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D&D General Legend of Vox Machina Trailer Released



Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina will be released on Amazon streaming in batches of three episodes. Season 1 will release on Amazon Prime Video as follows:
  • Friday, January 28th: Episodes 1-3
  • Friday, February 4th: Episodes 4-6
  • Friday, February 11th: Episodes 7-9
  • Friday, February 18th: Episodes 10-12
 
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Vaalingrade

Legend
To be honest, I could barely get through the first book of WoT. Even so, the first episode left me scratching my head wi some of the changes.

Was that an 80's thing? I thought it was more of a early 2000's trend. Harry Potter being one of the worst offenders.
That was a typo. I meant 90's, though it hit its stride in the 2000's.
 

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The Expanse started as a home-brew game. Then was turned into a series of very successful novels. And got a boost from George RR Martin. Then it became a TV series. Then it became an RPG. It didn’t start as a TV series that was an adaptation of an existing RPG.
If I remember right, his d20 Modern home game was a way one of the authors salvaged all the lore from his failed his video game pitch. So getting an Expanse video game would be putting a bow on top.

Either way, The Expanse joins the worlds of Malzan and Midkemia/Kelewan as home games that made it big time.

Remember kids! You two can turn your own campaign into a best selling novel series or more. It just takes talent, discipline, luck and 10 years. Probably a very long 10 years.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Until fairly recently, people expected that a cartoon was meant for children and would be surprised and upset when the content was not kid appropriate.
I mean, I'm only 36, but "cartoons can be for adults or a broad age range" has been the case near as long as I can remember. But I grew up with the first big wave of Anime.
 


The books are thick, but so good, and they end tying it all together elegantly.
Personally, I got to WoT at about the time when most fantasy trope passed onto being fantasy clichés for me. I read the first book, enjoyed it but passed on reading the rest. I didn't read another book series for a long time until GoT.

And eventually that one embittered me from committing to a series again for another decade or so.

What got me back on the trilogy train? Jade City, which got picked up by streaming Peacock. It's the alternate dimension The Godfather meets wire-fu (wuxia) that you never knew you needed.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Personally, I got to WoT at about the time when most fantasy trope passed onto being fantasy clichés for me. I read the first book, enjoyed it but passed on reading the rest. I didn't read another book series for a long time until GoT.

And eventually that one embittered me from committing to a series again for another decade or so.

What got me back on the trilogy train? Jade City, which got picked up by streaming Peacock. It's the alternate dimension The Godfather meets wire-fu (wuxia) that you never knew you needed.
I was fortunate to start the books at 15, when all things were fresh and new, with 8 books to read straight through in a Summer week.

The astounding thing is, after digressing for 14 books, it ties together in the end. The journey is fun, and the destination worth the ride.
 

Reynard

Legend
I was fortunate to start the books at 15, when all things were fresh and new, with 8 books to read straight through in a Summer week.

The astounding thing is, after digressing for 14 books, it ties together in the end. The journey is fun, and the destination worth the ride.
I distinctly remember being near the end of book 3 and calling my brother who was on book 6 or 7 and asking him if these were, in fact, the same book over and over. He confirmed, so I dropped it right there.

My philosophy on epic fantasy is that if Tolkien only needed about 1200 pages to tell The Lord of the Rings, any other that uses more than that -- especially a bunch of 1200 page books -- is being self indulgent.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I distinctly remember being near the end of book 3 and calling my brother who was on book 6 or 7 and asking him if these were, in fact, the same book over and over. He confirmed, so I dropped it right there.

My philosophy on epic fantasy is that if Tolkien only needed about 1200 pages to tell The Lord of the Rings, any other that uses more than that -- especially a bunch of 1200 page books -- is being self indulgent.
They really aren't, though all things go in cycles. The wheel weaves as the wheel wills. But the books do ahave a fantastic end.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
I distinctly remember being near the end of book 3 and calling my brother who was on book 6 or 7 and asking him if these were, in fact, the same book over and over. He confirmed, so I dropped it right there.

My philosophy on epic fantasy is that if Tolkien only needed about 1200 pages to tell The Lord of the Rings, any other that uses more than that -- especially a bunch of 1200 page books -- is being self indulgent.
And, if we're being honest, even Tolkien could have used an editor because, in quite a few places, he was being self-indulgent as well.
 


Reynard

Legend
And, if we're being honest, even Tolkien could have used an editor because, in quite a few places, he was being self-indulgent as well.
I have read The Lord of the Rings a number of times, but I have failed to read it a number of times as well, and I almost always fail at the same point: The Old Forest. Man is that a LONG chapter...
 


King Babar

God Learner
And, if we're being honest, even Tolkien could have used an editor because, in quite a few places, he was being self-indulgent as well.
I think it's less self-indulgence and more that he didn't really have a clear idea of where the trilogy was going, exactly. The first book really comes together in Rivendell (maybe post-Bree).

Okay, the songs are a bit self-indulgent.

I've been rereading the books and Fellowship drags in the beginning but both Two Towers and Return of the King are chef's kiss.
 








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