D&D Podcast: Essentials, Ravenloft, Dark Sun
Mike Mearls & Jeremy Crawford
Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer. (83.7 Mbs, 50:58 minutes)
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.
In this episode, hosts Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford continue their discussion about D&D Essentials, as well as the design of the Castle Ravenloft board game. Player-in-chief Shelly Mazzanoble speaks with Rodney Thompson about his days as a game designer and developer for Dark Sun. And finally, we reach once more into the mailbag for a couple of questions troubling your games. So sit back, relax, and roll those 20’s!
This Podcast: Essentials, Ravenloft, Dark Sun Notes
00:43—The D&D Starter Set (the “red box”): what’s in it, and who’s it for?
13:20—A D&D nostalgia question, for Mr. Mearls.
15:45—A cold, misty path that just might lead to haunted Ravenloft.
23:40—Interview with Rodney Thompson, from the Star Wars RPG to Dark Sun (and a debate on the merits of Chicago pizza).
42:10—We open the mailbag!
42:35—James: Can Ragnar Thunderwhacker climb as part of a charge?
44:50—Anonymous: How to fight good monsters in an evil campaign?
Thanks for listening! If you have any question for the mailbag (including about snacks), comments on the podcast, or feedback in general—as always, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To subscribe to the D&D podcast, follow these easy steps.
- Go to http://www.apple.com/podcasting/
- Download the latest version of iTunes
- Launch iTunes.
- From the dropdown menus, select Advanced --- Subscribe to Podcast
- When prompted for a URL, enter http://www.wizards.com/dnd/rsspodcast.xml and click OK.
Once you subscribe to the podcast, iTunes will automatically check for new files and download them to your computer. To ensure that you get timely updates, set your Podcast Settings to check for new episodes every hour (the Settings button is in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window, or you can find it under Edit --- Preferences --- Podcast).
What is Podcasting?
Podcasting is delivering audio and video content on demand so that it can be enjoyed at the user's convenience. The main benefit of podcasting is that listeners can sync content to their media player and take it with them to listen whenever they want to. But they're not just for iPods...the files are ready to watch or listen to on just about any computer.