Last Friday we at the Modern Rogue posted a video on crafting a bow out of PVC. There was a lot of ... helpful criticism. That's the internet for you. I'd actually put off making this episode for a very long time - like more than a year, maybe. It had been sitting in a folder of 'pushed episodes', episodes that maybe I didn't think we were ready for, that required more research, or were just going to be a pain in the ass. Originally, I'd expected it to be a day-long build where we carefully shaped the PVC, a day where we methodically reproduced some other far-more experienced garage bowyer's efforts. I thought this might be the episode where we actually follow the instructions. But as usual, we got too excited and the instructions started to sound very much like BLAH BLAH BLAH. So we just winged it. And I'm fine with that. The bow? Well ... it sucked. I'm fine with that, too. The prime directive of the Modern Rogue is not to be the experts. It's to have fun and for you to have fun along with us. (Shhh. Don't tell anyone that we're not really on our way to being master spies/assassins/bad-asses.)
You may have also heard that we now have a MODERN ROGUE WORLD HEADQUARTERS. Brian's been making a lot of noise about it because we're very excited. The possibilities for this place are endless. My aspirations for it are along the lines of the Cobra Terror Drome.
(Right now some of you are Googling 'Cobra Terror Drome'. You'll soon be hit with the realization - if you haven't already - that I'm a huge nerd. What can I say? I know way too much about GI Joe. Get at me Hasbro. I'm ready to write a Joe comic. ;) )
Brian signed the paperwork for the lair on Monday. We get the keys on Friday. We shoot one of our biggest episodes yet on Saturday. That's no hyperbole, by the way. The episodes we shoot this weekend are going to blow some minds. Probably.
Paintball, cooking, DIY fireworks, outdoor survival skills . . . the list of ideas for this place is virtually endless. You can follow the journey, of course, at https://www.youtube.com/modernrogue. If you want some of that sweet, insider content, consider becoming a Patron here. We took a big risk in securing this property and we were only able to do it because some of you seem to dig our antics. We are eternally grateful.