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modestb

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Jan 24, 2019
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How did everybody like Season 2 of Tabletop Escapades?

I kind of dropped off a few episodes into S2 after REALLY liking Season 1.
 

Gaming_Groove

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Apr 4, 2018
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How did everybody like Season 2 of Tabletop Escapades?

I kind of dropped off a few episodes into S2 after REALLY liking Season 1.
Curious to know this as well. I made it super far into Season 1, falling off after the introduction of Fame and the start of the countdown. Been meaning to finish it for a long time now...I started season 2 for a couple of episodes but fell off it pretty hard after that. Not sure if I want to commit a huge amount of time to watching it.
 

klastical

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Oct 29, 2017
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The biggest criticism of season 1 of tabletop was highly criticized for being too long and nearly everyone fell off. From what I remember Ben acknowledged this and said that season 2 would be more restrained and have a smaller arc. That obviously didnt pan out.

It's sad because I would like to watch tabletop but after finishing season 1 I only made it to episode 20 or so of season 2 because I got burnt out. Smaller stories that are more spread out would certainly help with fatigue, both for fans of the show and the players.
 

Solobbos

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Oct 27, 2017
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IMHO Season 2 started weak, got very good, then got bad again and picked right back up near the end (I still have to episodes to listen). Overall worse than S01 but still very enjoyable and the best moments were better than S01.
 

Elshoelace

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Oct 25, 2017
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Welp, may not come back. Hope they do come back, see how they're feeling after E3 but man, that would really fucking suck.

Like I said, it's the main show I'm funding because I laugh so hard at it compared to almost any other piece of media out there.
I would be sad to see it go, definitely one of more fun and goofy shows and always look forward to it. Either way I'm thankful for all the guys hard work they put in for all the laughs over the past few years. Especially Ben for crating such a rich world and having to come up with stuff on the fly when things inevitably go nuts. Blackpot still the GOAT arc.
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
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I would be sad to see it go, definitely one of more fun and goofy shows and always look forward to it. Either way I'm thankful for all the guys hard work they put in for all the laughs over the past few years. Especially Ben for crating such a rich world and having to come up with stuff on the fly when things inevitably go nuts. Blackpot still the GOAT arc.
If they're bored of D&D, they should just do a Blackpot improv series of shows!
 

Tsosie

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Oct 28, 2017
133
Buffalo, New York
I also will be sad to see it go. However, as someone that has been a DM for a campaign that has gone on for years I totally understand if Ben and the guys can not keep it up. All tabletop games are time sinks, especially from the DM side of things. I hope that it continues on in some way, but if they feel they need to step away then I will totally understand.
 

Ryan Bates

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Jun 21, 2018
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Welp, may not come back. Hope they do come back, see how they're feeling after E3 but man, that would really fucking suck.

Like I said, it's the main show I'm funding because I laugh so hard at it compared to almost any other piece of media out there.
Tabletop being canned would break my heart. My interest in season 2 was waning, but I still listened to every episode because I wanted to see it through, and could not wait for a potential reboot after.
 

sora87

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Oct 27, 2017
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So, i guess tableptop will be taken off the patreon tier at this rate? Retros have already gone and i imagine game sleuth can't stay on there much longer either with just 7 episodes managed going into year 4. Kinda thought the studio would make things a lot easier and streamlined for them, and it seemed that way at the start, even managing some awesome mini-group streams. Seems they're still spread too thin though sadly and kinda concentrating on the podcasts more than the other stuff which i have to admit i find much more interesting. I'll obviously still support them no matter what but yeah.. it's a bit of a bummer.
 

Brot

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Oct 25, 2017
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On the edge
How did everybody like Season 2 of Tabletop Escapades?

I kind of dropped off a few episodes into S2 after REALLY liking Season 1.
I liked season 1 enough, even with its problems but I dropped off season 2 around episode 7 or 8. One of the weird voices was just too grating and annoying and I couldn't imagine putting up with it for an entire season, so I dropped the show entirely.
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
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Elyse, Blood and Huber have filmed Episode 3 of Life is Strange 2 Spoiler Mode.

The spoiler for me was that Episode 3 is out. That flew past me
 

teague

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Dec 17, 2018
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Really happy with the Mental Health Awareness Month shoutout on this week's podcast!! Thanks EZA for being supportive and just generally the nicest gaming community, really nice to hear the gang open up about this topic.
 

