This story follows the adventures of Explorington III, a valiant @ in the ASCII dungeons of ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}''. Bitter, cynical and just plain weird. And that's just the hero. A liking for, and knowledge of, the {{Roguelike}} genre of games comes in handy when reading this three-day-a-week strip. You can read it [[http://angband.calamarain.net here]]. (However, some browsers seem to have difficulty maintaining the page, as the page often shifts to a completely different website, and so this comic may no longer be available.)

Has nothing to do with ''Webcomic/TalesFromThePit'', a separate and totally unrelated webcomic.
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!!Tropes featured include:
* AfterTheEnd: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-19 This strip]] [[spoiler:is a subversion]].
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-02 So you need this guide to tell them apart.]]
* {{Anticlimax}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-02-22 By your powers combined...]]
* ArtShift: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-04-10 Here]].
* {{Auction}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-07 Auctioning off the One Ring]] may be harmful to your health.
* BaitAndSwitchComment: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-01-25 That is not the right way to use a Staff of Power!]] ([[spoiler:You're supposed to lube it up first!]])
* BillBillJunkBill: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-07-06 Here]].
* BondOneLiner: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-02-11 This strip]] does it with copious lampshading.
* BossBattle: {{Lampshaded}} [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-09 here]].
* BrainBleach: There are several examples.
** This is Explorington's reaction to [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-04-11 walking in]] on Morgoth and Sauron... [[BlatantLies rehearsing]] for a play.
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-05-19 A novice paladin who saw Morgoth naked.]]
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-06-08 Here]].
* ClipShow: Lampshaded [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-06-05 here]].
* ComebackTomorrow: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-20 Only 33 minutes and 2 seconds late...]]
* {{Confessional}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-04-21 Angband players have a lot to confess]].
* ConsummateLiar: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-04-10 The kobold]].
* CrackPairing: Explorington [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-07-11 ships Legolas/Balrog]]. (And is apparently a fan of ''TheVerySecretDiaries''.) [[invoked]]
* CuttingTheKnot: Explorington solves [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-04-18 riddles]] this way. And [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-05-02 wins rock-paper-scissors games]].
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Explorington [[DuckSeasonRabbitSeason can't]] get Sauron to fall for it.
* ExplosiveBreeder: ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' has them, so they [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-11-09 have to show up eventually]].
* ExpospeakGag: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-07-04 The troll]].
* FallenAngel: Morgoth [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-11-12 takes "fallen" literally]].
* FlatEarthAtheist: The whole point of [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-10-24 this strip]].
* FluffyCloudHeaven / FireAndBrimstoneHell: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-06-27 Here]].
* FluffyTamer: Explorington tries to play Tarrasque tamer in [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-05-16 this]] strip. It doesn't go well.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-12-10 Narsil]], the indestructible blade that was broken.
* GenderBender: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-04-30 Via reincarnation.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Trolls are [[RunningGag often]] treated this way.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Subverted [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-06-04 here]] when they turn out to agree with each other.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-10-19 In the rant.]]
* GoshDangItToHeck: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-03-21 Angels aren't allowed to swear]].
* HollywoodJehovahsWitness: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-02-10 Or, well, Priests of Eru]]. Same thing.
* {{Homage}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-09-26 This guest strip]] is an homage to ''[[http://angband.oook.cz/comic/ The Angband Comic]]'', an earlier webcomic with a very similar premise. As is [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-23 this]] later main-sequence strip.
* HydraProblem: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-04-19 Don't attack death molds with a scythe of slicing.]]
* IceCreamKoan: "Deep and serious" [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-14 should not be confused with]] "meaningful and relevant".
* IHaveThisFriend: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-01-14 And he has trouble with premature ejaculation]].
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Taken to absurdity [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-06 here]].
* ImAHumanitarian: Or should that be a [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-10-04 kobolditarian]]?
* InflationaryDialogue: Inverted [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-09-20 here]].
* IntercontinuityCrossover:
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-07-18 Morgoth's experiments with trans-dimensional gateways didn't always go as planned.]]
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-01-15 This series]] is a crossover with ''VideoGame/NetHack'' comic ''Dudley's Dungeon''.
* {{Jerkass}}: Explorington. [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-11-02 Here's an example of why.]]
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Morgoth [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-05-21 claims]] that the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Evil Villain]] Bible requires him to explain his big plans in exquisite detail. This also ends up doubling as CoolAndUnusualPunishment.
* LamePunReaction: The troll is [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-11 not a fan]] of Explorington's puns.
