Pyromania - #23

Heroes & Halfwits: Pyromania - #23

 The roof is on fire!  Bo Jingles is burning down houses while Albus grabs everything that is not nailed down. Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://cook.ba/2jeJr22) and MVMT Watches (http://bit.ly/2lmsOm7)

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  • Ezrah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Are you guys serious? Ryan/Albus was totally in the wrong. He has always been out for himself, or the minions that would keep him out alive. The fact that Ryan/Albus was ok with stealing from the merchant, and then trying to shift the blame to Gus is absolute bullshit. 

  • ScorchR FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    They are really coming down on Albus because of a little theft. Meanwhile Bor Ealis is selling out teammates without a second thought, and Bo Jingles is burning down buildings. It really seems like everyone is blowing the theft thing out of proportion in comparison to everything else that's been happening. Even if it did end up with a dragon coming after them, they were still drilling into him long before that happened. Seems a bit odd.

  • Millaheavy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cant spell

    5 months ago

    The best part about the Series is that everyone makes Ryan out to be the bad guy to spite how he tries to help out the group yet Gus always tries to throw Ryan under the bus for no apparent reason! Gus is the closest to Evil in the group BY A LAND SLIDE... he has pure selfish motives and acts on his own Conscience! He doesn't care if Ryan dies he probably prays for it! Gus is an Evil Genius and i love it! He is playing the group for Fools and Ryan caught on this episode!

  • Silvador FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    God, I'm really growing to hate Gus and his character. Gunna have to side with Ryan on this one. He hasn't done anything bad against the group and they all just shit on him.

    • mvarosky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT and RLM keep me sane

      5 months ago

      Gus has said on multiple occasions "there are secrets on my character sheet." 

      I'd be curious to see what those are.  He's definitely a dick about it; but that's supposed to be his character.  A snooty, racist, distrusting do-gooder.  He fails at the do-gooder part at times, but he nails the rest of the traits.

  • Cody_B

    5 months ago

    I feel like this episode turned in to The Patch around the middle of it's run.
    Or as I dubbed it the RT Shit On Ryan Podcast.

  • Jet_Argo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I have that dragon :D

  • Bea92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    and to think while the Halfwits are fighting the dragon, in another universe Lil J is just hanging out.  jeremy

    • Coffeeman21286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      That was actually the dragon from the Christmas horde mode episode where he was hanging out

  • ArchDruid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    The ad goblin needs to show up in other shows and podcasts.

  • ToxicPlot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Toxicplot

    6 months ago

    I had to pause and come back later.... I hit play and the first thing I hear is "That happens when you masturbate too much"

    The things you come back to in AH content....

  • Pfweaver FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I read some of the comments before hand and assumed people were overreacting but that did get a little annoying after awhile. Shit on someone for a little while but when you can tell that they are no longer having a good time then you need to stop.


    Hilarious ad goblin btw.

  • Stuffn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Geoff is one of those D&D players that you both love and hate to play with

  • mama_tom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I want to see the bts of the ad goblin as they do it.

  • s04r1ngh4wk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I FOR ONE HEART YOU RYAN!!!! If i was playing lol, evil all day baby, evil all day!!!!

  • paige.ffoster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    honestly how its going with all these NPC's racking up and the spymaster telling them they'll be ok if they kill the deceitful people before they become close to them, its beginning to look a lot like that one rick and morty episodegavin

  • buttmunch67 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Swag master

    8 months ago

    I love the ad goblin

  • theron61 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I think a large majority of commenters are on Ryan's side which is cool and all.  One thing I would like to point out is that Michael made a comment on a early post-show where he acknowledged that as a paladin - Gus and Michael should stop Ryan's excesses.  Michael pointed out Ryan would argue with them endlessly so they just indulge him here and there so they can move on.  


    So in terms of the alignment debate - I still see Ryan as Evil.  Gus and Michael do stop a lot of Ryan's nonsense like trying to get the two women to kill the rapist in the sewer.  Likewise, Gus prevented Ryan from running his scams/angles in the clothing run for the most part outside of the facade of being the Duke Royale so they can retrieve the Spymaster.


