Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

2009 April 13
by Stupid Ranger

Dante & I watched the premier of Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire last Thursday.  I had high hopes for this show based on the commercials and the preview from  And my expectations were more than met.

The opening is classic: we are introduced to the group in… a tavern!  Kröd needs to get the keys to the dungeon to rescue his mentor, General Arcadius.  And the adventure begins.  The good guys strive to overthrown the bad guys.  The bad guys randomly kill people that get in their way.  And periodically, Kröd’s sword is enveloped in flames.
There were moments while watching this that reminded me so vividly of fond memories of old campaigns.  The crazy plots to break someone out of prison.  The random NPCs who help out along the way.  The occasional (usually accidental) shooting of a party member with a light crossbow.  The overwhelming revelation that your party will have to save the world as foretold by the prophecy.
But if I could make one change… I would change the character of Aneka a little bit.  In my opinion, she’s a little too much.  I feel that she’s a bit too in touch with her sensual side.  I think it’s great to have an female character who isn’t a damsel in distress, but her habit of having relations every man she encounters is a little too much.  I’m sure there are some out there who will disagree with me, but if you take a look back at what I said, you’ll see I started with “in my opinion.” 🙂
So far, it’s a very entertaining adventure, and I will be watching again next week.  Because the best part of an adventure is continuing it next week.
3 Responses leave one →
  1. Walter Verburg permalink
    April 13, 2009

    I'll admit I didn't see it, but the way you describe Aneka, she sounds like the parodied version of the oversexed-female-played-by-male-not-yet-used-to-hormones that I've encountered a lot in my games. (I've played D&D since 6th grade)

  2. Stupid Ranger permalink
    April 13, 2009

    @Walter: That’s not far off the mark.

  3. Just Duckie permalink
    April 24, 2009

    New to your blog and just read this. You have to remember that it’s Comedy Central, so, there are going to be sexual stereotypes. I have to admit, I’m a little put off by her, but then my hormones kick in and I’m all better!

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