In case you haven't seen it, Wil Wheaton's Geek & Sundry web series Tabletop is highly popular with gamers who like tabletop games. However, recently, Wheaton successfully crowdfunded a third season of the series, as well as a season featuring a roleplaying game (RPG).
So what game will Wheaton be the game master of? And who exactly will be playing? Recently, Wheaton made the announcement giving us these details and more.
Although Wheaton looked at more popular RPG tabletop games for the series, such as Dungeons & Dragons, in the end, he states he wanted to work with an independent gaming engine to create his own game. Working with writers, he took two of his favorite things: science fiction and fantasy, and mixed them together to create Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana.
He explains the game like this: you might encounter goblin-like creatures while playing, but instead of taking them down with a bow and arrow, you'll fire a laser gun at them.
We think that sounds rather epic.
"The game will be played using Fantasy AGE, the latest iteration of the Adventure Game Engine by Green Ronin Publishing," says Geek & Sundry press release. "If you're new to RPGs and confused about what to expect, plan for Wheaton and his players to participate in a d20 game a la Dungeons and Dragons."
Wheaton also unveiled the cast of his new series, stressing that he chose people he knew were already familiar with tabletop RPGs. That cast includes Laura Bailey (Avengers Assemble), Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Big Hero 6) and Hank Green (VlogBrothers).
Wheaton announced that the first episode of the 10-episode RPG series premieres on Geek & Sundry's YouTube channel on June 2. Until then, you can watch previous episodes of Tabletop, including the hilarious Cards Against Humanity episode.
Last month, Wheaton set up an Indiegogo campaign to fund a new season of Tabletop, only asking for $500,000. However, by the time the campaign ended, the crowdfunding campaign received over $1.4 million. That extra money funds this new RPG-based series.
Geek & Sundry, founded by woman-of-all-trades Felicia Day, launched in 2012, with a focus on bringing programming targeted at the geek community. Last year, Legendary Pictures acquired the company.
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