Podcasts Archive | 8/9/2010
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D&D Podcast: D&D Preview Show
Gen Con 2010

Bill Slavicsek (R&D Director for D&D, and author of the Mark of Nerath) led the following seminar at this year’s Gen Con Indy. The panel also included R&D's Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Greg Bilsland, Stephen Schubert, Jon Schindehette, along with Trevor Kidd and Laura Tommervik out in the audience. For those who could not attend, we wanted to offer the information presented. Bill opened with a look at what's available now, as well as what’s coming soon.

Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer. (109.0 Mbs, 01:30:05 minutes)
The Essentials (and More!)

13:00—The Essentials introduced.

27:57— The Beholders Collectors Set: contains four beholders, the Eye of Shadow, the Ghost Beholder, the Eye Tyrant… and Snowball, a rather frostbitten fellow (November 2010).


32:09—Ed Greenwood’s Elminster Must Die: out now!

32:20—Bill Slavicsek's The Mark of Nerath: first in a new line of novels set in the core Dungeons & Dragons universe.

33:37—Plus, the Gates of Madness: From the darkness of a ruined universe comes the source of a new evil … a 5-Part Prelude Novella, featured in:

  • Part 1: Forgotten Realms, The Ghost King by R.A. Salvatore (July 2010)
  • Part 2: Dungeons & Dragons, The Mark of Nerath by Bill Slavicsek (August)
  • Part 3: Dark Sun, City Under the Sand by Jeff Marriotte (October)
  • Part 4: Forgotten Realms, Whisper of Venom by Richard Lee Byers (November)
  • Part 5: Eberron, Lady Ruin by Tim Waggoner (December)

34:27—R.A. Salvatore’s Gauntlgrym: coming soon (October 5th, 2010).

36:15—Then in 2011, comes The Abyssal Plague: a worlds-spanning event, featured in:

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Yellow Skulls (March 2011)
  • Forgotten Realms: Sword of the Gods (April 2011)
  • Dark Sun: Under the Crimson Sun (June 2011)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Oath of Vigilance (August 2011)

1st Quarter 2011 Releases
2nd Quarter 2011 Releases
  • 43:40— Mordenkainen’s Magnificent Emporium
  • 48:35— Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond
  • 51:00— Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale
  • 51:50— Conquest of Nerath Board Game
3rd Quarter 2011 Releases
  • 52:55— Player's Handbook: Champions of the Heroic Tier
  • 54:32— Neverwinter Campaign Guide
  • 55:35— Hero Builder’s Handbook
  • 57:10— Madness of Gardmore Abbey
4th Quarter 2011 Releases
  • 58:00— The Ravenloft Roleplaying Game

59:07—Time for some Q&A with the audience.

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