20px-Cquote1.png What kind of wizard spends his time making such a stupid magic item?[1] 20px-Cquote2.png

A seemingly useless magic item made obviously from a team of drunken Wizards. The wielder is capable of drawing randomly-spawning animals from it, though it generally tends to default to small rodents. One has been taken by Roy Greenhilt, who uses it prominently in No Cure for the Paladin Blues and occasionally in the other books.

History Edit

No Cure for the Paladin Blues Edit

One of those was found by The Order of the Stick in The Dungeon of Dorukan. Nobody wanted it and it was given to Roy Greenhilt since he was last to choose a magic item. Haley however, didn't know the purpose of the bag, and Roy demonstrated. Haley apologizes, asking what kind of wizard would spend their time making a item, which cuts to a team of drunken wizards[2].

The Order is ambushed by a duo of ogres. Roy, who only has a broken hilt and the Bag of Tricks, chooses to use the Bag of Tricks. He throws a weasel at one, who catches it with his mouth, and swallows it[3].

Belkar chews Roy out for his lack of discipline, to which Roy responds to by throwing a badger onto his face[4].

Roy uses a cat from the bag to distract a bandit guard to knock him out from behind[5]. Roy gets rid of the bindings on the Order by using rodents to chew on the bindings[6]. Later, Roy fights Samantha's Father, who disarms Roy. Roy uses his one more trick up his sleeve, his bag. He throws a critter at him, but it bounces off the Bandit King's sword, and the rhinoceros falls on him.[7]

The weasel from before is later interviewed by Miko Miyazaki, who reveals that he had to claw himself out. He offers himself as a familiar, animal companion, and warhorse, which is repeatedly refused by Miko[8].

Critters from the bag, Blackwing, Banjo the Clown, and Elan's lute were taken downstairs in the Weary Travelers Inn to have a tea party arranged by Elan, who felt that the the critters were lonely[9].

War and XPs Edit

When falling to his death, Roy hopes that the bag will summon a giant eagle if it could summon a giant rhino, but it only produces rodents and the bag runs out of critters.[10]

Blood Runs in the Family Edit

Roy uses some of the critters to search for (the false location of) Girard's Gate in the middle of the Great Barren Desert.[11]

Current Events Edit

The High Priest of Hel taunts Roy by saying that he has no ranged weapon of his own, saying that he could optionally throw a summoned weasel at him.[12]

Roy used his bag of tricks to summon creatures to set of the High Priest of Hel's traps laid in Odin's banquet hall in Firmament.[13]

D&D Information Edit

There are three varieties of Bag of Tricks in D&D 3.5e. Most of the time the animals produced by Roy's Bag of Tricks suggest that the bag is a gray bag which produces small mostly harmless animals, but on at least one occasion Roy has produced an animal from the tan bag list.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Comic 130, "Itempalooza"
  2. Comic 130, "Itempalooza"
  3. Comic 144, "Pop Goes the Weasel"
  4. Comic 146, "Role Reversal"
  5. Comic 163, "A Man, A Dwarf, and a Kitty"
  6. Comic 165, "Hangin' Around"
  7. Comic 167, "Don't Question the Color of the Bag"
  8. Comic 174, "Interlude of Dooooooom!"
  9. Comic 232, "Because They Got Lonely in the Bag"
  10. Comic 443, "The First Step is a Doozy"
  11. Comic 692, "Searchin'"
  12. Comic 1004, "Climbing Tensions"
  13. Comic #1116, "Neck and Neck"