Podcasts Archive | 4/6/2011
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D&D Podcast: Columns, Questions, and GDC
Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Rodney Thompson

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In this episode, we discuss what’s taking place on the website, answer more of your questions, and consider the current events in gaming (including at GDC). Special thanks to The Doubleclicks, whose song "This Fantasy World" opens and closes the podcast. You can find out more about the band on thedoubleclicks.com—and also be sure to check out the song's animated video!

The Current Session

01:05—Mike Mearls

Mike Mearls and Bart Carroll discuss a few things happening on the website, including the new columns that have been running this past month, and the upcoming D&D Championship (and recent D&D Championship Contest).


11:05—Jeremy Crawford

Each podcast, we look to answer your questions! As always, if you have questions of your own, send them our way at dndinsider@wizards.com. This time, readers ask:

  • When updating monster stats, how do their base stats interact with combat bonuses?
  • Just how free are free actions (specifically with the dwarven armor daily power)?
  • what happens when a character starts one paragon path, but then wishes to switch to another?

Good Gaming

24:00—Rodney Thompson

Discussing what we’re enjoying and finding inspiration in the wide world of gaming; in this segment, Rodney talks about the Game Developers Conference conference that took place at San Francisco this year, and what he took away from it; plus, the secrets to Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and pattern recognition in games.

Poll Results

What do you think should happen if you turn a bag of holding inside out?

  • Rip a hole in the universe to somewhere else: 55.1%
  • Nothing special: 26.7%
  • Summon a tarrasque: 10.6%
  • Thermonuclear explosion: 7.6%


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