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Roll For Damage

Five friends fight evil in their weekly D&D game as a distraction from their turbulent lives.

Vancouver, BC
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7.41 (519)

Week #1 Show Teaser Roll For Damage

Five friends delve into the world of pen and paper role playing, but what was meant to be a refuge from their complicated lives, quickly becomes an obsession.

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Synopsis

Ivan is a woeful dreamer. Unsatisfied with his mundane life in a call centre, he joins a Dungeons and Dragons campaign with four esoteric young adults who also seek distraction from their disorderly lives.

The five new friends quickly find their lives entangled as their real-life problems seep into the imagined world that unfolds at the game table each week.

Ivan, a pawn at his office job, but in-game, he's a powerful wizard and able to freely explore the ideals that many ridicule him for in real life. While Peter, the Dungeon Master, actively diverts from his dark past by facilitating the game and giving others a chance to be heroes.

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Max Mitchell

Producer, Director

Max has been producing theatre and video since 2000. He's an experienced writer, director, editor and graphic designer. A jack-of-all-trades type with a +1 to biting off more than he can chew and +5 to f***king chewing it. Huzzah!

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Adam Pateman

Writer, Talent

Adam Pateman is a comedian, actor, and writer with credits including CTV’s ‘Comedy Now!’, various animated projects including a Barbie movie, History Television’s 'Yukon Gold', and 'Timber Kings' on HGTV.

In a real-life D&D campaign in college, Adam was a druid elf with advanced Wild-Shape abilities and +7 charisma.

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Brian Fukushima

Graphic Designer, Writer

Brian is a graphic designer, indie cartoonist and dungeon master living in Vancouver.
He is always up to something...

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Ratings & Reviews

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Reviews (97)

  • Sheldon's Photo

    Sheldon O.
    posted 1 year ago

    I love these ROAST videos!!
  • Seth's Photo

    Seth C.
    posted 1 year ago

    Fun fun concept with decent acting hope to see more
  • Joan's Photo

    Joan M.
    posted 1 year ago

    I don't know the game you are playing in this show. Thus, I did not understand the jokes. I am not sure if people who don't know all these characters would like this. I did like the overlay graphics. That was a cool idea. I'll check back next week.
  • Sarah's Photo

    Sarah B.
    posted 1 year ago

    Too much talk, not enough show.
  • Kris's Photo

    Kris H.
    posted 1 year ago

    Best concept and show by far.
  • Sean's Photo

    Sean P.
    posted 1 year ago

    Good line up of comedy people! And the unique art styles cinches the deal for me.
  • Debbie's Photo

    Debbie N.
    posted 1 year ago

    Not sure how your flip it video got you through to Top 15? Others showed what they could do and you just talked about it.
  • Paula's Photo

    Paula M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great concept for a short film! I think to take it further it would need to become quite a big production. I wouldn't be satisfied with sketch drawings after 10 minutes.
  • Jessica's Photo

    Jessica C.
    posted 1 year ago

    I would watch this... I wonder how big the audience for this type of show would be though.
  • Patricia's Photo

    Patricia R.
    posted 1 year ago

    While the idea of a show about nerdy-folk has been used to the point that most people would not enjoy the thought of picking it up, much like a sneezed in tissue, THIS show has a very different approach! It's not about a bunch of super awkward recluses, or geek stereotypes, or an obvious ripoff; it's about people who seem to be ACTUAL, REAL ROLL-PLAYERS! I spelled that that way on purpose. Use it if you like, but tell me if it's someplace awesome. Anyway, they aren't being all "aksjgfldkhakjhfdsjhaksjhfsjgdjkakfjsdn00bieswannabepickin'fightswitusIRAISETHESHEILDOFHASDASKDA!" "*snert* *pushes up glasses* Nyaah, it's ineffective! Gasfkja of LAKJsad, the KAJSH takes ellebenty-seven damage to his kidney, passes a stone! Chocoboron the Dread Weeaboo, what do you do?" "Nyan! I's take my magical ubersugoi wand-u of kawii and shoot rainbows at them! My waifu Haruhi gives me smexy makeouts desunyan~!"
  • Sunee's Photo

    Sunee D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Love it great stuff guys
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor B.
    posted 1 year ago

    As a dysfunctional member of society who loves tabletop gaming, I can totally identify with this (hell, is there anyone "normal" who plays these games?). I dig the art style, though I'd love to see a little bit of animation [I know, it takes a ton of extra work and can be expensive, but even a tiny bit used right could be worth it].
  • taylor's Photo

    taylor m.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great concept, good writing and a super funny cast. I would watch this if if were a weekly show. Really enjoy the overlaid art as well.
  • Christine's Photo

    Christine D.
    posted 1 year ago

    I'd watch this show for sure! Love the characters and art.
  • Nadine's Photo

    Nadine D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Funny!
  • Aaron's Photo

    Aaron O.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loved it! Some great comedians in the cast, could develop really well.
  • Kailee's Photo

    Kailee M.
    posted 1 year ago

    So funny. I'm excited to see more!
  • Cail's Photo

    Cail S.
    posted 1 year ago

    These are the funniest people with a great idea. Love every video I've seen them put out. I want to know more!!
  • Louise's Photo

