Tag Archives: comics

That’s How We Role

Hi everyone, Mac here from Dark Elf Dice. We’ve been missing in action for the past few weeks, but believe me it’s been for a very good cause. Everyone here has been working feverishly to put the finishing touches on the Dark Elf Dice website. Five months ago, we began a complete website redesign with the customer in mind. When we first started the project,  I thought it would take thirty days or so to jazz everything up. Boy, was I wrong! Once we started making improvements we had a hard time stopping. Not only have we made the site easier to navigate to find what you’re searching for, we’ve literally added hundreds of new rpg products. Some of the new products that I’m personally excited about include our even greater selection of rpg dice (including the d3 hybrid dice and metal dice), our expanded dice bag collection, and the addition of more role playing game books and board games (including a game I’m really psyched about called Castles and Crusades — I plan on writing more about this game in a future blog post). If you haven’t had a chance to test drive the new website yet, take a look when you have some free time. We think you’ll like what you see.

Also, during the last few weeks we secured the talents of the up-and-coming cartoonist, Jordan Smith. Jordan has created an exclusive weekly comic strip for our Dark Elf Dice blog entitled That’s How We Role, a comic about the adventures (or should I say misadventures) of Marco the Mysterious, Princess Serenity, and Boris Warmaster. Jordan is an avid gamer himself (no posers here!) and his work has recently been published in the Zenith newspaper (a comic strip called Candance ‘N Company). We’re excited that Jordan has come on over to the “dark side” and joined the Dark Elf Dice team. So with that, I’ll leave you with the first installment of That’s How We Role. Enjoy this week’s installment and keep on gaming!

Click on comic to enlarge.


Who Would Win in a Fight? Shredder or Wolverine?

All right ladies and gents, time to gather ringside for the first installment of Who Would Win in a Fight? Every Friday we at Dark Elf Dice hope to bring you the world’s greatest slap downs — hypothetical match ups between two opponents ready to brawl in a no-holds barred fight to the finish. This week we have a great title bout between two juggernauts of comic book fame and it’s time to ask:

Who would win in a fight? The Shredder or Wolverine?

And in this corner: The Shredder!

The Shredder: A Turtle's Worst Nightmare

If you know your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles then you know The Shredder is one bad dude. He’s the ninja leader of the Foot clan and made his first comic book appearance in 1984. He’s been kicking since your daddy’s worn parachute pants and has been the Turtles’ arch nemesis ever since. He’s strong, he’s intelligent and he sports freaking armor — samurai inspired duds with sharp spikes and Freddy Kruger blades extending from his hands. Ouch!

  • Strength: 15
  • Endurance: 15
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Intelligence: 16
  • Wisdom: 17
  • Charisma: 17
  • Willpower: 16
  • Special Abilities: crazy ninja skills, leadership skills (like Donald Trump, but without the hair)
  • Favorite Weapon: shredder blades
  • Favorite Saying: “Foot! Attack!”

And in this corner: Wolverine!

Wolverine: The X-Men's Resident Wild Man

If you’re a fan of brooding tough guys, then you gotta love Wolverine. He started in 1974 as a Canadian superhuman agent in The Incredible Hulk #181, but Wolvie will forever be known as the second-hairiest member of the X-Men (Beast being first). What’s not to love about the world’s favorite mutant? He has super healing powers, an adamantium skeleton, a bad temper that puts even the crabbiest DMV clerk to shame (“Next!”) and six razor-sharp claws that spring from the back of his hands whenever he feels the need to rumble in the jungle. Snikt!

  • Strength: 16
  • Endurance: 18
  • Dexterity: 16
  • Intelligence: 13
  • Wisdom: 14
  • Charisma: 12
  • Willpower: 17
  • Special Abilities: mutant healing powers, martial arts master, superhuman senses (sight, smell, etc.)
  • Favorite Weapon: adamantium claws
  • Favorite Saying: “Outta my way, bub.”

And the winner is… Wolverine!

On the surface this is a real compelling fight. Both opponents face off with similar weapons and a knowledge of the martial arts. It’s a spirited brawl with lots of pushing and shoving, but Wolverine takes Shredder down hard in Round 2.  Shredder is undoubtedly one nasty customer, but the ninja leader tends to let his Foot clan do the bulk of his fighting for him. He just doesn’t have the moxie to go one-on-one in a street fight with Wolverine for an extended period of time. And don’t forget, Wolvie has his mutant healing ability. Hard to keep a guy down who keeps getting back up.