I Hit It With My Axe: Episode Seven: No Defense Against Blankets

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Episode Seven: No Defense Against Blankets

This episode: The party descends into a shaft to rescue Connie--and face the Spider Queen one last time. Also: Alcohol is consumed.

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Crimy. The episode JUST WENT UP. Did you guys even watch it before posting your stunningly boring complaints?

Seven episodes is all I can take of this.

One of the better episodes to me. It has a lot of the great sides of D&D. Improvising everything, ridiculous tactics, epic fails and underdogs coming up victorious. It's also good to see Sasha who never played before is already getting good at it and participating just like the rest. As opposed to the beginning when she had no clue what the hell was going on.

Hope the 2nd session continues as great.

i got through 5 minutes, was all i could take

What exactly is so bad about this?

EDIT: Lol at Kriejo, getting banned with his first post.

Not a great episode - everyone seemed to be getting kind of bored and/or drunk, and things just seemed to be winding down. Still some good parts - "In your face, dungeon master!"

Didn't get banned, i'm guessing they cant take their show being badmouthed anymore.

Wow. it only took seven episodes to totally break the Flash embed with some silly "FlowPlayer" branded wrapper. I hope SOMEBODY got paid... because this just got knocked off my RSS.
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Eh, this one wasn't as interesting as usual.

I have to say though, this series and Unforgotten Realms may just get me interested in D&D

For the record, I'm totally with Sasha on the rolling for blanket size thing.

Fun episode though.

This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

I agree with Sasha on the roll for blanket size. Seriously, you wouldn't go intoa shop and buy a "one to six foot by one to six foot woollen blanket" at a fixed price, would you? Blankets should have a defined size. I don't have any D&D sourcebooks here but it would make sense for them to all be six by four or six by five. A two by two would make an improvised sling or could be folded into a small pillow, but would not serve as a blanket.

I also agree with Shadowflame66. Oi!

Thirdly, while this episode seemed a lot better than the preceding ones, it's still guilty of trigger-happy editing. Someone somewhere splied one second from an hour later into the gap where they'd cut out half an hour's plot just because he could. It was headache city trying to watch the first ones. Was that meant to make us as confused as a ditzy blonde at her first RPG session with a really inept GM, or was it just idiotic? If you've got a story to tell or something funny to show or an awesome discovery to reveal or science to teach, you should tell the story, show the funny thing, reveal the discovery or teach the science. If you try story funny the disco teach tell and very the thing the the science to you're going to convince the audience you've just come off your medication. That cameraman needs to back off and stand still, too .....

..... and after some googling I reckon this series is the sexiest Sasha Grey's ever looked on camera.

Here is a small collection of Not Safe For Work reasons why porn just isn't sexy even if you are a voyeur with a fake-orgasm fetish.

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

I think it's more 'Hey! Here's pornstars! They don't normally do this. Laugh at how uncommon it is! LAUGH!' rather than 'Gee wizz! Nerds like porn! Nerds like DnD! Lets put them together and watch them drool all over their screens!'

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

I agree with you sort of, I like this serie well enough but "when an ape detective isn't investigating he's just another monkey."
Meaning, you might as well tag line this "Women playing DnD." because that's what this is.
Still, this is better then any given episode of Gamedogs.

Yeah, the whole blanket thing? What the hell? It was a pretty good idea and... I think it should have worked. Except for, you know, physics.

But all in all, it was a pretty good episode.

REALLY ZAK?! Now your shrinking blankets?! Don't blankets come in one size? Quit changing the laws of physics on them. Frankie got a nice roll for her crossbow and killed the Spider Queen...fuck yeah! That was an awesome game! Congrats on the victory and I'm very much gonna watch the next D&D session for this show.

this isn't going anywhere and well imo it's just boring... i watched upto here and i don't see how people can find this entertaining. there have been many good suggestions as what you could do to make it interesting but it seems as if you've just ignored all them. no offense but this needs a lot of improvement if i'm gona start watching it again.

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

Yeah I totally agree. I mean they're pornstars, it's not like they're actual people or anything or could otherwise be interesting when they aren't naked...

magicmonkeybars:

Meaning, you might as well tag line this "Women playing DnD." because that's what this is.

... I this actually a criticism?

Frankie is totally sweet. I like the show. It reminds me of me and my buddies playing Cyberpunk waaaaaaaay ago. :D

Yeah I like it too. I like all of them actually. I have no idea why people hate on it so hard. I guess some people just like to hate stuff, but really it seems like a lot of pointless effort to keep watching and hating something you obviously don't like.

Mouse LAd:
I think it's more 'Hey! Here's pornstars! They don't normally do this. Laugh at how uncommon it is!'

Outside of Sasha, you don't see folks asking what to do with the dice. The girls seem to know their way around a d20 better than your average Robot Chicken staffer. Seems like this is a totally normal afternoon for them. Which may be part of the idea.

