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The Gamers: Episode 1 is The Gamers project fans have been asking us for since Dorkness Rising... and with your support, we can make it happen!
In The Shadow Menace we’re going back to what people loved about The Gamers and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Tabletop RPG comedy. Gamers sitting around the table, playing a roleplaying game, controlling fantasy characters. Then we cut to those fantasy characters and see what our actions are like as if they actually happened.
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And in this show, we’re throwing in a twist. The fantasy world… is our own world! A modern fantasy. Gaming in the world you know, and what it looks like when you deal with real world situations through gaming mechanics.
Mark rolls up a new character
WHAT ABOUT GAMERS 4 AND HOW DOES THIS SHOW FIT IN?
Who remembers when Iron Man launched the Marvel cinematic universe? And then along came Thor. And Captain America. And slowly, we all began to realize that an AVENGERS movie might actually happen.
Gamers 4 is our Avengers. It's an epic team-up, assembled to conclude a story that began in 2002 with The Gamers, when we laid the seeds of a payoff that would bring everything full circle.
We laid more groundwork in Dorkness Rising.
Then we expanded the mythology with Hands of Fate and Humans & Households. We put huge spoilers right in the middle of the screen and nobody caught them.
Nimble greets the Dorkness characters
Now we're continuing the story with The Gamers: The Series. We're putting the game pieces on the board and pushing them closer together. We're filling in the missing details, learning The Shadow's agenda, exposing the rules of the GAMERS universe. And of course,we're sitting a group of players down at a table, giving them a quest, and laughing hard at how their actions play out within the world of the game.
It's old-school meets new-school, with the gaming comedy that you crave, plus a heist-film twist, where we get to see how adventures set in our world would play out, especially with a savvy group of rules lawyers, munchkins, and story players.
Nimble puts the pieces together.
This is the Gamers that fans have been asking for. And if we get to make this show, we get to pay off everything when Gamers 4 launches.
We've been doing this since we created the genre in 2002 with the original The Gamers. And we've been right there beside you, laughing with you the whole time. Now, geek is chic and there is a huge influx of fantasy and gaming films, shows, and even gaming themed episodes of existing shows. Some are great! But even now, with gaming in the mainstream, some make gamers the butt of the joke. We continue to love and respect gaming and gamers and want to make more stuff to laugh at *with* you for years to come.
SO WHEN IS GAMERS 4?
We need three episodes (135 minutes total) to bring us from here to the events of Gamers 4. However, thanks to our Patreon supporters, we should be able to complete even more episodes of this show while Gamers 4 is in development. We can't rush the timeline for writing and planning Gamers 4, but we can tell as much of this story as possible while we're getting there.
A Mysterious Ceremony
HOW DO THE TIMELINES FIT TOGETHER?
You can check out our prior post on the subject, but here's the word straight from the writer of this show: 'Gamers the Series is meant to follow the adventures of the fantasy characters across space and time. My understanding is that Gamers 4 will primarily focus on Lodge, Joanna, and the rest of their gaming group as they struggle to escape from The Shadow. Meanwhile, we're looking at the two groups of fantasy characters, starting with the original gamers, as they fight The Shadow's influence in our world and beyond, and building to the moment when they join forces.'
If you're like us, you can't wait to see where the story goes next!
With nine days left in our campaign, now is the time to reach the rest of the Gamers fans, plus reach out to lifetime gamers who have never heard of the show. Created for and by gamers, there's never been an independent series quite like this one.
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