Podcasts Archive | 6/8/2010
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Player Strategy
(June 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, who is whose sidekick? (Or is that whom is whose… well, let's just move on.) Shelly Mazzanoble, player-in-chief, stops by the studio to talk strategy—the Player's Strategy Guide recently released after all and we'd be remiss not to ask hosts Mike and Jeremy their take on effective—or at least interesting—tips for around the table.

This Podcast: Player Strategy

00:25 – Mike makes the bold decision to give Jeremy a new job title for the podcast.
00:55 – Jeremy returns the favor.
01:40 – We raise our first Player Strategy quiz question, What Does Your Wardrobe Remind People Of?
03:15 – Mike reveals too much information.
05:50 – Finally, we delve into the main topic of quality strategy.
10:00 – A good theory on mistakes.
12:00 – Shelly compares D&D to hockey.
14:00 – Mike turns the tables, and compares D&D to basketball… rather extensively.
19:40 – Mike discusses his new role here at Wizards of the Coast, and what that means for the game going forward.
23:15 – An invitation for questions: dndinsider@wizards.com.
24:15 – Our mailbag question for the podcast, How to run a mystery session?
34:00 – Sad farewells. Thanks for listening, folks!

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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.

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