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.
Matthew Lillard is best known for his acting career, but now he runs a D&D special edition workshop called Beadle & Grimm’s. Along with one of the team from WizKids, this episode explores why we love jazzing up the games we play and the hard work that goes into bringing those accessories to life.
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.
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.
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!