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MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Sep 21st 2008 at 10:26:12 AM

Haven speaks the truth:

"In a related story: I am now prepared to say with confidence that Erfworld runs on Rule of Cool, and this is by a wide margin the coolest thing the Tool's gotten to do.

And I gotta hand it to R. Balder for making me care about both sides of the war.

edited Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:30:57 AM by MetaFour

I didn't write any of that.
Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Sep 26th 2008 at 11:15:08 PM

124

Well, damn. That's the end of Webinar I guess.
Sizemore's on the way to Woobiedom.
"Hoooosed." Hee.

edited Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:15:19 by Haven

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Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Dec 9th 2008 at 12:18:56 PM

Whuh-oh.

Sucks for Parson. I don't know what he can do if all those archons join the fray. Maybe if Stanley makes it back Just in Time, but the archons can one-shot dwagons so he might be hooooosed regardless.

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raekuul Not a Cat from Raekuul Dump
Not a Cat
Dec 9th 2008 at 12:22:35 PM

Hold on, Haven. We don't know what the terms are. For all we know, it's "You give us the Arkenpliers, I'll stop helping out the Tool."

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Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Dec 9th 2008 at 12:42:18 PM

@raekuul: Well, he's not helping Parson right now. He's just not interfering.

But if the terms are such that he can only afford one or two archons, it might be a little better.

Although come to think of it, since Ansom's been knocked off his high log, that means the zombies and whatever other ground units they can muster can swarm him. Dunno if that's a feasible strategy, but with Wanda's bonus it might work.

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Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:35:42 PM

0139

"NSFW!" Should've known that's what Shockmancy would be about.
I hope anyone who doesn't get the joke goes to the forum instead of trying to look those up surprised

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LullTheConqueror Love Freak from eternal loli Hell
Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:47:41 PM

Hee. "Lemonparty, Tubgirl, Meatspin... Goatse!" I also love the "4chan" Unsound Effect. grin

the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
Brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Jan 23rd 2009 at 8:48:48 PM

I especially like the "pull my finger", simply because it took a me minute to notice it.

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MetaFour AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN from a place
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
Jan 23rd 2009 at 11:13:59 PM

"4CHAN" as the sound effect of a mushroom cloud of dung is simply too perfect.

I didn't write any of that.
LullTheConqueror Love Freak from eternal loli Hell
Jan 23rd 2009 at 11:22:45 PM

Anyone think the "4CHAN" panel would make a better pic for Unsound Effect than the "PLOT" one that's up there right now? I'm conflicted... "PLOT" was pretty perfect too.

I think Erfworld needs a "Crowning Unsound Effect Of Awesome" page. grin

the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
JethroQWalrustitty Uncle George from Finland
Uncle George
Jan 24th 2009 at 7:09:02 AM

Oh, that's what it read, I was really squinting to figure it out. I thought the c was a e.

But yeah, I lul'd at the strip.

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone
Brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Jan 24th 2009 at 10:44:04 AM

Nah, Plot was better because the person reading the page can tell what that meant, and why it was used, just from that panel. Wheras this would make no sense out of context.

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Feb 2nd 2009 at 1:33:56 PM

Can anyone recommend videogames that are close to Erfworld? I've tried the HOMM series, which is close but quite. Is there anything else out there?

Neep Revolution of Ruin from Booooooooomblastandruin
Revolution of Ruin
Feb 2nd 2009 at 10:22:07 PM

Damnit. Now I've got Thriller stuck in my head.

For reference

edited Mon, 02 Feb 2009 22:24:07 by Neep

You've lost. You're the Bomb Squad after the bomb's gone off. I'm the blast ongoing.
CTrombley The Good Troper
The Good Troper
Feb 3rd 2009 at 7:26:59 AM

Billie Jean is Michael Jackson's best song.

