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    Default The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Greetings playgrounders, and welcome to
    The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament!
    Here, you can vote for your favorite of the first eight books in a double-elimination tournament. Each week I will post a new matchup. Vote in this thread, not by PM. You get one vote per person. If your post contains more than the name or abbreviation of the book's title, I ask that you bold your vote. Votes may take the form either of the book's title, the abbreviation, or the number.

    The Contestants
    Dungeon Crawling Fools
    No Cure for Paladin Blues
    War and XP
    Don't Split the Party
    Blood Runs in the Family
    On the Origins of the PCs
    The Start of Darkness
    Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales


    Although BRitF has not been released, I think that we have seen enough of it from the online strips to include it in the running.

    Last match was drawn out a bit, but that didn't stop Blood Runs in the Family from Familiciding erasingOn the Origins of the PCs out of the tournament.


    Current Bracket Standings: clicky!

    The Current Match:
    Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales
    vs. No Cure for Paladin Blues

    The loser of this match will be eliminated.

    The current match will end Saturday, June 21. Vote away!
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    Grod's Law: You cannot and should not balance bad mechanics by making them annoying to use
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    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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    Troll in the Playground
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Snips Snails Dragon Tales
    THE SCRYING SENSOR AT THE END OF STRIP #698 WAS ZZ'DTRI'S (SOURCE)

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    Mongolian hordes. Lots of lots of mongolian hordes. With a mongolian warrior chief. They will conquer Gobbotopia and rename it as Mongolitopia. Because that makes so much sense.

    Also ponies.
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    elan: dad plz dont kill roy
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Snips. How could we forget everyone's favorite Poochie-the-rockin'-dog-knock-offcompletely original character, Psteve?

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Yay, I can actually participate in this one! No Cure for the Paladin Blues. Sorry, Snips; you were enjoyable but not as much as NCftPB.
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    No Cure for the Paladin Blues.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Paladin Blues is a nice book, but Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales just has so much variety in it I have to go for it.
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    She was about to say "--this new place that just opened up, Starshinia, which was founded by a red-headed aasimar, but was just taken over by an Azurite fallen paladin turned blackguard. Apropos of nothing, I hear they just invented a new spell called Halflings Don't Have To Breathe."
    Fantastic avatar by the very generous and talented Kymme!

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    No Cure for the Paladin Blues
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    SSaDT - just all around a great diverse book.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    No Cure for the Paladin Blues. The point where the plot really gets moving and the characters get fleshed out beyond a single dimension. And I'm a fan of the way it shows Roy maturing: from realizing that he's wrong to use the party for his own ends, to recognizing that he's been sexist to Miko, to getting over his hostile relationship with his father enough to recognize that stopping Xykon is something to do because it's right, Blood Oath or no Blood Oath.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    I have to go with Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales. Favorite book of them all, and I am especially fond of the "invaders from the fourth edition dimension.
    The laws of physics are not crying in a corner, they are bawling in the forums.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    mmm... I'm not super excited about it, but I think I'll go with No Cure for the Paladin Blues
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    Great analysis KA. I second all things you said
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    Great analysis KA, I second everything you said here.
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    If I have a player using Paladin in the future I will direct them to this. Good job.
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    THIS is proof that KA is amazing
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    Killer Angel, you have an excellent taste in books

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Book Tournament, Round 9

    Voting is closed...
    and we have our first tie!

    I'll break the tie:
    One book is very funny, the other is funny and also sets up the story.
    The winner is No Cure for Paladin Blues!
    The next round is up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grod_The_Giant View Post
    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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