I Hit It With My Axe: Episode 22: What's a Wyvern?

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Episode 22: What's a Wyvern?

The party meets up with a friend and inquires for knowledge with an ancient creature that lives below Vornheim.

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Did y'all lose the rights to the music or something? It's been conspicuously absent from the last two videos and I really loved it.

Mandy are you wearing a purple wig? SWEET!
also why does the Wyvern not have any arms?

dex-dex:
also why does the Wyvern not have any arms?

Wyverns don't have arms separate from wings. That's one of the things differentiating wyverns from actual dragons.

Another most excellent episode. The recap thing at the start is a great idea as it really helps lead in to what's happening during the episode. Mandy's purple hair does look cool, very Japanese animé/jrpg ish. I'm also really liking the model buildings, reminds me of the stuff my friends and I used to use when we played Warhammer 40k.

Still hoping someone mentions to the leadership of Vornheim that the Medusa is in league with the goblins and is planning an attack on the city (and that someone can go all Perseus on her ass at some point). That Wyvern has some impressive guards on the front door, Talking spiders! Oh and the Wyvern saying "Excellent" 7 mins in sounded like an undead Mr Burns, awesome.

Must admit I can't remember Mandy getting cursed, oh well good excuse to go back and watch the older episodes again. :)

I have been wondering what's going to happen if you guys do successfully raise Satine's old character, is she going to play two or is one going to get put in reserve just in case.

dex-dex:
Mandy are you wearing a purple wig? SWEET!

Ooooh, it was Mandy.
I couldn't for the life of me see who it was.

Man, she looks awesome in that.

OT: This series.
It's Grrrrrrrrreat!

That episode is no exception.

Do Americans generally pronounce Wyvern differently than the English? Because everyone I've ever heard it from says it w-A-vren.

Other than that bugging me, great show, keep it up! :)

An explination is needed for the lack of music, it worked really well!

plus, purple wig?

Edit: oh and is it just me that has been pronouncing whyvern as "why-vern"

Mandy has the coolest taste in... hair. That sounds odd.

It just dawned on me that this whole time Zak has been single-handedly responsible for entertaining an assortment of hot chicks, using only silly voices and his own imagination, and virtually nothing else. I mean, that takes some stones. No way I could do that. Probably. So, y'know, 'props', or whatever (I've never been good at compliments).

I've always pronounced it "wiivern". the "why" part like "with" and then vern. Although you know, I've never heard it pronounced by anybody but my friends who game so they might just be way off.

Fun Activity Time: Ask any of your friends to pronounce "Cthuhlu", I can almost guarantee you'll get like thirty different answers.

Feystar:
I have been wondering what's going to happen if you guys do successfully raise Satine's old character, is she going to play two or is one going to get put in reserve just in case.

That was my main concern. However, there is the old trope of after having a (near) death experience you realize how good life truly is and retire.

And I love the discussion on how to pronounce Wyvern.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/audio-medlineplus.pl?wyvern01.wav=wyvern

Navdi:

dex-dex:
also why does the Wyvern not have any arms?

Wyverns don't have arms separate from wings. That's one of the things differentiating wyverns from actual dragons.

why thank you for that insight it shows that i don't play D&D.

That's a chunky, yet adorable chihuahua.

Also... I dig the purple hair.

With a purple haircut like that, she could have been an RPG character

Fun to see the different pronunciations of Wyvern. Looks like there is a lot of stuff coming up. I can't wait to see what Mandy's question is to the Wyvern. I'm sure it will be about her past, perhaps her demonic origins. This story is pretty epic.

I could see the lack of music as being a stylistic choice. This is a downbeat, town episode and the music would be almost too badass to match it.

I noticed that the top bar of the widescreen is gray instead of black -- weird.

My crush needle is swinging toward Connie the last couple episodes. I don't know if it's the "us girls" vibe with her and Frankie, or if she's more engaged by this kind of episode, or just having more screen time.

I liked Gia's "It's wyvern with a Y" comment, she's cool so far.

Zak, I went to Gen Con and actually met Shannon Stiltz and got her to paint me a waitress mini from the same set your bartender came from. I bought a couple other minis too -- it's a lot easier to find one that matches your character in metal than in the D&D minis line. My plan is to use the minis unpainted until the character has lived five sessions, then get them painted.

Still lovin Mandy's hair. And I always thought wyvern was pronounced WhereVenn

nayrbarr:
Do Americans generally pronounce Wyvern differently than the English? Because everyone I've ever heard it from says it w-A-vren.

