Podcasts Archive | 8/20/2012
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Penny Arcade/PvP #3 (of 4)
D&D Podcast

Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer. (8.7 Mbs, 25:51 minutes). Warning: This podcast may contain strong language.

Mike Mearls, Senior Manager of D&D R&D at Wizards of the Coast, sits down with the folks at Penny Arcade and PvP. In this podcast, he helps educate them on character creation and conversion—gearing up for the Live D&D game taking place at this year's PAX!

In part 3, the discussion turns to advantage, disadvantage, expertise dice—and moving on to Binwin Bronzebottom with new mechanics for the fighter (as well as other classes).

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.


  • Download it now! (8.7 Mbs, 25:51 minutes) Click on the link to listen to the file in your browser, or right-click Save As to download to your computer.


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