Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do I Keep Inviting the Knights to My Dinner Table?

I've been reading Knights of the Dinner Table (KotDT) since Shadis magazine. I actually have the first issue of the magazine tucked away somewhere, and the few issues I've missed along the way I've filled in with the Bundles of Trouble compilations. Still, it just doesn't seem the same anymore.

The current issue is #172 - and I skimmed the strips more then read them. Maybe the jokes have changed, or I don't see the jokes with the same eyes, but even the stories seem less like anything I ever gamed. In the beginning I could relate - now, not so much.

72 bucks for 12 issues(first class shipping). For something I'm no longer getting a heck of a lot of value out of. 13 pages of the current issue deals with the ongoing story line, the rest is more or less filler. The other ongoing storyline (Gary Jackson back from the dead) is absent.

As for the gaming articles - inconsistent quality is the best description I can use. Nothing all that memorable.

I want to still like the Knights. Really. But I get much more enjoyment from OOTS, and it's free.

I might have to tap out at this point.


  1. Well that's a bummer. If you ever feel the itch, please do a "Best of KotD" post.

  2. I bought KotDT regularly for awhile but quit for some of the reasons you posted. I thought it was just me.

  3. Well, I don't think it's a rag you get for jokes. It's general gaming content and some decent comics-

  4. the early issues were all jokes, at least an in joke that fellow rolelayers could appreciate... now...

  5. I haven't noticed that much of a change, but then again, I guess I never read the early issues.


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