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

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Yeah!! it made me horny, 3.5 rules XD....er and the girls are all right too?

Freaking Genius!!!

When a series (for example an sf one) and there's a good looking actress thrown in - that's "fan service". I feel cheap, like I'm a simple stereotype for watching a series. This doesn't feel like it and I think it's not meant to.
Adult entertainers playing DnD causes a reaction close to "why are they playing DnD", noobs, "this is edgy" etc. - way to go with proving multiple stereotypes right.

I liked this, nice change of pace for Escapist, though personally I'd like to see more of their life than playing DnD (though I guess DnD is the reason they're on Escapist), seems interesting as a social/psihological show or at least more interesting than my life. Yeah, maybe some editing and more "interesting" (though tbh I am unsure how to make someobdy else playing a game like this, more exciting) parts would be nice. Just sayin'.

p.s. watched documentary (and yes it was just that) and at one point Sasha was forbidden to enter into the cinema showing her movie cause the security guard thought she was under aged...just a funny/ironic/realistic vignette.

The only one I find attractive is the normal one... or is there a normal one? I love to watch pretty girl and all, but god damn it was boring.

The stupid here is dissipating a little, but I have to point out something that should be blindingly obvious:

The video is explicitly an introduction to the cast of this series - not a typical episode with longer, chronologically arranged sequences of role-playing. Did no one notice that this short clip clearly edits together footage from game setup, actual role-playing, and reflections after the session? It's like the montage of upcoming scenes at the beginning of a television show.

I used to weep thinking about the average person's ability to read critically; now it seems like the average person is incapable of even watching something critically.

Penny Arcade has done this 3 times, audio only. It normally gets better as time goes on...as long as this crew gets creative and doesn't get too sidetracked. And if the storyline is good. Maybe we could hear what the start of the storyline is all about or exactly who the characters are.

It could be interesting, but it all comes down to how its played out.

WTF? Come on escapist, is this some weird demographic push? I dont need an imaginary girlfriend because im a gamer, (i play rifts, by the way). Dont lose your dignity escapist, Russ Pitts what the hell? I find this whole thing vacuous and degrading. So many jump cuts to someone else saying something boring. Please end this............I love the escapist..... this is CHEAP!

Sasha Grey?

What the pants???

EDIT: Okay, so...five pornstars, a stripper, and a hairdresser playing DnD?

This is one crazy idea for a show.

EDIT, EDIT: CHRIST HOLY BANANA, I EVEN RECOGNIZE THE BLONDE GUY SITTING BEHIND THEM AT 4:56. He's a pornstar too.

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE

I liek it. My group is almost constantly introducing new players to D&D and it always seems to go about like that. Also congratulations on your show and I look forward to more.

Ok.. so someone in the escapist crew is trying to get a date whit a pornstar or what???
Or is this supose to be entertaining???

In the next video I'd like to see the gang listening to Laura Veirs whilst tucking into some delicious, buttery scones.

Satine Phoenix:
Thanks everyone for watching!
Weather you love it or it's just not your thing, we really appreciate you all watching our show. It's really fun for us to share these moments with you. There's an Interview that posted on http://io9.com today that explains the series better.
Thanks again,
Satine

After thinking more about this show, its growing on me. Its quite different from your previous work. Now I know that not everyone who plays Dungeons and Dragons is a virgin. Who would have thought?

In all seriousness, this show has some good potential. Since I've never played D&D, I leanred from you women what its all about. Thats actually really beneficial since you don't fit the stereotypical rpg player role and this allows you to be relateble. Keep up the good work.

Porn stars and strippers and the only one I find attractive is the hairdresser.

Aside from the people involved being quasi-celebrity, this is no different than any other group of D&D players posting up edited footage of their game nights on Youtube. Would be more interesting if more of the actual game/roleplay was presented, and it was a little more coherent. It just jumped around back and forth and back again between different things going on too much to be interesting.

Usually sexy stuff keeps me interested.. This was boring.

Couldn't have put it better myself.

This spontaneous show (that appeared out of nowhere) seems to have fallen flat for me. There are very few times that i'll stop a video midway through, but lack of being able to understand anything being said or having a camera being jigged about makes a video unwatchable. Needless to say, for these reasons and the ones provided, I won't be watching this again.

I agree.. just seemed a wierd direction for the site.

Well...that's different.

Regarding the video, I watched it to the end, and will watch the next one in the series. I'm an avid tabletop gamer and unlike some people who think that watching someone else's gaming group is boring, I don't. The Penny Arcade podcasts are a pretty good example that there's an audience for such things. The camera-work was a little off - I'm a fan of tight shots, but those were just a little too close - but it wasn't so bad I couldn't tolerate it.

