THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-01-28 12:14pm

Seems to me Durkula just made a very Roy like mistake, thinking he already knows all the answers.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Raesene » 2018-02-09 05:25pm

1112 is up.

Some vampires get better hosts...

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-02-20 04:00pm

1113 is up.

Exposition-y but interesting.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-02-20 10:39pm

I like her chances too.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Raesene » 2018-03-12 05:08pm

1114 is up (at last).

nice race, have to think about integrating that into my next campaign somehow.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Rogue 9 » 2018-03-27 05:48pm

The last Monster for Every Season paper miniatures pack came out last week for the Kickstarter backers, and since that's done, 1115 is up.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-03-27 05:53pm

Subtle, Belkar, subtle.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Rogue 9 » 2018-04-04 07:44pm

1116 is up, and this is already not going the way Durkula thought it would. :lol:
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Solauren » 2018-04-04 08:43pm

Sound tactic.

Send in hordes of summoned creatures to soak up the damage from the traps.

I'd follow up with Command Undead (cleric of Loki), Sunlight spell (Cleric of Thor), and Prismatic Spray. Follow that up with Flame Strikes, and of course

Evard's Spiked Tentacles of Forced Intrusion.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Rogue 9 » 2018-04-04 10:38pm

Loki is Chaotic Neutral in this setting, so his clerics get to choose whether to turn or rebuke/command undead, and Hilgya chose the former, since she used it on the vampires earlier.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Alkaloid » 2018-04-06 11:08am

I never cease to get a kick out of the neverending number of uses for Roy's useless bag of tricks.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-04-09 08:24am

I'm a bit unclear on how the little random creatures were helping; it seems like the giant colorful giraffe-monsters were doing most of the work there?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Bedlam » 2018-04-09 01:31pm

Simon_Jester wrote:
2018-04-09 08:24am
I'm a bit unclear on how the little random creatures were helping; it seems like the giant colorful giraffe-monsters were doing most of the work there?
I think they're mostly a joke, with a bit of 'every little bit helps' maybe they die after a hit, but they soak up that hit, or give a flanking bonus someone else can take advantage of.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-04-09 03:47pm

Simon_Jester wrote:
2018-04-09 08:24am
I'm a bit unclear on how the little random creatures were helping; it seems like the giant colorful giraffe-monsters were doing most of the work there?
I think someone on Reddit said that Roy is able to influence the creatures, who in turn can influence the giraffes
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-04-10 10:22am

Ah.

How do the little creatures influence the giraffes, though?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LaCroix » 2018-04-10 10:38am

The cleric summoned the giraffes, according to dialogue. The bag of tricks obviously provided small animal jockeys...
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-04-10 08:57pm

It's been pointed out that Durkon has been dead for 5 years.

Man.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LaCroix » 2018-04-11 04:03am

Lonestar wrote:
2018-04-10 08:57pm
It's been pointed out that Durkon has been dead for 5 years.
Huh? Care to elaborate?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-04-11 04:04am

LaCroix wrote:
2018-04-11 04:03am
Lonestar wrote:
2018-04-10 08:57pm
It's been pointed out that Durkon has been dead for 5 years.
Huh? Care to elaborate?
Out of universe, I assume. Long, slowly updated comic is long and slowly updated.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LaCroix » 2018-04-11 04:09am

oh... riiight...

Wow...
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-04-17 04:27pm

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-04-18 04:17pm

Having a secret Cleric is working out better than planned.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-04-24 02:47pm

Is there any way we can parse things so that Durkon was holding them back all this time?

Maybe having to make do without a cleric for a while forced the rest of the Order of the Stick to start thinking a bit more carefully about risk minimization and exploiting their advantages instead of just barging into things?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Esquire » 2018-04-24 02:57pm

No longer missing the forest for the trees, as it were?
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