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    15 KB Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:05 No.13816299  
    So Brian Jacques is dead.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:06 No.13816311
    [Citation needed]
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:07 No.13816317
    >Redwall author Brian Jacques dies aged 71
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:07 No.13816318
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:08 No.13816323

    Well fuck, mouseguard redwall conversion thread?

    No vermin allowed though.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:09 No.13816329
    Noooooo my childhood :(
    I should read those books again, Redwall was the shit
    >> The Pancake !!PgUYT0U0BMV 02/07/11(Mon)13:09 No.13816337
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    .....My Childhood.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:09 No.13816338

    I would support this shit.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:11 No.13816350
    all I can say to that is...

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:11 No.13816353
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    Man, owls are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:11 No.13816356
    Leman Russ was going one for WFRP 2e and D&D 3.5e
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:12 No.13816359
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    >Brian Jacques dead
    >Don't cry
    >Don't cry
    >Don't you fucking cr-
    >> Blackpudding !!KS5YEP3m+Bn 02/07/11(Mon)13:13 No.13816368
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    That hurts my soul. I fucking loved those books.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:13 No.13816369
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    And at the exact moment I read this...

    .. I was hungry.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:13 No.13816370
    I never actually read any of the Redwall books. Did read Castaways of the Flying Dutchman...what the fuck? No one told me there were sequels!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:14 No.13816381
    I remember those.... so much. Marlfox. Taggerung. Pearls of Lutra. God.

    Don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:16 No.13816394
    So sad...
    He completed the races for 3.5, I have them saved. I shall be putting forth what he has proposed.


    ~ +2 Dexterity, -2 Constitution
    ~ Small: As a Small creature, a Sparrow gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than Medium creatures use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
    ~ Sparrow land speed is 10 ft.
    ~ Sparrow Fly speed is 40 ft. (good)
    ~ Sparrows cannot use weapons, but their sharp talons make up for the disparity; Sparrows have a 1d4 Talon attack
    ~ Sparrows can never fly with anything more than a Light Load
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +4 Intelligence, +4 Wisdom, -2 Con
    ~ Large: As a Large creature, an Owl gains a -1 size penalty to Armor Class, a -1 size penalty on attack rolls, and a -4 size penalty on Hide checks, but she uses larger weapons than Medium creatures use, receives a +4 bonus to Grapple checks, and her lifting and carrying limits are twice those of a Medium character.
    ~ Owl land speed is 20 ft.
    ~ Owl Fly speed is 60 ft. (average)
    ~ Low-light Vision 120ft.
    ~ +8 to Listen and +8 to Spot checks
    ~ +10 to Move Silently checks made during flight
    ~ Owls cannot use weapons, but their sharp talons make up for the disparity; Owls have a 1d8 Talon attack
    ~ Owls can never fly with anything more than a Light Load
    ~ +3 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:17 No.13816404
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:18 No.13816406
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:18 No.13816407
    ~ Small: As a Small creature, a Mouse gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than Medium creatures use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
    ~ Mouse speed is 20 ft.
    ~ +2 to Listen and Move Silently checks
    ~ +1 bonus to all saving throws
    ~ 4 extra skill points at 1st level and 1 extra skill point at each additional level.
    ~ Once per day, a Mouse may re-roll one dice roll (skill, attack, damage, save, etc. any dice may be re-rolled) of the player's choice, but they must accept the second roll.
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, -2 Charisma
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Moles have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Mole land speed is 20 ft.
    ~ Burrow speed 5 ft.
    ~ +2 to Craft and +2 to Profession checks
    ~ -4 to Climb, -4 to Jump, -4 to Search, -4 to Spot, and -4 to Swim checks
    ~ Blindsense 30ft.
    ~ Tremorsense 60ft.
    ~ Racial Illiteracy: Moles are a race who do not automatically know how to read and write. A Mole may spend 2 skill points to gain the ability to read and write all languages he is able to speak; but it must be noted that, as a rule, most Moles never bother with it; its not that they are incapable, it's just that it's not in their culture to do so.
    ~ +0 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:19 No.13816418
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    ~ +2 Dexterity, -2 Charisma, -2 Wisdom
    ~ Small: As a Small creature, a Shrew gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than Medium creatures use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
    ~ Shrew land speed is 20 ft.
    ~ +2 to Listen, +2 to Profession (Sailor) checks
    ~ +6 to Swim checks
    ~ All Aid Another attempts in which a Shrew is participating receive a +1 bonus.
    ~ Shrews receive the Martial Weapon Proficiency feat for the rapier as a bonus feat.
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Dexterity
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Squirrels have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Squirrel land speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Squirrel climb speed is 20 ft.
    ~ +2 to Balance, +2 to Jump, and +2 to Tumble checks
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Constitution, -2 Strength
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Hedgehogs have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Hedgehog speed is 20ft
    ~ +4 to Listen Checks
    ~ -2 to Search and Spot checks
    ~ -6 to all Disguise checks, their bushy spine covered backs are awfully hard to disguise
    ~ +1 Natural Armor Bonus
    ~ Anyone grappling a Hedgehog takes 1d4 points of damage a round in addition to any other damage the Hedgehog may be dealing. If a Hedgehog is pinned, they do not take the -4 penalty to AC.
    ~ +0 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:20 No.13816419
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:20 No.13816421
    I have a copy of the Mouseguard roleplaying game. I've never read it before today, but if anyone else is up for it I'd help as best I can.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:20 No.13816422
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    >>13816353 here
    Bravo, /tg/, for not rising to my wee bit of trolling. You're made of sterner stuff than I thought.

    So I'll do what I can to help cheer you up, /tg/. For starters, Mr. Jacques may be dead but he left behind an extensive bibliography for the appreciation of generations yet to live. Also, James Gurney is still alive, so it's not like childhood is meaningless as a concept now.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:21 No.13816430
    ~ Small: As a Small creature, a Vole gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than Medium creatures use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
    ~ Vole speed is 20 ft.
    ~ +4 to Swim checks
    ~ +1 bonus to all saving throws
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Dexterity, -2 Wisdom
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Rabbits have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Rabbit land speed is 40 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +4 to Jump checks
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Wisdom
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Hares have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Hare land speed is 40 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +6 to Jump checks
    ~ +2 to Hide and +2 to Survival checks
    ~ Hares with PC classes receive Simple Weapon Proficiency and Martial Weapon Proficiency as bonus feats
    ~ +1 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:21 No.13816431

    he was such a huge part of my childhood
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:22 No.13816438
    Eh I'll be sad once Ray Bradbury di...

    well fuck.. guess it's time to end all of creation.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:23 No.13816440
    Dinotopia was a phenomenal read as a child.
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Otters have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Otter land speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Otter swim speed is 20 ft.
    ~ +2 to Escape Artist and +2 to Profession (Sailor) checks
    ~ Otters automatically receive Weapon Focus for all weapons they are proficient with at level 1 as bonus feats; after which Weapon Focus must be taken individually.
    ~ +1 LA

    ~ +6 Strength, +4 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, -2 Dexterity
    ~ Large: As a Large creature, a Badger gains a -1 size penalty to Armor Class, a -1 size penalty on attack rolls, and a -4 size penalty on Hide checks, but she uses larger weapons than Medium creatures use, receives a +4 bonus to Grapple checks, and her lifting and carrying limits are twice those of a Medium character.
    ~ Badger speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +4 to Diplomacy and +4 to Intimidate checks
    ~ Rage (Ex): A badger that has lost at least half of their HP in combat flies into a berserk rage on its next turn, attacking implacably until either it or its opponent is dead. It gains +4 to Strength, +4 to Constitution, and -2 to Armor Class. The Badger cannot end its rage voluntarily.
    ~ +4 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:24 No.13816445

    ~ -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Rats have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Rat speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +2 to Hide and +2 to Move Silently check
    ~ -4 to Diplomacy checks
    ~ Rats receive Simple Weapon Proficiency as a bonus feat
    ~ +0 LA

    Searats: as Rats except as follows
    ~ +2 Dexterity, -2 Intelligence, -2 Charisma
    ~ +2 to Balance, +2 to Move Silently, +2 to Profession (Sailor) and +2 to Use Rope checks
    ~ +4 to Swim checks
    ~ +0 LA

    ~ +2 Dexterity
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Weasels have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Weasel speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +4 to Move Silently checks
    ~ Weasels have a 1d6 Bite attack
    ~ Weasels receive Improved Grapple as a bonus feat, whether or not they meet the prerequisites.
    ~ +1 LA

    ~ +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Ferrets have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Ferret speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +2 to Intimidate checks
    ~ +4 to Move Silently checks
    ~ Ferrets have a 1d6 Bite attack
    ~ +2 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:24 No.13816447
    But...damn. I read his stuff as a kid. Used to love those books.

