he's a fighter, not a spellcaster! (oh yeah, I just did THAT call back)
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    The Order of the Stick is not responsible for any damage that may occur during the delivery of unholy relics
    I hope that made Roy feel better about Durkula escaping with several minions.

    The only way the world stays saved is if this vote fails AND we never have another one
    And that's quite the conundrum - because I think it means a way has to be found to seal gates that have already opened. Which V doesn't know how to do, at least not from present indications. But ...

    maybe ...

    end of this arc is Durkon being restored to life, and while Durkula is raiding Durkon's memories, some knowledge is being transferred the other way, too - and Durkon will know how to seal the gates when he gets back.

    Also, page 1, w00t.
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    "the Order of the Stick is not responsible for any damages that may occur during delivery" even if we did break it ourselves apparently, but hey thats adventurers for ya.
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    I loved the strip. Amazing strip
    Darn it Whisper !

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    Too bad, It was such a nice stick.

    Hold on, throwing a thing at someone's face can definitely be construed as an attack. Why would Roy assume that a weak throw with non-lethal intent is any less of a cause for his own destruction than using a throwing weapon?
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    That was a pretty epic "F*** you and the undead horse you rode in on" by Roy. I literally LOL'ed.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1022 - The Discussion Thread

    This strip has a lot to like. (Whoa, how did I end up on page 1? Not common).

    "I guessed the single most frustrating way to rules-lawyer it." heh heh, nice one.

    "Noble sacrifices only make sense when they solve the problem at hand." Yep.

    "Oh, right, because no one's ever voted for oppressive safety over risky freedom before." (Comment not made as for me it's a forbidden topic)

    Final 2 frames: way to follow protocol, Roy. *Two Thumbs Up!* I suspect that his deepest desire was to bury one of those halves of the staff into the vamp's heart.

    I am trying to come up with a jest involving "order of the stick" and "delivery of two sticks that were once a stick" but all I can come up with stinks as a joke. I think Belkar might call it "the order of stick-these-up-your-backside" or something like that.

    Speaking of Belkar, where is he now?
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    "Big X" is that a nickname for Xykon? I don't recall that being used before.

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    Hah! Well, that's the end of that staff at least.

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    On an unrelated note, I'm in love with the High Priestess of Freya.
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    Since a staff is, technically, a stick, did the Order of the Stick just commit symbolic suicide? Or did Roy stick it to the man, who is a female vampire?
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    Roy's had enough. It's time to aim Belkar properly this time and kick some undead tail all the way back to the Negative Material Plane.

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    Well whenever someone starts to lawyer their way outta things, it's always good to hit them back with some more lawyering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    "the Order of the Stick is not responsible for any damages that may occur during delivery" even if we did break it ourselves apparently, but hey thats adventurers for ya.
    Hard to blame PC's for sticking it up to the ******* villains

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    Well, that was a great legal documentary, but could you have thrown in a joke or two?

    Kidding aside, five bucks says Giant is happy he never needs to keep up with that staff anymore.
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    I don't know if that rule things shows that Roy is learning from the fHPoH or from Elan
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    If there was ever a time to let Belkar off his chain, this is it.

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    Interesting that no one has yet considered the possibility that there are more vampires, defiling the temple by their very existence.
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    There is one thing that comes to mind though, because of the *smack* sound, will the clerics there see that as an attack on the HPoH? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Since a staff is, technically, a stick, did the Order of the Stick just commit symbolic suicide? Or did Roy stick it to the man, who is a female vampire?
    Per my edit on my post, I kept tripping over the stick puns, so I just stuck a fork in those efforts: they are done.

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    Roy really has learnt a lot since his last heroic sacrifice.

    It was also really nice he had the chance of revenge against the vampire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Interesting that no one has yet considered the possibility that there are more vampires, defiling the temple by their very existence.
    Defiling? The temple isnt Good. Vampires wouldn't be defiling it simply by existing there.
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    I love how Roy figured out that he couldn't attack the new HPoH by simply guessing what the most frustrating and obstructive rule would be.

    I do wonder, however, if in this world whether dying and being resurrected costs you a Con point but gives you a Wisdom point because Roy is being extremely rational and perceptive right now.

    Plus, I love the "home cooked meal" bit. Roy seems to remember a lot more now than he did just after he was brought back from the dead. It must give him a really different point of view about life and everything after being in the Seven Heavens for months.

    EDIT: Strange, this is the third or fourth time I just happened to be on the first page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    "the Order of the Stick is not responsible for any damages that may occur during delivery" even if we did break it ourselves apparently, but hey thats adventurers for ya.
    Do the Godsmoot rules include a "she literally asked for it" clause? If so, he should have spoken the disclaimer then "delivered" the pieces of the staff directly to her heart.

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    Default Re: OOTS #1022 - The Discussion Thread

    last we saw belkar, he was about to face down a pretty nasty vampire, i worry he might come in with slightly sharper teeth than before.............. ;(

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