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YogsQuest is a Yogscast tabletop role-playing game series that aired on the Yogscast main channel, originally part of YouTube's Geek Week. The series uses a homebrewed RPG system developed by Ben Edgar and Tom Clark, using a simplified mechanics from Dungeons & Dragons and GURPS.[1]

Spanning three seasons and a special season, YogsQuest features a group of adventurers journeying through four separate universes to complete quests and fend off against enemies. The universe settings in order of the seasons aired are: fantasy medieval setting, futuristic space setting based on Guardians of the Galaxy, zombie apocalyptic modern setting and Star Wars universe setting.

In the first three seasons, Lewis Brindley is the dungeon master, with Duncan, Sips and Sjin role-playing as their characters. Simon Lane appears in the first two seasons, with Chris Trott replacing in in the third season after Simon went on leave. The special season have Chris Trott as the dungeon master and Hannah, Kim, Ross and Smith role-playing as their characters.

Season OneEdit

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Season 1 main characters. From left to right: Honeydew, the Rat King (with Rat Dad), Pretty Margaret, and Duncan.

A rather standard Fantasy-RPG adventure, the first season sees our heroes journeying into a trap-filled, monster-infested dungeon in search of a bountiful treasure.

Honeydew the Dwarf - (Simon Lane)Edit

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"I am Honeydew of Khaz Modan, how are you doing? My great power is just my strength, I’m not the smartest person, or the wisest person, but I’m strong, I’m brave, I’m pure of heart. I’m a glory-seeker, I’m out there to find glory, become a hero, be brave, kick some ass, kill some shit, loot their bodies, eat their remains on a spit-roast. I want to dig a hole, and uh, yeah. My goal is to dig a hole."

Although Honeydew was the strongest member of the party, his intelligent and wisdom rolls were so low that he was hindered by his extreme stupidity, and could not even read or communicate properly. After a brief, though confusing, encounter with some magical doppelgangers, Honeydew saved the party from doom by slaying a gelatinous cube.

Duncan the Gnome Wizard - (Duncan Jones)Edit

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"I'm a Gnome wizard, and when I was very young, I came into possession of a very magical ring of power. My old friend, Gondorf, he told me that I should take it to the pit of oblivion and cast it in. But I didn't want to, so I smothered him in his sleep. And I kept the ring, and it's given me the source of my wizardy powers."

Duncan's run was characterized by a surprising amount of magical ineptitude, failing almost every single time he attempted to cast a spell, whether it be one of his own or one he found on a scroll, most infamously when he critically failed a telekinesis spell and hurtled a party member's father against the ceiling so hard that he exploded into gore. In the end, he did crush the helpless core of the gelatinous cube, and claimed the treasure of the dungeon.

Sjin the Rat King - (Sjin)Edit

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"I am Sjin, the Rat King, I was born to couple of unloving Elven parents, and they flushed me, but I was found by my dad here. He found me and nurtured me with his teats. I’m taking my dad on an adventure, like a father-son adventure. I love you dad."

The Rat King, arguably some manner of druid, was best known for being accompanied by his foster father, Rat Dad, and trying to utilize his rat companion in every single action he could take. After Rat Dad's tragic death from Duncan's poorly rolled Telekinesis, the Rat King then cast "Summon Rat" (the only time he ever actually used a spell successfully) and gained a new companion in the form of his cousin Jake. Unfortunately, Jake was later killed as well when the Rat King rolled so poorly on a fear check that he shit his pants, passed out, and fell onto Jake, nearly killing himself in the process.

Pretty Margaret the Orc Bard - (Sips)Edit

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"Name’s Pretty Margaret Battered-Bottom, from the 69th Orcish legion, entertainment division. Famously ripped apart after I played an electrifying lick on my magical lute here. And then I found myself alone in this strange land, and then I met up with the magical pimp, and Disneyland boy here and this other guy and here we are, ready to go. *strums lute*"

Although Pretty Margaret's best contributions came in the form of singing "songs" that buffed the party or charmed NPCs, for some reason the team was confused by her orcish racial strength bonus into forgetting that Honeydew was, statistically, considerably stronger than the bard, and thus Pretty Margaret ended up as the unlikely 'muscle' of the group. Probably best known for her exploits with her owl-based nipple pasties.

