Order of the Stick - OOTS 1267

MitD's Wrong Words Edition

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oddly charming.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MITD confirmed for bad guy side spoiler?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's been messing up the door markings on purpose. It's been confirmed for a while.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It also lends credence to the theory that he’s a black slaad, since he’s deliberately trying to screw up a deal made with Modrons. Though I have no idea why the modrons wouldn’t call him out in that case though

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The more thinking about his words Xykon has to do, the more the universe gets very slightly more Lawful so they're probably fine with it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ripping one of that thing's arms off would accomplish the same effect. Five isn't a very orderly number of arms.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Its perfectly fucking orderly are you retarded

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Only with a clean removal. Ripping it off imperfectly would lead to a stump, or a fractional number of arms. Fractions are inherently suHispanicious, neutral at best, but certainly leaning chaotic.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A modron's greatest dream is for all d20s to be replaced by 10.5, though

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Odd numbers aren’t disorderly

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I have no idea why the modrons wouldn’t call him out in that case
          >modrons
          >doing anything other than what is exactly agreed to at all ever
          Bruh

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >OF those assembled, he is by far thje greatest source of pure Chaos.
          MitD is less chaotic than Xykon. That rules out slaadi.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or Xykon simply has the power and will to inflict his chaotic nature on his environment at a greater scale

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >since he’s deliberately trying to screw up a deal made with Modrons.
          Anon he's doing that for the same reason he's been crossing off doors they haven't searched yet.
          Are you autistic?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Right but that could be passed off as mischievousness, likewise helping o-chuul simple friendship. This is active direct sabotage with the reasoning behind it stated explicitly. Maybe it’s only a small step up but it still seems like a step up to me.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you retarded? He very explicitly has been trying to sabotage Xykon's search for the gate this whole time, to the point that he was scared when he thought he had been found out.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not to mention, pretty much every single page that MitD has been on since he played Go the paladin, has been about how the Paladin converted MitD to team Good (with his inane metaphor while playing Go) and how it affects MitD's behavior (repeated to the point that it felt tiresome).

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >2009 was fifteen years ago

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          At this point you'd be retarded not to expect the umbrella guy to turn to the good side at the final battle

          https://i.imgur.com/VUNXKBw.png

          MitD's Wrong Words Edition

          I feel like this words thing is overhyped. Xykon can literally end every sentence with "Xykon" and he can say whatever the fuck he likes.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure Rich knows about Thogging & may even write his comics to make fun of his own words words words meme now. Idk if its a good thing or not that he is now self aware

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It can't be the real Rich, it must be an impostor. No human could make a 10 panel comic in less than a month

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes he bursts them out and sometimes he takes a really long time.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the angle of the final panel. I feel like we haven't seen something like that in a long time.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thog

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice continuation from last strip's thog

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      other

      lol i love these

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      other

      >not thogging the letter puzzle
      Instant shit tier

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fair, but do look at what the quadrone is holding in the latter

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >w
      >or d
      >s
      >?

      >no

      Exemplary Thog in a single panel

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    other

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the highest quality page he's posted in years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've always known in my heart that Xykon's gang was the real draw of OOTS. I am completely unsurprised the comic is suddenly entertaining now we've finally gotten away from the protagonist party.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Watch as this turns out not to be the final book and there's at least three more books worth of WORDS to go.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh come on, THAT is definitely a given. I'm just enjoying the villains for as long as the spotlight stays on them then go back to losing track of what's going on, because it's practically the only time I enjoy the comic anymore.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Kraagor's still alive and there's a secret sixth gate. Calling it now.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Kraagor's still alive
              All but guaranteed, given the world inside the rift.
              >there's a secret sixth gate
              Doubt

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kinda like how the Demiurges are/were the star crowd in Kill Six Billion Demons.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I for Roy & Elan/Hailey. I don't really give a shit about Durk or V. Belkar is great but only barely a character.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't believe the series can end before Vaarsuvius has found a use for Hold Portal.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If only there was a major character whose primary gambit was moving the location of a portal

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hold Portal needs the portal it's holding to have a shutter of its own as I understand it. It doesn't create a new barrier on the way.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am 100% certain this gambit ends with a furious Xykon shouting "FUCK"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He can just add an -ing at the end.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This would have been better if MitD didn't stop to let us know what he's doing. Even if it just showed him with a speech bubble that's just "...", that would have been better than just saying his plan out loud.

