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    Welcome to the OOTS By Page Count project!

    The purpose of this thread is rather simple: Document the progress of the current book of The Order of the Stick page by page, as well as compare it to already published books.

    "Why do we need this though, Porthos?" I hear you ask. Well, strictly speaking, we don't. But as story arcs go on, people start asking "When do you think this book will end?" and "Well, X number of comics have passed, so I bet we're real close to the end soon," even though there is little correlation between the size of books and the number of comics posted.

    Which brings us to the second reason for the existence of this thread: To let people know how many pages have been posted in the latest book, as opposed to the number of comics that have been posted. They may be the same for quite a while. But as time goes on, the numbers will diverge. And many people have said it was useful to know what is the current size of the latest book.

    Plus it's fun to make comparisons to the current page count and the size of the latest book.

    This project is a continuation of a similar project that arose to document the progress of Blood Runs in the Family, but this time in a dedicated thread that will (hopefully) last the run of the comic and not be tied to any particular book. The first post of this thread will be continuously updated with the latest page count as soon as I have the time to update it.

    Please also use this thread for any speculations about the size of the current book and/or yet to be printed books, where chapter breaks might occur, or anything else that might go along that vein. Discussion helps drive interest in the thread, after all. And also feel free to post the current 'Basic Block' as comics go up, if no one else has.

    However, to respect the wishes of The Giant (as well as the board rules) please Do Not speculate on how much a current or future book might cost or speculate on how the size of the book might help/harm Rich's business model. Rich as said time and time again that he doesn't want people speculating on such things, and I'd like this thread to stay open.

    With that out of the way, here is the latest count as things currently stand.

    Basic Block

    As of 963
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    17
    21
    ???
    ???

    51 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.



    Advanced Blocks

    Compilation Books as of 962
    Book Online Strips Online Pages Bonus Strips Chapters Commentary Pages* Other Xtras** Total Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    18
    5
    8.5
    6
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    12
    10
    16
    9
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    14
    8
    15.5
    8.5
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    17
    9
    12.083
    7.917
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    16
    18
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???

    Print Only Books
    Book Comic Pages Chapters Commentary* Other Xtras** Total Pages
    OtOoPC
    66
    n/a
    2
    4
    72
    SoD
    107
    n/a
    2
    3
    112
    SS&DT
    97.5
    4
    5.175
    5.325
    112

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    US
    12
    1
    13
    H&J
    25
    1
    26


    NOTES
    * Commentary includes the Author Commentaries, Forewards, Introductions, and 'In Character' Prefaces
    ** Other Xtras includes, when applicable, the Recap Strips, Cast of Characters Pages, Character Drawings, Blank/Book Information Pages, Promos, and Various Other Miscellanea.
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    Book five is called "It Runs In The Family", if that helps you. IRITF?
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    Ya know? I think I'd about kill Rowling if she wasn't holding me hostage with that last book of hers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS Oceanic View Post
    Book five is called "It Runs In The Family", no if that helps you. IRITF?
    I thought it was "Blood Runs in the Family". If you highlight the blank space in the table, you'll see BRitF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    I thought it was "Blood Runs in the Family". If you highlight the blank space in the table, you'll see BRitF.
    Whoops, I am the dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallavast View Post
    Ya know? I think I'd about kill Rowling if she wasn't holding me hostage with that last book of hers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS Oceanic View Post
    Book five is called "It Runs In The Family", if that helps you. IRITF?
    "Blood", not "It". And I put it in White Space in the OP because, technically Rich hasn't 'officially' announced it outside of his calendar. But I suppose I can take out the White Text and put it in normal like if people wish.

    ETA: Got semi-ninjaed while I was posting. Well, my explanation is new at least.
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    I think I'll restate my guess of 49.25 bonus strips for Book 5, since this is a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    I think I'll restate my guess of 49.25 bonus strips for Book 5, since this is a new thread.
    Sure, and I'll repost that there's good reason to expect a length divisible by 16.

    Link.

    Note that this doesn't apply to some Print On Demand tech, but does apply to most traditional publishers.

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    Glad to see the table from the other thread in it's own thread. Anyways, I'm guessing book 6 will be larger than DstP, but smaller than BRitF.
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    For quite a while now, I've been thinking about expanding the focus of this little count we've been doing. That is, break down the "Xtras" into various categories like the number of bonus strips, pages devoted to commentary, chapter splash pages and the like. I've long had this information stored on my home computer, but I've never gotten around to assembling it into something nicer for presentation here. Well tonight I had some down time, so I decided to finally create something that shows some more information about how the various books are structured. It doesn't contain all of the breakdowns, as it would just get too cluttered. But it shows the most important ones, IMO.

    At the same time, I found out that posters have discovered how to expand the functionality of coloring within our new tables. So I spent some more time playing around with some colors to find something that I liked. Or at least could tolerate until I find something better.

    Finally, because the completist bug bit me in full force tonight, I also decided to add the information about the two Kickstarter releases that are presently released. However, I decided to put that behind spoiler bars since it has only been released to a limited audience. If or when some/all of them are collected into a book (nicknamed "Book K" at the moment) I'll probably delete that stat block and throw it into the advanced, depending on just how many of them are in fact collected.

    If people feel like updating this thread when a new comic is up, don't worry about updating the "Advanced Blocks" if you don't want to. The "Basic Block" is all that really needs attention in the short term. The Advanced Blocks are more of a static project that only really needs to be updated when a new book comes out, or when a Kickstarter PDF is released.

    So with that, I give you what I call the "Advanced Blocks", which has already been edited into the OP. I have also altered the (what is now called) Basic Bloc to fit to the same pattern of colors.

