Podcasts Archive | 10/12/2010
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D&D Podcast: DM’s Kit, Gamma World, Mailbag
(October 2010)
Mike Mearls & Jeremy Crawford

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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 rip open not one, but two of the new boxes coming out this month, for the Dungeon Master’s Kit and Gamma World, pouring through the contents. They also discuss the new magic item rules, and reach into the mailbag for more of your questions. So sit back, relax, and roll those 20’s!

This Podcast: DM’s Kit, Gamma World, Mailbag

00:40—What’s inside the Dungeon Master’s Kit? Mike and Jeremy tear one open to find out.

06:30—Magic items have changed (they are now both wondrous and rare).

12:20—Have a question? The DM Hotline is coming soon!

14:30— Gamma World has arrived, and Shelly discusses her first sessions in this crazy, freeform world.

19:00—What’s inside D&D Gamma World? We tear open this box as well, and discuss Alpha and Omega Tech cards.

27:00—To the mailbag: When entering a new room/area, how much of the map should the DM reveal?

33:00—How much information should be revealed based on knowledge rolls?

36:55—What are the rules for looting corpses?

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 dndinsider@wizards.com.

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About the Hosts

Mike Mearls started at Wizards in 2005 after working as a freelance writer and game designer since 1999. He’s been a developer, a designer, a lead developer, and now a lead designer. He started playing D&D back in 1981 and has managed to sit down and play every version of the game. His favorite games aside from D&D include Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu, Small World, and Left 4 Dead.

Jeremy Crawford has been editing and developing D&D products at Wizards of the Coast since 2007. His work currently focuses on the Player's Handbook series for 4th Edition, and he is closely involved in the continued development of the edition's rules. He also cohosts the official D&D podcast. Before joining Wizards, Jeremy worked as an editor and web developer by day and as an RPG editor and designer by night, contributing to books for the games Blue Rose, Mutants & Masterminds, and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.