Why Roy is Always Tired
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 14
Date published 19 November 2003
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Roy apparently doesn't trust most of the Order.

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Panel 1

The Order are engaged in melee with two troglodytes with spears.

Panel 2

Vaarsuvius: Sir Greenhilt, I regret to inform you that I have cast all but one of my world-shattering enchantments.
Durkon: Aye, I be runnin' close to empty m'self, lad.
Roy: Hmm, OK, let's camp here.

Panel 3

Roy: V and Durkon will sleep all night. I'll take first watch. Haley, you take second.
Haley: Got it!

Panel 4

Roy imagines him asleep while Haley is running away with all the gold
Haley (in Roy's thoughts): Hee! Mine, all mine! Hahahaha!

Panel 5

Roy: Wait...on second thought, Belkar, you take second watch.
Belkar: Damn it!

Panel 6

Roy imagines him asleep while Belkar is preparing to stab him
Belkar (in Roy's thoughts): Bwaha! I have deep-seated emotional problems! Die! Die! Die!

Panel 7

Roy: No! No, wait, um how about you rest and we let Elan—

Panel 8

Roy imagines himself asleep while some Goblins are attacking. Elan is wearing a dunce cap.
Goblins (in Roy's thoughts): Hi, we're here to kill everyone.?
Elan (in Roy's thoughts): OK!
Elan in Roy's imagination hits himself in head with lute, making "Bonk! Bonk!" noises.

Panel 9

Roy: *Sigh* Looks like another all-nighter.

D&D Context Edit

  • Because D&D uses the Vancian Magic system, clerics, wizards, and many spellcasters in the game must prepare their spells ahead of time and can run out of spells if they haven't set aside to prepare new ones.

Trivia Edit

  • In panel 3, Roy tells Vaarsuvius to sleep all night, while Vaarsuvius is an elf and only needs to trance.

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