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  • #46893

    Cap
    Keymaster

    NEW D&D! A crazy thing happens in this episode gang. Discuss.

    https://nerdyshow.com/2015/04/dungeons-doritos-it-came-from-beneath-doritodan

    We’ll be posting our post-recording conversation to Patreon as a perk soon.

    CRAZY ULTRA SPOILERS BELOW!

    #46924

    Colin Peterson
    Participant

    What I’m curious to know, is whether it felt scripted or not — cuz…besides some edited out table talk, that was 100% improv and we had NO idea that was going to happen.

    What do you all think will be in store for Barty? Or what do you think SHOULD be in store for Barty?

    It was just such a shocker to me and all of us that I’ve been wanting to talk about it since we’ve recorded, I just wanted to know what you all thought about it?

    #46928

    Arkais
    Moderator

    Dammit Barty, what part of ‘No Fangs!’ did you not understand?!

    "You'd be surprised how many calories hedonism burns."

    #46982

    Mjolnir
    Participant

    The musical interlude was a bit drawn out. But dam, if it wasn’t a damn fine score. Loved it!

    Poor Barty. I get why he did what he did. But he really shouldn’t have had to prove Princess Porkrind wrong about him.

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    "I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."

    #46986

    Colin Peterson
    Participant

    I knew it was a little long when I edited it that way… And I toyed with lessening it… but I just couldn’t do it. The theme that Ryan made was just TOO GOOD for me to not let people hear more of it.

    #46990

    Ice Abyzz
    Participant

    Personally, I thought the music break was appropriate, let the moment sink in, let the gravity of the situation sink in. I’m always impressed with how fast Rule can fill in when you guys go a bit of the rails. When Hex was ghost reading every minute (bet that got a little tedious for you none magic guys :P) Rule never failed to give some insight into the moment and when Jamela supercharged Vimak he was quick to make up massive amount of insight without to much spoiler.

    I must say, I was so surprised when Vimak didn’t pick up on the fact that the town was letting them leave and thought it was afraid. We all have our derp moments but this time I really wanted to shout at him “they are trying to get you to come back with more people, common, it’s like the only thing we know about this thing. It wants more people, more chaos.”

    Tell me Colin, are you never afraid your antics might get Barty killed? When you walked out I was a little afraid Rule was about to put the hurt on you. I’m very glad with the direction he took it but if I had been DM-ing I probably would have thrown everything I had at you to establish the gravity of the situation, I’m not inventive enough to save peoples asses with convenient plot.

    And one question for Rule. When you had Barty bitten, were your scrambling in your head for rules about lycanthropy? I know that as a hobby DM I sometimes forget or get lore mixed up and it can get stressful when you have a good idea but aren’t sure if you have the “facts” straight. Players have a kind of an expectation for DM to never fuck up, and if/when you do, they will roast you alive for thinking that a Vampire is weak to silver.

    #46991

    ChairFan
    Participant

    Despite the lack of combat, I really liked this episode. Ruel did a great job of keeping things tense in the sewers without actually revealing any monsters.

    To address Colin’s question, it didn’t feel scripted but D&D always feels like some plot elements would have happened regardless. Was Barty getting bit by the werewolf at all scripted? Was anybody bit last episode or did Vimak just get clawed up? I can’t remember. Anyway I’m not too sure about werewolf lore, is any bite sufficient to make one a werewolf? These seem to be non full moon related werewolves as well. Does that make them lycanthropes or is that something else entirely? I think it would be very interesting if Barty became a werewolf at least temporarily. What does everyone else think about this?

    #46997

    tehmsu
    Participant

    Chiming in to say how good the music was this episode. Not taking anything away from previous episodes but it helped so much creating a tone and a mood to just rivet your ears in. On the content side, yeah there may be a lot of exposition right now but the location and the situation make the decisions all the more meaningful. I cannot wait for the next one.
    Also here’s a question worth asking. Are there full size images for the d&d episode artwork?

    #46998

    Cap
    Keymaster

    Yo yo yo! Popping in to answer what I can. I’ll leave the rest to @musical_jinn and @ruel-knudson.

    That werewolf thing was completely unplanned and was all the result of Barty acting a fool. He did something stupid, Ruel had monster stats on hand, the rolls went bad, and now we’re cuing up some The Cure CDs to see if poor Barty has a chance of saying “No Fangs”. There’s like two major instances of severe in-game consequences as far as character fate goes… Krath’s death and this mess. We’re not yet sure how it’s going to play out, though we did discuss some logistics immediately after the recording (which I’ll be releasing to Patreon soon).

    @tehmsu
    As far as art goes, the above image ( https://nerdyshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/dnd3_8-1400.jpg ) is the largest web version. Typically all our art is at 1400×1400 and resized either automatically or via some WordPress posting options. You should have no problem finding the 1400×1400 sized images via a little right-clicking.
    Book III images we’ve been making at larger sizes by default (but far too big for web posting) so we can make prints available on our Society 6 store ( http://society6.com/nerdyshow ). Though, to date there haven’t been any sales so that might be an unnecessary step.

