Results 1 to 26 of 26
  1. - Top - End - #1
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Welcome to The Stick Awards II: Second Edition!

    The Stick Awards are handed out to the best strips of all time as chosen by our fellow Playgrounders.

    Over the next few days, we're taking a bit of a break and entering The Best of the Hundred Tournament for Comics #501 - #600 as we take the time to decide which of the strips really are the best of best.

    For full details about the Stick Awards, and any questions about them, please check out the main thread here.

    To read more about the original Stick Awards, created by Nazzo, the 102nd, please read his thread here.

    To vote in this thread, simply state which comic of the five listed is your favorite. Bolding the number of the comic (Like this) helps it stand out.

    Voting, which only lasts five days during the Best of the Hundred Tournament will close on October 15th, 4pm EDT. Any votes made after that will NOT count toward the totals.

    The winner of this semi-final will go on to the finals which will be held after the second semi-final is done. The two strips that get the most votes during the semis that DIDN'T win, will also reach the finals. So voting is extra special important this time around, as it will determine who the 'Wild Card' entrants are.

    Last week, 593 Another Choice faced its final fate with a quiet dignity and decided it would rather face whatever laid beyond it then and there. As it turns out, its reward was securing the final placement in the Best of the Hundred Tournament.

    Once again we turn to the best of the best. But which will be the best of the best of the best? We find that out by your votes. So join us all now in voting for.....

    ................THE STICK AWARDS II:
    BEST OF THE HUNDRED TOURNAMENT (501-600)
    ..............(Semi-Final #1)

    Vote, vote, vote, vote for the best of The Order of the Stick strips by voting in....
    The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
    Voting is now underway for
    the Best of the Hundred Tournament (501-600 [FINALS])
    __________________________

    No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style - Jhereg Proverb

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Troll in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    530 > 505 = 550 > 520 > 538
    Last edited by Gift Jeraff; 2014-10-10 at 03:07 PM.
    THE SCRYING SENSOR AT THE END OF STRIP #698 WAS ZZ'DTRI'S (SOURCE)

    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by martianmister View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    elan: dad plz dont kill roy
    tarquin: ok
    Damn it! Now I have to rewrite the script for #917.
    Spoiler: NSFW
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show
    Spoiler
    Show

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Bird's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    I'll take 538.

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    RedWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Skyron, Andromeda
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    So, I didn't vote for any of these in the rounds of 10. Interesting. However, looking back on it I think I should have gone with #520 in that round, so I will vote for that one.
    Jaxzan

    How vampires work in OOTS.

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    Killer Angel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northern Italy
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    O-Chul, forgive me.
    538, by a very small margin.
    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. (W.Whitman)


    Things that increase my self esteem:
    Spoiler
    Show
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiyanwang View Post
    Great analysis KA. I second all things you said
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeYounger View Post
    Great analysis KA, I second everything you said here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryu_Bonkosi View Post
    If I have a player using Paladin in the future I will direct them to this. Good job.
    Quote Originally Posted by grimbold View Post
    THIS is proof that KA is amazing
    Quote Originally Posted by PairO'Dice Lost View Post
    Killer Angel, you have an excellent taste in books
    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    Historical zombies is a fantastic idea.

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Planetar

    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550 gets my vote.

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    littlebum2002's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    O-chul FTW
    550

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    ChristianSt's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Germany

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    I like O-Chul/MiTD, but I vastly prefer 549, so I will not vote for 550.

    I don't think it is really that strong, but I'm in the mood to vote for 538 - Fiend or Foe?.

    Problems with [table]?
    All you want to know about [table]!
    The Order of the Stick
    Kickstarter Reward Collection

    Last updated: 2014/09/10 - Containing:
    16 Stick it to You, 3 Stick it to My Family, 39 Signature Doodles

    Custom Avatar made by the Giant.

    Thanks!

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Jasdoif's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Oregon, USA

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Looks like a batch of relatively weak strips to me....Fortunately, that makes it easy to go with the last panel of 505.
    Feytouched Banana eldritch disciple avatar by...me!

    The Index of the Giant's Comments III - We've Left a Banana In Charge
    (this banana, specifically)

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Mike Havran's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central Europe
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Compared to previous semis, this one is not such a contest. #538 it is.
    All thanks to half-halfling for the avatar.

    There must be some sense of order - personal, political or dramatic - and if no one else is going to bring it to this world, I will.

    Silent member of Zz'dtri's #698 Scrying Sensor Explanation Club.

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Wenham, MA, USA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Ehhh, these are all pretty good, but no all-time favorites here. Definitely a slow portion of the arc.

    I'm going to go with 550: +1 BFF, because of the sweet ending. It might not be one of the greatest strips in the arc, but it's one of the most lovable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    When Durkon gets hungry, he'll come through the OotS-verse's notoriously fragile fourth wall and dine on the people who have called him something goofy.