    Louise S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Very funny concept and execution, and great visuals! I just wonder how well this will translate into a weekly series... The trailer feels like a good short film.
  • Christine's Photo

    Christine E.
    posted 1 year ago

    Just re-watched all your videos - love the art and the quirky characters!! Hope to see you in the top 15!!
  • Alannah's Photo

    Alannah T.
    posted 1 year ago

    Peter Carlone is the funniest man ever. MAKE THIS SHOW!!!!
  • Marwan's Photo

    Marwan T.
    posted 1 year ago

    I'd love to see this turn into a full series!
  • Wyatt's Photo

    Wyatt L.
    posted 1 year ago

    Cool idea with the illustrative touch! Nice. Good luck.
  • Jacques's Photo

    Jacques B.
    posted 1 year ago

    the best thing ever times a billion
  • Stuart's Photo

    Stuart J.
    posted 1 year ago

    Damn those were good nachos
  • David's Photo

    David L.
    posted 1 year ago

    Awesome trailer and concept! About time for a D&D comedy!
  • JP's Photo

    JP R.
    posted 1 year ago

    Pretty good.
  • Neal's Photo

    Neal M.
    posted 1 year ago

    Needs more wizard monacles....
  • Josh's Photo

    Josh W.
    posted 1 year ago

    Only thing I've seen on this site I actually laughed at, let alone thoroughly enjoy.

    Always afraid any mashup between tabletop and comedy is going to be stupid. Thanks for being awesome and setting the bar very high!
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    erin t.
    posted 1 year ago

    I'm a nerd to the core.
  • Justin's Photo

    Justin L.
    posted 1 year ago

    Everything is bloody spot on. The tone, the different characters, the draw-overs, and the DM is perfect. And Gary Shandling? Why not!
  • Richard's Photo

    Richard H.
    posted 1 year ago

    interested in seeing if it ends up being a comedy for gamers or one of the shows gamers will laugh at and get pissed over cause its too offensive
  • Amy's Photo

    Amy S.
    posted 1 year ago

    I enjoy the visuals. Not sure the content is for me.
  • Kathleen's Photo

    Kathleen k.
    posted 1 year ago

    Loving it! Hope you guys make it all the way to the end!
  • Chris's Photo

    Chris S.
    posted 1 year ago

    Splendid!
  • carly's Photo

    carly t.
    posted 1 year ago

    I'm not sure how relatable this will be for some populations.
  • Darcy's Photo

    Darcy F.
    posted 1 year ago

    Decent writing. Marketing this to the "Big Bang" crowd know doubt? The "Gary Shandling" line was funny...
  • Jennifer's Photo

    Jennifer D.
    posted 1 year ago

    Cool concept
  • Colin's Photo

    Colin S.
    posted 1 year ago

    huh?
  • Michael's Photo

    Michael T.
    posted 1 year ago

    Awesome
  • Aaron's Photo

    Aaron K.
    posted 1 year ago

    I think this is a great concept, really niche yet totally accessible. I am excited for what other scenarios this can be applied to!
  • Iain's Photo

    Iain A.
    posted 1 year ago

    This looks really funny!
  • Spencer's Photo

    Spencer G.
    posted 1 year ago

    NO OPTION FOR 11 OUT OF 10.

    USED CAPSLOCK IN REVIEW.
  • Noel's Photo

    Noel J.
    posted 1 year ago

    Great work guys! Woo!
  • travis's Photo

    travis w.
    posted 1 year ago

    This seems kind of rad.
  • Katy's Photo

    Katy R.
    posted 1 year ago

    Kind of cool, hopefully can appeal to NERRRRRRRDS and...not-nerds at the same time.
  • Frank's Photo

    Frank N.
    posted 2 years ago

    I'll like anything Peter Carlone is in. This show has lots of great episodes within the concept and I'm looking forward to this group going the distance - they have the talent and the vision to do it.
  • Jay's Photo

    Jay Z.
    posted 2 years ago

    Really enjoying what you guys are doing here!
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Yeah man
  • Rob's Photo

    Rob S.
    posted 2 years ago

    FUNNY
  • JJ's Photo

    JJ M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Hilarious and full of cute guys.
  • Luke's Photo

    Luke T.
    posted 2 years ago

    I love the concept of animating over the live action stuff! And Ivan Decker is my favorite comedian :)
  • riley's Photo

    riley r.
    posted 2 years ago

    Popcorn flip was perfect! It's funny but not sure about the acting just yet, felt a little too planned out, but definitely interested
  • Rob's Photo

    Rob P.
    posted 2 years ago

    Awesome premise. Tons of talent on board. This is the show!
  • Alex's Photo

    Alex S.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks really good - love the illustrations added - hope that continues into the full version.

