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Heroes & Halfwits

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Come one, come all, to the inaugural episode of Heroes & Halfwits! Gus, Ryan, Michael, and Geoff are at the mercy of Dungeon Master Frank. Don’t miss the action – it’s sure to be a crit hit.


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  • joocanu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    this was fantastic. is this going to become a real thing?

  • PurpleSloth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I NEED MORE!!!!!!!!

  • Attitude13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Boots

    1 year ago

    This was absolutely great, and I really really like the long non cut video format. Also awesome seeing everyone a bit more chill, geeking out, and Gus, and Geoff having a laugh together, great to see on camera again. More please! Love it :)

  • Starkles

    1 year ago

    The only criticism I would make (as I said in previous comment, I love this pilot and don't have anything negative to say) would be to maybe consider having faint music play as additional background noise? Nothing LotR-scale (though that would be amazing), or even necessarily that matches events (like becoming more dramatic and aggressive when there's conflict). I only suggest it because I think it would add more to it, and could mask any dead air that can happen. This show should NOT be edited or cut up AT ALL. Besides breaking it into parts, of course, if you guys choose to do that.

    • Pipkin379 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I agree, other DnD shows like Critical Role and High Rollers do this very well with playlist the DM or Sound Tech can easily switch between to suit the current context. It seems to get the players more settled into the role play and smooth over silences like you said.

  • nibbles001 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    One of those brilliant shows that no one will understand why it is amazing and hilarious to watch when you try to describe it to them. Can't wait for more!

  • nicolegend FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dangereqsue

    1 year ago

    i feel like the part after they choose the character sheets and are just figuring out all the spells/names etc could just be cut out. also some kind of obvious (maybe onscreen) intro/summary of who everyone is would've been great.

    • tehphengo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'd like to think if they keep this up people will have to make specific characters, these are just pre-made ones. Hopefully this continues and we can see what fucked up WWE style characters they make for this.

  • kryptonitegs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This might actually be my number 1 favourite show period.

  • SgtSweetcheeks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "you attack the darkness"


    AT HOUR THREE, THE REFERENCE FINALLY COMES OUT! THANK YOU GUS!

  • Wolfman9889 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm glad Hugo Strange could host this adventure

  • DevinKyle2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I am so excited for this. But i think you should add double damage for d20s if they role 20 and add botches if they roll one, roll a 100 sided die after and the higher the number the more wounded or 95 and up the die somehow crazy. At least nerd poker does this and it adds that insanity of someone randomly dying. and fans go crazy.

    • toungennose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Or they could just use the rules of the 5th edition like they did.

  • Chiefroberts FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Asshole

    1 year ago

    That bit at the end with Michael and Geoff had me in tears. Oh man.

  • Manwich32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Not to be rude but this DM isn't a great descriptor... could learn a thing or two from Matthew Mercer.

    • Manwich32 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Not saying he's a bad DM I just use a bit more creative description of actions and locations in my game (yes I'm aware that this is a set story but even so...)

    • dkrypsion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      well actually i think at the beginning they said that they are using fifth edition and im pretty sure they played pathfinder or 3.5 how ever you care to look at it. but none the less i think hes not as descriptive because hes not sure what all the spells do

    • MetronicMagician FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      everyone can learn a thing from matthew mercer, Mathew is god (of DM)

    • Lanorb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Agreed. I think Crit Role and Matt Mercer just spoiled those of us who have watched it. It will be interesting to see how the actual show plays out with their own story.

    • Lil_Mickey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      To be fair to him, this isn't the one he designed yet, this was a premade and it seemed that he didn't brush up on it as much

    • Pipkin379 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think part of the problem is that he doesn't seem comfortable with the players, setting or story. I know it was a practice run but for the sake of the guys it might have been nice for him to bush up on the book he was using and any common 5th edition spells etc. This along with better descriptions might have made it a bit more immersive and smoothed over some of the more awkward moments. An increase in descriptions would have also driven the plot and made improvising easier, for example at the beginning describing two guards and then saying oh wait no there's six after Geoff had a plan.


      I think unfortunately a lot of people have been spoilt by DMs like Matt Mercer, Mark Hulmes and Chris Perkins who are fantastic at descriptions, voices and improvisation which makes all ordinary DMs seem less skilled in comparison. I think he was a good DM but hopefully he'll relax and be more comfortable with his own homebrew world in the next episode.

  • pizzadox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    When will the next episode come out??? Just want a date to calm my titts

    • elrondking FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      it is being released on the 9th

  • Jaime1311 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    If there was ever a test show that should continue to be made, this gets my vote, I was nearly crying with laughter through most of this, great work guys

  • MrJAnthropy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This might be the greatest thing I've seen in a while. Solid gold from start to finish and dear god please keep making these. Also Frank was superb, I wish I could have had a DM as good as this

  • charlizetheron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (Lara)

    1 year ago

    I can't wait for Geoff to become the Pierce Hawthorne of the group

    • ZebraScooter

      1 year ago

      From all the fake heart attacks I think that is gonna be Ryan

  • Findrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Halfling Bard

    1 year ago

    I love it when my players get creative. They'll suggest a lot of stupid shit, like Gus trying to rationalize a simple crossbow dart blowing a hole in the prison wall :P But, whenever they come up with something good, like a different (and at least a little more plausible) way of handling a situation other than just running at it with an axe, I'll reward them to incentivise them to keep thinking outside the box, and putting themselves into character.

