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Some new changes

2016-12-15 21:46:27 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian


What's good dudes and dudettes? Just wanted to announce a few little changes to this page. Crypt Shyfter has been posting (mostly) on Mondays up until now, but I'm going to be switching posting days to Sundays for future episodes, since that works better for my schedule.

Also, I won't be posting the episodes anywhere else from here on out- no Youtube or Vimeo or anything. That's right- Crypt Shyfter is now a Newgrounds exclusive series, so I'll trying to drive as much traffic to NG with this series as possible. Any links to the video I post will bring people to Newgrounds instead of Youtube.

Also, my buddy Kale (a co-founder of Platypus Underground) is starting to get involved with Crypt Shyfter now. He'll be coming on as a writer. He's a lot funnier than me, and he'll be stepping in around episode 19 (the first 18 episodes are already written along with an outline for the next 20 or so).

So the show will continue to evolve and hopefully improve throughout 2017 :)

Hope you guys stick around for a bit cuz we're just getting warmed up!


Thank you!!!

2016-12-12 09:57:59 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Wow, what a great way to start the day!

My morning ritual is to wake up and check Newgrounds to see what’s new, and today my eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw Crypt Shyfter 11: Spider Queen listed as the Daily 3rd Place video! I had to refresh the screen a couple times to make sure it wasn’t in the wrong section, like maybe it should be in “brand spankin’ new” instead?

But nope, it’s the first Crypt Shyfter video to win a trophy AND it’s my first 4-star video since I started posting on NG!

Thank you guys so much for watching, rating, and commenting on my animations! You’ve helped me improve so much over the last two years and I’ve been having so much fun throughout the whole journey.

I hope to keep improving and sharing fun videos with you guys, and maybe even collaborate with ya’ll on future videos!

Check out Crypt Shyfter 12 online now, and definitely check back next week for episode 13- it’s the /r/DnD reddit episode and it’s going to be freaking awesome.


New episodes

2016-12-11 19:12:38 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

Aloha! It's been a relaxing Sunday today, I've been curled up on the couch in my PJs and "I'm on island time" t-shirt with my dog all day and now I'm chillin' on NG with you guys :)

I did get some work done on Episode 13 this morning but it seems like I'm making no progress because no shots have actually been animated yet. You may have seen in an earlier post that I'm doing something special for episode 13- I asked the members of /r/DnD to send me their characters if they wanted to be in the show and I got a great response. Probably about 30 redditors in all. 

There's a big battle scene coming up (oops spoilers!) and instead of putting in copy/paste generic soldiers to fight on the side of good I decided it'd be more fun to actually get real DnD players in the battle. So it's been taking a really long time to create 30ish individual characters based on short vague Reddit descriptions but I think it's going to be worth it. The battle will be epic and absurd. There are some really interesting DnD characters on Reddit as you can imagine.

Anywho, I posted Episode 11 today so give that a watch if you haven't yet, or a rewatch if you have. Rate it and tell me what you think! Episode 12 will be online tomorrow and you'll get to meet a fun new character so I'm excited to share and hear your thoughts :)

Until then, stay cool! Or warm, I guess, since it's winter. Whatever floats your boat.


So… I thought I would end Crypt Shyfter once I wrapped up the storyline I started out on. But this crappily animated show keeps on surprising me. I can’t let it go just yet.

So instead of ending the series, I’m going to wrap up the current story arc in Episode 17: Ragnarok, and keep the series going with a new adventure. I mean, I’ve got so many ideas for fantasy adventures, and Crypt Shyfter is literally the perfect outlet for those ideas- I can tell stories in short little bursts each week and it’s all animated so I can do whatever I want with it.

Need a sea monster? No problem! Giant battle scene? Simple! It all costs the same to make- nothing but free time! These stories would have been impossible for me to tell when I was producing live action short films because all those things would have cost so much money.

Now it’s all free!

And I’ve already got an established world and cast of characters to pull from, so why not just keep the story going instead of restarting new random shorts with a bunch of new characters that nobody knows or cares about?

I can just throw my existing characters into fun new situations and see how they deal with it.

Anyway, thanks for reading and sticking with Crypt Shyfter for 10 episodes so far. It really means a lot to me to have you along for the ride! And for any new folks reading this- WELCOME TO CRYPT SHYFTER! There’s a whole world of crazy fantasy adventure waiting for you here, so click play on one of those videos and join in the fun :D


Hello! Have we met before? If not let me introduce myself. I'm the Kung Fu Space Barbarian and I produce a weekly D&D style animated series called Crypt Shyfter on YouTube and Newgrounds. In 2-3 weeks I'll be posting an episode featuring an elaborate battle sequence taking place in a city under siege by an army of mummies.