Season Two: Goons of the GalaxyEdit

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Season 2 main characters. From left to right: Deborah, Basil, Rolo, Simon-X4000.

Directly inspired by the film Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as genre staples like Alien, Star Wars, and Star Trek, Season 2 took the same crew from the original game on an outer space adventure with considerably higher stakes, ultimately leading to a battle to save the entire universe.

Captain Basil Long-Shorts - (Duncan Jones)Edit

Captain Basil Long-Shorts is the captain of the Rim Hopper and the leader of the "ragtag bunch of space pirates". He has a love and strange talent for gambling and almost everything he has won and lost has been in games of Space Poker. He also lost his arm and gained an android arm as a result of one of these games. Basil's goal is to have enough money to comfortably spend the rest of his days gambling. Basil's cybernetic implants allow him to survive exposure to the vacuum of space for brief periods, though he still requires oxygen to breathe.

Simon-X4000 - (Simon Lane)Edit

Simon-X4000 is a maintenance robot with an obsessive love for cleaning who came with the ship when Basil won it in a game of space poker. Simon's goal is to own a landfill site (so he can clean it). Simon has a character weakness (referred to as a Derp) that renders him a complete pacifist, unable to engage in battle. Although the character was meant to be a 'scrounger' who searches the battlefield for loot while his teammates engage in combat, in practice, Simon almost never actually did anything except RP cleaning, and didn't really contribute to the story until the final boss encounter, when his hidden combat programming took over, and he became a powerful battle-droid.

Rolo Bulletstorm - (Sjin)Edit

Rolo Bulletstorm is a Squidonian mercenary who was raised by Basil after he won his egg in a game of Space Poker. A dangerous yet polite fighter who changes colour from blue to red when he gets angry. He later adopts a pet, a young member of his own species, the first he has seen of his kind. Rolo's goal is to find more of his species and track down his roots. Rolo's Derp is a berserker rage; whenever Rolo takes damage from any source, he is compelled to counter-attack, no matter the target or how poorly advised the move is. On one of memorable occasion, this lead to Rolo attacking the ship after it bumped into him during an EVA.

Deborah - (Sips)Edit

Deborah is the pilot of the ship. He is a young gunslinger who was bought by Basil from a slave planet where he was being used as a sex slave. As a result, Deborah has skills in seduction and charm. His goal is to open a hair salon on board the ship (despite the fact only two crew members have hair). Notably, Deborah's Derp means that rolls of either 1 or 2 qualify as critical misses.

Season Three: Zombie ApocalypseEdit

Season 3 was designed to be different from the previous seasons in that the player characters were much more fragile, owing to the lethal nature of the zombie apocalypse. Accordingly, a number of player characters were killed this time around, with their players being dragged off by stagehand zombies, and later returning as new characters joining the party. Smith provided the voice of Dr. D, a radio DJ who appeared in cutscenes that moved the story forward. Additionally, the cast from Season 1, including the Rat Dad, appeared in the final episode as a hostile group of survivors who had stolen clothes from a Renaissance Faire.

The premiere of Season 3 was delayed due to Maker Studios pulling out funding for the show, forcing the Yogscast to search for another sponsor.[2]

Initial CharactersEdit

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Season 3 initial main characters. From left to right: Jake, Bernard, Johnny and Toby.

Jake Bullet - (Sips)Edit

Jake Bullet is a "macho American" cop who is prone to night terrors. He describes himself as a "Supercop". He carries a heavy pistol named Betty, which was the name of Jake's superior who he thought that he killed by accident. He almost always obeys the law, even though the law has no place in the post-apocalyptic world. This trait leads him into many difficult situations. He had a squadmate called Tony C, who was the last remaining member of the Disco Boys, who Jake hated, but Tony left the safehouse without returning for a few days before the story begins. After being captured by the Zombie Whisperer and being identified as infected by Bernard, Jake wildly interrogates the Whisperer upon his capture and suddenly became a zombie, reluctantly forcing La'Rone to shoot him in the head and kill him. Notably, this makes Supercop the first player character in the history of YogsQuest to die during the course of the adventure.

