I Hit It With My Axe: Episode Three: Down In The Hole

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Yup already don't like it. Done watching this series. Gave it three shots. not for me. Thank you, good night.

Pretty cool getting some custom Reaper Minis, and now that I get a better look I do indeed own some of the ones you guys are using

Hahaha

No utter faeces of a Escapist Show!

Also Why bother releasing it at 7-46 GMT??

Yeah, you know, I'm also kind of at the point where I'm giving up on this show, but I heard in the thread for the previous episode that it doesn't get good until episode 5 so I guess I'll stick with it until then. So far it's just not interesting at all.

Tried to watch this and the last 2 videos, but its not possible. Too boring and pointless.
And who the hell is sasha grey anyway? Why is she a 'guest star'?

Gathering from the first three episodes this seems like a documentary and only that. Can someone clarify?

who are those guys sitting in the background! They just sit there, projecting my own expression (i.e. looking really bored). Make them do something! If not, remove them entirely!

I can't believe it. They made it even worse and disjointed than it was before.

Fast cut
sentence fragment
fast cut
sentence fragment
fast cut
unrelated exposition about miniatures
picture of someone's ass

insulting

Someone in this thread said it gets good at episode 5. I may give it until then. I haven't decided yet.

capacollo:
Gathering from the first three episodes this seems like a documentary and only that. Can someone clarify?

its a game of DnD...... with strippers and porn stars.......

really, 'Its a game of DnD' should be the main descriptive here, since games usually are pretty boring in the beginning.

TimbukTurnip:
Tried to watch this and the last 2 videos, but its not possible. Too boring and pointless.
And who the hell is sasha grey anyway? Why is she a 'guest star'?

Sasha grey is an award winning porn star... and shes probably a guest star since shes not going to be in the series forever?

Well, three strikes, I'm done. It's been... something.

For the "better at ep 5" rumor; great, maybe I'll check it out then, but you shouldn't have to drink 4 glasses of urine before they serve you a soda.

Xtroni:

TimbukTurnip:
Tried to watch this and the last 2 videos, but its not possible. Too boring and pointless.
And who the hell is sasha grey anyway? Why is she a 'guest star'?

Sasha grey is an award winning porn star... and shes probably a guest star since shes not going to be in the series forever?

Ah ok, a famous pornstar, i should've guessed.
And yeah, it makes sense that she won't be in the series all the time if she's a guest star.

Blind and confused and running away.
I get a free attack
OK roll
*rollroll* A 2.

Is it bad that my first thought was, 'Wow it's probably good he couldn't see that, it would make intimidating him into answering questions much, much harder later."

And @capacollo, yes it is after a fashion a documentary. It's just one without really any sort of political/social/economic agenda.

It's meant to be a real look at adult performers/hairdressers/comic book illustrators/naked dancers (I think that covers everyone, oh and artists in the case of Zak the DM) who are juxtaposed with the playing of perhaps most nerdy/geeky hobby on the planet, most of whom are what this website would term 'N00bs' I believe. Sasha (she of the 'I take a nap') is undergoing the Trial by Fire known as 'First Time playing' (among other titles which might be cruder, though somewhat funny, references to fruit and/or things typically sacrificed to Dragons and Volcanoes to appease wrath). The other gamers have varying degrees of experience (though none longer than about 5 years I believe).

The real theory of the show is the revelation that THESE people, who look (and mostly act) NOTHING like the Ancient Fatbeards of Lore (TM) that the game is typically associated with, are having a grand time playing, even when things don't work out, and even when they don't really know what the heck is going on.

The DM is terrible. These are some of the easiest to please players in the world. I mean, if I knew pornstars were so eager to game for this droll, there wouldn't be any male players in my game either.

bleh, not my thing. I gave it 3 tries but looking at chicks with tattoos can only be so fun for so long.

I'm confused, are they slowly trying to turn it into porn? I saw some butt action going on.
I'll go back to watching the writers of robot chicken play DnD 4e ( http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Videos.aspx )

I found this episode rather amusing.
The start with their horses and explanation of how they befriended a unicorn painted a different picture of this band of merry psycho killers.

Also "do you have a flash light" made me actually laugh.
Perhaps enlighten your guest players about the fact that it is a medieval setting would be an idea, but I hope you donīt as it's fine source of chuckles

However this it still suffers from fast clips interrupting the story making it disjointed and harder to follow than need be.
And hope that is what gets fixed around episode 5 as has been mentioned.

Tom Roberts:

The real hear of the show is the revelation that THESE people, who look (and mostly act) NOTHING like the Ancient Fatbeards of Lore (TM) that the game is typically associated with

I am so going to use that phrase from now on, thanks a bunch! Of course we only really have one guy in my D&D group who'd fit that description (and he's the DM), but that's still a very apt description of the stereotypical player of D&D, heh.

