Fun little collection of Order of the Stick comics Especially loved the fairy tales and retelling of Hamlet.
So this is definitely not for people who aren t The Order of the Stick fans Nothing in this volume relates to the main story, and really are just fun things Burlew wanted to do and get paid for it, not including the strips he did for Dragon magazine I have no problem with that though The extra stuff is so fun I m happy to finally add this volume to my collection.
This book contains the original Order of the Stick panels published in Dragon magazine, as well as a section in which the characters are impressed upon to switch to the 4th edition rules, and some fun stories at the end It does not provide any valuable additions to the main story line, or offer much character development, but it is still great fun A nice OOTS book if you are an OOTS fan Otherwise, not remarkable.
The book is composed of a lot of independent story, in and out of canon, such as what if the OOTS met their 4th edition DD counterparts The stories are nice if you already know the characters and the world But if you aren t invested in the OOTS, it would probably be better to read the online comic first.
Liked this one It s an homage to all these great literary tales and plays Most of them really fit the characters Hope there sof these kinds of tales Julio Scoundrel A nice enough story, and occasionally funny, but not really what I m reading an Order of the Stick comic for 6 10.
The Dragon Strips Rich correctly susses out that we ve bought this book for the Dragon strips They remain amusing, and the eight new ones fit right in with the style and storyline The last couple of strips, remembering an awesome magazine that WotC decided to gut, are still great 7 10.
4e The 4e strips were unfortunately not as funny as I d hoped It s mostly a long fight with occasional jabs at the game system The black white artwork is also quite muddy 5 10.
Fables I had very low expectations for these, which seemed evenlike filler than the Scoundrel and 4e sections Elan and the Beanstalk.
and then this first one was hilarious, in part because of its funny reflections on the OotS characters, and in part because of the way everyone is constantly interrupting and reshaping the story 8 10 Red Riding Hood Golden Eye.
More what I expected from the fables These are kinda bleh Sorta funny, but sorta dull and sadly no interruptions The Tragedy of Greenhilt, Prince of Denmark.
But this last one is another hit, a palpable hit The satire of the play itself is funny, but the references to the characters and to DD bring it up to the next level Again, very funny 8 10.
Overall, a worthwhile book, mainly on the strength of the Dragon comics, The Beanstalk, and Hamlet.
Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales collects various Order of the Stick Material not related to the main strip story It stands completely alone and doesn t affect events in the rest of the OotS collections This is the third print only OotS book, featuring material not available on the website.
As with the other print only collections, this trade is in greyscale due to cost concerns except for 2 below, which were from a color magazine and have been reproduced that way.
It contains 1 Julio Scoundrel and the Curse of the Mummy Queen A seven page story featuring Julio Scoundrel, presented as an issue of a comic book, complete with mock up letters page.
2 The Magazine Strips All strips written for Dragon magazine, including some that were previously unpublished Reprinting these was the author s original motivating factor behind this collection.
3 Edition Wars Our OotS team based off of DD 3.
5 ed rules faces off with their counterparts derived from DD 4th ed rules.
4 Stick Tales Retellings of classic fairy tales, OotS style As the descriptions above likely convey, this collection is focused squarely on the comedy Your enjoyment will stem from the appeal of these ideas I found it all entertaining, but nothing mind boggling I expect thosefamiliar with DD and the rule variations between editions will enjoy 3although I did like it.
All in all an amusing enough collection and worth a read, but I d only call it a must buy for completists or die hard DD players.
After Years Of Waiting, The Order Of The Stick Comics That First Appeared In Dragon Magazine Have Been Collected In One Volume Follow The Print Adventures Of Roy, Elan, Haley, Vaarsvuius, Durkon, And Belkar As They Traverse A Dangerous Subterranean Dungeon Filled With Swarms Of Puffins, Breakfast Cereal Mascots, And One Heavily Templated Snail The Then Monthly Strip Was Filled With Endless Roleplaying Hijinks At Least Until It Ended But Now You Can Enjoy Every Published Strip, Along With A Whole Book S Worth Of All New Goodies Check It Out Alloriginal The Order Of The Stick Strips That Ran In The Print Version Of Dragon Magazine From IssueDecemberTo The Last Issue,SeptemberAuthor Commentary On The Experience Of Creating Strips For The Legendary Gaming PublicationAdditional Never Before Seen Strips That Were Planned For Future Issues, Before The Magazine Was Canceled Edition Wars Invaders From The Th Edition Dimension After The Events Of The Magazine Comics, Our Heroes Are Attacked By Their Mirror Duplicates From A Brand New Dimension Can The Order Defend Their Old Way Of Life From These Strangely Balanced Invaders Stick Tales As The Order Sails Toward The Western Continent, They Tell Stories To Pass The Time, Including Elan And The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hoodlum, And The Tragedy Of Greenhilt, Prince Of Denmark Classic Literature, Ruined In The Way That Only The Order Of The Stick Can The Latest Issue Of The Best Selling The Adventures Of Julio Scoundr L Comic Book, Julio Scoundr L And The Curse Of The Mummy Queen Extra Mini Stories And Other Stuff That We Haven T Even Mentioned Yet