A confession: I’d never seen The Guild before tonight.
I only heard about it for the first time at this past Comic-Con, with all the hooplah surrounding the web series’ forthcoming 3rd season. Only from reading Wil Wheaton’s blog did I learn what the deal was: the trials and tribulations facing a group of online fantasy gamers (ala World of Warcraft), and the hilarity which ensues from there. I also read that Wheaton would be doing a turn on the show, as the leader of a group of rival gamers, who have dubbed themselves the “Axis of Anarchy.”
My curiosity was piqued, but not enough for me to switch gears from whatever it was I was doing and go seek out more intel. Then I moved on to other things, and forgot about the whole thing.
Now, of course, everybody and their mother is posting this new YouTube music video, featuring the series cast. Curious once again, I clicked on a link, and was treated to this:
(I defy you to listen to this song and not have it rattling around in your head hours later. Go on. I double-dawg dare you.)
I knew Felicia Day from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (which I got and still get a kick out of), but didn’t really know much about her beyond that. Still, this was fun enough that now I’m wondering what the hell else I’ve been missing out on.
So, I go looking.
Okay, from what I’ve watched so far, I think I’m in for the rest of the ride. Call me a convert.
You can watch the episodes on their site, as well as via various sources like iTunes, Zune, and so on. You can purchase DVDs of the show from the site, or from Amazon.com. The cast and crew accept donations to offset the costs of production, and I’m thinking I may be buying the DVDs to help support that. More Felicia Day can’t be a bad thing, right?