Monday, May 18, 2015

Beyond The Barrier- An RPG Web Series By Initium

When Dead Gentlemen Productions gave us The Gamers we all sat up and took notice. While the project was a little silly, more than a little campy, and definitely under-funded, there was a soul behind it. Something that made gamers of all backgrounds smile, nod, and think yeah, I've been there.

Thanks to Youtube, quality camera phones, and free editing software it's become easier than ever to make your own web series about your campaign. Also, while a lot of people have tried to follow in the footsteps of what Dead Gentlemen have done (the flip-flopping between the world we live in and the world the campaign is happening in), it's a hard formula to get just right. While they haven't perfected it, Initium is certainly aiming for the right stride and the right spirit.

Seriously, check this out...

For those of you who didn't watch it, or who were distracted by trying to figure out what part of the world the cast's accents are coming from, that's the pilot episode of Beyond the Barrier. In case you were wondering the thespians portraying their gaming selves are from the Netherlands. So now you know, and you can stop searching Youtube for how to capture that accent at your own gaming table.

Now, as I mentioned, this is just the pilot episode. While the Initium crew has a full plot arc they want to finish out, they're looking for a little help. That's why if you want to see the potential this campaign has come roaring to life you should check out their current Kickstarter campaign! It's got everything I just told you about, along with additional information, stretch goals, and what you can expect from this new, level 3 campaign.

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