“The DM of the Rings” Web Comic

This is a favorite — The DM of the Rings web comic, which tells the epic tale of Lord of the Rings reimagined as a game of Dungeons and Dragons. I laughed very had all the way through it. It’s got elements of the Knights of the Dinner Table strips, which are some of my favorites, and it also reminds me of all the mistakes I have made running role-playing game campaigns over the years. Helms-off to the creator as every strip was a hilarious read.

http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=612

“Star Wars: The Old Republic” Awesomeness

Here’s an awesome sneak peek at Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO coming from LucasArts set in the ancient and exciting history of the Star Wars galaxy. Last I heard it was going to be free to play, too, supported by micro-transactions (for example, paying a couple of bucks for something that would help you level up faster.)

Edit: Updating the embedded video to a link to the video, since I can’t seem to figure out how to make their player not autoplay, and I hate videos that start playing as soon as you enter a site.

http://swtor.com/media/trailers/deceived-cinematic-trailer