History Webcomic / DMOfTheRings

21st Apr '18 8:25:05 AM MrDeath
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* InexplicableTreasureChests: Defied and justified when the party asks whether there's any loot at Weathertop:
-->''It was a watchtower for crying out loud. Thousands of years ago when this place was '''brand new''' it had nothing of value. Nobody has come along '''since then''' and added treasure for you.''
14th Apr '18 5:38:23 PM StoneBasilisk
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* FlatScare: {{Defied}} when Gimli is gripped by the fear from the threshold of the paths of the dead. He claims that it really isn't that scary, and described his long adventures in what amounts to a Call of Cthulhu campaign - and that he'd only feel anxious should that thing show up.

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* FlatScare: {{Defied}} when Gimli is ([[{{Railroading}} said by the DM to be]]) gripped by the fear from the threshold of the paths Paths of the dead. Dead. He claims that it a dark cave entrance really isn't that scary, and described his long adventures goes on to describe [[NightmareFuel in what amounts great detail]] an EldritchAbomination he encountered in a horror-themed campaign.
-->Never try
to scare a Call of Cthulhu campaign - and that he'd only feel anxious should that thing show up. ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' player. [[NervesOfSteel Those guys are insane.]]



'''Gimli:''' I wouldn't worry about it. He already agreed to let Gandalf in with his staff, so it doesn't matter if we're armed or not.

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'''Gimli:''' I wouldn't worry about it. He already agreed to let Gandalf [[CanonSue Gandalf]] in [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy with his staff, staff]], so it doesn't matter if we're armed or not.
31st Mar '18 9:56:10 PM DragonQuestZ
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]] The defining characteristic of dwarves is that they are lawful. Well, the ''fourth'' defining characteristic, after low charisma, bearded women, and rampant alcoholism.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]] The defining characteristic of dwarves is that they are lawful. Well, it's actually the ''fourth'' defining characteristic, after low charisma, bearded women, and rampant alcoholism.
31st Mar '18 6:56:18 PM MrDeath
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]] The defining characteristic of dwarves is that they are lawful, well fourth defining, after low charisma, bearded women, and rampant alcoholism.

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]] The defining characteristic of dwarves is that they are lawful, well fourth defining, lawful. Well, the ''fourth'' defining characteristic, after low charisma, bearded women, and rampant alcoholism.
5th Mar '18 7:41:48 PM KBABZ
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* DwindlingParty: Thanks to the DM being such a killjoy, the players for the Hobbits get fed up and quit, and Boromir chooses not to get resurrected when he dies. Very soon it's just Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli.

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* DwindlingParty: Thanks to the DM being such a killjoy, the players for the Hobbits get fed up and quit, and Boromir chooses not to get resurrected when he dies. Very soon it's just Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli. Deliberately invoked so that the story can follow the adventures of the trio and ignore the two Hobbit storylines.
4th Mar '18 11:37:12 AM DragonQuestZ
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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=889 Lampshaded.]]

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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=889 Lampshaded.]]Lampshaded here]] in the author's notes.
-->“A player is never late, Dave. Nor is he early. He arrives precisly when the plot dictates he should.”



* WhileYouWereInDaipers: When Frodo complains about Gimli being TheRoleplayer, Gimli snipes the he'd been playing these games when the hobbits' players were just playing NES games.

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* WhileYouWereInDaipers: WhileYouWereInDiapers: When Frodo complains about Gimli being TheRoleplayer, Gimli snipes the he'd been playing these games when the hobbits' players were just playing NES games.
4th Mar '18 11:33:49 AM DragonQuestZ
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* AutomatonHorses: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1273 Discussed]]

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* AutomatonHorses: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1273 Discussed]]Discussed]] when Aragorn argues with the DM over whether their horses were brought with them since Moria.



* CampaignComic: This is the TropeMaker for RPG comics retelling other media.

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* CampaignComic: This is the TropeMaker for RPG comics retelling other media.media as though they were RPG campaigns.



* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]]

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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1189 Spoofed in strip CX.]]]] The defining characteristic of dwarves is that they are lawful, well fourth defining, after low charisma, bearded women, and rampant alcoholism.



* SchrodingersGun: Gimli in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1014 strip LXXIII]], when the dice fall in an unfortunate spot.

