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Post by Tawmis » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:20 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:Short but sweet. I like it. :)
I like Peter's mispronouncing "Duergar" as "DROO-gar." ;) Also Grayson's repeated conviction that he can get them out of the cave... followed by silence. (Right, Grayson). ;)
Intriguing map. I'm not surprised that the "dragon" tells them to stay away from the duergar and driders. Those things are bad news when you're as low-level as Peter and Grayson are.
Also... what? :shock: So the dragon isn't a dragon? So who is he? Looks like a cleric or mage of some kind? But - wait...... usually only rangers can transform into animals. So is he a ranger?
Anyway, I like it. Thanks! :) Bring on the next one...... ;)
You got Peter and Grayson reversed :lol:

The blue and white map look is a reference to old D&D maps from 1st and 2nd Edition modules. (It's explained in the Easter Eggs portion of the site; because even the skulls on the map are an Easter Egg). For example, the classic Keep on the Borderlands module had a map that looked like this. So I thought it'd be fun to make a map that was a "harken" back to the days of old. (There's a site that can auto-generate random dungeons that I used to generate the map; and I've used for some dungeons for my own campaign!)

As for the mention of Driders and Duergar - you know there's a reason they're specifically mentioned on the map. We know that Pawl the Dorf ran into the Duergar...

As for the Dragon, he is indeed, still a dragon. It's simply a polymorph spell to assume human guise, and travel more easily among cities and what not, while keeping an eye on Peter and Grayson. The real questions is - what is this dragon's interest IN Peter and Grayson? Why care about them at all? :)

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:19 am

Hmmm... maybe he decided that they need someone to watch over them, and having been stuck in the cave for so long, he decides to have an adventure of his own? ;)

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:32 am

Is it finished, then? Awwww, I'll miss Peter and Grayson. Yibbida yibbida, that's all folks? :(

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Post by Tawmis » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:37 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:Is it finished, then? Awwww, I'll miss Peter and Grayson. Yibbida yibbida, that's all folks? :(
No. Not over. Just an overly long, drawn out fight with the host provider. Will continue after this holiday weekend, now that the fight's settled.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:58 am

Hmm... was the holiday weekend Thanksgiving? Or did you mean Christmas? *puzzled*

We don't have Thanksgiving here in the wonderful land of Oz (nor any wizards, either). ;)

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Post by Tawmis » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:53 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:Hmm... was the holiday weekend Thanksgiving? Or did you mean Christmas? *puzzled*

We don't have Thanksgiving here in the wonderful land of Oz (nor any wizards, either). ;)
Hah. Yes. Thanksgiving. Because we had Thurs & Friday off of work, but booked with plans.

So hoping to get a new episode done this weekend. :)

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Post by Tawmis » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:46 pm

Freaking-A. Finally at long last...
Episode 25: The New Recruits.
This episode focuses on Andrea the Assassin and Daniel the Destructive as they continue their pursuit of Peter the Ranger and Grayson the Fighter - along the way, the deadly duo recruits some new members to their cause.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:39 am

Intriguing that Andrea wants to coerce the goblins to serve them. Props to her for not just slaughtering them out of hand, I guess - like every RPG game ever forces you to do (with very, VERY few exceptions).

Was Daniel quoting joke punchlines? "Poker? I never even met 'er" and so on? ;)

:lol: These goblins are sassy. Too bad for them that they don't know who they're dealing with.

Poor goblins... :( "My spleen! Has anyone seen my spleen?" But I don't get it - did Daniel actually summon a stone golem to kill them, or...? Because at the end of that sequence, there are exactly as many goblins as there were before.

LOL @ goblins wanting more money. That's right - they're minor characters, not supporting cast.

What Union are they talking about, again? *scratches head*

A fun episode, as usual. :) I notice that the closing music is different this time. Is this something that will keep happening?

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Post by Tawmis » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:02 pm

I loved doing this episode; because rarely do you ever get to see things from the villain's perspective. It's "The villain shows up, the heroes defeat the villain!"

