An interesting book is out today, published via a partnership between D&D and Penny Arcade. This 10 year old relationship began back in 4th edition and pioneered people watching D&D being played by others. Over the years, DM Chris Perkins, Penny Arcade, and various guests including Wil Wheaton and Patrick Rothfuss brought D&D to the people in the form of podcasts, live play in front of an audience, and streams. These Acquisitions Inc. games combined D&D with an office comedy, a premise that seems to work for their many, many fans (including myself). This book gives you a chance to run your own game with your players creating their very own Acquisitions Incorporated franchise. My initial read through of the book is positive and there are lots of fun and interesting things to enjoy for fans and non-fans who can appreciate a lighter take on D&D. This book is not for everyone, especially those looking for the next serious tome from D&D.
Here is the press release.
Explore a wealth of peril and personalities for the world’s greatest roleplaying game!
The new Acquisitions Incorporated™ book published by Dungeons & Dragons in partnership with Penny Arcade is available starting today, June 18. Join Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic and Môrgæn like never before! The book provides a way to jump into the comically corporate D&D live-play you’ve seen on the stages of PAX for more than a decade.
Set yourself up for success when pursuing your own fantasy-business endeavors, using all the ingredients you need to include Acquisitions Incorporated in your D&D campaign, to establish your own franchise, and take on specialized roles therein. Plus, there are always intern openings available … just try not to think about why.
- Learn everything you ever wanted to know about starting your own Fan-chise™ as you begin your career today! Start up your own Acquisitions Incorporated franchise in the Forgotten Realms or anywhere in the multiverse.
- Acquisitions Incorporated has everything you need to play a D&D fifth edition game as if you were on stage with the founding members of the Head Office along with new character options, franchise information, and more.
- Experience a unique flavor of D&D with grand mishaps and hilarious moments!
- The 224-page book includes an adventure that will take characters from levels 1 through 6, establishing your party’s claim on a world they’ve just begun to explore – and to strip-mine for profit.