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lolthfollower
2014-03-11, 11:23 PM
i know of oots, dm of the rings, erfworld and heroes of lesser earth but what others are there? i just don't want to look through every comic in that list, because that is a lot of comics

Ravens_cry
2014-03-11, 11:49 PM
i know of oots, dm of the rings, erfworld and heroes of lesser earth but what others are there?
Well, if you want something like DM of the Ring,s but with a nicer DM, have you tried Darths and Droids? Girl Genius is quite good, as is Yet Another Fantasy Webcomic. Despite the Disney-esque art of the latter, it doesn't shy from adult themes, black comedy violence and the regular kind, as well as nudity.
I can think of a lot of good ones, but what are you looking for?

Seerow
2014-03-11, 11:54 PM
Check out the webcomics subforum. There's a whole slew of comics being discussed there you can check out.

lolthfollower
2014-03-12, 12:06 AM
thanks seero
and you too ravens cry

CarpeGuitarrem
2014-03-12, 12:08 PM
Darths and Droids is absolutely phenomenal. It's better than DM of the Rings, in my opinion, because it actually follows character arcs for the players and carries through cohesive plots instead of being a running gag spoof. It even has some clever reinterpretations of characters.

I also just remembered that DM of the Rings was what got me into Order of the Stick. Heh.

JL8 is one of my current favorites too: it's little-kid versions of DC superheroes, it has a great visual style that reminds me of classic newspaper comic strips, and it's funny with an ongoing plot. (Very sitcommy but with kids.)

ShadowySilence
2014-03-12, 03:26 PM
I dug into my bookmarks bar and found my list of favorites, I hope you find ones you can enjoy, I know they kept me entertained for years! :smallbiggrin:

My Top Web-Comics List:

Adventure Comics:

Tower of God (http://www.batoto.net/read/_/6/tower-of-god_v1_by_the-company)- One of my favorites of all time, about a boy who chases his only friend up a seemingly endless tower, it only gets stranger from there :smalltongue:

Twokinds (http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=1)- D&D-esque (but not based off D&D), very good, ties for second place, about two warring races and the secret plotting of gods

Slightly Damned (http://www.sdamned.com/2004/03/03132004/)- Very odd story about going to hell and back, and then some, ties for second place

NAWLS (http://www.nawlz.com/season1/)- A very trippy interactive comic

Unearth (http://unearth.monsterama.com/prologue-page-1/)- A retro-scifi comic

Funny/Silly Comics:

Whomp! (http://www.whompcomic.com/2010/06/14/06142010/)- One of my favorite comedic comics

Heavenly Nostrils (http://www.gocomics.com/heavenly-nostrils/2012/04/22#.UyDB0_ldV8F)- It might seem a bit "cutesy" but it is actually very funny and witty, it reminds me a lot of Calvin and Hobbes

Happle Tea (http://www.happletea.com/2009/04/29/fallacies/)- A mythology/history comic, following a boy's interactions with an oddball god

Ozzy and Millie (http://www.gocomics.com/ozy-and-millie/2013/03/04#.UyDCdvldV8E)- I don't know quite how to describe this one, but it is worth a read

Xondoure
2014-03-12, 04:56 PM
Darths and Droids is absolutely phenomenal. It's better than DM of the Rings, in my opinion, because it actually follows character arcs for the players and carries through cohesive plots instead of being a running gag spoof. It even has some clever reinterpretations of characters.

I also just remembered that DM of the Rings was what got me into Order of the Stick. Heh.

JL8 is one of my current favorites too: it's little-kid versions of DC superheroes, it has a great visual style that reminds me of classic newspaper comic strips, and it's funny with an ongoing plot. (Very sitcommy but with kids.)

I prefer DM of the Rings as I didn't stop laughing most of that binge read, but I see this opinion a lot so I seem to be in the minority. Regardless both are quite well done. They are just different things despite the format.

BWR
2014-03-12, 05:57 PM
Darths and Droids was great for the PT. the OT is just plain boring. I usually hang around reading long after I've lost interest in something, just in case it gets better again, but I gave up soon after the start of Ep V. There was one good joke in the entirety of the ANH run, and that was the Greedo line DM of the Rings - I couldn't get out of the Shire.

I'm a sucker for Aaron Williams (http://www.nodwick.com/)' stuff. Most of it wasn't originally webcomics but published, but most of it's there. Nodwick is brilliant, PS238 is hands down the best superhero comic out there (single works like Watchmen or Kingdom Come might be better individual stories but they don't work as an evolving world like PS238). Sadly, his older work like Floyd, Canada Fox, Backwards Compatible or his innumerable strips for Dragon aren't there.

Aedilred
2014-03-12, 07:27 PM
If you haven't seen it, 8-Bit Theatre (http://nuklearpower.com/). It's probably my favourite webcomic evar. While you're there, you might as well check out Warbot In Accounting, too; it won't take long.

