Script for this strip:
Trust the DM
Friends of Loaded Dice
Sword and Sarcasm
Lawful Good Mens
Script: Roger Briant (Alacrity)
Art: Lance Card (Bromern Sal)
Olan's thoughts for this strip:
It's been long enough - enjoy the latest installment of RPG Myth Breakers! Today's episode deals with one of those items that make every DM cringe - the player who (attempts to) uses stealth while in armor, and doesn't seem to understand why this is an issue.
Keywords/tags for this comic: armor, armour, stealth, sneak, covert, ranger, canadian, tym-hor-tons
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Bromern: "Every Dungeon Master has heard it before."
Player: "I'm going to sneak past the guards."
DM: "But you're wearing plate armor..."
Player: "Hey! I'm a paladin/ninja/thief. I have 17 ranks in covert! I can sneak in armor!"
Bromern: "Can you really sneak around in armor? Let's find out! Alacrity!"
Alacrity: "I'm not coming out."
Bromern: "Come on Al. You look great."
Alacrity: "This is just silly."
Bromern: "I... um... you look great!"
Bromern: "To test sneaking in armor, we've clad Alacrity in plate armor and set up an obstacle course."
Bromern: "You might not realize it, but Alacrity is highly trained in stealth and covert ops."
Bromern: "In fact, he was once an Army Ranger!"
Alacrity: "I'm Canadian!"
Bromern: "A Beaver Hat Ranger, trained in the famous Canadian martial arts, Tym-Hor-Tons!"
Alacrity: "You're insane."
Bromern: "Al will sneak down these stairs, past the guards at the bottom, over a plank across a moat filled with flesh eating zombie snappers to the treasure."
Alacrity: "I am? WHOA!"
Alacrity: "ARGH! Aaaaaaaaa!!"
Bromern: "Alacrity? Are you okay?"
Bromern: "There you have it folks! Sneaking in plate armour, not very likely."
Bromern: "Al! Get up here and we'll get you in the chain mail!"
Alacrity: "Last rites..."
Originally posted on July 13th, 2010