Standard Action http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com A fantasy-comedy webseries for geeks of all kinds Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:22:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Season 3: Gary the Rogue http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/16/season-3-gary-the-rogue/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/16/season-3-gary-the-rogue/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:22:57 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3073 The man with a past, Gary is the reluctant member of the Standard Action team. He’s the right Rogue to get you out of a tight situation, but you might want to keep your back to the wall when he’s around. Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014. Standard ActionUSA  GaryColourFBResize

The man with a past, Gary is the reluctant member of the Standard Action team. He’s the right Rogue to get you out of a tight situation, but you might want to keep your back to the wall when he’s around.

Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014.

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Season 3: Wendy the Sorcerer http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/09/season-3-wendy-the-sorcerer/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/09/season-3-wendy-the-sorcerer/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:20:55 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3070 The reluctant leader of the Standard Action party, Wendy is a force to be reckoned with. Once, her biggest concern was how to fit into those sassy pumps… oh, for simpler times. Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014.]]> WendyColourFBResize

The reluctant leader of the Standard Action party, Wendy is a force to be reckoned with. Once, her biggest concern was how to fit into those sassy pumps… oh, for simpler times.

Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014.

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Season 3: Fernando the Bard http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/02/season-3-fernando-the-bard/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/10/02/season-3-fernando-the-bard/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:33:27 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3060 The heart of the Standard Action party, Fernando the Bard has grown up fast over the past two seasons. Half-halfling, and half… we’re not quite sure, he yearns to be a hero, protect his friends, and live up to his great father’s distinguished name. Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014.]]> FernandoColourFBResize

The heart of the Standard Action party, Fernando the Bard has grown up fast over the past two seasons. Half-halfling, and half… we’re not quite sure, he yearns to be a hero, protect his friends, and live up to his great father’s distinguished name.

Photo by Meg Super Photography, 2014.

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Random Encounter: Have Chipmunk, Will Travel http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/30/random-encounter-have-chipmunk-will-travel/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/30/random-encounter-have-chipmunk-will-travel/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:08:50 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3056

Before Fernando, Edda and Wendy found Gary, they held some interviews in The Lonely Dragon for a fourth party member. It was… more challenging than they’d hoped.

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Second Batch of Digital Kickstarter Perks Delivered! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/27/second-batch-of-digital-kickstarter-perks-delivered/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/27/second-batch-of-digital-kickstarter-perks-delivered/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:20:52 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3052 Today we dropped a second batch of digital perks into the Copy folders our Kickstarter backers were invited to back in March. If you are a backer at the level “Kick the Vote” ($10) or higher, check your Copy folder for this new great stuff Here’s a look at what we have for [...]]]> _MG_4447

Today we dropped a second batch of digital perks into the Copy folders our Kickstarter backers were invited to back in March. If you are a backer at the level “Kick the Vote” ($10) or higher, check your Copy folder for this new great stuff

Here’s a look at what we have for you in this second batch.

– Motivational Posters for Fernando and Edda, based on the characters as you knew them in Season 2!
– Four Level 2 character sheets for Martin, Wendy, Edda and Fernando for the RPG 13th Age, developed by the creators of 13th Age at Pelgrane Press!

If you are not connected to a Copy folder, because you missed the link that was sent to the email address you registered with Kickstarter, please drop us a note at watchstandardaction@gmail.com and let us know!

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Season 3 Random Encounters to be Launched BEFORE the Season! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/23/season-3-random-encounters-to-be-launched-before-the-season/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/23/season-3-random-encounters-to-be-launched-before-the-season/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:16:39 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3039 For those of you who followed the Standard Action Kickstarter for Season 3, you know we have some Random Encounters coming up this year, featuring our cast, as well as some of our very special Kickstarter backers! Random Encounters are our shorts that sit outside the main storyline of Standard Action, but are [...]]]> IMG_5048 (2)For those of you who followed the Standard Action Kickstarter for Season 3, you know we have some Random Encounters coming up this year, featuring our cast, as well as some of our very special Kickstarter backers!

Random Encounters are our shorts that sit outside the main storyline of Standard Action, but are canon nonetheless. We’ve done quite a few in the past, including Wraiths in 2010, Mortimer’s Matchmaking in 2011, and Ulrick Ghastly’s “Never Gonna Split You Up” in 2014!

Random Encounters are a fun way for us to play with our characters outside the main storyline, and also to explore the histories or ongoing stories of characters you’ve seen (or will see!) in the episodes. They tend to be pretty… silly. Because yep, when left to our own devices, things get silly.

IMG_5140This year we have two hilarious Random Encounters for you which are set at the end of Season 2, during the first half of Episode 2.7: Reckless, when our heroes were conspicuously absent. The first will be launching ONE WEEK TODAY! That’s September 30th, 2014.

Watch here, the Phasefirefilms channel on YouTube, Standard Action on Facebook or Google+, or @stndrdaction on Twitter to get the link as soon as it drops.

If you were a Kickstarter backer that backed at the “Sneek a Peek” level or higher, you will receive an email today with your early access to view the episode, as thanks for your support of Standard Action.

