Tales from the Table: Chapter 3: A Tale of a Girlfriend

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The production value of this is amazing.

Is the budget higher than usual or are you just good at it?

Good production can't rescue bad writing and bad acting. That's three strikes for this series. Escapist should put it out of its misery.

got to say this series is growing on me, also hope the new girl get's it big as no-one, i mean no-one steals chocolate and gets away with it

I'm just starting to find this insulting. D&D players are usually depicted as-- and believed by the general public to be-- socially inept people trapped in their own fantasies, and that is exactly what you guys are doing. Relying on the big joke that everyone already knows is not very impressive. I think this show would be so much better if it stopped making fun of the players as people and instead added some in-campaign shenanigans that might actually be interesting.

As I said in my first comment on this series in episode 1, I can see the work that you guys put into this, and it's great, to be honest. But I think that a new direction would be nice because as a D&D player, I feel like I've been cheated out of a series that could have been about people who understand me instead of people created to mock me.

/rant

This episode did a complete 180 from the last one. Last one, I hated all the characters except for the DM for being jerks to a guy for what seemed like no reason. In this one, I liked everyone but the girlfriend. Ceredwyn was particularly sympathetic while Thordin's reactions were understandable if stupid. Changing who you are for a girl is never good but for a guy like that finding a girlfriend is so difficult that it makes sense that he is being a complete ass for her. I laughed a few time but the focus seemed to be on bringing some humanity back to the characters after last episode, which was a good idea imo. If you can keep the characters likable while still getting some laughs in, this show will be quite impressive.

This is exactly why I don't bring my girlfriends to my gaming groups.

NO....NOOOOOOOO!!!!

You never steal a Princess's chocolate!

KingKamor:
I'm just starting to find this insulting. D&D players are usually depicted as-- and believed by the general public to be-- socially inept people trapped in their own fantasies, and that is exactly what you guys are doing. Relying on the big joke that everyone already knows is not very impressive. I think this show would be so much better if it stopped making fun of the players as people and instead added some in-campaign shenanigans that might actually be interesting.

As I said in my first comment on this series in episode 1, I can see the work that you guys put into this, and it's great, to be honest. But I think that a new direction would be nice because as a D&D player, I feel like I've been cheated out of a series that could have been about people who understand me instead of people created to mock me.

/rant

If you go onto youtube there is a great series called "The Gamers" it's a really funny vid (they made two) the first one is good but the second is better (in my opinion), just bear with it for a few minutes as the acting kicks off and I swear you'll be hooked in seconds.

I juts can't bring myself to finish watching these videos. I dunno they cut to close to home I guess.

..Well, it's pretty offensive already when you take someone's chocolate as it is- but when you say "Wouldn't want you to become a fat princess now." Then that is crossing the line. Things are going to get heated up from here on out. Am really looking forward to getting a front row seat for this!

I like how the random door suddenly appears in the fantasy world.

Definite improvement from last week I think.

Be honest, the Keyblade was an old cosplay prop wasn't it?

Loved the episode :)

This show would really benefit from subtitles.
"You guys are weed..."
They are marijuana? Wait... Oh! They're "weird!" Ah yes. He just skipped the "r" in the word.

I understand there are probably many people over the drink who find their thick accents both understandable and appealing, but I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD THEY SAY.

Also, they overact so much it hurts my brain.

Also the show sucks. Just sayin'.

Please say there's a part two? Where Seradin slaps a bitch?

*High Fives All of Existence for sweet Keyblade*

And also, that is just such a bitchy girlfriend.

Noooo Not The Chocolate!!!!!!!!

kill the bitch, take back the chocolate

etherlance:
If you go onto youtube there is a great series called "The Gamers" it's a really funny vid (they made two) the first one is good but the second is better (in my opinion), just bear with it for a few minutes as the acting kicks off and I swear you'll be hooked in seconds.

Thanks. I'll take a look!

Whirling dervish made me laugh really haaaaard. Hehehe what a sexy man beast.

Some continuity would be great, but it's still an excellent show. I'm eager for next week.

Irridium:
When you steal someone's chocolate... well then it is officially on.

Especially from a woman. And then call her fat?
I sense murder in the next episode
Also, did see knock out the DM with a single punch? Why the hell is she not RPing as the tank?

