Quick Warning: The intro to this one is extra long, because I took a few minutes to talk about “Gamergate” and my thoughts on the dickheads that are promulgating it. I also talk quickly about a book, Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of Gaming by the Women Who Love It, which happens to coincidentally deal with the issues women often face when getting involved with games and gaming. You can read my review of it here. If you want to skip it all, you can head to about the 7:36 mark.
In the last episode, we met our new characters, and they set off their first adventure to cleanse the Legislative Plaza Hotel of its restless spirits. We pick up with our heroes headed to the home of one Abraham Alinsky, the lead detective on a case involving the hotel. After talking to Alinsky, we head back to the hotel, where the brave adventurers choose, perhaps unwisely, to make an end run around everything else and head for the biggest baddy. We’ll see how that all works out.
2 Guys, a Girl, and a Gobin is back! Episode 1 introduces our new characters, our new setting, and a whole new chance for us all to act stupid! We pick up with the adventures of Chuck Law, Ivana Diq-Tiqle, Toots, and Splyg as they take their first steps as a newly minted team for CPC, Chicago Paranormal Control. Roll for Initiative!
In this episode, we take a look forward at our new characters and setting. This upcoming season will be set in an alternate universe version of Chicago, IL, where monsters, magic, and the supernatural are real. Season 2 of Two Guys, a Girl, and a Goblin stars:
Aaron Buell as Toots, P.I., Gnome Wizard
Eric Helmken as Chuck Law, Human Fighter / Cleric
Sammy Kampersal as Ivana Diq-Tiqle, Human Rogue / Binder
Jim Kliss as The Dungeon Master and Splyg, Goblin Artificer
Update: The intro somehow got all messed up, so I rerecorded it and the new version is up. Sorry to anyone who had their ears damaged by the first version. I still don’t know what happened there, but the new version sounds much better.
In the second half of our Season 1 retrospective, we take a look back at the final 9 episodes of the season, including a rundown of what happened and clips from some of the more important or fun moments. We also talk about our favorite moments from Season 1 and delve into tales of games past. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, this is your chance to relive some of the best moments of Season 1, and if you’re new to the show, this episode and episode 33 should help get you up to speed. In the next episode, we’ll give a quick preview of what’s to come, and then it’s on to Season 2, with all new characters and setting!
Season 1 is finished! Thirty two episodes, and Kalarel has been stopped, and the Nentir Vale can rest easy for the moment. This episode is a look back at the first 23 episodes of the season, including a rundown of what happened and clips from some of the more important or fun moments. Episode 34 will delve in to episodes 24-32 along with our favorite moments from Season 1 and tales of games past. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, this is your chance to relive some of the best moments of Season 1, and if you’re new to the show, these episodes should help get you up to speed. After the retrospective, we’ll give a quick preview of what’s to come, and then it’s on to Season 2, with all new characters and setting!
A super quick update on what’s going on with the show. I’ve personally been very busy, and on top of that, Sammy’s car has let slip this mortal coil, so we’re doing a lot of ride sharing, so it’s been pretty crazy here. The retrospective episode, which will be coming out next, requires a lot more work than the normal episodes, since this is a clip show, and I have to cut things in to it. I am working on it, but it takes a lot of time, so it’s behind schedule. Stay tuned, though, all the stuff is there, I just need to cut it in, and I hope to have it by the end of next week or beginning of the week after. We’ll have something for you soon!
-Jim a.k.a Splug
This is it! The season finale is here, and it all comes down to this moment, the final battle against Kalarel and his minions. We have action, drama, and the return of an old friend. The next episode is going to be a retrospective on Season 1, and then we’ll have a preview of Season 2, a short break, and we’ll be back with more episodes. Roll for initiative!
In the last episode, we resolved the monster explosion as the result of our heroes’ trap. Episode 31 is the penultimate episode of season 1, and our heroes fight their way to the final chamber and their final confrontation with Kalarel, priest of Orcus. We also learned that when Aaron gets nervous, he eats his beard (pic below). Episode 32 is in two weeks, and is the final episode of Season 1. After that, we’ll have a retrospective on Season 1, talk about some of our favorite moments from this season and from previous campaigns, and give a preview of season 2, with all new characters and a new setting.