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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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DragonTrainer

DragonTrainer



12th May 2014, 12:00 AM

As many of you have undoubtedly noticed by now, there is a button at the top that shows this webcomic's ranking on topwebcomics.com. Three days ago, this comic's ranking was around #1100th place. Thanks to hiddennijafist's "complaint", this webcomic has jumped all the way up to #385! I would like to thank everyone for voting, especially hiddennijafist for bringing attention to the vote button in the first place! ^_^

Edit: Typo in panel 8.

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LostDeviljho




12th May 2014, 1:01 AM

tell a story about pointless fights...

well, INTERESTING pointless fights at least.

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dragonbrain

dragonbrain




12th May 2014, 2:32 AM

Interesting pointless fights you say? Well, as expected mine have usually been amongst party members. In fact, I don't think I've played one game without them. The problem is, they always happen the very second the game starts. So, while pointless, many of the fights were not very interesting. However, the aftermaths usually were. Like the one time my friend was running... something he found/made up and the rules were very very loose. So, when a party member died because of one person getting bored, we ended up having to sacrifice the remains to the god of knowledge so we could get him back as a ghost. Meanwhile, the setting this was being done in was modern day North Korea. So yeah, it was a fighter, a Mage, a rogue, and a now dead/ghost ranger in North Korea where everyone else had guns. Getting rid of the one guy who could have been useful with a gun, pointless. Making him come back as a ghost because reasons, predictable. Then using that ghost to insult Kim Jong Un at the 36th parallel through song because you can't kill what's dead? Priceless.

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xuincherguixe

xuincherguixe




12th May 2014, 2:36 AM

So was playing one of several "You are a god" games I had played on the Giant in the Playground forums (most of which were disasters and not in a fun way). I was playing an Undead God. Less evil. More Black Metal.

My friend was playing a god of Orks. In the Warhammer style.

We didn't have a pointless fight. We didn't even have a pointless war. This was a never ending blood bath! It's not even like we even that angry with one another, they were just trying to prove who was more badass. Our minions would be doing the fighting, our avatars would have some fights, and we'd personally slug each other on occasion.

The rules for divine combat were made with the idea that there would be some sort of conflict being resolved. Not two war gods killing time.

Still every turn would involve one of us challenging the other.

Funny thing is we were even part of the same god gang! (Along with the camp gay god and trickster god. But kind of feel like our two gods were carrying that stable)

Now that I think about it, our god gang pointless battles were kind of fun as well. I think the highlight was when one of the mods decided to introduce demons. We were supposed to be really worried!

We concluded it would be fun to include some demons in our war, so we tried to summon some! Alas when we tried they were turned into mush.

So at that point my friend treated them like jam and was told it gave them wicked indigestion. I followed suit and so demon jam became a delicacy with us.

The funny thing about this whole event is that the person who introduced demons felt we were cheapening the demons! Hell on earth. A never ending war that can't be won. That's entirely pointless. This apparently is not how Demons should be used.


Having given it some thought I'm actually pretty sure EVERY conflict in the "Lords of Creation" series of "games" was pointless and only a few were interesting.

Which may be appropriate considering how a lot of mythology goes actually.

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Silenc




12th May 2014, 3:52 AM
"Pointless up to a point..."

Well ther was this time, when This guy was DMing a D&D adventure and his Dwarven fortress was menat to be impenetrable. You got the feeling the walls were made out of Dwarven defenders. He really went nuts with them. The problem were not the 4 guard at the gate. The problem was, that every wall was stationed with a classic dwarven defender .... with a tower shield .... and an axe .... Only someone forgot to give them bows. They turned out to be quite useless in the fight...


The same guy played a Dwarven defender. In time he pissed off the Druid so much, that when the Dwarf was unconscious, the Druid took his sickle and gave him a shave.

In the ensueing fight the Druid won initiative, cast entangle (effectively immobilizing the dwarf) and then heat metal... It was quite a spectacle but the point is anybody's guess...

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BakaGrappler




12th May 2014, 3:59 AM

Playing as a Female Drow Sorcerer in disguise (Lawful Evil, I regret nothing, and just want to build my own little empire), a Good member of the party got this crazy idea that I'd betrayed the party and attacked me as I climbed out of a death trap battlefield and sealed the hatchway behind us. Attack roll, damage roll, and all.

