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A gaming webcomic about a group of Munchkin players getting the best of their uncreative Dungeon Master, as brought to you by the minds behind DM of the Rings and is in fact something of a sequel.

You can find it here.

If you're looking for the trope, see Chainmail Bikini.

This work contains examples of:

  • Artifact Title: Sapphire, who wears the titular bikini, is killed off fairly early on.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Josh's min-maxed character, "xXKillstealer69Xx".
  • Black Comedy Rape:
    • Whether they intended it to be rape or not, an early comic where Ramgar (at the least) gropes Marcus's female character did not sit well with readers.
    • Ramgar's backstory also includes impregnating an entire female priesthood, for which he was forced to do penance... which he carried out through a bloody killing spree until he killed the right guy. And the whole story is ultimately to justify him possessing a very powerful spear.
  • Brick Joke: The potion given to resurrect Sapphire
  • Chainmail Bikini: The strip takes its name from Marcus's first character.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: In-universe, taken Up to Eleven in the "finale" comic, where the group have been playing campaign after campaign that are basically the same as the previous ones for 2 years.
  • Crossover: Aragorn's player from DM of the Rings shows up at one point.
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  • Cross Player: Exaggerated with Marcus. He's played numerous campaigns, and all of his characters have always been female.
  • The Ditz: Casey is extremely slow on the uptake. He could have easily stopped the party from bypassing the goblin cave, for instance, if he weren't so stuck in his original plan.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: All of Marcus's characters were meant to die horribly as a running gag. The makers of the comic mentioned that this ended up coming off as more mean-spirited than funny.
  • Extra Parent Conception: Josh suggests this as an explanation for his Too Many Halves character. The only explanation of how such a thing would be possible is that dark elves and ogres are okay with polygamy (cut to a scene of one very happy human male in bed with a dark elf female and ogre female). No alternate explanation is given. This would in fact be possible (though very rare) if the sexes were reversed, since sperm from two men can fertilize one egg. Here of course they can just say that it's magic.
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  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During the final battle against Deuse Baaj, Casey, who was going for a Total Party Kill out of frustration, makes up a rule that a character couldn't cast spells while falling after Marcus' character gets knocked out the window. Naturally, the players throw it right back in his face after the same thing happens to Deuse Baaj.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All of Marcus's characters are hot, sexy ladies, usually an elf.
  • Munchkin: Josh, to a hardcore degree. Seen when Casey suggests using a game system no one knows to "break up the drudgery."
    Chuck: You mean the drudgery of having a balanced system with rules we all understand?
    Casey: I mean the drudgery of having Josh employ a bunch of game demolishing exploits.
    Josh: Let me see this new rulebook... I will make it my bit--
    Chuck: NO! Don't give him that book!
  • Orphaned Series: Ultimately, the authors decided that the comic just didn't work out and abandoned it after about fifty installments.
  • Player Archetypes: Chuck is The Real Man with shades of Roleplayer, while Josh is clearly the Munchkin of the group. Steve, for all his desire to be a Munchkin is actually more of The Loonie. Both Marcus and Ivy fit The Role Player, but he is of the Thespian variety (to the point that he doesn't even acquaint himself with actual mechanics), while she is more of the Brains for the group.
  • Pregnancy Does Not Work That Way: In-Universe, Josh is called on the fact his character can't in fact be half ogre, half dark elf and half human at the same time, unless he had three parents. He claims the character does-we then cut to an image of a human male in bed with an ogre female and dark elf female. Funnily enough, while that's impossible, if the sex ratios were reversed it actually could happen, though it's rare-two fertilized ova can fuse to become what's called a chimera (women can become pregnant by different men if it's within three days). Of course, since this is fantasy, they could just say it's caused by magic too.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: The party hits Deuse Baaj with a resurrection potion to destroy him. Chuck rules that it simply brings him back to life (so instead of a Lich Necromancer, he's a mortal one).
  • Too Many Halves: Josh's character is half-human, half-ogre, and half-dark elf (due to the DM not vetoing his stupidly minmaxed character, which includes three half-monster templates).
    Chuck: What, did you have three parents?
    Josh: Yeah, that sounds good.
    Chuck: But that's impossible!
    Josh: I don't think so. Ogres and dark elves are okay with polygamy.
    Chuck: That's not what I'm talking about!
  • Unfortunate Names: The villain of the campaign is named "Deuse Baaj". Doesn't take long for others to simply refer to him as Douchebag.
  • We Buy Anything: Upon meeting a travelling merchant, the party attempts to sell him all the worthless junk they're carrying, including pig bones and a straw hat. The DM points out how stupid it is, but decides to roll with it anyway.
  • Women Are Wiser: The sole female gamer in the group is also the most sensible. She's still a Jerkass like everyone else, but it's still noticeable.