I Hit It With My Axe: Episode Two: F*ck. A Medusa.

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Episode Two: F*ck. A Medusa.

The party tries to decide whether to take an assignment or just kill the people giving in. Also: Sasha learns the term "Dungeon Master".

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Jesus CHRIST! That was boring :|

No, no this show is not for me. I mean I stayed with game dogs and I'm mildly glad I did but I haven't actually watched a full episode of this... I just can't do it.

I really want to like this, guys, but it's shaping up to be "stupid, unattractive, and fairly self-important women squabble for five minutes, the show."

Ahahaha, well for what it's worth I got a kick out of it. Feels a lot like when my friends get together for... anything.

Why I enjoy this?

I.... I don't know.

But I do.
It's funny.

Well, I wanted to give the show a second chance, but this is a giant meh. Just... no.

Distorted Stu:
Jesus CHRIST! That was boring :|

What? What was boring? Where am I? Is this the future? Are all reality TV shows dead and buried?
No?

Well that's disappointing. Wake me up in a 1000 years, hopefully during the Japanese mecha uprising.

I don't know still. I really want to get into this but it really feels like I am just listening to a game already in progress and all the important bits have been said and done.

I like it. It's interesting.

"OK, you're in."
"Ah wow, look at this place!" XD

I dunno, I actually dound it quite entertaining. I think quite a bit of it is down to the editing though.

"I need to know a little bit more about the political structure of the goblin city..."
heh :)

I thought I'd give this another chance. I regret that...

Well that was impressive. Game Dogs turned me away in three episodes. This show did it in two. It may be the most boring thing I've ever seen.

Improvements from First Episode:
1) Camera is much steadier
2) Editing is much smoother
3) We see more role-playing

So, basically it covers most of my (minor) problems with the debut. Two things I would still like to see, though: (1) More game mechanics (an encounter with dice rolling); (2) Much longer episodes - the half-hour (or so) Penny Arcade DnD podcasts seem about right to me.

I'm pretty sure that if they addressed issue #2, it would take care of issue #1.

I might be the odd one out. I really enjoy it. I'd watch anyone play DnD and enjoy it though.

Reminds me of when i did DnD, and other pen and paper games, with my friends. I actually haven't had any problem following this so far so i like it. I wonder who is going to die in the next episode. I just have a feeling that one of their characters is going to die.

I'm currently 50/50 now on this show. The next episode will decide my staying with it or never watching episodes 4 and higher.

Gimmick.

Freebird.:
Well that was impressive. Game Dogs turned me away in three episodes. This show did it in two. It may be the most boring thing I've ever seen.

Ah, Game Dogs lost me at 5.

I feel like if i didnt have a Y chromazone and recorded myself playing warhammer i too could get a show on the escapist thanks to this show.

Do they actually get paid for this?

This was boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring.

This sounds a lot cooler in my head than it turned out to be. It's really not... not in the slightest.

I'll give it another shot next week I guess.

What the hell do you guys want? Here's a thought, how about instead of bitching like a bunch of whiny fanboys you actually suggest how the show could be improved? This is a rare opportunity to actually HELP a production rather than just shit all over it, and none of you are taking advantage.

Every new show goes through some growing pains, and I'm not ready to give up on this one yet. Lighting: MUCH better. Pacing: Getting its stride. Editing: a lot tighter.

Zak et. al., you're not there yet, but you're getting the right idea.

I know I'm going to get flak for this like I always do when I disagree with the self-important geeks around here, but if I actually cared what any of them thought, I'd never speak my mind.

Unlike the majority of commenters, I know what its like to produce a show and edit video & its bloody HARD TO DO.

So let them feed their own egos by dumping on your ideas, if that's all they can bring to the table then too bad for them for their lack of imagination or creativity. Its a whole lot easier to tear something down than to try and help improve it.

Yeah that was pretty boring...
Its just a bunch of "Oooo lets do this!" followed by a "No you can't do that.."

I really like this - it's probably the only instance I can think of where there's a bunch of porn stars on screen and I don't feel compelled to stare :P

I actually play this in the background while I'm doing other stuff. Just listening to what they say is really entertaining.

So, it's just going to be about a group of girls playing D&D one episode after another?
Sorry, but I'm going to skip this.

The DM is awful, the sound of him trying to set the atmosphere is sooooo (many o's needed to represent the magnitude) painful.

Although I must admit when the one chick asked "can I just like start backstabbing people in their party" I loled.

