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RedWarrior0

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Order of the Stick
« on: August 06, 2013, 12:12:22 pm »

So a while ago there was an Order of the Stick thread, but it died a while ago and so we shall have a new one.

Be forewarned: There are spoilers within!

The first comic.

The latest comic.

Thread guidelines, aside from forum rules:
1. Please put stuff from Start of Darkness or On the Origin of PCs in spoiler tags. Please.
2. Do not put the actual comic in this thread. Rich doesn't like it, plus if you hotlink it uses the GITP server's bandwidth.
3. There are no other guidelines yet, but there may be in the future.

Note that I will occasionally/often be late on updating the title/OP.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 12:27:19 pm »

Whoo, sweet. Love OOtS, and this forum reminds me to read it when it updates.

Can someone with more knowledge of DnD than me, explain why the Cure Moderate Wounds that Durkon cast (or whatever a priest does? do they cast things?) hurt Roy in that latest panel (908)?
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 12:34:09 pm »

As a rule, Good aligned clerics can turn one of their prepared spells into a cure wounds spell, while Evil aligned clerics can do the same but get an inflict wounds spell.
Durkon tried to turn one of his remaining spells into a cure spell, but due ... changed perspective on life, he mistakenly used an inflict wounds spell.

Another possible explanation is that he may not be Evil, but since he is animated by negative energy he still can only cast negative energy spells in that way.


edit: I am no expert myself, so the above may not be clear. Bare bones: he cast an inflict wounds spell, due to being a vampire.

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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 12:41:25 pm »

As a rule, Good aligned clerics can turn one of their prepared spells into a cure wounds spell, while Evil aligned clerics can do the same but get an inflict wounds spell.
Durkon tried to turn one of his remaining spells into a cure spell, but due ... changed perspective on life, he mistakenly used an inflict wounds spell.

Another possible explanation is that he may not be Evil, but since he is animated by negative energy he still can only cast negative energy spells in that way.


edit: I am no expert myself, so the above may not be clear. Bare bones: he cast an inflict wounds spell, due to being a vampire.

Ah, okay, that makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 12:42:31 pm »

God I love OOTS. Nothing can replace 8BT, but this about as close as you get for webcomics.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 12:58:31 pm »

This post has been co-opted to make room for the super sized list that I'm probably not going to finish making.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 01:02:52 pm »

Hmm, the official rules seem to only say that you change from turn undead to rebuke undead, and that you only get access to a certain group of the more evilish domains, but since the spontaneous casting of cure is associated with the turn/rebuke alignment, I'd guess that should change too.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 09:59:50 pm »

Yep. If your alignment is officially evil, you swap out prepared spells with negative energy. Bro tip: Neutral clerics get to choose whether they get turn/cure or rebuke/inflict at chargen.

Also, yaaaay this is updating again. Well, it has for a while, but man did it take a long time for Rich to get his hand fixed.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 908
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 05:55:46 pm »

Update! In which some stuff happens.

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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 06:24:45 pm »

Ooh, an OotS thread.
*Posting to watch*
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 07:08:10 pm »

Ooh, an OotS thread.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 07:10:20 pm »

PTW.
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 07:27:37 pm »

I definitely like new Durkon, he's already shown himself to be pretty awesome. I wonder if it will have much effect on his actual character, though, past the new abilities?
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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 08:08:59 pm »

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Re: The new Order of the Stick thread: 909 Shifting Sands
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 08:21:47 pm »

I'm calling it now, Belkar will end up drawn to the power that comes with vampirism and get Durkon to turn him, therefore fulfilling his prophecy.
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