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03:40:23 PM Aug 7th 2015
Chief and Kin are clearly in distress. Things are about to escalate. A few other creatures show up and save them as well as giving the manpower to open the gate.

Does this qualify for an entry under Big Damn Heroes?

10:28:33 AM Mar 11th 2013
I'm not too sure about this one, so I'm posting it here first:

After Kin explains to Minmax that love is foreign to Yuan-Ti, and thus she can't return his affections, Minmax is clearly looking heartbroken... and Forgath cast a Cure Light Wound on him in the chest area... (thus maybe trying to heal his broken heart?)

I'm sure there's a trope for this. Would it qualify as a Stealth Pun?
10:53:13 PM Dec 3rd 2012
Call-back: Biscuit mentions losing weapons/loved ones/limbs as things Orcs of Roak don't get upset about. Cue self-amputation.
12:16:21 PM Dec 11th 2012
If it's an example, add it.
10:31:55 PM Jan 20th 2012
Since it simply got rwmoved and not moved, I'm curious. Last panel here isn't Breaking the Fourth Wall. What trope is it when he looks at and addresses the audience directly?
03:05:05 AM Jan 21st 2012
edited by StFan
Primo, Breaking the Fourth Wall is more of a supertrope. Very rarely should it be used directly in a work page, and only when none of the most specific subtropes, found in the Fourth Wall index, would fit instead.

In this case, Forgath isn't looking at the audience at all (he's appraising the ring), nor is he addressing it directly; his joking comment is ultimately destined to Kin. "Boys or girls" is just an offhand expression. It can be interpreted as partly directed to the audience too, which would make it an example of Leaning on the Fourth Wall, where it was moved to on main page, even though it's still a bit generous in this case.
07:57:21 AM Jul 13th 2011
For Five-Man Band, I'm raising the argument that Dies-Horribly may actually be the Smart Guy. Yes, he's cowardly, but he also weighs every decision very carefully. As two examples, in the fight against the mechanized monstrosities, he noticed that they couldn't touch the Red zones very quickly. Secondly, we know he thinks long and hard about a lot of things, such as how he figured out that Saves-A-Fox really isn't as destiny-defiant as she thought she was...
09:33:19 PM Dec 23rd 2010
edited by F34R
Why do all the background info pages nowadays need to be temporary? Sticks, Boulder, and Hawl interest me. No way to see the info now and I couldn't save then due to a computer crash.
07:58:53 PM Dec 24th 2010
Why post this here and not on Goblins fora? It's not like we know the answer.
04:19:06 PM May 21st 2010
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It seems like every time someone mentions Goblinslayer, there's a pothole to Complete Monster, which doesn't really work. He's not a Complete Monster...

...He's only half-monster. Ba-dum tish!
11:47:59 AM Nov 28th 2010
edited by Tambov333
11:38:22 PM Jan 31st 2012
His tree half is obviously a monster. His human half is also a very big monster.

Thus, Complete Monster.

Ba-dum tish!
07:08:25 AM Mar 8th 2010
  • Right Makes Might: Which causes Minmax to throw the Goblin Slayer through a window. And while the Goblin Slayer is a high level character, Minmax is only level two.

This is false for two reasons. One, Goblinslayer is not an epic level character or even a particularly high level one. He doesn't need to be godlike to kill 1 HD goblins. Somewhere in the 5-8 range is perfectly reasonable and in line with the observations of his abilities. Second, Minmax is a Munchkin and it's perfectly reasonable to assume his attack bonus and strength bonus are high enough to throw a depressed, drunk Goblinslayer out a window. We haven't seen the reaction yet, after all. So cool it.
08:51:01 AM Nov 28th 2010
Given that Goblinslayer was boasting about high level rangers being able to cast spells and with a 12+ wisdom 4th level rangers are able to do that (and given that wisdom is an important ability for rangers ones with low wisdom are rare) his definition of "high level" is not actually particularly high.
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