    Rich is so inconsistent sometimes. He did a fine job with showing and not telling when he showed us MitD marking the wrong doors.
    Anyway, good strip.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are retards who still think MOTD is sabotaging the doors accidentally.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Right but that could be passed off as mischievousness, likewise helping o-chuul simple friendship. This is active direct sabotage with the reasoning behind it stated explicitly. Maybe it’s only a small step up but it still seems like a step up to me.

        Holy shit

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So Blackwing is a fucking goner sooner or later, right?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I sure hope so. I generally liked the trajectory of a lot of the Order's character arcs, but Blackwing literally exists to do stupid quips at V's expense. Not interesting at all and takes up a ton of panel space and air time for pretty much no good reason.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sadly Blackwing is the only character that can talk to V on a even footing.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Blackwing is a form of character growth for V. Remember how she would only remember her familiar when she needed them, & now they are around all the time, because V is making an effort to be more interactive

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm aware of what literally gets stated in the strip, thanks. Blackwing becoming a character to show Vaarsivus' growth doesn't stop the bird from basically being a Joss Whedon character, and that's really damning when half the cost is already quiptastic.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well you seemed illiterate so I figured I just state the obvious. But I mean, if you were right (you arent) you'd think Blackwing here in this comic would say some little quip while he is tailing the villains, but he doesnt.

            Also... this is a comic strip, its supposed to be quippy humor. Its been that way since the very very beginning, so pretending like Blackwing being "sassy" is some new low is retarded.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I apologize for hitting a nerve by insulting your favorite barely-a-character, anon. I'm aware that the comic has derivative humor, but as I said in my previous posts that you've elected to ignore moronwing exists for two reasons, to make retarded jokes and constantly harass V. That's just not a good character and it's not an addition to the strip.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You seem pretty defensive about this whole thing my friend. No need to try damage control. Perhaps you should stop reading it

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oots readers more sunk cost than redcloak at this point

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I stated my opinion and you replied, anon. That's not being defensive. I'm perfectly capable of reading a comic while understanding that not all of it is good.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cool story bro

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CMON, FEEL THE NOISE
    SHIT COMICS ROCK THE SÖYS
    YOU GET WORDS WORDS WORDS
    WORDS WORDS WORDS

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll show you wordswordswords

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people here talking about the umbrella darkness dude marking doors wrong on purpose like its obvious while i can't even remember how many strips or weeks ago that was or that it even happened
    im starting to worry i'll lose my grip over the plot of oots before it finishes

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >weeks
      Years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >weeks
      Years

      This is the relevant strip; it came out six years ago.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        holy fuck six years and i remember catching up on oots and seeing they were on a boat fighting frost giants like it was recent

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i no longer feel bad for forgetting about this, yet i feel much worse now
        six fucking years and they're still in that canyon

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In defense, Xykon's been there for a while due to the setup. The rest of the crew went through the whole Durkula arc and then came here. Xykon not progressing is good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it came out six years ago
        jesus christ

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck I literally saw Oots for the first time in like 2019. I've just reread it for the third time, and wow, it's barely progressed.

        It took, what? Like a year and half for Serini to realize she's going to end up helping the Oots anyway?
        Rich already reuses and traces stick figure poses for practically every character.
        >hand over chest, eyes closed
        >walking forward pointing
        >dab healing/casting
        >in-pain facial expressions
        etc
        I wonder if his real life job takes up a lot of time, and he can only get 1 strip out every 3 three weeks because of that or if he's just unfocused about it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A few years back he had a serious injury and it's often difficult for him to use his hand enough to make comics.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            To be fair he's been slow ever since he got Crohn's

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Shit dude, I've got a similar autoimmune disorder and there's definitely entire days I lose due to listlessness and inability to focus. If that's part of the issue I completely get it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            To be fair he's been slow ever since he got Crohn's

            Shit dude, I've got a similar autoimmune disorder and there's definitely entire days I lose due to listlessness and inability to focus. If that's part of the issue I completely get it.

            oh crap, I had no idea. That puts it in a different light. It's great he's continuing his comic project at all.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A few years back he had a serious injury and it's often difficult for him to use his hand enough to make comics.

