A dragon in disguise
A dragon in disguise

I’m bumping up tomorrow’s sketch so that I can leave you all with a proper Friday cliffhanger when we start out on next chapter’s big plot dump. (Heh.) So, for today, here’s another D&D sketch.

This one is another sketch from the long-running Dragonlance campaign we were in. At one point during the campaign, our DM had us roll up another set of characters so that we could have two groups running around and trying to save the world. We generally chose whatever was opposite to what we were currently playing – I made a barbarian to contrast with my pacifist cleric character, and our group’s paladin made a really interesting noble/rogue character.

However, one player made a happy-go-lucky wood elf. Since she’d previously played our sensible “big sisterly” sorcerer, we all accepted her new character concept at face value….

… Until she turned into a very young bronze dragon, that is. My memory of exactly how that came about is a little fuzzy, but I remember that our group was in Mortal Peril, and that she dropped her elf act in time to save the day and whisk us away to safety. The downside was that the character thereafter became an NPC, since our DM was sensible enough not to let a full-fledged dragon be a member of the party, but during the few sessions where she was still around, I doodled this little character portrait of her dragon form. (I know I drew her elven form a few times too, but I haven’t been able to find the sketchbook those drawings were in. I hope I do, since there’s a LOT of D&D stuff in there…)

News: Posted May 3rd, 2012 by Alina

^ 9 Comments to “A dragon in disguise”

  1. Erian Says:

    Loved the drawing ^^

    Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 10:24 am
  2. KenderBryant Says:

    Awww. I love the rules for Dragons as PCs featured in Draconomicon (I also loved the picture of the Copper Wyrmling on Hennet’s shoulders. It had such an adorable face). Also, the rules for dragon familiars (thus the aforementioned picture).

    BTW, I know how the guys feel about cons (from some of the previous strips). Staying up late for different activities and getting only a few hours sleep before waking up and doing it all over again, not to mention spending WAY TOO MUCH money. I think I spent $300+ at my first con (AFO 2007).

    Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 12:18 pm
  3. Foxfier Says:

    <3 Bronze Dragons.

    If you make them young enough, they're possible without breaking the game…..

    Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  4. Foxfier Says:

    *envy* Still haven’t made it to a con. Always been too poor, too far away, too pregnant or too busy!


    Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 5:52 pm
  5. Draco18s Says:

    I’ve done similar things in various games.

    My all-time favorite concept (which is cursed, as it’s never seen more than a single session) is a were-monitor-lizard monk.

    I also had a completely viable, although pointless, gun-fighter drake in ShadowRun, who never used his dracoform (was saving it for a surprise). Would have been a better character as a normal ork. 😛

    Then there was a game that never ran, where the GM was running two parties: one Good one Evil. My planned character was a black dragon curse-shape-shifted to human? in the Good party. Trigger to breaking the curse was “save a good person from death.” Would have been fuuuuun. Shame that game never ran and the GM is now in the secret service. WE THINK.

    Posted May 4th, 2012 at 12:56 am
  6. Harrow Says:

    Oh no! A super-dramatic cliffhanger! Tune in again next week.


    Posted May 4th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
  7. Alondro Says:

    Draggins, eatin’ all UR princesses.

    Posted May 8th, 2012 at 10:35 am
  8. myname Says:

    There’s a typo in today’s comic. It says monthy instead of monthly…

    Posted May 8th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  9. Kenny Says:

    I saw your guest comic for QC… yesterday? and felt compelled to devour the Weregeek archive as quickly as I could. Your campaign story lines are compelling, your artwork is beautiful, and you have captured a lot of what I absolutely love about my geekier hobbies; thank you! I actually came over here when Jeff Jacques did his guest comic, but I didn’t look around long enough to get hooked. My loss, but it was probably for the best, as that was during the school semester, and I don’t sleep enough as it is. Speaking of which, I need to go be unconscious. Truly magnificent!!!

    Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:05 am