RPGs On Video: Tabletop Does Fate & Acq. Inc Series Coming From WotC & Penny Arcade
  • RPGs On Video: Tabletop Does Fate & Acq. Inc Series Coming From WotC & Penny Arcade


    Two online video series announcements came over the weekend. Not only did Wil Wheaton announce that the upcoming season of Tabletop will feature more roleplaying games, including Fate Core from Evil Hat Productions, but WotC announced that their popular live Acquisitions Inc., event hosted by Chris Perkins at PAX East every year will be getting its own video series this summer.


    Tabletop Season 4

    The lineup for Tabletop Season 4, not necessarily in this order, is as follows:


    • Lanterns
    • Fury of Dracula
    • Mysterium
    • Code Names (with six players for maximum funtimes)
    • FATE Core RPG
    • Dragon Farkle
    • Flashpoint
    • Harbour
    • Eldritch Horror
    • Star Realms
    • Monarch
    • Star Trek – 5 Year Mission
    • Champions of Midgard
    • Steam Park
    • Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • Welcome To The Dungeon
    • Misspent Youth RPG


    The season starts filming this week, with a June or July launch date. Additionally, the second season of Titansgrave is in development, with a planned Autumn release.

    Acquisitons, Inc.

    PAX East took place this last weekend, and one of the highlights was Chris Perkins DMing the Acq. Inc. crew in another comedic game of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. The full video should hit YouTube soon, and I'll embed it here when it does. Even more exciting, though, was the announcement of a serialised show coming in June 2016. Note there's some NSFW language in the teaser video below.


    Comments 13 Comments
    1. ZE_Lumis's Avatar
      ZE_Lumis -
      Very excited for Acquisitions. Funny guys, entertaining games, and Chris Perkins is A+ DM Supreme.
    1. MichaelSomething's Avatar
      MichaelSomething -
      More video series about playing D&D can only bring good things. I think video is the best format for showing what D&D is about.
    1. MNblockhead's Avatar
      MNblockhead -
      "one of the highlights was Chris Perkins DMing the Acq. Inc. crew"

      Correction, Chris was a player this year. Not my favorite AI event, but it was still enjoyable to watch. At least I have Dice, Camera, Action to get my fix of Chris Perkins at DM.
    1. Grimjack99's Avatar
      Grimjack99 -
      I think I prefer the AI style of cinematography with just one main shot from various angles versus the Critical Role style of multiple frames all on screen at once. I know that many RPG shows have to use the multiple frame technique due to logistics; as with Dice, Camera, Action where no one is in the same physical location. Just an observation. I thought the AI show was OK, Patrick struggled some. Overall, I had some really good laughs. Looking forward to the series.

      Tabletop's line up looks very good. Looking forward to Titansgrave: Season II. Hopefully, if they put out a companion module as before, Green Ronin will get it to the public in time. Come on, CP, you've got a net-show promoting your product, so have the product in stores to sell in time with the show. With that I'll say, if you haven't checked out Fantasy Age from Green Ronin, you should. Really nice rules set, along with great production value. Also has Titansgrave Season I as a HC module you can play, and is the rules set used in the Dragon Age RPG.
    1. DM Howard's Avatar
      DM Howard -
      Fate isn't my jam, but I'm very excited about the AI Series!
    1. Magistus71's Avatar
      Magistus71 -
      Also the two AI games that were run can be downloaded from DM's Guild.
    1. Brodie's Avatar
      Brodie -
      Definitely looking forward to both (all three, counting Titansgrave), especially the Fate Core Tabletop episode. I'm hoping that it get the multiple episode treatment that the Dragon Age RPG got. I've been a huge fan since the Kickstarter campaign for Fate.
    1. Chimpy's Avatar
      Chimpy -
      I quite enjoy watching Wil's series when I get time. I just need more time :P
    1. theoysterking's Avatar
      theoysterking -
      I am very excited about the Fate Core Tabletop episode, and I second Brodie's call for a multi-episode treatment!
    1. JesterOC -
      I'm glad FATE Core will have get the Table Top treatment. Whats the speculation of theme? Perhaps a Spirit of the Century vibe? As long as they don't go over silly, I will be fine with what they choose (Just not a Titans grave clone).
    1. Brodie's Avatar
      Brodie -
      Quote Originally Posted by JesterOC View Post
      I'm glad FATE Core will have get the Table Top treatment. Whats the speculation of theme? Perhaps a Spirit of the Century vibe? As long as they don't go over silly, I will be fine with what they choose (Just not a Titans grave clone).
      Well, part of the rules for Fate Core involves the group (not just the GM) coming up with the setting - as well as their characters - together and going from there, so I'm kind of hoping they go that route. Without spending a bunch of time on it in the video itself, of course. Last time my friend and I went to GenCon, he happened into a pick-up game of Fate that went like that. Tabletop always does outtakes/behind-the-scenes videos, so they could show the creation process there.
    1. The Hitcher's Avatar
      The Hitcher -
      For those interested in Acquisitions Inc, it's worth noting that the excellent digital game Card Hunter has just done a crossover expansion with those guys: http://www.cardhunter.com/2016/04/ac...untria-office/

      For the uninitiated: Card Hunter is a tactical card/miniatures game that resembles a cartoony version of D&D. It's free-to-play with paid expansions, but it handles all of that stuff in a pretty player-friendly way. It's a essentially a series of grid-based battles that feel almost like tactics-based puzzles. It's one of my personal favourite games of the last few years. You can get it on Steam, or just play in your browser. And no, I don't work for them!
    1. Jester David's Avatar
      Jester David -
      A post to the AI Series teaser is now up on the front page of the WotC site.

      Still no word of an official stream of the AI game, but there's a posting of the Twitch stream already on YouTube with 65,000 views:
      https://youtu.be/op6XOcr__8Y
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