              The hand thing was just why he couldn't do anything except post articles for a while in 2012. As he's gotten older he's gotten slower, but even back then he was pretty slow, because of the aforementioned illness. It's also why he'll go radio silent for a while and then just jizz out anywhere from 3 to 10 pages in an almighty burst, then go back to being basically comatose.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                [...]
                [...]
                oh crap, I had no idea. That puts it in a different light. It's great he's continuing his comic project at all.

                From 2004 until about 2009 or 2010 he was putting out an average of 2 comics a week. (They usually come out one per day or every other day at the end of the month for like a week, though). This was how it was when I started reading the comic in 2005. Sometime in early 2010, or late 2009 Rich started to slow way down and announced that it was due to a chronic illness (which he decided to keep private, but it's almost certainly Crohn's from the symptoms he listed). Then in 2012 or 2013 he got into a fistfight with a glass pane and very nearly lost fine motor control of his drawing hand. The comic would have likely ended years ago by now had those two things not happened. But at least it looks like we'll get to see an ending, unlike Erfworld.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                *had those two things + patreon not happened
                FIFY

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Erfworld...

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nah, fuck them. If your wife's son (not even meme-ing) is a rapist pedophile, you deserve everything bad that happens to you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is that what fucking happened? Say it ain't so.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It is.
                Although even if it had continued, I'm sure almost noone was expecting much from where Erfworld was going by the time it stopped. The drop in quality since Book 1 is the biggest in any webcomic I can think of.
                Conversely, imo Rich reached his storytelling and humor peak around strip 300, and characterization peak around the desert arc, and has been roughly stable since.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It’s terrible to say, but his step-son(?)’s death was a huge boon for him as the perfect excuse to drop everything and evacuate a comic where he’d completely written himself into a corner, couldn’t keep an artist for more than a few months, constantly changed the rules about how his setting worked, and took ages to churn out irrelevant bullshit (the last ever page was about a guy we’d never heard of lecturing a faction we’d never heard of about magical advertising and branding, a field in which they were the specialists, in a setting that’s supposed to be an elaborate turn-based strategy game about military conquest and mandator), and best of all, he and his forumites seemed incapable of accepting that the designated repulsive villain was the most moral character in the series by virtue of solely fielding highly-capable and versatile elites as opposed to hordes of disposables, and bothering to remember their names.
                Sometimes I wonder if he made the incident up to escape

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe, just maybe, it would have ended with Charlie and Parson teaming up against Fate and whatever would have replaced Wanda after her croaking. The combined signamancy of Charlie Brown plus Charles Xavier was metaphorically screaming that Charlie wasn't the bad guy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The drop in quality since Book 1 is the biggest in any webcomic I can think of.
                Never read Homestuck eh? Good, keep it that way.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think he means in percentages, not overall numbers
                if Homestuck was 300 "quality points" at its peak and suddenly dropped to 150 after act 6 happened, that's a difference of 150 points, but only a 50% drop
                whereas if Erfworld was 150 qp and dropped to 50 after the first book, that's a 66-67% drop and it feels heavier, even if it's only a 100 point drop

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The guy had autism or something and got MeToo'd by the girl several years after the fact (I think she was 15-ish at the time), then killed himself after losing some kind of legal case over it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not trying to be rude, but the art could easily be outsourced to a friend or something, right?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Could it be? Probably. But Rich Burlew is a professionally trained artist, and quite a good one at that. His pride as an artist probably couldn't abide outsourcing stick figures.

