Inside the Mind of Kurtis J. Wiebe

Tag: D&D

Dungeons and Dragons – It’s True, Teenage Me.

Last year I was invited to participate as a player in the Misscliks Dungeons and Dragons Twitch stream of Tomb of Annihilation. I’m normally pretty hesitant to be involved in D&D as a player. I rarely take that role anymore, and to be honest, I find it less enjoyable than being the man behind the story. The vile master inflicting my narrative on poor, unsuspecting player characters.

I stumbled my way through it as King, a half-orc ranger, beast hunter type. He was pretty lame, if I’m being honest. But, I had fun and I really enjoyed having the chance to kill him when, in Season 2, I took over the reins of the story and DM’d 10 episodes.

I only wish I could go back to my teenage self and tell him that at some point in the future, he’ll be paid to run D&D.

Here’s the link to the first episode that I ran. There are 9 more if you enjoy the first.

Rat Queens Wednesday Webcomic #6: The Absent King

A side character surprise by Ben Rankel, Ryan Ferrier and me!rq_absentking

Rat Queens Wednesday Webcomic #2: Goodbye (NSFW)

New Rat Queens webcomic by Isaac Goodhart, Ryan Ferrier and me!rq_goodbye

Rat Queens Valentine’s Day Cards

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Rat Queens Process Video

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on my blog. There’s a fuller update coming but for the moment this will have to do. Balancing two ongoing comic series and a full time job has taken a lot of my hours, unfortunately.

Here’s a quick video by Roc on a Rat Queens teaser we did when we first announced the title. Enjoy!

Rat Queens #1 Sells Out!

Just a quick post to address the amazing support and awesome feedback we’ve received from our fans. The response has been overwhelming and Roc and I are absolutely thrilled to see our series connect with so many fans from so many different walks of life. We have so many awesome events planned for this series, in action, comedy and character arcs; what you’re seeing is just a small taste of what we have in store.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. Eventually you’re going to feel

Strap yourselves in, Rat Kings and Queens. It’s gonna get crazy.

Here’s the first look at our Rat Queens #1 second print cover by my good friend, Riley Rossmo.


We Are The Rat Queens!

We’re two weeks away from Rat Queens #1! Finally, our full unveiling of all four of our lady mercs, each of which have their own special covers which you can order from your LCS! Please join our Facebook page and help spread the word of our series! We want to do this comic for many, many years.

We’ll also be having a monthly letters column each issue. Send all your thoughts and questions to:

theratqueens (at) gmail (dot) com

Without Further Ado, here are…. the Rat Queens!


Dee: Human Cleric

Born in the backwoods swamps on the ass end of the continent, Dee was doomed to isolation and brainwashing from the beginning. Those that surrounded her, friends and family, all belonged to the Chosen of N’Rygoth, a weird and deranged cult of divine magic practitioners.

Now, after seeing the vast cities and meeting people from diverse cultures and beliefs, Dee has lost her faith and, ironically, become an atheist.

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Betty: Smidgen Thief

Betty’s sweetness and charisma has always made fitting into any crowd easy and as such is popular no matter where she goes. Betty’s long history of fleeting lovers has, over the years, taught her many unique skills, a primary one being that of a talented thief.

She’s a bit of a jack of all trades and probably one of the most sincere, loving drug users you’ve ever met. RatQueens_03_cov_b_sm

Violet: Dwarven Fighter

The daughter of a wealthy artificing family, Violet grew up around revolutionary inventors and smiths. She was trained in the use of armour and weapons the day she was strong enough to pick up a blade and put on a suit of armour, which, as a young dwarf, was roughly ten human years. RatQueens_02_cov_b

Hannah: Elven Mage

Born to the nefarious necromantic couple, Rizo and Jadah Vizari, Hannah was introduced to the dark side of magic very early on. Raised in a constant environment of black magic, she never realized that the path she walked was corrupted and would eventually lead her to corroborating with demons and pacts with devils. It all seemed quite fucking normal.

Rat Queens Webcomic #3: Dee