YMMV: DM of the Rings

  • Cliché Storm: Even the tropes that weren't made by the books become RPG cliches in the hands of the DM.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: It's rare but just about any time the group manages to outsmart the DM through cleverness.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Just about any strip, but notably:
    DM: The walls crack open, and thousands of skulls are unleashed!
    Gimli: I'll bet this was a robust culture. Imagine their funerals. "Oops. Granny's dead, let's lop off her head and chuck it into the big bin to be dropped on adventurers."
    DM: The skulls continue to pour in, filling the room and threatening to crush your nitpicking, over-analyzing characters.
    Boromir: This is the first time in the whole campaign I've felt really free to make my own choices. I kinda like it.
    DM: But you're dead!
    Boromir: And you can't force me to do anything!
    DM: And decomposing!
    Boromir: Of my own free will!
    DM: Okay, suddenly Lord Elrond shows up at your camp.
    DM: He gives you the sword.
    Elrond: Here is the sword. And keep your hands off my daughter.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: With the exception of Gimli, none of the players give a damn about the story. And even Gimli loses his patience with the horrible pacing and railroading (don't tell The Roleplayer how his character feels.)
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Enforced and lampshaded in this strip. The author notes how there are a lot of good jokes that can be pulled in this scene, but the NazgŻl and …owyn are NPCs played by the DM, who take it very seriously.