I Hit It With My Axe: Episode 16: "Now & Then A Player Will Die"

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Episode 16: "Now & Then A Player Will Die"

Find out who isn't making it safely back to town.

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Daselthechaz

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Well...shit.

That's not how I saw that one going. On a positive note, the dream bit was about as creative as everything else that's happened in the game so far, and it's nice to see that it remained compelling, relevant, and slightly humorous. Well done, and may next Wednesday come with all haste.
 

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Augh! No! Not Satine!

When I called the boy last week to discuss the episode, he thought it was gonna be Justine as a way to kinda write her out of the storyline since she's the guest. (We both don't want you to go, by the way, Justine! <3) I, however, said it was probably gonna be Satine, since she had switched places with the goblin and was in a more dire situation than most of the other girls.

Sad day guys, sad day.
 

Navdi

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Brilliant stuff.

Loved the dream sequences. "Can I have another dream?"
 

Daselthechaz

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flirl21187 said:
Augh! No! Not Satine!

When I called the boy last week to discuss the episode, he thought it was gonna be Justine as a way to kinda write her out of the storyline since she's the guest. (We both don't want you to go, by the way, Justine! <3) I, however, said it was probably gonna be Satine, since she had switched places with the goblin and was in a more dire situation than most of the other girls.

Sad day guys, sad day.
It's all true. I did think that, I do want Justine to stick around--if only because she's not half as high or aloof as Sasha was--and Satine was in a more dire situation. I just couldn't picture somebody oozing that much confidence not making it out, especially when the lady with the snake hair only came into the fight with 2 hp. Oh, and I think that I speak for both of us when I say that we believe Frankie. Oh yes, we believe.

Now on a completely unrelated note, hi sweetie! How YOU doin'?
 

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Wow, totally did not expect Satine to be the one to die, the way it sounded from the video last week I thought it was going to be Justine, I really don't know why that is, just something my brain told me.

On the other hand the dreams were hilarious, especially Satine's dream about tying up cheese and then not wanting to eat it.
 

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If you're using the skill system, Satine, train your next character in dreaming. That looked an awful lot like you rolled a one on your (second to last) dream.
 

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That was hard to watch... It felt like I was watching someone actually die.

Player death hurts everyone, but it happens.
 

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Awww, that sucks, Satine. Time to roll a new character, I guess :/

And things still don't look too good for the rest of the group, either. Poor Frankie - you'll make friends with the dice yet!
 

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"So Satine... here's the player's handbook"

I cracked myself up laughing when I heard that.

What can I say, I'm a sadistic DM.
 

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Poor Satine :c
I didn't expect her to go, I sort of expected Justine to go, merely because she's a guest.

When the sad music kicked in, I was like "Ohnoes D8" I hope Satine rolls something a little different next time; Human Paladin would be SO cool, but probably wouldn't work, what with the group prooobably not classed as lawful good.

Enjoyed the episode =D Keep it up.
 

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Noooooooooooooo!

When the sad music came on it made me want to cry!! Poor Satine! Can we have a bonus episode to chher us all up pretty please?
 

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NOOOOOOO! Not Satine!
so the new plan is...?

Also the Canadian coat of arms does have a unicorn to represent the scotland's symbol which is a unicorn!
 

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I love this series almost as much as Doraleous and Assoc.

Partly for the pretty women, despite their eccentric fashion.

But mostly for the compelling story that Zack lays out and how involved the lovely ladies get into the story, as do I.

It's too bad that Satine's character died, but the great thing about D&D is now she has a chance to roll something different, perhaps better. The character is nothing, the thing we all love is Satine the player, and Satine lives on.

Edit: Oh yeah, and the music is always great as well.
 

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That sucks that Satine died in such a horrible way. I remember when I was playing and after coming to from being scared by a cursed chicken myself and my friends character decided to attack the enemies while they were in a builing. I smashed a window then we shot at them with our crossbows. Then I made the mistake of jumping through the window but I failed my roll and slipped then got killed. Can't wait to see what happens next.
 