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* SchrodingersGun: Gimli in [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1014 strip LXXIII]], wonders if he is both alive and dead when the dice fall in an unfortunate spot.off the table and they can't see the results for a minute.
-->"Have I become some sort of UNCERTAINTY LICH?"



* TropeMaker: The [[CampaignComic "movie as an RPG" comic]].
4th Mar '18 11:22:29 AM DragonQuestZ
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%%* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone.

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Everyone.Often the players use this tone when calling out the dumb aspects of the campaign.



%%* TheRealMan: Aragorn

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%%* * TheRealMan: AragornAragorn prefers to fight over roleplaying, unless he's sure he'll get something out of the latter.



%%* TheRoleplayer: Gimli

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%%* * TheRoleplayer: GimliGimli is one. Frodo even mocks him for being one when they first meet. Gimli does use this to stop the DM from trying to hijack his character.



* WhileYouWereInDaipers: When Frodo complains about Gimli being TheRoleplayer, Gimli snipes the he'd been playing these games when the hobbits' players were just playing NES games.



%%* WorldOfSnark

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%%* WorldOfSnark* WorldOfSnark: Every character gets a one-liner or two in this comic.
4th Mar '18 9:17:38 AM x_countryguy
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%%
%%Zero-context examples have been commented out. It is also recommended that weblinks being used as examples be expanded.
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* AccidentalMisnaming[=/=]MaliciousMisnaming

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* AccidentalMisnaming[=/=]MaliciousMisnamingAccidentalMisnaming



-->'''Gimli:''' My name is Gimli, son of Groin.

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-->'''Gimli:''' --->'''Gimli:''' My name is Gimli, son of Groin.



-->'''Aragorn:''' He should have named you Leggo of my ass, because you're going to be saying that a lot.

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-->'''Aragorn:''' --->'''Aragorn:''' He should have named you Leggo of my ass, because you're going to be saying that a lot.



-->'''Aragorn:''' Hail to the king, baby! Aragorn, son of Andúril, is back!\\

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-->'''Aragorn:''' --->'''Aragorn:''' Hail to the king, baby! Aragorn, son of Andúril, is back!\\



* AnythingThatMoves: Sometimes, Aragorn's tendency to mistake elves for women is taken as this.
-->'''Théoden:''' Aragorn, we are in no position to turn away friends, no matter how disturbingly attractive you find them.

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* AnythingThatMoves: AnythingThatMoves:
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Sometimes, Aragorn's tendency to mistake elves for women is taken as this.
-->'''Théoden:''' --->'''Théoden:''' Aragorn, we are in no position to turn away friends, no matter how disturbingly attractive you find them.



* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone.



* DeepImmersionGaming

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* DeepImmersionGamingDeepImmersionGaming: All of the scenes are done as scenes of the movie so all of the players are being shown only as their fictional counterparts.



-->''My own suggestion for the 4.0 edition rules: Anyone who quotes ''[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Holy Grail]]'' during a session should be made to eat their own character sheet.''

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-->''My --->''My own suggestion for the 4.0 edition rules: Anyone who quotes ''[[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Holy Grail]]'' during a session should be made to eat their own character sheet.''



-->'''Aragorn:''' [[FlatWhat What]] a total surprise. [[SarcasmMode We never saw that one coming.]]

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-->'''Aragorn:''' [[FlatWhat What]] What a total surprise. [[SarcasmMode We never saw that one coming.]]



-->'''[[HeroWithAnFInGood Aragorn]]''': So how am I supposed to...
-->'''Dead King''': Not our problem.

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-->'''[[HeroWithAnFInGood Aragorn]]''': Aragorn]]:''' So how am I supposed to...
-->'''Dead King''':
to...\\
'''Dead King:'''
Not our problem.



-->'''Creator/ShamusYoung''': Give a player a fish, and he’ll probably try to sell it to an NPC fisherman... Teach a player to fish, and next week he’ll show up with the book, “The Complete Adventuring Fisherman”. He’ll start hunting for some monstrous leviathan to catch and enslave, and he’ll be dual-wielding two fishing poles.
* {{GMPC}}: Gandalf

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-->'''Creator/ShamusYoung''': -->'''Creator/ShamusYoung:''' Give a player a fish, and he’ll probably try to sell it to an NPC fisherman... Teach a player to fish, and next week he’ll show up with the book, “The Complete Adventuring Fisherman”. He’ll start hunting for some monstrous leviathan to catch and enslave, and he’ll be dual-wielding two fishing poles.
* {{GMPC}}: GandalfGandalf is run by the GM and is sometimes ignored in-character.



