The Guild

  • Blizzcon 2011 and Dragon Age: Redemption Episode 2

    It’s that time of year – Blizzcon is here! Once again The Guild pleased to be invited by the fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment to the annual two day gaming festival that sees gamers from around the world convene in Anaheim. This year is especially exciting because The Guild’s season 5 was written by Felicia as an homage to convention-going and gaming conventions.  So the cast is especially excited to meet up with fans and hear how the fictional Megagame-O-Ramacon measured up to real life.

    There will be no Guild panel this year, however we will have a booth with several signings scheduled (stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for schedule announcements). Cast members Vincent Caso, Felicia Day, Amy Okuda and Robin Thorsen will be in attendance. The cast will also be special guests at the Curse party Friday night (October 21, 2011) at the Hilton.

    In other news, the second episode of Felicia’s newest web series, Dragon Age: Redemption is now live on the web via Machinima (catch the first episode here if you haven’t already):

    Season 5 of The Guild has concluded, and we thank you, our loyal fans for the continued support. Did you have a favorite line or moment from this season? If so, please leave a comment – we do read them!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFMTNJCSVMTYPD6MRCMUEUA23M nicolas

    Thanks for the great mini-series you’ve done.As a huge french fan of dragon age (the english version), it’s a real gift you’ve done.Also hope the season 6 of The Guild will coming soon(as possible^^) all the seasons are awesome and the last one really good (far from the con cliché).
    Thank you to all the team for you great work.
    Cheers from France

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFMTNJCSVMTYPD6MRCMUEUA23M nicolas

    Thanks for the great mini-series you’ve done.As a huge french fan of dragon age (the english version), it’s a real gift you’ve done.Also hope the season 6 of The Guild will coming soon(as possible^^) all the seasons are awesome and the last one really good (far from the con cliché).
    Thank you to all the team for you great work.
    Cheers from France

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.brockbanks Michael Adam Brockbanks

    Neil Gaimen and Kevin Sorbo’s cameos were inspired, but my favourite line has to go to the biggest legend of them all: “Son, I have created many a superhero.”

    Doesn’t mean much out of context, but in context, it’s genius!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Evan-McMahon/100000471454052 Evan McMahon

    Season 5 was awesome, I loved all the cameos, like Nathan Fillion and Colin Ferguson, but the best line was certainly “Son I have created many superheroes.”

    I have to say I laughed for a few on that one.

  • Anonymous

    “Call me!” – “We’ll skype, it’s free.” (Easily one of my favourite lines in Season 5… I just love it when Vork’s cheap, even to his love interest)

    Also the Kevin Sorbo and Nathan Fillion cameos were AWESOME! Can’t wait to see what Season 6 will bring. And I’m seriously considering buying the new DA2 DLC just because of you, Felicia, even though I didn’t really like part 2.

    Edit: Cheers from Germany ;)

  • George Kaplan

    Ugh…this acting….*Cringe* I’m no actor myself, but this just hurts to watch. I absolutely cannot take Felicia seriously. The kid was the most convincing of the group! Oh and the glaringly fake “steel” armor looks like a retail halloween costume.

    If this was some cos play kids youtubing themselves, it’d be pretty cool. On the level that this is supposed to be though, it just fails.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YNEB3C7ZRE6OD5FRYXSXCXW2UA Angela Mariano

      Go away d-bag.

      • George Kaplan

        Care to provide a differing opinion? Or are you only capable of being a vulgar fan girl with nothing to offer?

        I have been a big fan of the Guild series, and of Felicia’s work in general. I can’t let that cloud my judgement, though. The creators of this new series need everyone’s feed back…not just that of the mindless (and often tasteless) followers.

        After another viewing, I would be willing to take some of the blame off of Felicia’s acting, and put more on some of the writing. Still, if things don’t improve significantly, this wont last more than one season.

      • George Kaplan

        Care to provide a differing opinion? Or are you only capable of being a vulgar fan girl with nothing to offer?

        I have been a big fan of the Guild series, and of Felicia’s work in general. I can’t let that cloud my judgement, though. The creators of this new series need everyone’s feed back…not just that of the mindless (and often tasteless) followers.

        After another viewing, I would be willing to take some of the blame off of Felicia’s acting, and put more on some of the writing. Still, if things don’t improve significantly, this wont last more than one season.

