The Guild is one of the most hugely popular web series ever. It was created by Felicia Day, who wrote, produced, and starred in it. The first season premiered on YouTube on July 27, 2007. Seasons two through five premiered on various Microsoft services (Xbox Live Marketplace, Zune Marketplace, MSN Video), with episodes subsequently being available on YouTube and iTunes. Season five reran on Geek and Sundry from April 10 to June 26, 2012, after which G&S became the exclusive host of the sixth (and final) season, from October 2, 2012 to January 8, 2013. All six seasons are available on DVD. The first five seasons can now also be watched on Hulu.
For more information see The Guild (episodes).
The series centers on Cyd Sherman, a woman who has difficulties with social interaction, and escapes the real world by vlogging and playing an MMORPG called "The Game," as a character called Codex. She soon joins a guild called the Knights of Good, each of whom have their own eccentricities. Before long, their online interaction leads to real world interaction, and incredibly awkward hilarity ensues.
- Codex (Cyd Sherman), played by Felicia Day
- Bladezz (Simon Kemplar), played by Vincent Caso
- Clara (Clara Beane), played by Robin Thorsen
- Tinkerballa (April Lou), played by Amy Okuda
- Vork (Herman Holden), played by Jeff Lewis
- Zaboo (Sujan Balakrishnan Goldberg), played by Sandeep Parikh
- Avinashi Goldberg, played by Viji Nathan
- Bruiser, played by J. Teddy Garces
- Dena, played by Tara Caso
- Donovan, played by Corey Craig
- Fawkes, played by Wil Wheaton
- Floyd Petrovski, played by Ted Michaels
- Kwan, played by Alexander Yi
- Madeline Twain, played by Erin Gray
- Mr. Wiggly (George Beane), played by Brett Sheridan
- Riley, played by Michele Boyd
- Valkyrie, played by Mike Rose
- Venom, played by Teal Sherer
- Wade Wei, played by Fernando Chien
- In 2010, Felicia Day wrote a 3-issue comic book miniseries, which serves as a prequel to the web series. Between December 2010 and December 2011, there was a series of one-shot comic books, each one featuring one of the Knights of Good. In May 2012, there was a Fawkes one-shot comic.
- In 2011, Jones Soda released a limited edition Guild-themed six-pack.
- In 2012, Cryptozoic Entertainment released a set of Guild trading cards.