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Brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Mar 1st 2009 at 8:51:33 PM

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0143.html

So it's looking like he's gonna surrender. Or is it another trick? I think he may just be out of tricks; a decoy Parson surrendering to Ansom (probably Bogroll, just because), maybe, but that won't actually do him much good except for stalling. I think the only thing that can save him now is Stanley returning in the nick of time, which I've been expecting for a while.

Funny how much Charles feels like a straight villain in this one, wheras before he was quite gray and up for grabs.

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Rallan but they CANT kiss!
but they CANT kiss!
Mar 3rd 2009 at 7:17:53 AM

Oh I'd say he's still grey and up for grabs. He passes on the bogus surrender offer despite knowing that Parson's not genuine. And then today his Archons stood back and let the trick go ahead without warning because they're not being paid to pierce illusions.

I wouldn't be surprised if there's a cunning plan afoot here, either by Parson (who may well have planned for a last minute cross by Charles in advance) or Charles himself (who might've just buffed Ansom to see what Parson would do with an overconfident enemy).

Either that or Parson's royally screwed and only the last minute success of Stanley's quest will turn the tide.

Brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Mar 3rd 2009 at 7:41:11 AM

In case you've forgotten, Stanley's quest already failed, and he realized that it was a sign from the titans that he shouldn't have left the fort. Presumably he then started heading back.

Oh, and called it.

edited 3rd Mar '09 7:41:35 AM by Brickman

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raekuul Not a Cat from Raekuul Dump
Not a Cat
Mar 3rd 2009 at 12:07:13 PM

Did we actually see the Tool fail? I just assumed that we were going to go back to him as a "Meanwhile" segment or later flashback.

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Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Apr 4th 2009 at 1:31:52 AM

Aww...

Vinnie is a great character. I'm kind of surprised he hasn't been killed, though I do worry for his life at this point.

And, man, Erworld's just been firing on all cylinders lately. It was annoying when Ansom pulled another Deus ex Machina out of his ass thanks to the archons, but Parson's response was just amazing. I mean, when the box said "ruthlessness", it wasn't kidding...

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Brickman Gentleman Adventurer! from wherever adventure takes me Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Gentleman Adventurer!
Apr 4th 2009 at 9:02:10 AM

So if Parson's already won, in the sense that he obliterated the invading army (and killed the main villain, and ruined the plans of the man behind the man) without the capitol being captured, exactly how much action is there left to show? I mean, the entire rest of the comic should be falling action at this point. The vampires and Charlie are all that's left, and I don't see either launching an attack right now.

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Haven Planescape Hijack
Planescape Hijack
Apr 4th 2009 at 9:35:37 AM

They're going to start a new storyline after this (and it's going to have its own website apparently). From the Order Of The Stick Forums:

Book 1 is called The Battle for Gobwin Knob for a reason. Obviously that battle is taking place now, and the story will be finished when the battle is settled. Book 2 will be its own story, with some narrative distance from Book 1. (No, I won't explain that. It's spoilery. tongue)

edited 4th Apr '09 9:35:44 AM by Haven

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Tangent128 from Virginia Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Apr 4th 2009 at 9:36:13 AM

He's just massively destabilized the political balance of the world- plenty of work opportunity for the Perfect Warlord.

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Desertopa Not Actually Indie
Not Actually Indie
Apr 4th 2009 at 12:23:35 PM

Remember, Stanley's ultimate goal is still to rule the world. Parson's only just managed to thwart the attempt to take their last city.

...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
JethroQWalrustitty Uncle George from Finland
Uncle George
Apr 4th 2009 at 12:33:15 PM

And now the capital is in ruins, most units lost...

Yeah, it's gonna be a uphill battle, but it will be aided by the chaos that will ensue of the power struggle between the sides in the ex-coalition.

Of course, there will be people wanting to revenge Parson for wiping out their entire armies.

This love so bold goes undeclared/a joy unseen, a world unknown/a love that dare not speak its name/hidden treasure, precious stone

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