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damn. your party actually cares.
when somebody dies in my party, everybody is like; meh, new character time!
and then they find a way to play a more overpowered character
 

Kojiro ftt

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Satine, if I were you, I'd make a Ranger and choose Goblin as the Racial Enemy. Then bring the pain.
 

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Our Last campaign we had 5 character deaths, 3 of them belong to one person and only 1 wasn't comical.
Nothing like watch a confused Barbarian and Rogue go running down the hall only to have the Barbarian do full power attack and crit him with a 2 handed weapon he did like 100 points. The other same barbarian fails to grapple a wizard, resulting in the death of a Sorcerer who belonged to the rogue. The other time he died he charge when one of those demon retrievers and was promptly dismembered. Barbarian eventually got his reward he attacked an Ice Worm and it exploded killing him.
 

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CapnRaccoon said:
I didn't expect her to go, I sort of expected Justine to go, merely because she's a guest.
A player character death tailored for the guest player's character would imply pre-planning on the DM's part, which goes against the whole idea old school role-playing. The DM didn't kill Satine's character because he chose to, or because he planned to, or because he derived some sort of enjoyment out of it. Instead, the choices the players made caused a situation where player character death was an unavoidable eventuality.

And that's part of what makes old school gaming so damn cool.
 

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Satine, this ones for you.....(poors some of his nice cup of tea on the floor for a departed homie)........(pauses and realises he's made a mess on the crapet and runs off to find something to clean it up with.) That point were Zak said "then you have no more dreams" was really poignant. Satine I hope you had better class than I would in the situation and rolled a new character in time for next week. If it was me I would have had a proper tantrum. I would have smashed stuff up...like a minature or a cup!....oh yeah!....I'm bad ass!
 

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Navdi said:
CapnRaccoon said:
I didn't expect her to go, I sort of expected Justine to go, merely because she's a guest.
A player character death tailored for the guest player's character would imply pre-planning on the DM's part, which goes against the whole idea old school role-playing. The DM didn't kill Satine's character because he chose to, or because he planned to, or because he derived some sort of enjoyment out of it. Instead, the choices the players made caused a situation where player character death was an unavoidable eventuality.

And that's part of what makes old school gaming so damn cool.
Oh I knew that; But I figured she was a guest character because she died.
In retrospect they film these like once a week I think, so they wouldn't have known when she joined.
 

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I've heard that wood elf blood is a good skin moisturizer.

Other than that, I'm actually glad there weren't more deaths, after last week's horror, and apparently focusing on the dice in order to get better results doesn't suck just for me, so... yay!
 

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"For fun, what are you doing?"
"Fucking stabbing that asshole!"
:D

Really loving those dreams, by the way. Makes sure the unconscious players aren't just sitting there going bored while watching everyone else fight. I think I'm gonna steal that idea. :3

Too bad Satine's character died, but at least it was a good death.
 

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This is getting better and better :) love the Wood elf Death lol my hat goes off to the DM for that

Keep it up peeps wicked fun
 

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That was a deliciously gory description... reminds me of some of my old Rifts games... granted it was the PC's committing gruesome acts of violence way back then so... yeah...
 

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Daselthechaz said:
flirl21187 said:
Augh! No! Not Satine!

Sad day guys, sad day.
It's all true. I did think that, I do want Justine to stick around--if only because she's not half as high or aloof as Sasha was
I second that, keep Justine around :)

Great episode, doing character deaths is never easy but its was handle very well. Both by GM and players.

3 cheers for Satine for being a good sport about her character dying!
 

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Wow, even after having seen the trailer last episode the actual episode wasn't spoiled -- learning that the death scene we heard was actually described in a dream so that the character was aware of her own death made it very tragic (music helped a lot of course). The dreams rocked.
 

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Noumenon said:
Wow, even after having seen the trailer last episode the actual episode wasn't spoiled -- learning that the death scene we heard was actually described in a dream so that the character was aware of her own death made it very tragic (music helped a lot of course). The dreams rocked.
Seconded. The music combined with the description of demise reminded me of Last of the Mohicans, great movie, and great soundtrack.

I agree with Frankie in getting her own dice, it often helps with the rolls, mysteriously.
 

