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TV Shows in a D&D World

Ell-Egypto

Explorer
If there were such an item like our television (i.e. a device that allowed a roomful of
persons to watch a cultural or entertainment show) in a D&D type fantasy world:

What would be some of the shows on the schedule ? (Greyhawk Preferred, but any thing OK)

I don't care how the thing works, just what the content is. Can be serious or parody.
Here's some easy samples to get the ball rolling:


:n: I DREAM of DJINNI – A handsome but unwise Spelljammer Captain stays landside now, due to his crashlanding in a desert, and then freeing a female djinn, and she now calls him Master all the time. They try to blend in with regular Greyhawk society, and hijinks ensue.



:cool: GHOST-BREAKERS – Three alchemists invent weapons that can knock out insubstantial undead, along with trapping them, and they (along with a hired hand and a mouthy secretary) make quite a name for themselves cleaning out haunted castles.



B-) FURYONDURAMA – An old alchemist runs a spelljamming delivery service, and his bumbling crew: The half-cyclops girl, the anachronistic commoner, the expert bureaucrat,the warforged rascal, and the crustacien healer. Each week a new cargo and a new destination promises new opportunities for trouble.
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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SURVIVOR: really, no change.

THE SLOWEST LOSER: large people are challenged to lose weight by having to run obstacle courses chased by progressively faster predatory creatures. Very popular in Thay.

WIZARD WARS: illusionists are challenged to best each other by creating the most believable phantasms.

IDOL: a popularity contest to see which demigod will ascend to greater heights in their respective pantheons.

THE WALKING DEAD: a documentary series meant to educate the masses about identifying kinds of undead and surviving encounters with them.

S.W.A.T.: reality series showing the daily activities of the Special Wizardry And Tactics divisions of the city watches in various major cities.

ARTIFACTS ROAD SHOW: a traveling group of appraisers inform regular people the values and powers (if any) of their supposed treasures. Disturbingly, several past participants on the show have disappeared or been found murdered...
 
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Ell-Egypto

Explorer
Monday Night Blood Bowl
- weekly regional match-ups of scheduled mayhem on the pitch.


The Six Million Gold Piece Man
- a heavily maimed but valiant warrior is pieced back together with magical implants after
a run-in with a silver dragon; and with his also heavily augmented girlfriend, they fight crime !


The Cockatrice Family
- a family troupe of bards, led by their widowed mother, tour the realms singing popular songs
they travel in a long multi-colored wagon, on which their heraldry is a cutesy avian monster


The Blackmoor Hillbillies
- a rustic and uncultured barbarian family find a wealth producing artifact, and move from their wilderness home
to the big city, to mix in with regular Greyhawk society


Seven Geishas for Seven Samurai
- a fatherless family of brothers tries to run the shogun's castle & lands,
while various wives and courtesans try to help or interfere. musical.


The Greatest Ophidian Hero
- a regular paladin acquires an artifact armor that gives him extra strange and reptilian powers,
but he can't find the scroll with the naga command words


That 370s Show
- retro humor as present day viewers get a glimpse of the life and struggles of a family living in the dark ages


Third Rock in the Sphere
- The show is about four spell-jamming mindflayers who are on an expedition to Oerth,
which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The aliens pose as a humanoid family to
observe the behavior of regular Greyhawk society
 

Mark CMG

Creative Mountain Games
Castle -
A female constable and male amanuensis team up to solve murders.


The Mordy Project -
. . . follows the life of Mordenkainen as a young wizard trying to find love and a career at the same time in the big city.


Elementalry -
Once you eliminate the earth, water, air, and fire, whatever is left, must be the show!
 
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Mark CMG

Creative Mountain Games
Two and a Half Minotaurs -
Two part man and part bull brothers try to raise an actual calf while learning a little about themselves along the way.


Undercover BBEG -
A major villain disguises himself as a minion to see how the other half dies.


