DM of the Rings Remastered LXXVII: An Important Distinction

By Peter T Parker Posted Sunday Jun 30, 2024

Filed under: DM of the Rings Remaster 5 comments

I tried making a classic “gag” strip. It worked! Not only are you getting less jokes, but I’m doing way less work! It’s almost a win-win scenario. Well halfway, anyhow.

I can’t add much to the stuff on sparse loot. The idea has become a sort of zombie joke at this point. It just keeps getting back up, no matter how dead it is. Sooner or later a cleric is going to cast turning on my loot jokes and half of my material will be obliterated in a blinding flash of holy, humorless light.

I suppose the next joke needs to be Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas standing on a corner with a crude cardboard sign, “Will fight Sauron for food.”

– Shamus, Monday Mar 19, 2007

 

Either you give them too much loot, and end up with a bunch of little millionaires running around buying anything that strikes their fancy. Or you give them too little and your poor party is scrounging around the earth for spare copper pieces to restock their food supplies. I’m sure out there somewhere there’s a magical equation to fair loot distribution, but unfortunately nobody at all in the entire world at large has figured it out yet. And perhaps never will.

 

 


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5 thoughts on “DM of the Rings Remastered LXXVII: An Important Distinction

  1. saligor says:

    I don’t know if it is just me, but I can’t see the comic.

    1. Erlewyn says:

      It’s not just you. But if you want, the strip is located here: https://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/images/DM%20of%20the%20Rings%20Page-78.png

    2. Siphedious says:

      I was wondering whether that was part of the joke. :p

    3. Peter T Parker says:

      Sorry, filename error. All fixed now! Thanks for the heads up

  2. irvitzer says:

    Hello.
    I’ve started to post russian translation for ‘DMotR Remaster’ on comics-centered site: https://acomics.ru/~dm-of-the-rings-remaster/1
    I’ve tried to contact you first via website email, but something probably went wrong (got no answer in two weeks), so I’ve just went ahead and released first few pages. The rest will go on twice a week until I make them to ongoing.
    And this translation will be tribute not only to Shamus Young, but also to Dusker, who translated ‘DMotR’ and ‘Chainmail Bikini’ to russian back then in 2010–11; Dusker passed away in 2019 due to health issues.

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