Penny Arcade, too, of course. Obviously its focus is gaming, but although I'm not really a "gamer" I still find it worth my while to read.

I remember some of my friends were keen on Irregular Webcomic back in the day, and I've seen some good strips, but I've never had the patience to sit down and actually read it, so make of that what you will.

I used to have a fairly extensive webcomics bookmark selection, but either they've ended, like 8BT, or I've just given up on them. I still check OotS and Erfworld, Goblins occasionally, mostly out of habit... and that's about it.

As a general rule, avoid anything reviewed on Your Webcomic Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad. (I won't link, since the reviews are not really site-rule-friendly, but it's an entertaining read. At least, I think so).



On DM of the Rings vs Darths and Droids: I think comparing them is probably unfair, despite the identical premise of each, because they're not really playing the same game. DM of the Rings started off as a one-off joke that proved so popular he finished the story, but I don't think was ever taken too seriously. Darths and Droids is a Proper Webcomic planned from the beginning.

And that shows through. DM of the Rings is inconsistent and messy (and short!) and largely made up as it goes along, while Darths and Droids is polished and carefully-plotted. But D&D also has the tendency to get bogged down in its own cleverness, character-development and world-building, where DM of the Rings is all about the next joke.

As such, just because you like one doesn't mean you're guaranteed to like the other.

CarpeGuitarrem
2014-03-12, 07:39 PM
This is true (and I even find myself getting lost by Darths, and should probably archive-binge to keep track of the players). Though, I do adore Darths' Comic #50 gag.

Ravens_cry
2014-03-12, 07:57 PM
I prefer DM of the Rings as I didn't stop laughing most of that binge read, but I see this opinion a lot so I seem to be in the minority. Regardless both are quite well done. They are just different things despite the format.
I literally fell out of my seat laughing, clawing at the arm rest to get up, while reading DM of the Rings. Wonderful stuff. That being said, Darths and Droids works better as an extended story in its own right in my opinion because all the characters, yes, even Pete, have something likeable about them.

lolthfollower
2014-03-12, 08:27 PM
I literally fell out of my seat laughing, clawing at the arm rest to get up, while reading DM of the Rings. Wonderful stuff. That being said, Darths and Droids works better as an extended story in its own right in my opinion because all the characters, yes, even Pete, have something likeable about them.

i definitly agree with this. i only got halfway through episode 1 in darths and nearly finished dm of the rings but i can already tell darths is going to be more like a story than a group of people going in a general direction

Iruka
2014-03-12, 08:40 PM
I check the following stuff on a regular basis, you can find threads for most of them in the webcomes section:
Questionable Content (http://www.questionablecontent.net/)

XKCD (www.xkcd.com)

Gunnerkrigg Court (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/)

Goblins (http://www.goblinscomic.org/)
This one might be especially interesting for you, judging from the comics you listed. It is about adventuring in a world with D&D-like rules, one of the adventuring groups are the titular goblins.

Dr. McNinja (www.drmcninja.com)

And my all time favourite, because it is so beautiful and melancholic:
Rice Boy (http://www.rice-boy.com/)

Aedilred
2014-03-12, 11:03 PM
i definitly agree with this. i only got halfway through episode 1 in darths and nearly finished dm of the rings but i can already tell darths is going to be more like a story than a group of people going in a general direction
Yeah. Inasmuch as DMotR has a plot, it's "DM railroads lazy, slightly bored, stereotypical players through an intricately-detailed campaign world they have very little interest in". D&D is more about a group of players creating a world together, collaborating with the GM, making an effort to improve the game and developing as people independent from their characters. The jokes are more incidental; DMotR was never really more than a joke.

AdmiralCheez
2014-03-12, 11:26 PM
Trying to compare DM of the Rings and Darths and Droids, to me is like trying to compare a finished gadget to its prototype. Sure, they're similar, but one of them was treading new ground, and the other refined the formula and did it bigger. I like both, but they're different beasts.


As far as webcomics go, some that haven't already been mentioned:

Clockworks (http://shawntionary.com/clockworks/?p=1636) - A steampunk adventure, from what I understand is based on a D&D game.

Chainmail Bikini (http://shawntionary.com/chainmailbikini/?p=15) - Co-written by the guys from Clockworks and DM of the Rings, drawn by the Clockworks guy. This one is short, but has an ending of sorts.

Lackadaisy (http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=1)- 1920's St. Louis bootleggers and gang lords, but as cats. (Try not to get too attached to this one. It updates once every few months.)

