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Why it's MC Frontalot (Previously, Interviewed by Metafilter) has a new music video, "Critical Hit" which imagines the future of his career as a D&D game.
posted by The Whelk (36 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Got the sometimes feel like I'm Aguirre, life's so good.
posted by idiopath at 12:00 PM on October 17, 2011


The DM looks familiar..
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 12:01 PM on October 17, 2011


I hope he does a video for "I'll Form The Head" off the new album, because that one is hilarious for us long-time Voltron and other combining robot fans.
posted by mephron at 12:04 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dungeon Master BRIAN POSEHN
posted by The Whelk at 12:04 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


He obviously had WAY too much fun making that video. Can probably make several others from the outtakes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:08 PM on October 17, 2011


Heh, I just noticed a poster for "Fruntalot" last night while playing GTA IV - it was like this but smaller (in a subway station) and without the naked butt next to it.
posted by exogenous at 12:09 PM on October 17, 2011


Death JOHN O’CONNOR

I'm onto you, lectroids!
posted by adamdschneider at 12:12 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


That d20 that lights up when you roll a 20 is real. I know people who own one.
posted by oddman at 12:20 PM on October 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Nichefork". heh.
posted by GuyZero at 12:43 PM on October 17, 2011


oh and looking down,

The Filmmakers Wish to Thank:

..Jessamyn Charity West

yay extra mefite interest.
posted by The Whelk at 12:43 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


They had Mike Lombardo playing with them on tour a couple months ago--he's swell too. He posted lots of tour vlogs on his second channel.
posted by litnerd at 12:46 PM on October 17, 2011


I clicked, but there's not really any explanation of why it's MC Frontalot.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:48 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think I wrote two different beginnings to this post and they got merged together.
posted by The Whelk at 12:49 PM on October 17, 2011


That d20 that lights up when you roll a 20 is real. I know people who own one.

ThinkGeek sells them.
posted by jedicus at 1:02 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I clicked, but there's not really any explanation of why it's MC Frontalot.
Sans comma, comme ça. (and that's the way it is.)
posted by zamboni at 1:14 PM on October 17, 2011


I don't know, why?
posted by Eideteker at 1:26 PM on October 17, 2011


because otherwise I'll never learn
posted by The Whelk at 1:33 PM on October 17, 2011


more mefi-ness - i play guitar on that track.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 1:40 PM on October 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I interpreted it as, "Why, it's MC Frontalot! That lovable scamp!"
posted by maqsarian at 1:55 PM on October 17, 2011


Catchy.
posted by Decimask at 2:36 PM on October 17, 2011


Videos have so many cameos these days that I found myself wondering if I'm supposed to recognize the other players in the game. Was I?
posted by explosion at 2:40 PM on October 17, 2011


any explanation of why it's MC Frontalot

Likely.
posted by dhartung at 3:02 PM on October 17, 2011


Is that MC Frontalot rockin' face paint like early Split Enz? 'Cause if so, that's a really left field reference for a hip hop video, even in nerdcore.
posted by jonp72 at 4:03 PM on October 17, 2011


Pretty sure that's supposed to be a Bowie reference.
posted by palidor at 4:27 PM on October 17, 2011


He has good flow.
posted by djrock3k at 4:53 PM on October 17, 2011


I like the fact that he's wearing real prescription glasses.
These are not glasses with non-prescriptive lenses he wears for effect, as many actors do, but clearly Ioun Stones precision-cut into lenses, and fit into frames so they go don't flying off and lightening his specs, preventing nose-dimples you'd get from your regular thick-lensed glasses.
+2 INT, +2 WIS.
posted by herrdoktor at 4:55 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pretty sure that's supposed to be a Bowie reference.

No wonder it seemed so familar.
posted by jonp72 at 6:35 PM on October 17, 2011


I like how the international symbol of pretensions excess is a harmonica.
posted by The Whelk at 8:20 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I also like how, and this came up in the Mefi Mod interview with him, it's a really catchy song without making strings of nerd references. It holds up. It's a got a good hook and I always liked Frontalot's delivery.
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 PM on October 17, 2011


and using D&D dice as the force behind the vicissitudes of fame is kind of awesome.
posted by The Whelk at 8:46 PM on October 17, 2011


oddman - That d20 that lights up when you roll a 20 is real. I know people who own one.

Do they still roll true? I've seen issues with novelty dice that aren't actually random.

Then again, I'm sure most long-time roll players have "lucky" dice that (tend to) roll high or low (and are thus used when called for when playing role playing games). I still have a set that (I used to mostly play Rulesmonster) rolls 00 more often than randomly.
posted by porpoise at 9:15 PM on October 17, 2011


Wait, does he have a Charlie Brown haircut? I kept looking for stripes on his yellow shirt that's in different shots.
posted by Evilspork at 9:57 PM on October 17, 2011


he he his sex tape only has 3 Likes he he he
posted by The Whelk at 10:50 PM on October 17, 2011


Do they still roll true? I've seen issues with novelty dice that aren't actually random.

ThinkGeek claims "we did our very best to ensure the Critical Hit LED d20 Die is weighted as evenly as possible considering the electronics inside." I couldn't find any posts online complaining that it is unbalanced.
posted by jedicus at 6:53 AM on October 18, 2011


Well, who would complain that it wasn't balanced if it's rolling 20s?
posted by Evilspork at 9:08 AM on October 18, 2011


Well, who would complain that it wasn't balanced if it's rolling 20s?

DMs who don't want their players to cheat, for one thing. That's the context of the note about balance on ThinkGeek's page. Basically "we tried to make it balanced, but it's up to you if you want to allow it at your table."
posted by jedicus at 1:28 PM on October 18, 2011


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