If you’ve been inside more than a few comic stores, you’ll realize that it’s more than just comics — role-playing games are a frequent presence, sometimes overshadowing the comics themselves. And a new webcomic is bringing those two like-minded worlds together in a story that’s both a comic and an RPG. James Stowe’s Sidekick Quests follows a group of adventurers who set out to save King McGuffin’s daughter from the Spiked Knight. The princess’ name? True McGuffin.
Do you see where this is going?
Launched in March, Sidekick Quests has built up steam — and pages — with it’s once-a-week updates and managed to forge a bond between the worlds of comics fans and RPGers. In addition to doing the comic, Stowe is selling PDFs outlining how to play a Sidekick Quests RPG, and also offering to do commissions for fans of their characters.