JDMSJR
2014-03-13, 12:39 AM
I'll throw in The Last Days of Foxhound
http://www.doctorshrugs.com/foxhound/comic.php?id=1

Hillarious Metal Gear webcomic

Poison_Fish
2014-03-13, 12:45 AM
Unsounded (http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/) - The artwork is gorgeous, the writing is great.

Ravens_cry
2014-03-13, 01:08 AM
Freefall (http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00001.htm): A childish robot and a larcenous squid acquire through dubious means a new engineer, an anthropomorphic red wolf, to fix their ship, and that is but the beginning. It's pretty hard on the Mohs scale of science fiction.

super dark33
2014-03-13, 04:24 AM
Beyond the canopy (http://beyondthecanopy.com/?id=1): Art, plot, worldbuilding, depth, hilarity.

Paranatural (http://paranatural.net/index.php?id=1): Grand humor, charecterization, art and an unfurling mystery plot.

Yora
2014-03-13, 04:38 AM
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (http://www.smbc-comics.com/)

Gone with the Blastwave (http://www.blastwave-comic.com/)

Nedroid (http://nedroid.com/)

GolemsVoice
2014-03-13, 09:08 PM
Does Gone with the Blastwave actually update? I used to like it very much, but when it became obvious that the writer didn't really care about updating, I abandoned it.

Ravens_cry
2014-03-13, 09:11 PM
Does Gone with the Blastwave actually update? I used to like it very much, but when it became obvious that the writer didn't really care about updating, I abandoned it.
Let's put it this way. Whole discussion threads form and end around a single update. That being said, it does update, just very, very slowly.

Reverent-One
2014-03-13, 09:16 PM
Does Gone with the Blastwave actually update? I used to like it very much, but when it became obvious that the writer didn't really care about updating, I abandoned it.

He generally does one a month nowadays.

McStabbington
2014-03-13, 11:27 PM
JL8 by Yale Stewart is probably the best new webcomic out there. It's only a few years old, but he pulls off the idea (Justice League . . . in elementary school!) to absolute perfection.

BWR
2014-03-14, 02:59 AM
Are we allowed to talk about blatantly sexual comics?
Because Sexy Losers, Ghastly's Ghastly Webcomic and Oglaf are hilarious. The latter is the only one still going, sadly, but the artist of the first does an excellent 'comic' called "Depression comix', about the (strangely enough) depression, how it feels and how it messes up your life.

JoshL
2014-03-15, 10:26 PM
have we gone this far without mentioning Sluggy Freelance? (http://www.sluggy.com) Okay, I'm a bit biased; it started around the time of a major life change for me, and I've kept up with it ever since. But great for long-term story stuff. Things that have happened over ten years ago are just starting to make since now....

Cikomyr
2014-03-15, 10:37 PM
have we gone this far without mentioning Sluggy Freelance? (http://www.sluggy.com) Okay, I'm a bit biased; it started around the time of a major life change for me, and I've kept up with it ever since. But great for long-term story stuff. Things that have happened over ten years ago are just starting to make since now....

The archive trawl is just.. I mean, it's epic.

The EFFORT of going through it all is epic. I love Bun-bun, tho.
Also, who came first with the idea of Holiday War? Sluggy Freelance, or the actual comic Holiday War?


Nobody mentionned Schlock Mercenary?!

Ravens_cry
2014-03-15, 10:38 PM
minus (http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus1.html)is terrific, and I mean that in both the current and etymological sense. It is about a small girl with god-like powers. Her casual omnipotence is terrifying yet also somehow endearing. It's over but still well worth reading.

The archive trawl is just.. I mean, it's epic. The EFFORT of going through it all is epic. I love Bun-bun, tho. Also, who came first with the idea of Holiday War? Sluggy Freelance, or the actual comic Holiday War? Nobody mentionned Schlock Mercenary?!
I never got through Sluggy Freelance, though I've done a Shlock binge on repeat occasions.

Cikomyr
2014-03-15, 10:50 PM
minus (http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus1.html)is terrific, and I mean that in both the current and etymological sense. It is about a small girl with god-like powers. Her casual omnipotence is terrifying yet also somehow endearing. It's over but still well worth reading.

I never got through Sluggy Freelance, though I've done a Shlock binge on repeat occasions.

I did *a* Sluggy binge. Once. In 2009. I had a lot of free time at work..
And I can only imagine where it's at now. :smalleek:


Oh!! New suggestion!! A rather silly but hilarious webcomic is Casey and Andy (http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=1). It doesn't look like much at first, but it quickly grows on you.

Ravens_cry
2014-03-15, 11:26 PM
I did *a* Sluggy binge. Once. In 2009. I had a lot of free time at work..
And I can only imagine where it's at now. :smalleek:

Gah, I don't want to think.:eek:



Oh!! New suggestion!! A rather silly but hilarious webcomic is Casey and Andy (http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=1). It doesn't look like much at first, but it quickly grows on you.
Yes! It's weird, it's wacky and Bob was there too!