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Poignant isn't the right word, but it's damn close. The dreams cracked me up - well done. "Save us, save us!" - that was pure brilliance. It might be funny - but what if it isn't.

Keep it up!
 

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Tits or GTFO! ;)

Just got through watching all the vids. It's always fun to see people break a mold/stereotype. The background contrast between the "adult performer" and "DnD dork" stereotype makes this show interesting!

Great job people, will be looking for more!

PS Zak i like some of your art, just wondering if i wanted to buy a painting.... who where and what?
 
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Noooooo not Satine; cast resurrect; someone do something! Didn't see that coming as a result of the darkness spells. Damn goblin!

Man those dreams were surreal.

Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
 

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dex-dex said:
NOOOOOOO! Not Satine!
so the new plan is...?

Also the Canadian coat of arms does have a unicorn to represent the scotland's symbol which is a unicorn!
I though the reason they both had a unicorn was because the Canadian coat of arms is based of the Royal Coat of arms, with a lion and unicorn rearing up. I know that the Canadian coat of arms also has a harp (wtf?) a bunch more lions, the fleur-de-lis, some trilliums and a bunch more Canadian flowers. I think all the provinces are somehow represented in it.


I also want to second the dismay over Satine's wood elf dying. I always hate when my character dies, but at least I don't hear horribly depressing music at the same time. I'm glad that your wood elf had a very last dream that was nice. It somewhat makes up for having one of these slash your neck open.
 

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To be fair, Zack didn't have a choice there. It was good DMing since that was exactly what the goblins would do in that situation (and I know from goblins, y'know!).

Still, poor Satine. That ain't no way for an adventurer to die.

Hope she rolls a kick ass character for next week!
 
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gallaetha_matt said:
To be fair, Zack didn't have a choice there. It was good DMing since that was exactly what the goblins would do in that situation (and I know from goblins, y'know!).
Exactly! I'm impressed with his intuitive DM'ing
 

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Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."

In addition, while it does suck horribly for Satine's character to get thoroughly minced by a horde of angry goblins, the remainder of the party can take solace in not only the fact that they are currently surviving (so far) but it also allows the possibility of a heroic rescue from Satine's new char which, while unfortunately more than cliche, may allow the majority of them to regain conciousness.
Not quite sure if it's due to my own RPG experience, or general callousness, but while Satine lost a single character due to the Darkness bomb, it has protected the rest of them temporarily, and in my mind it is always preferable to lose one instead of losing three or four.
Still pretty :( though.
 

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Poor Satine...your mangled Wood Elf shall never be forgotten. As a former DM in my younger days I remember all too well handing people the AD&D 2nd edition Handbook and Character sheets after a well-rounded SNAFU. They usually wanted me to cheat and pretend it didn't happen in the name of "fun", but...nah. Your wizard is dead, sucka. Re-roll.
 

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I wanna say that I'm dissapointed that this show that I dont watch bumped ENN of the top of the page. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed having an extra dose of moviebob.

I guess you gotta go with what people watch though.
 

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The music was quite fitting for a death in the party.
. . .
Now I wanna listen to Type O Negative all of a sudden.
 
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stormyfs said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."
Stunning alright! I was watching it on a pissy monitor and almost fell off my chair they popped so much. Doesn't hurt she's an adorable person as well.
 

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OH she died?

Just hit Reload and go to a previous save... oh yeah..

(EDIT - her character wasn't name DRAK was it? )*See what I did there?^

So her new character will be Ladder Girl.
 

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Programmed_For_Damage said:
stormyfs said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."
Stunning alright! I was watching it on a pissy monitor and almost fell off my chair they popped so much. Doesn't hurt she's an adorable person as well.
She's just as stunning and adorable without the extra blue contacts.
 

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Zak is too nice. The guy who used to be DMG for us took it as a point of pride whenever anyone died. Especially if he could get it to be one of the players to kill the other.

Oh, and Fumble Chart rules. If you roll a 1, you roll a d100 and look to a homebrew fumble chart to see what kind of insane crap happens.
 

