|“Math is Fun”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
Order of the Stick comic
|Date published||28 January 2004|
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Fighting a goblin, Durkon belatedly remembers his bonuses.
- Panel 1
Roy, Durkon, and Belkar fighting goblins while Elan plays his bard song. "♪♪"
- Panel 2
Durkon misses with a "Wooosh!"
- Panel 3
Durkon misses with another "Wooosh!"
Goblin: Ha, missed again!
- Panel 4
Roy: Hey, Durkon, don't forget to add in the bonus from Elan's bard song.
Durkon turns and faces Roy as the goblin raises his axe behind his back
Durkon: Oh, right. In tha' case I think I hit 'im tha' first time.
- Panel 5
Out of nowhere the goblin is hit with a "Thunk!" and drops his axe.
- Panel 6
Roy: Plus, did you remember how much you hate orcs and goblinoids? That's another +1.
Durkon: Och, right. Then I musta hit 'im both times.
- Panel 7
The Goblin takes another "Thunk!"
- Panel 8
Durkon: Agh! He's still on 'is feet!
Roy: Don't forget the bard song also adds +1 damage.
Durkon: Ooh! That's right!
- Panel 9
- Panel 10
The Goblin falls over dead
- Panel 11
Durkon (jumping for joy): Huzzah! I got 'im!
Roy (to the reader): You know, he'd be a pretty good warrior if he had a better head for numbers.
D&D Context Edit
- With the many different moving bonuses in D&D it's easy to forget some of them, remember later and then retroactively add them. This strip satirizes the common mishap.
- Dwarves gain +1 on their attack rolls because of a hatred of orcs and goblinoids.
- The first panel is reminiscent of the first panel of #1.
- It's interesting to note that Elan was actually quite useful in this strip.