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  1. - Top - End - #211
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    Basic Block

    As of 1064
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    118
    151.5
    ???
    ???

    9 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools



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    Compilation Books as of 1064 and Blood Runs in the Family
    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
    320
    16
    10
    14
    8
    368
    Book 6
    118
    151.5
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???

    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

    Other OOTS Comics Yet To Be Compiled (Kickstarter & Gygax Magazine)
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    US
    12
    1
    13
    H&J
    25
    1
    26
    SA
    16
    1
    17
    Gygax
    6
    n/a
    6


    NOTES
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    ** Commentary includes the Author Commentaries, Forewords, Introductions, and 'In Character' Prefaces
    *** Other Xtras includes, when applicable, the Recap Strips, Cast of Characters Pages, Character Drawings, Blank/Book Information Pages, Promos, Out of Continuity Bonuses, and Various Other Miscellanea.
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  2. - Top - End - #212
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    As of 1065
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    119
    152.5
    ???
    ???

    8 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
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  3. - Top - End - #213
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    As of 1067
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    121
    155.5
    ???
    ???

    5 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
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  4. - Top - End - #214
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    As of 1068
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    122
    156.5
    ???
    ???

    4 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
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  5. - Top - End - #215
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    As of 1070
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    124
    158.5
    ???
    ???

    2 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
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  6. - Top - End - #216
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    UPDATED FOR How the Paladin Got His Scar:

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    Basic Block

    As of 1070
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    124
    158.5
    ???
    ???

    2 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools



    Advanced Blocks

    Compilation Books as of 1070 and Blood Runs in the Family
    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
    320
    16
    10
    14
    8
    368
    Book 6
    124
    158.5
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???
    ???

    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

    Other OOTS Comics Yet To Be Compiled (Kickstarter & Gygax Magazine)
    Spoiler
    Show
    PDF Comic Pages Cover Page Total Pages
    US
    12
    1
    13
    H&J
    25
    1
    26
    SA
    16
    1
    17
    HtPGHS
    95
    1
    96
    Gygax
    6
    n/a
    6


    NOTES
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    ** Commentary includes the Author Commentaries, Forewords, Introductions, and 'In Character' Prefaces
    *** Other Xtras includes, when applicable, the Recap Strips, Cast of Characters Pages, Character Drawings, Blank/Book Information Pages, Promos, Out of Continuity Bonuses, and Various Other Miscellanea.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-05-15 at 09:27 PM.
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  7. - Top - End - #217
    Titan in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

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    As of 1071
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    125
    159.5
    ???
    ???

    1 page to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
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    A suggestion/query: Is there any particular reason why the names of the books need to be abbreviated in the tables? I suppose it's possible some of the longer ones could push the table to be too wide for the page unless there are line breaks, but that's not the case for all (and also, line breaks are a thing).

    While the main books are, just about, seen often enough in abbreviated form that they're recognisable, some of the others often take me a minute to figure out what they're referring to, especially when that title isn't in particularly widespread use (Spoiler Alert and Uncivil Servant in particular).

    At the very least it would be useful to have a key, to clarify which abbreviations correspond to which books.
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  9. - Top - End - #219
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    When Porthos was spelling out the titles, the rest of the chart was pretty much pushed off the screen.

    Is hovertext an option? That'll allow someone to see the title without cluttering the screen.

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    As of 1072
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    126
    160.5
    ???
    ???

    Book 6 is now greater than the size of Dungeon Crawlin' Fools
    84 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-05-28 at 01:02 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aedilred View Post
    A suggestion/query: Is there any particular reason why the names of the books need to be abbreviated in the tables? I suppose it's possible some of the longer ones could push the table to be too wide for the page unless there are line breaks, but that's not the case for all (and also, line breaks are a thing).

    While the main books are, just about, seen often enough in abbreviated form that they're recognisable, some of the others often take me a minute to figure out what they're referring to, especially when that title isn't in particularly widespread use (Spoiler Alert and Uncivil Servant in particular).

    At the very least it would be useful to have a key, to clarify which abbreviations correspond to which books.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    When Porthos was spelling out the titles, the rest of the chart was pretty much pushed off the screen.

    Is hovertext an option? That'll allow someone to see the title without cluttering the screen.
    It's a good point. Maybe I'll play with a test table somewhere and see how it looks on various screen widths.