    Wish I was more eloquent. At least he'll be remembered, right?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:25 No.13816455
    Noooooo :(

    Anyone else curious about a 40k/redwall crossover now?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:25 No.13816457
    ~ +2 Dexterity, +2 Intelligence
    ~ Medium: As Medium creatures, Stoats have no special bonuses or penalties due to their size.
    ~ Stoat speed is 30 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +2 to Listen and +2 to Spot checks
    ~ +4 to Move Silently checks
    ~ Stoats have a 1d6 Bite attack
    ~ +2 LA

    ~ +2 Strength, +6 Dexterity, + 2 Intelligence, -2 Wisdom
    ~ Large: As a Large creature, a Wildcat gains a -1 size penalty to Armor Class, a -1 size penalty on attack rolls, and a -4 size penalty on Hide checks, but she uses larger weapons than Medium creatures use, receives a +4 bonus to Grapple checks, and her lifting and carrying limits are twice those of a Medium character.
    ~ Wildcat speed is 40 ft.
    ~ Wildcat Climb speed is 10 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ +8 to Balance, +8 to Jump, and +8 to Move Silently checks
    ~ -4 to Swim checks
    ~ Wildcats have a 1d8 Bite attack
    ~ +4 LA

    ~ +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity, +4 Intelligence, +4 Wisdom
    ~ Large: As a Large creature, a Fox gains a -1 size penalty to Armor Class, a -1 size penalty on attack rolls, and a -4 size penalty on Hide checks, but she uses larger weapons than Medium creatures use, receives a +4 bonus to Grapple checks, and her lifting and carrying limits are twice those of a Medium character.
    ~ Fox speed is 40 ft.
    ~ Low-light Vision 60ft.
    ~ 4 extra skill points at 1st level and 1 extra skill point at each additional level.
    ~ Foxes have a 1d8 Bite attack
    ~ +3 LA
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:25 No.13816462
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    While I've not read his stuff since I was a young kid I did love those books back then certainly.
    >> Blackpudding !!KS5YEP3m+Bn 02/07/11(Mon)13:25 No.13816463
    I just reread that last month for nostalgia.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:25 No.13816464
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:27 No.13816476
    Not really, no. Grimdark as Redwall was at times, and as much as I love 40k, some things shouldn't be put together. Like chocolate and jalepeno.
    >> Blackpudding !!KS5YEP3m+Bn 02/07/11(Mon)13:27 No.13816482
    Fuck it, I'm making that into a spray.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:27 No.13816483
    Well, his books will, at least. I mean, this is one of those cases where the monument is more important than the man, really. He put out a lot of books that became a huge chunk of a lot of people's childhoods, but it's not like he actually matters now that his work is done.

    He is not Carl Sagan - his work does not vanish if you forget about him. On a related note: REMEMBER CARL SAGAN.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:28 No.13816491
    Well, damn. I'll have to hold a verbosely-described feast in his honor sometime.
    >> The Sandwich Man !!bDwD9qQk0rJ 02/07/11(Mon)13:29 No.13816503

    This has hit me on what happens to be a horrible day of college. I have not read all of the novels, but I was impressed by them.

    I am currently reading through the Mouse Guard RPG again. I'd like to work on this. Currently, I've been playing Haven and Hearth in my spare time. That ends until Redwall RPG is done. Not even greek lettering in captcha can stop me from making this most sacred vow!

    For the Abby!

    For Jacques!
    >> monotreeme 02/07/11(Mon)13:30 No.13816507
    rolled 64 = 64

    he did the redwall series first.

    the two are unrelated.
    redwall is still quite good however, especially if you can imagine smells very well.

    because his books, with their vivid descriptions of feasts are almost enough to turn a regular human vegitarian...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:31 No.13816516
    I lol'd, but only because of how many of his books I read.

    Can't believe he's dead. Does anyone know if he was working on a book when he died? If so, someone else might be able to finish it from his notes.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:31 No.13816517
    fuck I can't read them without something food related, he was the best food porn writer ever.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:32 No.13816521
    the guy from Street figheter with the eye-patch?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:32 No.13816524
    >>13816507 because his books, with their vivid descriptions of feasts are almost enough to turn a regular human vegitarian...

    Wait... they.. they never ate meat?

    I honestly never noticed that. Are you sure? Even Otters?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:32 No.13816525

    We should probably let /ck/ know about this too.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:32 No.13816526
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    >Go boil your head, rat!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:33 No.13816535
    These are the books that got me reading in the first place. Reading in the library at school introduced me to nerdy people. Those nerdy people brought me intot he world of Friednly Local Game shops.

    Brian Jacques essentially made me the person I am today.

    I'm going to go cry now.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:33 No.13816537
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:33 No.13816539
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:34 No.13816542
    Godammit ;_;

    His later books were kind of eh, but oh god my childhood.

    also I'd totally play Redwall d20.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:34 No.13816547

    Fish they would eat.

    But no meat. Mostly glazed chestnuts and shit.
    >> monotreeme 02/07/11(Mon)13:35 No.13816551
    rolled 9 = 9

    the otters ate fish, only on major occasions though.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:36 No.13816561
    I'm currently eating chili chocolate.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:36 No.13816562
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    Goddammit D: I'd just finished reading his newest book, the Sable Quean, as well. Didn't think it was very good, but the Redwall series is fantastic. What the hell am I going to do now without looking forward to the yearly Redwall book?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:36 No.13816565
    but damn if you didn't feel like eating those fucking chestnuts... also required link http://www.redwall.net/kitchen/
    >> monotreeme 02/07/11(Mon)13:37 No.13816573
    rolled 55 = 55

    >and shit
    >in a redwall book

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:37 No.13816574
    Pick up a different series, perhaps? Dinotopia will scratch a lot of the same itches.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:38 No.13816577

    My god. He was so good he talked about a vegetarian diet and actually; 1. Made me want to eat it, and 2. Not notice there wasn't meat.

    The man was legendary.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:38 No.13816584
    there is one final one... The Rogue Crew, due out this year... was the last one he had written before his heart gave out, possibly after writing about one of those feasts
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:39 No.13816585

    Good critters would eat fish and other seafood, but never meat; with the exception of one crazy otter in The Legend of Luke who would eat his enemies.

    This was frowned upon.

    It varied for vermin, they would eat anything (including birds) but only the really bad ones would eat other meats.

    Also: cannibal pygmy shrews would eat travelers; swamp creatures {toads, frogs, etc) would eat anything; and (predatory/scavenger) birds and snakes and the like would eat critters
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:39 No.13816586
    I fucking baw'd
    >> monotreeme 02/07/11(Mon)13:41 No.13816597
    rolled 72 = 72

    I think it was so even a child could tell on a dietary chart how evil the characters were.
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    After we'd converted him to the books my friend ran a Redwall d20 games based on Freeport. We played vermin pirates. My character was a searat captain who wore the pelt of a badger she claimed to have killed. No one believed her, but when you have +25 in Intimidation nobody dares argues.

