Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hallowbolean Issues

So I wake up Saturday Morning (Halloween), to find my computer won't turn on. This bothers me because my fiancée's computer just recently had the same problem last week. So I started to wonder if it was something malicious the two of us might have gotten but then I did found out my PChad had been running at nearly 90 degrees all night and that's when I realized the heating for my office is right next to my PC.


I cooled it off and it looks like I didn't break anything, but now I'm going to have to reorganize some stuff around the office here to make sure this doesn't happen again. Either way it delayed the Hallowbolean Episode most of the day, which really sucks since I wanted to get it up nice and early for everyone to be able to see, but didn't end up getting on the site till 9pm EST. Oh well, it doesn't have much of a Halloween theme to it anyway. So I'm sure most of you will enjoy it anyway.

The DVD is set to be released in the next 25 days which worries me, as things are taking much longer then I thought. This week I'll be working on get the Master Copy for the first DVD in the bundle that contains all the episodes and commentary. Some of the episodes have had their scenes redone. For example, Timmy the Evil is in a lair a bit more Evil then just a room with nothing in it but shadows. Hopefully I'll have it done by the end of the week because I need the time to get started on the bonus features. I really don't want to delay the release of the DVD but at the same time I don't want to give you guys a product that doesn't totally kick ass. The Halloween episode will end up being on the DVD but I do still plan on adding some other exclusive Roamin and Gaary cartoons in the same fashion. I'll wait till we get closer to the final date to see if any delays need to happen but I'll try my hardest to get copies sent out before Christmas (You overseas folks might not get it till the New Year but I'm trying hard to not let that happen).

Another thing you guys might notice about the Roamin and Gaary Halloween episode is "THE QUALITY"! Back on the Escapist the episodes really paid using that video player, but now using, you guys will really get to see the episodes in all their golden glory. Season One, Two, and Three of Unforgotten Realms will get updated once their respective DVDs come out. And due to contract obligations I still have with the Escapist, I can't yet, but I plan on releasing all my content in this video quality. Some of you might be saying to yourself "But Rob Exclamation Mark, Why buy the DVD if you are going to give us high quality web cartoons?". Well Steve or whatever you are calling yourself these days, I suspect a lot of people who buy the DVD don't buy it for just high quality versions of the episodes which is why I try to offer tons and tons of bonus content that will give you a lot of reasons to want to buy future DVDs. Also, a lot of fans simply bought the DVD for more episodes to be released because they love the show so much so hopefully putting out Quality web cartoons doesn't kill me in the long run!

Speaking of all you cool guys and gals but mostly guys who pre-ordered the DVD. You people are awesome. I'm not at liberty to say how many I have sold so far, but I can say that starting in the New Year Season three will most defiantly be continuing and if things keep up you can expect a Season Four! I haven't started advertising it on places like Newgrounds and Youtube and other channels I have some fans, but when it's released we might see another surge of 10% or 15% which would just be fantastic.

Last but not least. It's November! Lots of cool content is coming to the site this month and lots of it is still in the works. The First ever Unforgotten Realms web comic comes out this Tuesday and then again Thursday and the following week I'll be started a Live Show on Mondays. The idea for the live show was originally going to be just me playing video games with the fans but I'm starting to really consider some other ideas. I might make the live show simply a couple hours of me working on the Unforgotten Realms game due to the fact this gets two things accomplished, one it gives me spare time to work on something I never have time for and two it gives you guys a glimpse of something to see in the future! We'll see what happens, as I'm still deciding what next week will bring us, but hopefully it ends up being something totally badass!


  1. I would love to see The u realms game being worked on live, but if for some reason you stick with Monday night gaming play
    I wanna be the guy!

    One of the hardest free internet games out there and if you can beat it then you are the most legendary of all legends.

  2. Jeremy is a smart man. Watching you play IWBTG would probably be one of the funniest things ever, haha.

    And I'm buying a DVD tomorrow Rob! :D