Now, I COULD just make the soldiers guarding the city generic guards, copy/pasted and all that jazz, but I thought it'd be really cool to find people who play D&D and put their characters in the scene instead.

So... if you want your character to be featured in that episode, send me either a description or image of your character! I'll put in everyone who submits even if I have to delay the episode a week or two. Also include your name and your character's name if you'd like to be included in the credits.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you in my next episode :)

1. Pokemon

2016-12-07 10:51:48 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

A quick recap of my top 5 favorite video games (you can find details about the others in the previous posts):

5. StarCraft

4. Skyrim

3. Diablo

2. Halo

And finally, coming in at #1…

Pokemon Red and Blue!

Oh man... I haven't played those games in years but Pokemon was my entire childhood. Literally everyone I knew played Pokemon, had link cables to battle each other, and traded cards that they kept in huge binders, some sorted by color, others sorted by number.

That game was total immersion on a worldwide scale. I remember the anger and resentment we all felt when Gameboys and trading cards got banned from our school district because of Pokemon. Before it got massively popular we were still allowed to play during recess but then it became too disruptive.

Damn.. I gotta play those games again. All those badges, rumors of Mew beneath the truck by SS Anne, naming Gary buttface or fartboy, saving your game right before you fought the legendary birds and then shouting when you accidentally killed them by doing a little too much damage before you could catch them, getting pissed at the idiot trainers who traded you Pokemon named Miles and Ricky that you couldn't rename... good times.

That’s a wrap on my top 5 video games of all time. So, what games are in your top 5? Do we have any matches? Let me know!

YouTube account terminated..??

2016-12-05 13:50:40 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

So… yeah. That happened. My phone blew up with all these emails from Google saying my account was temporarily suspended today, totally out of the blue. I had to re-sign in to activate my account, but my YouTube channel says it has been terminated due to a “violation of terms of service.”

I thought it was a spam email at first trying to get me to click a link and steal my info, but I tried accessing my account through my phone and PC and the channel is GONE.

I haven’t received any prior warnings or notifications and all the music I use is royalty free and attributed to Kevin MacLeod, as I’ve been doing on YouTube for the last 8 or 9 years on my channels…

Never had a problem before. I emailed Google to see what’s up. Hopefully they can let me know what went wrong and restore the account.

If not… guess that means I’m Newgrounds exclusive lol.

I’ll keep you posted if Google emails me back.

[edit] I think the funniest part in all this is when I checked this morning, my YT account only had 20 views total across all my videos. Seems like it wouldn't even be worth their time to bother with an account like that, but what do I know...

[edit 2] no response from Google, but it looks like my account has been restored. All my videos are accounted for, but monetization has been disabled on my channel. So that's annoying... hopefully Google will let me know what's going on.

Damn, I can't believe I made 10 of these things already! I'm just having too much fun :D

I started Crypt Shyfter as just a one-off project because I was bored one day. It wasn't even called Crypt Shyfter and wasn't meant to continue on, it was just a goofy short called "Dungeons and Dragon Kings."

It wasn't my best animation but when I finished it and watched the full video there was just something a little extra to it that I couldn't quite put my finger on.

But Crypt Shyfter sucked me in just like Telbir, Grandor, Hamholt, and Rick got sucked into the game, and suddenly I was making a part 2, then part 3, and now we're up to 10 episodes!

The series won't go on too much longer; I've got 15 episodes total written and recorded, and the story is quickly drawing to a dramatic climactic ending. There will maybe be 20 episodes once all's said and done.

Crypt Shyfter has been good to me- it's filled the gap that was left when my D&D campaign ended and the group split up. I would play D&D every day forever, but it's damn hard to find other folks with that same ravenous enthusiasm.

But Crypt Shyfter filled that little void pretty nicely, and Grandor never looks at his iPhone and mostly stays in character, so that's even better!

Anyway, I hope you've been enjoying the story so far- I've had a hell of a lot of fun creating these quirky little episodes.

We're about halfway done here, so I hope to see you at the finish line!


Spartacus: Bloody Sandz

2016-12-04 14:37:24 by KungFuSpaceBarbarian

I spent the day yesterday working on a new animation based on the STARZ TV series Spartacus. It's one of my all time favorite shows and if you haven't seen it I highly recommend you go watch it. It's on Netflix. You'll be binging like crazy. The story and characters are incredible, plus there's tons of swearing, sex, and violence, all key things every great TV show needs.

Anyway, my new animation is a riff on that show with a few other characters from pop culture thrown in for fun. Check it out at the link below and let me know what you think!


....FUCK IT! New Crypt Shyfter!

Check out Episode 9: SHYFTER SMACKDOWN!


There will still be a new episode on Monday, so come back and visit for that too :)