    We tortured a Long Patrol hare with scones, fought off a Bloodwrathing Badgerlord, built an armada and I managed to blow up the ship and get the party killed before we even reached the Abbey. Good times.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:42 No.13816615
    May he find peace in the halls of the ancestors. His works will live on in our memory.

    Sigh. The Outcast of Redwall, Mariel of Redwall, thats my childhood right there. I still have the hardbacks that I first read when I was 5.
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:43 No.13816619

    so you used raisins instead of currants in the scones?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:45 No.13816644
    dear lord, that is awesome, even if you were vermin.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:47 No.13816655
    Are any of the other boards making a big deal about this?

    ...Captcha is "the nsearat." Take out the n and you get >>13816605
    >> Lord Castellan Ursarkar E Creed 02/07/11(Mon)13:47 No.13816656
    Pearls of Lutra, Long Patrol, Marlfox, Taggerung.

    Those 4 were great for sequential progression of the story, without the drastic change from the epic (proper use of the term) of Redwall, to Mattimeo and without the timeshift flashbacks.

    Loved the series, but I really liked those 4 in particular.
    >> Cú Airúath Siblaid 02/07/11(Mon)13:47 No.13816661
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    Oh fuck... you just made me realize that Bradbury's very old.

    Oh god!! The Astronaut whose family could never look at the sun again.

    The Fire Balloons!

    That city built for vengeance!

    The Illustrated man and the Martian chronicles are some of the BEST things I have ever read, perhaps the absolute best.

    I never even thought about Bradbury being mortal, let alone being of old age...

    I'm going to watch the entire Martian Chronicles mini-series(With Rock Hudson) tonight...

    And Brian Jacques too... The Redwall books were the first fantasy novels I ever had the patience to read when I was young, and they blew me away...

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:48 No.13816663
    Rest in peace Mr.Jacques. Your books made my childhood.

    <ewsonte glazed
    Indeed captcha that food was glazed to perfection
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:51 No.13816684
    /lit/ of course, and probably /ck/ when word gets to them.
    >> Cú Airúath Siblaid 02/07/11(Mon)13:51 No.13816689
    I'm... going to the college now... I have no classes today, but I know there'll be friends to console.
    >> The Sandwich Man !!bDwD9qQk0rJ 02/07/11(Mon)13:52 No.13816691
    I hope this thread is on when I get back. Tomorrow I'll be posting an outline for the project. For now, midterms.

    But Redwall RPG will happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:52 No.13816694

    We were based on the island of Terramort and in the process of planning a full scale invasion. The forces of Salamandastrom caught wind and sent some hares to spy on us. We caught most of them and had the sole survivor thrown in the dungeons.

    I ordered him kept without food for an entire day, then went down and sat in front of the bars with a plate of buttered scones and slowly ate them in front of him. I demanded he give us answers, and when he refused I sensually slathered jam on the scones and made a huge show of eating them and how delicious they were. It broke the hare's spirit and he confessed everything. A Salamandastrom fleet was heading this way intending to destroy us. Oh dear.

    I went to gather our forces and left the plate of scones behind. An inch out of his reach.

    Playing vermin is fun.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:53 No.13816697
    When I was about 8 or 9 I would read an entire Redwall book in one sitting, as soon as I got hold of it. My mother would pick them up for me.
    I would spend about 8 hours reading, into the night. Just a little reading light to illuminate the words.

    Now I wear glasses for my short-sightedness. But I dream of being an author one day.

    Martin be with you, you glorious man.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:53 No.13816701
    Bradbury is turning very weird.
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    >forgot my image
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:54 No.13816709
    /tg/ should do more work on a d20 redwall thing NOW. In the memory of the great man.

    >thernef past
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:55 No.13816714
    Yeaaaah... but at least not quite as awful as Orson Scott Card. Everyone should read Ender's Game, but holy fuck, nobody should buy it.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:56 No.13816719
    Eulalia to that sir.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:57 No.13816729
    thats really rough, he was an amazing man, his books really helped me through some rough times. tonight I shall make something from the redwall cookbook in his honor.

    Rest In Peace old friend. Some day I will read your books to my children.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:58 No.13816737
    Well, what's there to really do? If anyone could post up the Redwall Riddler that would be cool but apart from that we've statted everything we can, only thing left is for some DMs to run some campaigns. Classes will likely be variants on warrior builds since magic is only eluded to exist but never actually shows up.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)13:58 No.13816741
    Sadly but unsurprisingly the /co/ thread about this has been layed into by the obsessive furry-haters.

    No doubt they are as bad as the furries, total disgrace.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:01 No.13816759
    We do indeed need a Redwall RPG
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)14:05 No.13816795
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    Pink Projectionist here.

    /tg/ Keeps things classy most of the time.

    God damn, I liked these books, even if they plots repeated, it somehow kept my interest.

    The only thing I didn't like was how no vermin no matter what, could ever be redeemed. Seriously.
    Never. That always stuck in my craw, and the food, good god, the food descriptions...

    sometimes when reading it, or listening to it I would skip a few pages or a few minutes just to get past the food. Because god damn it made me hungry.

    These books are classics, even the parts I didnt like.

    Im thinking Im gona torrent the 3 season cartoon series, and do a marathon on my stream tomorrow, until then... the audio books.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:05 No.13816796
    Link anyway please?
    >> Golden Neckbeard !!LEZvari2Ffq 02/07/11(Mon)14:08 No.13816822
    Didn't care for most of the series save Redwall and Slamandastron, but those two books were excellent.

    You will be missed, sir.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:09 No.13816830
    Oh god my childhood. A friend and I are now planing a combination feast/watching of the cartoon in his honor, assuming I can find it. Can /tg/ help point me in the right direction?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:09 No.13816838

    Mice are way over powered compared to the other critters, either they need to be nerfed or others need to be brought in line with the mouse's reroll ability. It's a good ability that nicely represents mice as the sort of protagonist type they are in the books but simply: I loved the shrews and want to see them level with mice.
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:14 No.13816876
    Eulalia bump.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:17 No.13816896
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:18 No.13816904
    So... Should I cook otter's hotroot soup or a hunter's hot pot tonight?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:19 No.13816912
    Hotroot man, always go for hotroot.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:19 No.13816914
    So give Shrews something awesome too. Maybe make it so that when multiple shrews work together on the same project(skill roll), their bonus stacks until the job can't concievably be done better with more hands?
    This'd be pretty big with craft checks, so for the campaign overall it'd be nice. But for a PC it would not be very important. Perhaps give them weapon focus for the rapier for free?
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)14:23 No.13816944
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    Do you have Demonoid?

    Tons of it there, I too and snagging the Cartoon series

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:23 No.13816945
    hmmm what about the Logalog prestige class?
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)14:24 No.13816959
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    The Audio books are top notch, almost as good as Graphic Audio books. Large Cast of voice actors, music, all very well done.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:25 No.13816966
    Sadly, I'm working off college internet at the moment. I'd get hauled infront of the disciplinary committee if I tried to torrent anything, otherwise I would've gone there first.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:34 No.13817059
    Really? If you're sticking around, would you mind fishing on demonoid for the ones you're talking about?
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)14:34 No.13817060
    I...I am not going to cry in class. This was such a huge part of me and my sister's childhood. I remember obsessively reading those books, and delighting in the simple pleasures of knowing good was going to beat evil.

    This is why I got into fantasy. Even more than Lord of the Rings, this is why I got into D&D.

    I met Brian Jacques once in my life, at a book signing. This was a few years back. He was a charming man who reminded me of a great-uncle or a grandfather. When he signed my book and I turned into a gibbering fanboy, he had an amused look, like that in itself was a compliment and a reward for writing.