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mandymorbid said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Pyramid: Destroyed
She's just as stunning and adorable without the extra blue contacts.
Goes without saying to be honest, as you all are. [ /charm :p]
Of course, the real question is: Do you all get angry, violent goblin payback?

And as for Frankie's dice-luck, it may be my own superstition, but I've always rolled better with my own dice and do particularly well if I don't "cheat" on them by using someone else's dice... Vagarities of fate and nuances of silliness abound!
 

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It's the threat of actual PC death that is, oddly, one of the good parts about D&D. There is something to loose. You don't just respawn at the graveyard or reload a saved game. That's it. Especially at low levels.

Hmmm. I may need to take away all the anti-dying rules I have in my game.

Excellent music by the by. Also, of all the players, Satine has been playing the longest, I think, so she's the one most prepared for this possibility. There's that, at least.
 

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Very well done, Zak. The dreams were like a possibly parting gift to the players in trouble, the use of humor and poignancy in them helped counterpoint the action, the paradox of the darkness helping most of the characters but dooming Satine was rightly judged, her death dream held nothing back and so honored the death of her character, and the change in music helped point all of the episodes so far to this one that differs, retroactively binding them together as more than just a plot, as a story, one that emerges unexpectedly but no less meaningfully from the choices everyone makes along the way. Again, nicely done.

And as others have said, my sympathies to Satine.
 

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Rick Marshall said:
Very well done, Zak. The dreams were like a possibly parting gift to the players in trouble, the use of humor and poignancy in them helped counterpoint the action, the paradox of the darkness helping most of the characters but dooming Satine was rightly judged, her death dream held nothing back and so honored the death of her character, and the change in music helped point all of the episodes so far to this one that differs, retroactively binding them together as more than just a plot, as a story, one that emerges unexpectedly but no less meaningfully from the choices everyone makes along the way. Again, nicely done.

And as others have said, my sympathies to Satine.
Well said, sir. Well said.
 

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SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
 

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Sorry to watch your character die, Satine. :(

I loved watching your face when he explained your dream, though. (The first dream, not the death dream.)
You have a really large, amazing, beautiful smile.
(Not sure if I want to post this, and sound like a fawning fanboy. I haven't seen any of your films, sadly, so I am purely a Smile Fanboy at this point.)

I guess you can't really do a resurrection. Even if you could get one, the goblins have the body.
I look forward to seeing what your next character is like!

I am looking forward to
 

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Oh Satine! I remember almost crying. I don't, however, remember what the hell I found so tasty on my fingers while Justine answered questions. Hopefully chocolate, or booze, or coffee, but probably blood.

On another note. While it was Mandy and I who were left conscious, I was being chased into the woods by two goblins on beetles (beatles?), so I had to cause darkness in order to avoid them and I tried to kill them but kept rolling for crap. Even if I did critically slay them, I wouldn't have been able to see in the darkness that Mandy caused, so I couldn't help Mandy or my friends. I wasn't frolicking in the woods having my own dreams of the unconscious members of my party dying, I was simply helpless. Probably because the unconscious weren't able to focus on my dice rolls because they were tying up cheese, mesmerized by beautiful horses or struggling with their inner self. Wah. :c

This argument, unfortunately, could not be made about one of the other games we've played where I let a vampire eat my friends while I bathed in blood in the name of eternal love. I admit, I totally let that happen.

Anyway, maybe one day I'll get a set of those fancy made out of precious stone dice that are supposed to "absorb" your vibes or whatever. For a perfect roll, every time. Unless my vibes also suck.

xoxo
 

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Frankie, my dice are just made of plastic, yet we have an irrevocable bond. Perhaps their spacey and beautiful clear rainbow shimmer has absorbed miniscule iotas of my essence thusly causing the dice to represent an extension of my being that connects with my psyche as I manipulate them amongst my fingers in preparation for the next all-important roll.

Or something. I love my dice!

On a side note, when did the sad face become a colon and a C instead of a colon and a left bracket? I've noticed that lately...
 

