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KoDT 185 (PDF)

Knights of the Dinner Table is a multiple award-winning magazine featuring the gaming industry’s most popular comic strip, as well as being a full-fledged gaming magazine featuring material both for the HackMaster RPG and other systems as well as other articles written from a gamer’s perspective.

Not only do thousands of gamers read KoDT and share it with their friends, they read it cover to cover and then re-read it again. Don't miss this hilarious and hysterical slice of (fantasy) life, and wonderful celebration of the gaming culture!

This PDF features color KoDT strips and color throughout. It is also tablet optimized with embedded links (not only internal to the document but also to external links and references made in the articles).

Contents of "Dancin' with the Devil" (#185 - March 2012 - PDF edition)

About The Cover

George Vrbanic has illustrated more KoDT covers than any other artist, and for good reason. He's a favorite among fans and is the one who is requested by name most often. While George is the genius behind the pen, his wife Jackie does her magic by adding the color.

The Strips (full color)

• Making the Grade
Patty discusses Crutch's difficulty obtaining his official GameMaster credentials
• A Hero Summoned
Pete digs up an old school character to fight in the Hack Pits (see #184's "Last Call")
• The Sting of it All (Black Hands)
Pete's character is dying yet no one volunteers to suck the poison out of his wound
• Keep this Under Your Hat
Brian's magic hat doubles as an infantry landing craft
• The Curse Bearer (Black Hands)
Pete rolls poorly on Gordo's customized advancement table
• Dancin' in the Dark
An old frenemy panics the untouchable trio +2
• 74 Acres and a Fool (Black Hands)
Stevil inherits a farm
• One-Two Punches

Feature Articles

    HackMaster Player's Handbook
      Dispel Confusion: A brief history of the HackMaster Game and a glimpse at its future

GameMaster's Workshop

  • All Things Magic: Holding Bag by Mike Gilbert
  • Bait and Tackle: Adventure Hooks on the Fly

Regular Columns

  • Tales from the Table: Actual tales from our readers
  • Geek Fu Action Grip: "Chutes, Snakes and Cootie" by Mur Lafferty
  • Web Scryer: Internet Reactions to D&D Next by Kenneth Newquist


  • Lost Game Safari: Dark Sun campaign setting scouted by Andy Miller
  • The “Indy” Game Scene: Two-Fisted Tales explored by Ashok Desai
  • Off the Shelf: Swords Against the Darkness III by Paul Westermeyer
  • Brian's Picks: Chaotic Connections; Freeport Companion (Pathfinder); Tinker, Space, Psion, Spy


  • Cries from the Attic: Editorial of a Madman "Gamers Helping Gamers"
  • Table Talk: Our Readers Talk Back
  • Weird Pete's Bulletin Board
  • Back Room at the Games Pit
  • Parting Shots

Other Toons

  • Unnamed cartoons by Paul R. Shriner, David Reddick, Indy Bill, Jolly Blackburn

68 pages, color

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