History Comicstrip / KnightsOfTheDinnerTable

7th Dec '16 12:51:56 PM GoblinCipher
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* RuleZero: B.A. gave up trying to invoke this which is part of the reason the Knights got away with so much in the early strips. He's since gotten a backbone.

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* RuleZero: Hackmaster ''explicitly'' does not have a Rule Zero (see SeriousBusiness, below). This is one reason the players can get away with so much, though in the early strips B.A. gave up trying to invoke this which is part being a doormat didn't help matters. B.A. has started developing more of the reason the Knights got away with so much in the early strips. He's since gotten a backbone.backbone, though.
20th Aug '16 6:01:30 AM CharlesPhipps
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* '''Sara Felton''': B.A.'s cousin. The only one at the table who [[TheRoleplayer actually role-plays]], and the [[WomenAreWiser straight]] [[TheChick woman]] of the group. She tends to play non-{{Stripperiffic}} female barbarian characters, such as '''Zayre''' and '''Thorina'''.

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* '''Sara Felton''': B.A.'s cousin. The only one at the table who [[TheRoleplayer actually role-plays]], and the [[WomenAreWiser straight]] [[TheChick woman]] of the group. She tends to play non-{{Stripperiffic}} female barbarian characters, such as '''Zayre''' and '''Thorina'''.
'''Thorina.'''
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20th Aug '16 5:59:34 AM CharlesPhipps
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'''''Knights of the Dinner Table''''' (often abbreviated '''''[=KoDT=]''''') is a long-running comic series by Jolly Blackburn about a group of [[TabletopGames Tabletop RPGers]], composed of:

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'''''Knights of the Dinner Table''''' (often abbreviated '''''[=KoDT=]''''') is a long-running comic series by Jolly Blackburn about a group of [[TabletopGames Tabletop RPGers]], composed RPGers]]. It is also the name of the magazine in which the comic currently runs, and has run since departing the pages of ''Shadis'' and later ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazines. The magazine also features other gaming and fantasy comics, such as ''ComicStrip/SnarfQuest'', reviews, role-playing scenarios, and various other gaming-related content. Blackburn also did a series of shorts for the first thirteen issues of Palladium Books' magazine ''The Rifter.''

KODT has a spin-off strip called ''Java Joint'' that runs in the fantasy magazine ''Black Gate''. ''Java Joint'' centers on the (mis)adventures of a book club consisting of Sara, Patty and Tank.

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''Knights of the Dinner Table'' is also the name of the magazine in which the comic currently runs, and has run since departing the pages of ''Shadis'' and later ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazines. The magazine also features other gaming and fantasy comics, such as ''ComicStrip/SnarfQuest'', reviews, role-playing scenarios, and various other gaming-related content. Blackburn also did a series of shorts for the first thirteen issues of Palladium Books' magazine ''The Rifter''.

KODT has a spin-off strip called ''Java Joint'' that runs in the fantasy magazine ''Black Gate''. ''Java Joint'' centers on the (mis)adventures of a book club consisting of Sara, Patty and Tank.
2nd Jul '16 4:09:15 AM Pennyforth
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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the Periodic Table), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H
O, as in hydrogen and oxygen) from an ocean planet and cracking it into its constituent elements.

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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the most abundant Periodic Table), element known to man), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H
O, as in hydrogen and oxygen) from an ocean planet and cracking it into its constituent elements.
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2nd Jul '16 4:05:54 AM Pennyforth
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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the Periodic Table), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H



* HumanMail: 'Operation: Pig in a Poke' involves shipping Bob inside a crate to Hard 8 Enterprises so he can download command words from Tulley's computer. The plan starts to unravel when Brian can not afford to send the crate overnight express, so he opts to send it freight instead.
* HumanNotepad: Brian carves his character's spells into the backs of Bob and Dave's characters so he could always have access to spells.

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* HumanMail: 'Operation: Pig in a Poke' involves shipping Bob inside a crate to Hard 8 Enterprises so he can download command words from Tulley's computer. The plan starts to unravel when Brian can not afford to send balks at the cost of sending the crate overnight express, so he opts to send it freight instead.
* HumanNotepad: Brian carves has his character's spells into tattooed onto the backs of Bob and Dave's characters so he could always have access to spells.
11th Jun '16 1:11:28 AM Pennyforth
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* {{Jerkass}}: Every character has held the "Jerkass ball" at some point or another, with Bob, Stevil, and Pete being the most common. Brian often falls into this trope as well though less frequently in later issues.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Every character has held the "Jerkass ball" at some point or another, with Bob, Stevil, and Pete being the most common. common.
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Brian often falls into in and out of this trope on a regular basis, reaching new heights in 2015-2016 storylines where mistreatments of Bob for, ultimately, Brian's own personal gain include:
*** Convincing Bob to allow himself to be mailed
as well though less frequently a first class package to infiltrate Gary Jackson Games' warehouse. Brian then balks at the cost of first class (''after'' Bob has been sealed in) and pays the cheapest rate instead, leaving "the package" to be lost in later issues.the mail long enough for Bob's food supplies to run out and lose contact with Brian when his cell phone battery dies.
*** Almost immediately after the resolution of the above, convincing Bob to hand over his and Sheila's rent payment for a questionable-at-best "investment opportunity"--an act which has seemingly ended Bob and Sheila's relationship.
11th Jun '16 12:59:46 AM Pennyforth
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** Possibly a ShoutOut to the incident in 1990 where the Secret Service actually raided the offices of [[Creator/SteveJacksonGames Steve Jackson Games]], under the mistaken belief that the ''GURPS Cyberpunk'' roleplaying game handbook in development was in fact a manual for real-life cyber-criminals.
6th Jun '16 1:08:58 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* CrazyPrepared: Brian

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* CrazyPrepared: BrianBrian, ''all the time''. To give one example, in case his character gets his hands on a Wish Spell, Brian has a pages-long carefully written run-on sentence in his briefcase which is designed to grant his character true immortality. He has even had the document reviewed by an actual paralegal. BA and his fellow Gamemasters cannot find a flaw in the wish, but Brian's PC becoming immortal means that a previously restrained god has the right to destroy him. EVEN THEN this only triggers a clause that undoes the effects of the wish and gives Brian 25,000 gp.
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