                The fact that his stick figure comic is pushing his abilities to draw is something of a tragedy.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Or he knows he'll get fed no matter his output so he's lying flat. Like, does this dude even have an overarching plan for his future? Does he want a PAX or whatever label?
                No? Well, just lay flat and take it easy like that guy from Goblins comic. Seriously though, does Rich even have a job or side hustle aside from OOTS?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Incidentally, the Goblins Comic author had recently made a completely deHispanicable post where she was asking for money for a new tablet. She wrote this whole short little story about how she and her old tablet were friends and had wonderful adventures, but the old tablet was getting old and slow, and the only way for the happiness to continue was to replace it with a shiny new tablet, which it begged the author to buy.
                It was a shamelessly transparent effort to wring money out of people. So of course a bunch of fucking idiots overfunded the request and gave her like twice the money she asked. God, the very thought still makes me angry.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unsurprising, Hunt literally got a free house from his paypigs. God, I swear early webcomics is more valuable than bitcoin or any NFT. You work a bit, then years later it still accumulates value.
                >She

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The chud pretended to be a victim? Who would have thought

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                victim of who you dumbfuck

                christ you people are obsessed

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Life, circumstance, the evil capitalist world they suffer in, I don't know its particular choice of scapegoat. But any reasonable person, would replace the tablet without broadcasting their "plight" online.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Incidentally, the Goblins Comic author had recently made a completely deHispanicable post where she was asking for money for a new tablet. She wrote this whole short little story about how she and her old tablet were friends and had wonderful adventures, but the old tablet was getting old and slow, and the only way for the happiness to continue was to replace it with a shiny new tablet, which it begged the author to buy.
                It was a shamelessly transparent effort to wring money out of people. So of course a bunch of fucking idiots overfunded the request and gave her like twice the money she asked. God, the very thought still makes me angry.

                >This person was able to create something people enjoy! And people want to pay them money for it!
                >People enjoy it so much they're willing to buy a tool for them to make more of it!

                lol loser

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's more the idea that the cost of production should be taken into account when the artist charges for their product.
                It's just with patreon and other donation type shit, artists and creators are becoming more and more embolden to request for MORE money to pay for things that, back in the day, where just included as part of the cost.
                On one hand, I get the outrage. Its kinda like the artist is realizing they can take advantage of their fans. On the other, a fool and his money....

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It's more the idea that the cost of production should be taken into account when the artist charges for their product.
                The product is a free webcomic, anon. Admittedly a terrible one, but still, it's not like they could PAY people to read it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If it helps, the comic has two funded kickstarters that I believe have yet to deliver anything, and some other scummy shit like a bonus comic where the hero died until people paid money or something like that, I can't be arsed to waste time researching it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you can understand the incentives that would lead a creator to fleece morons on patreon without approving of what this practice does to the creative landscape

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Great. Now look up the definition of "emotional capital" and then "emotional manipulation" and realize that's what he (the chud) is doing. Goblins used to be good, but now it's shit, but the artist is riding the coattails and getting suckers to pay for his tool, instead of just using the one he already has.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Goblins used to be good

                Turns out you were the real mentally ill gay all along.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >IM SAD used to be good
                I can't believe this board has been colonized this badly

                Protip, you fucking trannies - yes, it did. It wouldn't have the same kind of resonance if it didn't have some kind of redeeming features.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shitting on Goblins has been a time honored tradition in these halls for the better part of fifteen years. Go back to whatever shithole you crawled out of.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >trying to gatekeep me
                Boy, you don't even know what grey area is.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                kys

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It really wasn't. It showed some promise (and as much as people complain about the terrible art, a lot of webcomics that eventually became good weren't much better when they started), but saying that it was good is a wild exaggeration.

                The thing about webcomics is that - and I think most people who read them accept this without really thinking about it - is that since people making them start as rank amateurs, most of them are really quite mediocre if you look at the early strips and even the best ones weren't exactly masterpieces when they got started.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not gonna say it was good, but the only parts I liked were Minmax's & he was the B story.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Meltyface SAAAAD was good at any point
                Yeh, nah, ye're a cunt. Goblins was always bad art interspersed with torture porn. IDGAF about Thunt, whatever it is now, or whatever it's doing, it's just bad. B^uckley bad.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Goblins was a fun concept before it went full on "muh crying green babies ;_;"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's been 5? years since I last checked it but I'm pretty sure that was the idea from the start

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >IM SAD used to be good
                I can't believe this board has been colonized this badly

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't know I just assume that's what happened
                OK that's what I thought, you've got nothing except your obsession

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bro, I don't obess over people's shit. That's why I don't know the details. I don't NEED to know the details. It's a shitty thing to ask others to buy you shit, especially if you can afford yourself

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >she

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He. The pronoun you're looking for is "he." He's a fucking lunatic.

