Dungeons and Dorks – S2E3

This recap written by the amazing Kelly Colby! If you’d rather watch the episode, check it out here!

The next morning tucked away nice and comfy in the Silver Flood Inn, our party stirs. Kizmyth hears an odd scratching sound and bolts upright. She immediately notices her bag of badgers is empty. Some gouges in the wooden floor lead her under the bed where the two young badgers are digging the walls and floor boards for bugs to eat.

For a single moment, Kizmyth wishes they were sea otters instead. Now those she could wrangle without breaking a sweat. She still hadn’t figured out the ins and outs of this forest creature, but those striped pointy noses were too cute to turn away.

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Dungeons and Dorks – S2E2

The recap of our first episode after returning from a hiatus! This is a literary achievement brought to us by the remarkable Kelly Colby, our dungeon master this season. Seriously, folks, this is a fun read.

Misty Moonraven dropped off the crew at the Lucky Lady Tavern. She paid Winston and Ieneak their agreed upon fee of ten gold each and threw in an extra gold to buy the first round of drinks for the whole party. As Misty left, she told them she was impressed with the way they all handled themselves. If they needed more work, they could find her at the Guild Hall.

Montie the barkeep, with his Irish-esque accent, was willing enough to swing whatever drinks the party desired. Ieneak had a Dwarven stout and Errias a red wine. No one seemed too bothered by the appearance of a tiefling, but it’s a largely diverse town and they’re used to non-human visitors.

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Dungeons and Dorks Returns

Starting tonight, 2Dorks is bringing back our D&D show, Dungeons and Dorks! We’re on Season 2 of our wonderful little group of misfits and their dice rolling adventures. Season 2 follows a campaign designed by our good friends Kelly and Zaepho, and stars the player characters created by Stephen, Smashie, Jacob, SubjectToChange, and CMitch!

We’ve played one episode of this about three months ago, but life came up and Summer got complicated. We’re picking up right where we left off though so expect some recap to bring us all back up to speed.

We’ll also be recording this and releasing it in podcast form for folks who aren’t able to join live. That’s a new thing for Season 2, so you won’t see Season 1 out there. I hope you add it to your podcast list as soon as we get the feed up and running.

Come join us at https://www.twitch.tv/2dorksTV on Mondays at 8:30pm ET. We’d love to have you in the chat and helping us influence decisions we make! It’s going be great!

After the Con

You guys, I can’t begin to express what a wonderful experience Dragon Con was for us as a group of media creators. We got to hang out with some fantastic folks while we were there and walked away with some new relationships.

We’ve always done Dragon Con like “normal” people. We would go see celebrities, wait in line all day for stuff, go to the marketplace, and in general just wander from place to place taking cosplay pictures. This year we did it a bit different. We mainly stuck to the digital media track where most of our people were. It was definitely a different way to do it, but I think we walked out with more value than we had in previous years.

Not only that but we got to hang out with the wonderful Kelly and Zaepho who have been friends with us and part of the LoD for the last 2 years. We met them at Dragon Con a couple years ago, they decided to listen to our podcast, and have become such a great part of our lives in general. We also finally got to meet our troll turned friend SubjecttoChange. That guy is great! They were all so helpful when we did our live show and helping us find a place to chill at the end of busy days.

Only 356 days to the next one and I can’t wait!

I Love That Movie

I got to be a guest on one of my latest favorite podcasts, “I Love That Movie” with Lisa Sanchelo. It was super fun! We did a deep dive on one of my favorite movies ever, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” I’ve seen this movie a hundred times, and it was so fun to be able to sit down and really consider the movie and what was in it. I’ve always watched it for fun, and I got a ton out of it by finally watching it with a critical eye. I think I actually appreciate it more now.

This is easily one of my favorite podcasts that I’m listening to right now. I feel like the movie part is obvious, but it’s really the love of movies that keeps me coming back to it. This isn’t a show where the host and her guest for the week are hyper critical of a movie. It’s a show where they just gush about movies they love. It makes for a very positive and engaging experience.

Give it a listen, and totally sub to the show! I really think you’ll love it!

I Love That Movie

Dragon Con Schedule

We have our official schedule for the panels that Ash and I will be on during Dragon Con! You guys should definitely swing by, say hi, and hang with us for a bit. We’d love to see your wonderful faces!

We’ll also be at the Writer’s Meetup at the Westin Bar at 7pm on 8/30. If you’re a writer (aspiring or published) come hang out with us!

Don’t forget to also go visit our good friend Kelly Colby for her panels as well!

8/30 – Short and Sweet: YA Anthologies – A707 Marriott – 4pm
8/31 – YA Genres: What’s Hot? – Embassy CD Hyatt – 10am
8/31 – Prophecy, Rattling the Bones of an Old Device – Embassy EF Hyatt – 8:30pm
9/1 – The Magical Realm: Fantasy Worldbuilding – Marriot A707 – 1pm

Laundered Anthology

I am beyond excited to announce the upcoming pre-order for The Legion of Dorks Presents – Laundered: An Anthology of Monster Messes!

The final book cover

Our amazing community put out a call for submissions to this anthology series as pitched by fellow Legionnaire Kelly Lynn Colby, and that call was most certainly answered. This thing is full of some amazing stories written by some fantastic authors and we are so happy to be able to be a part of it.

The best new? All of the proceeds for this book go to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation! We support this charity every year in our Christmas stream marathon and are so happy to be able to provide more opportunities for children to have the Christmas that other kids are able to have. Toys for Tots does some magical work, and we truly believe in supporting their mission to provide a little more joy around Christmas for those in need.

Keep an eye out for our announcement of the availability of the anthology for you to purchase. We’ll also be partnering with Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing to produce another anthology. Look for that announcement soon and get those stories ready!

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

I started up Rebel Galaxy Outlaw yesterday and I’m officially hooked! This game speaks to me. I started streaming last night, and had a blast with everyone. Definitely looking forward to playing more of this game with you fine folks.

Rootin’ Tootin’ Space Shootin’

Brand Spankin’ New

Greetings, People of Earth!

Welcome to the brand new Legion of Dorks blog!

“Why do you need a blog?” you say while wiping the ketchup off your lip. Well, that’s easy to explain, children. We need a spot where we can tell you all the goings on around the Orbiting HQ including fun events, new streams, D&D journals, and other stuff. What better place to do it than a dot com of our very own named after you wonderful people.

We’ll try to keep you abreast with all the happenings, and you can leave comments and tell us how you think we’re doing. We’ll be deleting all the ones that tell us we’re doing horrible. We’re all about positive feedback around here! Kidding. Tell us what you think. It’s how we get better.

Hope you like the new place. Pull up a chair and get comfortable. Oh, and if you’re new here, come join us for circle time on Discord.

Thanks for swinging by!