Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 20 - King Krom
July 31, 2017 12:37 AM - Subscribe

Krom the warrior is back, but he's been moving up in the world.

Credits Arnie: Arnie Niekamp Chunt: Adal Rifai Usidore: Matt Young Krom the Fingarian: Mark Logsdon Mysterious Man: Tim Sniffen Craig: Ryan DiGiorgiProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi Editor: Garrett Schultz Theme Music: Andy Poland Magic Tavern Logo: Allard Laban Audio Assistance: Jason Knox Production Assistance: Garrett Schultz
posted by FallowKing (4 comments total)
 
Krom was not prepared to put on a finger play. It was bad, but enjoyable. I could feel his near-panic as he tried to craft a narrative on the spot. I think the others held back on the teasing, it didn't seem like he remembered most of the names.

I'm glad they have a sponsor this week, I'd hate for them to stop, I woke up early this morning and it helped kill some time.
posted by FallowKing at 1:27 AM on July 31


Krom/Mark just generally seemed ill-prepared, and the lampshading of it they did wasn't helpful at all. I think some showing-of-the-seams is okay, but I'm also very much outside the camp of "Sometimes improv sucks and that's just as much fun!" (or, as I call it, armisenism).

It's kind of weird how good Arnie (I think) is at Blemish's voice. Unless it was Martin coming back.
posted by Etrigan at 6:23 AM on July 31


It's kind of weird how good Arnie (I think) is at Blemish's voice. Unless it was Martin coming back.
I know! I meant to mention that. I thought that was actually Martin for a few sentences. (It might have been, I didnt relisten. I think he's still in the studio for this episode)

Is lampshading what that's called? If they didn't do it, imagine how much worse it would have been.
Also, I get the feeling Mark got into the studio late, Krom was mentioned an episode or two ago and Usidor didn't seem to be aware of his upcoming arrival.

They're all too used to improv, they don't block each other as much as they should, in a conversation like this changing the subject or saying 'I don't know' is acceptable, and even constructive. "Show us a finger puppet play." "Krom cannot, Krom is afraid of finger puppets" but because of the conventions they have, which are good the majority of the time, they feel obligated to adhere to policy even to the detriment of the performance.
posted by FallowKing at 8:29 AM on July 31


Lampshading (Warning: TV Tropes link)
posted by Etrigan at 8:48 AM on July 31


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