    Advanced Blocks

    Compilation Books as of 947
    Book Online Strips Online Pages Bonus Strips Chapters Commentary Pages* Other Xtras** Total Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    18
    5
    8.5
    6
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    12
    10
    16
    9
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    14
    8
    15.5
    8.5
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    17
    9
    12.083
    7.917
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    1
    2
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???

    Print Only Books
    Book Comic Pages Chapters Commentary* Other Xtras** Total Pages
    OtOoPC
    66
    n/a
    2
    4
    72
    SoD
    107
    n/a
    2
    3
    112
    SS&DT
    97.5
    4
    5.175
    5.325
    112

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    PDF Comic Pages Cover Page Total Pages
    US
    12
    1
    13
    H&J
    25
    1
    26


    NOTES
    * Commentary includes the Author Commentaries, Forewards, Introductions, and 'In Character' Prefaces
    ** Other Xtras includes, when applicable, the Recap Strips, Cast of Characters Pages, Character Drawings, Blank/Book Information Pages, Promos, and Various Other Miscellanea.
    Also, the acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    Interesting new bits of information. I find it interesting that Book 2 has 10 chapters while Book 3 has only 8. Also, it looks like the number of bonus strips stays roughly the same, regardless of size (except in Book 1).
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    As of 948
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    2
    4
    ???
    ???

    68 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    As of 949
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    3
    5
    ???
    ???

    67 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    So far, book 6 has the highest value of online pages/online strips (5/3).
    The runner up is WaXP, followed by DstP, BRiF, NCfPB, and finally DCF.
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    Grod's Law: You cannot and should not balance bad mechanics by making them annoying to use
    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    If Orcus was a nesting doll, that would certainly make the whole thing work smoother. When you cast a level 1 summoning spell, you summon the little Orcus from the middle, but when you cast Gate, you get the really big Orcus that holds all the small Orcuses.

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    As of 950
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    4
    6
    ???
    ???

    66 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

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    Since I now own W&XP and DStP, I have realized how truly massive Book 5 will be. Does anyone have any rough estimates for the height of the thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
    How.... How is the title of a book a spoiler ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmeoaice View Post
    How.... How is the title of a book a spoiler ?
    Well, it hasn't officially been announced yet, so I guess Porthos is playing it safe in case some people don't want to find out until then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmeoaice View Post
    How.... How is the title of a book a spoiler ?
    I've been online since 1987, and in that time I've discovered that some people have might peculiar defintions of what is and isn't a spoiler. So for now...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    Well, it hasn't officially been announced yet, so I guess Porthos is playing it safe in case some people don't want to find out until then.
    Pretty much this. I may decide sometime along the way "the hell with it" and just strip out the white text and be done with it.
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    As of 951
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    5
    7
    ???
    ???

    65 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    As of 952
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    6
    8
    ???
    ???

    64 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    Basic Block

    As of 953
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    7
    9
    ???
    ???

    63 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    As of 954
    Book # of Online Strips # of Online Pages Xtra Pages Total Book Pages
    DCF
    121
    122.5
    37.5
    160
    NCftPB
    180
    197
    47
    244
    W&XP
    183
    242
    46
    288
    DStP
    188
    226
    46
    272
    BRitF
    274
    318.75
    ???
    ???
    Book 6
    8
    10
    ???
    ???

    62 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of On the Origins of PCs.

    NOTE: The acronym for Book Five has been been White Spaced for Spoilerphobes. Highlight the white space in the slot for Book Five to see it.
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    How long are you waiting before declaring BRiF to no longer be a spoiler? Until it is mentioned in one of the website's announcements? Until the book is actually available? An arbitrary time period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    If Orcus was a nesting doll, that would certainly make the whole thing work smoother. When you cast a level 1 summoning spell, you summon the little Orcus from the middle, but when you cast Gate, you get the really big Orcus that holds all the small Orcuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 137ben View Post
    How long are you waiting before declaring BRiF to no longer be a spoiler? Until it is mentioned in one of the website's announcements? Until the book is actually available? An arbitrary time period?
    All things being equal, website announcement. But if I get sick and tired of spoilerizing it elsewhere or if I see it enough in other places/discussions, I may just decide to throw up my virtual hands and just go ahead and stop whitespacing it.

    IOW, basically what the Wisdom of Crowds decides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    All things being equal, website announcement. But if I get sick and tired of spoilerizing it elsewhere or if I see it enough in other places/discussions, I may just decide to throw up my virtual hands and just go ahead and stop whitespacing it.

    IOW, basically what the Wisdom of Crowds decides.
    ....and I forgot that quoted white-space is automatically visible. Oh well, I guess I just pushed us one step closer to it being common knowledge
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    I think we might be at our first potential chapter break here. Feels as good as time as any for a break in narrative. Either a forward shift in time, or a scene shift to other characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
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    I think we might be at our first potential chapter break here. Feels as good as time as any for a break in narrative. Either a forward shift in time, or a scene shift to other characters.
    A dangling Belkar might be a cliffhanger - but I don't see why a chapter break is appropriate here. I don't really know what events will come next, but a natural point would imo be the arrival at Tinkertown (which I think will take some time).

    Have you fought of potential round breakups for Book 5? I have done so myself, and I have a hard time to break them in small chunks. I would probably do something like this:

    1. (673-698) Desert shenanigans
    2. (699-709) Team Evil
    3. (710-774) Empire of Blood
    4. (775-822) Arena
    5. (823-833) Team Evil
    6. (834-898) Girard's pyramid
    7. (899-936) Advanced Escaping
    8. (937-946) Epilogue


    ups, seems that I hit post reply instead of preview :/

    Anyway I wanted to add some thoughts to it: I think the Team Evil/Epilogue splits are pretty easy. But I have a real hard time to split the other parts. I really think they are too long (though The Battle of Azure City was pretty long, too), but I just can't find a spot I'm really satisfied with.
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