I Hit It With My Axe: Episode One: Meet the Party

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I am going to join the small crowd that thinks this has some entertainment value and is looking forward to the next episodes.
I'd like to see how this turns out when the game actually start.

1. First thing I noticed was the fact there were girls playing D&D, this almost never happens. In my group we had two and only one I could really thing of as female.
2. Alot of cleavage at the beginning, good for twelve year old boys but bad for guys that are watching and have their wives walk in soundlessly then freak out right behind them.
3. One porn star is coincidence but so many woman that are good looking is forced and is out of place, not believable at all. I mean it just screams like the plot of a poor porn film.
4. The only way to save this is to make it strip D&D and have people pay to see the uncensored version or something.
5. Tattoos are UGLY, period.

WOW~ A D&D BASED SHOW~ THAT'S SO ORIGNINAL~ /sarcasm
Really, first you boot off unforgotten realms, wich was the best D&D based show here, then you have gamedogs ripping them off, and now what looks like the webcam of an awkward flirting session. Not good guys, NOT GOOD AT ALL.

those are some of the ugliest porn stars i've ever seen..

Daystar Clarion:

I don't think the term "cool people playing D&D" Has ever been uttered. Unless "You don't see..." is at the start of the sentence anyway. Also, the people in the video are not cool, not by a long shot. Stephen Fry is cool. Gothic strippers are not.

Let me see if I can follow your logic...


Assumptions:
1. "Cool people" are derived by some callous algorithm that serves to make everyone more like gelatenous amoeba than people. Failing this method, YOU are the sole determining factor in who and what is cool.
2. You don't play D&D, and are "cool."

"Cool People" is a subset of people, C(p), composed of fewer than 1% of (p).
The remainder make up another subset of "Uncool People", U(p).
C(p) does not intersect U(p) at any point, ever. Even if you wanted it to. Not on your watch.

Therefore:
The subset C(p) does not play D&D. They are much to busy being cool to have fun with their friends.
Stephen Fry is a part of C(p), and must not play D&D.
Gothic Strippers is a part of U(p), and may or may not play D&D.

I then submit that your assumptions are as illogical as they are rude by the transitive property of Diesel:

reg42:
Eh, I gave it a chance, but it's too much like reality TV, which I fucking loath. The idea was interesting, but not entertaining.

this

And would you keep the mobile phones in another room or something?
Also it makes me sad to realise how many of the movies they list that i recognise LOL!
If there is one porn star we want 2 c playing dnd it's Chapel Wast!

Pretty funny. I can't wait for those porn stars next week :D

CaptainCrunch:

Daystar Clarion:

I don't think the term "cool people playing D&D" Has ever been uttered. Unless "You don't see..." is at the start of the sentence anyway. Also, the people in the video are not cool, not by a long shot. Stephen Fry is cool. Gothic strippers are not.

Let me see if I can follow your logic...


Assumptions:
1. "Cool people" are derived by some callous algorithm that serves to make everyone more like gelatenous amoeba than people. Failing this method, YOU are the sole determining factor in who and what is cool.
2. You don't play D&D, and are "cool."

"Cool People" is a subset of people, C(p), composed of fewer than 1% of (p).
The remainder make up another subset of "Uncool People", U(p).
C(p) does not intersect U(p) at any point, ever. Even if you wanted it to. Not on your watch.

Therefore:
The subset C(p) does not play D&D. They are much to busy being cool to have fun with their friends.
Stephen Fry is a part of C(p), and must not play D&D.
Gothic Strippers is a part of U(p), and may or may not play D&D.

I then submit that your assumptions are as illogical as they are rude by the transitive property of Diesel:

Yeah... cool story...
Stephen Fry is intersting. Gothic Strippers playing D&D are not. I think what I'm trying to say is, it takes more than a load of boobs, badly recorded, to keep my attention for more than 3 minutes.

... Lawl whut?
If I want to watch a bunch of idiots playing DnD, I'll see if my friends want to come over.

This is a worse idea than Game Dogs. Why is this on the Escapist, and that Pokemon series from the contest a few months ago not? Did someone lose a bet?

Undercover:

Welcome to The Escapist ;) Don't sweat the nay-sayers, not everything is for everyone. I think you're all on to something here & this could really take off if you do it right.

Erm....how?
It is - a bunch of people - playing - D&D. Period.
On what level could it "really take off", being done "right" or not?
I'm asking because between all the (in my eyes reasonable) negative response I found the internet-typical axceptions who say "It's good" or "It could become good." And while I'm tempted to toss it aside, thinking "Ah well, there's always someone who finds anything good that shows moving pictures" I'd really love to see some positive response with actual content. WHAT is the potential here?

Coming from a similar adult entertainment background (behind the camera, that is) I find it really amusing that people are shocked, SHOCKED! That adult film actors are (GASP) real people that do real things.

See all you D&D geeks? Hot women play too. There's hope for you after all ;)

Excuse me, but did you actually *read* the comments? No one here's SHOCKED that "adult film actors are (GASP) real people". The point of the negative response was exactly that: They are just people playing a tabletop game.

