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    DwarfFighterGuy

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    Default Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Welcome to the first elimination round of the Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament, the tournament where the fans vote to determine their favorite set of 3 to ~60 strips! This Week's matchups:

    41. Pyramid Scheme (BRitF) vs. 42. Into the Sunset (BRitF)
    27. Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF) vs. 28. The Bandits (NCfBP)
    25. Face the Nation (BRitF) vs. 26. Blood Will Out (BRitF)
    35. Kill the Messenger (WaXP) vs. 36. Where Are They Now? (DStP)
    33. A Linear Plot (NCfBP) vs 34. Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP)

    The round closes at 9:00PM EST on Wednesday January 28th. Get out there and vote!

    Links to First Pages of Each Round:


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    1. Dues Elf Machina (DStP)
    2. The Battle for Azure City (WaXP)
    3. The Power of Balance (DStP)
    4. Obligatory Climactic Battle (BRitF)
    5. Heroism for Dummies (WaXP)
    6. All the Wrong Places (BRitF)
    7. Life After Death (BRitF)
    8. Q & A (WaXP)
    9. On a +9 Cloud (DStP)
    10. The Prisoner (DStP)
    11. Advanced Diversions & Distractions (DStP)
    12. The Villiage Idiots (NCfBP)
    13. Ready to Rumble (WaXP)
    14. The Collapse (WaXP)
    15. Fight Another Day (WaXP)
    16. Secondary Damage (DStP)
    17. Prize Fight (BRitF)
    18. The Order Introduced (DCF)
    19. The Linear Guild (DCF)
    20. Hot Dwarf-on-Dwarf Action (DCF)
    21. To Xykon! (DCF)
    22. Trial or Error? (NCfBP)
    23. Epilogue (NCfBP)
    24. A Toast to the New Year (WaXP)
    25. Face the Nation (BRitF)
    26. Blood Will Out (BRitF)
    27. Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF)
    28. The Bandits (NCfBP)
    29. Lizard Noises (NCfBP)
    30. Vilification (NCfBP)
    31. Turning Points (NCfBP)
    32. Inn and Out (NCfBP)
    33. A Linear Plot (NCfBP)
    34. Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP)
    35. Kill the Messenger (WaXP)
    36. Where Are They Now? (DStP)
    37. Return of the King, Baby (DStP)
    38. Mended Stick (DStP)
    39. Save Room for Desert (BRitF)
    40. Father, Sun, and Slaughter (BRitF)
    41. Pyramid Scheme (BRitF)
    42. Into the Sunset (BRitF)


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    1. This will be a single elimination Tournament with a seeding round at the start. Voting on each round will last 1 week typically close Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST. Generally, there will be multiple elimination matches voted on each week.
    2. The moderator (me) generally will not vote, except to break ties.
    3. Feel free to post as much or as little as you want explaining your vote, however, I would appreciate if you bold the round you are voting for. Votes will be counted as I am able to interpret them.
    RIP Durkon Thundershield, Cleric of Thor. As he travels to the afterlife, may his beard be e'er soaked in ale rather than Vomit. Thor watch over his soul.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Pyramid Scheme (BRitF)
    Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF)
    Blood Will Out (BRitF)
    Kill the Messenger (WaXP)
    Allies and Other Obstacles (NCftPB)
    How vampires work in OOTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oppyu View Post
    There is nothing more emblematic of this forum than three or four pages of debate between people who, as it turns out, pretty much agree with each other.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    41. Pyramid Scheme (BRitF) vs. 42. Into the Sunset (BRitF)
    27. Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF) vs. 28. The Bandits (NCfBP)
    25. Face the Nation (BRitF) vs. 26. Blood Will Out (BRitF)
    35. Kill the Messenger (WaXP) vs. 36. Where Are They Now? (DStP)
    33. A Linear Plot (NCfBP) vs 34. Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP)

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Pyramid Scheme (BRitF). Both options have some amazing scenes and some less interesting ones, but on the whole Pyramid Scheme has more strong moments, especially the discovery of the murdered Draketooths, V's breakdown, Durkon's fight with Malack, and Durkon's death.

