Pure Viewing Satisfaction

At PAX I ran into the crew of Standard Action, a newish web-t.v. show based on Dungeons and Dragons and other fantasy role playing games, and it got me thinking. There are quite a few fun series based on fantasy role playing games or of people actually playing them on the internet. With that in mind I have scoured the internet and have compiled a list of web shows I enjoy watching and think others might enjoy as well. If I miss any please let me know I would love to add more to my regular viewing schedule.

The Metagame Show: 

“THE BEST OF D&D AT ITS WORST.” Think about what it would be like as a DM to have that group, you know the one, full of all of the people you never want to show up at your table; power gamers, the over sexualized, the kill everything that moves guy, and on ad nauseum. The Metagame Show would be  the results  if all of those people were embodied in only three players. The DM’s  pain is is comedic ammo for The Metagame Show.There are 9 episodes to date with more in the works. The characters are enjoyable and the stories are short enough to keep things interesting with out getting slow. I have been a fan of this one for a while and I’m happy that they are still going strong!

Standard Action:

 

“Hey if he’s a hero then being a hero is dumb.” A web show based in the world of fantasy games with meta tropes and plenty of inside jokes. This is like watching a really intense larp, but not sad. Though the sound effects can be a bit over bearing at times the production quality in Standard Action is great . The writing in delightful and a bit campy; don’g get me wrong I do enjoy the campy writing and acting, I’m not a fan of a show that take its self too seriously. There are currently 12 episodes available with  more on the way. If you want to help them out they have a kick starter campaign going right now to fund season 2.

Journey Quest:

“This journey is a quest!” Another show set inside the fantasy role playing game setting. Journey Quest takes aim at every trope the genre has to offer. There is nothing like a paladin on a rampage of goodness. Journey Quest offers high production quality, and interesting story and some wonderful acting. There are 7 episodes to date and a funding campaign for season 2 in the works that can be found on their main page.

I Hit it With My Axe:

This one is a bit controversial, not for me mind you but some people have a stick up their butts about watching adult film stars and strippers playing Dungeons and dragons. I’m definitely not in that group. The series isn’t about sex, stripping or anything of that sort; it’s all about playing Dungeons and Dragons. It’s a fun look at an interesting group of people who are enjoying a great hobby. If you are looking for a good actual play video cast this one might be for you!

Gold- an RPG series:

“The web series that does double damage.” Gold is a bit different from the previous story based web shows I have listed in this post. This series carries a bit more of a serious note to it. Where as most RPG related series you might find on the web are campy and humor based Gold is a bit more of a drama. Carried by character development and plot instead of relying on tropes and inside jokes Gold speaks to a different part of the gaming experience.  While the premise of the show lends a bit of humor to the series it is not the slapstick romp that many have been. Currently there are 12 episodes in two different stories available.

I hope you enjoyed watching any of these. If there are any that I don’t know about please feel free to put a link to them in the comments section. I’ll check it out and perhaps add a link and some information about the series in the post.

 


Part idiot. Part old man. All geek. Thadeous can't think of anything interesting about him self right now. Know this though if he could it would be creative and funny as well as thought provoking.


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