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frankieface said:
Anyway, maybe one day I'll get a set of those fancy made out of precious stone dice that are supposed to "absorb" your vibes or whatever. For a perfect roll, every time. Unless my vibes also suck.
as someone who is as superstitious about his dice as you are i can only offer the following:

if you are unhappy with your dice, it helps to burn one now and then. show them who's boss! works for me every time.
 

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I loved this episode! See how DM makes it fun for the players even when all characters in mortal peril. And to give each player a dream, even if it's only a short one, while their characters are unconcious: Genius! See how none of the players object to the fairness of DM, even if the situation is so ugly. Zak, I wonder, are all DMs out there are as good?
 

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Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
You have my sympathies, Satine. But on the other hand; adventure with a new character awaits! (Well, in your timeline the adventure is already done awaiting and is now up and running and probably involves slaying goblins by the dozens.)

frankieface said:
On another note. While it was Mandy and I who were left conscious, I was being chased into the woods by two goblins on beetles (beatles?), so I had to cause darkness in order to avoid them and I tried to kill them but kept rolling for crap. Even if I did critically slay them, I wouldn't have been able to see in the darkness that Mandy caused, so I couldn't help Mandy or my friends. I wasn't frolicking in the woods having my own dreams of the unconscious members of my party dying, I was simply helpless. Probably because the unconscious weren't able to focus on my dice rolls because they were tying up cheese, mesmerized by beautiful horses or struggling with their inner self. Wah. :c
It sucks not to be able to do anything. Somehow it sucks even more not to be able to help your comrades in arms.

Connieparts said:
Frankie, my dice are just made of plastic, yet we have an irrevocable bond. Perhaps their spacey and beautiful clear rainbow shimmer has absorbed miniscule iotas of my essence thusly causing the dice to represent an extension of my being that connects with my psyche as I manipulate them amongst my fingers in preparation for the next all-important roll.

Or something. I love my dice!
Dice are the best. Enablers of adventures, agents of fate, controlling events by their whim. Even though I have more than 1 set of dice, I still play with my first set. They're 'special'.

On this episode: I can only say the music was very fitting, the atmosphere of the moment of death was almost palpable. Nice one.
 

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Great job guys, I have t be honest I wasnt considering this series my 2 cent worth for the first half a dozen episodes but now I love it as much as unskippable, Doraleous and associates, Shamus plays LOTRO and Stolen Pixels.

I want a RPG group like this with a DM as good or at least almost as good as this. I actualy never did anything like RPG but you are making me so curious to try it.

Side note, Connie, don't you ever die :p.
 

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Longtime watcher, first time poster here. Gotta say I've been enjoying this series since the outset, even though I can count the number of times I've actually played D&D on one hand. Still, it's fun to be a fly on the wall and watch it.

The most interesting thing though is that even if these people weren't porn stars (though that was the initial selling point), I'd still watch. I'd never heard of Zak, Kimberly, Mandy or Justine before this. I did check out Kimberly's site later, but the type of alt-porn she does isn't anything I'm into, really. So as far as I'm concerned, these are just a bunch of cool people playing D&D.

I will say, though that so far my favorite person in this isn't really any of the strippers or the porn stars. It's actually the hairdresser: Frankie. Not only do I think she's cute (and I have a thing for girls with glasses) but I also just like the way she talks. And on a side note, I do like how her hair's been looking lately as well.
 

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Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
I could tell you were choking up there. :( *pats head and gives a cookie*

You said "for SO LONG"...how far back are these taped?
 

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mandymorbid said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
stormyfs said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."
Stunning alright! I was watching it on a pissy monitor and almost fell off my chair they popped so much. Doesn't hurt she's an adorable person as well.
She's just as stunning and adorable without the extra blue contacts.
/signed. Twice over. She single? (kidding! sort of. maybe?) :p

Re Frankie's dice. I have a hate/loathing relationship with d20s. I'll unfailing roll 20s when in just messing around, but come game-time and I see more ones than binary code.

Getting my own dice was great only because it allowed me to freely fling them across the room or out of the window whenever they didn't cooperate.
 

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BTW, it looks like you guys could use some of these:



Or even:

He'll never know what hit him.
 

