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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Krulle » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:37 pm

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Post by RocketScientist » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:07 pm

1138 Lesson Planar

Informative?
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Post by redfeather » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:51 pm

RocketScientist wrote:
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1138 Lesson Planar

Informative?
A very cool representation of the entire Great Wheel without mentioning it, and I also really liked the lampshading of Githyanki and Astral Dreadnoughts and so forth, none of which we're allowed to have in OOTS.

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Post by Krulle » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:18 am

1139 - To Remember Them By


Nice effect when reading and then scrolling down (it fit perfect for me).
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Mind...blown.

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Ho. Ly. Sh--.
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Post by Glemp » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:56 am

Awesome shot. Surprised they don't get mixed up.

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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by redfeather » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:39 am

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Next question for me would be, how old our world is, and how old the previous world got, before the Snarl got that one
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Well spotted.
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Post by Krulle » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:00 am

And she gets the souls, not that Snarl....

Maybe a god is as powerful as the amount of devotion collected to that God?
So, more souls make a god stronger, compared to others....
(pretty common idea among fantasy settings)
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Post by M0rtimer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:52 am

Hasn't that actually been confirmed in comic before? At the whole part where Loki tricks Hel?

He basically asks her whether souls or worship is more important for power, and she replies the answer is obviously souls. It's why she agrees to get default dominion over all dwarves (with exceptions she should have clearly gotten in writing) but no other default followers in the first place.

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Post by Krulle » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 am

But then, that explains why in every iteration she tries to collect all souls, otherwise the Snarl would get them...
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Post by Glemp » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:37 am

But every god does that. Thor explicitly says that this is why they terminate worlds before they fail naturally, so they can collect their worshippers' souls.

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Post by redfeather » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:31 pm

I find myself wondering whether the gods are creating new souls every time they reinvent the world, or if they keep using the same ones over and over. What do they do if the world population varies wildly from one creation to the next? "Gritty cyberpunk" world probably has a much higher populace than a quasi-medieval setting suitable for D&D, since cyberpunk tends to assume world population rates comparable to our own modern age, while D&D usually sits pretty close to our actual Dark Ages total (likely pre-Black Death, what with all the demihumans, but still, a factor of 100 if not 1000 smaller than what we have today).
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Well...exactly. So why is she so bent out of shape from losing the souls of one world, when in all likelihood that world's going to end anyway (I mean thousands if not millions have ended before it) and her bet will expire then? What's another hundred years in this world, to a god that's lived through the thousands it takes to start and end a universe (assuming that the Gods create humans and other races and animals and planets and all that directly instead of waiting the millennia for it all to happen by itself)?
Just because you're eternal doesn't mean that waiting for thousands of years doesn't suck. I mean, we live for an average of about 4 million minutes (according to my quick cocktail-napkin math, which may be completely wrong), yet the idea of spending 20 of those minutes sitting in a dentist's office or something is enough to burn our toast.

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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by redfeather » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:09 pm

1141 - Advanced Color Theory

Not a fan of this one. This might be useful context for a few people who started reading after book 2 and didn't want to go back, but otherwise we pretty much know all this stuff in general, and having it spelled out more specifically ends up seeming less like "fleshing out the backstory" and more like "showing how the sausage is made". I didn't need this level of awkward, super-obvious detail about things that were better left unexplained. There's a nice twist at the end, but otherwise I could have really done without most of this update. And by now I'm getting VERY impatient about what's going on with the rest of the Order.

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Re: Order of the Stick

Post by Krulle » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:49 am

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