  12. - Top - End - #12
    Orc in the Playground
     
    BlueWizardGirl

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Victoria, Canada
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550: +1 BFF, no contest. It's completely heartwarming, a great moment for both characters, and and an exemplar of what a paladin should be like.

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Troll in the Playground
    Join Date
    Aug 2009

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    I'm going with 550. Tough, but in hindsight it is probably the most important to the plot of these five.
    Spoiler
    Show
    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.

    Extended Signature

  14. - Top - End - #14
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    zinycor's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Belkar killing is always amazing :D
    thog is the champion, thog's friends! and thog keeps on fighting to the end!

    Thanks to zimmerwald for the amazing avatar

  15. - Top - End - #15
    Orc in the Playground
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sweden
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550 gets my vote.

  16. - Top - End - #16
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    GnomeWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    I'll take one order of 550 please.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vorteld View Post
    I'm sorry if this is showing a complete lack of respect for the gravity of the situation, but...

    AH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!

    That was priceless.

  17. - Top - End - #17
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    oppyu's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550

    Only one that really comes off as deserving here. The others are just silly strips of varying humour with a side of 'Hey, Celia is actually pretty badarse'.

  18. - Top - End - #18
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    HalflingPirate

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    I'll throw in a vote for 550 sure

  19. - Top - End - #19
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    DaggerPen's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Here.
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550 for me.
    I am: Neutral Good: -2 chaos, -21 evil and 15 balance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Kommander View Post
    Heartless? Those flaming letters spelled ELAN! How many sons can honestly say their father has murdered dozens of human beings just to show how much they care?

    Tarquin's fatherly love is truly unique... or at least I hope it is!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    First, I'm impressed that this topic went so far off topic that it ended up back at The Order of the Stick.
    Can't find the strip you're looking for? Head on over to OOTS Strip Summaries!

  20. - Top - End - #20
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    ElfRangerGuy

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Coventry, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    As 550 seems to be destined for an easy way through, I'll try to boost 505 to the grand finale of this century.

  21. - Top - End - #21
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    WhiteWizardGirl

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550bfhfvfvgfvbvbbvvtvt
    Spoiler
    Show

  22. - Top - End - #22
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Emperordaniel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Somewhere I've never been
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550. O-Chul would be disappointed if I voted otherwise.
    group hug!
    Hold person.
    ...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    You forgot that the half-orc cleric who researched it is Redcloak's niece.
    Spoiler: Past Avatars
    Show


    Awesome elf cleric avatar made by Kurien. Many thanks!

  23. - Top - End - #23
    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    thatSeniorGuy's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Wolf's Haven
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    550, spent all of 10 seconds to make that decision.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    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!

  24. - Top - End - #24
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    zinycor's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2013

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    538 belkar all the way
    thog is the champion, thog's friends! and thog keeps on fighting to the end!

    Thanks to zimmerwald for the amazing avatar

  25. - Top - End - #25
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Imp

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Happily 538.
    Was vernünftig ist, das ist wirklich; und was wirklich ist, das ist vernünftig. (G.W.F.H.)

  26. - Top - End - #26
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    NinjaGuy

    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Re: The Stick Awards II: Second Edition (BotH [#0501-#0600]) [Semi #1]

    Gotta admit, I was shocked at the early returns in this vote. Not a single vote for what I considered the runaway favorite in the first four votes, and it didn't pull into the lead until the vote got into the teens.

    Just goes to show why one should wait until all the votes are in before seeing how things will go.

    For me, there are some excellent strips here. Darkblood Gloomgloom is particularly hilarious. But nothing can compare with the sublime, at times quiet, brilliance of 550. It, IMO, is absolutely deserving to move on to the finals. And, perhaps, depending on how things shake out, the Best of the Thousand.

    But that will be decided in a bit. For now, I am content to vote for it here.

    And with that.....

    VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!

    550 - +1 BFF is the winner of this semi-final! It now moves on to the finals for the Best of the Hundred tournament (501-600).

    538 - Fiend or Foe? is currently holding down Wild Card spot #1 with 6 votes and 505 - ...Or We Will All Stick Separately is currently holding down Wild Card spot #2 with 2 votes.

    Full Results are as follows:

    .............THE STICK AWARDS II:
    ..BEST OF THE HUNDRED TOURNAMENT
    ......... (501-600 | Semi-Final #1)

    Comic Number Votes Received Vote Percentage
    505
    2
    8.33
    520
    1
    4.17
    530
    1
    4.17
    538
    6
    25.00
    550
    14
    58.33


    Please join us as we continue this Best of the Hundred tournament, in this thread here.
    Last edited by Porthos; 2014-10-15 at 03:01 PM.
    Vote, vote, vote, vote for the best of The Order of the Stick strips by voting in....
    The Stick Awards II: Second Edition
    Voting is now underway for
    the Best of the Hundred Tournament (501-600 [FINALS])
    __________________________

    No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style - Jhereg Proverb

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •