D&D Podcast09/05/2006


Episode 1 (Sept 2006)



Don't just read about D&D's latest news and announcements--listen to them as well! And where better to find inside information than from the very halls of Wizards of the Coast? Inaugurating the official D&D podcast, R&D's (not to mention Design & Development columnists) Mike Mearls and Dave Noonan step up to the microphone, delivering their philosophies and insights about the game.

September Episode

  • R&D's Dave Noonan and Mike Mearls take a look back at this year's Gen Con, discussing the perils of finding time to actually game, as well as the toys and goodies that really stood out in their minds.
  • Interested in a brand new computer? How about a trip to L.A.? Kevin Wilson, Associate Brand Manager for Roleplaying Games, stops by to talk about the D&D Fan Film Fest.
  • One word: Ravenloft. Ian Richards from the RPGA brings news about the D&D Game Day: how to join up, and what adventures lie in wait.
  • Download it now! (34 Mbs) Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer.

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About the Authors

David Noonan is a designer/developer for Wizards of the Coast. His credits include co-designing Dungeon Master's Guide II, Heroes of Battle, and numerous products for the Eberron campaign setting. He lives in Washington state with his wife, son, and daughter.

Mike Mearls is the dark hope of chaotic evil: young, handsome, well endowed in abilities and aptitudes, thoroughly wicked, depraved, and capricious. Whomever harms Mearls had better not brag of it in the presence of one who will inform the Demoness Lolth!

Evil to the core, Mearls is cunning, and if the situation appears in doubt, he will use bribery and honeyed words to sway the balance in his favor. He is not at all adverse to gaining new recruits of any sort, and will gladly accept adventurers into the ranks, but he will test and try them continually. Those who arouse suspicion will be quietly murdered in their sleep; those with too much promise will be likewise dealt with, for Mearls wants no potential usurpers or threats to his domination.

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