With Neverending Nights, I wanted to give the villains some spot light time...
Rath Darkblade wrote: Intriguing that Andrea wants to coerce the goblins to serve them. Props to her for not just slaughtering them out of hand, I guess - like every RPG game ever forces you to do (with very, VERY few exceptions).
It's true! RPGs always make you kill goblins... but our show, I wanted to show that even the goblins have personalities...!
Rath Darkblade wrote: Was Daniel quoting joke punchlines? "Poker? I never even met 'er" and so on? ;)
Yes. We told Mario (the voice actor) to just ramble things off - I took some of the better things and used them to show he's just non stop talking, like when he first met Andrea.
Rath Darkblade wrote: :lol: These goblins are sassy. Too bad for them that they don't know who they're dealing with.
They will learn quickly!
Rath Darkblade wrote: Poor goblins... :( "My spleen! Has anyone seen my spleen?" But I don't get it - did Daniel actually summon a stone golem to kill them, or...? Because at the end of that sequence, there are exactly as many goblins as there were before.
These were goblins on the dance floor - that can be seen in some scenes, to the side of the main goblins.

And he did summon it - but he didn't expect his magic to actually work.
Rath Darkblade wrote: LOL @ goblins wanting more money. That's right - they're minor characters, not supporting cast.
What Union are they talking about, again? *scratches head*
A worker's union - that's... Here. Explaining a worker's union.
Rath Darkblade wrote: A fun episode, as usual. :) I notice that the closing music is different this time. Is this something that will keep happening?
The ending music in this episode was because it was a "villain" episode; so Travis who made the music for Season 2 and onward, had made a theme specifically for Andrea. So I wanted the episode to end with a darker, more somber tone, which is Andrea's theme.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:22 am

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Rath Darkblade wrote:LOL @ goblins wanting more money. That's right - they're minor characters, not supporting cast. What Union are they talking about, again? *scratches head*
A worker's union - that's... Here. Explaining a worker's union.
Thanks for the link, but... er... I know what a Union is. ;) I was just wondering what union the goblins belong to, because their squeaky ultra-high voices make them a little hard to understand.
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Rath Darkblade wrote: A fun episode, as usual. :) I notice that the closing music is different this time. Is this something that will keep happening?
The ending music in this episode was because it was a "villain" episode; so Travis who made the music for Season 2 and onward, had made a theme specifically for Andrea. So I wanted the episode to end with a darker, more somber tone, which is Andrea's theme.
OK... hmm. It's too bad that Andrea (and presumably Daniel) are to be the 'villains' in this piece. I thought that when they catch up with Peter and Grayson - after the usual hilarious shenanigans and misunderstandings - they might, perhaps, even join forces. That would give P&G a realistic chance of actually succeeding in their quest! :twisted:

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Rath Darkblade wrote: Thanks for the link, but... er... I know what a Union is. ;) I was just wondering what union the goblins belong to, because their squeaky ultra-high voices make them a little hard to understand.
OooOoooo. It's supposed to be like an Actor's Union. Because the goblins frequently break the 4th Wall.
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Rath Darkblade wrote: A fun episode, as usual. :) I notice that the closing music is different this time. Is this something that will keep happening?
The ending music in this episode was because it was a "villain" episode; so Travis who made the music for Season 2 and onward, had made a theme specifically for Andrea. So I wanted the episode to end with a darker, more somber tone, which is Andrea's theme.
OK... hmm. It's too bad that Andrea (and presumably Daniel) are to be the 'villains' in this piece. I thought that when they catch up with Peter and Grayson - after the usual hilarious shenanigans and misunderstandings - they might, perhaps, even join forces. That would give P&G a realistic chance of actually succeeding in their quest! :twisted:
Well, every hero needs a villain; and a hero is only as good as their villain is evil. So naturally, P&G needed villains. But, they don't know they have villains... so that's probably going to lead to something in the very near future... and as for P&G teaming up with A&D... well, time will tell. :)

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:47 am

Hmm. The only reason that I suggest that P&G would team up with A&D is because A is the daughter of a female demon (I think)??? Definitely someone not to be messed with, at any rate. So if this entity is the ultimate villainness, then P&G will need all the support they can get! :)

Let's see how this pans out. I'm just conjecturing at the moment... ;)

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Rath Darkblade wrote:Hmm. The only reason that I suggest that P&G would team up with A&D is because A is the daughter of a female demon (I think)??? Definitely someone not to be messed with, at any rate. So if this entity is the ultimate villainness, then P&G will need all the support they can get! :)
Let's see how this pans out. I'm just conjecturing at the moment... ;)
Heh... Andrea's true origin will be revealed before Season 2 ends (which we're currently on; Season 2 ends with Episode 42, so there's plenty of time still left as I build her up!)... And there's more to her "Mother"... Most definitely more... the truth about her is also revealed by the end of Season 2. :)

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Post by Collector » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:11 pm

When do they take on Negan?
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Post by Tawmis » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:56 am

Collector wrote:When do they take on Negan?
I think him and Lucille would be a tad too violent for our wanna be heroes. :)

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