February 25, 2009
Word of Wizards - D&D Podcast: Penny Arcade/PvP Ep2
D&D Podcast: Penny Arcade/PvP Ep2
The episode starts out with combat where you get to listen the Avenger in action with some pretty neat powers. Some highlights of the combat is that Chris, the DM, clearly identifies which ones are minions beforehand to the players and that he didn't notice that Tide of Iron requires a shield.
Despite the combat taking the major portion of this podcast, it was still fun and it keeps the enjoyment of the game at a good pace. I particularly liked the part where Wil Wheaton sends his d20 to his 'fuck-off bag' after he failed his first roll.
After dispatching their enemies, the members of Acquisition Inc. searches the camp site pitched up near the tower and found a shaft leading down into an underground chamber. Before heading down with a rolled up rope ladder that they found, Wil Wheaton makes an impressive observation.
When he was using his divine powers during the combat, it was always followed by lightning and thunder. While the rest of the players dismissed this as flavor text, Wil suspected something was amiss and tested his theory by reciting a prayer. The result you can see for yourself.
That's a good job and he deserved the reward that was handed to him afterwards.
Now that they have identified who are their enemies, the Acquisition Inc. are ready to descend below the ground...