                >I'M SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >she

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I used to legitimately enjoy Goblins, now I just check occasionally to see if Minmax has done anything cool. Also,
                >she

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Or he knows he'll get fed no matter his output so he's lying flat. Like, does this dude even have an overarching plan for his future? Does he want a PAX or whatever label?
                He's like 70, he passed the best by date ten years ago and he's just coasting now

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For posterity: Rich is 47.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For posterity: Rich is 47.

                He already gets so much for so little. What else does he do? Does he even do work for WoTC anymore? Maybe moderate his boards? Manage his phyiscal prints? As a human trying to get by, he's pretty much made it. He won't live in a mansion or get his own private chopper to take him places, but barring extreme laziness or saying the N word in front of the media, I don't think he'll ever have to worry about financial security for the rest of his life. To an extent even Hunt has also made it. He's probably living a CWC tier life, but he's also getting a free ride. I'm kinda jelly actually. I wonder if the ship has sailed or any anon in the thread could actually get fat off a a strip every 2 months.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Remember that these are "success" stories. For every popular comic, there is a thousand that failed to become income sources.
                And it doesn't just depend on the content being serviceable. Yes, that is the cornerstone, but you need to put in work into marketing and actual monetization. My understanding is that Hunt is pretty... proactive about wringing money out of people. Don't know about Rich, but he has a large following on his forums, a community. Those contracts with Wizards also didn't arrange themselves. Same for shops, PDFs, print editions. Building all this takes years, and there's no guarantee of success.
                tl;dr Go for it if you have genuine passion for the subject matter, otherwise you might find it takes more effort than you had initially anticipated.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Or he knows he'll get fed no matter his output so he's lying flat. Like, does this dude even have an overarching plan for his future? Does he want a PAX or whatever label?
                He's like 70, he passed the best by date ten years ago and he's just coasting now

                Or he knows he'll get fed no matter his output so he's lying flat. Like, does this dude even have an overarching plan for his future? Does he want a PAX or whatever label?
                No? Well, just lay flat and take it easy like that guy from Goblins comic. Seriously though, does Rich even have a job or side hustle aside from OOTS?

                I suspect the dude will make a campaign setting book or something when and if tOotS ever ends. His writing chops aren’t bad by any means even if he goes into words words words territory at points.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A campaign setting would be the play. Honestly it would be even better if he starts churning it out now. Maybe start with Azure city and trickle in a few deities, monsters and magic items. Doesn't really matter if he doesn't finish the comic or the episodic campaign setting. In fact it would be even more advantageous since he can hold both hostage for more and more money.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A campaign setting would be the play. Honestly it would be even better if he starts churning it out now. Maybe start with Azure city and trickle in a few deities, monsters and magic items. Doesn't really matter if he doesn't finish the comic or the episodic campaign setting. In fact it would be even more advantageous since he can hold both hostage for more and more money.

                Depends how much he likes 7th edition

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought you were pulling our legs until I saw the 2016 at the bottom. Absolute madness, I feel adrift in a river of time

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't feel bad; I've been reading this comic since 2005.

          Incidentally, the Goblins Comic author had recently made a completely deHispanicable post where she was asking for money for a new tablet. She wrote this whole short little story about how she and her old tablet were friends and had wonderful adventures, but the old tablet was getting old and slow, and the only way for the happiness to continue was to replace it with a shiny new tablet, which it begged the author to buy.
          It was a shamelessly transparent effort to wring money out of people. So of course a bunch of fucking idiots overfunded the request and gave her like twice the money she asked. God, the very thought still makes me angry.