Dr. Bernard Payne - (Duncan)Edit

Bernard "Bern" Payne (referred to as Barnyard, Bern Unit and Bernie by Jake, Fiasco and White Tiger respectively) is a 95 year old veterinarian extraordinaire. In a zombie apocalypse, his skills are considered useful according to the dungeon master, being equipped with his trusty medical-kit. He appears to be very strong for his age, which was most likely his key to surviving for so long. He faced near death when he was bitten on the head by a zombie, and became mentally retarded when he drank an unfortunate potion, but luckily he was not infected and therefore survived. Bernard was notable as the only character to survive the entire adventure from beginning to end.

Toby La'Rone - (Sjin)Edit

Toby La'Rone is an Elvis Presley impersonator. He may have lived in many different locations as he is unsure where his accent comes from. He mentions that he has lived in both Blackpool and Liverpool. He's survived the apocalypse, at least for some time by eating Krispy Kremes doughnuts (presumably scavenged). He has a fondness for Krispy Kremes, whiskey and Tinnies (cans of beer). He carries a gun that he got from "the corner shop, down road", in Liverpool. Apparently, the man behind the counter in an unnamed shop had the gun, and Toby said "Fuckin' 'ell, I'll have that". He has also mentioned that he is, at least slightly, overweight, or "fat as fuck", as Toby puts it. Toby doesn't have a driving license, but has hot-wired many vehicles in his time. In an attempt to escape the clutches of the Zombie Whisperer, La'Rone impersonates Elvis and sings loud enough to anger the Whisperer, however all does not go according to plan with La'Rone getting shot by the Whisperer, almost fatally. However, after cleverly throwing the zombie remains out of the window to distract the zombies, he meets a bitter end and is killed when Johnny Fiasco cowardly uses him as cover against a zombie.

Johnny Fiasco - (Chris Trott)Edit

Johnny Fiasco is his name, sucking's his game. Johnny sold vacuum cleaners before the apocalypse at Johnny Fiasco's Discount Vacuum Superstore. He survived the zombie apocalypse by passing things off as what they actually weren't, and then trading them. He is rather cowardly, and will even use a companion as a shield against the zombies, in La'Rone's case, leading to his demise. He tries to buy and sell things all the time, going out of his way to get what might be considered trash, such as an empty tin can. In the sight of danger, Fiasco is commonly known to shit his pants, a sign of his cowardliness. Johnny cut his finger when He put his hand in a pile of human guts which left him potentially infected, however he survived.

He is referred to as "Coward" by White Tiger and is recognised as a selfish wimp who will put others in danger just to protect himself. However, when Skorpion throws him in a room with zombies, Fiasco bravely locks the door from his side and fires randomly, killing the zombies (and then shitting himself). Because of this, Skorpion has seen Fiasco is a different light, inspiring him to heroically save Fiasco and cry "I love you, Johnny!". Johnny got bigger, stronger and braver after drinking a formula then is referred to as "Super Johnny" by Bernard, Skorpion and White Tiger. He gets killed by Skorpion after saving White Tiger from being shot by Skorpion then Johnny's head blows up for no reason and just before that, he says with his dying breath "I Hated Tony".

New CharactersEdit

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A fan-Edit of all non-zombified characters. Anti-clockwise from bottom left: Jake, Bernard, Zombified Toby, Skorpion, Johnny, Bobby, White Tiger and Baloo.

White Tiger - (Sjin)Edit

White Tiger is a karate master and the Zombie Fighting Pit Champion, commonly referred to as "Sensei". White Tiger joined Johnny and Bernard after Toby and Jake's Deaths just like Skorpion. White Tiger is skilled in Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, No-Jitsu, Fu-Jitsu and Fuck-You-Jitsu. He joins the gang after being convinced there will be a lot of punching and fighting - his favorite pastimes. He thinks very highly of himself and all he seems to like is punching, and he is very good at it. Little is known about his backstory. Unfortunately White Tiger was infected along the way, and went feral inside the fire truck because his friends wouldn't give him the cure, leading to Bernard Payne shooting him.

