One Hit Die launched a new web series Wednesday on YouTube called Legend Of The Lich Lord. An expansion to the 2013 series One Hit Die, Lich Lord is described as D&D meets Lord Of The Rings filmed mockumentary-style like The Office. The series follows an hilarious band of amateur adventurers in search of loot and monsters to kill. Watching the first episode, you'll be reminded of the quibbling that takes place around the table as you quest with your friends during your tabletop adventure games.
The entire cast of One Hit Die returns with Cassandra (Mikaela Cochrane), the Paladin and "Chosen One." She is hilarious and adorable as the wide-eyed leader of the band who is convinced she is destined for greatness. Cassandra reminds me a bit of Kimmy Schmidt (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) if Kimmy Schmidt had been dropped into a D&D game rather than New York City after escaping that cult. Phil Burke (Hell On Wheels) is back as Azurus the drunken wizard (although, he seems a tad more sober than usual in episode one). Also returning is Andrew David Long as Torvold, the loot-hungry Rogue whose expertise at finding traps is not to be underestimated. Julie Orton is also back as Sasha The Fighter; a fierce warrior who doesn't always stop to think before she swings her two-handed battle-axe.
Legend Of The Lich Lord is extremely funny, well written and beautifully produced. The visual effects are very nicely done for what is certain to be a micro-budget and the characters are well thought-out and believable. The actors all do a fantastic job and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. All-in-all, I definitely recommend checking it out. Whether you're a fan of D&D and fantasy or you just like a good comedy, it's well worth your time. A new episode is expected to go up every day (except weekends) on the One Hit Die YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe! It's always a good idea to support indie filmmakers! I can't wait to see what comes next for our merry band of adventurers!