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Acher4
Acher4
29 days ago

He made/brought cookies and they still won’t show up?

So sad for poor 3. 🙁

Chrispy
Chrispy
29 days ago
Reply to  Acher4

So sad for the others, this isn’t going to turn out well.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
28 days ago
Reply to  Acher4

More cookies for 3 at least!

Mr. X
Mr. X
29 days ago

Never knew D and D required so much effort. Definitely deserves more recognition.

Vladimir
Vladimir
29 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

It really depends on the DM and the group. There are people who prefer low-maintenance sessions (rulebook printout and 10 bottles of coke, and you’re ready to go), and then there’re beautiful nerds, who go full Gandalf.

scottsmom
scottsmom
26 days ago
Reply to  Vladimir

And then you have people like P3, who go full Bahl’s Stupefaction and go through all that trouble yet neglect to confirm attendance.

Hans
Hans
29 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

Depends if your a player its not that much work. For the DM you can buy a story or make your own world with everything in it. Plot, sub-plots. Its like writing a book from scratch at that point.

ouRKaoS
ouRKaoS
28 days ago
Reply to  Hans

It’s not writing a book, it writing like seven books, because you have no idea what your characters are going to do so you have to be prepared when things take a turn in an unexpected direction, and you still end up freestyling a good portion of it.

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
27 days ago
Reply to  ouRKaoS

For a good DM not so much. I remember reading a story where they needed to find out x or y, and that would lead them to a sewer dungeon or something. They somehow got sidetracked by a muffin shop, making a stupid move and getting damage. Despite it being a throwaway spontaneous event the group got hung up on it, and didn’t want to continue before this mystery was solved. Even with all further details thrown at them, it was ignored for this muffin mystery. Next week they delved into the sewers, where the evil cooks were poisoning the… Read more »

Sanquin
Sanquin
29 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

Depends on the DM.I usually take about 1~2 hours of planning for a session, and don’t make my own maps as that’s just way too much work. (plenty of detailed, awesome maps to be found online.) But there’s also DMs that will spend 5+ hours on preparing a session.

Rob Goodfellow
Rob Goodfellow
29 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

As a DM myself my rule of thumb. I plan .5 hours for every hours played.

Marcus
Marcus
29 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

a mate of mine and i in middle school played improv dNd at recess. im 100% sure my bro turned into a mediocre DM. but any DM is better than NO DM.

RubyFire
RubyFire
27 days ago
Reply to  Mr. X

There’s a reason that being a “Professional” Dungeon Master has become quite the lucrative gig-job for people who are talented at it!

Gilles Volluz
Gilles Volluz
29 days ago

As a DM, I sooooo feel his pain. And growing anger ^^

Jedi
Jedi
29 days ago

Someone is gonna snap very soooooooon 🙂

Ducky
Ducky
29 days ago
Reply to  Jedi

I’m thinking, “these are the Players, why hasn’t he maimed them all and tied them to their chairs yet”

Jedi
Jedi
29 days ago
Reply to  Ducky
Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
29 days ago
Reply to  Ducky

“Let me explain something to you, Dave. There are two kinds of angry people in this world: explosive and implosive. Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking their coupons. Implosive is the cashier who remains quiet day after day and finally shoots everyone in the store. You’re the cashier.”

Reso
Reso
29 days ago
Reply to  Jedi

Yeah, he’s probably going to start solving this problem with murder.

West
West
28 days ago
Reply to  Jedi

Reminds me of the time 1 pushed 3 into a corner and 3 then bashed 1’s brains in

Quinn
Quinn
29 days ago

This is like the complete opposite of my DM.

Freddie!
Freddie!
29 days ago

OOOooohhhh – painting a miniature, not eating sushi made with a rare deep-water cephalopod.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
29 days ago

Press [F]…for all those DM that spent their free time

Ghrabbarz
Ghrabbarz
29 days ago

Ungrateful bastards…
I feel sorry for Three.

Mildar
Mildar
29 days ago

Today’s comic is in Analog and D-Pad archive

mughi
mughi
29 days ago

I spent way too long trying to figure out what he was eating in panel two. Time for more caffeine.

Danny
Danny
29 days ago

Yeah this is legit. Except my players are always excited and that makes it worth it lol.

Johnny Whoa
Johnny Whoa
29 days ago

This story arc is making me really and truly hate the other Players. Usually their rude antics are like “ahhh you guys are jerks but this is kind of funny.” But this is different. I actually hate them for this. They’re not being funny in any way, they’re being absolutely awful. Like, burnout and ennui exist (and yes I get that’s the point of the name of these pages), and interests can fade. But DMs put a LOT of time into preparing for games. For them to blow 3 off like this and not show up with any notice at… Read more »

Nik
Nik
29 days ago

He didn’t do anything on Tuesday and Thursday?

Slacker.

Just like the rest of Gen-Z

Downvotes in:

3, 2, 1 . . .

