Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The DM of the Rings

Lately I've been renewing an old acquaintance, and it was like meeting an old friend and picking it up right where you left off years ago. I am of course referring to Shamus Young's The DM of the Rings webcomic. In case anyone who comes through here haven't read DMotR, you've been missing out.

What makes it so cool? Well, if Tolkien and roleplaying doesn't do it for you, I don't think I can help you, but have a read below.
The blurb on page 1: 
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.
Combined with Shamus' razor wit and comedic talent this makes for what's arguably the best LotR spoof and RPG-comic of all time. If you think you have something better up your sleeve, please let me know.

Page 1 of The DM of the Ring. Go read the comic if you haven't. Read it again if you have.

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