So two buffoons stumble into a real live orc fight club, no it’s not a joke it’s a real clip at least. But after that it kind of reminds of a few D&D sessions that my buddies and I used to have when we were good and drunk and had a head full of ideas to come up with. If you’ve ever played even a session of D&D you’d know it can get just this crazy and even more so. There are virtually no limits to what you can do inside the game and it would seem that’s translated over to this clip in a few ways.
The clip goes about how you would expect for two bumblers that stumble upon a live and very real fighting club where orcs rule, they are heavily outmatched and have no idea just what to do. The one with the green face gets tossed around the ring without fail as he bounces off one wall and then another in an attempt to just stay alive. Then he grabs a sword and attempts to defend himself only to realize that he’s not that great of a fighter. So far in dice-speak he’s rolling extremely low and has yet to find a decent roll that can avail him any type of luck.
Then his buddy comes in and it’s just as bad since he can’t seem to do anything even with a pilfered weapon. And then green-face finds the one trump-all weapon that exists in almost every campaign at some point. It can change the appearance of another person, it can fire bolts energy on command, and it can be used as a melee weapon as well. I suppose you’d call it a staff since it’s too long to be a rod or a wand. But normally in D&D it’s up to the DM to decide whether characters can wield such weapons or if they’re limited by class. For example you wouldn’t see a barbarian wielding a magical wand all that often.
But like I said it’s up to the DM and the rules are there for guidelines, not as a strict and unbending limitation that can’t be moved around. It might send a dangerous precedent but the idea of D&D is to have fun, not to be so bound up by the rules that you can’t step beyond them. That’s what makes this clip so fun is that this staff is used in nearly every conceivable way for the short time it’s being used. But then there’s that moment when both men eye the red-hot glowing sword they saw one orc holding upon their entrance into the fight club. Personally I think I’d take a normal blade and keep the staff, or I’d tell my buddy sorry and blast him just hard enough while I pilfered the sword.
It’s a cool-looking blade after all and it could probably do a lot of damage. But that’s in the world of D&D after all, and while fantasy is fun it would probably be lethal for a lot of us if it were real.