Monday, September 19, 2016

"A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure" part 8, 1982.

The brief window of circumstances needed for my updating this blog with a couple of posts has opened, so I will further the Dungeons & Dragons comic book advertisement adventure story a couple of episodes while keeping pace with The CRPG Addict's renewed progress through gaming history. This here is part 8 of the advertisement series from 1982 -- when last we saw our heroic party, they were ambushed by werewolves. The calamities continue in today's instalment:
OUR STORY: ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE THEIR MENTOR, OUR HEROES ARE CAUGHT BY A SUDDEN AVALANCHE!
GRIMSLADE: EVIL FORCES ARE AT WORK HERE!

VALERIUS: SAREN HAS BEEN HURT! WE MUST ACT QUICKLY!

G: THIS MAGIC SCROLL MAY PROVIDE US WITH AN ESCAPE!
G: DIMENSION DOOR!!
WOOOSH!
THE SPELL CARRIES OUR HEROES

... TO AN ANCIENT CASTLE!
COULD THE END OF THE QUEST LIE HERE?

The panels really speak for themselves. All I can say is: evil forces? Well, if not... probably there wouldn't be much of an adventure. (Is snow and avalanche always motivated by evil forces? Can heroes not be imperilled by normal weather patterns?) No surprise Saren is hurt: by being underdressed in a winter climate! Reading random scrolls in hopes of salvation? What is this, NetHack?