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Season 2 DVDs Now For Sale! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/09/season-2-dvds-now-for-sale/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/09/09/season-2-dvds-now-for-sale/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:15:52 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3030 Our Season 2 DVDs are now for sale at FanSupported.net, along with our t-shirt and our Season 1 DVD!! Looking for that perfect beginning-of-fall present for a special someone? Look no further! They can catch up on the adventuring craziness before Season 3 hits the YouTubes. Find them right here!]]> Epic Guitar Solo

Our Season 2 DVDs are now for sale at FanSupported.net, along with our t-shirt and our Season 1 DVD!!

Looking for that perfect beginning-of-fall present for a special someone? Look no further! They can catch up on the adventuring craziness before Season 3 hits the YouTubes.

Find them right here!

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Season 2 DVDs Arrive! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/08/08/season-2-dvds-arrive/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/08/08/season-2-dvds-arrive/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:34:53 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3024 Our big box of shiny Season 2 DVDs has arrived! This is very exciting news for us – our fans have been waiting a long time for these DVDs, so we’re thrilled to finally have them in hand. Plus, Season 2 DVDs were an add-on for our Season 3 Kickstarter! While the Kickstarter was [...]]]> FinishedProductOur big box of shiny Season 2 DVDs has arrived! This is very exciting news for us – our fans have been waiting a long time for these DVDs, so we’re thrilled to finally have them in hand. Plus, Season 2 DVDs were an add-on for our Season 3 Kickstarter!

While the Kickstarter was running, or just after, we contacted any backer who gave more then their pledge level to confirm their choice of add-ons. We have packaged up and sent off an early shipment of these DVDs to every backer who has requested one – if you believe you’ve been missed in this process, please send an email to watchstandardaction@gmail.com, and we’ll sort you out.

To everyone who did not order a Standard Action Season 2 DVD through this Kickstarter, we are very pleased to announce that they will be sold at Gen Con Indy 2014, the granddaddy of all tabletop gaming conventions, in Indianapolis, this month! Stop by the Zombie Orpheus Entertainment booth and pick up your copy! You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our illustrious director/producer, Rob Hunt, who will be enjoying the festivities.

After the convention, we will be launching the Season 2 DVDs on our online store, which is currently managed by FanSupported.net, and they will be available for everyone!

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The Big News! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/07/17/the-big-news/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/07/17/the-big-news/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:01:43 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3019 Hi everyone! Time is ticking on, and though we’ve kept you up to date on our shoot schedule and shown you the evidence of our hard work, we’d like to touch base with you about where exactly we are with production and perk development, for those of you watching and waiting for some [...]]]> Gary

Hi everyone!

Time is ticking on, and though we’ve kept you up to date on our shoot schedule and shown you the evidence of our hard work, we’d like to touch base with you about where exactly we are with production and perk development, for those of you watching and waiting for some of those extras we promised. We are ever grateful for your support of Standard Action and our team over the past year, and we are still working hard to get this season shipped.

It became clear when the post-production process got rolling that editing Season 3 was going to be a whole lot more complex than we originally thought. We decided that our primary focus had to be the development of the season, which is what that Kickstarter money was used to fund, and we put the perks on the back burner… for now.

THE BIG NEWS:

The positive side of this “problem” is that we have a season that is going to be bigger than promised. We’re not sure how much bigger, but we’re looking at MORE than the promised six episodes, and you can quote us on that.

Here’s where we are.

On Season 3:

  • Production (filming) is complete.
  • Joanna is working on layout for the season, going through the material and cutting together the footage.
  • Rob is doing final nips and tucks on the layouts, putting in those visual effects, mastering the look of the episodes and developing new and exciting animations and credit sequences
  • Kersten is busily composing and sound designing, adding the sound of our world to the visuals.
  • On Perks:

  • Season 2 DVDs have been printed and we’re waiting for them to arrive.
  • The Pathfinder module for the adventures of the team between Seasons 1 and 2 is now with our editors, and has gone through two rounds of playtesting.
  • Joanna is copyediting the Standard Action Card Game, making sure the rules terminology is solid and consistent.
  • Chapter 1 Standard Action hard copy comics have arrived!
  • Critical Hit Show DM Eric Fell has been selected to create the Standard Action RPG Supplement PDF, and he’s busily working away at it.
  • The Edda Backstory Feature Film has an outline and a treatment.
  • Please keep apprised of our progress here on our website; we also have active Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus accounts, so keep in touch over there as well – you can find the links up there at the top right of this page. Write to us here with your questions, or to watchstandardaction@gmail.com.

    This season is going to be fantastic, Actioneers. It’s just taking a lot of late nights and elbow grease to get it the way we want it. Thank you for your continued support, and your patience.

    ~ the team at the Standard Action Skull Fortress

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    Shoot Day #16! http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/07/07/shoot-day-16/ http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/2014/07/07/shoot-day-16/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:35:37 +0000 http://standardaction.zombieorpheus.com/?p=3012 David, Edwin and Dayleigh take a break from the action to stand around looking [...]]]> This was our very last shoot day! We shot interior tavern material in the morning – one of the Random Encounters we’ll have for this season – and we ventured outside into the snow for our final pickups. Bittersweet!

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    David, Edwin and Dayleigh take a break from the action to stand around looking darn handsome.

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    Never armwrestle a monk.

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    Simple set design was the name of the game on today’s shoot.

    If you’re a Kickstarter backer, we will have a video for you in the next few days!

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