* LetsSplitUpGang: {{Invoked}} [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-11 here]].
* LOLCats: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-10-01 This]] strip.
* LookBehindYou: The "Look! An obvious distraction!" RunningGag, which shows up [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-01-11 here]], [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-03-17 here]], and [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-09 here]].
* LowerDeckEpisode: Several absurd examples, from the perspectives of [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-11-28 a floor tile]], [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-08 a gold piece]], [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-01-31 a wall]], [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-07 a piece of paper]], [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-06-06 a trap]], and [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-09-28 a door]].
* MundaneUtility: Sauron [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-03-12 apparently]] uses the One Ring in the kitchen. What he uses it for is unclear.
* MushroomSamba: A few examples. Then again, ''Angband'' itself has Mushrooms of Hallucination, so it was probably inevitable.
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: Offscreen before [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-21 this comic]].
* NoodleImplements: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-17 "And don't forget to bring the whipped cream and a potato."]]
* NoodleIncident: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-04-05 Watermelons were involved.]]
* OscarBait: Parodied [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-01 here]].
* OverlyLongName: A {{lampshaded}} example [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-06-06 here]].
* {{Parlor Game|s}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-11-24 Hide and seek]].
* ParodySue: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-06-20 This strip]].
* PigLatin: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-03 Kobolds are mean.]]
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "[[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-07 Frasmillion]]".
* PreemptiveDeclaration: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-05-08 Mind the FTOW.]]
* RandomNumberGod: Referred to by name, and acts usually in response to TemptingFate.
* RecursiveAcronym: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-07-21 The Recursive TRTC Creature]].
* RecursiveReality: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-03-16 Explorington's Angband character is doing rather well.]]
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The only thing Explorington uses his time machine for... is to travel back in time and give the plans for it to himself.
* RickRoll: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-04-04 Khamul]] trains the Vibration Hounds to RickRoll Explorington.
* RightBehindMe: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-04 Poor orc]].
* RockPaperScissors: Morgoth and Sauron prefer [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-02-01 Hound, Vortex, Elemental]].
* SaveScumming: Called out by name in [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-11-17 this strip]].
* ScheduleSlip: Inverted. The plan was to run three strips a week, but the author ran five a week for about a year because his buffer was getting too big.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness / TalkingIsAFreeAction: Lampshaded [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-10-27 here]]. The title of the strip is even "SesquipedalianLoquaciousness".
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Film/TheMatrix'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-01-20 here]].
** To ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-02-17 here]].
** The title of [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-03-03 this guest strip]] is a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' quote.
** ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-15 here]].
** ''{{Superman}}'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-18 here]].
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-09-13 This strip's]] function is to get all the ''Creator/MontyPython'' references out of the way in one fell swoop.
** ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-10-05 here]].
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-06 This]] is the strip for references to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
** To ''SweeneyTodd'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-02-16 here]].
** To ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-04-13 here]].
** To ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-10-24 here]].
** If you make your sword out of titanium, [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-02-22 you get]] a ''Franchise/StarWars'' reference.
* {{Spammer}}: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-25 here]].
* StableTimeLoop: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-01-10 these]] [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-01-26 two]] strips.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-12-01 "You'll never pin anything on me, you evil bastards!"]]
* SymbolSwearing: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-10-12 Actually,]] the kobold just likes punctuation.
* TemptingFate:
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-01-25 Don't ever say "I can't lose" or words to that effect.]]
** [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-10-20 Or wish for things to be more interesting.]]
** ZigZagged [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-11-02 here]].
** And played straight but {{lampshaded}} [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-02-28 here]].
* TheyCalledMeMad: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-01-21 Explorington claims he was laughed at]] for stocking up on Potions of Weakness. And for creating... [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-02-06 whatever this is]].
* ThreeWishes: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-07-31 Used here, not very productively.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: Invoked by Explorington [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-07-27 here]].
* TropeName: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-06-28 This strip]].
* VerySpecialEpisode: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-01-23 This strip]] parodies anti-drug [=PSAs=]. It would work better as an actual anti-drug PSA if Explorington didn't find one of the stoned people hilarious...
* VillainEpisode: There are a number of strips focusing on Morgoth; notably [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-09-25 this guest sequence]].
* VillainsOutShopping: Again, this is frequent. [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2007-02-05 Here's one example]].
* WeWereRehearsingAPlay: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-04-11 Morgoth and Sauron]].
* YourMom: [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2008-03-14 This strip]] consists solely of YourMom jokes.
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