Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LARPing meets The Office (and a bunch of talented Canadians) with One Hit Die

What do you get when you cross the tongue-in-cheek LARP-centric humor of The Gamers with the banal 'so what?' delivery of The Office?

Either The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising, or the new high-fantasy web series One Hit Die of course!

Fresh out of Canada - the land that brought you Lloyd the Conqueror - One Hit Die is a fresh take on the early days of a D&D campaign that will resonate with anyone who's ever quibbled over experience points with a tyrannical dungeon master before.

Following a group of dysfunctional adventurers just setting out on their first quest, One Hit Die mixes geek humor with a dry wit that might take a while for you to appreciate.  You'll fall under its spell immediately (no saving throw allowed) once you realize that you've probably had the same arguments and conversations with your friends over a handful of d20s and d10s.

Presented with the same world weariness of The Office, the jokes One Hit Die are more droll than sidesplitting... but that's all part of the charm.

The only problem with The Office analogy is that there's no Dwight Schrute foil for the heroes to play against - but there are plenty of goblins for the heroes to score jokes (an XP!) off of.

 Currently, One Hit Die is four episodes into its run which means it has a little over twelve minutes of material to share with the world.  It's well worth keeping an eye on (and subscribing to!), however, since it's like a mini installment of Role Models or Knights of Badassdom.

If you're interested in the series, you can check out its official web page or click the hell out of its YouTube channel.