The Order of the Stick: Utterly Dwarfed
The Order of the Stick: Utterly Dwarfed - Coming in December and available for pre-order now
Page 40 of 40 FirstFirst ... 153031323334353637383940
Results 1,171 to 1,199 of 1199
  1. - Top - End - #1171
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    what do you do when you're playing a game and the same boss, event, or situation has been repeatedly killing you for the past seven hours? You've tried every possible strategy, every outcome, every guide online, you've even tried a few things nobody else thought of, but no matter what you do, you just keep dying. And dying. and dying. Sometimes it's instant, you walk in, and are immediately dead. Sometimes you get SOO CLOSE to overcoming it, only to then be wiped out. No matter what you do, you can NOT beat this obstacle. you can NOT continue the game. you've tried looking for ways around it, another path or an item that you missed, but there isn't any. it's either beat this encounter, or stop playing.

    So what do you do?

    You stop playing, at least for a little while. Maybe pick up something else instead to help you cool off. Maybe you'll come back with a clear head, maybe you won't come back at all. either way, you're getting out of a stressful situation because it's actively hurting you.
    If other people were actively being hurt because I started playing that game? Then I guess I'd suck it up and power through no matter how bad it sucked. Being a good person isn't about doing what's best for yourself if other people get hurt as a result. El's not some innocent bystander. She's complicit in helping create a situation where other people are dying. She helped the Toaster gather power and resources, and she also walked away when she could have helped Ardon stop him. Now she's still running from the situation and whining that she might have to deal with it one day.
    That's her right to do...but it's not the right thing to do.
    Last edited by Anteros; 2019-04-12 at 03:22 PM.

  2. - Top - End - #1172
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold


  3. - Top - End - #1173
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Draconi Redfir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gobbotopia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    if you look ahead a few pages though, Odie was also knocked out/back during that encounter, and then taken away. Terry wasn't confirmed dead until a page or two later. i should read the page more.

    the lightning was bright though and Odie was probably focusing more on Krakaboom then the barkeep. so he might not have noticed.
    Last edited by Draconi Redfir; 2019-04-25 at 11:44 AM.
    Avy by Thormag
    Spoiler
    Show


  4. - Top - End - #1174
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Celestia's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canterlot, Equestria
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    if you look ahead a few pages though, Odie was also knocked out/back during that encounter, and then taken away. Terry wasn't confirmed dead until a page or two later. i should read the page more.

    the lightning was bright though and Odie was probably focusing more on Krakaboom then the barkeep. so he might not have noticed.
    Or he just figured that Terry coming back back to life in a world with resurrection magic isn't that crazy.

    Or maybe he thinks they're talking about a different person named Terry.

    Or someone pretending to be Terry, hence the air quotes.

    Really, there are quite a few explanations Odi could have come up with, so his lack of confusion is not unbelievable.
    Princess Celestia's Homebrew Corner
    Old classes, new classes, and more!

    Thanks to AsteriskAmp for the avatar!

  5. - Top - End - #1175
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Or he just figured that Terry coming back back to life in a world with resurrection magic isn't that crazy.

    Or maybe he thinks they're talking about a different person named Terry.

    Or someone pretending to be Terry, hence the air quotes.

    Really, there are quite a few explanations Odi could have come up with, so his lack of confusion is not unbelievable.
    I mean...the first explanation doesn't work because Ell never implied it was crazy. She just said that Terry left town after he got raised and Odie was surprised to learn that Terry died. Which I think also means it doesn't really make sense that he thought she was talking about a different person. I suppose it makes sense that he just didn't realize that Terry died in Dire's attack.

  6. - Top - End - #1176
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    We know he's not good at counting the skull ghosts. I guess he just missed it.

  7. - Top - End - #1177
    Ettin in the Playground
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Given the fact that everyone stopped posting I'm going to assume that I'm not the only one who feels like the comic desperately misses Ardon, and probably 45 as well. As nice as it is to have Odie back, he's just not entertaining enough to carry a comic the way Ardon was.

  8. - Top - End - #1178
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Draconi Redfir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gobbotopia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    i'm still enjoying the comic. there just hasn't been much discussion-worthy lately.
    Avy by Thormag
    Spoiler
    Show


  9. - Top - End - #1179
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    PirateCaptain

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    London, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Draconi Redfir View Post
    i'm still enjoying the comic. there just hasn't been much discussion-worthy lately.
    Likewise. This was never a particularly active thread to begin with (it started in 2015 and we're only on page 40).
    NB: While I never mean to offend anybody, sometimes the unfortunate combination of Aspergersism and the inherent difficulty of reading a situation through uninflected text over the internet get in the way of that goal. Please feel free to point out any social faux pas, inappropriate joke timing, etc.

  10. - Top - End - #1180
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    JumboWheat01's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    New York
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    While some of the OotS page threads can hit 40+ REALLY quickly.
    Nobody expects the Gnomish Inquisition!

    Avatar by linklele.

  11. - Top - End - #1181
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Onyavar's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by JumboWheat01 View Post
    While some of the OotS page threads can hit 40+ REALLY quickly.
    But few actually do, last I checked. But when they go through the roof, they do so quickly.

    While still following the comic, I don't see much that needs urgent analysis and immediate nerdy discussion.
    It's a nice development because there are less "OMG, why did Ardon do that, when will he finally bite the dust???" moments. He is dead now, good for him. I really hope that the apparition Odie had recently was just a figment of Odies' own imagination. I for one can live with a loooooong Ardon-free time.

    So they found more constructs (warforged? toasters?) dressed as animals and red-robed guys with nefarious plans. And Peanut went to the King of Whiteness who is a detached fool, apparently, to blab about Southern Crossing. Sure, why not. I'm okay with a story arc that slowly unfolds.