    For Ryan to be truly Chaotic Neutral - he would need to occasionally do Good.  Even saving Quork (Cork?) could be framed as a self-serving act which is not exactly outside the bounds of being Evil. He is also constantly reinforcing his image as the one to help the "too good" people in the party by being a better liar or manipulator.  


     Bor and Mogar, for sure, with the caveat above are not acting within the strict bounds of true Lawful Goodness.  That said, they are also conscripted soldiers in a imperial war against a more or less innocent kingdom.  It is nice that the city's ruler appears to be a evil bastard that needs to be kicked over.


    In terms of how much of the episode their shitting on Albus/Ryan takes - Ryan is keeping this going too by complaining more about the argument rather than letting them move on.  Their party does not trust him and he can't seem to accept that.


    I do agree that Frank should let Ryan know his alignment even if it means an hour argument about how Albus is "not evil".


  • Justin-Thadick FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    salt of the earth stuff

  • theodorex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Ok I'm enjoying this season so far but its gotta be said... the ad goblin is my favorite part of these eps.. too good.

  • JosephBarone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

    8 months ago

    I was really rooting for Quork to get the killing blow at the end. 

  • Bsoavenger

    8 months ago

    As much as I am on Ryan side (in the sense that they kinda bullied him too long) if he has just said he was sorry they probably would have dropped it.

  • axmiller FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I really hope Ryan takes the time to read the comments and the outpouring of support he is getting from almost everyone.

    • Kezz21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Ryan's my favourite but, I have to admit, it's hilarious watching him get genuinely annoyed. 

      Also, a little terrifying.

  • PoisedTick0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

     church2

    Don't get me wrong this argument is hilarious, but Albus did take the smokey gem when the entire party was against it, he did change his mind about giving a defeated drow slaver some water - just to blast him (in front of the other slaver to make a point I think), he did want to torture some other slavers (albeit to prevent those 2 girls from getting their hands dirty) just before the party reached jackalheart from the sewers.

    But '"everyone'" wanted to 'liberate' the gold and valuables from a gang leader's casino in addition to their main goal... and that ended in lots of blood, fire, and hopefully more unforeseen circumstances (I still want to know about that other dragonborn in the fighting pit)

  • Glitterholic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zombie

    8 months ago

    The way I see it, you only push the buttons on the people you care a lot about.  It makes me think they're all close or at least Ryan is very welcome in the circle.  ^-^  Makes me happy.  Or am I dark?

  • G0ldf1sh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Hey guy's let's list the things both Albus(Ryan) and Bo Jingles(Geoff) have done shall we?


    Geoff - Set's fire to the jungle, village, casino, House, essentially everywhere they've been. Kept secrets from the party and dated a mutant that had the intention of killing the entire party. What did he receive for this? a few harsh words and the equivalent of a slap on the wrist.


    Ryan - Stole one gem from a drunken dwarf, and wanted to kill 'innocent' slavers that already admitted that they would've gone back to slaving if left alive and possibly (More like defiantly) sent more slavers after them. And what did Ryan recieve? 2 2 hour episodes of arguments and blame. 


    Not to mention Geoff mentioned in the post show that Ryan was starting to get really angry and not just in game angry, to which Gus replies "I know and i'm loving it" Hence meaning that Gus was doing it for meta reasons. And the childish act of "I'm not fighting the next battle" really gus? so you say you're a man of god and spread kindness and good deads, yet you have a demonic partner that sets fire to everything, you're openly racist and litterally cause shit for your own enjoyment, yet you give Ryan so much shit for stealing one gem.



    If this is how future episodes are going to go, sorry guys but it's going to fall apart pretty damn quickly. 

    • ChromeAxl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Bor/Gus is playing quite an accurate representation of a devout "holy" man, historically speaking. Hypocritical, childish, unwilling to compromise or accept blame.


      I'm 97% on Ryan's side. Killing the slavers was the right call, regardless of the promise. Unless those slaves were previously horrifying criminals, then slavery deserves an instantaneous death.


