Welcome to the remastering of what is possibly my dad’s most significant legacy; DM of the Rings. These posts should go up once a week, one page a week, every Sunday starting today until it’s completely redone. People have been asking for a downloadable or higher-quality version for years, but sadly, all original copies were lost to an old hard drive. My youngest brother, Issac is gathering every screenshot needed and formatting the panels just like the original copies. Peter, my slighter older little brother, is consulting. With years of studying comics near-professionally, he’s good at spotting places where we can make little readability improvements.
My posts will continue to go up once a week, every Friday, on whatever I fancy posting about. For the remastering, I do the extra managing stuff such as; making sure everyone knows what we are doing, making a header no one remembered we needed, and writing the little snippets like this one that goes below the comic.
To set expectations: I know the original version had some pages go up together, like this one. But for the sake of everyone’s stress levels and the need to do everything from scratch, we will be posting this as single pages only. I’d worry about annoying cliffhangers, but seeing as the OG came out when I was eight, I think everyone should be fine.
Also, we cannot sell hard copies of DM of the Rings once it’s done. I don’t suspect anyone will be surprised about that due to logical copyright law. However, Patreon subscribers will get pages a week early on Saturday. And, once every page is out and refinished to be shiny and new, we will have the option to download it, for free, for everyone. I’m sure everyone is deeply disappointed that we cannot take your overabundance of hard-earned cash in exchange for this glorious bastard of a comic, but we will have to simply go on.
Edit: A reader has graciously taken on translating the updated comic to French. He created a blog for it here where you can read the French version at the same pace as the blog (Patreon update is still a week ahead).
Best. Plot Twist. Ever.
Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.
Charging More for a Worse Product
No, game prices don't "need" to go up. That's not how supply and demand works. Instead, the publishers need to be smarter about where they spend their money.
In Defense of Crunch
Crunch-mode game development isn't good, but sometimes it happens for good reasons.
Push the Button!
Scenes from Half-Life 2:Episode 2, showing Gordon Freeman being a jerk.
I'm a very casual fan of the series, but I gave Civilization VI a look to see what was up with this nuclear war simulator.