          Thunt has always been a shameless moneygrubber, so that doesn't really surprise me.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know the crazy thing about this? It doesn't matter. Since the doors turned out to be magically trapped, it changes nothing. 6 years ago this happened and in the grand scheme of things it has become pointless

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or he knows he'll get fed no matter his output so he's lying flat. Like, does this dude even have an overarching plan for his future? Does he want a PAX or whatever label?
        No? Well, just lay flat and take it easy like that guy from Goblins comic. Seriously though, does Rich even have a job or side hustle aside from OOTS?

        Hard not to be jelly. Rich pretty much retired at least six years ago and only has to draw (recycle) material for a strip every once in a while.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >six years ago
        there's no fucking way

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is the relevant strip; it came out six years ago.
        Are you kidding me

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This was over two hundred pages ago if that alleviates it slightly (indeed that pace is pretty slow but that's a good chunk of the comic's length!)

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I genuinely am enjoying the comic again now that we're following Team Evil
    Even the WORDS don't feel that wordsy

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is a black slaad - or rather, what book do I find it in?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He is a paragon it is the only thing that really fits.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Arg auto corrupt

        He is a Protean. Strong enough and shows all the powers.

        Black slaad are just not strong enough.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Alright then what book do I find Protean in, also what book do I find Black Slaad in?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Alright then what book do I find Protean in, also what book do I find Black Slaad in?

      Black slaadi (or void slaadi) is in the Epic Level Handbook, pgs. 217-219
      Proteans are homebrews for 5e, though it's unlikely that anon meant this, because they're shapeshifters and MITD kind of stays the same constantly, even if it would be better for him to change form to escape his imprisonment or just for his own entertainment
      if anon is talking about the PF protean, though, that would be on PF Chronicles Campaign Setting, pg. 247, but that would be more unlikely given that
      >A. OOTS is almost pure DND and hasn't really had any PF cameos yet and
      >B. the PF protean is a giant flying snake-like monster that, again, can shapeshift that emerged out of the Maelstrom, which OOTS doesn't really have

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Protean being the Hagunemnon, anon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ah, then that would be Epic Level Handbook, too
          although still unlikely because the hagunemnon can't fucking sit still and is constantly changing form, and the only feature that we can see of the monster (his eyes) is one of the examples used in it's description, constantly adding and removing them so it can see from different angles/different spectrums of light, and he constantly has two

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not afraid to say things have gotten much more interesting now that Xykon's put himself on the line like this

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't help but think MiTD is being misused here. Sure he's Team Evil's comic relief, but unless he has extreme value which he has only displayed once, Xykon has very little reason to not kill him for trying to screw him over.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just had a really interesting thought. We know that the gate isn't in this dungeon complex, and Serini calls it "backstage". So, a backstage is behind the front of the stage... what if the final gate was sealed from the OPPOSITE side of the rift? What if it's lying in the snarl-world, and that's the hook that finally gets the order to go there? This would be such a neat way to tie the riftworld into the plot that I'm almost certain it'll be true

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good thinking, Anon
      Especially since Kraagor had to go inside

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The nameless monster gay is starting to be annoying

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Om just checking in after a year's absence. What's going on with Xykon's words?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Modrons are from the elemental plane of law and are intensely axiomatic creatures that monitor most of existence. Redcloak used a spell to summon one and request a contract. It helps to map and systematically search every single tunnel, and as payment it requested that Xykon only speaks sentences that end with an even-lettered word as forcing an incredibly powerful and chaotic being to consider his words and speak carefully will increase the net amount of order in the universe. (This may also be a trap because they know Xykon will break it by accident eventually, but I digress). Xykon was pissy about it and altered the deal to be odd-lettered words, which was accepted.