Bloodysoldier:
I'm confused, are they slowly trying to turn it into porn? I saw some butt action going on.
I'll go back to watching the writers of robot chicken play DnD 4e ( http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Videos.aspx )

sweet, i'm gonna go watch that :)
oh, and this show... yaaaa, i'm just not even gonna bother with this junk anymore, (seriously, WHO at the escapist commissioned this???)

I find this amusing. Great gurgling from DM, too :)

at @Sheaphard117

You think that there's any chance all these bored gentlemen are these ladies bodyguards? A girl never goes on a job to dance at a party or private home without a male escort somewhere nearby to make sure that things don't get stupid. COULD this particular nerd (the dm) be paying these girls 3 for 4 hundo a pop to come and play Dungeons and Dragons with him? One way or another I have seen a lot of these dudes in my time. They look exactly like the type.

Nuke_em_05:
Well, three strikes, I'm done. It's been... something.

For the "better at ep 5" rumor; great, maybe I'll check it out then, but you shouldn't have to drink 4 glasses of urine before they serve you a soda.

I share the opinion of Yahtzee and I don't believe in "it gets better later" so I'm with you here
and whats with the random ass shots? what is the point of this show? i feel dirty for some reason

Kalezian:
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Tom Roberts:
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Thanks for the clarification/explanations. Yah it is starting slowly so I assume its gets better as the game advances. I understand what Tom was saying of the players not being your typical game players but hopefully there would be more to it than that, especially if its a series. If its only to show a game of DnD then ok (wish they'd confirm what Kalezian is assuming) but if its more I hope they get into the people themselves at the very least.

wow again so much flak... suddenly i don't feel as bad for world war two bomber planes

i find this to be intresting

The idea here is Juxtaposition(i think thats how you spell it). taking pornstars some more intrested in the game then others and filming them playing one of the neirdiest things on the planet.

Sure i laugh only once or twice an episode but i think the emphisis is really more on the spectical.

I mean where is it written that every escapist feature has to be funny. If sombody finds where. tell them game dogs has to pack up

Not sure I get all the hate for this show. It's certainly a lot better than some of the shit on here.

Been awhile since I've seen any decent reality TV so it's ok. I'll stick with it for a little while longer.

Alright, I'm beginning to get a better feel for the show now... the editing is a lot better, the pacing conveys a lot more about what's going on and it's slowly getting funnier.

I'm interested to see more of Zak's DMing style, it's very minimalist from what I can tell and I imagine that he uses a lot of Picture References given the sparseness of his descriptions. Which is fair, I've played in some "pacing first, tone/scene/whatever second" GM's that have been fantastic.

Whilst I like the idea of the snappy *quick cut* 'snip of amusing dialogue' *quick cut* 'something else funny', it clashed with the fairly relaxed way things have been going up until now. I'd like to see things go one way or the other; either laid-back and strangely whimsical or quick-fire witty banter rather than the odd clash between the two that this episode was.

I do have to say though, this is definitely growing on me and it's making me chuckle often enough that I'm sticking with it.

Please stop this waste of space

So I know last week I commented about the lighting, but I think that must have been a weird rendering bug on my system since this episode looked fine and even going back to Ep 2 it was fine. Moving on..

Funny bit with custom figures and one of the ladies wanting a big ass on her figure..

My big issue with this episode was a bit past 3 minutes there was just a bit of a sentence, quick cut to another bit of sentence, cut to another bit of sentence... Hearing little one liners without some sort of context doesn't usually work too well.

Again, these episodes need to be a bit longer and cut back on the silly MTV editing style..

Call it a morbid fascination but I kinda dig seeing how others play DnD. Add in the fact that it's a game with freaky porn and stripper chicks just makes it that much more of a novelty. It's already hard to relate to folks in this industry and so it's kinda cool to see that they can dork out with polys and minis like the rest of us gamer geeks.

Love it, keep it coming!

Bloodysoldier:
I'm confused, are they slowly trying to turn it into porn? I saw some butt action going on.
I'll go back to watching the writers of robot chicken play DnD 4e ( http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Videos.aspx )

Thanks for the link, the first episode was quite good. I will definatly watch more of it.

I am Jack's profile:
wow again so much flak... suddenly i don't feel as bad for world war two bomber planes

i find this to be intresting

The idea here is Juxtaposition(i think thats how you spell it). taking pornstars some more intrested in the game then others and filming them playing one of the neirdiest things on the planet.

Sure i laugh only once or twice an episode but i think the emphisis is really more on the spectical.

I mean where is it written that every escapist feature has to be funny. If sombody finds where. tell them game dogs has to pack up

I've watched a 6 part series on youtube that was close to 10 minutes each part and it was about a journalist documenting the most hated family in the world. It was way more interesting showing that then this and wasn't funny at all. The idea can be funny but things aren't always implemented well.

This is pretty fun to watch.

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