Other than that bugging me, great show, keep it up! :)

It's pronounced "Why-vern"
And also, it's pronounced "K-thoo-loo"

Zaks Mother superia voice stole the show for me. It's like half the Queen and half Skexie from The Dark Crystal. Like the intro/recap, keep them coming. Liked Mandys hair. Is there somebody behind the camera we haven't seen asking questions sometimes? He Sounds like Brandon Fraser:) Good show boys and girls, good show:)

Thanks for the hair love! Vivid-Vivka made that wig!

Nooooo, Mandy put a more modest shirt on :(

Yay, Mandy covered up so I can pay attention! :)

I've always pronounced it WHY-vern (and k-THOO-loo, btw) although I've heard it pronounced WI-vern like Zak does also. Isn't that a wyvern tattooed on his head? As far as pronunciations go, the classic has got to be: does drow rhyme with cow or snow? (cow) Ah, the things geeks argue about... Anyway, loving the shows, especially the voices (wish I could do voices when I DM, but I suck at them).

What did the wyvern ask? I need to know now!

Johnnyallstar:
Nooooo, Mandy put a more modest shirt on :(

Yay, Mandy covered up so I can pay attention! :)

ambivalence!

also.. I made this account to say, yes the hair is awesome ;D

-insane

I seem to be unable to watch this episode as it decides to play the previous one every time I try to watch it. Anyone got any ideas?

As a side note: I too lament the missing music, I love The Sword and their music is perfect for D&D and the theme they did for the show is awesome.

Edit: Ignore my idiocy, I resolved my problem. Also, sweet wig.

So...Zak...you are a font of amazing creativity. That is all.

Now I've got to get back to planning for my Renaissance Espionage game that coming up on Saturday.

Another nice episode - keep it up.

I'm not going to pick at the music scab-- I think if there was an easy answer we would have it, so best to quit poking with a stick, eh?

We're getting backstory, which I'm always happy about. I feel like we the viewers are now past that invisible line where the campaign "starts to come together."

& the only time I've had any players try that hard to get MY character back to life was when I told them my god chained his follower's souls to his torture throne, until one came who could over-throw him. Literally over-throw, as in, wrestle him off. I rolled a crappy grapple check & they felt bad.

I remember the first time I heard someone ask "What's a wyvern?" It didn't end well. :)

Still, great episode but having it broken up is killing me. I want to see what happens! I'm sooo impatient.

Mordicai Caeli:
I'm not going to pick at the music scab-- I think if there was an easy answer we would have it, so best to quit poking with a stick, eh?

There is an easy answer: I didn't feel like putting music in the last couple episodes, I felt like doing something different.

Good stuff! LOVED the wig, Mandy!

So let me get this right.

You take a game D&D that is completely boring listen to if you aren't playing and then have pornstars and strippers(whom most men pay specifically NOT to talk) and have them talk about the boring game.

I think I miss the point of these videos.

Creamygoodness:
So let me get this right.

You take a game D&D that is completely boring listen to if you aren't playing and then have pornstars and strippers(whom most men pay specifically NOT to talk) and have them talk about the boring game.

I think I miss the point of these videos.

Would if make a difference to you if these women were not pornstars and strippers? Or maybe if they were women who *are* paid to talk, like motivational speakers. Would you like this show better if all the players were motivational speakers?

You could replace the cast of this show with Congress persons and it would still seem pointless. And for the record the Most annoying person in the video is the GM. He really isn't as witty as he thinks he is.

The comments you all have posted back up my point. The fact that 1/3 to 1/2 of the comments made are about a Purple Wig just go to underline how pointless the actual content of the video is.

I disagree that D&D is boring to listen to, the basic design of it is that you are required to listen to and discuss what is occurring before taking action. With any models, maps etc being visual aids. I'm not convinced that it's pointless either, there's a lot of good material and ideas/GMing methods in here, I can use it as suggestions for the next time I get the chance to run a session. Plus I enjoy hearing how the players think and react to situations.

Whether they defeat what lies ahead or get completely wiped, they're socialising and enjoying each others company for an evening so the game is a success. To be honest I'm not watching them as porn stars and strippers who play games, I'm watching them as a group of friends who have very kindly allowed their weekend hobby to be recorded and stuck out here for us to enjoy as well. Them being attractive is a nice bonus. :)

That you don't enjoy it is unfortunate, but hey it's ok, that's why it's called personal taste.

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