Nick here, your friendly neighborhood webcomics creator!
It’s been a few weeks now of the new comic coming out every Thursday. If you’ve been reading the new comics and you’re reading this right now I would like to thank you.
I’d also love to get some feedback on what people think about the direction we’re heading. Writing webcomics as a long form singular story is new to me so I’m still sorting out how to ride the line of story while pulling off sweet joke tricks and manuals. You can shout at me on twitter @Sticholas
We also have 3 more amazing videos coming out to introduce new people to our beloved gang of drunks. If you missed the first two you can watch Zwit’Tig’s and Sweet D’s videos on our Youtube channel now!
Nick here, your intrepid webcomic’s artist and invisible DnDUI member.
If you’re reading this, I assume ( maybe I hope ), you’re a fan of the DnDUI webcomic that I’ve been making once a week for over two years now. Well I’ve come to a cross roads in my thinking when it comes to the webcomic.
I don’t think I’ve been making the comic I want to make and honestly I don’t think I’ve been making what you want to read. When the webcomic first launched we got an enormous response from the r/dnd reddit, hundreds of upvotes, lots of great comments. It was awesome, but it eventually led to me making my comic like a blockbuster movie, trying to just appeal to the masses and kinda losing characters and the original spirit of DnDUI.
I’m still a massive fan of DnDUI and still love playing in that world and with the characters of my friends in the group and the fiction they’ve built. In order to get back to that, I’m going to extend my short break from posting a comic once a week. The break started while I was getting married and away on my honeymoon but it seems like a good time to rethink the comic.
I will try and post updates here whenever something relevant develops but just know that I am still working on it and thinking about it every day.
If you have any feedback about the comic I’d love to hear it, since really if you’ve read this far than you are the audience for the comic and I thank you.
Here at DnDUI Conglomerate International ®, we are all about Do-It-Yourself-ing. All our art, hosting, development, and correspondence is done by the hosts on their down time, and all our characters, plot, dungeons, and songs come from our creative minds (we can’t help if a couple Nacho Libre references slip in occasionally.)
That’s why we and the champions at Trapdoor get along so swimmingly. They’ve carved their own path in the market, and took some bold steps doing so. This why we are excited by the product that Codename:Morningstar is shaping into. It gives us roleplayers an opportunity to craft our experience in ways never done before. The D&D community is so cooperative and supportive, it’s heart-warming to see a company recognize this and aim to give people the framework to do it even better.
Codename:Morningstar is much more than a character manager. It opens up a line between content creators and content users through technology. An idea that should have been picked up a long time ago by the current leaders of rule-set distribution. Don’t take my word for it, have a look:
Let’s just say we jumped on this even before the Kickstarer launched.
Things have been a little quiet around here, but it doesn’t mean we’re fading. In fact, it’s the calm before the storm. We have been reaching out to people we like in hopes to work together on cool projects. So I thought I would take this opportunity to shout out the people we like most. You!
During our mailbag episode we were asked if DnDUI surpassed our expectations. Resoundingly yes! We have received so much love and support it is inspiring. When people I match with on Tinder already know DnDUI before my gushing about it, it makes me feel like we are doing something right by the community.
Dawww, you guys.
When we set out to learn how to play D&D two years ago, we turned to the internet (see subheading Reddit & Podcasts) as we do with most crucial knowledge. When 5th Edition arrived we wanted to give back and be the resource for people starting up and looking for help like we did!
We always want to hear our visitors thoughts, suggestions, and ideas. Whether you come here for entertainment, learning, or you have a burning crush on Raff, we want to say we appreciate it and want to know how we can do more for you.
How to enter?
1) Choose your favourite Charolastro & download their digital street team kit
2) Submit a photo of yourself representing DnDUI & your favourite Charo to our Twitter, Facebook or Reddit
3) You can submit a photo for each item in the street team kit! That means you get 3 chances to win!
4) At the end of season 5 a dice will be rolled to randomly select a winner, who will win a giant DnDUI prize pack!
We will also be choosing a winner for “Most Awesome DnDUI Street Team Member!” So be creative! Want to Cosplay as Sweet D? Get a DnDUI tattoo? Preach the teachings of Uthgar outside your local university? Go for it! Which ever fan impress the DnDUI gang the most will also win a prize pack!!!
Here’s an example of some of the artwork in the kits:
While we were at Indy Pop Con in Indianapolis a few months ago we saw a dude cosplaying as the big bad dark elf from THOR the Dark World.
That dude looks a lot like Sweet D. Which was something CJ has brought up before on the podcast. So when we saw the cosplayer, CJ wanted to get a picture with him, after which he said something along the lines of “I just got a picture with Sweet D, that’s so great!” To which I replied, “but it’s Sweet D from the future. It’s Future D.” Continue reading →