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That was a powerful player death, which is good, a PC death should never be a throw away event; if it is then the player and party had no real connection with the character.

As for Frankie's dice philosophy, I imagine there are as many dice rituals as there are gamers. One guy I play with rolls all his dice separating out the high rolls, until they're all high numbers. One friend would set the dice so the number she wanted was facing up to "train" them, she actually believed that the molecules would settle and weight the die. Personally I believe in the Cosmic Dice Pool, which stores a limited number of crits and fumbles and doles them out as it sees fit.

Frankie does need her own dice, at least she could chuck 'em across the room if she wanted.

Great show keep it up!
 

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One of my friends can make combat rolls. All of them. Attacks, saving throws, d20, d%, d6. My dice seem to love me about one time in twenty.
 

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This episode was taped 2-3 months ago.

Nickisimo said:
Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
I could tell you were choking up there. :( *pats head and gives a cookie*

You said "for SO LONG"...how far back are these taped?
 
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Satine Phoenix said:
This episode was taped 2-3 months ago.

Nickisimo said:
Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
I could tell you were choking up there. :( *pats head and gives a cookie*

You said "for SO LONG"...how far back are these taped?
God I'm slow on the uptake. Hence your comment a week or so back about not being able to wait for the next episode! It all makes sense now ;-)
 
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mandymorbid said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
stormyfs said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."
Stunning alright! I was watching it on a pissy monitor and almost fell off my chair they popped so much. Doesn't hurt she's an adorable person as well.
She's just as stunning and adorable without the extra blue contacts.
I bet! All we can do is live vicariously through you guys ;-)

Still that's one of my personal attractions to the show; you do feel like you are there amongst it. So kudos to everyone involved.
 

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Just a small objection on the matter of dice, sorry if i'm coming across being a wise-ass, but just remark:
Dice are (IMO, at least) supposed to randomize, not give the best result.
Yeah, you might want to use "faulty"(dice with overly rounded edges or flat out deformed) dice, but would anyone want to be fudging in a collaborative game you play with buddies?
Gamescience dice for example would randomize better, because they got sharp edges, similar to casino dice. Search for Lou Zochi's GenCon interviews about the making of dice at Youtube, it's really interesting what this guy has to tell about dice.

@Satine: Yes, characters die, at times. It happens to all role playing gamers. Sometimes it might be just a bad roll or maybe the wrong decision at the wrong time, sometimes it happens for no apparent reason.
For example, i lost a level 20 monk after having played D&D 3.X (Dunno wether it was still 3.0 oder 3.5 already) for about 3 years. Finished off by a maximized fireball due to a natural 1 on a Reflex save.
 

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Oh, wow, powerful character death.

Reminds me a little bit of the death of my first character in the Nephilim RPG. Our game master gave us several VERY clear signs that the scenario was not supposed to be combat-centered, and we totally ignored them.

Our group was guest in the castle of our (supposed) adversaries, and there was a "special" dinner scheduled a few days after our arrival. Of course we used the few days we had to train our combat skills, instead of scouting out the location, or even *gasp* try to find out more about our hosts.
When the evening finally arrived we saw that one of the other guests at the dinner was a guy with a metal claw instead of a left hand... whom we knew to be one of the really, really, really bad guys in the scenario.
Of course we all went on full rage mode and initiated combat on the spot...
Two of us, including me, were killed without much of a chance (metal claw in my face, ouch, other guy got decapitated. ^^) and the other 3 bareley escaped with their lives.

I guess our DM was seriously pissed, he had planned out tons of dialogue and backstory for this evening, and we just ran in like suicidal maniacs. :)

The revenge: Our 2 characters got reincarnated in female bodies, which we had to roleplay accordingly. :)
 

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Satine Phoenix said:
This episode was taped 2-3 months ago.

Nickisimo said:
Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
I could tell you were choking up there. :( *pats head and gives a cookie*

You said "for SO LONG"...how far back are these taped?
I was thinking in my strange sense of imagination (that was sparked by someone saying it was a glorious death) that you should look at it from a Klingons point of view. Is there not a more honorable way to die, than in battle?