Skorpion - (Sips)Edit

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Anti-clockwise from bottom left: Zombified Jake, Bernard, Zombified Toby, Skorpion, Johnny and White Tiger.

Skorpion is a "pro convict" serial killer, who was on death row after killing lots of people. He was arrested by Supercop Jake Bullet for his heinous crimes, and then a second time by "The Bartender" Ivan and "The Town Sheriff" Betty for shoplifting. After the zombie apocalypse, Skorpion escaped, only to be captured by the inhabitants of the makeshift encampment called Bartertown, and locked up for his crimes against them. He joined Johnny and Bernard after Toby and Jake's deaths when Johnny and Bernard came into the town, making a deal with Ivan to free him.

Skorpion is obsessed with Supercop since he was responsible for his arrest. He shows his obsession by carrying Jake's amputated finger and trusty gun named "Betty" which he sniffs both often and has renamed Supercop's gun to "Fuck Supercop" then changed it to "Eat Shit Supercop". His deal with Johnny and Bernard is that they will take him to Supercop's body so he can at and confirm that Supercop is dead. Later, however, when Skorpion shoots a zombified Supercop in the head, Skorpion might be infected when White Tiger's remains splashes over him after Bernard shoots him. He took a swig of a formula and might no longer be infected.

Nick/Baloo - (Chris Trott)Edit

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Anti-clockwise from bottom left: Zombified Jake, Bernard, Zombified Toby, Skorpion, Zombified Johnny, White Tiger and Baloo.

Nick is a misunderstood scout leader. He is commonly known as Baloo' to his scouts, nodding to the real-world tradition of referring to Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders by the names of characters from The Jungle Book. Baloo was treated very poorly by his scout troop after the zombie apocalypse, having survived the initial carnage by being in the woods when the outbreak occurred. Baloo was tied up by his troop and thrown into a cage along with the current crew: Bernard, Skorpion and White Tiger. This is how he met the gang. They were thrown in together by Timmy, the scout rebellion leader. Timmy is revealed to be Baloo's adopted son or stepson. He may actually be a real bear, he isn't sure. He was then given a series of scouting challenges and became a part of the crew.

Baloo lost his right hand while trying to fight a bear with a bear trap that malfunctioned in his hands. In the final stand at Fort Victory, Baloo taped a lawnmower to his good arm and charged the swarming zombies, intending to perform a last stand to hold the horde off long enough for the helicopter to take off with his friends. However, as it was leaving, Skorpion and Bernard worked together to pull Baloo from the ground and he lived to tell the tale.

Bobby Bobkins - (Sjin)Edit

Bobby Bobkins is a 32 year old Belgian man. He worked at a greengrocer that was growing plantains and his boss was concerned about their business rates, so he personally asked Bobby to wear a big plantain costume in hopes of attracting customers. A few days pass, and Bobby goes back to the greenhouse only to find his boss has turned into a zombie. After Bobby made his escape, he presumably heard Dr. D's transmission about fort victory (seeing as how he was close by when the party discovered him). He claims to have survived the apocalypse for the amount of time he has by still wearing his plantain costume, saying that the zombies don't like vegetables. He was found wandering on the side of the road by Bernard, Skorpion and Baloo after the recent death of White Tiger. Shortly after joining the party, he and the others arrived at Fort Victory. He assisted in helping the others get into the fort successfully, but when Baloo attempted to hold off the zombie horde so the chopper could take off, Bobby rushed to join him, and though he took many zombies down, he was pulled into the horde and torn apart, unfortunately leaving Sjin dead at the conclusion of the season.

Star Wars SpecialEdit

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Anti-clockwise from Top: Smith, Hannah, Kim, Trott and Ross.