So I did what I did best, I emasculated him with words, made him doubt his own judgement, and then, when his character apologized to me, I told him that that was not enough. And forced him to swear that he owed me, without question, a debt... that I never allowed him to pay off, always hanging it over his head.

Best fight in the campaign, and it lasted 1 attack roll.

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Raxon

Raxon




12th May 2014, 5:41 AM

A long long time ago, an idiot far away decided to multiclass from just barbarian to bardbarion. This action troubled the psionic, for he believed this to be folly. He tried to instruct the young bardbarian in proper training, but the young bardbarian was headstrong, and uninterested in these lessons.

The psion's irritation grew every day at the bardbarian's perceived weakness. One day, the psion approached the bardbarian in secret, away from the others. For wickedness and hatred had taken root in the psion's heart, and in his wickedness did he betray the bardbarian to their enemies, and he did strike down the bardbarian.

And lo, it was discovered by the paladin that the psion was a teamkilling dickbag, and in his righteous anger, he did slay the psion, for Pelor saw that the psion had grown wicked, and his heart was tainted. His crime had condemned him. Pelor gave the paladin strength to smite evil, and with this strength, the psion was smote.

Pelor smiled upon them, and blessed them with a large diamond, that the bardbarian might live once more.

And thus, Pelor spake, saying, "Suffer not the teamkilling dickbag, for in his wickedness, he may darken your heart."

And the party was glad, for the soul of the psion ragequit, and they lived for many campaigns, free from the wicked hearts of minmaxing douchebags.

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Malroth




13th May 2014, 11:27 PM

Crazy part Is, BardBarian is in almost every mechanical way (except Max HP) noticably superior to a Straight Barbarian

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Porphyrogenitus




12th May 2014, 10:28 AM

Early in a Dark Heresy campaign, my null character was participating in an investigation in the lower levels of a hive city, and encountered a tavern with a heretical and blasphemous name. He was a bit abrasive about it to the bouncers, and wound up provoking them into a fight.

They were enhanced with vat-grown muscle and carrying chainswords, and my null was a ranged combat specialist with minimal hand-to-hand capability - and they were standing at point blank range when they drew down on him.

Said null at least survived the process (I may have had to burn a Fate point to do it, but I'm not sure), but his face was forever after a mass of scar tissue from the repeated chainsword blows he took to it.

I have a vague recollection that, much later in the campaign, he paid the tavern a visit with a bunch of demolition charges...

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dragonbrain

dragonbrain




12th May 2014, 2:22 AM

Okay, so GM is obviously not going to allow Emma to keep her player. The real question is though, will the three continue to be players at all? Or did we take their continued stay for granted?

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hiddennijafist




13th May 2014, 4:08 PM

given the size of luffy's crew, i'm sure there will be a spot for them, in the mean time, there are plenty of side character they cane be - nami's sister, smoker, vivi... the goes on, they will be sticking around for a while.

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BakaGrappler




12th May 2014, 3:53 AM

You mean AOO in panel 6, and "for IT pains me," right?

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Raxon

Raxon




12th May 2014, 5:45 AM

I like to think that he is just inflicting sympathy wounds whenever Zoro gets hurt.

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FoolsGil




12th May 2014, 8:50 AM

Well Nat, Cory is just jealous, which is a good motivating factor for PvP actually.

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Devlerbat




12th May 2014, 12:32 PM

Was that an 18 on the die or 18 total? If the former than Cory must have been lying about not banking on getting a 20 (which still didn't help him.)

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Fellow




12th May 2014, 2:42 PM

Perhaps he's not banking on hitting him right now, but rather to try something later? There's no reason to not attack skip on the opportunity to get a 20.

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Malroth




12th May 2014, 11:00 PM

well Zoro is looking at between -12 to -16 to hit on his later iteratives so rolling an 18 only lets him hit AC2 before his Str mod and weapon enchantments if Mihawk is sporting a massive AC in additon to early manuver cheese then yeah rolling 18 can be a miss this late in the round

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Fellow




13th May 2014, 6:41 AM

Huh, so Zoro gets an attack penalty on his later attacks? Huh, the more you know.

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Disloyal Subject




17th May 2014, 11:33 AM

Yeah, dual wielding imposes penalties on rolls to hit, even with the feats to specialize in it. d20srd.org explains 3.5's skeleton; dndtools.eu has some of the supplements that allow one to start cheesing things.

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anon




12th May 2014, 10:08 PM
"rank"

Honestly, I didn't see the vote button either; And you might break the top 100 at this rate. ^.^

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