Really Complicated Paldrons. Card Artwork. Equipment Type. Provides excellent shoulder protection... once you figure out how to unlock it.
This is from a series of card artwork I'm working on with a friend in getting his card party game off the ground. The game, Thy Dunjon Quest, is a party game utilizing elements of charades and blackjack for players to go one mock quests and encounters while gambling their gear based on success or failure.
The Really Complicated Pauldrons are the leaders in shoulder protection and guaranteed to stay on their users, for removal is in itself, an epic journey to uncover. The Really Complicated Pauldrons follow this extensive step-by-step guide in application and removal of the armor;
1. Enter in your lock combination.
2. Solve the Spiked Rubik's Couplets.
3. Slide arms within the Chinese Arm Trap Sleeves.
4. Rearrange the Spiked Rubik's Couplets for intimidation factor.
5. Have assistants help you stand upright.
For removal, just do the steps in reverse. Save for the Chinese Arm Sleeves, for the trick is to relax the arms to make the sleeves come loose.
This was made as a direct spoof on the shoulder armor in World of Warcraft, as they can range from practical to downright stupifyingly complicated and needlessly complex. Some even look like they need help standing upright with the amount of fringe on them, like watching a bodybuilder trying to scratch their back. I originally was going to make a Warcraft style pauldron, but found the idea of using complex puzzles in tandem with the armor to work just as well, if not better. The game designer approved of it as well upon review.