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Webcomic: Alien Dice
"Alien Dice - It's only a game." page title.

Alien Dice is a webcomic by Tiffany Ross and is a deconstruction of the mons genre. It has a interesting format where text accompanies the comics. Either the text or the comics can stand alone, but to get the whole story you have to read both.

Lexx, an alien raised by the ADC (Alien Dice Corporation) is a player in a game known as Alien Dice. Players are either the bored rich or unwanteds raised by the ADC. Players raised by the ADC, Indentured Players, are also bonded to dice themselves. These players are essentially owned by the ADC, and their only real chance at freedom is to play three rounds of Alien Dice. However they can be challenged by other players, and will belong to them if they lose in combat. Thus far, no die has escaped the clutches of the ADC.

To play the game players must throw their dice on a planet, where they will bond with the local non-sapient fauna, altering their genetic code in the process to make them "roll" to a new form when they reach a certain point in training. Some also gain the ability to talk and greater intelligence. Players are popularly televised by the ADC.

The story begins when Lexx, a Rishan on his third round of Alien Dice throws his die on Earth, since the planet is a fringe world away from the normal game channels, in hopes of completing the game with a minimum of fuss. However, his plans go awry from the start as his secondary dice, Stealth, bonds to the kitten of a nineteen-year-old human girl named Chel. Chel has no intentions of just giving her kitten to this strange alien, so in an effort to convince her that it's too much trouble, Lexx asks Chel to accompany him for awhile in hopes of scaring her off.

However Lexx's plan backfires as Chel only ends up bonding with him and his dice despite his best efforts to push her away. He also gets tracked down by his friends and fellow players Damien, Claudia and Riley. Damien and Claudia are fascinated by how hard Lexx is to reach, and Riley considers Lexx a brother.

As Chel gets sucked into the game, she learns the dark secrets of the game, her own parents, and her own planet's past.

Alien Dice is also in the process of being adapted as a Radio Drama, with seven episodes already available on the website.

This Webcomic contains examples of:

A Girl and Her FedSci Fi WebcomicsAllen The Alien

alternative title(s): Alien Dice
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