Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This will be my last blog post...

Yup.. that title is correct... this will be my last blog post gang...

Because the new site that hopefully should be up sometime this week will host the blog directly on it. If your heart skipped a beat, I apologize for the night late (or early morning?) troll. I just finished the intro I been putting off doing for a "newish" show called Two Player. Basically, me and Roamin had so much fun with the GRr Podcast magika specials that we said "Hey, lets just do more of this shit." Because it's so easy for the both of us to just play a game for a couple a hours, we already have months worth of podcasts.

In fact, if I was to stop and do nothing but put whats already uploaded and ready to be released, releasing one of these videos a day. Beaten Super Minecraft/Two Player, there would be silly video game movies to watch for months! I know a lot of you want the Unforgotten Realms more then anything and next week I should have an episode out for you guys assuming I get the website out this week which I am working my butt off to do. The first episode of me and Roamins "Two Player" show will be out later today once KillerKitten {soon to name change to Sugar on the forums} is done updating the site, it's honestly a lot of fun and we play a classic of all classics.

So as I mentioned on the soon to be Read Only forums as will have a new forums coming with the site again, I have a sort of "Community" project in the mix I'm gonna throw out there for those of you who read the blog. While animating some stuff for Unforgotten Realms a couple weeks back, I started watching the YogCast. Basically, these guys do a bunch of video game podcasts but gained a ton of popularity ever since there minecraft movies. Essentially they made a couple movies about them exploring minecraft and slowly turned it into this show where two guys who aren't roleplaying are in a roleplaying world. I absolutely loved it because it screams the Rob character and Unforgotten Realms to me.

While talking to Roamin about this, we somehow stumbled on the idea of playing Dungeons and Dragons in Minecraft. Like any big D&D fan who plays MMOs, me and Roamin were VERY EXCITED when 4.0 first came out and they started talking about this "Live" table to play with. Me and Roamin live as far away as we pretty much possibly can in North America, so this live table was huge for us. I remember even back then we were making plans to record our sessions of D&D for internet videos and this was back before the Unforgotten Realms reboots I believe. So when the light bulb of Minecraft+D&D came on, it came on really bright. I will be DMing the games and we won't be playing a "real" form of D&D to deal with balance issues, gameplay and the overall entertainment of it, but it will be in the spirit of it! Our players will be Roamin, Gaary, and the soon to be introduced Shay who will be our token girl in the D&D game, because I figured the only thing better then Roamin and Gaary is to give them someone to harass.

As this game will be built in minecraft, I'll need the help of the community to prebuild the world and dungeons. Will be having some "Build" days where I'll open up a server and ventrillo to those who sign up in advance and are interested in helping prepare the world for our three adventurers to explore. I'm super excited and it's going to be a lot of fun so when the new site comes out make sure you watch the NEW blog and NEW forums!

High five guys.

PS: The goal of the new site is to not only release something every single day of the week, but even moreso then that. Right now I'm getting to the point where we have too much stuff and I wanna put out some different videos every day if possible, because of this the current site design isn't really setup to showcase a bunch of videos in the small boxes really.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tons of stuff this week, next week and so forth.

New Unforgotten Realms this friday as well as some special GRR Podcasts and Minecraft? Oh boy lots of content incoming.

But before I talk about that lets go over some viewer mail.

"Dear Rob,

You have released any episodes. I hate you and you family.

Signed Lots of People"

Emails like there came in by the truck load over the last couple months. Heres the jist of what happened. I finished the most recent episode, some friendly dudes wanted to buy the show, said friendly dudes backed out after I put a bunch of work into new episodes, Holidays came. I mean I have no idea why I havn't released any of the content I made before Christmas in the last month in a half, but time was just slipping through my fingers and things I needed to do first just kept coming up.

Okay so Minecraft. So about two weekends ago, I decided to try out some single player minecraft, as I explain in the first episode, I have never played single player and I decided to play it with some hardcore style mods enabled. For some reason I also decided to record it encase things turned out amazing and they turned out amazing. After two nights of playing, I had basically 12 hours of footage. What the hell do I do with 12 hours of footage? Most of it being hilarious? Well because of filesize limitations on websites like blip and youtube, episodes really can't be longer then 30 minutes without hurting quality so every Monday and Tuesday will be doing Minecraft episodes! For a long time! Let me know if you dudes like this sort of stuff and I'll make it something to do for as long as it's fun.

And then Roamin and Gaary decided last weekend that we should play some video games and when playing video games I should record them. Me and Roamin went through and found so much hilarious stuff to play we recorded a beat em up game called Cadillacs and Dinosaurs which was awesome, but the first set of GRR Gaming Podcasts will be throwing up is us playing Magika. I know, I know, a bunch of british dudes (Who are awesome) just did this and honestly after seeing that video it was Gaary who straight wanted to do the same thing, but in my defense I tried getting Roamin and Gaary to get the game day one. They just didn't think it was that cool until they found out we could kill each other.

So yeah. Episode 49 this Friday like I said. I should be releasing UR episodes up to the end of the season every Friday or other Friday, but sometimes these things just take time. A bunch of me and my buddies playing video games may help fill in some gaps for stuff you dudes can watch. Oh also theres a Roamin the Paladin T-Shirt in the store. I haven't really been advertising it yet, as I am waiting for stuff to pick up, but it's there if you want one!