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Geeks Next Door – Onward and… …Upward?

Written by Geeks Next Door - Published on November 2, 2009

Jessi, Mattt, Barry, and Maggie share their adventures with Dungeon Mastering readers. Follow them on Twitter: Barry, Maggie. You can read more GND @ GeeksNextComic.com

This is a guest post from Geeks Next Door. They agreed to write D&D-related strips for Dungeon Mastering and share their thoughts on their creative process, as well as their Dungeons and Dragons adventures. Enjoy!


Thoughts from the Geeks Next Door

The GND crew agreed to give their thoughts and comments on the strips they write for Dungeon Mastering. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment. I hope you enjoyed the webcomic.

JESSI – Out of character? I know the what the plot will be.  It always bugs me when I know what’s going on in the plot out of character, but I can’t seem to justify bringing it up IN character. What do you think the plot will be?  Something classic?  Something strange?  Something silly?

MATT – Actually, there is a plot.  But, seriously, what kind of a DM would I be if I told the players what the actual story was barely ten minutes into the first session?  Generous, you say?  Well, yes, but in the finest Gygaxian tradition, I prefer to let them wait….and dread.  And all that sort of stuff.  You know.

MAGGIE – First of all, I would TOTALLY get that Monty Python reference in real life.  Second, we’re twelve comics in and we DON’T KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING?!  WORST WRITERS EVER.  If I knew anything about D&D, I’d write something better, but since I don’t, I’ll leave it to the “professionals”.  I have no idea what the plot will be.  I hope it’s a challenge that involves beauty, brawn, and possibly unicorns.  I would totally win.

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7 Responses to “Geeks Next Door – Onward and… …Upward?”
  1. Kolbold Minion says:

    When I was a player we were playing in a game to save the fearie world from [insert ominous threat here]. After a while we got tires of the picture perfect world of Fey and simply decided to leave. Whithout our help the world of Fey burned to a crisp, but our players didn’t give a crap. All we were worried about were the vengefull Fey assassins trying to kill us. A real “what our we doing now” kind of game, but piles of fun.

  2. Yax says:

    I enjoy the fact that cardboad Matt’s (Bob’s) expression changes.

  3. Dances with nerds says:

    wow the dm is represented by something 2d, is that how he makes his npcs?

  4. LilithxChan says:

    No no it’s a referance to saying that most NPCs are simply stand ins to move the storyline along, an NPC shouldn’t be all important, and take away from the actual PCs and their mission

  5. Jessi says:

    LilithxChan nailed it on the head – NPCs should not be the focus of the story. The players should. :D


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