    I have all the books, in the hope that someday I can share these with my future children. Goodbye, fair bard.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:41 No.13817157
    What about streaming video? All three seasons are up on megavideo. I posted the links WAY back in this thread, down towards the bottom.

    >> noko Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:49 No.13817242
    Streaming could work, but internet speed is *very* hit-or-miss here. Still, it's better than nothing. Thanks anon, and may a deliciously described feast find itself on your table.
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)14:52 No.13817269
    I want to do a Redwall campaign, just for old-times sake.

    Fuck, I would GM this. Just for the potential win. Who's with me, chaps?!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:54 No.13817286
    >Download Redwall intending to read it months ago
    >realize I never read it 2 days ago, plan on getting book because I hate reading shit digitally
    >This happens
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:57 No.13817318
    These books are also the major reason I got into fantasy. I saw kids reading them when I was in grade 5 but actually didn't get into them until 2 years later. Read them through high school, F* reading level they were freaking awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed reading his feasts.
    Someone mentioned a cookbook? I am most definetly purchasing this!

    Even though I haven't been following the Redwall series the last few years, I will be picking them up and reading them all through, here comes a marathon good or bad! Also, purchasing them all will ensure my children/grand children/great great great grandchildren will have access to this wonderful series.

    I think ever since I stopped reading this series I have been looking for something to replace it, with as much adventure, predictable peril, blatant heroism and crazy dialects as this series. I'm going to stop and just accept that no other series will ever touch this.
    Alright. I'm not crying. I'm still in denial (I think this grief may take a while to work through).
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)14:58 No.13817333

    This. Every book except Salamanderstrom was the first two or three books rewritten over and over. Also, you can't really get into these kinds of book when the antagonists are completely and utterly incompetent (except Ferahgo, again Salamanderstrom).
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)14:59 No.13817338

    I want to hug you, anon, just to help you through the grief.

    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)15:03 No.13817382
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    ok, Im streaming an Audio Book.

    The Long Patrol.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:04 No.13817390

    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)15:05 No.13817405
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    The station name is pink08
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:06 No.13817408
    I want to name my firstborn daughter Eulalia in honor of Jaques, may he rest in peace.

    Future husband will have to deal with it.
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)15:07 No.13817426
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    Awesome : 3

    My daughter will be Pollyhedron Von Drake : 3
    >> Lord Castellan Ursarkar E Creed 02/07/11(Mon)15:08 No.13817428
    There were two that did. Romsca the ferret in Lutra, and that searat in Bellmaker I believe.
    Damnit, I have to read these again now.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:08 No.13817430
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    Because he helped spawn SUCH a great subculture, didn't he?
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)15:08 No.13817437

    My first son will be named either Matthias or Martin. The wife will never have to know, but the look on that kid's face when he finds out that he shares the name of Martin the Warrior...

    >> Jack of Sparks !hj0UB1vZMk 02/07/11(Mon)15:08 No.13817439
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    One thing I always hated about the Redwall books was how rats were always dumb, dirty, and mean.

    "Everyone is all good and nice and friendly! ...except to the rats. Fuck rats."

    >my face when -2 Int, -2 Cha
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:09 No.13817449
    now i have to read all his books
    >> Jack of Sparks !hj0UB1vZMk 02/07/11(Mon)15:10 No.13817455
    Stop after about Salmandastron, or maybe Outcast of Redwall. Things go downhill from there.
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)15:11 No.13817469

    Don't listen to that man. Read up at least until Legend of Luke. Because at least, then you get to have the backstories of everything.
    >> Jack of Sparks !hj0UB1vZMk 02/07/11(Mon)15:12 No.13817474
    I forgot about Legend of Luke! Dammit.

    Ok, read the prequels, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:12 No.13817482
    There's exactly one searat. The whole series. Ends up halfway decent, living in a hut on the shore. I think it's in Mariel or something. Only vermin ever redeemed.

    Darnit, Jacques, I loved your books. Read those all of middle school.
    >> Lord Castellan Ursarkar E Creed 02/07/11(Mon)15:13 No.13817487
    Really, just avoid Triss. Other books are fine but Triss was something he was pretty much forced to write to have a female champion of Redwall due to fans whining. It shows.
    >> Guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)15:13 No.13817495

    Yea, I use Legend of Luke as the benchmark because then you at least have The Long Patrol and Marlfox.

    I need to go home and find my signed copy of Marlfox now.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:14 No.13817497

    Matthias will be my boys name as well
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:14 No.13817499
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    Oh Snap! Thank you! Im there!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:15 No.13817506

    Like that's his fault?

    I would say that he probably didn't even know what furry is, but the idiots probably mailed him porn. That's apparently what happened to the surviving cast and crew of The Secret of NIMH.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:15 No.13817514
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    First time I hear about this. Rest well.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:16 No.13817520
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    "Shake paws, count both claws, you steal mine I'll borrow yours. Watch my whiskers, check both ears. Robber foxes have no fears."

    RIP Jaques.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:17 No.13817529
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    Oh man...

    I'm gonna go dig up Salamandastron and the Long Patrol now.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:17 No.13817538
    Look around you. It's obvious that he did help spawn a great fandom - RPG gamers!
    If you're talking about Furries, they've been around long before Redwall. So since you're not talking about Furries, and obviously RPG gamers - /tg/ is a place for RPG fans to talk, after all; and you ARE on /tg/!
    So he really did help to inspire a generation of RPG gamers.
    >> μαθμαν - the enlightened undergraduate !!vnLoxcfyRGs 02/07/11(Mon)15:19 No.13817558
    Sad. So sad. I loved his books. :'(
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:21 No.13817585
    "Death comes to us all sooner or later. We cannot escape it." - Brian Jacques
    >> Sydhar 02/07/11(Mon)15:23 No.13817599
    I appreciate the man and what he did- most of all his delicious food porn- but I could never shake even as a kid the stark dichotomy in his world. You were either a pure soul or a total monster with nothing in between, and no hope of redemption if you were the latter.

    Though I'll secondthirdfourthandonwards the love for Salamandastron. It was the only Redwall book I really got into.

    Rest in peace nonetheless. I will prepare a fine feast in your honor tonight, Jacques.

    > -2 int, -2 cha

    Less intelligence and force of personality than mice? Come now, has this guy ever even SEEN a rat?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:23 No.13817601
    Well shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:24 No.13817606
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    about 20 mins in to the Long Patrol, come by and listen, The book is narrated by Brian Jacques with the Redwall players doing the voices.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:24 No.13817612
    "Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us."
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:25 No.13817617
    God tier:

    Good tier:
    Martin the Warrior
    The Bellmaker
    The Pearls of Lutra

    Meh tier:
    Mariel of Redwall
    The Legend of Luke

    Rabbits & Badgers AKA Shit tier:
    The Long Patrol
    Lord Brocktree

    Godawful tier:
    Outcast of Redwall
    The Taggerung

    Jesus Christ Man Stop Writing These tier
    Triss and onwards.
    >> μαθμαν - the enlightened undergraduate !!vnLoxcfyRGs 02/07/11(Mon)15:25 No.13817618
    what about the six-fingered ferret?
    He was somewhat morally ambiguous. I don't recall which book it was from.
    >> guybrarian 02/07/11(Mon)15:26 No.13817629
    Fuck I'm in class....why?!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:26 No.13817630
    I...know this isn't really the time for this, but this does seem to be the place. What do you guys think of the Mouseguard RPG?

    I've been thinking about buying a physical copy you see.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:27 No.13817636
    >Outcast of Redwall
    This marked the point where I stopped reading. FERRET IS INNATELY EVIL, CAN ONLY SORT OF BECOME SEMI-GOOD IN HIS FINAL MOMENTS is not a lesson that should be even considered applicable to anything.
    >> TerminusEst !!u+uMAzaP9l4 02/07/11(Mon)15:28 No.13817647

    Wrote the Redwall series, which is kind of like Watership Down meets Prydain.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:28 No.13817649
    Ya, you said pink08 was the station, but to me, I have no clue where said station is.

