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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 02 Jun 2008, 15:50

Mats wrote:I'm currently taking bets on what we will see in the next video as a reference to this one, current payout is 1:1, any takers?


///MJ


I've got a guess, but if I say it, they won't do it.

I really want them to do it.
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 02 Jun 2008, 16:04

Kind Flayer wrote:A kind flayer is the bestest friend that you could ever ask for in the entire world! It is good at games and activities, and will be happy to lead a group in singing, dancing, and in eating gross things. A kind flayer doesn't like to be lied to, or to be ditched at parties, and as such will often read its friends' minds just to make sure they are on the up and up...and sometimes eat them.

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Postby AmazingZoidberg » 02 Jun 2008, 16:19

I loved the "this kitchen is bagel free" sign in the background.

I support the continued tradition of having some reference to the previous video in there somewhere.

As for my bet on the next reference, I want to put my money on the song being played by someone at some point.
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Postby Tensen01 » 02 Jun 2008, 16:31

That was pretty cool.

I've been looking over 4e and really wished it was like the video ;)

Taht'd mean I's have art in the books ;) lol
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Postby cro5point » 02 Jun 2008, 17:10

I no longer play D&D when they brought out 3.5 I gave it away, I now play rifts, D&D now feels like my first RPG in comparison.
i still really love D&D but i feel its to simple now, rifts now fills the void.
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Postby Tensen01 » 02 Jun 2008, 17:17

cro5point wrote:I no longer play D&D when they brought out 3.5 I gave it away, I now play rifts, D&D now feels like my first RPG in comparison.
i still really love D&D but i feel its to simple now, rifts now fills the void.


I have only two words that properly describe my dislike for Rifts "Mega Damage"
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Postby CyberTractor » 02 Jun 2008, 17:19

I've been playing a lot of World of Darkness lately. I like the D10 system a lot more.
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Postby empath » 02 Jun 2008, 17:42

:lol:

Thank you.

You make concrete the vague concerns I have about the new edition. I've been playing for longer than I care to admit, and am always worried about 'dumbing down'.

You said it in a way far more witty and eloquent than I could ever manage - I'm now going to use this vid as a "see here for what I mean" when I discuss the issue. :)
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Postby Flewellyn » 02 Jun 2008, 17:53

Tensen01 wrote:I have only two words that properly describe my dislike for Rifts "Mega Damage"


I have four more: "Kevin Siembeda can't write."
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Re: This is Graham's Boss

Postby Tim » 02 Jun 2008, 17:53

Graham wrote:Yes, Graham was foolish enough to leave the forums open and available at work. Rather than have him fired, I figured that death by forum ridicule would be more appropriate. Victory is mine!

Sincerely,
Managor

Lol. Gotta love a boss with a sense of humor. :)
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Postby Zed Alpha » 02 Jun 2008, 18:23

I think I'll give it a try. The trial rules they've demonstrated and put together seem like they could steer it away from its dumb, over-complex predecessors in 1-3E.

Besides, it should be somewhat simpler and aimed at a younger audience. With the age of intellectual maturity becoming younger and younger, it would be stupid of WOTC to not change their games to reflect the same, while still retaining a modicum of their complexity, as it seems to be doing from what I've been seeing.
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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 02 Jun 2008, 18:24

Frost wrote:posted it on the WotC forums

This comment stuck out for me:
Jimbo7987 wrote:That was lame, and must have taken a lot of time to produce... A lot of wasted time.

See? Your critics are impressed with the production values.
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Postby Chubbs » 02 Jun 2008, 18:40

Brilliant and amazing. My group of friends and i are kinda looking forward to what 4E has to offer.
since this is a small post i will leave you with another song for another time,
"Ring Their Bells", or "The Munchkin's Carol"
--by the Sea Wasp
(to the tune of Jingle Bells)


"Slashing through the Orcs
With a good two-handed blade
Over corpses we go
And through the gore we wade
Mace on helmet rings
Making bodies fly
What fun to sing our SLAYING song
And watch these suckers die!

Chorus:
Oh, ring their bells with swords and spells
Don't let 'em get away!
We're brave and bold for fame and gold
We'll make a lot today!
Oh, ring their bells with swords and spells
Don't let 'em get away!
We'll hack and slash and blast and trash
And blow these dudes away!

Crashing through the door
Into the dragon's nose
Our mage whips out a Cone of Cold
And out its fire goes!
Elven bowstrings sing
Making balrogs fall
And our thief finds a secret door
Into the treasure hall!