TuggyNE
2014-03-16, 06:23 AM
I follow a coupla hundred comics*, but lemme see if I can grab a few that haven't previously been mentioned.

Awkward Zombie (http://www.awkwardzombie.com/) is full of amusing one-off references to video games.
Manly Guys Doing Manly Things (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/) has a bit more of the same, but more story-oriented. Also, manly guys. I mean, come on.
Earthsong (http://www.earthsongsaga.com/) has a splendid epic storyline about stars, planets, and magical populations, along with rather wonderful art.
Code Name: Hunter (http://www.codenamehunter.com/) is also pretty epic: WWII Great Britain gets magic (back) and has to deal with it, and especially with the Fey.
Our Little Adventure: Pendant Keeper (http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/latest.html) is kind of OotS-ish; somewhat different art style, and of course a rather different storyline. An epic mystic theurge figures prominently.
Archipelago (http://archipelagocomic.com/comic/) is full of all manner of wondrous things like weresharks, magical soulstealing, trapped evil gods, trapped good gods, and a whole lot of desperate struggles.
Weregeek (http://www.weregeek.com/) chronicles the adventures of one part-time geek and his friends as they play games, mostly.
Supernormal Step (http://supernormalstep.com/) is just one girl trying to get back to her home dimension, and being a hero while she waits.
Firefly Cross (http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Firefly_Cross/) pits a semi-reformed thief and an unwilling angelic servant against the powers of darkness which won the last exchange, thousands of years ago.

That's a selection from the first third of the Monday-updating ones. :smallbiggrin:


* I am a crazy fast reader with way too much time on my hands. 'Nuff said.

Aedilred
2014-03-16, 04:48 PM
Are we allowed to talk about blatantly sexual comics?
Because Sexy Losers, Ghastly's Ghastly Webcomic and Oglaf are hilarious.
Aye, I would have mentioned Sexy Losers, but was dissuaded because (firstly) it stopped updating so long ago, and is only available on archive sites, and (secondly) because it's NSFW and about as inappropriate for the forum rules as it's possible for a webcomic to get...

It's also almost certainly not to a lot of people's taste. You have to have a certain sense of humour.

Tridax
2014-03-16, 04:49 PM
Oh, I can offer several!

Al'Rashad (http://mightygodking.com/al-rashad/comic/book-1-page-1/) is a story of political intrigues set in a fantasy persia-ish city (and beyond)

I don't think Looking for Group (http://http://http://www.lfgcomic.com/page/1/) needs an introduction, but basically it's a fantasy webcomic with tons of black humor.

Dark Legacy (http://http://www.darklegacycomics.com/1.html/) is a strip about WoW. No connected story, though there are some plotlines and running gags.

Jordan Cat
2014-03-16, 04:52 PM
Strays (http://www.straysonline.com/2007/11/volume-1/) has some of the best artwork I've seen in a webcomic, an interesting plot and fun characters.

It deserves more love :)

Grinner
2014-03-16, 04:53 PM
I'll second Manly Guys Doing Manly Things.

SlayerofNazguls
2014-04-03, 11:14 AM
Drowtales is really good. It has amazing art, interesting characters, and a very intricate plot. It also updates every day!
Archipelago is another good one. The characters have adorable personalities and the plot is really interesting.
Goblins is good if you like D&D campaign webcomics. It's really good at depicting how horrible violence can be.
Strays has great art and super lovable characters.
Those are all the fantasy webcomics I read.

Gez
2014-04-03, 11:29 AM
Freefall (http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff100/fv00001.htm): A childish robot and a larcenous squid acquire through dubious means a new engineer, an anthropomorphic red wolf, to fix their ship, and that is but the beginning. It's pretty hard on the Mohs scale of science fiction.

The central theme of Freefall is an exploration of humanity, which is why none of the main characters are human. There's an alien, a sapient robot, and an uplifted animal; the main three kinds of non-human persons in science fiction.


I'm a sucker for Aaron Williams (http://www.nodwick.com/)' stuff. Most of it wasn't originally webcomics but published, but most of it's there. Nodwick is brilliant, PS238 is hands down the best superhero comic out there (single works like Watchmen or Kingdom Come might be better individual stories but they don't work as an evolving world like PS238). Sadly, his older work like Floyd, Canada Fox, Backwards Compatible or his innumerable strips for Dragon aren't there.

If you like Aaron's stuff, be sure to check Use Sword on Monster (http://www.useswordonmonster.com/), since it's his first long-form webcomic. (Not gag-a-day like Full Frontal Nerdity, not made on command like Backwards Compatible or Epic CamPain, and not originally written for paper publication like Nodwick or Ps238. It's something he has started recently and is updating as he goes.)