Strips from Broadway Street
There’s no new King of RPGs strip today, so instead I’ve rummaged in my backpack and come up with some old strip storyboards I drew back in 2009. These aren’t part of “King of RPGs”; they were part of a sequence with the “Inspiring Word” strip (which Victor drew & colored), featuring a new gaming group who did dirty adventuring deeds for cheap in San Francisco. I hope you enjoy them… if you can read my scrawled sketches, of course!
This one was from around the time that analog television was being phased out, in early 2009. It made me think of the switch between D&D 3rd and 4th edition. The Oozemaster is an actual character I played.
I’ve never understood why some people are so attached to their characters, particularly in D&D, which, in my experience, has always been a game that’s more GAME-oriented and less plot-oriented. In the longest D&D campaign I ever played in as an adult, which lasted about five years, I played through about ten characters. Sometimes death sucks, if it’s particularly undignified or your character development was going really well, but usually there’s enough new character options at hand that dying was just an opportunity to make someone even cooler than the last person. Do some people *really* go an entire D&D campaign with the same character? Really? Don’t they get bored?
This is my favorite of the lot, actually.