DM of the Rings III:
Small Town Blues

By Shamus Posted Monday Sep 11, 2006

Filed under: DM of the Rings 30 comments

Lord of the Rings, D&D campaign – Bree, Strider, Aragorn, Whorehouse, Nazgul

I think I’ll post these M-W-F until I get tired of them.


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30 thoughts on “DM of the Rings III:
Small Town Blues

  1. Evil Otto says:

    It’ll all end in tears, I know it.

  2. Ubu Roi says:

    Nah, Boromir’s player will make his “Siege Weapons” skill roll…

  3. BeckoningChasm says:

    I hope whoever is preparing the film version of The Hobbit is reading, and taking notes…

  4. Susan says:

    Hi Shamus,
    I’ve found you via your wife, via Christian Women Online ‘In “other” words’, I’m Susan.
    And I’m dyslexic and have memory problems, and my eldest son has dyslexia and dyspraxia.
    My eldest son, Michael, is just about to start university on a games course, which is something he’s always wanted to do.
    I’ll wave your blog in his direction.

    Oh aren’t all computer programmers introverts then? My husband is a business systems analysist who has not programmed in a few years, and he’s dyslexic too! And he sat next to someone for 5 years with out knowing their name :)

  5. Shamus says:

    Pete: I didn’t know about that site until someone pointed it out when I posted the previous comic. Hopefully my jokes won’t just be a re-tread of what they have already done. :)

  6. Shamus says:

    Thanks for the note Susan. If you (or your son) want to email me directly:

  7. Acksiom says:

    I can’t recommend OOTS highly enough. It stands out above most comics, period — not just other ‘gamer’ comics. Rich’s work is simply brilliant.

  8. rabidsamfan says:

    Showed this to my old GM today and she nearly broke when Aragorn wanted to go shopping. And rereading has been fun for me too! I’m looking forward to more.

  9. Andy says:

    Why on God’s Green Earth aren’t there a thousand messages here. This is brilliant.

  10. Jim says:

    Absolutely brilliant so far (and as insightful humor right up there with “Fellowship as a WoW Quest”).

  11. Sorrow&fear says:

    That was funny as hell, Good job

  12. Nicki-Joe says:

    LOL – I love it when the DM must grasping at straws…

  13. Amanda says:

    Hee hee! I love it!!
    My mom mentioned it too me aweek ago and said she laughed so hard she almost fell out of her chair. Now I see why. Keep up the good work!

  14. Sewicked says:

    I have shared this with every gamer in my email address book, including a couple who don’t game any more but used to.

  15. toanoradian says:

    Why aren’t there any comics appearing? What do I have to do with my browser to be able to read it?

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  17. Azura-chan says:

    Oh my god!! I so love it….Aragorn=shopping..lolz..

  18. Aragorn says:

    lol im aragorn and i think shamus made a comic called fear the boot as well

  19. Aragorn says:

    lol im aragorn and i think shamus made a comic called fear the boot as well YAY :p Opps duplicated accident

  20. Knaight says:

    Fear the boot isn’t a comic, its a podcast, they hosted a comic called chainmail bikini which Shamus wrote for, somebody else drew.

  21. Aragorn says:

    Oh, ok.

  22. Jarv2ie says:

    Why do they always insist on getting drunk or going to a brothel?! This is genius. God bless stumble. :)

  23. Ebony says:

    Hahaha, I like the ranger’s face when he asks if theres a brothel! great image….hell, I always ask if theres a brothel in the towns my characters travel to..and im a girl…hehe

  24. Neveah says:

    So true. Honesty and everything rceognezid.

  25. Whydoyouwishtoknowwhatmynameis? O_o says:

    Ahem. I think this is hilarious, but I do have a problem with people saying, “OMG JRR TOLKIEN IS SOOOOO CLICHà‰!” The reason for this, of course, was when he wrote it, it was so frickin awesome that IT BECAME A CLICHà‰ BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS TRYING TO REPLICATE THE AWESOMENESS!

    Ahem. I will try to keep from using the capslock in the future.

    Anyways, I’m gonna keep reading now.

    1. bigben says:

      Well you know… thats kinda the joke here. Or I did not understand you correctly and you are aware of this and just meant it when people really do believe it. In this case, forget what I said ^^

  26. Sir Robin the not quite as brave as Sir Lanceilot says:

    If only (1) they had listened and (2) Dave didn’t have such bad dice rolls

  27. Sir Robin the not quite as brave as Sir Lanceilot says:

    Should have listened

  28. godknowswho says:

    Can’t believe I just found this. In 2019!

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