2 Broke Ghouls -
. . . follows the misadventures of a couple of low-level undead, who are both poor, and their efforts to start a healing potion business. For some reason, one of them owns a Nightmare.
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
E.'S TENTACLES: an animated show about one mage's obsession with what he can do with this tentacle-themed spells. (late night.)

LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE: a famous bard uses magic to reanimate the bodies of his favorite performers of ages past, and broadcasts the resulting concerts.
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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D'OHG, THE BOUNTY HUNTER: a hound archon makes a living by bringing escaped evil outsiders back into the hands of The Authorities for..."adjudication".

THE ROCK GNOME FILES: a diminutive private investigator has many adventures while forwarding the interests of his clients

LITTLE HUT IN THE TAIGA: stories from the childhood of Baba Yaga
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
SOLID GOLD: a Dwarven capoiera combat show featuring popular Dwarven war chants for the fighter/dancers to spar to- usually played on steel drums and bagpipes. Prizes go not only the best combatants, but also the best dancers. If one combatant is chosen best in BOTH categories, he receives a bar of Solid Gold.

IRON CHEF: Dwarven cooks compete before a panel of judges to create memorable meals under war-camp conditions, including attacks by raiders and incoming (slightly blunted) missile fire, necessitating the wearing of heavy armor. Winners are given an officer's commission in the Food Corps of the Dwarven military branch of their choice. (Factoid: many winners choose Navy, which is odd since most Dwarven navies are quite small and rarely see action.)
 

Dude, What's My Alignment?
Contestants try to guess the alignment of guests simply by the guests actions. Strangely this show often ends in violence. Hosted by a Mr. Godwin.

Home Shopping Network
Hosts hawk magical items and equipment of all types which viewers can purchase and have shipped to them rather than walk to the market.

Constables
Law enforcement officers across the Flanaess are shown in the performance of their duties. "All suspects are guilty until proven innocent in a gladiatorial arena."
 


Dannyalcatraz

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KING OF UNDERHILL: a humorous slice-of-life animated series about a middle-caste fey, his family, and friends.

FIENDS: a humorous slice-of-life series about a group of middle-caste evil outsiders

SIGNS FELL: a show about omens that meant nothing
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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THE ODIN COUPLE: On November 13, Zeus was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that someday, he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his friend, Odin. Sometime earlier, Odin's wife had thrown him out, requesting that he never return. Can two divorced gods share an apartment without driving each other crazy?

*Dah dum dah da da daaaaaa
Da da daa da da daaaa daaaa*
 

Ell-Egypto

Explorer
shows being canceled this fall:

MUTUAL of ONNWAL's WILD DUNGEON
REMINGTON MITHRIL
BIG PARTY DUNGEON with NIA TIEFLING
ATTACK of the KILLER TOJANIDAS
DOWN & OUT IN BARBARIAN HILLS
 

Dannyalcatraz

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MODRON FAMILY: mocumentary-style comedy focused on the lives of modron a cut off from Mechanus, residing instead in the City of Lost Angels.

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: Chef Gorgon Ramsey helps other cooks save their taverns and inns by helping them exorcise the horses from hell that have been teaching them otherworldly recipes and horrible techniques when they sleep.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
GRELLS BEHAVING BADLY: is a reality comedy television show which presents a group of grells playing pranks on unsuspecting victims.
 



Dannyalcatraz

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XEG BOX: couples experiencing intimacy trouble consult therapists for a therapeutic solution. If none is reached in 40 minutes, the couple are thrown into a semi-opaque cube with a Xeg-yi. If they survive the experience, they are given a 1 week stay in a posh tavern.
 

Ell-Egypto

Explorer
Myth Busters!
A pair of royal magistrates
that police legendary creatures.


Papers & Paychecks
A show about six young friends and their pet unicorn who, after stumbling through a magic portal, are trapped in an eerie realm where magic doesn't work and have to struggle to make ends meet with only the assistance of the enigmatic Janitor.


What's My Mine?
- Dwarfish game show where contestants
have to work out what sort of smelting, panning,
or mineral extraction the guest does for a living.
 

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