Kneefoil

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope TTE returns. I'm three episodes behind, but it really is one of my favourite online shows. The only EZA content I look forward to more is the EZA Podcast.
Do we have an archive for the Halloween Battle of the Bands they did back at GT?
If we do, I haven't been able to find it. It used to be fully on YouTube, but then the GT Reviews channel got nuked, taking the only official VoD with it. If anyone finds it, I'd like to know about it, too. I've only found this short clip on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gametrailers/videos/gt-battle-of-the-bands/10153319335584285/
 

Ben Moore

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Nov 30, 2017
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Tabletop isn't necessarily canned or anything like that. I don't know what's going to happen. I think, just speaking for myself, I need a bit of time not knowing before we decide what exactly is going to happen. I've gotten a lot of joy from Tabletop, and I'm glad so many of you have too, but I think now especially that the season is over it's a good time to step away for a bit, take a breather, and reflect before moving forward one way or another. I think it's healthy.

I realize that may be frustrating to hear, not having any sort of definite answer, but it's where my head and heart are at the moment.
 

LycanXIII

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Oct 26, 2017
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Mysterious Monsters on Monday. Blood, Chris, and Pam as the contestants.
Also: *Please note, Huber is not looking into the wrong camera we just lost the footage for that camera. :(
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Tabletop needs a whole new settting... or even a new system (Vampire would be cool). Or shuffle the players a little bit, maybe other allies want to play?
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
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More D&D and only replace people who don't want to play anymore for me. They'd probably have to look outside for other players, as Jones has other commitments he's constantly talking about, Don probably wouldn't want to/couldn't commit to every week and while Damiani is getting more comfortable with improv, he still doesn't think it's where he shines. That leaves Blood and since he hasn't been on Fiasco, I don't think he's down.
 

Hasney

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Oct 25, 2017
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I did a quick Google to make sure that Blood hadn't been on a Fiasco and now I wish this was a Fiasco

 

noah rayne

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Apr 4, 2018
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Vancouver, BC
Tabletop isn't necessarily canned or anything like that. I don't know what's going to happen. I think, just speaking for myself, I need a bit of time not knowing before we decide what exactly is going to happen. I've gotten a lot of joy from Tabletop, and I'm glad so many of you have too, but I think now especially that the season is over it's a good time to step away for a bit, take a breather, and reflect before moving forward one way or another. I think it's healthy.

I realize that may be frustrating to hear, not having any sort of definite answer, but it's where my head and heart are at the moment.
I think taking some time to reflect on it is a really smart idea. And I do think the most important part is to make sure you guys are all having fun with it, because that's a big factor into why it's so fun to listen to. And if you wanted to maybe experiment with different formats for a while, or whatever, I think lots of people would be into that too.
 

klastical

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Oct 29, 2017
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I wore my Mario shirt from uniqlo to work today and I got THREE compliments. It's very rare for anyone to comment on my clothing, let alone multiple people in one day.
 

Urbannomad123

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Oct 27, 2017
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Looking forward to seeing Don's reaction when I wake up in the morning. Super Mario Maker 2 looks amazing. Co-op and competitive multiplayer! The streaming possibilities for the allies alone...
 

BradGrenz

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Oct 27, 2017
782
Tabletop isn't necessarily canned or anything like that. I don't know what's going to happen. I think, just speaking for myself, I need a bit of time not knowing before we decide what exactly is going to happen. I've gotten a lot of joy from Tabletop, and I'm glad so many of you have too, but I think now especially that the season is over it's a good time to step away for a bit, take a breather, and reflect before moving forward one way or another. I think it's healthy.

I realize that may be frustrating to hear, not having any sort of definite answer, but it's where my head and heart are at the moment.
I love TTE, but do feel free to take some time. One thing I'd love is to see you get a chance to be a player again. You were one of the best parts of the special episode with Chris Perkins back at GT.
 

fargodog

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Feb 24, 2019
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Tabletop isn't necessarily canned or anything like that. I don't know what's going to happen. I think, just speaking for myself, I need a bit of time not knowing before we decide what exactly is going to happen. I've gotten a lot of joy from Tabletop, and I'm glad so many of you have too, but I think now especially that the season is over it's a good time to step away for a bit, take a breather, and reflect before moving forward one way or another. I think it's healthy.

I realize that may be frustrating to hear, not having any sort of definite answer, but it's where my head and heart are at the moment.
Do what you need to do, man. Appreciate the honesty, too!

