The D&D game we played on Sunday was bonkers. We flipped the script so to speak and I took over the DM seat from Chris Perkins who played as Drizzt Do’Urden. I ran an hour long game and then handed the reigns to my friend Patrick Rothfuss who finished out the evening. We did all of this live on stage in front of a few thousand folks with another twenty thousand (at least) watching on Twitch.
You can watch it right here.
I’d like to take a second here and thank you all once again for my ridiculous job.
I played my very first game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2008 and I did it on a podcast that you can still listen to if you want. Now 8 years later I’m dungeon mastering for Chris Perkins! Immediately after playing that first game I was hooked. I actually ended up discovering that I liked being on the DM side of the screen even more than playing. I ran my own game for a few years while still playing in the AI games. When the opportunity to take a shot at the big table came up I had to take it. Then I became a nervous wreck.
As soon as I sat down in the DM seat I was cool though. The nerves just disappeared. The lights on stage are set up so you really can’t see the audience. It was just a big black void and then a table in front of me with four of my favorite people in the world waiting to hear what I had designed for them. Keeping my adventure secret from them was super difficult but it was totally worth it. Dungeon Mastering that game was probably the highlight of my PAX career. Hopefully that was apparent to the audience because when it came time to play I totally forgot we were “putting on a show”. That was just me and my buddies at a table.
If you’d like a better look at the characters from the game, I’ll just drop them in here.
If you’d like to download my adventure and run it yourself you can grab it for free from Dungeon Masters Guild.
And if you still can’t get enough Acquisitions Inc. there’s always the upcoming YouTube series.
Or the Acquisitions Inc. add on for Card Hunter that Tycho wrote and we all did voice acting for.