Comics, D&D Comics and D&D!

It wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I really got into comics. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Archie and all his stupid teenage antics when I was growing up, but I actually preferred the older comics to the present day stuff. The love-triangle gets old after 50 years…

I happened across the first six Grimm Fairy Tales trades in a box set about 2 years ago, and after hemming and hawing over the price, decided to buy it.

At first, I wasn’t entirely sold on the over-sexualized way the woman characters are drawn – too much of a righteous feminist in me at times. But the stories have utterly captivated me, and to be honest, I simply don’t notice the clothes that much. I’ve now got 3+ shelves of GFT related comics/trades and am happily adding to it.

This week’s haul included:

Grimm Fairy Tales presents: The Jungle Book #1
With a female Mowgli!





Grimm Fairy Tales presents: Alice in Wonderland #3

I’m behind in my reading on this one, haven’t actually read the series since they started it. Added to my list of “to-read” before ECCC next weekend as I think one of the writer’s is going to be in attendance.



Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter Tales: The Legend of Drizzt (Hardcover Trade)
I love D&D.
I love Neverwinter.
I love the Hardcover Trades, because they include instance conversions for the story so far.
I especially love this one, because a friend, Logan Bonner (@loganbonner) wrote the conversion. Whee!

Also picked up today:
– Charmed #19 (I’d asked to stop getting the issues and only get trades, but something must have screwed up and I had to pick this one up since I’m the only one in the store who buys them. Fixed for next time however!)
– House of Night #5 (Another series I haven’t actually read. I’ve read the first 3 or 4 books in the actual series, and picked them up to see the difference…judging from the cover of this comic, it may have already passed all the novels I’ve read…added to the list of “todo’s”)

There is a fantastic place in Everett called AFK Tavern.
I encourage whomever bothers to read my ramblings: if you have the ability, check this place out.

Tonight, Wizards of the Coast hosted a fun “come play our new game” event, celebrating the launch of their latest game, “Lords of Waterdeep,” which requires you to complete quests by gaining resources, with a healthy dose of intrigue possibilities to keep things interesting.

Now, I’m not often one for boardgames – I don’t have any interest in things like Catan or Carcassonne (nor do I know how to properly spell it), although I do love Monopoly. Pencil and paper and card games also rarely hold my interest, notable exceptions being D&D (4thE) and Cards Against Humanity, which I was introduced to on Friday night. But I digress.

This game, I can play and play well. I also appreciate the fact that they designed a box to hold all the pieces perfectly in place so that my OCD need to have everything tucked away properly is satisfied. This is absolutely important and I wish more designers kept it in-mind. 😛

All in all, a fantastic night filled with many laughs, even if we didn’t really try and screw each other over that often. The game is fantastic, and I can’t wait to try and play it again, this time with more interest in messing with people – I won by a ridiculous margin the way I played tonight, so I’ll have to watch my back the next time we play, since Joe, Eric and Kristi have seen my strategy now…I wonder how many mandatory quests I can throw at people next time…