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Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1: Shadowplague HC

Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1: Shadowplague HC

Beginning a new era in Dungeons & Dragons history! The genre-defining roleplaying game gets its first ongoing series in years! Join writer John Rogers (Blue Beetle) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Annihilation) as they bring us a tale of high adventure an

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  • Peter Faden:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent!, July 8, 2011
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    Peter Faden (Salt Lake City) –
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    This review is from: Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1: Shadowplague HC (Hardcover)

    I had read the first three of these when they came out as regular comics and enjoyed them. They are very well illustrated, and the dialogue is also quite excellent. It kind of reminds me of an actual gaming session, if the players had some time to tighten up their interplay and interaction a bit. Just the right amount of playful banter mixed in with a cool storyline, and characters everybody can appreciate. When the group encounters an orc raiding party attacking a caravan, and the orc leader ends up being quite a bit more intelligent than they figured, while still being a deadly warrior, i had to laugh a bit, as this was exactly how it would have played out on the tabletop. As often happens in gaming groups, every plan, whether well thought out or spur of the moment falls through, and yet luck prevails. The characters, and especially the Fighter leader continually find themselves in life or death situations, but always manage a self-deprecating quip or get to listen to one of their party members laughing at them as they stave off death in various forms (orcs, undead, dopplegangers, etc…).

    I really enjoyed this. Additionally, it is bound just like a D&D Hardcover manual, which i really appreciated. Far more durable and user friendly than any other graphic novel or compilation i have ever purchased. The pre-order price was great $14.69. Five stars for this one. I think you will enjoy it. :)

    p.s. I forgot to mention this earlier, but after #6 ends (set up as chapter six in this book), they have gone ahead and converted the first two chapters into D&D module form, set up for groups of 1st and 2nd level characters so you can play through as an actual adventure if you are so inclined.

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  • Anonymous:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rogers rolled a natural 20 with this one, August 27, 2011
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    This review is from: Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1: Shadowplague HC (Hardcover)

    John Rogers and Andrea Di Vito bring to life an adventure that showcases the best aspects of a DnD adventure. Each step of the story is a blend of character, humor, and pell-mell encounters with a whose-who of fantasy aggressors. I find myself mentally tallying skill checks, encounter powers, critical hits, and what my DM calls “critical successes” or 1s.

    I find the story inspiring, and it makes me yearn to start a game of my own, and the hardback offers some interesting fodder to build encounters for my own epic story.

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  • Anonymous:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Greatest D&D Comic Series EVER!!!, August 14, 2011
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    Fred Dailey (Maryville, TN USA) –
    This review is from: Dungeons & Dragons Volume 1: Shadowplague HC (Hardcover)

    Many times in the past, comics have tried to produce a comic series based on the Dungeons & Dragons brand. Everytime in my opinion it has ended in failure. It was not until IDW stepped up that a “Dungeons & Dragons” comic that actually was worth the name was found on the comic rack. Dungeons & Dragons:Shadowplague by John Rogers & Andrea Di Vito is not only a GREAT D&D Comic, it is a GREAT comic book series. The writer has acutally played the game, and it shows. The dialog between the characters is spot on. Di Vito’s pencils are clean and powerful. Di Vito knows how to lay out a comic book page. You get transported to this fantastic realm by these two creators.
    As an added bonus, this trade collection looks like a regular D&D source book and comes with a series of mini modules in the back that reflect the storyline of the Shadowplague.
    I tip my sword to you IDW, now roll 1d20 bats on the back and get back to work. :)

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