Then again, I've been known to watch videos of hummingbirds nesting. Maybe I'm not the most discerning of viewers.

I'm not sure what to say about the comment thread. I generally follow the nothing-nice-to-say-say-nothing rubric, so I'll go with this: I find that having the gamers all be from the sex industry no less compelling than having them all be army grunts, or all be nerds living in a house. That they all share a common experience, that that experience is different from mine, that's all fresh to me. I want to see where that goes.

Phenom828:
I watched for like 1 minute... I don't se the appeal. but that Sasha Grey was pretty cute, (and young! D: what is she? like 18?) too bad she's a pornstar. (right?)

She actually just turned 22...and she's engaged.

Remember, wikipedia!

FBPH:

Phenom828:
I watched for like 1 minute... I don't se the appeal. but that Sasha Grey was pretty cute, (and young! D: what is she? like 18?) too bad she's a pornstar. (right?)

She actually just turned 22...and she's engaged.

Remember, wikipedia!

Dammit! I always forget wikipedia! Anyway, 22 is still young...

Unca Bob:
Teef-ling. Teef-ling. GAH.
Not half-fiend. That's what a half-fiend is.
A tiefling is a human with a demon or devil in their bloodline further back than parent.

I was wondering if I was the only one annoyed by the faulty description of tiefling

Just looks to me like an elaborate way for a dude to get a bunch of pornstars over. Failing that? Jeez.. Nout entertaining here.

Turns out watching people play D&D is as dull as it sounds.

Probaly the best thing I've ever seen.

Moriarty70:
Love the concept. A documentary broken into bite sized chunks. Normal bite sized, not the size of chunks these ladies are used to.

oh, awesome!

and...i will finish..later _..after my round of porn _

CMon:
Sasha Grey?

What the pants???

EDIT: Okay, so...five pornstars, a stripper, and a hairdresser playing DnD?

This is one crazy idea for a show.

EDIT, EDIT: CHRIST HOLY BANANA, I EVEN RECOGNIZE THE BLONDE GUY SITTING BEHIND THEM AT 4:56. He's a pornstar too.

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE

you watch too much porn _

you are god!

I'm going to assume this is the Escapist dipping it's feet in new waters to see what it may or may not bring to the community...

I'm sorry but I feel this is not one of those things..

I felt slightly offended at the concept... Well.. In fact this is pretty much up there with playboy playing a trailer to a game over a half naked girl posing.. Wait, didn't some one from the escapist post an article about it, saying the same thing? I'm not being snarky here, my memory seriously did fail me..

I've read earlier in the comments that some one had said that this is to show that even porn stars are normal people that can have nerdy tendencies... Well.. Of course they are normal people... If they were normal Fire fighting midget donkeys.. I'd be a little bit concerned, and as far as I'm concerned, everyone who's anyone has nerdy tendencies... If you can go around saying that you don't, then obviously you're trying way too hard to please society with a false image of who you really are...

Keep in mind that I'm using the universal "you" in that statement, and that it is not directed to anyone specific.. ((Besides cheeseburgers... Darn those cheeseburgers for being so delicious...))

The reason I feel it's a "Foot dipping in water." situation, is the fact that this was brought to the Escapist so randomly... There was no hint of it before hand that I was aware of... It just sort of popped up saying "Surprise!!" Which.. With past experiences, usually when something as big as the Escapist does something like that... It's something they're not really trying to take seriously..

Though I may be wrong with that, and the ones responsible for allowing such content on the site had a serious plan behind it.. Then.. Well I feel ashamed that it has come to this..

After reading through the comments, I can safely feel I can speak for a lot of people when I say "Please don't..." My reason being. Yes you may have caught a small or even a reasonable amount of viewers with this pilot, but you have to think about the site's viewers as a whole... I could actually see people starting to leave the site if more and more surprises like this pop up...

I apologize for any spelling or grammar errors as I type this.. I'm actually pretty sleepy right about now xD

ah slightly weird...

Raioken18:
[quote="ShadowKirby" post="6.181532.5372242"]If I wanted interesting handycam, I'd go watch Cloverfield or Blair Witch or something...

hahaha, you'd rather watch cloverfield... ahem, sorry... >.>
anyway, good post though, i liked your argument.

but reading other peoples posts, i have a feeling i will be watching the next episode, just to see if their storytelling, or roleplaying, gets interesting at any point... but this episode didn't appeal to me at all. I read the title and thought "this actually sounds like it could be pretty funny"... after reading the description about them playing D&D, i thought maybe it was a spoof, like that flash animation with the Final Fantasy characters.

oh, another thing. Did anyone's escapist not work/go really slow then not work yesterday? mine did... every other website i normally go on worked fine... i'm not sure if that was due to the mass amount of traffic of people watching, commenting on and re-watching Zero Punctuation. But i actually have a gut feeling its something to do with the fact that at least 4 video series get updated on a Wednesday

Headbiter:

Undercover:

Wow. You really put a lot of thought into that. Good for you.

