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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP-Mc2q8p2g

Some good stuff... and one REALLY good thing.

(Hint: It's C&C that he saves for last. And it's my book he shows (Classic Monsters). I feel like I have arrived.) :ugeek:

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DUDE!
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congrats, Kim!
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Pretty awesome, Kim!

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I show this vid to a bunch of my players last night, some of which were playtesters of this game we love so. It took until NOW, for some of them to realize that Castles & Crusades wasn't just some under-the-radar, no-name RPG. We fans are growing, loud, sometimes disturbing, and MIGHTY! Even Wil Wheaton thinks so. I mean, just look at his description of the game. Awesome.

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Awesomeness :)
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That settles it! My next C&C character will be a fighter named Wesley the Crusher. Heh.

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My computer bombs out a lot of times when I try to watch youtube videos. Can someone post Will's entire list?
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finarvyn wrote:My computer bombs out a lot of times when I try to watch youtube videos. Can someone post Will's entire list?
1. Primetime Adventures (TV showmaking RPG)
2. Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
3. Agents of Oblivion
4. Dungeon World
5. Penny for My Thoughts
6. Castles & Crusades (which he declares the "spiritual successor to AD&D")
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Fizz wrote:That settles it! My next C&C character will be a fighter named Wesley the Crusher. Heh.

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finarvyn wrote:My computer bombs out a lot of times when I try to watch youtube videos. Can someone post Will's entire list?
Download 'em then watch. It helps.
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Hey, we can plug C&C and X-plorers in the comments.
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Wow he really does get fired up and geeks out over C&C, even after all those other games. Very cool to see! Didn't someone post a screen-cap or such awhile back because they could see on the shelf behind Wil 1 or more C&C books? I don't know if he's talked much about C&C before this video, but it's always nice to see the word getting out.

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Kim, thanks for posting this.

This was the first gaming-related video my wife would watch, purely because of WW. He does a nice job of "capturing the spirit of the thing" (to quote the move, Slap Shot). Here's hoping it brings more attention to the C&C game. I'd love to see Wil do a video of a C&C game being run. Not sure if he does that. I've not followed his YouTube stuff before.
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Zudrak wrote:I'd love to see Wil do a video of a C&C game being run. Not sure if he does that. I've not followed his YouTube stuff before.
Actually he has ... he did a 2-part video where Chris Pramas was running Dragon Age for Wil, Chris Hardwick, Kevin Sussman, and Sam Witwer.

"TableTop Episode 19 pt. 1" http://youtu.be/Y-61i3R5y9Y
"TableTop Episode 19 pt. 2" http://youtu.be/He4xdGizuww

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Those are fun episodes.

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I would LOVE to see TableTop episodes of both C&C and Dungeon World!

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I did enjoy the Dragon Age play-thorugh on Tabletop. This seemed like a pretty typical convention style one-shot. While I think a regular, continuous style campaign would be fun, it's probably not that much for for the casual viewer. I would personally watch more sessions of Dragon Age, and especially C&C.

Maybe the Trolls could run a session or two for the gang over at Tabletop.

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Arakor wrote:
Zudrak wrote:I'd love to see Wil do a video of a C&C game being run. Not sure if he does that. I've not followed his YouTube stuff before.
Actually he has ... he did a 2-part video where Chris Pramas was running Dragon Age for Wil, Chris Hardwick, Kevin Sussman, and Sam Witwer.

"TableTop Episode 19 pt. 1" http://youtu.be/Y-61i3R5y9Y
"TableTop Episode 19 pt. 2" http://youtu.be/He4xdGizuww
Cool! Thanks, Arakor.

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I'll come back to this thread tonight and watch.
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Helo plays big-stupid fighter guy pretty well. ;)

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That's Crashdown, not Helo :)

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Oops. M'bad. Didn't he get kilotons of damage? It's been a while.

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I thought he was Starkiller?
he looks like Henry Rollins, either way.
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That definitely gives C&C some 'Street Cred'
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Fizz wrote:That settles it! My next C&C character will be a fighter named Wesley the Crusher. Heh.

-Fizz

I think I'll name the PC's home base the Village of Wheaton (which is of course known for it's prodigious cereal crops).

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Arvernian wrote:
Fizz wrote:That settles it! My next C&C character will be a fighter named Wesley the Crusher. Heh.

-Fizz

I think I'll name the PC's home base the Village of Wheaton (which is of course known for it's prodigious cereal crops).
This made me laugh. The first time I ever saw Wil Wheaton was on the back of a box of cereal for some promotion where, if you won, you got to have a walk-on role on ST:TNG with "Wesley Crusher." Of course, I didn't start watching (and enjoying) the show until many years later when it was in syndication.
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I always hated Wesley, but recently I'm a huge fan of Wil. That said, i haven't seen an ep of TNG in years, so maybe Wes isn't as annoying as I remember.
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Relaxo wrote:I always hated Wesley, but recently I'm a huge fan of Wil. That said, i haven't seen an ep of TNG in years, so maybe Wes isn't as annoying as I remember.
There's a certain amount of delicious irony watching it now...

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OH?
What, does it seem dated already? (that would make me cry).
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Not so much dated...though the first season is a bit weird with the different uniforms and beardless Riker..but ironic to watch Wesley Crusher and remember how much you hated the character before he grew up to become Wil Wheaton.

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OH I see.

Yeah the first season was a bit of a mess - the show hadn't found it's voice yet, but there are some good eps IIRC in season 1, and by the end of season 1 it was getting good. even by season 2 some of the best episodes were happening. great show.
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