You have traversed the depths of the C-Blogs and found your way here; a shabby cabin at the piss-end of nowehere, littered with discarded wine bottles and cigarette ends. You peer through the darkness to see five faint outlines in front of you. One sits composed and dignified in a desk chair by a badly damaged table, reading a textbook on human anatomy. He pays no attention to your arrival, and continues to read through unknown means in the darkness. To your left, in the corner, a shockingly handsome man in a plaid shirt sits behind a desk, smiles at you warmly, and refuses to break eye contact. To your right, on a stool, a surly woman in a nurses outfit cradles a cigarette in her outstrecthed claw, glaring at you with scorn that even the dark cannot disguise. The fourth figure sits on the floor, smiling dimly and fiddling with the laces of his white trainers and the dangly bits of his brown hoodie whilst puzzling over a particularly tricky section in his colouring book.
Finally, at the back of the room, you finally spot a familiar face, framed by scruffy hair and uneven sideburns. The man you recognise as jebussaves88 stands before you, nursing a half empty glass of Rioja, and yet this is not the man you once knew...
Welcome to the blog of the Astonishingly Badass clan, a group who met in the distant past of 2009 in the Versus mode of Left 4 Dead 2. Whilst our numbers were once strong, we five still stand united with two objectives; save humanity from not having enough of us in their lives, and to make silly gaming related videos. We feel Destructoid would be a good home for our upcoming video series "The Astonishingly Badass Show", as well as any future blogging content we may conjure up.
Good day once again Destructoid. I am Astonishingly BAdass, and I'm here to ask you a question; Is a man not entitled to the sweat from his br... no wait, sorry, wrong script. This is the one for my underwater kingdom of nutbags and think-wrongs.
No, instead, I come to you with a proposition. I have been toying with the idea for some time, and I believe the Destructoid community would make a good home for it. A new game related podcast!
Yes, another one.
But wait, there's more! This would not be a podcast which would talk about games. This would be a podcast where you enter the game, come face to face with the fiercest adversarys, explore the most dangerous lands, and probably end up dead.
What I propose is an audio version of a Dungeons and Dragons-esque role playing game, recorded for an audience, where three or so players and myself as dungeon master embark on an epic quest filled with the protaganists, antagonists and NPC's of video games. The world will be a mish-mash of many different game worlds; Vice City crossed with Morrowind, Olympus, the Halo, Racoon City and City 17 for example.
Any confident and mic-owning community members who would like to get involved, please comment below, because I reckon this could be fun!