Susan Arendt:

Irridium:
When you steal someone's chocolate... well then it is officially on.

This is truth. TRUTH!

Damn ninjas..must have failed the perception check

SPECIAL BEAM CANNON!!! Brilliant episode! Laughed the whole way through. The characters are really starting to flesh out a bit. Great work. :D

This series keeps getting better and better!

My only complaint is that WE NEED MORE TALES FROM THE TABLE!

This is still an iffy series for me. There are some things I genuinely like, I really enjoy the duality between the real and fantasy world, I just don't think we see enough of the fantasy world.

We still know little to anything about the main characters. You've already introduced two new characters and tossed them out just as quickly as they came in. We have yet to see any true characterization from any of the main characters. I can see some real clever things to do, like the elf hunter guy is quick witted in real life as he is in the fantasy, and the warrior dude is as slow as well. Or even switch it up, instead making the elf hunter slow-witted in real life and the warrior dude a fast wise-cracker, could show how they want to escape reality or something.

Let us know the characters first. How are we supposed to know that Cewendywn (or howeverthehell you spell it) loves chocolate (Bitch stole her chocolate, after all)? how did the guy get a girlfriend in the first place? And for that matter, if the girlfriend was a bitch, why would she be there in the first place?

And what of the fantasy world? It's okay if it's "generic fantasy setting #532", but are there any villages in there? Towns? Other NPCs? I don't expect this series to really go that far, I don't think it has that much production values, but it'd be an interesting situation.

Overall, I just don't feel it. There are a ton of good ideas in this series but I get the feeling that they're being restrained in favor of safer, more easy situations.

Also, if you can, try to back up and get a bit more room to capture more of the person on camera. It feels like you're trying to squeeze them into the camera, so when it shows the forest it feels unnecessarily cramped. Get some bigger shots in there if that's possible for your equipment, but that's a minor grievance.

Again, I say all this because I want this series to improve. I see an enormous amount of potential that I want tapped, I'm just afraid that it won't be utilized.

And that Keyblade was awesome, wouldn't mind some odd crossovers from things that shouldn't belong. Could be a scavenger hunt!

I really enjoyed this episode. I love how crass Rufus is - "Forget Thordin and the boobs!" That girlfriend bitch is such a BITCH. She has the bitchiest eyebrow bitch-twitch I've ever seen! Ha, when she says "I hate that thing..." so good. Now she is a character I love to hate!

I also thought the girl who played Ceredwyn's acting was really good - she was almost crying at the end! Poor little paper princess.

And that dramatic moment when Thordin get left behind. He looks so adorable. Ah, I'm really getting into this series!

So great. I love this series - the acting, the costumes, the production and the funny stories. So well done. Can't wait for the next Chapter...

I seriously wanted to give Ceredwyn a hug at the end. Of course, it's possible she'd have knocked me out like she did the DM (which pretty much goes to show how screwed Thordin's girlfriend is).

I Wan't more! Still feels a little all over the place in terms of narrative but the characters are slowly taking shape. I will give it to episode 5, if there isn't some major character developments in either the real world or fantasy world, then I will.... well probably keep watching, I have to do something while I am in my room waiting for my next D&D game.

Hey, new series on the site! Come look at this!

You see this? Do you? Take notes.

Here we have genuinely clever writing, good acting, perhaps a glimmer of character development all centered around gamers being gamers. This series isn't going to be just a string of D&D jokes. It's going to be a gem.

Keep up the great work guys. Show everyone else how it's done.

Bitch has gotta pay.
Funny stuff.
Love Rufus dropping his furs and gyrating about, funniest part of the episode.

Damn bitch stole her chocolate. Also, where did you get that KeyBlade? I want one :D

This was amazing on so many levels. Keyblade was awesome, I genuinely hated that guy's girlfriend, and the nerd chick was totally cute.

Still needed more ponies.

Susan Arendt:

Irridium:
When you steal someone's chocolate... well then it is officially on.

This is truth. TRUTH!

AGREED!

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***ALSO***

Why would you even bring you girl/boy friend to if they're "not into it?"

I understand the need to bring them into your world and thus closer to you buuuuut if they're nowhere near interested... Then all you have to look forward to is disaster.

im looking at this to be a strong turning point, where things get very interesting

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