Toys For Tots Charity Drive

Oh my goodness, you guys. It’s already time for the annual Legion of Dorks Gaming and Giving drive to benefit The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation!

This Friday, December 6th, your favorite internet nerds will be sitting down to play games, give stuff away, and chat for hours to earn money for a charity that we greatly love and appreciate. We’re starting at 8am and going until around 10pm, so we have plenty of time to reach our $2000 goal! We can’t wait to spend this time with you guys and earning money for the kids.

Please spread the word far and wide that we’re doing this effort! Tweet it, Facebook it, Instagram or Snapchat it! Whatever you can do to help drive folks over to the channel will be a huge help to us. Even if you can’t donate money, you can always donate some word of mouth push.

If you want to donate, please visit our special donation page! This money goes straight to the charity! We never handle your money before it goes to where it is needed.

Thanks so much, everyone! Let’s make this a huge year!

Live at NC Comic-Con

We did our third live show ever last Friday! It was fantastic! We went over to Durham to perform at NC Comic Con and had an absolute blast.

We really wanted to record this one but we had a little technical trouble and not a whole lot of time to troubleshoot it. So this is yet another live podcast that will not really be released in podcast form. Regardless, it was super enjoyable and everyone that came was so much fun.

The thing that continues to amaze me about these con shows it that we somehow manage to get people in the door who actually have no idea what our show is about, or what it is. These super fun people make their way into the room and not only stick around, but they participate and have a good time. I’m never sure how our games are going to go, and I’m always super happy with how it turns out.

I say all this to say thanks to everyone who came to those show, and I hope you find this page and check out all the stuff we produce. We’re super happy to have you, and I would love to see you pop into our discord and say “Hi!” We all sit around in there chatting throughout the day, and there’s just an awesome group of folks. JOIN US!

Dungeons and Dorks – S2E4

Kelly is back with another run recap of our Dungeons and Dragons campaign. We had a great time with this one, and her recaps are amazing so you should just read this. The video is provided below if you want to catch up the long form way as well!

Paused in the middle of Cromm’s Hold as the sun sets, the party stares at the fresh scale, uncertain what it means.

Winston asks, “Kizmyth? Can you tell where your badgers got that scale?”

With a look of utter bewilderment, Kizmyth shakes her head. “Yep.” She picks up the squirming woodland creatures with more confidence than she feels and boops them both on the nose.

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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 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!