  12. - Top - End - #1182
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    SoCal
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Guess Odie didn't get to keep it as a possible pet. But it probably for the best since it could have been a bomb too.

  13. - Top - End - #1183
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Draconi Redfir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gobbotopia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    maybe with some Feywild tech, he could reactivate it as a familiar? :P
    Avy by Thormag
    Spoiler
    Show


  14. - Top - End - #1184
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    PirateCaptain

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    London, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    If you want an indication of how old this thread is, it was one of the first I ever posted in back when I joined the Playground. Also, a reply to said post:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizard Lord View Post
    Eh. I remember when "Mysterious Archer" first showed up there was at least one person trying to argue that it might not be Chandea.
    Whoever that person was, well done.
    NB: While I never mean to offend anybody, sometimes the unfortunate combination of Aspergersism and the inherent difficulty of reading a situation through uninflected text over the internet get in the way of that goal. Please feel free to point out any social faux pas, inappropriate joke timing, etc.

  15. - Top - End - #1185
    Eldritch Horror in the Playground Moderator
     
    The Glyphstone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Are we supposed to recognize this person?
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

  16. - Top - End - #1186
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    PirateCaptain

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    London, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Are we supposed to recognize this person?
    He's the Lord of Drakes, non-Chandea's father.
    NB: While I never mean to offend anybody, sometimes the unfortunate combination of Aspergersism and the inherent difficulty of reading a situation through uninflected text over the internet get in the way of that goal. Please feel free to point out any social faux pas, inappropriate joke timing, etc.

  17. - Top - End - #1187
    Eldritch Horror in the Playground Moderator
     
    The Glyphstone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Thankee kindly
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

  18. - Top - End - #1188
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Can someone explain to me the "skin crawl" pun, or are not supposed to get that yet?

  19. - Top - End - #1189
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Celestia's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canterlot, Equestria
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizard Lord View Post
    Can someone explain to me the "skin crawl" pun, or are not supposed to get that yet?
    I'm assuming it's referencing all the surgical body horror that we saw the Lord of Drakes do. Perhaps it goes further into a necromantic territory, so he could rip off someone's skin and then literally make it crawl.
    Princess Celestia's Homebrew Corner
    Old classes, new classes, and more!

    Thanks to AsteriskAmp for the avatar!

  20. - Top - End - #1190
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Draconi Redfir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gobbotopia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    i was going to explain the phrase "so and so makes my skin crawl" but then i saw the "pun intended" line... yeah not sure i get that.

    i know what the phrase "bob makes my skin crawl" means. not sure what the pun is.
    Avy by Thormag
    Spoiler
    Show


  21. - Top - End - #1191
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    PirateCaptain

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    London, UK
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Have we seen Dusky yet? If not, it's possible he's a Carrion Crawler or something.
    NB: While I never mean to offend anybody, sometimes the unfortunate combination of Aspergersism and the inherent difficulty of reading a situation through uninflected text over the internet get in the way of that goal. Please feel free to point out any social faux pas, inappropriate joke timing, etc.

  22. - Top - End - #1192
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Onyavar's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    My first thought right now was that a magical house rose from the ground, still covered in the aura.

    But really, this is El's sword, is it? And she's going to yell 'I am a paladin' and kill the dreamwalker?

  23. - Top - End - #1193
    Titan in the Playground
     
    Draconi Redfir's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gobbotopia
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Onyavar View Post
    My first thought right now was that a magical house rose from the ground, still covered in the aura.

    But really, this is El's sword, is it? And she's going to yell 'I am a paladin' and kill the dreamwalker?
    startin to look that wait ain't it?
    Avy by Thormag
    Spoiler
    Show


  24. - Top - End - #1194
    Bugbear in the Playground
    Join Date
    Nov 2013

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    So night hag visits Ardons head, that has the potential to end poorly.

  25. - Top - End - #1195
    Halfling in the Playground
     
    RedSorcererGirl

    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    biggrin Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrinar View Post
    So night hag visits Ardons head, that has the potential to end poorly.
    Yeah, poorly is one word for it.

  26. - Top - End - #1196
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Celestia's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canterlot, Equestria
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Is this some sorcerer stuff, or is Odi just a really active dreamer?
    Princess Celestia's Homebrew Corner
    Old classes, new classes, and more!

    Thanks to AsteriskAmp for the avatar!

  27. - Top - End - #1197
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Lizardfolk

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Is this some sorcerer stuff, or is Odi just a really active dreamer?
    I believe it is his sorcerer stuff given his comment about how he learned how to use charisma for something other than talking. More specifically it is the same stuff that he used to help Ardon lock away the nightmare spirit.

  28. - Top - End - #1198
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    DruidGuy

    Join Date
    Sep 2019

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Celestia View Post
    Is this some sorcerer stuff, or is Odi just a really active dreamer?

    Well, I just looked up the stat blocks for 4e night hags(and dream hags just in case), and it doesn't have anything to do with either of the abilities Mora used. I also have played sorcerers before, and I never saw anything like that happen. Looks like LoneStarNorth made a custom night hag for this one, and Odie has some dream powers from the nightmare spirit thing.
    So both Odie using some sorcerer stuff, and him having been a really active dreamer.
    Edit: this didn't come out the most coherent. I can't really think of how to make it more clear, but if anyone has any questions about what I was saying, I'll answer them (hopefully a lot more coherently).
    Last edited by PhyrexianShovel; 2019-09-21 at 10:25 AM.

  29. - Top - End - #1199
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    SoCal
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Will Save World for Gold

    Yikes, that can't be good. No matter how you slice it.

Posting Permissions

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