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Acquisitions Incorporated
PAX Prime 2013

Meet the new Acquisitions Inc. Intern, best-selling author Patrick Rothfuss, as he joins Gabe, Tycho and Scott Kurtz to take on the Sundering in this year's Dungeons & Dragons PAX Prime live game. Experience the thrilling conclusion to the most recent podcast adventure!

When: Saturday, August 31st from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Main Theater

The Group

  • Jerry Holkins (Tycho from Penny Arcade): Omin Dran, CEO of Acquisitions Incorporated.
  • Mike Krahulik (Gabe from Penny Arcade): Jim Darkmagic of the New Hampshire Darkmagics.
  • Scott Kurtz (from PvP): Binwin Bronzebottom.
  • Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy author): Viari.

Animated Intro: Ark of the Mad Mage

Acquisition Inc. Tryouts

Part 1: We look back at the first of the failed applicants: Dragon of Mothers.

Part 2: Continuing our review of another failed applicant: Frogo Gabbins.

Part 3: We finally determine the new member of Acquisitions Inc.!

Podcast Series: Ark of the Mad Mage

Wizards of the Coast and Penny Arcade proudly present the latest installment of the Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeons & Dragons saga! This rollicking series of podcasts chronicles the party's latest adventure, leading up to the Live D&D Game at PAX 2013. Join Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, Scott Kurtz, and new intern Patrick Rothfuss as they wreak havoc in the Forgotten Realms and, in true heroic fashion, leave a crater-sized impact on the world. Bring on the laughter and the tears!

Episode 1: You Been Choosed

The heroes of Acquisitions Incorporated have a new intern and find themselves in Waterdeep, where something big is about to go down.

Episode 5: Halaster Blackcloak

The heroes find a magic gem, a magic ring, and a magic lamp. It's a Magic Day in Undermountain!

Episode 2: Cleric Got Run Over

Omin has a near-death experience, prompting him to embrace a new god. Meanwhile, Undermountain beckons!

Episode 6: The Djinn's Reward

Starting with a coin tossed into the Devourer of Magic, the party moves on to carefully considered negotiations with the djinn who helped construct Halaster's ark.

Episode 3: Give Us a Hug!

The heroes navigate the puzzles and perils of Undermountain in their search for the lost ark of Halaster the Mad Mage.

Episode 7: An Ill-Advised Kiss

After the djinn's gift is chosen, the party moves on to find a conveniently waiting prisoner – and must deal with the consequences of a prematurely bestowed kiss.

Episode 4: Let's Not Point Fingers

The exploration of Undermountain takes a dark turn when Jim Darkmagic gives another wizard the bird.

Episode 8: The Dominated Intern

So far, the new intern has not quite worked out exactly as planned: there is a corporate system of reprimands for his behavior.

To Subscribe to the Dungeons & Dragons Podcast:

If you already have iTunes on your computer, click here and you'll be directed to the Dungeons & Dragons podcast in the iTunes directory. Click on the subscribe button there and you're all set.

If you do not have iTunes:

  1. Go to http://www.apple.com/podcasting/
  2. Download the latest version of iTunes
  3. Launch iTunes.
  4. From the dropdown menus, select Advanced --- Subscribe to Podcast
  5. 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).

Will you be making a podcast for the live game
Posted By: charger_2x (11/13/2013 5:48:36 PM)


When are we gonna get the podcast version of the latest PAX game?
Posted By: Goliath89 (9/15/2013 4:47:17 PM)


That introduction by "Bhaal" kind of gave away the big secret of the current DnD Encounters season.
Posted By: JoeyLast (9/15/2013 11:41:17 AM)


I hope the audio version of this excellent game will be available soon. I love to listen to them during my long commute.
Posted By: recktenbenwald (9/14/2013 11:28:01 PM)