Archive for August, 2009

DM of the Rings

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

OK, let me say that I am WAY late to the party on DM of the Rings by Shamus Young, but it really doesn’t matter because this comic can be re-read over and over. It has had me bent over in laughter too many times to count. I’ve only been lucky enough to actually *play* D&D once (Thank you Delaware crew!) but have long been friends with people who play on a regular basis. DM of the Rings basically takes every comment and complaint I’ve heard throughout the years, tosses them in a blender and purees. Which leads me to believe there is indeed a wit check involved, but what do I know, I don’t play. :}

Anyway, Twenty Sided uses image stills from the Lord of the Rings movies and places the characters into their own personal h*ll of a D&D game. Whether you play D&D or not, it is a hilarious interpretation of the story and a great way to have hours of your day disappear.

Misery Loves Sherman

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Misery Loves Sherman is a web comic by Chris Eliopoulos about a boy, his family, and a couple of aliens. Even better, Mort (Death) makes a cameo here and there. I have an affinity for aliens (natch!) and the attitudes of Zort and Benny in Misery Loves Sherman always make me laugh. They remind me a tad of Pinky and the Brain with a twist and a side of vinegar. The strip has a bit of a newspaper feel to it and appears every weekday.