    Alternatively, as suggested, I might go ahead provide a 'key' at the bottom of the post for all of the titles. If I don't like how things look on a table, I'm leaning in that direction right now.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-05-25 at 01:49 AM.
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  12. - Top - End - #222
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    And book six has now passed half the number of online pages as BRiF.

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    Just a heads up, your update for 1072 still says 1071.
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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Of course, now we're on 1073.

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    As of 1073
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    127
    161.5
    ???
    ???

    83 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
    Just a heads up, your update for 1072 still says 1071.
    It's a bit of a moot point as Roger pointed out, but thanks for the heads up. Fixed in prior post.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-05-28 at 01:03 PM.
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    Titan in the Playground
     
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    As of 1074
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    128
    163
    ???
    ???

    81 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
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    I've gotta ask: is anyone else more than a little satisfied that we got another half page so the total count is an integer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    I've gotta ask: is anyone else more than a little satisfied that we got another half page so the total count is an integer?
    A teeny bit.

    I'm sure that Rich set that page up back in 1051 as either a splash page/extended page (either there or in 1052) or left the half page intentionally blank for future commentary/extras.

    But until I know which, half page it stayed in the columns.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-05-29 at 05:17 PM.
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    As of 1075
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    129
    165
    ???
    ???

    79 pages to go until Book 6 is equal to the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-06-05 at 06:50 PM.
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    Have you considered tracking the "density" of strips? That is to say, the ratio of online pages / online strips. It's a bit interesting.

    Doing the calculation now (and rounding at the hundredths), I get:

    DCF: 1.01
    NCftPB: 1.09
    WXP: 1.32
    DSP: 1.20
    BRitF: 1.17
    current book: 1.28

    Overall total: 1.18.

    We see a clear transition from DCF to NCftPB and then into the WXP through BRitF "era", where the density, seriousness, and complexity of the story shot up. There's also a sub-transition from WXP to DSP, where density drops again; neither DSP nor BRitF have the same degree of full-book continuous plot on a single topic. The current book is clearly a visual transition, but how different is it structurally? Looks like it's quite different; there's been a transition away from the old-school 9-panel text-heavy format to an expansive, varied page layout featuring big atmosphere panels, which invariably leads to more pages per update, given that the Giant is giving us the same(ish) amount of story per update.

    I'd also be interested to see a breakdown by chapter. For example, I wonder if the Thieves' Guild was underdense compared to other sections around it online, and bulked out with the addition of the Grubwiggler raid (or maybe the reverse is true, or neither). I also wonder if the underdensity in BRitF is weighted towards the end / right after the Giant's thumb injury, since there are a couple of single-page updates in there that plausibly could have been a multi-page single update, but weren't, maybe because the injury would have slowed things down too much for that to work. It also looks like BRitF is dominating the average, which makes sense as it is about half again as long as the others in its "era".

    (memories of Andrew Hussie's "13 year break" hypothetical keep me thinking about this stuff)
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    As of 1076
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    130
    167.5
    ???
    ???

    77 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
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    Titan in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

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    Just went ahead and FINALLY put in an abbreviation key to the OP.

    Also went ahead and moved the Kickstarter and Gygax magazine blocks outside of a spoiler block. Not really sure why I even put it in there in the first place, to be honest. I did however put the abbreviation key in a spoiler block. Mostly for considerations of post length.

    Might still tweak it a bit, but for now this is how it looks, sans spoiler block:

    ABBREVIATION KEY
    Abbv Full Name of Book/PDF/Magazine
    DCF Dungeon Crawlin' Fools
    NCftPB No Cure for the Paladin Blues
    W&XP War and XPs
    DStP Don't Split the Party
    BRitF Blood Runs in the Family
    OtOoPC On the Origins of PCs
    SoD Start of Darkness
    SS&DT Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales
    US Uncivil Servant
    H&J Haleo & Julelan
    SA Spoiler Alert
    HtPGHS How the Paladin Got His Scar
    Gygax Gygax Magazine
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-06-16 at 04:49 PM.
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    Titan in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

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    As of 1078
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    132
    170.5
    ???
    ???