I don't have much hope for this series. I can see how it could maybe work but the editing is kind of funky and the humor is mostly along the lines of most other DnD parodies (ie players wanting to kill, maim, and just generally cause destruction)

Well I gave it two episodes worth of grace - it failed to entertain me in any way whatsoever and has therefore lost any reason for me to continue watching it.

I know exactly why this show got 'aired': porn stars and strippers. If they were doing their actual jobs it might at least have had some entertainment value

In future if I want to watch somebody doing nothing, I'll just stare at a mirror for a while.

"You know what really grinds my gears?" - The fact that footage of people playing DnD is considered noteworthy at all; look at the other shows on escapist and see that (whether you like them or not) they've had effort put into them to make them entertaining.

EDIT: As for people saying: provide constructive criticism, I can only reply: If you polish a dog turd, all you have is a shiny dog turd.

Undercover:
What the hell do you guys want? Here's a thought, how about instead of bitching like a bunch of whiny fanboys you actually suggest how the show could be improved? This is a rare opportunity to actually HELP a production rather than just shit all over it, and none of you are taking advantage.

Every new show goes through some growing pains, and I'm not ready to give up on this one yet. Lighting: MUCH better. Pacing: Getting its stride. Editing: a lot tighter.

Zak et. al., you're not there yet, but you're getting the right idea.

I know I'm going to get flak for this like I always do when I disagree with the self-important geeks around here, but if I actually cared what any of them thought, I'd never speak my mind.

Unlike the majority of commenters, I know what its like to produce a show and edit video & its bloody HARD TO DO.

So let them feed their own egos by dumping on your ideas, if that's all they can bring to the table then too bad for them for their lack of imagination or creativity. Its a whole lot easier to tear something down than to try and help improve it.

People disagree with you? Opinions? They are unheard of! I agree with what you're trying to say, yes It has been filmed alot better. But here's the thing. You can shine a turd all you want. It can be the shiniest damn turd in the galaxy, a turd to be proud of. But it's still a turd.
it still doesn't give you free reign to rip on everyone who blatantly do not like it.

Not a fan of Sasha Grey, she looks like a 14 year old.

TheNamlessGuy:
Why I enjoy this?

I.... I don't know.

But I do.
It's funny.

I enjoy it because I know they're demons in the sack ;). Some literally.

This is in the same vein as "All your base are belong to us" make of that what you will.

Undercover:
What the hell do you guys want? Here's a thought, how about instead of bitching like a bunch of whiny fanboys you actually suggest how the show could be improved? This is a rare opportunity to actually HELP a production rather than just shit all over it, and none of you are taking advantage.

It's hard to improve on a general idea that doesn't work.

This just in; Not ALL nerds are horny perverts. Who'da thunkit?!

This "production" isn't much better than watching a home video. Which I hate, by the way. Even if I'm starring in it.

Watching people play D&D isn't that exciting to begin with, but it's worse when you're watching people who aren't familiar with it. I've been watching my roommate play Resident Evil 4 and it's painful because he's totally inept and inexperienced with it; watching this series is similarly painful (almost).

Furthermore, the video edits seem a little overdone. I rarely feel like I have sufficient context for what's going on, so the cast's comments are just in one ear and out the other without me ever processing what's happening. The flow (and the majority of the content) is jarring because I'm just being bombarded with random clips and comments. It's difficult for me to care when so little deliberation is spent establishing mood and exposition.

Sorry cannot get into it.

This still just strikes me as a shock tactic to get more people viewing the site. Let's face it you can claim this is some sort of experiment but strippers and porm stars just strikes me as a desperate attempt to get a few people on here on the off chance they see some breasts.

Also it's just boring my opinion, may be different if I was a massive fan of DnD; played it once and it was all right.

Undercover:

Unlike the majority of commenters, I know what its like to produce a show and edit video & its bloody HARD TO DO.

So does it really matter if it's hard, if it's not interesting it's not interesting.

And you do raise a good point about making improvements however how this could ever be funny I'm afraid is beyond me. DnD a game about immersion is some what limited when viewed through other people and further diluted seeing if through a lens. I see it as a flawed premise.

Unforgotten realms worked (initially) because there was humour and poking fun at the idea of table top games and not taking itself too seriously.

Distorted Stu:
Jesus CHRIST! That was boring :|

Pretty dull yeah, but at least they showed gameplay.

The problem is the editing, it is so disjointed and the episodes are not cut with any narrative yet. If it was just all of them bonking it probably would not be an issue, but right now this just feels aimless. I say this because I think there is a show here.

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