    Come on, this is /tg/, you shouldn't get swamped by /b/tards.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:30 No.13817657
    That's Ahmedinejad, Shas. You'd think you would know him, since you use him as an avatar so often.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:31 No.13817664

    It's better then Burning Wheel, which it was based on.

    Also Mouse Guard in general is way better then Redwall.
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    Its on live
    stream put
    a / with pink08
    in front of it.
    >> Sydhar 02/07/11(Mon)15:31 No.13817670

    You mean the one that everyone looked down on with suspicion and treated like a thief from day one until he- surprise, surprise- inevitably turned out 'evil'?

    Then again, in reality mice ARE almost irrevocably paranoid by nature. Unlike rats- hilariously enough- who can learn quite well to get along with other creatures.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:32 No.13817676
    Too bad he lived long enough to witness that godawful cartoon.
    >> GTVA Colossus !moot/UIi/o 02/07/11(Mon)15:32 No.13817677
    >Godawful tier:
    A mouse killed a cat with a fucking sword. That's fucking badass.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:33 No.13817686
    >Rabbits & Badgers AKA Shit tier:
    >The Long Patrol
    >Lord Brocktree


    get the fuck out.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:34 No.13817692

    Let's not forget Taggerung, were NON-VERMIN IS INHERITLY GOOD.
    >> Dantalaeon !!2TQS185pmIh 02/07/11(Mon)15:36 No.13817715
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    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    He'll be racist against rats and stoats in heaven.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:36 No.13817721
    Lord Brocktree, Rakkety Tam, and Martin the Warrior.

    LB is just badass. RT hit home for me, being a Scotsman and all, and MtW is just fun.

    In the redwall RPG, we need special rules for highland squirrels.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:37 No.13817730
    To hear the voice of the man himself listen to the book Mossflower.

    He narrates it.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:39 No.13817754
    I thought the point of that was redepmtion?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:40 No.13817762
    Or a mouse, for that matter? Little bastards are vile.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:41 No.13817775
    The point of redemption is getting killed while attempting to do something evil but doing it in such a way as it's perceived as being noble?

    Also, redemption for inferior races comes only with death?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:43 No.13817788
    I always thought Redwall, Martin the Warrior and Mossflower were the only good Redwall books.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:43 No.13817789

    Additionally there should be a penalty for taking no rank in the cooking skill.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:46 No.13817821
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    Come on down and listen with us.

    LS Pink08, only about 30 mins in to The Long Patrol
    >> Cú Airúath Siblaid 02/07/11(Mon)15:48 No.13817842
    They were simple books with fun, plain stories meant for a younger audience.

    Rodents talk, make and wield tiny swords, and build castles. Species dictates nigh-absolute moral tendency.

    Really, you love the talking field mice, but individuals being born good or born bad is too outlandish a concept for you to suffer?


    Personally, I don't give a fuck and Badgers are fucking awesome.

    In fact, Badgers are probably one of the things that led me to the obsession with Noble-serkers of all sorts.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:48 No.13817847
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    "Ayohoho gentlebeasts, tis time to taste the firery end of sword-n-board."

    >Persian ontectie
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:51 No.13817868
    As much as I love d20, I don't think we could make a Mossflower The RPG from it.

    I mean Badgers are major players but a +4 L, shit cucks man.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:53 No.13817884
    Redwall, Mattimeo and Mossflower were the best

    Outcast of Redwall fucking sucked

    All the rest I read were good, although they got really damn formulaic and I quit. I think I read every one up to Triss.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:56 No.13817898
    >individuals being born good or born bad is too outlandish a concept for you to suffer?
    Yeah, it's totally about it being "outlandish" and not fucking morally reprehensible.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:58 No.13817919
    Try the Flying Dutchman series sometime /tg. It's Redwall only made with pure BORING and STUPID.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:58 No.13817926
    What furry content should be.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)15:59 No.13817935
    Deptford Mice.

    Redwall - stupid + some serious grimdark.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:00 No.13817940
    I hated how the majority of villains in the Redwall series went down like bitches.
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    FINALLY, someone else who's read those!

    This shit in particular. Good god. Thomas is technically more horrific, but this one hits harder in the soft spots.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:07 No.13817990
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    >Forgets about dragons in mythology, and trolls and such.

    >Orcs in LotR too.

    >Thinks that this in any way makes Redwall bad.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:11 No.13818025
    That's one pimpin Badger Lord there bro.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:14 No.13818040
    Tolkien himself complained about that interpretation of Lord of the Rings. Also, Redwall is for children, and perhaps children should be taught a better moral than "kill those that are slightly different than us".
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:21 No.13818102
    where the hell is the stream?
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    Note that the whole thing about Redwall abbey is that they just want to be left alone and do good things. They're not the ones who go around starting the fight.They're just willing to finish it.

    I don't know about you, but I would like my kid to be willing to defend himself.


    Not just any badger. It's a friggin' honey badger. Those things are hardier and more vicious than wolverines.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:21 No.13818107
    Yes! Thank You!
    Of course it bothered me a little that they never really redemed, but then again the vermin sometimes talked about how their mothers had tried to keep them from a life of crime?
    There was atleast the one that was always "I should have listened to my mother..." for the WHOLE book. But i know more would make mention. So, I knew that not all vermin were bad, just more likely to fall into life of crime.
    And come on, vermin? Villian? Its a kid's novel, keep it simple.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:22 No.13818115
    I cannot seem to find it. This is the first time I've ever used live stream, what should I search for?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:23 No.13818123

    Since the guy running the livestream is clearly being a tremendous faggot. Not that hard to post a goddamn link.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:25 No.13818145
    And probably much like Tolkien and his Orcs, there are probably good vermin, you just don't read about them because they'd be uninteresting.
    >> Zach !!m1zNwNhpIw+ 02/07/11(Mon)16:28 No.13818158
    I loved the Redwall books, despite the lack of bats as protagonists and frogs as antagonists. I guess their rarity is what made them so damned likeable.

    Also, regarding Dinotopia: I still have my original copy in pristine condition, with my aunt's handwriting inside the cover, wishing me a happy birthday and all that. I was eight when I got it. My mother never noticed the notes until a few months ago.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:30 No.13818175
    Today can not get any worse
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:31 No.13818181

    Call your mom. Things just took a turn.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:32 No.13818190

    I tend not to link directly like that to /tg/ anymore as Ive been burned by trolls and such in the past, there is a reason Im on Pink08... but this is a pretty classy thread.

    So I hope you can understand why I dont link directly, or spam the link. I honestly didn't think it was that hard to figure out L.S. Pink08
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:33 No.13818192
    To try and dress up Redwall as a racist work is obnoxious in the extreme.

    Vermind in Redwall don't just look bad - they act bad, explicitly and overtly. Redwall is reinforcing an entirely laudable moral compass, and in assigning bad traits to particular characters it serves to illustrate the negativity of evil works to a young audience because they are clearly identified with the stated villain.

    Trying to treat Redwall as a race allegory just doesn't work, and comes across as someone trying to make the facts fit his premise more than anything else.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:34 No.13818205
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:34 No.13818211

    I'm raising several glasses in his honor.
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)16:36 No.13818226
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    Indeed. ; _ ; indeed
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:36 No.13818229
    >Vermin in Redwall don't just look bad - they act bad, explicitly and overtly.
    >Muslims don't just look bad - they act bad, explicitly and overtly.

    Do you see where strictly black and white moral codes can maybe possibly not help a child to understand morality?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:39 No.13818249

    I struggle to see how a creature with fur, whiskers, and a tail looks like someone walking out of a mosque. Maybe you should reassess your own mental image?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:41 No.13818263

    Oh, right, yes of course. Attempt to vilify me by putting words in my mouth because you don't have an argument.
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    >mfw he was roman catholic and would probably love that.

