Wednesday, July 25, 2007

DM of the Rings

I was looking at Treasure Tables today and came across a link to one of the funniest commentaries on D&D play I've ever seen, all using The Lord of the Rings movie as a template for a comic book version of a role playing game. The website is the hilarious DM of the Rings, and I'd encourage anyone who has ever DM'd to read it. It is very funny for everyone, of course, but especially for DMs.

The strip is by Shamus Young, and he's a genius. The comments from viewers are intersting, but what really sells the strip for me is how each installment sets up some pithy commentary by Young on the art of DMing. Be sure to scroll down far enough to read each one.

If you are a DM, Treasure Tables is an excellent blog, and knowing it is there is easing my frustration that Paizo won't be publishing Dungeon or Dragon magazines any more. Even though for the past few years those magazines were using 3E and higher, it was nice to have a monthly magazine to remind me that there is a gaming community out there interested in learning more about that thing we do.



Blogger Shandar the Ashen said...

"While often nothing the players do makes any sense at all within the contex of the gameworld, you can be sure they will fixate on any and all flaws in the thinking on the part of NPCs."

Just a jot of wisdom from DM of the Rings.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Shandar the Ashen said...

"The consequences you impose on your players for poor choices should be directly proportional to how much those choices annoyed you at the time."


8:09 AM  

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