Most are quite encouraging.
Some are not.
I usually like to respond to said comments directly over my Youtube channel, but I figure it'd be more fun to do so over my blog. At the very least, it'll be more efficient.
Plus, y'know, trolls.
Comments on Episode 1
"4th Edition is lame"
cool story bro.
"why dident the wizards just use that light spell on the roof so the roof and floor so no shadows could come out : ) since they use the shadows"
Okay, I'm assuming this is about the shadow creeper monsters. This was a question we (as players) asked throughout the adventure. The easiest answer is "because magic, so shut up", but a more honest and accurate answer provided by the rules from Wizards of the Coast in the adventure is "because magic, so shut up".
At the beginning of (almost) every one of my videos, there's an ad and link to Dueling Grounds. It's a Toronto based game store and is currently one of the only places that hosts D&D Encounters in Ontario's capital.
"To me playing 4th edition is nothing more then a mmorpg board game with a little pen and paper rpg thrown infor good measure . They went from 3.5 and hd a d&d minis game that was seprate but then they went and combined them together , simplified the rules way down . Now you have to go and buy lots and lots of diffrent minis just to play and then you have to reuse the maps over and over or buy tile sets just to play. What happend to just eolling up a character and roleplaying it with out minis ."
Yup. I hear that a lot.
I honestly don't care what edition of D&D people play, so long as they actually play it and enjoy it. I like Type IV D&D best, but that's mostly because it's the system I am the most familiar with.
I could argue that Type IV does not require miniatures to play (also, Wizards now provides a number of very inexpensive solutions to miniature combat with The Red Box and the Dungeon Master's Kit/Monster Vault), or that simplified rules mean that the game can be approached and played by a much wider audience, but I'm just tired of trying to change the opinions of angry nerds.
It's difficult, and I'm tired.
"Where's Triumph the Comic Insult Dog when you need him???"
He usually hangs out with Conan. Y'know, putting his comedy to good use rather than baiting D&D nerds like us.
Comments on rest of Dark Legacy of Evard videos
"ITS AWSOME BUT THE BACKROUND PEOPLE HAVE TO SHUT UP!!!!!!!!"
I would, but WWII miniature war-gamers scare me. Those guys are huge.
"Robbie played a swordmage, I have heard chatter about others playing a swordmage as well in this Dark Legacy campaign. However I was under the impression that 4E essentials doesn't support swordmage are you house ruling it?"
I let any player play any kind of character they want. Because fuck the man.
Though if one more little kid plays a Githzerai or a Dragonborn, I'm going to murder them.
"I just love your videos and I love the whole concept of Encounters in general. You're doing a great job as DM and it really, genuinely warms my heart to see a wide variety of people playing D&D! Kids, girls, guys, it doesn't matter and everyone is having fun! Ultimately, that is what roleplaying games are all about and in this era of videogames, it's wonderful to see people gathered around tables, face-to-face, rolling dice and having a good time."
Genuinely nice comment is genuinely nice ^_^ Thank you.