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The Campaign: Heavy Lifting

April 18, 2022 by Tim


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Stef
Stef
7 months ago

What’s the elf eyes joke?

John Swift
John Swift
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef

From Lord of the Rings of course. Curious if the Soul Stone is a diablo or such reference or if that actually a thing in DnD?

MoiZie
MoiZie
7 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

Marvel Universe

Jacob Field
Jacob Field
7 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

It’s a reference to “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” where, to obtain the Soul Stone, you had to sacrifice something you loved by throwing it off the Cliffs of Vormir. In both movies, it meant that someone had to throw a person off the mountain to get the stone.

John Swift
John Swift
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Field

Ohh I didnt think about that one. Although I dont think this would have been good enough.

Muppet
Muppet
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Field

Carrying a dead player’s soulstone to a resurrection shrine was a mechanic in DDO long before MCU.

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
7 months ago
Reply to  Muppet

True, and I love you referencing it, but notice they put a space between the two words.

Muppet
Muppet
7 months ago
Reply to  Xanthicirs

…really?!

Anyway, here’s a random googled screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/wCCuZ9h.png

Luc
Luc
7 months ago
Reply to  John Swift

Diablo was my first thought too haha. I know it seemed random and didn’t really fit, but I mean, it was (presumably) Cake saying it. And Cake is a bit of a crazy person.

Pulse
Pulse
7 months ago
Reply to  Luc

blue text box, blue player

foducool
foducool
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef

lord of the rings reference
and last panel is from infinity war

Jacob Field
Jacob Field
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef

It’s a pretty narm-y line from the “Lord of the Rings” movies. “The Two Towers,” specifically. In the movie, it had not yet been established that Elves had far superior vision to Humans, and thus Legolas could see for miles. So they threw in the line when they’re tracking some Uruk-Hai who kidnapped the Hobbits, Aragorn asks, “Legolas, what do your Elf eyes see?” to tell the audience that, hey, this guy can see stuff REALLY far away. Except it came off as utterly stupid because, obviously, in real life, people don’t talk like that. You’d just ask the guy… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Jacob Field
Stef
Stef
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Field

Thanks for explaining!

Kodi
Kodi
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Field

not only do they have better eyesight, for elves the world is flat so they don’t have to worry about the horizon. that’s also why only elves can sail to the undying lands, it isn’t on the spherical earth but is on the flat one (I’m oversimplifying a LOT)

Phaet
Phaet
7 months ago
Reply to  Jacob Field

I don’t remember that scene.
I think people don’t talk like that because we don’t have elves.
But thanks for explaining in detail.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef

It’s a reference to this scene from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhBFpkY6GPU
It’s been an internet meme for over a decade now.

In D&D, elves, half elves and a few other races have ‘Darkvision’ which lets them see in the dark. Number 2 is asking Number 4 to use their darkvision by quoting the LotR meme.

Justin
Justin
7 months ago
Reply to  David

Who does #2 work for?

Jesse
Jesse
7 months ago
Reply to  Stef

I had zero knowledge of this joke or any memes regarding it; thank you for asking.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
7 months ago

He’ll be fiiiine, they just need to wait for him to regain consciousness – he did get that divine healing spell earlier, right? And what’s some ability and/or brain damage to a cleric like him?
He’ll be fiiiine…

Rolando
Rolando
7 months ago

When someone thinks I’m a total nerd, I just point to things like these. Those of you that easily got both references. To prove I’m not.

Not as an evasion, I have nothing against nerds. I actually feel the average one is a pretty decent and smart fellow (unlike the average person). Just as a simple fact. I am a minor nerd, really.

Darkening
Darkening
7 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

I mean, lord of the rings and marvel are about as mainstream as a nerdy thing can possibly be. I imagine a great deal of people that wouldn’t identify as nerds would be able to identify these references.

Egasilon
Egasilon
7 months ago
Reply to  Darkening

I wouldn’t even count the Marvel movies as nerdy things at this point, honestly. They’re just some pretty good mainstream movies that were *based* off of a nerdy thing.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago
Reply to  Egasilon

Agreed. MCU literally has the highest grossing film ever made, and LOTR is a cultural behemoth. Casually liking either is about as “nerdy” as liking video games. And recognizing a line from a movie or a pose from another isn’t the same as the “hyper obsession” that defines someone who’s a nerd on mainstream stuff, like a “Star Wars nerd” who can deliver lectures on, say, the economics of the post-Empire galaxy.

Last edited 7 months ago by Eldest Gruff
HomerJ
HomerJ
7 months ago
Reply to  Darkening

I am a HUGE Lord of the Rings nerd (books though – only seen the movies like 4-5 times)… and I didn’t catch it.

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago
Reply to  Rolando

And for the third and final nerdism, In D&D 5e, falling damage is laughable. 1D6 per 10’ fall, to a maximum of 20D6. That cleric definitely survives.

A different Tim
A different Tim
7 months ago

Where has Three’s DM screen gone? He had one just 3 comics ago.

Pegasii
Pegasii
7 months ago

it fell off the table

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
7 months ago

They’ve got an interesting play structure. In the past, when Three was acting as a player and not as a DM, DM power would shift to someone else. IIRC, when he was communing with his god to revive Cake, it was either One or Four who had the DM screen up.

I’m guessing these guys balance “DM” and “Player Character” by having specific rules for what rolls he does that are and aren’t seen. And they’re likely running of a premade module, rather than something that Three whips up in his head.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
7 months ago

One to Four *whispered: ‘Bet your Fartseeker can finish the job.’

Merendel
Merendel
7 months ago

Um Ouch. I dont think his left foot is supposed to bend that way. Even the leg itself is in a highly uncomfortable to dislocated position depending on the angle of the torso. he’s not walking out of there under his own power unless he has a few spell slots to burn.