Episode One Hundred And Sixteen – On Thursday, he became a Monk, which no-one expected


When your team’s quarry suddenly takes up holy orders, you have to reassess. Is their sudden repentance genuine? Even if it isn’t, acquiring your target becomes much harder when they’re living in an environment where you can’t blend in because everybody knows what everyone looks like.
…and maybe they have chosen that particular place because they know something you don’t?

A meta-curse has a party member working their way through the classes in the player’s handbook in order.
That’s ridiculous enough, but what does it mean when they suddenly skip a few?

Magic didn’t enter the world gradually; Nope, people went to bed as utterly mundane medieval folks, and woke up with class abilities as a brand-new race.

How do you get your golem repaired?


Adagio Aparthotel Edinburgh
Caledonian Sleeper

The Blue Streak

NZ Labour Party

Episode 115 – The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

AD&D 2nd Edition

Urotsukidōji ( wikipedia link, but. maybe not safe for work. here be tentacles. ~ T. Jones )

( I couldn’t find an EMF track called Right Here Right Now, so here’s another one of theirs ~ T. Jones )

Religious Vows

The Da Vinci Code
The Sin Eater ( also known as “The Order” ~ T. Jones )
Citizen Kane



Blackfriars, London

The Cadfael Chronicles

D&D 5th Ed ( it’s a fandom site link, but it seemed better organised than the official site for that one listener who has no clue what D&D 5th edition is ~ T. Jones )
D&D Beyond ( a digital toolset for D&D ~ T. Jones )

Dave Barry

KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World!
Log Horizon
Sword Art Online
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

The Head of Vecna

Dragon Quest

State of Decay
Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart

M Night Shyamalan

Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)


Cherry 2000

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

The Brother From Another Planet

About Testulon Jones

I'm The Administrator, (With My Pocket Calculator)

4 thoughts on “Episode One Hundred And Sixteen – On Thursday, he became a Monk, which no-one expected

  1. Tim Soholt says:

    Surprised you didn’t mention The Order of the Stick (http://giantitp.com/comics/ootslatest.html) when discussing D&D characters with meta-game knowledge.

    Personally for D&D artifacts I always wanted someone to do something with Heward’s Mystical Organ – a huge pipe organ with dozens of powers depending on which song you play, created by a demigod gunslinger.

    I saw “State of Decay” in the show notes and thought you were referencing Doctor Who’s take on vampires . . .

    (Was the book that was edited out one written this century that has a title that flat-out lies about the contents of the book? Because I think I know the book you’re talking about and yeah, that is a pretty major late-game spoiler.)

    “Sailor Noir” puts me in mind of a Sailor Moon version of the Spider-Verse. You’ve got the universe where Sailor Moon wears a trenchcoat and fights gangsters, the universe where Sailor Moon is a mecha pilot, the universe where Sailor Moon is a boy, the universe where Sailor Moon is a pig . . .

    • Ben says:

      Crikey! I haven’t thought about OOTS for a while. Also, we could have brought up the Goblins webcomic (https://goblinscomic.com/comic/06252005).

      On the first page an ill-fated adventurer is consulting a handbook (which *could* be in universe) and on the second his assailants are talking about the effectiveness of Attacks of Opportunity, and go onto turn the tables on his allies by taking character classes and gaining levels. There is also a cleric who prays to the “Harold, the DM” but might be another level removed.

    • Ben says:

      Yup, we’ll definitely have to credit on the next show with the idea for a “Sailor-verse” game. It sounds like it would make a good “motley crew” style con game.

      (I think Craig self-redacted the book title during the recording, and I forgot to ask, so with nothing on the cutting room floor to refer to, I can’t confirm.)

    • Craig says:

      ( shifty look )

      I’ve never actually read Order of the Stick 🙁

      And, yes, that’s the book I was thinking of.

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