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    Dwarf in the Playground
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    Default The Order Of The Stick: January

    Happy New Year!

    A happy and healthy year to all!

    My new year resolution: Less analyzing and more enjoying! Or, at least enjoy the analyzing more!

    A special New Year's shout-out to Rich: Thanks for all the work you've done with the strip! It brings me something to look forward to Monday mornings at work, and brightens up my Thursdays.

    And with that...

    It is my honor to formally bring you, in full living color:

    THE ORDER OF THE STICK: JANUARY message board topic!!!


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    Well, I, for one, am excited that I can, in a mere two days, update from pre-preorder to preorder. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GypsyThorn
    Happy New Year!
    Ein frohes neues Jahr! :D

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    I haven't seen a new OotS since last year! :(

    'Cause the Giant hasn't updated since last year!

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    May the new year of oots be as horribly, maddeningly, gut-wrenchingly hilarious as the last!
    I shall make up for the lack of ingenuity in my foolish post with a concise and witty signature. Read thus so far? Too late for you!

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    New Year of OOTS!! Whee!

    You know what really makes me laugh? Gortak's wearing a tie. :D
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    Keep those appetites slavering, coz we're gonna have a FULL WEEK of OOTS! Hoody-hoooo!

    I can't wait to see Belkar in action with his new slavering barbarian-ness. I await with bated breath.

    I'm also curious as to what the others are doing. You think Roy found a smithy to rebuild his sword? I think he should put Xykon's crown as the hiltguard. That'd look spiffy. :D

    Anyone read the guest comic? Dwarven wizards... tee hee....
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    I just wonder what Belkar's necktie will look like...

    "I leveled, and graduated from a wide plaid tie to a polka-dot bowtie!"

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    "To be true barbarian, tie must be tied in full windsor knot."
    But none of the other barbarians have neckties!
    I shall make up for the lack of ingenuity in my foolish post with a concise and witty signature. Read thus so far? Too late for you!

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    Ooooh... Shiiny starmetal.

    Probably the local term for adamantine.

    [EDIT] I've just noticed- This is the first strip with (c)2005 down the bottom of course!

    First strip for 2005. wow[/EDIT]
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    sings

    Star... metal! May sidequests all be cursed!
    Off to the Wooden Forest, wonder who got there first?
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    Wait... There are forests that aren't wooden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invariel
    Wait... There are forests that aren't wooden?
    Petrified ones, sure. Besides, I was born in a province with communities called Harbour Harbour and No-Name Bay, so what's your point? ;)
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    I love how he pokes fun at the fact a stranger tells him to go on a side quest :).

    We have a nice running joke in my group about why adventurers even bother to adventure. They're always being told by people they don't know to fix problems that are too hard for anyone else to fix. Why not just stay in bed?
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    Ooh, me like Side-Quests. I'm currently tied up in an individual quest in one of my rp's, and it's a lot of fun.

    "Everyone I asked told me you were the best blacksmith in town." Well, with that much free advertising, I don't think the other blacksmiths are getting too many customers ;D

    And you gotta love the small details like the bird saying 'Don't worry, we all got away.'

    Can't wait for the rest of the week!

    Edit: Does this mean he has to enter the dangerous forest without a sword? Well, good luck...
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    Hmm... fyi, starmetal is a new "metal" introduced in a "splat book", a rules supplement for D&D. I like how this comic kinda lampoons that.

    (As well as the other stuff which really got me chuckling)

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    I was thinking of the old Conan the Barbarian cartoon where the Starmetal weapons can banish lizard men back into another dimension.
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    I'm betting that the sword doesn't actually need starmetal, it's just the smith needs some starmetal and thought Roy would be willing to pick it up...

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    Hmmm - so is Roy going off to this forest of doom alone? Will his fellow adventurers want to brave its perils? We shall see!
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    I see that the Giant's browsed through the pages of Squenix the Great's Guide to Gamemastering. ;D

    Just be glad he's not having to go to the Magic Forest. We've had enough trouble with WotC lawyers; the last thing OotS needs is a Disney lawsuit.
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    Starmetal will Roy become a Green Star Adept thingy(that new Prestige class where Starmetal is introduced?)

    But yeah the old Conan Cartoon had Starmetal sword. He banished those outsiders with it.

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    I remember that cartoon...

    Maybe weapons made of the stuff have the same kind of property as a Disruption weapon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret Dragon
    Hmm... fyi, starmetal is a new "metal" introduced in a "splat book", a rules supplement for D&D. I like how this comic kinda lampoons that.
    Pardon me while I proceed to date myself...

    It goes back a lot further than that in D&D circles. The 1e DMG had rules for weapons made of "meteoric iron".

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    It's great that the smith said that Durkon wouldn't know what the sword was made of because he's a cleric. Actually, I don't think there is a skill that's used to identify metals, Knowledge(metal) maybe? You'd think that just being a dwarf would be enough, this kind of stuff is practically instinctive to them.

    On a side note, how did Xykon shatter the sword if it's made out of starmetal? Isn't that stuff virtually indestructible?
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    Best not to dwell on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight13
    On a side note, how did Xykon shatter the sword if it's made out of starmetal? Isn't that stuff virtually indestructible?
    How indeed?? ;)
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    Either Xykon is a lich with some extra powers, or he knew the sword was of starmetal, and prepared specifically for the Order of the Stick.

    Considering how much he claims not to know what he did to Roy in the past, I'm betting on the latter.

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    Xykon used this spiffy new spell called ray of plot device. ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deimos Phenom
    Xykon used this spiffy new spell called ray of plot device. ;D
    Improbed Shatter spell: Why shouldn't there be a stronger spell of shatter?
    I'd say around 4th level. After all Shatter is only 1st level I think.

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    "Don't worry, we all got away!"
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