Meanwhile, this forum fills up with folks who can't let go of their Geek Shame long enough to think that the whole thing might not be staged after all. That the girls are just having a fun afternoon and trying to beat the dungeon. That's the mindset I'm watching it in and I'm laughing my fool head off at the back and forth between the players and DM. At my game table, player/DM arguments are a drag, but here they're edited down to show how ludicrous they are. I can't say how many times I got a chuckle out of the metagame of arguing with the DM in this episode.

Cosplay Horatio:
REALLY ZAK?! Now your shrinking blankets?! Don't blankets come in one size?

If you watch carefully, you'll see the real reason the blanket thing didn't work was because Kimberly rolled a one to hit.

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

you could not be more right.

chepenoyo:

Mouse LAd:
I think it's more 'Hey! Here's pornstars! They don't normally do this. Laugh at how uncommon it is!'

Outside of Sasha, you don't see folks asking what to do with the dice. The girls seem to know their way around a d20 better than your average Robot Chicken staffer. Seems like this is a totally normal afternoon for them. Which may be part of the idea.

Fair point. I agree 100%. I was just trying to say that it wasn't saying "HA! NERDS ARE STERIOTYPICAL!" is all.

I think this is a pretty bad series. Maybe you have to play D&D to get it, I dunno.

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

What are you talking about? Why can't we play D&D? You do realize that the show was based on a game we were already playing. This isn't something the Escapist guys created. We've been doing this for a while. So saying that we're taking advantage of the "Nerd" stereotype is OFFENSIVE. So Porn girls can't be nerds? That is a stupid statement. You must live in a hole to think that If group A does job A then they can't like what Group X likes. We were asked to film the show because of our actual interest and gaming experience not because it was a NOVEL idea.

Way to be Prejudice. Good for you.

~Satine Phoenix

As I stated in the very first episode I actually like the show a lot. It's basically a documentary about people having fun and being normal IN SPITE of what everyone else might think when reading "porn stars and strippers" or even taking a quick glance at them.
To me the message comes over as very positive - kinda like, "in the end we're all just people". ^^
And the situations they're getting themselves into and how they solve them are quite hilarious at times as well if you treat it on a pure role-playing level. All of the girls display some RPG-archetypes too whether they know that or not and most of them are acting in-character well.

Keep it up, I say and don't mind the nay-sayers. There's a place for all kinds of stuff on The Escapist and I'm sure I Hit it with my Axe will develop a small but faithful following. =)

P.S. Kimberly is pretty. :-D

TazTheTerrible:

Shadowflame66:
This show seems to be more trying to take advantage of the average "nerd" stereotype.

"They like D&D, watching porn stars play D&D is probably more action than they've ever gotten! They'll love it!"

This sort of thing offends me somewhat because of that. Just saying "look, porn stars, watch them do something you like doing" is -not- an adequate premise for episodic content. Perhaps one episode, just as a joke, but making it a whole series is pretty sad.

I expect more understanding of their usual audience from the Escapist.

Yeah I totally agree. I mean they're pornstars, it's not like they're actual people or anything or could otherwise be interesting when they aren't naked...

magicmonkeybars:

Meaning, you might as well tag line this "Women playing DnD." because that's what this is.

... I this actually a criticism?

... "I mean they're porn stars, its not like they're actual people or anything..."

Wow.. You're a real Gem.
We ARE actual real people. And we read these posts. And when you say things like that, they actually do hurt. We're just having fun playing D&D. Why are you guys being such Jerks about it. It's not like its YOUR game. AND most of you who are commenting don't even like playing D&D, so why would you want to watch people play D&D?

~Satine Phoenix

I think as far as freedom of "shutting your eyes" goes, i think just plainly taking this show apart instead of at least going for constructive criticism isn't really worth anything. if you don't like it then so be it, but quit japping about it. Either contribute to a healthy dialogue or close your browser.
I don't think the show is awesome, neither do i think "it sucks so bad i can't believe the escapist hosts this". For what it's worth, people playing D&D and having a good time, i think it's good. and i won't mind them continuing.
Nobody's forcing you to like it, but i, nay, we all would appreciate if the flamers would just keep it to themselves.
If you have anything constructive to say, please do ;)

Haters gonna hate, Satine - it's easy on the Internet, so take it lightly. :-P

Personally I'm looking forward to more episodes and watching you and your friends setting things on fire with oil because that seems to be a recurring theme here. :-D

I wonder if I'm into the show because I used to play pen & paper RPGs - mainly Warhammer and various World of Darkness settings with the occasional Deadlands and Legend of the Five Rings mixed in - though I also have all the books for D&D 3rd edition as well. ^^

I didn't know any of the people appearing in the show from their "professional" work except Sasha Grey - I'm watching porn as much as the next guy but in this case I'm really more interested in this video series than the girls' jobs. Am I weird? :-P

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