-->(''[[BeatPanel beat]]'')\\

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-->(''[[BeatPanel --->(''[[BeatPanel beat]]'')\\



* MistakenIdentity: The players frequently confuse the two pairs of hobbits, the two wizards, and almost anything else.
-->'''DM''': Don't tell me all this time you've been confusing '''SAURON''' and '''SARUMAN'''!\\
'''Aragorn''': Oh yeah, [[SarcasmMode I can't imagine how we could have confused]] ''[[SarcasmMode those]]'' [[SarcasmMode two names]].\\
'''Legolas''': You mean those are two different people? I thought Sauron was like, a nickname or whatever.

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* MistakenIdentity: MistakenIdentity:
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The players frequently confuse the two pairs of hobbits, the two wizards, and almost anything else.
-->'''DM''': --->'''DM:''' Don't tell me all this time you've been confusing '''SAURON''' and '''SARUMAN'''!\\
'''Aragorn''': '''Aragorn:''' Oh yeah, [[SarcasmMode I can't imagine how we could have confused]] ''[[SarcasmMode those]]'' [[SarcasmMode two names]].\\
'''Legolas''': '''Legolas:''' You mean those are two different people? I thought Sauron was like, a nickname or whatever.



-->'''Legolas''': Anytime they want you to disarm before meeting the King, it means somebody's going to start something once you get inside. \\
'''Gimli''': I wouldn't worry about it. He already agreed to let Gandalf in with his staff, so it doesn't matter if we're armed or not.

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-->'''Legolas''': -->'''Legolas:''' Anytime they want you to disarm before meeting the King, it means somebody's going to start something once you get inside. \\
'''Gimli''': '''Gimli:''' I wouldn't worry about it. He already agreed to let Gandalf in with his staff, so it doesn't matter if we're armed or not.



* 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, [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Bloody peasants!"]] at them.

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* NotSoAboveItAll: NotSoAboveItAll:
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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, [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Bloody peasants!"]] at them.



-->'''Aragorn:''' So I'm just saving time: I. Kill. An. Orc.

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-->'''Aragorn:''' --->'''Aragorn:''' So I'm just saving time: I. Kill. An. Orc.



-->'''DM:''' '''ATTENTION!''' Corsairs. Are. Sailing. Ships. OKAY?

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-->'''DM:''' --->'''DM:''' '''ATTENTION!''' Corsairs. Are. Sailing. Ships. OKAY?



-->'''Legolas:''' Oh no. It looks like we've entered a non-interactive cutscene.\\

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-->'''Legolas:''' --->'''Legolas:''' Oh no. It looks like we've entered a non-interactive cutscene.\\



* TheRealMan: Aragorn

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* %%* TheRealMan: Aragorn



* TheRoleplayer: Gimli

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* %%* TheRoleplayer: Gimli



* TalkingIsAFreeAction
** Subverted by Legolas, who manages to kill Wormtongue and Saruman while the latter was trying to make a speech.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: InUniverse example. Well, took the bad ''campaign'' seriously. [[TheRoleplayer Gimli]] is the only player who pays attention to the plot, even if he claims he hates it.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction
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TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted by Legolas, who manages to kill Wormtongue and Saruman while the latter was trying to make a speech.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: TookTheBadFilmSeriously:
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InUniverse example. Well, took the bad ''campaign'' seriously. [[TheRoleplayer Gimli]] is the only player who pays attention to the plot, even if he claims he hates it.



* WorldOfSnark
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Parodied, as seen above.
-->'''Éomer:''' ''(played by the DM)'' My company are those loyal to Rohan, and for that we were banished.\\

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* %%* WorldOfSnark
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe:
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Parodied, as seen above.
-->'''Éomer:''' --->'''Éomer:''' ''(played by the DM)'' My company are those loyal to Rohan, and for that we were banished.\\



-->'''Aragorn:''' Pleasure doing business with you.\\

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-->'''Aragorn:''' --->'''Aragorn:''' Pleasure doing business with you.\\
2nd Feb '18 3:57:24 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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 [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Bloody peasants!"]] at them.
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