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Drinking Quest (The Comic) Review

Drinking Quest Comic #1 Review.

 

Let’s set the stage, Drinking Quest (The Game) is….Well…we will let the Drinking Quest web page explain;

 

 

Drinking Quest 1 (2011)

 

It’s a Drinking Game and a Table Top RPG! Drinking Quest: The Original Drinking RPG is the first chapter in the Drinking Quest series. You’ll recognize many RPG staples like dice, character sheets and saving throws but there are new stakes to this adventure: having to chug your drink in real life! Game night just gained a level.

 

Drinking Quest: The Original Drinking RPG features these four quests:

 

Lolevel Forest: A forest full of low level goblins that seem to be in every game. Good for EASY EXPERIENCE POINTS!

 

Mount Icefist: The snow level features colder beer, more fearsome foes and the introduction of yeti eggs to the DQniverse.

 

Booze Cruise: Pirates! Grog! Throwing up over the side of the ship! All that and a traveling gambler named Chad.

 

Zombie Attack: Your home town of Tippler’s Hollow has been taken over by zombies! Fight a horde of zombified creatures that you fought in the earlier quests! Spoiler Alert: Chad comes back as a zombie.

 

 

And yes, there is now a Drinking Quest 2, Drinking Quest 3, and a Kickstarter for a Trilogy set!

 

OK, back to the Comic Review….


 

If you are new to the game and concept…the story may seem a little meh and lackluster. But, for those familiar with the game itself, or at least RPG’s & Drinking…well even the S&S genre and drinking…or Conan and drinking…or drinking, it does offer a chuckle or two.

 

The art has it’s ups and downs. When the characters are in the forefront, it’s spot on…placed more in the background and you get a blur (that could be the whiskey though).

 

A nice prologue with a combo of game rules and story history, would help this comic out, especially since it’s issue 1. Let’s lay it all out Baby! Then all systems for go, launch it, stand back and let it run free!

 

I could do without the comic, unless it makes some big strides, but I can’t do without this game, and it’s on my radar for a soon to be purchase.

 

Skol!

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Egads! Drinking Quest!?!

Why, was I not aware of this!!!!!!???!!!

I must investigate!

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http://www.drinkingquest.com/

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Book Review. Nobody Gets the Girl: A Superhero Novel

Nobody Gets the Girl: A Superhero Novel by James Maxey

 

 


 

Being a retired fan of comic books (haven’t collected in years), I’ve always had a soft spot for the world of caped-crusading, crime-fighting, four-color fantasy that embraced my escapism for decades. My first job was at a comic book store. I got paid in trade, and couldn’t have been happier. But adult life steps in, kids sprout up, and responsibilities rear their ugly head in this sometimes paycheck to paycheck world. Comic spending money lost out to Book spending money, and that summary, is a story in itself.

 

But back to the book review.

 

James Maxey does a wonderful job of creating a helluva page turner featuring four-color badassery. Nobody Gets the Girl hooks you from the start with a brilliantly believable protagonist. My usual fear of the impending shallow characters and flat world were soon put to rest as Mr. Maxey fleshed out the Heroes, Villains and their environment(s).

 

Colorful characters and splendid descriptive scenes abound and are held together with plenty of well-placed dialogue. Every character has not only their own superpowers, but their own voice! The Big 5 publish many a book with flat scenes and lifeless characters, this indie shows how to do it the right way.

 

I thought for sure I figured out the plot and where the story was headed a couple of times, and was pleasantly proven wrong. For a novel of this length, this was a great feat.

 

I would of liked to have seen the character’s names, aliases and nicknames reigned in a little bit, instead of being bounced around from name to alias within a few pages or scene. And I would love the main character to have “Mr.” put in front of his secret identity name…sometimes I wasn’t sure if a room was empty or…

 

The previews for Burn Baby Burn (the 2nd novel of this series by James Maxey), and other authors version of superhero novels was a definite hook and bonus.

The new retro-cover, was also too cool.

 

Superpowers, blood and guts, sex and plenty of fun await you in Nobody Gets the Girl.

 

*Free copy of this book was received from author for review.

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