History Webcomic / DMOfTheRings

3rd May '16 3:30:11 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** Played straight in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1091 strip LXXXVIII]].
3rd May '16 3:06:09 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Discussed when Gimli is searching the dead orcs for loot. Author's comment for the same strip provides one of the page's quotes, even.

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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: Discussed when Gimli is searching the dead orcs for loot. Author's comment for the same strip provides one of the page's quotes, even.
27th Apr '16 10:15:26 AM McJeff
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* CharacterAlignment: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Gimli states that he is]] LawfulGood. Legolas is supposed to be as well, but his BloodKnight tendencies make it dubious.

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* CharacterAlignment: Invoked. [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Gimli states that he is]] LawfulGood. Legolas is supposed ''supposed'' to be as well, but his BloodKnight tendencies make it dubious.tendency to declare an attack first and think later kind of ruin it.
24th Apr '16 3:11:43 PM Turge
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** Looting.
28th Mar '16 9:27:23 AM Flawedspirit
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Twice in as many strips! In ''[[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=673 XIII: Let's Not go There]]'', after the Fellowship ''inevitably'' devolves into nonstop Monty Python quotes, the exasperated DM finally shouts, [[MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Bloody peasants!"]] at them.
** The very next strip, (''[[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=675 XIV: Boring Distractions]]'') involves Legolas and Boromir's players [[MoodDissonance ruining the tension of their perilous climb up Mt. Cahadras]] by talking about whether they should upgrade their web servers to [[http://php.net PHP 5]]. Aragorn, ''of all people'' tries to get them back on track, only for the DM to join in on the PHP discussion.
18th Oct '15 9:16:11 PM Kuruni
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* AcceptableTargets: Hack'n'slash and munchkin players. Game masters who have ever had their players ask them to run an epic campaign only to watch those same players ruin that epic campaign by reverting almost immediately to whining and hack'n'slash will cheer on every one of the DM's {{Jerkass}} retributions against the players.



** Although every game master who has ever had his or her players ask for an epic campaign only to watch them immediately destroy the epic campaign they wanted when they revert to whining and hack'n'slash will not only cheer on the DM but marvel at his or her self-restraint.



* OnlySaneMan: The DM comes across as this until the players eventually drive him mad.
18th Oct '15 7:38:40 PM name_already_chosen
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* AcceptableTargets: Hack'n'slash and munchkin players. Game masters who have ever had their players ask them to run an epic campaign only to watch those same players ruin that epic campaign by reverting almost immediately to whining and hack'n'slash will cheer on every one of the DM's {{Jerkass}} retributions against the players.


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** Although every game master who has ever had his or her players ask for an epic campaign only to watch them immediately destroy the epic campaign they wanted when they revert to whining and hack'n'slash will not only cheer on the DM but marvel at his or her self-restraint.


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* OnlySaneMan: The DM comes across as this until the players eventually drive him mad.
30th Sep '15 4:10:20 PM DougSMachina
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--> '''DM:''' But you're dying! \\
'''Frank:''' Of my own free will!
30th Sep '15 4:09:07 PM DougSMachina
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--> '''DM:''' But you're dying! \\
'''Frank:''' Of my own free will!



* ImagineSpot

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* MythologyGag: The DM asks why Aragorn isn't using Andúril (the reforged sword of his ancestor). Aragorn asks when he got that and the DM realizes he forgot to give it to him at Rivendell, leading to a hasty visit from Elrond at the Rohirrim camp. This is a reference to the differences between the books (where Aragorn got Andúril at Rivendell) and the movie (where they had to have Elrond visit him at the camp).

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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The DM asks why Aragorn isn't using Andúril (the reforged sword of his ancestor). Aragorn asks when he got that and the DM realizes he forgot to give it to him at Rivendell, leading to a hasty visit from Elrond at the Rohirrim camp. This is a reference to the differences between the books (where Aragorn got Andúril at Rivendell) and the movie (where they had to have Elrond visit him at the camp).



* OffTheRails: [[DefiedTrope Defied by the DM]] most of the time, save for when the players get the drop on him. Like when [[spoiler:Legolas gets a critical/max damage and ends up [[OneHitKO OHKO]]-ing Gollum.]]

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* OffTheRails: [[DefiedTrope Defied by the DM]] most of the time, save for when the players get the drop on him. Like when [[spoiler:Legolas gets a critical/max damage and ends up [[OneHitKO OHKO]]-ing Gollum.scoring a OneHitKO on Gollum, removing him from the story before he really enters.]]
18th Sep '15 3:00:42 PM DougSMachina
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To a player whose rules are PlayTheGameSkipTheStory and RPGsEqualCombat, this would make for a frustrating game. But it makes a great comic.

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To a player whose rules are PlayTheGameSkipTheStory and RPGsEqualCombat, this would make for a frustrating game.game, and just as much or more for the DungeonMaster shepherding them through it. But it makes a great comic.



* AllThereInTheManual: The DM has most of the important story points in notes he wants the players to read, but of course they refuse.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The DM has most of the important story points in notes he wants the players to read, but of course they refuse. Late on, we discover that Aragon's player skipped his character's backstory. Under the comic, Shamus [[TheRant notes]] that role playing games are one of the few times when someone will need "the Cliff Notes of their own biography".
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