History Fridge / TheOrderOfTheStick

11th Feb '17 11:13:19 PM trixus
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** Also most of those are [[AntagonistAbilities fitting to fight the group]]. Rogue with a bow? Catch arrows and stab someone else with it. Sneak Attack or Hold Person? Grapple and will save. Wizard? Choke them with a whip. Invisibility? He has a ring of True Seeing. Tarquin built himself as his team hard counter, he negates the others attack while his team strike the killing blow, probably what Malack meant by learning attrition form Tarquin.

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** Also most of those are [[AntagonistAbilities fitting to fight the group]]. Rogue with a bow? Catch arrows and stab someone else with it. Sneak Attack or Hold Person? Grapple and will save. Wizard? Choke them with a whip. Invisibility? He has a ring of True Seeing. Tarquin built himself as his team hard counter, he negates the others attack attacks while his team teammates strike the killing blow, probably what Malack meant by learning attrition form from Tarquin.
7th Feb '17 11:23:43 PM trixus
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** Also most of those are [[AntagonistAbilities fitting to fight the group]]. Rogue with a bow? Catch arrows and stab someone else with it. Sneak Attack or Hold Person? Grapple and will save. Wizard? Choke them with a whip. Invisibility? He has a ring of True Seeing. Tarquin built himself as his team hard counter, he negates the others attack while his team strike the killing blow, probably what Malack meant by learning attrition form Tarquin.
6th Feb '17 8:10:21 AM Gosicrystal
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* Vaarsuvius is [[InsistentTerminology very insistent]] that shi did not [[DealWithTheDevil sell hir soul to fiends]], but that it was "[[NoExceptYes a fixed-term lease with an occupancy date yet to be determined]]". Turns out that description was even more accurate than V knew. Except that it's three separate fixed-term leases, with two of the options still available to be exercised in the future.

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* Vaarsuvius is [[InsistentTerminology very insistent]] that shi did not [[DealWithTheDevil sell hir soul to fiends]], but that it was "[[NoExceptYes "[[DistinctionWithoutADifference a fixed-term lease with an occupancy date yet to be determined]]". Turns out that description was even more accurate than V knew. Except that it's three separate fixed-term leases, with two of the options still available to be exercised in the future.
13th Nov '16 11:33:21 PM Discar
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* Nale's overly-complicated multiclass setup is a joke that works on two levels. On the surface, it just goes along with his love for complexity. But as explained by someone who understands ''D&D'' better than I do -- his skillsets mean he's essentially ''a glorified bard.'' Also, the reason he has to use that complicated setup is because he's LawfulEvil, and Bards are not allowed to be Lawful.

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* Nale's overly-complicated multiclass setup is a joke that works on two levels. On the surface, it just goes along with his love for complexity. But as explained by someone who understands ''D&D'' better than I do -- his skillsets mean build means he's essentially ''a glorified bard.'' Also, the reason he has to use that complicated setup is because he's LawfulEvil, and Bards are not allowed to be Lawful.



* Jones the lawyer keeps Rodriguez around [[NeverMyFault so that Rodriguez can absorb all of his losses.]] This essentially means that Jones is ensuring that Rodriguez will never be able to work for anyone else again in the field of law just so that he always has a scapegoat for his own incompetence. The giant may be wrong about Jones being LawfulNeutral because that makes him come across as LawfulEvil.
** Conversely, it's possible Rodriguez's record wasn't that good to begin with, which makes the fact that he can work as a lawyer at all kinda dubious, but would imply a slightly less heartless story behind them. Slightly.

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* Jones the lawyer keeps Rodriguez around [[NeverMyFault so that Rodriguez can absorb all of his losses.]] This essentially means that Jones is ensuring that Rodriguez will never be able to work for anyone else again in the field of law just so that he always has a scapegoat for his own incompetence. The giant may be wrong about Jones being LawfulNeutral because that makes him come across as LawfulEvil.
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LawfulEvil. Conversely, it's possible Rodriguez's record wasn't that good to begin with, which makes the fact that he can work as a lawyer at all kinda dubious, but would imply a slightly less heartless story behind them. Slightly.
14th Sep '16 11:58:10 AM Twoeyesshort
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* Serini's Gate/Kraagor's Tomb/Monster Hallow is so effective because it incorporates elements of all the others' propositions on how to defend the gates. It's pretty fitting that the team's [[TheHeart Heart]] would be the one to pull AllYourPowersCombined on her defenses.
** Girard/Illusion and Misdirection: There are hundreds, maybe even ''thousands'', of doors in Kraagor's tomb, meaning that if any of them actually house the gate, all the rest of them are diversions. Especially tricky if ''none'' of them hide the gate, because the only way anybody would know would be if each and every door was meticulously searched (and if they survived that, we're looking at a PhysicalGod, so they'd be more than capable of screwing over/destroying the world without the aid of the gates anyway).
** Kim Soon/Honor: Serini's gate doubles as a memorial for Kraagor, and as such, she's honoring the dead.
** Dorukan/Arcane Power: Redcloak makes mention of the tomb being built in such a manner as to prevent someone like Xykon from performing a DungeonBypass on it, which requires some degree of arcane knowledge. Additionally, the tomb more than likely contains monsters with spells and spell-like abilities, and all those monsters have to come from ''some'' where, so if they're not repopulating naturally, magic's undoubtedly involved.
** Lyrian/Nature: Again, the monsters have to come from somewhere, and it's possible Serini's stock is replaced simply by allowing them to breed. If not that, there's the location of the tomb to consider, which is pretty well-protected as a result of general winter.
** Kraagor/Might: About as obvious as it gets, really. Kick in the door (any door), kill the monsters, get the loot.
1st Aug '16 8:26:08 PM Twoeyesshort
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** Double brilliance. The wizard that called him that was there to give V a divorce notice from his/her/its/whatever's mate, who knew V had made such a bargain. They likely told said wizard about it in the process, as a means of getting V to flip out.
29th Jul '16 4:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tarquin is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and flaunts this. He knows he's in a story, and wants to stick to that story as much as possible. If events unfold that don't follow the story, he will break down. However, his definition of "following the story" usually involves him and his immediate relatives taking center stage, and the other characters being forgotten about. If the story focuses on somebody else, he will unceremoniously kill them, and will stubbornly work his way into the story even if it no longer involves him. Tarquin is a ''railroading Game Master''. Just listen to some of his quotes listed in his entry under ControlFreak:

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* Tarquin is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, GenreSavvy, and flaunts this. He knows he's in a story, and wants to stick to that story as much as possible. If events unfold that don't follow the story, he will break down. However, his definition of "following the story" usually involves him and his immediate relatives taking center stage, and the other characters being forgotten about. If the story focuses on somebody else, he will unceremoniously kill them, and will stubbornly work his way into the story even if it no longer involves him. Tarquin is a ''railroading Game Master''. Just listen to some of his quotes listed in his entry under ControlFreak:
28th Jul '16 2:57:34 PM Twoeyesshort
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** Conversely, it's possible Rodriguez's record wasn't that good to begin with, which makes the fact that he can work as a lawyer at all kinda dubious, but would imply a slightly less heartless story behind them. Slightly.
23rd Jul '16 9:35:36 AM DannWoolf
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* if you think about it, had on [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0137.html this page]] elan managed to get banjo raised to godhood then [[spoiler: banjo could have broken the tie as elan suggested on [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1027.html this page]] and they wouldn have to race to stop Durkon.]]
7th Jul '16 5:32:48 PM VajraYaksa
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** How does he knows that? Elan mentions his mothers' [[spoiler:collection of Julio's pictures]]. Do you see his expressions? He knows.
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