Fascinating what this funny stuff between your ears is capable off, right? But don't sweat it, giving no answer at all sometimes is answer enough.

You spelled "Advice" wrong.

Advice and two other words, I'm aware of that. So, your personal achievement of the day aside, is there anything of value you have to say or is this as far as you can go?

I'm sorry, are you still typing? Can you hear that? That's the sound of me not giving a shit.

You know, now that I've actually found the DnD with Pornstars blog, I'm actually willing to give this another chance. I hate DnD, but it's essentially about trying to run a nice game with a bunch of people, neither of whom play a lot but each of whom has a different level of knowledge; one used to play a long time ago, one doesn't but is used to playing video games so knows some things that apply, one has never done this fantasy thing etc. The DM has some nice tips and tricks, but towards the mechanics and the social aspect, and I love his weird way to randomly generate content. (The streets are shaped like the number that shows up on the dice? Fantastic!) I spent all night yesterday reading it and it's very amusing.

That said, my previous comment some five pages ago stand. Hop up the technical part, I can't make out what's happening and can't hear a thing. If the Escapist is paying you to do this use that money to buy some serious recording equipment, you know?

Here's the thing that confuses me:

When did The Escapist turn into a comedy site?

Last time I checked cracked.com was someplace way over yonder. Where are people getting this idea that all videos on the escapist have to be humorous. I understand the complaints of it being boring, but it was never really passed off as humor, so why are people judging it as such?

This also sort of applies to the "REMOVE" crowd. If you don't like it, you don't have to watch it. The Escapist can have as many or as few videos as they like, and if Game Dogs has shown us anything it's that a large group of people bitching isn't going to stop people from making the vids.As it stands there are some people who enjoy it and you are just going to have to deal with that.

Well, that came out of nowhere. Maybe they're making a statement that the people who play DnD are also the main demographic of porn too, which is a little insulting. Though I'm ashamed to admit I recognised the girl...

I don't like this. It's kinda like a minstrel show.

Other than supplying me with additional fap material ideas... didn't know who these girls were until now... I don't know if I am going to keep watching. We'll see.

Undercover:

Satine Phoenix:
Thanks everyone for watching!
Weather you love it or it's just not your thing, we really appreciate you all watching our show. It's really fun for us to share these moments with you. There's an Interview that posted on http://io9.com today that explains the series better.
Thanks again,
Satine

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.

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 ;)

From a technical point of view however, Zak needs some lights. I'm a multimedia producer/photographer/filmmaker so I'm kind of a lighting whore, but the video looks pretty murky with just plain room lights. A couple of photofloods & a great big reflector would light everyone at the table quite nicely ;) Maybe another camera or two set up on tripods would help, too. The rest could be fixed in post. (Sigh) I'm such a video nerd.

Not that I need to tell you this, but keep doing what you're doing & fuck 'em if they don't like it! I for one look forward to watching the show evolve and it has nothing, NOTHING to do with the fact that I really dig women with tattoos who like to geek out.

Nope. Not a thing...

Yea, I'll tell you what I told Zak when he asked me to join the show. "What get paid to do what I love? F**k yea!" Sounds dorky but it was one of the two far fetched ideas I had when I was younger and as an adult I got to fulfill them. I totally shrieked with joy at my first DM (from high school) when we shot the first show. 15 years ago we thought it would be fun to record a game and turn it into a book (pre pod cast & you tube).

The lighting for the Sasha Segment does suck unfortunately. We learned our lesson and fixed it with the next Guest Star. And I totally know what you're talking about with Post production. It's what my boyfriend does for a living :) (super Nerd/burns in sunlight/video compositor using Nuke & Infernos) It will be a few weeks before we get there. This isn't the kind of thing you can just re shoot. Its a one shot deal. There are no saves or re dos. The thing about us is that we're not acting. There's no script and you TOTALLY get to see the reactions when we mess up. HAHA.

Stop by my blog: http://sexfoodandcomicbooks.com and say hi. Would love to hang out. OH and one more thing... I don't do porn anymore. Haven't for 6 months. I'm a comic book illustrator. That doesn't quite get covered in the show.

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