A Star Wars season special was confirmed by Kim during a Yogscast Q&A session at EGX in 2015.[3] The season is produced by Polaris and stars Chris Trott as Yoda the dungeon master, with Ross as a Han Solo-inspired smuggler, Kim as a wookieem Hannah as a twi'lek and Smith as a droid.

Filming for the Star Wars special began on June 18, 2015, at Pollution Studios in Log Angeles, shortly after the Yogscast attended E3.[4] The season is then broadcast on SlingTV, an online video service available only in the USA.[5] Both Hat Films and Kim filmed some behind-the-scenes of the season.[6][7]

Episode GuideEdit

YogsQuest Season 1
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YogsQuest Episode 1: Adventurers Assemble - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 2: Owl Tassels - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 3: Jambawok Whispers - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 4: Rubbish Dump - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 5: Crazy Doors - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 6: Tomb Raiders - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 7: Critical Fail - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 8: Flaming Sword - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 9: Eat Of My Pie - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Episode 10: Gelatinous Cube - Funny D&D session Watch
YogsQuest Season 2
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YogsQuest 2 - Episode 1 - A New Rim Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Goons of the Galaxy - Coming Soon! Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 2 - Off The Starboard Bow Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 3 - The Other Ship Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 4 - We`re Not Alone Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 5 - Takedown! Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 6 - Epic Maneuver Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 7 - The Fuzzykin Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 8 - Bye Bye Blueballs Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 9 - Fat Stan`s Diner Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 10 - Wanted Men Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 11 - Space Love Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 12 - Let`s Blow This Joint Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 13 - Cubonians Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 14 - Jackpot Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 15 - Crime Planet Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 16 - Mysterious Package Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 17 - Pet Store Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 18 - Wheels Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 19 - Master Blasters Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 20 - The Gang Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 21 - Thaddeus Tripp Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 22 - The Goroloth Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 23 - Super Simon Watch
YogsQuest 2 - Episode 24 - The Final Stand Watch
YogsQuest Season 3
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YogsQuest 3 - Episode 1 - Zombie Bite Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 2 - Water Blast Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 3 - Zombie Whisperer Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 4 - Prisoners Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 5 - Zombie Sips Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 6 - Barterland Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 7 - The Lab Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 8 - Muscle Men Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 9 - Boy Scouts Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 10 - Bear Pit Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 11 - Fort Victory Watch
YogsQuest 3 - Episode 12 - Familiar Faces (Finale) Watch

Characters GalleryEdit

Yogscast Member Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Lewis Brindley YQLewis
Lewis the Dungeon Master
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Lewis the Sci-Fi Dungeon Master
Zombielewis
Lewis the zombified Dungeon Master
Simon Lane YQSimon
Honeydew the Dwarf
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Simon-X4000
Not Included
Duncan Jones YQDuncan
Duncan the Gnome Mage
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Captain Basil Long-Shorts
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Dr. Bernard Payne
Chris Lovasz YQSips
Pretty Margaret
Yogsquest 2 Sips
Deborah
Jake bullet-0
Jake Bullet and Skorpion
Paul Sykes YQSjin
Sjin the Rat King
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Rolo Bulletstorm
Toby larone white tiger bobby
Toby La'Rone, White Tiger and Bobby Bobkins
Chris Trott Not Included Not Included Johny and Baloo
Johnny Fiasco and Baloo

ReferencesEdit

  1. On YogsQuest RPG system, "YogsQuest 2 Trailer" thread, Yogscast Sub-Reddit
  2. Lewis commenting on the status of YogsQuest Season 3, "Is anyone else secretly hoping Simon makes his triumphant return for YogsQuest III ??? " thread, High Rollers D&D Sub-Reddit
  3. The Yogscast at EGX 2015 Q&A - Sjin, Hannah, Kim and Duncan! at 1:03:12
  4. USA Roadtrip: Star Wars! #3 at 18:48
  5. Availability of Yogsquest Star Wars special, "What happened to Yogsquest Star Wars edition?" thread, Yogscast Sub-Reddit
  6. USA RoadTrip: Star Wars! #3 by Hat Films
  7. E3 VLOG SPECIAL! Star Wars Shoot! by Yogscast Kim

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