Okay - so I’m heading out to Gen Con tonight, and I picked up some literature to fill the time in transit…some Black Library 40k stuff, a book on chambara films, and this.
TKWDOE+2 (as I’ll refer to it) is about a group of adventurers in a D&D game catch on to the fact that they are in fact fictional characters being manipulated by a bunch of sexually fixated teenagers.
The prose is funny enough, but what kicked into overdrive for me were the utterly juvenile and vulgar illustrations - most of which involve bugbears with enormous phalluses…or just phalluses. Even better, there are character sheets for all the main characters, and Melick states up front that they can be used to track the character’s stats (hit points, etc.) through the book.
It probably won’t appeal to everyone, but if you dig really vulgar humor it’s seriously funny stuff.
Well, frankly it’s not really the concept which makes it awesome - it’s the combination of the concept and the plethora of dick jokes. It’s what role-playing with a bunch of hormonal teenage boys is really like. Plus, did Norton’s book include an amateurish illustration of a bugbear anally raping a goblin? I think not…
It is sad that this book does not sound like my cup of tea but I would probably enjoy the illustrations in much the same way I enjoy illustrations of dinosaurs having sex with cars. (I’m laughing just thinking about it.)