My JourneyQuest Season 1 DVD came in the mail Friday! This is another piece of comedic geeky greatness from the folks behind Gamers and Dorkness Rising. I sense another cult classic coming on and it’s well deserved.
JourneyQuest is the tale of the reluctant and incompetent hero, the wizard Perf and his companions; Nara the Elf, Carrow the Cleric, Glorion the Warrior. Personally, I think Glorion has all the best scenes and lines but that’s just my little opinion. The story unfolds as the bard Wren finishes her graduate studies by chronicling the “epic” of this unlikely and dysfunctional adventuring party.
Unlike Gamers or Dorkness Rising, JourneyQuest, takes place solely in the fantasy world. However there are plenty of in world references to many standard fantasy RPG tropes to keep us gamer types laughing. There’s Perf’s selection of spells. Glorion’s, well, just being Glorion. Nara’s sharp elf senses noticing obvious things that the others just simply miss or ignore. My favorite is Glorion’s rather unique solution to the “One Always Lies-One Always Tells the Truth” puzzle.
The whole season is available for free on the web, so why in the world would you want to buy the DVD. This is the number one thing I love about this. The series is under a Creative Commons license and fan supported. That’s right, we fans are what keeps this little project alive and more importantly they are encouraging fan projects. That’s why you should buy this. Well, that and there’s a bunch of extras and Easter eggs on the DVD. I think I’ve found most of them and I won’t ruin your fun searching for them. Remember, this project is fan supported so support it. You won’t be sorry. It’s available from Zombie Orpheus’ Strowlers Web Store, Paizo and Amazon.
And here’s the big news, they’ve announced that Fran Kranz (Topher from Dollhouse) will be in Season 2.