Maybe that pseudo-provocative "Pornstars are people too"-"revelation" was the original intend but as it stands it's just an obvious and bland hookup to bring attention to an overall boring concept. And yeah, that, of course, worked certainly but the point here is, where's the lasting appeal?
And maybe I just don't belong to the right clientel, but ARE there actually any people over tha age of 16 who see that as something shocking at all? And when I talk about people I mean actual, intelligent human beings, not the kind of creature who ends every second of his sentences with "bro."

Not that I need to tell you this, but keep doing what you're doing & fuck 'em if they don't like it!

Gee, now isn't that a mature and liberal advise. How about going in the opposite direction and "fuck 'em if they like it!"?
Yeah, that sounds good. Makes me feel way more reasonable....

WTF is this shit? I don't come to the escapist for this kind of rubbish, there are other sites out there for that, I could of forgiven the shameless attention grab this obviously is if it was actually funny or entertaining, but it's not, it's pathetic.

First episode - not entertaining at all. It could get better... but I doubt it. Pornstars playing DnD, novelty wears off pretty quick. I guess the good side is if you get bored you can always google some of their more "interesting" work?

All in all the Escapist could have done fine without this little project.

I could see this getting funny, but this episode was REALLY unfunny. Nothing happened. End of. Maybe have the D&D players, you know, play D&D. Is that too much to ask? Anyways I hope this gets funny, I really do.

I didn't realized opium dens hosted DnD games.
Like seriously, what's with the bearded buy mashing out in the background? Half the people seem perma-fried.

The real question is how can people here relate to this? At best you're a DnD player. I'd imagine the vast majority of the audience here is far more likely to be a shy, nerdy type than a gothic pornstar. Where's the appeal here? What's the point?

Is it supposed to be interesting? entertaining? funny? It's none of these things. At best it's just a grand experiment in existentialism: things happening with no meaning. I've watched enough Italian neo-realist movies to get my fill of that.

Peace Frog:
I found this video pretty entertaining ^^ and I'm sure it gives DnD a lot more credibility in some people's eyes.

I'm not sure that strippers, porn-stars and 'alt-lifestyle' junkies are a good source of credibility, but I thought it was amusing. I also think Sasha Grey's pretty cute, so that helped, too.

Best line in the episode was the one about "people talk about soul mates, but I found my 'hole-mate'!"

"Real World: Pornstars and D&D"? A combination of three things I have no interest in.

Gave it a shot, but the first minute just had a bunch of... I guess porn-related naming jokes?

The whole thing seemed... forced... like it existed just for the sake of its own existence.

If you're going to film anything live, and "publish" it, don't do it with a cheapo camcorder (sans tripod) and the built-in mic; that's what YouTube is for.

We get it, porn stars are real people too. I don't want to watch them play D&D anymore than I want to watch them do their laundry, order coffee, pay bills, eat pizza, or any other "real people" stuff. Also, profession aside, these in particular are not the kind of "real people" I care to know about anyway. If you don't have anything after "shock and awe! pornstars do 'real people' things", you don't really have anything. Also, that assumes there was any "shock and awe" that pornstars are real people. It also, again, assumes that said pornstars actually did play D&D before the filming and didn't seem like they don't normally play D&D and only did it for the sake of this (what I hope isn't a) series.

I'd rather have the "dick-ish idiot friend crashes RPG" of Unforgotten Realms than "D&D with Pornstars!"

EDIT: Also, nice attempt at combining the two largest markets of internet. Porn and games. Sadly, the "edgy" novelty of it barely had a chance to take off before it realized its full potential of fizzling on the launchpad.

CaptainCrunch:

Daystar Clarion:

I don't think the term "cool people playing D&D" Has ever been uttered. Unless "You don't see..." is at the start of the sentence anyway. Also, the people in the video are not cool, not by a long shot. Stephen Fry is cool. Gothic strippers are not.

Let me see if I can follow your logic...


Assumptions:
1. "Cool people" are derived by some callous algorithm that serves to make everyone more like gelatenous amoeba than people. Failing this method, YOU are the sole determining factor in who and what is cool.
2. You don't play D&D, and are "cool."

"Cool People" is a subset of people, C(p), composed of fewer than 1% of (p).
The remainder make up another subset of "Uncool People", U(p).
C(p) does not intersect U(p) at any point, ever. Even if you wanted it to. Not on your watch.

Therefore:
The subset C(p) does not play D&D. They are much to busy being cool to have fun with their friends.
Stephen Fry is a part of C(p), and must not play D&D.
Gothic Strippers is a part of U(p), and may or may not play D&D.

I then submit that your assumptions are as illogical as they are rude by the transitive property of Diesel:

I just lost a bunch of hate for Vin Diesel.

The Sword are just awesome.

However, I've been through enough awkward sessions to not want to watch one on video. Brings me back to the nineties, and not in a good way ....

Wait wait wait... porn stars are normal people! AGH! You just destroyed my teenage dreams... thanks god I'm not a teenager any more...

And... Sasha Grey? Winner of "2010 AVN Award for Best Anal Sex Scene - Anal Cavity Search 6" Oo...