    • Diego Ibarra Meda

      I hate to agree with you, Felicia’s acting barely resembles that of a cunning, deadly elf, she’s just being too innocent. This will be a great opportunity for her to prove people she can do wildly different roles (but has yet to do so).

      Harsh criticism is the basis for improvement, as a big fan of The Guild, and Felicia Day’s work, I’d like to think I’m actually helping by providing my input instead of just sucking it up. Even so, I still think there’s a lot of potential in this new series, it just needs to sand some rough edges.
      I’m rooting for you!

    • bauer

      cant say i dont agree, but i think it will get better just because i dont want to lose faith in felicia day.

    • lolwut

      Are you kidding me?
      I went into this expecting terrible acting, it wasn’t that bad.
      I’ve seen a lot worse.
      I’m not saying that it was great, but it definitely wasn’t as bad as you made it out to be.
      Were you expecting performances that could win academy awards?
      Clearly your expectations are far to high.

    • Eezyoh

      Alright, I hate to say it, but I agree with George and Diego, the kid’s acting is pretty good, even the templar ok, though he is plain as paper and stiff. I do wonder though, if it is a result of the direction more than the acting and writing.

      It’s hard to be so anal over such a small part, but I want to give my two cents in hopes it will help.

      The acting is a bit spotty, yeah. The older female dalish elf is a tad melodramatic for sure, and Felicia does feel a lot like Felicia, BUT, I think that may have been what they were going for?

      The templar is good, right, but it’s kind of because he’s a british guy being a period piece british guy. The kid is good cause he’s a young actor trying to get work, and clearly he’s got talent, but nothing about his performance, as great as it is, really suggests elfish mage. And Felicia Day is a little serious, a little funny, clearly has a backstory for her character, knows where she’s going, but more or less, is Felicia Day.

      To me, it sounds like there isn’t clear direction. These guys are just brought together to do their thing and we’ll see what happens. There’s no cohesion just yet, BUT, that could also be part of the point. Maybe they want the characters to seem very different and even use the actors differing styles for more characterization.

      I think this is a web series that has all the potential to be really good, but is young. It’s still finding its footing. To analyze it now and give a critique is like watching the first few minutes of Fight Club and being like, “This sucks! Aint no one fightin yet!”

      • Corvus

        I think it’s less that the acting is a little off and more that 1. most of us watched it RIGHT after watching The Guild, which is dischordant to the brain and 2. It’s early in the story.

        Ever see a movie where the first 15 minutes are ho-hum and the rest of it is amayzin? That’s what I think this is. Felicia seems to be trying to marry a degree of sassy sweetness to the redhead badass elf motif as Talis. The whole “original name vs. real name” from the first episode felt a bit rushed, probably wasn’t necessary, but it may turn out to be later.

        I think the issue is less in the acting and more in that the attempt to get the viewer invested in the characters feels forced. Like, “how can I cram getting to know this person into 8 minutes or less”. I’m not sure that’s avoidable; fact is, we sorta knew someone that might be a Zaboo or a Codex already, enough to roll our eyes and laugh at hijinks quickly. Now we’re in a different time and world and the theme is darker. Everyone in Dragon Age has a purpose in their existence and, lets face it, most have a pretty crappy existence.

        Also there’s a challenge in writing for a world you didn’t create. We all know people from Dragon Age already and are used to that. I think this is missing the mark a little so far on understanding how we got to know those characters; or perhaps more that instead of 10 hours of dialogue in a game, they have to do it in 10 minutes and then edit it for size. Dragon Age already put us through the paces on RPG stereotype characters (the spunky thief, the passionate mage, the vagabond duelist, etc) so creating characters that don’t look like re-hashes of what we’ve seen can be daunting.

        SO I don’t think the acting is at all a problem. The actors are in their characters and doing well. I’m more concerned with the characters themselves. OK, so the elf is smart and witty and a loyalist to a nation, but why? The Templar is coming off a bit like someone at a renfaire in his stereotypical portrayal of a Chantry agent; how did his fealty translate into such an unnatural mimic of the party line? The mage, him I like. I understand his motivation the moment he gets out the door. The other two just seem to be obeying someone’s orders. If the character isn’t personally invested in the quest, why should I be?

