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DM of the Rings CXLII:
Rank Bribery

By Shamus
on Monday Sep 3, 2007
Filed under:
DM of the Rings


Frodo Wins!
Gandalf buggers off, and Aragorn is happy.

You can get away with anything, story-wise, as long as you give the players enough rewards. These rewards become hostages which compel the players to stay. Sure, you can leave the campaign now, but then you’ll never get to use this +50 vorpal sword of awesome that glows like a lightsaber and once a day can be used to create 2d8 pieces of delicious candy.

To clear up this continual confusion: This is NOT the last strip. The comic ends on Friday. You’ll know it’s the end. It’ll say so.

Comments (145)

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  1. Dan says:

    well can’t wait till the ending

  2. TalrogSmash says:

    now i have a decision to make…

    +50 vorpal sword that makes 2d8 pieces of candy or the +40 dagger that casts Heroe’s feast you gave me for the last campaign that you told me i couldn’t bring to this one…

    what to do…

  3. Scarlet Knight says:

    Jeff Says:”Is it just me, or is Aragorn staring at Arwen's boobs?”

    Of course he is! Aragorn doesn’t want another unfortunate incident like in episode LXXX when he was checking out Haldir…

  4. superfluousk says:

    Well, that’s one excellent way to speed through to the ending! :)

  5. Prrrline says:

    112 Caveman Says:
    “BTW, here is a humorous parody of the Fellowship, starring Jack Black. (Just for fun)

    It was already posted some bazillion posts ago. Shamus put it up as a fun interlude. It is funny….

  6. Jochi says:

    The Animal House joke is appropriate for another reason. That’s the first movie I remember seeing that had a “What they did after the movie was over” sequence as the credits were rolling (or just before). I get the feeling that’s what we’re going to see after Friday until the 21st.

    Others have said it, but MAN I’m gonna miss this strip, and the comments afterwards, too.

  7. Raved Thrad says:

    OMG… +50 vorpal sword of awesome that glows like a lightsaber and once a day can be used to create 2d8 pieces of delicious candy! That tops just about every other relic TSR ever created, and it’s not the +50! Vorpal swords are a dime a dozen, but 2d8 pieces of delicious candy once a day? With something like that you could conquer entire worlds!

  8. comicshorse says:

    In a ( fairly) serious Lone Wolf game I was in my P.C. was gifted with a magical spear. It was a +1 Weapon but the first time it hit a day it produced a number of loaves of rather coarse black bread equivalent to the damage it had done.
    Not as good as 2d8 pieces of candy mind.

  9. Medium Dave says:

    I don’t know what is worse, the fact that a number of reader’s here don’t remember or have never seen “Animal House” or that there are people who really believe the CHINESE bombed Pearl Harbor.


    I will miss this comic. Like all good things it must come to an end.

  10. RichardX1 says:

    >>To clear up this continual confusion: This is NOT the last strip. The comic ends on Friday. You'll know it's the end. It'll say so.<<

    Just like the last movie :-D

  11. Cynder says:

    Yaaayy!! I love Aragorn!! ^_^

  12. Dr. Manhattan says:

    Does the Vorpal Blade go snicker-snack?

  13. ERROR says:

    After you finish this, you should tackle “The Hobbit” and the “Dungeons and Dragons” movies.

    And why not Star Wars, too, while you’re at it (Since everybody else is suggesting it.).

  14. cHaoS says:

    I half expected the DM to ungloriously resurrect Gollum to railroad his campaign to the very end. On the other hand, it would have been immensely funny, if Frodo hadn’t made it and Aragorn and his army would just have been crushed. A disappointing ending for the campaign everyone hates.

    Great comic, Shamus, just finished reading it. I am also very fond of your articles on The Escapist. I also enjoyed the Stolen Pixels Comics, but it seems that you don’t do them anymore?

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