Friday, March 27, 2009

The owlbear accepts only the sweet apology of vengeance

Something Awful examines the oddities and inconsistencies of the 1st Edition AD&D Monster Manual in WTF, D&D(Part 1, Part 2) including a section which includes the above quote:
Steve: The owlbear combines the ferociousness of a bear and the cunning of an owl.

Zack: Which of those two brings the love of subterranean labyrinths to the relationship?

Steve: Owls?

Zack: Barns and trees.

Steve: Bears?

Zack: Woods and caves.

Steve: A cave is like a subterranean labyrinth.

Zack: Not really, but I guess to be fair underground mazes are way more prevalent in the D&D ecosystem.

Steve: Exactly, dude. I know some owls that would love to fight in a maze, there just aren't any mazes.

Zack: You don't know any owls.

Steve: Alright, maybe not, but I'm like an expert on owlbears and this injustice will not stand.

Zack: Fine! You win! My apologies to the owlbear.

Steve: The owlbear accepts only the sweet apology of vengeance.

Not the most hilarious take down of old skool D&D, but still pretty funny... if you're an uber geek like me, at any rate.