When Rick & Morty Play D&D It Goes As You'd Expect!

There's a new cross-over comic in town, which pits Rick and Morty against D&D! Releasing today, it's by Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub, with art from Troy Little, and features Morty asking Rick for help learning Dungeons & Dragons.

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In the comic, the heroes end up in a real fantasy adventure (of course). You can read the first few pages over at comic book.com.

"When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they're about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!"

EN World's own darjr snagged a copy, and shared a photo of his spoils - or, more precisely, a certain character sheet contained within the pages.



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darjr

I crit!
There are several limited edition covers too! Not just the one.

It’s great and kind of a tutorial
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
I love that Ideal/Bond combo.

Well, it's nice to see Patrick has time to write things other than Doors of Stone...
I think he's got a serious case of writers block and depression related to it regarding Doors of Stone. If this helps him out of that I'm all for it.
 

WyleType

Visitor
I love that Ideal/Bond combo.



I think he's got a serious case of writers block and depression related to it regarding Doors of Stone. If this helps him out of that I'm all for it.
Pat Rothfuss notably disputes the concept of "writer's block", and I haven't seen any reason to suggest that he's depressed. It's more likely that he's just taking his time to make sure he gets the third book right, and doesn't want to try to force it.

https://www.newsweek.com/kingkiller-chronicle-patrick-rothfuss-interview-podcast-writers-block-963165
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
Pat Rothfuss notably disputes the concept of "writer's block", and I haven't seen any reason to suggest that he's depressed. It's more likely that he's just taking his time to make sure he gets the third book right, and doesn't want to try to force it.

https://www.newsweek.com/kingkiller-chronicle-patrick-rothfuss-interview-podcast-writers-block-963165
It's been a few months now (maybe years) but he posted to facebook about how he felt very much like when we was writing The Name of the Wind and was at a really difficult time where he wasn't enjoying writing, having difficulty with his writing, and wasn't feeling great about himself either.

Depression and writer's block are my words for that I guess.
 

SigmaOne

Visitor
If I were Rothfuss, I'd refuse to write the next book just to spite all the people who can't keep themselves from bringing it up. (This coming from someone who has read the first two, and is looking forward to the next.)
 

darjr

I crit!
He should write a stand-alone book that describes the action of the other, as yet unwritten book, as an aside or flashback or fever dream of one of the other characters. In about a paragraph or two.
 
It does seem like Rothfuss is doing everything he can to avoid finishing that next book. My sense is that he's also gotten caught up in the celebrity factor.

Or maybe he and GRRM are playing a game of "fantasy author chicken."

Rothfuss: Wise Man's Fear, March 1, 2011 (7 years, 6 months and counting)
GRRM: A Dance with Dragons, July 12, 2011 (7 years, 1 month and counting)
 

Matesamo

Villager
I have never watched Ricky & Morty but this comic was pretty funny. The old school initiation was the best, looking forward to the next issue. Maybe time to watch the show as well.
 
Typical that the thread gets :):):):)ing hijacked by speculation on Rothfus and GRRM...

Anyway, 2 of my favorite brands get together and have a Cronenberg brand-baby.

You can see its a labor of love of all things D&D; read it and it was hilarious, exactly what I expected. Cant wait for issue 2.
 

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