    74 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
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    BlueWizardGirl

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    Pretty notable that the book's already more than half the size of (online) Blood Runs in the Family, give that it doesn't feel even half done (even assuming that the Durkon plot is the core plot of this book and we won't get to the final Gate until Book 7, which seems like a good assumption at this point.).
    Last edited by LadyEowyn; 2017-07-02 at 10:10 PM.

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    RedWizardGuy

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    Sometimes that can be hard to judge, but yeah, it does look like Book 6 will make strong competition for the Longest Book award. Keep in mind that 132 strips in for BRitF was when the Order was fighting the Linear Guild for the first time, so there's still room for plenty of plot without surpassing BRitF. On the other hand, if the ratio of pages to strips keeps up it's current pace, it'll probably be larger than BRitF even if it has fewer strips.


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    On the other other hand, Rich has stated that BRitF ran too long and now has the experience of what happens when he doesn't pace himself properly. So it's still possible he's aiming to wrap this book up quicker than BRitF.
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    NinjaGuy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyEowyn View Post
    Pretty notable that the book's already more than half the size of (online) Blood Runs in the Family, give that it doesn't feel even half done (even assuming that the Durkon plot is the core plot of this book and we won't get to the final Gate until Book 7, which seems like a good assumption at this point.).
    I'd guess we're in the last stages of the Giants/mutiny plot. Prob no more than a handful of strips. Probably.

    Guessing at a rough framework for the rest of the book:

    Stop Durkula's plan.
    Problems stopping Durk.
    Live look-in w/Team Evil (could be placed at any time a Rich wants a cutaway for time passing)
    Durkula v Roy II: The Wrath of Greenhilt
    The Search for Durkon Durkon gets rezzed, glimpse at fallout from his internal trauma (more in book seven?)
    Team Evil breaks through, finds final gate.
    DUHN DUHN DUHHHHN.

    More or less. Seems about right for the half way point to me. Maybe even three-fifths, if the stopping Durkula's plan coincides with the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny between the two. Plenty of room for additional subplots. Like while we could guess that Tarquin and Roy/Élan would eventually butt heads, the Durkon becomes a vampire subplot came out of the blue.

    Mind, that doesn't mean the subplots will unfold the way we suspect. Again, we could guess that the Draketooth clan would be important, but not the way it unfolded. Going back two books, we could also guess that V getting more and more coo-coo for cocoa puffs would have consequences, but not necessarily THOSE consequences.

    If I had to guess at a 'surprise' subplot, it'd be Durkon doing something awesome to throw Durkula off his stride. After all, last time we saw the two, Durkon was in a really bad place mentally. Just get the feeling that something NEEDS to happen in this book to, ahem, rally his spirits. Even something as minor as an overhead comment from Roy (already foreshadowed to a degree by the new High Preist of Thor).

    Alright, I suppose that isn't a surprise subplot, per se. But I can see a dozen to two dozen strips devoted to Durkon regaining the upper hand in their mental battle, even though it doesn't lead to him 'controlling' his body. No, more a personal growth for Durkon and doing something to make Durkula make a critical error at a critical time, thus causing his downfall.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2017-07-04 at 01:40 AM.
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    We probably also have a page or two dealing with the damage to the Mechane. I wouldn't be surprised if the dwarves decide she's no longer airworthy and impound her until repairs are completed. It'd fit with their Lawful Stupid depiction.

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    Titan in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

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    As of 1081
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    135
    173.5
    ???
    ???

    71 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
    Ongoing: OOTS by Page Count
    Coming Soon: OOTS by Final Post Count II: The Post Counts Always Chart Twice
    Coming Later: The Stick Awards III: The Search for More Votes


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    Titan in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

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    Default Re: OOTS By Page Count

    As of 1083
    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
    320
    48
    368
    Book 6
    137
    175.5
    ???
    ???

    69 pages to go until Book 6 is greater than the size of No Cure for the Paladin Blues

    NOTE
    * A few Online Pages have been resized, reshuffled, and/or had very minor additions made to them. The "Online Page Count" will reflect how the Online Page best maps to a book regardless of any minor "book only" additional changes.
    Concluded: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
    Ongoing: OOTS by Page Count
    Coming Soon: OOTS by Final Post Count II: The Post Counts Always Chart Twice
    Coming Later: The Stick Awards III: The Search for More Votes


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