Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun - Ianto's Tomb
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun - Ianto's Tomb

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The post-apocalyptic Dungeons & Dragons setting's first-ever comic! Beneath a crimson sun lie wastelands of majestic desolation and cities of cruel splendor, where life hangs by a thread. Welcome to Athas! When an imprisoned gladiator named Grudvik escapes the city of Tyr, a part-time slave hunter and full-time dune trader is hired to bring back the fugitive. But after...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by IDW Publishing (first published August 23rd 2011)
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I got an eGalley of this book through NetGalley(dot)com. This book was an interesting concept. Basically it starts with a graphic novel set in the Dark Sun world, then after the graphic novel there is infomation (monster stats, maps) on running the story as a campaign for a group of Dungeon and Dragons (DnD) characters.

The story features an ex-gladiator and a bard who meet in the desert. They are trying to get into a city but run into quite a bit of trouble along the way. The ARC I got only incl...more
May 08, 2011 Rick rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: D&D fans; Sword & Sorcery fans
I have to admit that I was not expecting much from this. In fact, i thought it was going to be pretty bad. I was wrong. It was well written and the art was fantastic. This was an all around decent book. I think of the strengths was that it was formatted as a mini-series and not an ongoing. While it is certainly open for a sequel, the necessity of ending the story enabled the writer to craft a tighter narrative and focus on some nice character development and progression. The best part is that it...more
Bought this as an inspiration for an eventual Dark Sun campaign but this book hardly has any plot so it's a little light on the inspiration part.

It did however get a lot of the look and feel of Dark Sun wrong. The hairy Mul and the bearded dwarf amongst other. I also disliked that it tried to showcase the 4th edition version of DnD so much going so far as to put a thiefling character but foregoing most Dark Sun races like Half-Giants and thri-kreens.

Overall, the lack of any kind of attention to...more
Andrew Pixton
Really good graphic novel on the forgotten realms desert areas, post-apocalypse. The characters good, world very interesting, plot good, ending way too abrupt.
Ian James
not too bad but no too good either
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