I'll admit it: I've often thought about what a professional RPG league would look like. Traveling tournaments, sponsors, prize money, national teams, the whole shebang.
Documentaries, movies, and other entertainment formats tackling Role Playing Games have definitely been hit-and-miss over the years (with an inordinate amount of "miss" included), but the new web series "GOLD" shows promise while tackling that exact premise. A U.S. team of roleplayers tries to overcome their internal strife and personal demons while preparing for the world Goblins & Gold Championships, which are mere weeks away. I also found it funny that the characters are struggling with the decline of their "sport" in the U.S. versus MMORPGs. Rage against the dying light, fellas.
A short prologue is up, and I'm pleased to say that the acting for this series appears to be well-ahead of many other efforts of this type that we've seen. If the quality holds up, I expect some good things from these guys. I believe the premise is interesting, and am curious to see what the next episode on December 19th holds. Check "GOLD" out for yourself to root on the U.S. (or U.K.) team in their battle to take home the top RPG honors.