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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3930 on: June 22, 2020, 04:36:06 pm »

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I don't remember goblins being that tall in the OoTS-verse.  They're supposed to be 3-3.5ft tall, and also Small while dwarves are Medium.  But making goblins taller than dwarves appears to be an artistic choice from the very first strips.  They're certainly [NARROW], but so's everyone else in OoTS ;)
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3931 on: June 22, 2020, 04:40:53 pm »

I really appreciate the detail of their breath being visible in the cold. Never noticed that in previous panels.
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3932 on: June 22, 2020, 04:44:44 pm »

I didn't notice either until someone pointed it out, but the vampires and Durkula lacked that effect!
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3933 on: June 22, 2020, 06:26:22 pm »

Goblins have been Medium-sized since strip #1. This was so it would not look like the Order was fighting children.
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« Reply #3934 on: June 22, 2020, 06:50:33 pm »

OotS goblinoids always did seem unusually... human? It's pretty common for goblins to be weird little Gollums, but these ones are just green people with pointy ears and sharp teeth.
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3935 on: June 23, 2020, 03:11:45 am »

Possibly so we'd more easily sympathise with them?
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3936 on: June 23, 2020, 03:57:02 am »

I don't think the Redcloak pro-goblin agenda plot thread came into thought before the goblin design did
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3937 on: June 23, 2020, 04:12:38 am »

As someone who likes to write stories, it's quite probable that from conception he had a niggling idea that the goblins would become sympathetic agents in some regard, even if the specifics weren't worked out yet.
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3938 on: June 23, 2020, 12:17:06 pm »

Early on, much of it was simply that Small goblins would look weak and non-intimidating, making the Order look like jerks even though the stats were appropriate.
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3939 on: June 23, 2020, 11:42:21 pm »

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I don't remember goblins being that tall in the OoTS-verse.  They're supposed to be 3-3.5ft tall, and also Small while dwarves are Medium.  But making goblins taller than dwarves appears to be an artistic choice from the very first strips.  They're certainly [NARROW], but so's everyone else in OoTS ;)

I think Dwarves are supposed to be as short as the Small races, but because they're stronger they're considered Medium (for weapon usage, etc). Usually they're described as "stocky" but that can mean anything from just more muscular to actually being wider than tall. I suppose by the same token a Small race can be taller but weaker.
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3940 on: June 24, 2020, 08:24:25 am »

Uh...

Anyone notice that Durkon doesn't seem to have any footprints?

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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3941 on: June 24, 2020, 08:44:17 am »

Arrived by windwalk, hasn't stepped since taking corporeal form.

You can actually see footprints... beneath his feet.

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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3942 on: June 24, 2020, 09:38:53 am »

Uh...

Anyone notice that Durkon doesn't seem to have any footprints?
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Re: Order of the Stick
« Reply #3943 on: June 24, 2020, 10:59:01 am »

You can see indentations around his boots where the snow's compacted. He just hasn't moved anywhere since he landed.
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