Monday, March 7, 2011

Knights of the Dinner Table

Way back in the dark ages (aka the 1990’s), my go to gaming magazine was Dragon. For a while in the early-mid 2000’s it was White Dwarf. Since then it's been Knights of the Dinner Table.

If you've never read it, you'd just think that it was a comic book. If you think that, you're wrong, or at best only half right. KotDT is a gaming magazine like no other. It's focused on Hackmaster, as much (or really as little) as it provides mechanics. There is a significant amount of inspiration however. Every issue has numerous features that you could build numerous encounters, adventures, even campaigns out of. For instance "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" gives 3 interconnected characters. Sometimes they're fantasy, sometimes they're sci-fi, sometimes they're modern.

That and the comic are just two of the many wonderful things KotDT offers. You'll also read in depth reviews of movies. Sometimes they're old, sometimes newer. In addition you get retro-games reviews, GM's workshop, and way more.

It's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. I'm not the only one who thinks so either. I have to be honest, they are upping the price by a dollar, but it's the first increase in 6 years. Even with the increased price, it's still worth it.

3 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong to me, with upping it for a dollar. And boy, the first time in six years. That's amazing.

    Happy Gaming.

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  2. I never considered that this comic might have honest-to-goodness game applications. Thanks for the intel! I'll have to track down some back issues.

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  3. @Greg~ There are collected issues called Bundles of Trouble, but I think those are just the comics and not the other content, so be sure to find the actual issues.

    @Whisk~ It really is amazing, especially when you consider all that's in it.

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