      Now, everything he says has to end in a word with an odd number of letters or the contract is void, but Redcloak skipped the terms and conditions without reading them so no one knows exactly what that would entail.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >and are intensely axiomatic

        more like intensely autistic lmao

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          morchuds btfo

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They've got five arms and they still drop the ball.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking hell, it's almost as if we have a release schedule now. Too bad the plot still moves at a snail's pace, but at least it moves. A bit.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the umbrella monster trying to get Xykon to mess up his word count?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because he's been playing for the other team for years bro

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What do you mean? He's a bad guy and works for Xykon

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t. GitP forum poster.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Whether you're being serious or not, you're the reason that the world can't be a better place.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the IFCC wanted Hel's plan to succeed, why didn't they drag V to hell right as the fight against Durkula started?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's actually a good point. Normally I would say they have some more complex machinations planned, but the IFCC did openly say they regret Hel having failed. Maybe some specific detail about the fight meant Durkula's victory would not have fit their needs? Or maybe they need the two remaining soul abductions to serve some specific purpose in whatever their endgame is.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I agree with that anon hating the bird. Bird is boring and unfunny.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For some reason I kinda just remembered out of nowhere that Roy has a fairy gf. I wonder if she'll ever factor in again.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is there more discussion about that shitty goblin comic instead of the stick figure comic in the stick figure comic thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some gay tries to advertise it in almost every oots thread. I'm guessing Cunt fanboys are mad that Oots with its simple style is more popular than their "struggling" artist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hows that space elves comic going

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's funny to make fun of Goblins and the latest comic, while fine, doesn't really drop anything that we didn't already know so there's not much to discuss.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also, you know, he can always discuss oots instead of complaining.

        On that note: does anybody have The Origin of PCs? Was it ever scanned?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't even need to scan it, there's an official PDF version. Don't know if it's been shared though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of people have asked but I don't think it's available in ways other than paying for it easily (some of the others are). It's apparently in some libraries around the world though lmao, maybe if you live close to one of those you can read it for free

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This may vary from country to country, but as a rule libraries will happily borrow from other libraries if you're looking for something that's not in their own collection. You'd be surprised what they can dig up for you if you just ask.

            Hard not to bring it up when they were more or less from the same era of webcomic. You know what's weird is that Unsounded never enjoyed the same level of notreity in /tg/. It had its day but it didn't quite have the lasting power. Maybe its because of the lack of tabletop callbacks?

            [...]
            [...]
            I pirated it at some point before my HDD failed so its definitely out there. I wouldn't bother, Its pretty basic. Maybe read start of darkness instead if you hadn't, you'll nab a direct download if you google it.

            Unsounded's plot and lore is a little too complicated for people to get into easily, and ironically I think the updates are too frequent and reliable for people to want to dedicate threads to them.

            Also the election tourists kept getting triggered by all the black people.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hard not to bring it up when they were more or less from the same era of webcomic. You know what's weird is that Unsounded never enjoyed the same level of notreity in /tg/. It had its day but it didn't quite have the lasting power. Maybe its because of the lack of tabletop callbacks?

      Don't even need to scan it, there's an official PDF version. Don't know if it's been shared though.

      Also, you know, he can always discuss oots instead of complaining.

      On that note: does anybody have The Origin of PCs? Was it ever scanned?

      I pirated it at some point before my HDD failed so its definitely out there. I wouldn't bother, Its pretty basic. Maybe read start of darkness instead if you hadn't, you'll nab a direct download if you google it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unsounded
        Wasn't that the one about the undead wizard and the gremlin e-boi? Why would it have notoriety on /tg/? It was a fantasy webcomic, not a D&D webcomic, and the art and writing were at the very least good enough to not get mocked over.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Unsounded
        I remember that name. Is it finished? Can we still read it?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I left the comic when they resurrected the fighter guy. What has happened since? Is it worth reading it or is it just a habit for you people?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worth reading, the primary complaint is the glacial update schedule. Very short version is the cleric got turned into a vampire because a god of death wants to end the universe and use all the souls to become stronger in the next universe the gods make. Xykon doesn't realize the gods are going to end the world if he fucks with the gate too much. Lots of intricate traps have been laid but we haven't really seen a payoff for the setup yet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Man, I was hoping Durgon (?) would get his happy ending (death and return to his homelands). I don't like what you shared. Thanks.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Durkon did, in fact have a happy "ending". In the sense that he returned to his homeland and people there like and respect him, once the whole vampire business got resolved. The comic, and Durkon's adventure continue, of course.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ngl I've been digging this story arc. Also the bugbear chick is bae.

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