    >to a fallen brother.
    >> northern /k/ommando 02/07/11(Mon)16:41 No.13818269
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:41 No.13818270
    Is that guy who was going to run a redwall game still on?
    >> Zach !!m1zNwNhpIw+ 02/07/11(Mon)16:42 No.13818279
    Children tend to be more literal than one would expect. Similes they'll understand, but metaphoric comparisons such as "muslims = stoats, weasels and rats" via Redwall books will go right over their heads.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:42 No.13818280
    Figures he dies the day I discover the Skaven. I only read Redwall, but it was still pretty impressive, particularly including I wasn't the most bookish of people at the time I read it.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:42 No.13818281
    Except in Martin the Warrior, when the BBEG critted and inflicted the only true downer ending in the series on the book.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:46 No.13818307
    kids can be pretty literal, yeah, but I don't think its much of a stretch to say that kids learn that there's no such thing as 'gray' morality when the books are so plainly black and white. just because they see it now as the heroes defeating the villains doesn't mean they won't equate that later in their lives to certain groups of people being more 'right' than others
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:47 No.13818328
    since when were rats ever cute?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:48 No.13818334
    >he's never owned a pet rat!

    I feel sorry for you
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:49 No.13818344
    Redwall was my favourite series of the childhood
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:50 No.13818348
    >of the childhood
    I don't think you knew how to read them.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:51 No.13818368
    The reason we're bitching about it - the DIRECT REASON, if you follow the quotes - is because of Outcast of Redwall, where it turns out that even if you raise a ferret up from infancy they're still going to be utter bastards with no redeeming qualities FOREVER.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:53 No.13818387
    It was kind of dumb he did that (the book made me go "wait what" the first time I read it) because there were occasions in a few of his other books where the vermin animals were good. I definitely remember one where it had a rat or two living in the Abbey for a little while, and then moving out into their own house.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:54 No.13818388
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:54 No.13818396

    Not to mention Taggerung, in which an otter is raised by some evil bitches and still turns out good.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:55 No.13818403
    What I never got was...

    Are all the animals human sized.... or relative to the animal size?

    Basically were badgers a fuck ton of mice tall and wide?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:56 No.13818410
    That's because bad things happen when you feed an obligate carnivore a strictly vegetarian diet.

    Well, okay, maybe there was a fish or two thrown in over the years. But still not enough to help.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:56 No.13818412
    Yes, badgers are enormous. Relatively.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:57 No.13818423
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    Wayward /co/mrade here. I came to /tg/ long ago and acquired these scans of the Redwall cook book. I posted them in our thread today in memorial of the honored dead and figured you may like to see them again.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:58 No.13818426
    Brian Jaques was the single largest influence over me when I decided to become an author. I had read his books when I was only 8 years old and continue to read them to this day (that's twelve years, mind you). I was deeply saddened today when I learned of his passing. I grew up with the adventures of Martin and Mattimeo as they Built and left the red sandstone walls of Redwall Abbey, I stood next to the Badgers of Salamandastron as they fought against the ferrets and weasels, I was with the hedgehogs as they brought up their wines and meads and cheeses for the great feasts that were prepared after every major battle, and I wept with them all as beloved characters that we had grown attached to died. Brian Jaques will always have his own shelf on the bookcase of my heart, and I'll pass his works on to my children, and my childrens children as I grow old. Today is a sad day for the literary world, for they have lost one of their greats.

    Rest in Peace Mr. Jaques, and may the feasts of Redwall last with you until the end of times.

    Also, someone get this damn thread stickied
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:58 No.13818432

    In the first few books there were references to human civilization(like how the rats come in on a cart pulled by a horse) so I think they were supposed to be animal sized, but then later on I think the animals got subtly retconned into just being anthropomorphic.

    >Xcan Landani

    brb making a new Star Wars character
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)16:58 No.13818434
    First book just makes this one worse, since the entire five-hundred vermin strong invasion force was traveling in a single horse cart.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:00 No.13818460
    And cows. Besides, the cart was obvious a TARDIS.
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)17:01 No.13818465
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    someone special just made this for me..
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:05 No.13818491
    Enjoyable reading as a child, but I grew bored with the repetitive story structure, plot devices, and overall nature of the books.

    They got boring. Whether we're reading a prequel about Martin the Warrior, a Prequel about Martin's Dad, or focusing on a Badger Army coming to Save Redwall, or the Badger Lord being besieged by an army of Stoats.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:09 No.13818532
    They were animal sized in the sense of the animals compared to each other. If you look at the art in the cookbook there's one of a ferret holding a mouse and he's pretty big in comparison. Otters, Hares and badgers were always described as being bigger - especially with ones like King Bucko and Lady Cregga. In the first book it did have the horse carriage mentioned, as well as Gingivere putting the main character in his mouth and an owl trying to eat him.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:10 No.13818545
    I thought the problem in that book was while some of the abbyfolk were nice to him, a lot of the rest were taken by the same 'rats and vermin are always evil in alignment, rules as written, no exceptions' and were massive racist jerks to him for his entire childhood. As a result he turned out fairly bitter and angry at the world, making the whole thing kind of a self fulfilling prophecy.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:12 No.13818557
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    Sitting here with my copy of Mossflower.

    Feels bittersweet man.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:12 No.13818563
    Damn contemplating going over to the corner store and getting gingerale and grape juice.

    mmm October Ale.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:14 No.13818575
    Sooooooo much like how people around here are with anything not human in 40k?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:18 No.13818621
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:26 No.13818685
    I feel like crying /tg/. Is Mouseguard a good enough system to properly exercise these nostalgic feelings I have?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:36 No.13818756
    Only remaining member of the line of Greeneyes, definitively not evil. Suck that Ungatt Trunn.

    Then again no villain in the series stacks up agaisnt Asmodeus.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:40 No.13818790
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    Thanks for killing my mood you jackwagons.
    >> Pink Projectionist 02/07/11(Mon)17:42 No.13818810
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    Come Mourn with us. Listening to some "The Long Patrol" over on Pink08, the link is further up in the thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:42 No.13818817
    I always wondered where he found his chick, honestly
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:43 No.13818830
    >>I shouldn't read those books again, Redwall was shit

    Honestly, Redwall would have been great if he'd just written the first novel 'Redwall' and STOPPED RIGHT THERE.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:48 No.13818873

    Let's think about it this way: you are getting paid very good money to sit around and write quick, easy-to-write children-adolescent stories during which time you lived and worked how you wanted to and the only people you had to answer to were a few bro-like editors. Plus, you like the work!

    Now, do you stop doing that entirely and radically change direction?

    I'll give you my answer: Hell fucking no.
    >> The Horned Rat 02/07/11(Mon)17:51 No.13818899
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    I don't believe this. I first became aware of Redwall some years ago. The cartoon on TV. Never read the books, but loved watching the cartoon in my down time.
    May Brian Jacques be remembered along with such gods as Lewis and Tolkien.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)17:51 No.13818900
    Go have a heart attack.
    >> Abdul Alhazred, the Mad Arab !Jagyd/33aU 02/07/11(Mon)18:02 No.13818972
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    Goddamn. Redwall is probably the whole reason I got into Fantasy in general. I fucking loved those books in Elementary + High School.

    I think I must have read Taggerung, Marlfox and Mattimeo like 5 times each.

    This is almost on par with the death of Kromgol for me.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)18:07 No.13819006
    I will always, always love that book. My parents made me learn to read with it - not the children's edition either, the real one.

