Scales & Scoundrels #1
Have you ever taken a disdainful glance around the table at your fellow role-players and thought: “Why did I give up a peaceful night of reading comics at home to sit here and eat my weight in Doritos while these guys argue about encumbrance modifiers?” Well, your prayers have been answered with Scales & Scoundrels, the first issue in a new fantasy-adventure series you can enjoy alone (Doritos optional).
Luvander is a roguish vagabond who aspires to live the high life of wealth and frequent napping. She’s also an Urden, which is either a dragon that can take human form or a highfalutin name for pyromaniac. After Luvander rescues him from a band of thieves, Prince Akisbjorne of the Scarlet Sands Empire extends an offer to join his party’s quest for fortune and glory. It’s the opportunity of her dreams, when her dreams aren’t of dragons, prophecies and the mystery of her past…
Scales & Scoundrels #1 is a light-hearted tale by writer Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter) and artist Galaad. Yup, just Galaad. The art is bright and colourful, with a style reminiscent of 1980’s Manga. Remember the illustrations inside The Legend of Zelda instruction manual? Something like that! While the story will need more room to grow, the art has all the charm and character needed to make it stand out from the crowd.
Scales & Scoundrels may be the reprieve you’ve been hoping for if you’re tired of watching your DM fail to keep his game from devolving into another bender at the local tavern. Seriously, he stayed up all night drawing a map and everyone just wants to get their PCs drunk?! -Keli