Deborah Ann Woll's Relics & Rarities Ep #1 Is Now Free
  • Deborah Ann Woll's Relics & Rarities Ep #1 Is Now Free


    The Haunting of Bentham Manor, The first episode of Daredevil's Deborah Ann Woll's Relics & Rarities is now free. Previously it was only on Geek & Sundry's subscription channel.

    "A mysterious letter summons four adventurers to an unassuming curio shop called Relics & Rarities. They are recruited by its owner, Professor Roundland, who sends them to investigate the disturbances at Benthem Manor.Set in a mysterious curio shop, creator Deborah Ann Woll brings a unique twist to the world of Dungeons & Dragons with gripping storytelling and arcane objects. Join Woll and a party of special guests each week as they face her puzzles and challenges!"





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    1. epithet's Avatar
      epithet -
      Actually episode 1 was always free over on the G&S page, but now the whole show is (hopefully) coming to YouTube since their subscription channel has been shuttered.

      I watched that 1st episode when it came out, and I enjoyed it, but I was unwilling to subscribe to another channel to get another celebrity D&D thing. In fairness, though, most of these celeb games are (for me) unwatchable, while her show was, at least in episode 1, entertaining.

      I wish there was a game featuring middle-aged folks, though. That's one of the things I like about Acquisitions Inc., actually. Deborah Ann Woll is a good DM, but it's kind of like watching my friends' kids play D&D.
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      DAW is a fabulous DM and they went all out on making the set interactive. And each episode is only 2 hours which is a great. It's far less scripted that Titansgrave. (The introduction of the 'guest' is a bit scripted.) She just knows how to keep things moving.
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      Actually episode 1 was always free over on the G&S page, but now the whole show is (hopefully) coming to YouTube since their subscription channel has been shuttered.

      I watched that 1st episode when it came out, and I enjoyed it, but I was unwilling to subscribe to another channel to get another celebrity D&D thing. In fairness, though, most of these celeb games are (for me) unwatchable, while her show was, at least in episode 1, entertaining.

      I wish there was a game featuring middle-aged folks, though. That's one of the things I like about Acquisitions Inc., actually. Deborah Ann Woll is a good DM, but it's kind of like watching my friends' kids play D&D.
      She is 34; the median age is 39.
    1. robus's Avatar
      robus -
      Just finished it today, and it was quite enjoyable. She did an excellent job with the NPCs. Not sure about DMs making rolls for players, but that’s a house rule for her it seems. What was impressive is how quickly things progressed, but it didn’t seem to be edited, so kudos to the players for staying focused
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Thanks for the update !
    1. epithet's Avatar
      epithet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      She is 34; the median age is 39.
      And I'm old.
    1. Wrathamon -
      so you want a show with old people ... not middle-aged people
    1. Parmandur's Avatar
      Parmandur -
      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      And I'm old.
      No worries, I'm slightly younger than her and I am definitely heading into middle age....
    1. epithet's Avatar
      epithet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wrathamon View Post
      so you want a show with old people ... not middle-aged people
      According to the Oxford English Dictionary middle age is between 45 and 65. I'd like to see a show with some of those folks. I might be the only one, but it's what I'd like to see.
    1. SkidAce's Avatar
      SkidAce -
      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      According to the Oxford English Dictionary middle age is between 45 and 65. I'd like to see a show with some of those folks. I might be the only one, but it's what I'd like to see.
      I think the Oxford Dictionary might be trying to make itself feel better. (hehe)



      (I'm 55, I approve this definition... )
    1. Ash Mantle -
      Deborah Ann Woll is a fantastic GM, glad she's been given the spotlight to showcase her awesome skills and glad we, as viewers, get the chance to appreciate her gaming style.

      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      And I'm old.
      Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
      No worries, I'm slightly younger than her and I am definitely heading into middle age....
      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      According to the Oxford English Dictionary middle age is between 45 and 65. I'd like to see a show with some of those folks. I might be the only one, but it's what I'd like to see.

      Quote Originally Posted by SkidAce View Post
      I think the Oxford Dictionary might be trying to make itself feel better. (hehe)



      (I'm 55, I approve this definition... )
      I work in the medical profession (hence my almost constant time deprivation), but we refer to anyone up to and including 65 as young
    1. jmucchiello's Avatar
      jmucchiello -
      Quote Originally Posted by robus View Post
      Not sure about DMs making rolls for players,
      I thought she was doing perception/investigation check for the player. That's not uncommon, you should not know if you rolled low and missed something or there was nothing there.
    1. cmad1977's Avatar
      cmad1977 -
      Is this in podcast form?
    1. Von Ether's Avatar
      Von Ether -
      Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
      According to the Oxford English Dictionary middle age is between 45 and 65. I'd like to see a show with some of those folks. I might be the only one, but it's what I'd like to see.
      I calling it that the entry was written by a Baby Boomer about 20 years ago.

      And I can understand that want to see someone like you represented in your hobby. It's a discussion we've been examining and expanding for the last few years.

      And believe me, friends and I have been wondering how we are going to smuggle our dice into the nursing home.
    1. robus's Avatar
      robus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Von Ether View Post
      I calling it that the entry was written by a Baby Boomer about 20 years ago.

      And I can understand that want to see someone like you represented in your hobby. It's a discussion we've been examining and expanding for the last few years.

      And believe me, friends and I have been wondering how we are going to smuggle our dice into the nursing home.
      This is why I want to see Stephen Colbert pick up the dice again...
    1. robus's Avatar
      robus -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmucchiello View Post
      I thought she was doing perception/investigation check for the player. That's not uncommon, you should not know if you rolled low and missed something or there was nothing there.
      Was it just that? I guess it was, I had it on background mostly...
    1. epithet's Avatar
      epithet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Von Ether View Post
      I calling it that the entry was written by a Baby Boomer about 20 years ago.

      And I can understand that want to see someone like you represented in your hobby. It's a discussion we've been examining and expanding for the last few years.

      And believe me, friends and I have been wondering how we are going to smuggle our dice into the nursing home.
      To be clear, I see plenty of people like me represented in the hobby. I mean, Mike Mearls, Chris Perkins, and even that young fellow Jeremy Crawford all have some miles on the odometer.

      I just think that "gamers of a certain age" have a sense of humor that is perhaps generational, or experiential. I agree with the comment above that it would be great to see Colbert at the table, but that dude doesn't have the free time, alas.
    1. R_Chance's Avatar
      R_Chance -
      All this discussion of age... makes me feel at home I'm 60.

      *edit* The upside of this is... retirement. Who knew? My gaming time is going way up in a couple of years when I pull the plug at work!
    1. Iry's Avatar
      Iry -
      US.GOV survey says most people identify middle age as 35-58.
      So, I guess she’s technically not middle age!
    1. Ash Mantle -
      Finally got the chance to watch this in its entirety, and that was incredible. Deborah Ann Woll makes DMing look easy, she is superb at storytelling. I really liked all of those props and puzzles that fed into the narrative and flow of the campaign, and she's great at making even "failed rolls" be useful for the game. Matthew Lillard's larger than life personality somewhat overshadowed the others but it wasn't too bad, and he was a great addition to the team.
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