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
29 days ago
Reply to  Nik

Nah, it’s hitting like a silly joke.

Jedi
Jedi
29 days ago
Reply to  Nik

ok boomer 😉

Tychon
Tychon
29 days ago
Reply to  Nik

Didn’t you know? Millennials killed the downvoting industry.

NeonKnight
NeonKnight
29 days ago

OMG.

This – this right here could be me. I quit D&D 12 years ago (after playing since the BLUE BOX and original PHB was a new release). I planed the campaign, I had miniatures, provided so much, and even cooked dinner every game night to get help ensure players would show up on time.

And then one saturday it was just: Oh yeah, something came up, can’t make it, maybe next time, etc, etc, and I was like, That’s it. Fuck It, Campaign is finished.

Never went back, and sold all my stuff.

The Legacy
The Legacy
29 days ago
Reply to  NeonKnight

That’s a real shame. I find it always works best when you find a good group. You just haven’t found here yet.

NeonKnight
NeonKnight
28 days ago
Reply to  The Legacy

I know – I had many, many groups over the years, but it only takes 1 super shitty group to suck all the fun from the game – Forever DM Problems (TM)

jack
jack
29 days ago

that would absolutely be the last time i tried to dm.

Joe
Joe
29 days ago
Reply to  jack

This group has always been toxic, and barely interested in what 3 delivered. He really needs new players – there’s a high demand for DMs you know

chargersfan
chargersfan
29 days ago
Reply to  Joe

OMG YASSSS. I hope in the next panels we see players 5, 6, and 7 sitting at the table playing with 3. Maybe orange, teal, and… black? or grey?

Joe
Joe
29 days ago

Get new players, 3. I’m sure players 5, 6, 7, and 8 have been waiting forever for someone to DM for them. Sticking where you’re not appreciated is not good for anyone.

Chrispy
Chrispy
29 days ago

Ah, so this is the session where 3 goes all #4 on everyone.

Will B.
Will B.
29 days ago
Reply to  Chrispy

Funny, I was thinking “yeah, they wouldn’t do that to her”.

Maz
Maz
27 days ago
Reply to  Will B.

Now there’s a thought. Maybe 3 confides in four and she takes up the mantle so 3 can get a break, while 1 and 2 get invested in the batshit by-the-seat of her pants DMing. (And then maybe appreciates 3’s planning approach when it devolves into an incomprehensible mess).

Marcus
Marcus
29 days ago

bububububbuuuuut….. beholder!

Kaptain K. Rool
Kaptain K. Rool
29 days ago

I’ve found that th’ solution ta’ this here issue be ta’ simply continue workin’ on campaign concepts and such, but jus’ neva’ expect er actually use ’em. Simply have fun wit’ makin’ up stuff yer neva’ gonna use

Can’t be let down by failed sessions if’n ye neva’ host any sessions!

Phoebe
Phoebe
28 days ago

I was like “Where’s the previous page?”, then noticed this one seems to be in the “Analog & Dpad” archive, then found one more page (that I had missed) when looking… this is page 3 of the current story. Something that needs to be fixed perhaps?

Ian
Ian
28 days ago

the highest CR encounter in D&D: scheduling.

CTOWNS
CTOWNS
28 days ago

I felt this way a bit when I spent a month re-cutting an old show that only had terrible VCD and VCR copies of an old english dub and release it after splicing all the audio into a foreign dub’s clean video to make a new clean copy of the english dub that hasn’t existed for anyone in two decades and the people on the Discord server committed to that show were all like “I like the video compression glitches” and “the recording tears were what made it for me”. Well, I’m glad hundreds of people enjoyed it from Internet… Read more »

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
28 days ago

I’ve got into DnD but I can see the appeal, sadly no matter how much people seem to enjoy playing, sooner or later it gets boring. Plus I suspect they are tired of 3 being the DM, too many guys get to be too bossy and cruel. I went through that with our clan head on WoW, wouldn’t let anyone enjoy the game, we HAVE to beat this (insert raid boss name) so you do this, you take one for the team, you heal as much as possible and would raise the roof if anyone had to miss a raid.… Read more »

Quilla
Quilla
28 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

From what I’ve seen he’s a very, VERY forgiving DM who allows his players to do pretty much anything they can justify

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
28 days ago

Whelp, time for #1 to respawn. Where’s the axe?

Jonathan
Jonathan
28 days ago

What’s a beetle’s day look like? It’s a hard day’s night.

Verdiekus
Verdiekus
28 days ago

Fellow DM’s, if your players are doing this to you it might be because they have lost interest in the story. One or two people missing a session because of life is one thing. All your players, for two sessions in a row? Might be time to sit everyone down and have an honest chat.

Phaet
Phaet
27 days ago

What does he nead that weird looking creature in wednesday for?

Maz
Maz
27 days ago
Reply to  Phaet

Knowing how pwerful Beholders are? Boss encounter.

Bilge
Bilge
12 days ago

Ah’nwee gonna play or what?