Perhaps your new rolled up character is related to Mirror and she is on a blood vendetta. She/he can go around saying "I will send them to Stovokor for what they did," "Revenge is a dish best served cold," and "Today is a good day to die!" Just a thought ^^)

p.s. It's always tough to loose a character, and I could feel the sadness. It was tough watching your reaction to what was happening :(
 

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Satine Phoenix said:
SOOO hard to keep this secret in for SO LONG. It was sooooooo hard watching Mirror die. I loved her so much. I've never really had a character die before... well once but it didn't count. ... And I almost cried. Really... But the next character is cool. :D
Any hints about the next character? I'm curious, and impatient.
 

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my dice are just made of plastic, yet we have an irrevocable bond. Perhaps their spacey and beautiful clear rainbow shimmer
Oh, man, I'd love to compare dice collections with you. My cell phone background is a sparkly dice I backlit with my bike headlight. I love the swirls, the sparkles, and no two dice the same kind.
 

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This is the best picture I can find online of my d20.
Doesn't look that much like it, but damn, would it ever make a great necklace (if it stopped rolling in my favor)

 

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Tell me, if a player dies in the middle of a game. Will they ever come back or are they... gone?
 

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Poor Satine! That sucks. But hey, now you get a chance to build an all new, even awesomer character. One with an irrational animosity toward goblins.

I just heard you on Kicked in the Dicebags, too. You guys had way too much fun on that cast.

Frankie! You're awesome, but concentrating on the dice does nothing but make you even more pissed when they betray you. Trust me, I know this from experience. It does seem like you get dice-shanked a lot, although that could just be the editing.

And the party crawls off the lick its wounds... what will they do next?
 

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Connieparts said:
This is the best picture I can find online of my d20.
Doesn't look that much like it, but damn, would it ever make a great necklace (if it stopped rolling in my favor)

Wait...your die is AFRAID of being turned into your dangly necklace pendant?!?

Remind it this is the reward for service, the final "thank you thou good and faithful servant".

It should be honored and awed to end it's days in such a way, when most are tossed into forgotten dusty corners to be cat toys, vacuumed up or placed in the microwave.

And it reminds the next set of what retirement awaits, should they only roll well.
 

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Tom Roberts said:
Connieparts said:
This is the best picture I can find online of my d20.
Doesn't look that much like it, but damn, would it ever make a great necklace (if it stopped rolling in my favor)

Wait...your die is AFRAID of being turned into your dangly necklace pendant?!?

Remind it this is the reward for service, the final "thank you thou good and faithful servant".

It should be honored and awed to end it's days in such a way, when most are tossed into forgotten dusty corners to be cat toys, vacuumed up or placed in the microwave.

And it reminds the next set of what retirement awaits, should they only roll well.
Wait--microwave? Now I really wanna know what happens to dice when you microwave them.
 

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mandymorbid said:
Dum dum dum!

Excited now for this Wednesday's (new) episode. Tee hee.
Well yes i... oh, hi Mandy!
I am more than exited, after all I've started to connect with the crew so to speak.
And now, I'll quote a YouTube user:
"At first i was like, I've seen better. Then I was like, lol. That's better"
 

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mandymorbid said:
Wait--microwave? Now I really wanna know what happens to dice when you microwave them.
The same thing that happens to the army men whose fate they decide.

On a less horrific topic, I got curious recently and went around to read some of the rules for 4th edition, and wasn't wowed by anything until I got a look at a couple of the new classes (which were lovingly, helpfully spread across roughly $150 worth of books) and got to wondering if or how Mr. Sabbath and the rest of the crew feel about hybrid/prestige/new fangled classes given your rule system. I've only ever played standard 3.5 rules, so if it's a silly question, be gentle.
 

