YMMV / RPG World

  • Anvilicious - Mocked when the party fought a Marlboro (a recurring Final Fantasy monster that attacked with bad breath). This one wore a cowboy hat, smoked cigarettes and died of cancer mid-battle.
  • Archive Binge/Archive Trawl - what happens to most people who stumble across the comic, and what devoted fans of it did for years, and still do on occasion.
  • Badass Decay - Jeff seems to suffer from this, as he gets one-upped and humiliated by Galgarion at every turn. Though this may be just to prove Galgarion DOES deserve the name of Big Bad. Or obfuscating wussiness on Jeff's part...
  • Creator Breakdown: The author seemed to turn against his own work based on what he expected from his fans vs. what he got. This inevitably lead to...
  • Creator Worship: Inverted. The previously mentioned vocal Hate Dom hated Ian but loved the comic. This was even Lamp Shaded by Ian in an interview.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome - The "Unlikely Heroes" fansong.
  • Ho Yay - Galgarion and Jeff get this a lot. Jeff being a bit of a Bishōnen doesn't help at all. It's lampshaded in a couple of strips where the two are caught in compromising positions.
  • Les Yay - There's a bunch of Cherry/Reka stuff. Big time. And here's some more. Subverted in this comic. The girls aren't happy, but Eikre is.
  • Missing Episode: Since Ian J's and Josh Mirman's blogs have shut down a lot of pages are missing from the RPGW/Stubble crossover: Party of Terror, which can only partially be found on the Wayback Machine. Plus the whole site domain of RPGW is now up for sale. Thankfully, the whole archive can be downloaded (see the main page).
  • Money, Dear Boy: Outside of the creator's newfound love for random events humor over a structured story, RPG World may have died due to being caught up in a dispute over creative rights. Namely, the fact that Jones probably wouldn't have had any due to the fact that Keenspot turned into a full-fledged publishing house towards the end of the comic's life.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Some would argue that Galgarion crossed it when he killed Reika. They would be wrong. It's when he boasted about how he murdered Evil Soldier #347's wife with a weapon that is powered by souls, and can either cause 9999 damage, instant death, or slow agonizing death, depending on the situation. If you thought that he was misunderstood, only Affably Evil, well, guess what: you're kidding yourself.
  • Uncancelled: 9 years later, someone purchased the rights to the comic and is trying to finish it.
    • ...Who were eventually beaten to the punch by Ian himself, who finally finished it in October 4, 2017, in his tumblr.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: parodied
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: The author offered a contest for people to write the ending for him. Most people used this to insult him in one way or another for the comic having No Ending and/or make fun of his photography (which he considered to be the best part). The contest was closed, and the last strip was a huge picture of him and a friend saying, more or less "fuck you, I'm-a go play Space Invaders" (or, rather, their speech bubbles show an hand Flipping the Bird and an alien from the game). He is quoted as saying "I don't owe you anything". Although he did later clarify that this was aimed at the Vocal Minority and not the decent majority of fans.