    I did like the Redwall series too, though. Cest le vie...
    >> Espagnoll !/5aJFFL8RI 02/07/11(Mon)18:20 No.13819101
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    So, pretty much all the authors who helped to build moder high fantasy are no longer among the living. This saddens me because, well, that style of writing fantasy is going to get lost as pretty much new authors follow the steps of people like Rowling or Martin.
    This saddens me for two reason, first is an affirmation I got old and my youth has gone forever and two...my world is changing too fast and I don't know if I can follow the ryhtm. Before exams I was in the pen and paper RPG club of my college and started to talk with the freshmen about this and that book or movie and they reactions towards my comments about Conan the barbarian movie or the Fritz Leiber tales where almost always replied with "dude, that is like from...the stone age?".
    >> Gnollbard !aDIap4MeRg 02/07/11(Mon)18:50 No.13819362
    RIP Brian Jacques.

    You will be missed, but your work will live on.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)18:52 No.13819378
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    Cried like a little bitch.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:24 No.13820156
    It was originally only supposed to be a trilogy (Mossflower, Redwall, Mattimeo) but he expanded upon it.

    And I don't mind, Lord Brocktree, The Bellmaker, and The Pearls of Lutra were da best
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:34 No.13820238
    They weren't just the builders of fantasy, they were the ones who could do it right. None of their successors will be able to copy them correctly, no matter how hard they try.

    Jacques was the one to do 'the feast' right. All this shit you see with RR Fartin is just a loser's attempt to recreate it. Never will there be a better feast than a Redwall Feast, not even in Salamandastrom.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:37 No.13820262
    Redwall Feasts are so epic you cannot read them without feeling hungry, that is just how epic they are.

    hmmm wonder how Trout Alla Redwall would be made.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:39 No.13820283
    Look at all the bereaved furries.
    Post this on /lit/ for a laugh.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:44 No.13820332
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    It is. >>>/lit/1530575

    Went over pretty well.

    Troll someplace else maybe?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:45 No.13820351
    oh yawn, reported for trollan.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:48 No.13820375
    Well, shit.
    Stuff got repetitive after a while, but for what it was - good old fashioned adventure and more food descriptions than you can believe - it was amazing.
    He was my first real author.
    I'm sad he's gone.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)20:50 No.13820394
    i got my favorite book of his signed and shook the guy's hand when i was in seventh grade

    jesus fucking christ, this makes it... goddamnit no.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:13 No.13820588
    bamp for greatness lost
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:15 No.13820598
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    >mfw /tg/ gives more of a fuck than /lit does.
    >> Professor Farnsworth 02/07/11(Mon)21:16 No.13820604
    rolled 5, 5, 6, 4 = 20

    My sister used to read me his stories all the time.

    He's the reason why I got into anything /tg/ related at all.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:17 No.13820615
    /lit/ is mostly retarded fucks who think they're some sort of deep philosophers. THere needs to be a seperate philosophy board so /lit/ can get back to being about books and shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:20 No.13820632
    You're surprised that fantasy roleplayers care more about him dying than people who actually read adult literature?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:23 No.13820653
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    >adult literature
    >every other thread is Ayn Rand
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:24 No.13820664
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    >adult literature
    >> Parsley 02/07/11(Mon)21:36 No.13820775
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    I'm in!

    >>Joini Feferman
    Change that to Fefermouse, and it's a good name!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:37 No.13820777
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    Slowpoking a little.

    God they were the first books I got hooked onto during my first days in high school, sitting in a corner in the library digesting through every one of his books I could find.

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:40 No.13820799
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    >/lit/ is mostly retarded fucks who think they're some sort of deep philosophers

    Pretty much. I went there once and the thread was "why do scientists and other 'smart' people read the most generic pieces of literature, like science fiction?"

    The thread devolved into talking about how socially maladjusted scientists are and as such why they need to "ESCAPE THE CRUEL REALITIES OF THEIR SOLITARY LIVES." And of course, how they are better than them.

    Fucking pedants, all of 'em.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:42 No.13820819
    I have not heard of these books before.
    Are they good?
    How do they compare with other Fantasy novels?
    >> monotreeme 02/07/11(Mon)21:42 No.13820820
    rolled 85 = 85

    I always checked these books out in hardback.

    I will always remember the bullies calling the teacher on me for beating them up(with this relatively large hard book), and my reply being "how?"

    I could only pull this off by convincing the teachers of my reverence for books first though...
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:46 No.13820859
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    I'm going to go drink now. Does anybody have that "You Will Never Feast at Redwall Abbey" sadfrog?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:46 No.13820860

    They are good, and for many the first piece of good writing they read. It is written for children but can be easily enjoyed by adults thanks to the detail and dialogue. Brian Jacques is what brought me in to fantasy fiction, as before I read his work I had concluded that all fiction is shit and read only history and science books. He single-handedly redeemed the largest genre in existence for a young child long ago.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:56 No.13820929

    Aimed at children, but pretty beautiful prose and not so kiddy as all that. It's generally agreed that none of the post-2000 books are much good - some people say it was even earlier than that but those people are fags.

    There's two main subseries you should read together: Redwall - Mattimeo - Pearls of Lutra - Long Patrol - Marlfox (debatable if it really belongs in that group but it kind of brings home part of Mattimeo) and Mossflower - Martin the Warrior - Legend of Luke. You could read the two separately but I wouldn't really recommend it, the Martin trilogy has a bunch of backstory.

    There's also Mariel of Redwall/The Bellmaker which is pretty cool, and two or three other stand-alone books. One of these is Lord Brocktree, which is fucking awesome and kind of a prequel to the Martin trilogy. Everything recent is crap.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)21:58 No.13820944
    I am furious with the universe for robbing me of Jacques, but thank you for telling me /tg/. I would not have known.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:02 No.13820987

    best goddamned food porn you'll ever read.

    after a while they tend to all follow the same plot, though. "Oh no! a new enemy threatens the goodbeasts! everybody scramble around for old poetry to decipher!"

    didn't even clue in on that until I read his Flying Dutchman book. or was it books? were there two of them?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:03 No.13820996
    >There will never be a prequel about any of the Primeval Badger Lords Bluestripe the Wild, Ceteruler, Spearlady Gorse or Urthrun the Gripper
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:07 No.13821030
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:10 No.13821056

    Oh God, oh god you're... you're right. =o(
    >> Red Army Guy !Qogmza059Q 02/07/11(Mon)22:13 No.13821083
    I pretty much kept reading his books till about 12 years of age. Around the same time I discovered Warhammer 40k. Then I was sucked into the grimdark and there was just no more room for the Hope and Prosperity of Redwall. I really should go to the library and check his stuff out in secret.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:14 No.13821089

    George R. R. Martin wants a word with you.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:16 No.13821097
    >there will never be any more badger lords of Salamanstrom along with their bro rabbits

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:16 No.13821102
    I will use this as my GM screen when I inevitably run a campaign using the races posted in this thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:17 No.13821106
    Damnit George, you know full well that violates the restraining order.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:20 No.13821133
    Oh wow this is incredibly sad news. The redwall series introduced me to fantasy when I was a kid
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:22 No.13821154
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    I liked Redwall.

    Unfortunately, the furry bawwing is probably going to become deafening. International Day of Furfag Mourning or something as they all flail about claiming that it was totally Brian Jacques that got them into sick fuckery, thus tarnishing his achievements.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:23 No.13821164

    redwall isn't really furfaggotry, it's food faggotry.

    text.... foodfaggotry
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:25 No.13821180
    >as they all flail about claiming that it was totally Brian Jacques that got them into sick fuckery

    they'd be lying. Disney's Robin Hood. that is the source from which evil is born.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:26 No.13821190

    Also Sally Acorn from Sonic sat-am
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:26 No.13821192
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    You are either an evil cat, fox, or snake!
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:27 No.13821200

    kitty cat :3
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:28 No.13821209
    I totally agree with you.
    Old furfags: Disney's Robin Hood.
    New furfags: Sally Acorn, Minerva Mink, Gadget from the Rescue Rangers.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:33 No.13821260
    You know that you can get new authors signed onto a series after the originator dies, right? Like what's going to happen with A Dance with Dragons? This might be a good chance to get some new live injected into the series.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:38 No.13821299

    Very subtle, well played. 8/10
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:44 No.13821347
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    Detail of this pic. Love seeing the Badger flinging folks around like nothing.