    The Bandits (NCftPB). It's one of the more entertaining sequences of NCftPB and has a key character moment for Roy (where he starts being a real character rather than just Generic Leader Guy and straight man).

    Face the Nation (BRitF). I love Redcloak and I like Gobbotopia, with their textbooks and anthems and cute goblin kids and hydra-burgers.

    Kill the Messenger (WaXP). The argument between Redcloak and Miko is just fantastic, for the funny lines (mangled Star Wars quotes) the dramatic ones (Redcloak's "unnatural" monologue), and the ones that are a bit of both ("zero ranks in 'Knowledge: What The Hell You're Talking About' ").

    Allies and Other Obstacles (NCftPB). Both of the rounds in this category are fairly weak, but there's at least a good moment between Roy and his dad in this one.

    I'm curious about how you're doing the seeding. Isn't seeding generally used to pit the strongest teams (or plotlines in this case) against the weakest ones, so that - barring a dark horse victory - the strongest teams are generally facing each other in the final round? [E.g.: 42 vs 1; 41 vs 2; 40 vs. 3]. This seems to be pitting plotlines with sequential numbers - i.e., with similar levels of popularity - against each other, which means that the most popular plotlines will be facing off against each other in the earliest set of rounds, and will be up against weaker strips in the final rounds.
    Last edited by LadyEowyn; 2015-01-22 at 04:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    The seeding generally works in a more conventional way, however, right now I'm just doing the 10 match-ups that didn't qualify for first round byes. Things will make more sense once we get to round 2.
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    RIP Durkon Thundershield, Cleric of Thor. As he travels to the afterlife, may his beard be e'er soaked in ale rather than Vomit. Thor watch over his soul.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Into the Sunset
    The Bandits
    Blood Will Out
    Kill the Messenger
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    Pyramid Scheme has more strong moments, especially [...] Durkon's fight with Malack, and Durkon's death.
    Pyramid Scheme does not include that.
    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
    tarquin: ok
    Damn it! Now I have to rewrite the script for #917.
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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Into the Sunset
    Wacky Dungeon Hijinks
    Blood Will Out
    Where Are They Now
    Allies and Other Obstacles

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Pyramid Scheme - Mainly thanks to V.

    The Bandits - The comic sure has improved over time, huh? Which is a good sign.

    Blood Will Out - Face the Nation is good, but I think Blood Will Out is better.

    Kill the Messenger - Redcloak's interaction with Miko is interesting.

    Allies and Other Obstacles - The opposition is not that strong, which makes sense, considering it was seeded quite low.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Into the Sunset
    Wacky Dungeon Hijinks
    Blood Will Out
    Where Are They Now?
    Allies and Other Obstacles

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Pyramid Scheme does not include that.
    Ah, oops, that's in the next book. Oh well, the big V moment is still good enough for me to vote for it.
    Last edited by LadyEowyn; 2015-01-22 at 07:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Pyramid Scheme (BRitF)
    Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF)
    Face the Nation (BRitF
    Kill the Messenger (WaXP)
    Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP)
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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Pyramid Scheme (BRitF)
    Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF)
    Face the Nation (BRitF)
    Kill the Messenger (WaXP)
    Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP)

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    Default Re: Thread: The Ultimate Order of the Stick Plotline / "Round" Tournament: Round 1A.

    Voting is Closed. Sorry about the lateness.

    Results:
    41. Pyramid Scheme (BRitF) (6) vs. 42. Into the Sunset (BRitF) (3)
    27. Wacky Dungeon Hijinks (DCF) (5) vs. 28. The Bandits (NCfBP) (4)
    25. Face the Nation (BRitF) (4) vs. 26. Blood Will Out (BRitF) (5)
    35. Kill the Messenger (WaXP) (6) vs. 36. Where Are They Now? (DStP) (3)
    33. A Linear Plot (NCfBP) (1) vs 34. Allies and Other Obstacles (NCfBP) (8)

    A lot of close matchup and one... not so close. Next round will be up within an hour.
    RIP Durkon Thundershield, Cleric of Thor. As he travels to the afterlife, may his beard be e'er soaked in ale rather than Vomit. Thor watch over his soul.

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