Tales from the Tabletop: Year One (Comic)
Okay, now for something completely different: This book clocks in at 60 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 7 pages advertisement (unless I’ve miscounted, 1 page back cover, leaving 50 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
So how does this book work out? Well, basically, AAW Games publishes Jacob Blackmon’s art and leaves speech bubbles open for the fans to fill – the funniest of the respective lines are collected in this book, with the respective authors of the lines credited, including the runner-ups, so even if you dislike one, you certainly will find a smile among the alternatives.
So this, ultimately, is a product of our community…and it is one that made me chuckle and laugh loud while reading this comic: When the party’s hanging on a single rope and the characters caution against reminding the GM of maximum load capacity; when a paladin riding into a blackguard convention thinks of the worst blind date ever, when a dragon feeds the PCs a gelatinous cube and tells them to digest it before it digests them, then I got more than a few laughs out of the set-up and the on-point punchlines.
When a charismatic elf is bluffing a troll and a runner-up is “Hey, Billy Mage here with a new, fantastic offer!”, I really laughed out loud!
How to rate this, then? Well, to me the artwork by Jacob Blackmon was great and similarly, the funny lines add a cool dimension to the comic itself. Humor, however, is subjective and not everyone will obviously consider every line funny; a couple of these, admittedly, didn’t elicit the same sense of excitement than others, but over all, this book indeed provided what its goal was -fun! This collection of comics made me smile and that makes it very much worth it for me. So yes – this very much is worth getting if you’re interested in some cool, gamer-humor. This pdf delivered what I wanted from it. Hence, my verdict will clock in at 5 stars.
You can get this fun comic here on OBS for any price you want!
Prefer print? Here’s the link for that one!
You can directly support Jacob Blackmon’s art here on his patreon!