January 28th, 2013
Comment by Warjikin
Those games shouldn't be so hard.
posted at 12:09am on January 28th, 2013
Reply by Shazzbaa
SERIOUSLY. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT MAN'S LEGS.
posted at 11:13am on January 29th, 2013
Comment by Venalitor
with regards to the incentive, that game is really hard. It lacks hamstrings, among other things.
Also this dynamic between Esra and blaze master guy is pretty damned rad. Especially with the Iavin(?) interrupt.
posted at 1:42am on January 28th, 2013
Comment by Glew
At least now we are going to get to see [but only if that is a valid grammatical structure...] what Mr. I'mTooImportantToDealWithStuff is made of. I guess he must be powerful, if he is the leader of this order. And he looks more pissed than scared on the last panel.
posted at 3:36am on January 28th, 2013
[grammar seems good to me!]
Unless leadership is determined by like.... whoever is the most sleep-deprived or something. That......... would actually explain a lot, hm.
posted at 12:30pm on January 29th, 2013
Reply by Glew
Hehe, if things worked like that, students would become deans at the university :D
posted at 7:10am on January 31st, 2013
Comment by Obligatonym
Agorath feels a lot like Xykon from OotS. I don't just mean in terms of him forgetting important facts (such as where he left his keys), or him being the head honcho of a group of antagonists, or the disrespect he shows towards Redclo- err... I mean Esra. It's more just the kind of aloof calmness he seems to have, as though he knows he's untouchable and therefore takes nothing seriously.
posted at 10:04am on January 28th, 2013
Reply by Asterai
Heheh, you're right! He's got the same lackadaisical charm that occasionally alternates with moments of "holy crap, that... that seemed pretty evil." Although admittedly, Agorath hasn't yet made himself as clear-cut a villain as our good friend Xykon ultimately is.
For those who care: Order of the Stick is good stuff and if you haven't read it, you probably should. The art is literally stick figures but the storytelling is fantastic.
posted at 4:54pm on January 28th, 2013
Reply by Obligatonym
Of course, that's likely where similiarities between characters from Runewriters and OotS end. It's not as though the protagonistic party contains a black guy associated with the colour green, a red-head who at some point loses their power of speech, or a blonde who is made from idealism and niceness.
Oh wait... holy smeg! O_O
posted at 3:49am on January 29th, 2013
Hahahahahahha oh man the Xykon comparison is wonderful and makes me really happy, but that....... is AMAZING.
posted at 11:25am on January 29th, 2013
Oh my gosh, wondering the internet late at night was so worth it for stumbling upon these comments from... 3 years ago? XD
posted at 7:19pm on December 12th, 2016
Comment by Jeweleya
The vote incentive - pffft! Hahaha! Now I really want to see Esra wipe out! :D Nice visuals signifying Iavin's control - simple yet ominous. Question! Since different runewriters use different (personalized) runes, but each runewriter has a standard (personal) phrase they say each time, is there any correlation between the runes available to the runewriter and the phrase they say? Or is the phrase just the igniter that makes the rune take effect?
posted at 11:28am on January 28th, 2013
ESRA WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE THIS HAPPEN TO HIS LIMBS.
But re: your question -- that's getting into a point where it's kinda hard to say! As far as the runewriter himself knows, it's just the thing that makes the runes activate. If anyone actually wanted to sit down and study what runes different runewriters have figured out and what their magic word thing is and whether or not the two seem to be connected (and could find enough runewriters to make such a study useful), maybe it would turn out to be related! Jonan has a stupidly long magic phrase and also has control over every aspect of his magic, whereas Sev's is very short and his abilities are all very specialised. CONNECTION?? COINCIDENCE???
These people tend to treat magic as more of a rare art than a science, though, and it's not typically studied in depth. Long story short, neither runewriters nor mundanes really know how it works!
posted at 11:39am on January 29th, 2013
So it's more sorcery than wizardry, right?
And this also reminds me of something I wanted to ask for some time now. So Sev says runes can only be written on things that are magical. But what exactly does "magical" constitute in this world? Does it have to be enchanted, or is it more of an inherent property of the item somehow. Can something non-magical be made magical and/or vice-versa? And if something is magical, does it mean it has special properties, like magical stuff in games (gives you protection or grants abilities etc.)?
And what does Jonan cast his runes off? We saw Sev's earring and stones and Iavin probably uses those beads. But Jonan? Oh, so many questions :D Maybe you can do an other Q&A when you are out of idea for the incentive.
posted at 7:08am on January 31st, 2013
Aw, these are pretty simple ones, actually!
As to "what makes a thing magical" -- some things are just magical! Like how some things are just orange, or some things are just magnetic. It's a property of some creatures and objects. There is no runewriting (at least none I can think of off the top of my head) that could be used to "enchant" stuff, so that's not a thing.
The answer to your last question can actually be found on the page I linked to Jeweleya -- Jonan's runes are on that necklace he wears! (If you are randomly curious, the pieces are made of bone; probably bones of some magical creature. He is a necromancer through and through and won't drop the theme for one stupid minute.)
posted at 1:55pm on February 3rd, 2013
Wait, Jonan has a necklace? ... :o ^^"
posted at 7:52am on February 4th, 2013
Reply by Jeweleya
Hmmmmm! I like your answer - it's very real-life-ey. I'm sure that you'll be weaving in the things we need to know as we go along... It's just hard to wait when both the story and the world are so interesting. I think that some of the best fantasy writing out there is when the universe is big enough to NOT be fully explored and explained in a single story. I'm definitely hooked, and looking forward to further developments! :D
posted at 2:08am on February 3rd, 2013
Oh gosh, thank you! And man, always feel free to ask! Sometimes I'll not answer if it's gonna be important later, but it's always REALLY interesting and cool to see what you guys are pondering about the world and magic! *u*
(that and I like talking about it
that might contribute)
posted at 2:00pm on February 3rd, 2013
Comment by Why?!?!
Either Iavin waited a few seconds before entering or that room is HUGE.
Or Esra and Master A are talking really fast, I suppose.
posted at 6:02pm on January 28th, 2013
Or Iavin is like.... actually standing right behind them the whole time
Or walking reeeeaaally slowly
Maybe he got distracted and started looking through things on the bookshelf
P.S. for some reason the nickname "Master A" makes me really happy; NO ONE IN THE COMIC WOULD CALL HIM THAT but now I wish someone would. xD
posted at 11:46am on January 29th, 2013
Reply by Wabbajack
I'm sorry Shazz every time I read that comment I laugh so hard.
posted at 2:11pm on October 17th, 2013
Comment by Hethaa
oh MY GODDD QWOP xDDDDDDD
posted at 8:22pm on January 28th, 2013
Comment by Soru
BEST. INCENTIVE. EVER.
posted at 9:16pm on February 3rd, 2013