  • Russell

    Season 6, please. If I may offer some feedback? I enjoyed the convention, but I’d love to see the gang back behind their computers. And that balloon crash was one of the greatest moments ever!

  • David

    The first episode of Redemption was OK but the second one is great.
    @George I did not feel the same way about Felicia’s acting: her dialogues with the templar really sells the story.

    And like nicolas, cheers from France.

  • Calvinstk

    I just love the look on Zaboo’s face when he finds out his two Master Chief henchmen were a couple of very attractive ladies :) .

  • http://jodilane.wordpress.com Jodi Lane Reynolds

    I’m really enjoying this! So excited for new eps! I loved the Guild as well. Glad I have new shows to watch!

  • RedFeather

    I absolutely loved season 5!! I thought it was super hilarious that Fawkes was stalking Codex at the ramacon in the creepiest costume ever!! Even though he is such a D-bag, I can’t help but like him…haha.
    There have been so many fantastic one-liners throughout the entire web series, so many I can’t even pick a favorite. Boo.
    I think the cast is unbelievable and I cannot wait for season 6!!! :o )

  • Matt S.

    Season 5 was easily the best season yet! I loved it! Especially thought it was hilarious that the Master Chiefs ended up being female!

    • GreenEggs&Ham

      “Season 5 was easily the best season yet!”

      Well, maybe the best after seasons 1-4. It started and ended well, but half a season without humor? Maybe it’s time for the series to end.

      • Narcdim

        Actually if you think about it, it falls right in line with the type of women Zaboo always ends up with. Just this time instead of them commanding him, he got to command them.

  • Cornchip Meteor

    For some reason, Codex saying something along the lines of, “If there’s no RSS feed, I know nothing about it” just had me ROFLing.

  • Corvus

    Three lines resonated with me.

    1. “Ho Hum”. Given Clara’s sudden SteamPunk obsession, if more seasons are coming, it’d be epic to see her drive Wiggly crazy with Ho Humming everything. And Vork, whenever he’s trying to set up a raid or something.

    2. “Son, I’ve created many a superhero”. In context….amayzin

    3. “That’s the thing about doors; They shut!” or similar, I might be a little off on that one. I think that might have just been because it was nice to see “Neil” in a NoG production. Speaking of which, have you ever considered NoGNog as a Christmas season thing?

  • Djeternal1883

    “im no judge, im wearing a freakin’ butterfly costume”

  • http://www.killthegoblinsavetheworld.com hordemaster

    i did not enjoy season 5 as much with all the cameos. They were cool, but I thought the trip at the convention was a bit too long. Also put me down for wanting to watch the guild behind their computers. Now that wow is being challenged by newer games, will the guild reflect this change somehow to stay current???

  • Siderious

    Great work, Felicia. You are very talented.

  • Alex N

    Zaboo finding out that the Master Chief’s were beautiful women was the highlight of Season 5 for me LOL. Knew it from the nails :p
    Loved the cameos, especially Stan Lee’s, just epic.
    Looking forward to Season 6! If there is one, God I hope there will be one…
    Loving Felicia in the Dragon Age Redemption Web Series as well, I never really saw her in Buffy as Faith I think or anything else so this is a nice change :)

  • tobes

    This was the season I really noticed how expressive Clara’s face is. Especially her eyes. She doesn’t need to say a word to be hysterically funny! Now I have to go back and rewatch every season to pay special attention to Clara’s face.

  • WatchD0g

    Felicia is no Xena ;-) but I rather enjoyed the two episodes I have seen. From previous comments I expected the worst but was pleasantly surprised. Felicia does well in a serious production. Given the budget must be limited supporting characters and props look pretty good. I am looking forward to the next episode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaded32 Billiam Thompson

    adsflkjsdflkajs felicia day is hot….

  • Artakis

    Epic. A bit a fun a bit of serious. Love the mix style ! And the fact it’s for a video Game… I’m in totaly ! I’m gonna follow the all season and hope for more than one season !! :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WECYZCWAB4EQUR4KYJXPXXFCYQ Crawdad

    I have to say that I did not like season 5 as much as 1-4. The convention went on too long in my opinion. It should have only been a few episodes. That being said, I love the show and hope there is a season 6. I totally respect how you all took your passion and found a way to make a living from it.

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