* Roy's skin tone was lightened a few shades after the art upgrade. [[WordOfGod Word of the Giant]] says it's so he'll appear better when the books are printed. The same thing happened with [[spoiler: Zz'dtri]].
* For a few hundred pages, Elan has been cosplaying as Locke from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' minus the wig and bandanna. After escaping from prison, he dressed up as Locke (and Thog donned a Moogle suit) to sneak aboard the ''Blackjack'', then gave himself away, got thrown out of the airship, and never changed back. The new costume's a large improvement, though.
* At one point, an {{NPC}} in the background says "[[Webcomic/RPGWorld *sigh* Times are tough...]]"
* As of his resurrection in #665, [[spoiler:poor old Roy]] had been dead for exactly one third of the comic.
* There are two strips with the title "All in the Family", and two with the title "The Bright Side", and two with the title "Breakfast of Champions".

* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Passes the test easily, thanks mostly to Haley and Celia. Passes first in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0243.html comic #243]]. Passes even earlier ([[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0003.html first panel of strip #3]]) if it turns out Vaarsuvius is female.
* CreatorBacklash: If [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html strip #788]] is anything to go by, Rich is ''not'' happy that [[TheBrute Thog]] has been a prime target for DracoInLeatherPants. He [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16772859&postcount=56 later clarified]] that being Evil and loveable are not mutually exclusive -- Evil beings can be adorable, but adorableness does not excuse Evil acts.
* ExactWords: Rich Burlew is known to sometimes indulge in this in the forums as not to spoil some yet unrevealed twist in the story. For example, when pressed about what god [[spoiler:Vampire!Durkon would worship after his death]], Rich pointed out that non-theistic clerics can exist in ''D&D'', and that it was likely for a cleric turned vampire to become one. [[spoiler:But he never specifically said that ''Durkon'' was such.]]
* FandomNod: Many, including Miko (not) becoming a Blackguard or Death Knight.
* FanNickname:
** Originating from his own words -- Belkar ''is'' the '''SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR'''.
** Durkon gained the nickname [[spoiler:"Durkula"]] very quickly on the official forums once [[spoiler:he got vamped.]]
* FollowTheLeader: Several webcomics openly copy ''[=OotS=]'''s premise and art style.
** ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' is probably the best-known of those.
** ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'' openly describes itself as such.
** ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer''
** ''Webcomic/MurphysLaw''
** ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' uses the same basic setup, though the art style puts it a bit apart.
** ''Webcomic/ServantsOfTheImperium'' is ''[=OOTS=]'' with ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' in place of ''D&D''.
* {{Jossed}}: The author states that if he comes across a fan's prediction [[IKnewIt that happens to be true]], his first instinct is to spite the fan by changing the story arc. As a result, he tries to avoid speculation conversations on the forums.
* NamesTheSame: Introduced in an arc filled with ''Franchise/StarWars'' references, Malack's name is evocative of Malak, a Sith character from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. This connection is further reinforced later in the comic, as Malack's Macebook page shows that one of his friends/fellow clerics is named Kotor, which is the FanNickname for ''Knights of the Old Republic''. [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9521959&postcount=22 The Giant said any similarities were unintentional.]]
* ScheduleSlip: Early in the comic's run, the author kept up a fairly regular Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule. Health issues eventually made this impossible to keep up on a regular basis, and he experimented with other schedules before finally giving up and making the official schedule "Updates at random". By the time this happened he was already one of the biggest names in webcomics and his site received more traffic than [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]], so it hasn't hurt his fanbase.
* SeriesHiatus: Starting September 2012, the comic was in an enforced hiatus after Burlew seriously injured his drawing hand in an accident. Updates didn't resume until the end of 2012.
* [[TropeOverdosed Trope Overloaded]]: One of the few webcomics to ring up three kilo{{wick}}s thus far.
* TroperCriticalMass: See the above.
* [[WordOfGod Word of the Giant]]: [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220195 On a variety of subjects.]]

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* AndThatWouldBeWrong
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily ([[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample trope namer, but zig-zagged as an example]])
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* StartOfDarkness
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame

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