Remember: That which does not kill you was simply not permitted to do so for the purposes of the plot.
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These things just keep getting funnier and funnier.
I wonder how it all ends?
Rocks fall, everyone dies.
Hehehe. I love the staying in character bit. Did you ask the guys if you could use direcct quotes like that????
Please continue… XD
Keep going! Great fun.
It’s funny ’cause it’s true!
Boo-ya! : )
Oh, I love d20-type comics, and yours is already right up there beside Order of the Stick on my ‘squee-luff!’ list. It’s so funny!
“Eat it, um…KNAVE!”
Absolutely brilliant. My favorite line of the series.
I want to make a t-shirt that says the “That which does not kill you…” bit.
12??? this comic is much better then that! By the way Shamus, The pic of Aragorn when he went “eat it um.. Knave!” was perfect!
hehehe – my second time reading through the strip, but I play with a new DM, and we can’t die! I was spit out by a T-Rex – I mean come on.
i finished this whole thing 5 times and im STILL laughing!
just stumbled upon your site (was searching for ‘gibbet’ for a story I’m writing… anyway…) totally distracted now, so just wanted to say well done! The comic rules, and I will definitely be back for more (clearly, haven’t gotten far yet).
Thanks for the entertainment!
Odd question, but doesn’t Frodo’s dagger glow blue when there’s orcs? Why, in the movie does it glow when there’s ringwraiths?
To be pragmatic for a moment, the advantage of having nine invincible undead kings is that you can have them smite people in nine different places simultaneously. :)
P.S. Tana, presumably Sting (Frodo’s dagger) detects creatures tainted with dark magicks. This would mostly be orcs but would include Nazgul and presumably trolls.
Actually, Frodo didn’t even get Sting until at Rivendell, I think. And yes, it’s supposed to glow when there are orcs near.
These are GREAT! I haven’t played D&D for years, stupid jobs and adult responsibilities grr :( I loved reading the Tolkien books (both times) and enjoyed watching the movies. I saw them in the theater and bought the “extended” versions on DVD… at least now they’re broken up into watchable “chunks” hahaha. Every D&D/LotR dork needs to check these out!
umm… Critical Strike FTW!! XD
Yes aragorn was awsom
This one isn’t mine.
More on topic, I think there’s nine of them so that there will be invincibility in nine places. I know that’s a little obvious, but I still feel I had to share it.
All those talking about Sting, remember that he had to work with captured screens from the movies. He needed an image of the hobbits looking worried together and that’s the best one.
i totally agree with Frodo. i think however, that there are 9 because of the poem. you know:
3 rings for the elven kings under the sky
7 for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone
9 for mortal men doomed to die
1 for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
in the land of mordor when the shadows lie
one ring to rule them all, one ring to find them.
one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
yeah yeah, point and laugh at the nerd. XD
crap. i 4got the part after the one ring to rule them all part. its : “in the land of mordor where the shadows lie”
the fellowship totally needs a cleric. and, one last thing,:
that scene w/ the frightened hobbits is from Moria, AFTER frodo got Sting. he doesnt get sting till like a day b4 he leaves Rivendell
To shumas/Ritskarn (If he sees it here) DM of the rings has never worked for me before (Id just get the Intro, The outreo, Next prev etc) but now i was linked here during this post of Ruts and it worked.
“Boo ya! Who’s yo daddy now!?”
LOL sounds like something I would say
Actually, Shamus’ notes under the comic are sometimes the most funny part of the comics :D
Even i can roleplay better than Aragorn
and my person is a hobbit burgeler who somehow is the most bloodthirsty in our party, which is hard since we have a dwarf slayer in the group
I’ve been reading your columns and blog for so long, how come I didn’t see this before?? I’m crying of laughter here.
You’re killing me – laughing out loud here!
If only those Nazguls were female… Actually, Nazgul is a female name…
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