    Anyway, Redwall has always been a favorite of mine. Its really what got me into reading fantasy to begin with. God damn..
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:47 No.13821360
    Outcast of Redwall needs to be read. Mostly for Sunflash the Mace. Berserker badger armed with a tree branch and hawk best bro? Fuck yeah!

    Like when Matt Ward took over for Codices?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:48 No.13821375
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    Goodnight sweet prince.
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    Nice try.

    I was expecting a follow up with, "Dune only got better when Brian Herbert took over."
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:56 No.13821426
    On Friday night, my friends and I named our pipe Sunflash the Mace

    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:56 No.13821429
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)22:57 No.13821435
    Sounds like a job for a writefag. I plan to read some of the redwall books again to remember the tone of it all, and give a short story a crack sometime.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:02 No.13821468
    This is funny because its the only way GRRMartin's thing is every going to be finished.
    Redwall has been finished for about a decade.
    Let it be.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:03 No.13821469
    I prefer to be realistic about ole George. Dance was supposed to come out in 2005, and six years later it's almost grown large enough to be split into ANOTHER two books.

    And anyone who thinks that the Brian Herbert Dune noel were any good is either insane or trolling.

    I must admit that I am tempted. However, out of all the /tg/ inspired writing projects I have started, I have finished exactly zero, so it's not like there much weight behind that ambition.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:21 No.13821622


    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:25 No.13821670

    That's a downer.

    He was kind of an odd dude, but I enjoyed the crap out of his books when I was younger.
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    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:28 No.13821698
    Redwall was an abandoned Human abbey with an active mouse one inside right?

    My little childhood brain never got that sorted out/
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:31 No.13821721

    early books were like that, yeah. there was even reference to a man walking around IIRC.

    that entire line of thought was quickly abandoned, though. didn't even bother to retcon it or anything.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:33 No.13821731
    The first book kinda sorta started out with humans as a possible creature, because the rats were riding in a cart hooked up to a horse, and the cat and owl lived in/by a barn. Later though, he seemed to abandon that idea, and it was just animals doing people stuff.
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:33 No.13821733
    No wonder I got so lost.
    >> Lord Castellan Ursarkar E Creed 02/07/11(Mon)23:34 No.13821741
    Methuselah was a helluva herbalist yo, only explanation you need.
    >> Captain Baha 02/07/11(Mon)23:35 No.13821744
    (Mostly Pearls of Lutra because FUCK YEAH PIRATES AND GIANT LIZARDS.) Still, any D20 campaign based on Redwall is a good campaign, and anyone who participates is a person of taste.
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    Pour out an October Ale for those who have passed on. You will be missed, good sir.

    >Manly Tears
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:51 No.13821870
    Man, I'm drawing a blank to the reference you're talking about. Was it in one of the first books?
    >> Anonymous 02/07/11(Mon)23:58 No.13821946
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    what was the saddest event in redwall?

    for me its when Cregga died. That chapter was so beautiful and yet so heartwrenching. Got tear stains all over my copy of Taggerung.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:02 No.13821967
    For me it was when those two vermin were staying at Redwall, and just got to playing with the bows and arrows from a contest earlier in the day.

    They weren't even trying to be cruel or malicious, but they still ended up killing that poor Elder. THAT was saddening to me, just because it was like fate was trout slapping everyone in the face.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:06 No.13821996
    >pop over to /ck/
    >thread starts out sad
    >suddenly RECIPES

    why am I only just learning this now, /tg/

    this is at least a decade overdue
    >> Lord Castellan Ursarkar E Creed 02/08/11(Tue)00:15 No.13822044
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    Only one killed the elder, the other was just a neckbeard who wanted to make barrel boats for the kids. He ends up choking the murderer to death then becomes a hermit carpenter dispensing toy boats to the abbey and assorted areas.
    Romsca the ferret was the only other redeemed vermin if I recall correctly.
    >> GoogleFuFailure 02/08/11(Tue)00:18 No.13822064
    That's strangely fitting, given how much focus Jacques tended to pay to the Feasts in Redwall.
    They *did* eat Shrimp! Beyond that, I can't really recall.

    However, as big a part of my childhood as his writing was (3rd behind R.L. Stein - admit it, you read Goosebumps! - and Bruce Coville), his later books became *very* formulaic. When I read "Darkwyte" last year, I was able to predict who would marry who, who would die, etc. Pretty much all of the major plot points, really.

    Still... feels bad, man.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:27 No.13822138
    oh god I remember that too. That one was seriously upsetting for the reason you listed. They started goofing off and I just KNEW something bad was going to happen. >>13822064
    They had huge-scale fish living in the lake and I recall they would catch one and serve it at every seasonal feast.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:36 No.13822197

    It's in Redwall, mentioned as how Cluny got the cart.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:37 No.13822204

    Romsca was a fucking bad ass.

    Pearls of Lutra is actually really good, might be the best book imo
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)00:49 No.13822285
    Over rated author is overrated. I'm so glad he's dead so no one has to read any of his terrible books anymore. Good riddance to bad racist garbage. I'm celebrating his death with glee.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)01:02 No.13822372
    Terrible troll, and also not entirely true, as his last book is still coming out apparently
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)01:14 No.13822453
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    Mein childehooden! I hadn't read his work in ages. Suddenly, my memories spent in the kids' section of the library in an oversized beanbag reading about Martin the Warrior came rushing back to me.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)01:40 No.13822636
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    Here I come to make your night complete.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)02:41 No.13823064
    Someone archive this thread at suptg. I can't, due to the 'one per hour per user' restriction.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)04:11 No.13823407
    Gonna pour out some October Ale in his honor. His books were a very enjoyable part of my childhood. I remember this one friend I have really got into reading English books thanks to Jacques. Same thing goes for me, to a degree.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)05:00 No.13823663
    A Toast to Brian Jacques:

    When I was a little kid, I was a picky eater. Seriously picky. If it had an ugly color, mushy, looked like a vegetable, didn't taste like sugar, I wouldn't eat it. If it wasn't prepared by a television clown or came with a piece of plastic toy I would fight my parents tooth and nail not to eat it. As a result, I was a tubby little kid who got picked last for sports.

    Then I got introduced to Redwall. If you've never read the books, every book contains at least one elaborate feast. I read as Jacques painted a mosaic of flavors, aromas, spices, and textures. I found my mouth watering about things like mushrooms and onion leeks, crusty flour pocked nut breads, syrupy cherry cordials, candied scones, shrimp and hot root soup, roast greyling, a menagerie of healthier more wholesome foods that if presented to me a day before I would have rejected out of hand. I asked my parents to let me try some of these dishes and, whether it was because I finally had an open mind or I just hadn't ever tried these things before without a fight, I found myself digging in with gusto.

    There were a lot of lessons I took away from his books but when I look back at the tubby kid I used to be and the quick, light, and strong healthy eater I am now, I can't deny that Jacques caused a turning point in my life. He taught me not to prejudge on appearances and that the open mind is rewarded.

    May you be greeted at the gates of the dark forest Mr. Jacques, the world is a better place because you were in it.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/11(Tue)08:48 No.13825068
    The furry... tried to give naked pictures of himself to Brian Jacques?

    Not sure if troll.

    Guys, what if Brian Jacques has a secret CP dungeon waiting to be unearthed from all the kids who have done this? What if he just wrote all those books as a way to... okay, no, not even I can complete this thought.

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