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Shinigami214 said:
mandymorbid said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
stormyfs said:
Programmed_For_Damage said:
Is that Justine's real eye colour or are those contacts? I just noticed how blue they are when she was talking to the camera.
Confirming that I also thought "Jesus christ, those are stunningly BLUE."
Stunning alright! I was watching it on a pissy monitor and almost fell off my chair they popped so much. Doesn't hurt she's an adorable person as well.
She's just as stunning and adorable without the extra blue contacts.
/signed. Twice over. She single? (kidding! sort of. maybe?) :p

Re Frankie's dice. I have a hate/loathing relationship with d20s. I'll unfailing roll 20s when in just messing around, but come game-time and I see more ones than binary code.

Getting my own dice was great only because it allowed me to freely fling them across the room or out of the window whenever they didn't cooperate.
Justine is gorgeous! Love love love her!!

The dice hate me too. I need to like, figure some way my wiccan friend can enchant them:p
 

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question:

whats the song that is playing in the video, while the death of satines' charater is happening???

thanks in advance... i hope
 

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scarius said:
question:

whats the song that is playing in the video, while the death of satines' charater is happening???

thanks in advance... i hope
The Sword "The Sundering"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l87qr_Vuzb0
 

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Zak Sabbath said:
scarius said:
question:

whats the song that is playing in the video, while the death of satines' charater is happening???

thanks in advance... i hope
The Sword "The Sundering"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l87qr_Vuzb0

thanks Zak
 

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mandymorbid said:
Tom Roberts said:
Connieparts said:
This is the best picture I can find online of my d20.
Doesn't look that much like it, but damn, would it ever make a great necklace (if it stopped rolling in my favor)

Wait...your die is AFRAID of being turned into your dangly necklace pendant?!?

Remind it this is the reward for service, the final "thank you thou good and faithful servant".

It should be honored and awed to end it's days in such a way, when most are tossed into forgotten dusty corners to be cat toys, vacuumed up or placed in the microwave.

And it reminds the next set of what retirement awaits, should they only roll well.
Wait--microwave? Now I really wanna know what happens to dice when you microwave them.
One note from a troubled young adulthood.. be sure the dice you are microwaveing do NOT have metal sparkles inside them, or metal paint in the number holes, or are not made of metal.

As I can testify these things are not always obvious (well, except for one) and they lead to really bad things for your relationship with your current microwave. It's even possible it may lead to really, really bad things with all your stuff and the place you live.

Particularly if the plastic has melted a bit before the sparks jump and flaming liquid plastic goes everywhere inside your friend (and DM's) microwave. Though that's probaly avoidable if you don't set the timer with the extra '0' to turn one minute into 10.

Anyway since then, it's been only solid plastic for me. :)
And don't try this at home kiddies (Unless your names are Tory, Grant & Kari or Adam and Jamie)
 

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hm... I may be mistaken, but aren't there spellbooks, scrolls, wands, rods and clerics capable of "Animate corpse", "Miracle", "Wish", "Raise dead", "Ressurection" or "True ressurection" for the reward of (spell level * caster level) * const golden pieces?
Not to mention that sometimes a victim of a violent untimely death returns as undead?

EDIT: My bad, if the party just obtained the magic missile, it probably doesn't have resources and levels enough for epic-tier stuff :)
 

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mandymorbid said:
Wait--microwave? Now I really wanna know what happens to dice when you microwave them.
Apparently they grow more sides... that's how the D20 was created in the first place.
 

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Hm, "Kicked in the Dicebags" does not seem to be for me based on episode 63. I enjoyed the very beginning up till about 1:15, though. Then I realized I only listen to podcasts when I'm in the car. Thanks for the mention though.
 

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Satine, sorry for your loss, she will be forever mourned and emblazoned in the memories of those that survive.

Such a well handled death. Truly moving.

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This argument, unfortunately, could not be made about one of the other games we've played where I let a vampire eat my friends while I bathed in blood in the name of eternal love. I admit, I totally let that happen.

xoxo

I want to hear this story! Sounds pretty crazy awesome, though sad for your friends.
 

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Wow. Satine's death sequence was beautiful in a storytelling perspective, horrifying from a player's perspective and satisfying from a gamemaster's perspective... job well done, Zak. The music just made the impact hit all the more.

Way to take it like a player, Satine.
 

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I know all the music is by The Sword, but does anyone know the specific track the death scene used?