(I have so many episodes to catch up on, oh my god.)
 

Brazil

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Oct 24, 2017
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Tabletop isn't necessarily canned or anything like that. I don't know what's going to happen. I think, just speaking for myself, I need a bit of time not knowing before we decide what exactly is going to happen. I've gotten a lot of joy from Tabletop, and I'm glad so many of you have too, but I think now especially that the season is over it's a good time to step away for a bit, take a breather, and reflect before moving forward one way or another. I think it's healthy.

I realize that may be frustrating to hear, not having any sort of definite answer, but it's where my head and heart are at the moment.
I'm personally still about 30 episodes behind the season finale, so I'm in no hurry to get more, hahaha. I'm sure whatever you come up with next, be it D&D or something else entirely, will be great fun as always.
 

Mikey Jr.

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Oct 25, 2017
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TTE is pretty much the only thing of EZA that I don't watch.

So just from my point of view, I'd be happy with it being replaced with something different.
 

Piichan

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Oct 28, 2017
516
Tokyo
Can TTE be replaced with bringing back Gundam building? I want more weird random memes to be born from this.
"Blow my stickers"
"I play by myself, I play by myseeeelf"
"Oinky oinky!"
"Trintron!"
 

Mikey Jr.

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Oct 25, 2017
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If they replace TTE with something else, I hope its not something that requires you to watch the previous episodes. Thats the worst.

Only way that would work for me is if it was really really interesting.

Like, playing a really long game 1 hour each episode. So like ff8 or Persona 4 but with 3 or 4 allies. That FF7 full playthrough was so damn awesome. But that is honestly something I don't see happening again for a while.

I know that kinda steps on full playthroughs a bit. But this would just be a super long play, 1 hour a week.

Thats just my wish personally. We'll see what they do with that 4 hour chunk per week now.
 
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munchie64

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Oct 25, 2017
930
Can TTE be replaced with bringing back Gundam building? I want more weird random memes to be born from this.
"Blow my stickers"
"I play by myself, I play by myseeeelf"
"Oinky oinky!"
"Trintron!"
Top 10 reasons I want Kyle to finish Box Peek:
1. I get to see the ending of Box Peek.
2. We may get Gundam streams back.
3-10. That's it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I have loved tabletop and will be dissapointed if it's done for good now, but you do what your most comfortable with Ben and im sure whatever you do in that time instead will be great.

A black pot improv/fiasco mini-series would be incredible though!
 

EarthPainting

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Oct 26, 2017
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TTE eats up a lot of time to both create and consume, so taking a step back and re-evaluating it is understandable. If they end up continuing a D&D show, which I hope, I hope they can limit the scope of the campaigns a bit more. That seemed to be the goal of Season 2, but it's hard to reign it in without shackling your players.

I've been a big fan of both seasons, and the mini-campaigns, so I'll be there for whatever ends up replacing it either way.
 

Mario Bilo

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Jan 7, 2018
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TTE eats up a lot of time to both create and consume, so taking a step back and re-evaluating it is understandable. If they end up continuing a D&D show, which I hope, I hope they can limit the scope of the campaigns a bit more. That seemed to be the goal of Season 2, but it's hard to reign it in without shackling your players.

I've been a big fan of both seasons, and the mini-campaigns, so I'll be there for whatever ends up replacing it either way.
I haven't played much DnD but from what I've played the party wasn't really there to save the world. Especially starting out. So I would keep the plot sinple, have a simple quest about receiving the farmer's wedding ring from monsters or something with the ultimate goal of making enough money to get into the big city. Once you do that, that's the end of the season. And next season let's have a story about getting into a guild in the city etc.
 

Wiggy

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Oct 26, 2017
194
Im a big table top fan but agree it needs a shake up. Like many I’d personally like to end long seasons and do semi regular (10-20 hour) quests or arcs.

Maybe characters (and players for that matter) return in diff quests maybe they don’t, but can still all be in the same world. I think the reaction to blackout academy proved the strength of this format.
I’d ditch the season numbers too and just do a subtitle e.g Tabletop Escapades: castle heist etc.

To accommodate this format I personally wouldn’t mind Ben being a more heavy handed DM to occasionally keep the players on task and moving along, but I’m aware lots of viewers don’t want any restrictions on the allies’ antics.

Regardless I’ll be watching whatever Ben cooks up next, if it does come back of course.