(Chorus)

Then appears the Lich
With his demon guard
Our wizard yawns and wishes
We'd run into something HARD...
He begins to cast
His 19th level spell
That damn Lich throws a Gate at us
And drops us all in Hell!

(Chorus)

We appear in Hell
In front of Satan's Throne
Our cleric waves us out the door
And takes him on alone!
Satan's legions don't
Want to let us go
Our Techno pulls a bazooka out
And NUKES 'em 'til they GLOW!

Oh, ring their bells with prayers and spells
Don't let 'em get away!
We're brave and bold and CRAZED, we're told
To think we'll live the day!
Oh, ring their bells with swords and shells
Don't let 'em get away!
We'll hack and slash and blast and trash
And blow these dudes away!
Yes, we'll hack and slash and blast and trash
And drag our loot away!!"
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Postby Cake » 02 Jun 2008, 19:11

I didn't laugh, until we started singing about eviscerating orcs. Then the rest had me in stitches. I'm going to sing that song next Monday at my d&d session.
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Postby TheRocket » 02 Jun 2008, 19:18

Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.

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Postby Cake » 02 Jun 2008, 19:20

Also, I liked the stuff on the chalkboard.
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Re: This is Graham's Boss

Postby Cake » 02 Jun 2008, 19:56

Citin wrote:
Frost wrote: Managor?


Yes now it is Graham's manager that will die of forum ridicule

Great video guys, I love your witticism.

Yeah, way to go managor. Your plan is back firing.
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Postby forkbomb! » 02 Jun 2008, 20:02

I was pretty meh about this video, but then again I don't know anything about D&D, so I probably didn't get all of it. The breakdown:

I :D'd at:
  • Stopmotion
  • Tally's song
  • Kind Flayer
  • Awesome awesome awesome illustrations. Need wallpapers.
  • Basically every page of that Monster Manual was the funniest thing ever
  • D&D-Simon-Checkers-Chess'n'Ladders
  • "It's this ball."

I :? 'd at:
  • Matt and Jer's shirts. I get the idea that they were supposed to be funny, but I didn't get the jokes
  • The EA/Monopoly thing
  • The Splat Book

I :( 'd at:
  • The unfunny, recycled T-Shirt ad.
  • Matt and Jer's long-winded spiels. Some of the phrases Matt used were [possibly intentionally] clunky to my ear, like the redundant sounding "when he approached me about the blah approach to 4th edition", or the nearly unparsable-on-first-listen "skewing 4E to 5 to 8 year olds".
  • Jer's little hiccup at 0:35. On second thought, that's pretty fucking nitpicky.
  • The whole classroom bit. So slow. Also, that kid had disturbing man-hands.


All in all, a fairly well made video with a fun song and a great punchline, but I'm certainly not its target audience.
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Postby LS » 02 Jun 2008, 20:39

I had to watch 0:35 about 3 times to see it, so yeah, nitpicky.

This was a good video. Always fun when you guys take a moment to speak to slightly smaller demographics.
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Postby NekoDaimyo » 02 Jun 2008, 20:43

I must say good sirs: Fukken' Saved.

And I thought the Other Player with Graham and Paul was Ben.
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Re: This is Graham's Boss

Postby Tensen01 » 02 Jun 2008, 20:48

Cake wrote:
Citin wrote:
Frost wrote: Managor?


Yes now it is Graham's manager that will die of forum ridicule

Great video guys, I love your witticism.

Yeah, way to go managor. Your plan is back firing.


I just may now have to draw the Managor
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Postby Dominic Appleguard » 02 Jun 2008, 20:51

Tensen01 wrote:I just may now have to draw the Managor

Oh, do.
I'm imagining a pretty ferocious beast right now. Manager meets Manticore.
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Postby Graham » 02 Jun 2008, 21:15

Tensen01 wrote:I just may now have to draw the Managor

HAHAHAHA, awesome.
I have pictures for reference.
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Postby CaesarMagnus » 02 Jun 2008, 21:21

I was more of a Paranoia guy myself
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranoia_(role-playing_game)
I played more of a "Monty Python style D&D" (getting to immortal in one week ... hey, saving the world from Tiamat and the council of dragons strictly through debate and persuasion with a Viking is worth a lot of experience! :P LOL). But this was still funny since RPG's are pretty much RPG's.

Although, I guess I'm out of the loop on this "4th Edition controversy." Any references for me :?:

Yes, the song does easily get stuck in the head. :? Gelatenous monster was pure win. :!:

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