D&D Podcast: Essentials, Ravenloft, Dark Sun
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 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 email@example.com.
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