I have a bit of a confession to make. Despite being known world wide as The Geek, Ive never played a game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Regardless, several of my favorite webcomics are heavily based in the world of D&D and other pen and paper tabletop role-playing games. I really enjoy strips such as Order of the Stick, Commissioned and Dork Tower even though a lot of their jokes refer to the worlds of these games. This is largely because these strips also rely heavily on characterization, epic storylines and other non-gaming themes that keep me interested. Each of these strips have qualities that make them outstanding outside of the realm of niche strips.
I know some people avoid these strips because they either don’t know about the games or think that D&D is stupid and therefore strips related to it are by association. As a nonplayer, I’m here to recommend these strips to everyone. I’m living proof that you can enjoy these strips on their own merits.
At least give them a chance.
Ive actually learned a lot about the game from some of these strips that I may be able to get by in a game. Now I just need a dark back room of comic book store somewhere.