Wow... I have to say I laughed quite a few times. Especially at the end when Gray said "I'm kinda just sucking, but I guess you guys are used to seeing that" xP.
Still that was weird. I have to say that I totally didn't expect it on the escapist Oo.

Nuke_em_05:

I'd rather have the "dick-ish idiot friend crashes RPG" of Unforgotten Realms than "D&D with Pornstars!"

Exactly what I was getting at. Unforgotten Realms had the appeal of relatability. Even though I've never played DnD I think we as gamers all either have that friend or have moments of our own where someone playing a game either doesn't understand what it's about or perhaps just got deliberately silly.

Say you all play mario kart and just for the fuck of it one guy tries to play the whole thing in reverse. It's funny just because it's "playing the game" but in a way that's so wrong, yet still kind of works. Unforgotten Realms captured that; we could relate.

A bunch of alt-life pornstars playing DnD in what looks like a storage room with a leopard print bed is likely alienating to 99% of the audience here. Sure, I'd wager most people watch porn and that's fine, but like most actors, the extent to which we care about them is on the screen. After the show's over it's over.

Misterpinky:
Was I supposed to laugh? Either way, not entertaining. At all.

Entertaining!? Its pornstars playing D&D! What do you NEED man!?

Evilproduct:

Misterpinky:
Was I supposed to laugh? Either way, not entertaining. At all.

Entertaining!? Its pornstars playing D&D! What do you NEED man!?

Well if they did ANYTHING the least bit entertaining I suppose that would have been an enormous start.

I am not really sure how watching people play D&D can be any sort of sustaining premise to build on. D&D is like baseball, meh to watch, fun to play.

ill give it a chance to improve

Meh, It seems like an interesting idea. But really, in execution it didn't entertain me.

I have to admit, it comes across as playing to the, OMG-porn$T@rs-ther-mite-be-bewb! factor.

The concept is funny, if only for the hairdresser, that made me smile. Not really enough to carry a series though. Now, get some interesting characters, intriguing stories and good roleplaying in there and it could be interesting to watch. If you're going for humor, finding a proper, good "weirdo" player wouldn't hurt. You know, the guys (or gals) who play cybernetic janitors and min-max for cleaning? And by good I mean someone who actually makes said joke character interesting and productive too. A rare breed, I know, but look around, you'll find one.

But I have to agree with the rest here, while the idea of pornstars playing D&D might be novel, it's only going to work if those people actually do something interesting and prove entertaining. The mere nature of their career isn't really gonna carry it. Still, being able to say "Hot pornstars like roleplaying" would certainly help convince players who are on the fence about trying. Don't need to mention none of them are in my group ;)

But yeah, get some interesting gaming going on, show more of the game itself (in a more cohesive fashion) and get some proper camerawork up in there and it could be an interesting slice of life style documentary. That, or just get someone with a bit of comedic skill and give us something to laugh about.

See kids, thats where you end up if you dont study. Or join the army or whatever, you play DnD with a bunch of tattooed weirdos. Anyway i liked it, it will be funny to see their choices eheheh.

If they could have a show on the escapist (It's okay, though I don't think I'll watch it again), then I should have a show on the escapist! How do you do it? Do you simply submit previous work and an idea? Cause if that's all it takes, then I could easily do that!

These comments are a perfect storm of ignorance and prejudice.

Half the people here wouldn't be happy if the video featured Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson coming down from heaven with the Game of Games on two stone tablets - because its Dnd, and that's "boring".

The other half wouldn't be happy if the video featured Sasha Grey and friends healing the sick and negotiating peace in the Middle East - because they're in porn and therefore fair game for snide comments that assuage sexual frustration.

What an odd show premise.

Woooooow...

Even a group of strippers and pornstars + frankie couldnt make me interested in D&D. Stunning.

EDIT: Not that i have a problem with D&D just not me.

craddoke:
These comments are a perfect storm of ignorance and prejudice.

Half the people here wouldn't be happy if the video featured Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson coming down from heaven with the Game of Games on two stone tablets - because its Dnd, and that's "boring".

The other half wouldn't be happy if the video featured Sasha Grey and friends healing the sick and negotiating peace in the Middle East - because they're in porn and therefore fair game for snide comments that assuage sexual frustration.

What he said. (or she)

Maybe its because I don't play DnD, but this was not funny or entertaining in any way.

craddoke:
These comments are a perfect storm of ignorance and prejudice.

Half the people here wouldn't be happy if the video featured Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson coming down from heaven with the Game of Games on two stone tablets - because its Dnd, and that's "boring".

The other half wouldn't be happy if the video featured Sasha Grey and friends healing the sick and negotiating peace in the Middle East - because they're in porn and therefore fair game for snide comments that assuage sexual frustration.

Do you know what a star man argument is?
Look if you like the show, all the power to ya. I don't at all and I feel I've clearly stated my reasons why in an at least quasi-logical fashion. And yes, I have little respect for pornstars.

I think that I will see, at least, the next few episodes. There is promise for an interesting watch somewhere in there and if that shows well then I will watch the rest of the series.

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