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    Book -1: Start of Darkness 

    Book 0: On the Origin of PCs 
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    Book D: Snips, Snails and Dragon Tales 
  • Strips that appear in Dragon Magazine were collected in this book.
    • In an early issue the Dodge mechanics are being worked out among the group with each character has a different method: Haley uses the game show method.
    • Later the Order defeats a adroit conjuror who reveals that he's Clyde the Conjuror, whose most precious secret is "Mystic Puffstm". When the Order leave him, unimpressed, he becomes frantic as the other members of his order (a Toucan, Rabbit and Tiger) will liquidate him now that he's told them this secret. Completely subverting Cereal-Induced Superpowers while it's at it, Clyde only has his natural magical talents.
    • The final print issue has the Order go through a door labeled "Do not open except in case of parody or other fair use". Behind it are stick-figure versions of characters from various cancelled Dragon comic strips: Finieous Fingers; Wormy; Snarf and Telerie (SnarfQuest); Phil and Dixie; Yamara; and the Knights of the Dinner Table.
  • Larry Gardener (see below) puts in another appearance, this time with friends.
  • In a sequence in which the Order and their Fourth Edition counterparts take on other pastimes, the Vaarsuvii blast Superman with magic, the Durkons handle a certain sparkly vampire, the Haleys plot an attack on Mario, Belkar ambushes a player in a first-person shooter video game, and Roy attacks a cloaked wizard, scattering Magic: The Gathering cards everywhere.
  • In the "Stick Tales" stories, as well as riffing on the source materials, there are the following references:

    Book 1: Dungeon Crawlin' Fools 

    Book 2: No Cure for the Paladin Blues 

    Book 3: War and XPs 
The Demon-Roaches underscore the reference with a light-saber duel in the last panel.

    Book 4: Don't Split the Party 
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    Book 5: Blood Runs in the Family 

    Book 6: Utterly Dwarfed 

    Book 7 

    Miscellaneous 


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