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The Order of the Stick: On the Origin of PCs

The Order of the Stick, Volume 0: On the Origin of PCs

Ever wonder how the Order of the Stick met? Or why on earth Roy would ever hire Elan? Or whether any of the OOTSers ever knew each other before the team formed? All of these questions and many others have been left annoyingly unanswered in the online edition of the Order of the Stick. But wait! Now you can know! Now your burning curiosity that borders on unhealthy obsession can at last be sated, with this original prequel story. Yes, travel back with Rich Burlew, creator of the popular gaming comic The Order of the Stick, as he unearths the secret origins of your favorite adventurers in the first all-new never-posted-on-the-internet version of OOTS. In The Order of the Stick: On the Origin of PCs, you'll discover the answers to all of the following questions:

  • How did Haley leave the employ of the Thieves' Guild?
  • Why was Durkon sent into human lands by the high priest of Thor?
  • Why did Eugene Greenhilt swear revenge on Xykon?
  • What was Roy like in Fighter College?
  • What ever happened to Elan's last employer?
  • What does Belkar really think of the Monk class?
  • Why DO they call themselves the "Order of the Stick"? (No, for real this time.)

Presented in 72 glossy pages of glorious black-and-white art (for that nostalgic "old movie" feel), the book also features a prefaces by the author and Redcloak the Goblin Cleric. The Order of the Stick: On the Origin of PCs is a must for any fan of the comic series. Well, any fan who doesn't want to be kept up nights worrying about the horrible, horrible truth about their favorite characters. Trust us—your sanity practically DEMANDS you own this book!

Note: Starting with the current printing, On the Origin of PCs is printed on 50% recycled paper approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Title: The Order of the Stick: On the Origin of PCs
Volume: 0
Author and Illustrator: Rich Burlew
ISBN13: 978-0-9766580-1-6
Format: 80 pages, black and white
First printing: August 2005
Current printing: 5th (November 2008)
Code: GIPOTS00
Price: $13.95
Availability: Currently available

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