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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