May 262016


Axel – he of the most excellent Axel’s DDO Channel on youtube – published a cohesive visual narrative encompassing all of the Eberron-based story lines in Heroic DDO.

Bizbag (someone I do not know but is apparently most clever) is the author of the narrative. Axel is the narrator, setting the story to appropriate mood music and illustrating it with dozens of screenshots.

It is quite thorough, and quite well done, and quite worth your time to view.

The video has been out for a month or more, but as usual, I am slow to the uptake and am only now getting around to viewing it. I mean, I knew about it, in fact I knew about it before it came out; Axel asked me in advance for permission to include screenshots from this site. Which was as surprising as it was polite – are the screenshots images really “mine”? Or Turbine’s? Does fair use doctrine even apply to screenshots?

But I digress. This is not about “my” screenshots but rather about a very thorough, very enjoyable, and very sensible rendering of DDO’s assorted and normally incoherent stories into Axel’s seamless tale.

It is not as detailed as Quijonn’s Stormreach Campaign, but then nothing is (or will be). But that in no way detracts from the work; it is just a very nice story, nicely told, nicely illustrated. Nice.

Thank you Axel for putting it together. As for everyone else, go see it, you’ll be glad you did. Here, have a link:

Why are you still here? Go see it!

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

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  1. Geoff, I appreciate the plug and the post. My understanding is that no, nobody has any kind of ownership to DDO screenshots they take because it’s Turbine’s content. Cordovan could probably clarify on that. But I always try to ask regardless if I use someone else’s work in any form just as a courtesy.

  2. The more love the lore gets, the more we can remind the devs that lore matters πŸ™‚

  3. Side note but haven’t heard this before – amazing how many things I think are pronounced differently πŸ™‚ probably a case of tomato tomato πŸ™‚

    • Do you mean rhyming “Deneith” with “penis”? That was a new one for me. But then … only Keith Baker knows how it is really pronounced.

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