Saturday, 22 August 2009

DM of the Rings

"Lord of the Rings is more or less the foundation of modern D&D. The latter rose from the former, although the two are now so estranged that to reunite them would be an act of savage madness. Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign."


So writes Shamus Young, beginning his own epic hybrid of Lord of the Rings and D&D, DM of the Rings. It starts here, and has 144 pages, encompassing most of the major plot points from the LoTR movies, but in a way you've never seen them before! It starts well, and actually gets funnier as it goes along. If you're not sure you want to read the whole thing, these are a few of my favourite strips:

Happy Halloween

Uphill Battle

New Dimensions in Storage

Our Once and Future Party Leader

A Brief History of You

A Minor Omission

Hold Your Horses

There and Back Again

Schrodinger's Familiar

Luck Thief

Elfophobic

Thanks to Niels for pointing me to it. I haven't laughed so much in ages.

2 comments:

lemoncraft said...

That's hilarious! I think I'll have a lot of fun reading through those. Reminds me of a bit from an online comic I read when it satirizing the world of warcraft thing - I cramped up laughing at this one: http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/080811

Grace Dalley said...

Thanks for the link, Lemon-thing. Do you watch The Guild? It has some flaws but it's often brilliant: http://www.watchtheguild.com/