    This game is the most fun I have ever had, and I'm always looking forward to every new session with my friends. Being 30, some of us with kids and all that, it's a good excuse for us to get together more often. Love it, and I love this! I hope it becomes a permanent thing!

  • Findrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Halfling Bard

    1 year ago

    Holy shit, how did I miss this?! I was just searching for more info on when the new show was coming up, and didn't even know that this existed! This makes me brain smile :D

  • Smitty372 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    On the last Off Topic Geoff said that the trailer for Heroes and Halfwits would release on Monday, and Michael said "coming June 9th."

  • Sakzulak12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I need more of this in my life it's just makes me laugh way to much

  • Sageliongirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Would love to keep watching this series. I already loved everyone from Rooster Teeth that participated, and Frank was also superb. He did a nice job of handling Geoff. Can't wait to see if his patience wears thin and he's a little tougher on him later. In this episode, he hardly needed to do anything. Between Michael and rocks, Geoff was learning his lesson. Hilarious everyone. Thank you!

    • melkomorgoth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'm pretty sure Geoff mentioned it at one point, but Frank has been DMing their games (Geoff, Gus, Griffon, I think Esther) for many years.

  • Mister_Winkel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Geoff is the player that gets rocks felled.

  • cthulhu85 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is great! Keep it coming!

  • Darkness___0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I may have missed it, but did they ever find out what Marcellus Wallace looks like?

    • UrplePurple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Like a bitch.

  • GODDAMNITT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh I also hope that when the full series comes out you don't shorten the length of the episodes, I mean I stayed up until 5:30 am, despite only clicking on the vid to check who was in it, before I was planning to go to bed at 2 am. By the end of the video the sun had rose and you guys were wrapping up, and all I wanted was to watch more!
    My personal favourite moment of this episode is when Michael punches Geoff in face.

  • GODDAMNITT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I really like Frank

  • KevG45 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kev

    1 year ago

    can't wait for more episodes!

  • rwbysupport FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Give us more :P

  • MikeRizzo94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i have never played D&D And it was still entertaining. make more!!!!! also typed from my Xone-_-

  • MikeRizzo94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    hav

  • Starkles

    1 year ago

    Easily one of the greatest videos to date. I am so happy and looking forward to this series; and my fingers are crossed that they'll create and sell Achievement Hunter/RoosterTeeth dice sets

  • NathanMc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is great, one small problem is the talking over frank.

  • EddieDiaz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i always wanted them to do this and they did it. Love this !!!!!

  • c0dem1ster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm with everyone when I say "MORE"

  • GODDAMNITT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It was like 2am, I decided to click the vid just before bed, only to see who was playing, then I was going to go to sleep, now it's 4:30 am and I'm still sat here watching.
    This video is great, I've never played DnD but always wanted to, and I've been loving this!

  • Bubbling_Fat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It would be epic if someone made a good animation of their journey!! :

  • JoeyMoller FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lets Go Ducks!

    1 year ago

    Goddamn I'm 10 minutes in and I love it!

  • Chancee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This was amazing. I can't wait to see what happens when they start a real campaign!

  • Zerkle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold JerkingtheGerk

    1 year ago

    You know, the last time I saw Frank was when he was kicking Gus and Geoff in Immersion. It's cool to have him in videos after hearing them talk about him a bit before

  • Mazekial FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    HOOOOOOLLY CRAP this went from being very "eh" to AWESOME at around the two hour mark when the Goblins showed up. All hail Geoff, the vessel of the gods Hahaha

    • Dr_Wondertainment FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Biscuits

      1 year ago

      I hereby declare Marcellus Wallace to be not a bitch.

  • goodnightdua FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I literally just started a DnD campaign last week as well! This is a fantastic series idea!

  • benforden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    NEED MORE OF THIS!!!!!!!!

  • keksmuzh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This might actually be my favorite thing now. My long-running campaign ended yesterday, and this scratches the itch in addition to the always delightful Roosterteeth shenanigans. More please!

  • GamerDude79 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Deadpool's Failed Clone

    1 year ago

    I would love to see someone animate these c:

  • MRConder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I loved it. And don't worry crew, there is always a Geoff in every group of DnD. You just have to deal. Plus it's fucking funny!

  • UndeadJoe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm only a third through so this may change, but I don't quite get why the television is there if they aren't going to have some sketches of the areas in their scenarios. Seems like something that animation could whip up pretty quick and add a nice visual element for everyone.

    • Sriniverse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think that was the plan but they never got around to it. Geoff mentions that later

  • GriffinKarr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Griffin Karr

    1 year ago

    matt mercer is needed

  • LogicLlama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It's good to see I'm not the only person who has to DM a clusterfuck...

  • Cockbit FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I say this with all sincerity, and as someone who has never played D&D (but always wanted to), This is my favorite thing Rooster Teeth has made in a long time. I love RWBY and RVB and most things you guys do, but something about this was so enjoyable. So excited for more of this.

  • MattMann1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    T H E C O M M U N I T Y H A S S P O K E N , W E R E Q U E S T M O R E H E R O S A N D H A L F W I T S, please.