    Hope they can really develop the 'feel' of being at a table without being too exclusive with inside jokes.
  • Anna's Photo

    Anna L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Looks very promising. Hilarious stuff.
  • Taylor's Photo

    Taylor I.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks funny, but I wish it was a cartoon.
  • Stephanie's Photo

    Stephanie F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Really enjoyed when the actors posed and then the line drawings appeared on top to show their true class powers!
  • David's Photo

    David V.
    posted 2 years ago

    I'm very excited to see this! The animation and characters all look interesting and funny!
  • Sarah Thomas's Photo

    Sarah Thomas M.
    posted 2 years ago

    ok i laughed out loud! more more! it's like at home game of thrones! haha!
  • Lee's Photo

    Lee B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Awesome!
  • Owen's Photo

    Owen K.
    posted 2 years ago

    Looks a little interesting, but doesn't look like it's doing anything new.
  • Caleb's Photo

    Caleb B.
    posted 2 years ago

    askudfgakseufigjfyhs lol AWESOME
  • Lauren's Photo

    Lauren M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Interesting idea, but it does seem like a web series.
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew W.
    posted 2 years ago

    May Work as a show. Though it feels more like a web series than a something for CBC TV.
  • Art's Photo

    Art g.
    posted 2 years ago

    no no no no no no
  • Andrew's Photo

    Andrew C.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny and different. Great comic timing and humour.
  • Joseph's Photo

    Joseph S.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great concept, well-executed trailer. Love the drawings overtop the images.

    It's always good to see a comedy about geekery that's more than just "Hurr hurr D&D nerds sure are weird and anti-social!"
  • Matt's Photo

    Matt F.
    posted 2 years ago

    Really funny stuff! I could see this having a really fun arc.
  • Michael's Photo

    Michael D.
    posted 2 years ago

    Funny Stuff!
  • Kent's Photo

    Kent B.
    posted 2 years ago

    nailed it :)
  • Randall's Photo

    Randall R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Very cool idea. Funny.
  • Peter's Photo

    Peter W.
    posted 2 years ago

    I want to watch this show, I want to watch it all day long as I sit and cradle my dice bag. Why did that sound so dirty?
  • Gabriel's Photo

    Gabriel G.
    posted 2 years ago

    You can't sell your parchment! What if you need to make a charcoal rubbing of some ancient runes in the obsidian caverns of N'arlanthotep?
  • Jack's Photo

    Jack H.
    posted 2 years ago

    the effects are hilarious but the story might not keep my interest for more than a few episodes
  • Marquise's Photo

    Marquise B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Could be a funny concept. Needs more depth to it. Get creative and show us!
  • Shane's Photo

    Shane M.
    posted 2 years ago

    Guys, I will pay real human money to get that Garry Shandling imp on a t-shirt.
  • Sara's Photo

    Sara O.
    posted 2 years ago

    I would love you play with you for real.
  • Simon's Photo

    Simon M.
    posted 2 years ago

    I'm so jealous of this idea!!! So cool, it could go so many places, the potential of merging the artwork with live action is GARGANTUAN. Do I smell possible animated fantasy sequences.....?
  • Eric's Photo

    Eric L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Some funny lines (Garry Shandlings!), but D&D sessions as reflection of real life has run its course, not to mention Dan Harmon has the last word in that realm.
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian L.
    posted 2 years ago

    Limited appeal.
  • KR's Photo

    KR D.
    posted 2 years ago

    I want to watch this. Make it, so I can.
  • Trevor's Photo

    Trevor B.
    posted 2 years ago

    You guys got comedic chops for sure. I see this being a great episode of a series, but think a while series about this would get old pretty fast.
  • Lauren's Photo

    Lauren M.
    posted 2 years ago

    When it revealed that the mage was a horse I laugh choked on my tea. My life flashed before my eyes and the best part of my whole life story was that horse joke.
  • Cathy's Photo

    Cathy V.
    posted 2 years ago

    SO much yes!!
  • Joel's Photo

    Joel J.
    posted 2 years ago

    Fun!
  • Warren's Photo

    Warren S.
    posted 2 years ago

    This could be good
    - we shall see
  • Peter's Photo

    Peter C.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is easily the greatest idea on the entire website. HOLY CRAP

    10/10 would watch forever
  • Dez's Photo

    Dez L.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is easily one of my favourite projects on ComedyCoup!
    So funny, and the visuals are awesome! well done, can't wait to see more!
  • Jenni's Photo

    Jenni E.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is the funniest thing I've watched this year, an innovative insight in to our generation's sense of humour - thanks Comedy Coup!
  • Kelsey's Photo

    Kelsey B.
    posted 2 years ago

    Has a lot of potential. I love the little drawings...adds greatly to the character of the show. :)
  • Peter's Photo

    Peter H.
    posted 2 years ago

    Great representation of the game!
  • Zachary's Photo

    Zachary D.
    posted 2 years ago

    Really like it, it looks super interesting. Really want to see a show like this :D
  • Piers's Photo

    Piers R.
    posted 2 years ago

    Pre-ordering criterion edition now.
  • Krista's Photo

    Krista K.
    posted 2 years ago

    I know nothing about D&D, but this makes me want to watch these people.
  • Ken's Photo

    Ken M.
    posted 2 years ago

    This is gonna be unbelievable
  • Ivan's Photo

    Ivan D.
    posted 2 years ago

    This looks amazing. And I know that because I'm in it
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