King of the DMs

I've told you all about finding some D&D voyeur fun --
listening to some web comic guys and a geek blogger icon play D&D
. One of the things I rhapsodized about was the excellent roleplaying. I did not specify, but should have, that some of the excellent roleplaying was by the DM ("Dungeon Master"), Chris Perkins. He really knows how to lead the entertainment without being controlling.

Recently, I was checking to see if there was a new PA/PvP D&D podcast. (I neglected to post about series 3, in which there is more excellent roleplaying, even to the detriment of the characters. I will remedy that below.) I discovered that they had done a *video* podcast with Chris Perkins and the guys who write and produce Robot Chicken. (No Seth Green, unfortunately.) They are a more subdued group than the PA/PvP boys, but that's probably because several of them are new to D&D. It throws into an even greater relief what a great storyteller Chris Perkins really is.

So, if you want to partake, here is the RSS feed for Robot Chicken plays D&D. There is an MP4 version and one for iPhones/iPods. It does take a few minutes to download, but it's done in a pretty high quality video and it's worth it to be able to see the action.

I rarely get fangirly over anyone, but his brand of awesomeness hits me where I live -- as a storyteller and creator. In the lingo of "kids these days," I <3 Chris Perkins.

Here, belatedly, are the links for the PA/PvP/WW D&D audio podcast, series 3:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8

And, periodically Chris has something interesting to say on his blog at Wizards of the Coast.

Here is a better resource page for the Robot Chicken Plays DnD. They've switched to a YouTube format that is much quicker to download AND there are links to the same videos, but with Chris Perkins [sigh, cue starry eyes a la The Monkees] doing a running commentary on the game and on DMing.

1 comment:

Eric said...

He really knows how to lead the entertainment without being controlling.

And that, of course, is the art of the DM, and why there are so few great ones. It's not enough to just know the rules.