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Mike Mearls, Dungeons & Dragons Creative Director and lead developer on the 5th Edition rules, and B. Dave Walters, storyteller, writer, Dungeon Master, Maze Arcana cast member, and co-host of Geek & Sundry’s Ask Your Black Geek Friend, sit down with Seamus for another episode of The Game Table.

Another of our great D&D Live 2019 sessions, we explore why being geek has become perfectly acceptable in the mainstream, and what the 5th Edition rules have done so well to open the hobby up to so many new players.

This week we’re taking a bit of a dive inside the new sponsorship deal between Intel and Acer and the Meta High School Esports program, owned and operated by Adelaide Crows Football Club.

These are global companies getting involved in an Australian grassroots esports operation, so it seemed an interesting opportunity to talk to all involved about why it’s happening, what it means for Meta and the value for Intel and Acer.

So I spoke to reps at all involved – Intel, Acer, Meta, and the Crows, plus I also had a chat with one of the teachers at a school that participates in the Meta program to get a sense of how this league is impacting on some of the students too.

Another D&D Live 2019 conversation for you! Today it’s Kate Welch, Game Designer at Dungeons & Dragons, and Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author.

Both play characters in the Acquisitions Incorporated universe of games, Kate as Rosie Beestinger in the ‘C Team’ game, and Patrick as Viari in the core Acquisitions Inc liveplay games.

We discuss the art of making characters and that morphs into a discussion on the easy choices you can make on the path to being a great DM.

Seamus chats to Deborah Ann Woll and Xander Jeanneret, two great performers from the Relics & Rarities liveplay D&D show. Deborah is the DM and regularly brings other celebrities who have never played before onto the show to join in the action.

We talk about actors and their secret D&D games, their journey with D&D over recent years and what its like to share what can be revealing game experiences with an online community.

Exploring Apple’s growing efforts to defend privacy, not just as a question of better securing our data, but in stopping it from being collected in the first place.

It’s more than rhetoric. It’s not just a feature anymore. It’s becoming its own service and it could make the whole web a better place for everyone – not just people who own iPhones.

It’s just you and your old pal Seamus, recapping and catching up on all the latest Blizzard news from recent weeks. Enjoy!

We’ve got WoW 8.2, HotS updates, new Diablo seasons, WoW Classic and more. Some thoughts on what seems like a great rhythm of back and forth between WoW ‘modern’ and WoW Classic too.

Our new podcast emerges! Off the back of a visit to D&D Live: The Descent, we’ve got great conversations to share with some heavy hitters of the D&D world. Starting off with Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins and D&D’s Jeremy Crawford.

We’ve got prizes planned for the end of our sequence of episodes set to drop from my trip to D&D Live, so keep your ears peeled in each episode for the info you need to enter.

The Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook is now available from all stores that sell you your fave D&D stuff.

One of the smartest minds in all of esports sits down with The Esports Moment at Intel Extreme Masters Sydney.

We cover the importance of big stage events, how Twitch has changed the business, whether influencers are a threat to esports, and the big challenges the industry has yet to solve.

It’s a deep chat that gets clinical answers from the man who has been around since the earliest days of the industry and has helped drive it all to where we are today. Enjoy.

Karrigan is one of my favourite players on the world circuit so it was fantastic to get time to sit down with him at IEM Sydney.

We talk about his interesting year, from winning IEM Sydney with FaZe Clan, to being benched, and now finding a new home at Mousesports. He tells us how he treats every time on the big stage like it might be his last, and how much the Counter-Strike scene has changed since his early 1.6 days.

It’s an honest and insightful conversation. Please enjoy!