    #47003

    Garayur
    Participant

    While Barty may have acted stupidly I loved how well it worked with Colin’s role playing. Normally Barty shrugs off what everyone throws at him but this time Colin really conveyed how it actually hurt him. When he ran out it didn’t feel stupid, it felt natural for what that character would do. Whatever the consequences end up being that is part of the fun.

    The music may have gone on slightly long, but given a choice of it being cut short and going on a little long I would definitely take going long. Ryan’s music adds a whole extra dimension to DnD. DnD always feels slightly scripted, but that Isn’t a bad thing. Its a testament to your editing and Ruel’s ability to run with the antics the group gets up too.

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    #47007

    ChairFan
    Participant

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I would be interested in D&D dice other than d6’s. I’m probably not the only one, but I thought I’d let you all know since you asked about it in the episode.

    #47058

    Ruel Knudson
    Participant

    To address Colin’s question, it didn’t feel scripted but D&D always feels like some plot elements would have happened regardless. Was Barty getting bit by the werewolf at all scripted?

    RE> None of that was scripted. When he ran outside I simply acted out as the city. The city, from a gameplay perspective, is an idea I came up with that I will explain (outside of the show) much later on. I thought, as the town, what would I want to do to really screw with them. Killing Barty outright was an option. Making him a werewolf, a potential threat or even an enemy, that was way screwier. It was also the best idea I had in a flood of ideas for handling this. I could only pick one, and I had seconds to capitalize on the momentum of the story. I could have paused and thought it out, but having the panic and suddenness of it all play out was much better.

    Was anybody bit last episode or did Vimak just get clawed up? I can’t remember.

    RE> I think it was scratched up. If there was a bit in there that I missed then we will just have to call it a plot hole and move on.

    Anyway I’m not too sure about werewolf lore, is any bite sufficient to make one a werewolf? These seem to be non full moon related werewolves as well. Does that make them lycanthropes or is that something else entirely?

    RE> I think you just summed up the newest big thread for the story. I won’t answer any of that because it will all be…you get the point. Those are the same questions the crew will have to figure out. He is bit, that’s really all we know. Legends and myths aside we have not met anyone in game who has written a definitive works on Shape Shifters, Berserkers, Lycanthropes, Werewolves, and other Skin Walkers. What variation of thing actually bit him, does that infect him, what is the infection like? Good question.

    I think it would be very interesting if Barty became a werewolf at least temporarily. What does everyone else think about this?

    RE> Personally, Bart Wolf scares the crap out me. Think about the child werewolf they encountered. THAT WAS A CHILD! Now add in Barty’s slight-but-not-exactly-above-average throwing knife skills, and his other skills and we have something really crazy scary. Most werewolf creatures are presumably from villagers or simple people. Werewolf heroes(ish) is like…

    Help me out here.

    #47071

    Kanashe
    Participant

    I must say, I really enjoyed this ep, the music really helped the atmosphere. Specially near the end when Barty is left bleeding and injured, hell I’d say it gives some good mental images of the party hurrying to Barty while he is shell shocked. Also, def interested in some D&D dice since I missed the chance to get the ones you sold before.

    #47125

    Colin Peterson
    Participant

    @Ice Abyzz– Honestly, I wasn’t thinking at all what might happen. That’s usually what is going on when I’m playing Barty–I try to think like him. What would he do in this situation? For all of his antics, at least he’s consistent. 🙂
    Actually, a lot of times what I do as Barty is contrary to what I want to have happen in the story. I can tell when there is a plan for an episode, and as a member of Nerdy Show, I want things to flow well and the story to be told. But when I get into character as Barty, he just… does things. Sometimes after an episode, and especially with this one, we have to sit and talk about what the hell to do next because Barty didn’t go with the program. Same thing happened with the Man in Black, a player that wasn’t a part of the original prophecy landed the final blow to the Man in Black. Its crazy how things happen like that, but its really all with the roll of the dice.

    If Barty was to die from his spontaneous actions, that would suck. That would really really suck, because I LOVE playing him and with these people. But sometimes when your’re in the moment you don’t think of the logical steps down the line. I mean, most people who have been killed in RL or in a game for that matter, usually don’t think the action that they are committing will ultimately lead to their death. So yeah, I hope that answers your question.

    #47126

    Colin Peterson
    Participant

    @garayur – Thanks! I just reacted that way once the princess said that–I didn’t know Barty had feelings like that for her. I mean, I knew he wanted to save her, but I wasn’t planning on the fact that he was still holding onto some deeper feelings. But in the moment it seemed right that I felt that way, and just went with it.

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