Dungeons And Dragons #1
Let the dice roll and the roll playing begin. Today I will be reviewing Dungeons and Dragons #1. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. The story picks up where issue #0 left off. Our band of adventurers are resting at a tavern when a swarm of zombies burst through the floor and attack. After a quick battle, Adric, the warrior, finds that the people are really being possessed. To bad he is caught by the town sheriff and taken before the Lord Warden for murder. As Adric is explaining his actions, Copernicus Jinx, a wizard and friend of Adric enters and claims that the bodies are being possessed. This is verified when the Warden, the sheriff and everyone else is possessed and zombified. All but Adric and his party who are warded by Jinx. Adric and his party escape and race to get to the bottom of these possessions. The party splits into two teams. Kahl. the dwarf, Varis, the elf and Tisha, the mage go underground to find the source of the magic while Adric and Bree, the thief, go after Juliana, a wizard, Zinc’s pupil, and the woman Adric likes. She was sent by Zinc to investigate the magic. As Kahl and his party come upon a man doing some magic spell that has the same energies as the people being possessed, Adric finds Juliana doing battle with a bunch of zombified orphans. The battle intensifies until the orphanage collapses into the sea. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. This book was awesome. An action packed, non-stop, joyride filled with humor, violence, magic and adventure. Everything a good Dungeons & Dragons quest needs. The story itself was great and not overly complicated. The characters are so spot on its ridiculous. The elf and the thief are exactly how they should be played as characters. I loved the way the thief is always protecting her own ass and passing the blame onto others. I typically played a thief in my D&D role-playing days and she reminds me of all the dastardly things I used to do back then. But its not only the thief. Every character is distinct and unique and exactly like they should be. The art on this book is great too. I love the elf with the throwing axes scene where you see and feel his speed and accuracy. The action sequences, which make up over half the book, are quick and relentless. I also really love the added bonus at the end. For D&D players, this book is nice enough to recreate the battles in the book into encounters that a Dungeon Master can incorporate into a real campaign. And we get Adric’s character sheet which is pretty cool. If we get the rest of the team in future issues, a DM can use them and play with them in real life. Sort of recreate the comic with a bunch of friends. Even create an entire campaign. That is awesome. I love this book. Keep up the great work. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|awesome, non-stop action packed book with humor and a great story.||30 days til issue #2.|