      Stealing the gem, ah well, Albus/Ryan is Chaotic Neutral so he's gotta have some bad tendencies.


      It's Bo's/Geoff's fault the dragon came in the first place, albeit not exactly lore-wise, but who would've known that such a gemstone would bring about such a large danger? Hindsight is 20/20 and all that jazz. It becomes a party decision after such danger reveals itself, so now that they know it's dangerous, it's up to everyone to come together and agree what to do with the item. If it were me, I'd hang on to it as opposed to selling it. I'd like to figure out what it can be used for, despite the danger.

  • Creepy-Internet-Guy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    The Votes are in!

    According to 139 of y'all Ryan's alignment is Chaotic Neutral!


    • teagaaaaaaan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      its a good thing that frank ultimately chooses so good job whiners

  • OnlyAverage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    They should start having Jack do the recap at the beginning as his goblin character.

  • JimothySquid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Squid for hire

    8 months ago

    In short Bo jingles is evil, Bor at the very least is objectively not lawful good anymore, and Ryan is probably the best or second best team member above or below Griffon.


    How is it not obvious Bo Jingles is not part of this team. I mean he is actively trying to turn the party on Ryan who I think is both the most in character and probably the best member of the team. He's always trying to work ways out of their problems (gets shit on for talking too much). I think the only selfish thing he's done is steal that gem and try to sneak the others and the worst thing he did was killing that guy they were interrogating which at worst was chaotic neutral because it was purely for the good of the party. Bor is in ways more evil than Ryan he was fine with Bo Jingles setting fire to the place with all those caged slaves, now is refusing to participate in fights where teammates might die, he in-actively tried to kill QUARK by refusing to heal him. Not to mention he literally sells out Ryan the first change he gets.

  • MRKRABBZz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I love the partying bickering and role playing way more than I do the combat. been loving listening/watching to these all while playing games and doing Uni Work!

  • shmanel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I'd feel bad for Ryan the way they all pile on him all episode, if he could ever just shut the fuck up.  But that won't happen, so he deserves all that he gets.

  • JamesPreston FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    so over the course of a week ive been binge watching this show and i have to say, ive never played D&D before, but after watching this i really want to try it! this show is hilarious, keep it going guys! ruby

  • notslaughter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Still a great show and I am glad they are trying new thing! The only issue is, I think it should go back to a one hour once a week show. While the two hour block is great I think there is too much of a break between episodes. They could have a two hour episodes for special occasions but to be honest, either way I am gonning to keep watching. Keep up the great work. 

  • Galm666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ODST

    8 months ago

    I cant wait for Gus and Geoff  to bring up this comment thread about how it heavily disagreed with them and just write it off as a bunch of people on the internet yelling lol

    • G0ldf1sh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      They will either say, it's just the vocal minority / salt, or find a way to dismiss and continue on like they have been. I mean Gus pretty much 100% admitted in the post show he is doing this because he finds it funny.

  • FLZeta

    8 months ago

    I hope when the next dragon comes along, Gus' character gets fucking one shot. Paladin should be the greater evil, not constantly bitch about a minor thing vs. multiple counts of arson and murder. Felt like an episode of meta gaming from him.

  • Kabyk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    While I love and enjoy when people attack Ryan, it tends to get a bit grating after a straight 60 minutes of it. If you can cut it by like 30%, or at least space it out a bit, that'd be great.

  • DrknssRules1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I just love Jack's ad goblin skit. Him teleporting around the table is just fucking hilarious.

    • Silvador FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      Ryan needs to work on his surprised/startled reaction, though. XD

  • Akizato FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dinosaur Wrangler

    8 months ago

    Why is everyone getting upset on Ryan's behalf and saying the ep was bad? I thought the entire thing was hilarious. Great episode.

    • Jokse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Because it was obvious that Ryan just wanted to leave that table. Gus was a complete douche the whole episode, going against everything that a paladin stands for, and metagaming the whole time to add to that.

