Script for this strip:
Trust the DM
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Sword and Sarcasm
Mens Chaotic Evil
Script: Olan Suddeth (t_catt11)
Art: Brittany Connolly (Jing)
Olan's thoughts for this strip:
First off, please let me say thanks to all of our regular Loaded Dice readers - we are back up above a thousand of you! While I fully realize that while the big webcomics - the Penny Arcades, XKCDs, and PVPs of the world - would hardly notice an addition or subtraction of a thousand readers, it's a huge deal to me. To think that there are that many actual people taking a chunk of their time to follow this story is humbling. Thank you!
Today's strip gives us a pretty standard slice of "tactics" from Brad and Ray. After all, if the DM has introduced a monster, he wants you to kill it, right? And if you can just run up and smack it, all the better.
Brittany's thoughts for this strip:
GOSH, I have such a nerd-crush on Ray! Seriously. I mean, LOOK at that whiny expression! It's adorable! Other than that, I have to say that I'm rather proud of this strip in general. I think it's my best one so far. Steve looks a little wonky here and there, but over all? Yup, I'm proud of it.
Keywords/tags for this comic: beast, men, gnoll, charge
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Steve (narrator): "The movement you saw is two misshapen beast men, who stand over a wounded man who appears to be pleading for his life."
Tim: "Beast men? What do you mean?"
Steve: "Well, they look like they could be part dog, or perhaps hyena."
Rich: "So... they are probably gnolls?"
Steve: "Knowledge check... you have a pretty good idea of what a gnoll looks like. These don't look like members of a species, really... more like somebody mixed up parts of a couple of different creatures."
Ray: "So you're just making crap up to say that we didn't guess your monster."
Steve: "Again with the antagonism?"
Amy: "Hush, Ray. Guys, what's the plan? We need to distract..."
Aranion: " Aaaaaaaa!!!"
Tim: "Or, Brad and Ray can just charge in half cocked."
Rich: "Big surprise, there."
Originally posted on July 26th, 2011