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The Order of the Stick

All the fun of Dungeons and Dragons in a bi-weekly webcomic.

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  • Jul 13, 2010
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Oots is what made fantasy web-comics popular. Drawn in the characteristic stick figure style of Rich Burlew, Order of the Stick started as mainly a place to comment on the latest rules of Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Edition but now it is a living, breathing fantasy world with heroes, villains, and a scheme to end the world. It still makes fun of D&D, comic 733 making fun of the D&D spell "Sending" and its 25 word limit exceptionally well.
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review by . July 20, 2010
Welcome to a world of fighters, wizards, clerics, rogues, and rangers.      Welcome to a world of evil Gods, evil clerics. goblins, and God eating abominations.      Welcome to a world of role playing characters where they are aware that they are role playing characters.      Welcome to the world of the Order of the Stick.      When Rich Burlew first put up the OOTS comics to his site in order to entertain people who …
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The Order of the Stick Orderofthestick Newer.gif Author(s) Rich Burlew Website http://www.giantitp.com/comics/ootslatest.html
RSS web feed Feed-icon.svg Current status / schedule No regular schedule[1] (Currently averaging once or twice a week) Launch date September 30, 2003[2] Publisher(s) Giant in the Playground Genre(s) Fantasy, Comedy, Parody

The Order of the Stick (OOTS) is a comedic webcomic that celebrates and satirizes tabletop role-playing games and medieval fantasy through the ongoing tale of the eponymous fellowship of heroes. The comic is written and illustrated by Rich Burlew, who creates the comic in a colorful stick figure style.

Taking place in a magical world that loosely operates by the rules of 3.5 edition Dungeons and Dragons, the comic follows the sometimes farcical exploits of six flawed adventurers as they strive to save the world from an evil lich. Much of the comic's humor stems from these characters either being aware of the game rules that affect their lives or having anachronistic knowledge of modern culture, which in turn is often used by the author to parody various aspects of role-playing games and fantasy fiction. While primarily comedic in nature, The Order of the Stick features a continuing storyline serialized in one- to four-page episodes, with over 700 such episodes released so far.

The award-winning comic is both a critical and popular success, having received strong praise from reviewers in the comic and role-playing press on the basis ...

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