    • G0ldf1sh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Because they're all being extremely hypocritical and giving Ryan a bunch of shit over a gem. Gus is supposed to be a paladin a man who fights for justice and kind deeds, yet he stands there and acts like a spoiled brat, "NO, I DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU DID SO I'M NOT FIGHTING WITH YOU ANYMORE"

  • Moewrawn1988

    8 months ago

    I'm glad a lot of the comments are saying it, this episode was trash. The hypocrisy of the entire group shitting on Ryan was unbearable. Although knowing some of the people in the group (Michael, Geoff and Gus) they'll see these comments and try to take the shitting on Ryan up a notch. Those three, I feel, tend to see comments and instead of changing they just double down on them. 

  • jasonhwang

    8 months ago

    This episode needs to be balanced by a future episode in which Albus uses his previously unknown dark magic powers to exact his revenge upon the rest of the party.

  • Drizztonian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Magic Mirror Suggestion:


    If you can't follow the rules child

    You'll have to deal with magic wild

  • SqurtleHurdle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    At first the Ad goblin was really funny... now whenever I see him I feel like I'm losing my sanity, its sooo rediculious

  • AutumnCarter

    8 months ago

    The paladins should be happy. They got to kill a chromatic dragon, which are all evil...

  • EpleptkRobot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I came back to watch this a second time, because I couldn't remember what the hell they got done this episode. I figured I must not have been paying attention the first watch. Then I quickly remembered they spent most of the time shitting unjustly on Ryan. One of the weaker episodes.

  • reasarian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Frank is really playing favorites here. He defends Bor Ealis and Bo Jingles while attacking Albus constantly. Even going to the lengths of taking Bo's meta gaming punishment and turning it into an attack on Albus.


    anyways I think that Albus is more neutral than evil because all his bad is either for self gain or for the good of the party, he never intentionally puts any allies or innocents in danger and would be a chaotic good except for the occasional selfish moment which is not at all evil it's pure neutral.


    Meanwhile paladin Bor Ealis is acting like a real evil mofo threatening party members acting only for himself and never intervening when his vows are being broken. He makes huge judgments and leverages his participation in combat for personal gains. Whenever he wants something evil done he doesn't fight it he just gets other people to do it. I would say that Bor Ealis is a lawful neutral character.

  • DoopTroop

    8 months ago

    This series has very quickly become my favorite RoosterTeeth content, and I've never played D&D nor watched any other D&D related content. It's funny, it's cool, and it's got an interesting story as well.


    I'm also really glad the cast seems to enjoy playing this campaign as well. It's cool to see how they react when they are threatened by the death of their characters that they've gotten attached to.


    EDIT: I do hope they don't try to mess with Ryan too much though. It's kind of funny in small bursts, but I really don't want the experience to be ruined or for this to become something that any one cast member doesn't want to do.

  • Deraj7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Does it bother anyone else when the DM seems to like his npc's more than the players? Having played in some campaigns where that happens it's become something of a pet peeve of mine...

    • AutumnCarter

      8 months ago

      As a DM I will simply say that Npc's are far less annoying than players.

  • Panataur

    8 months ago

    Poor Ryan

  • Creepy-Internet-Guy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Lets settle this with a Straw poll. Make sure to do a little homework about Alignments Here.

  • Tristan_D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Am I the only one who feels like we're getting less content on this release schedule? Whether we're actually getting less content or not is irrelevant but doesn't it feel that way? Maybe it's just me.

    • swordking123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      we are, when it was weekly we got 45mins-2hrs and 30mins and now its biweekly with only 2hrs

    • Endodroid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Totally agree. It feels much slower too. Prefer they bring back the weekly release. 

  • Rafael_A FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    #Ryanisinnocent #adgoblinforallads

  • sk1v3r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I guess I'm in disagreement with a lot of the other commenters on this, but I think this was the best episode so far. Albus vs everyone is one of my favourite dynamics in this show (that, and I love all of the arguments), and this episode delivered that in spades.

    • Galm666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ODST

      8 months ago

      Was it really albus vs everyone? It seemed like half the time he didn't even retort when they started slaming him. Just got old after a while when he would barely put up a fight.