Jan 12, 2014
JourneyQuest & The Gamers
Review #24 – Free Web Series
Zombie Orpheus Entertainment presents: JourneyQuest and the Gamers
Today's review is about two web series and the people that make them possible. ZOE is a group that works with “creator distributed, fan supported” content. Their work is available for free; and even though they use online fundraising right now to finance their series, their goal is to organize a supporter base to work with. You can read more about that and how to participate here.
Now, about the series that caught my eye:
JourneyQuest is about a useless mage, a fighter whose best achievements are madein ignorance, a poor cleric (you’ll see why, I won’t spoil it) and an elven ranger maybe to serious to hang out with this crew. Their story is being chronicled by a bard fresh from bard school (she is the one that comes up with the series’ title) when they stumble upon the plot.
It’s a comedy with characters that are not only actually funny, but really engaging. Most of us have seen the same fantasy “RPG-like” story enough to almost hate it. That’s definitely not what happens here. Check out seasons one and two. I’m eagerly waiting for season 3.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have The Gamers. Instead of telling a straight fantasy tale, it’s about the RPG players. We start with a pretty frustrated group looking to freshen up their game.
The series focuses on both the “at the table” behavior and “off the table” behavior of the characters; taking us through familiar gaming scenes, good and bad ones, with a funny spin.
Seasons One and Two are about a classic DnD gaming group, while season Three draws upon trading card games and big conventions. It’s like a sitcom, whose main characters are gamers (hence the title).
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- The Storeman