Penny Arcade

At the recent PAX Unplugged convention, Dire Wolf Digital announced a new Clank! game in partnership with Penny Arcade, Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, coming in Fall 2019. Clank! A Deck Building Adventure by designer Paul Dennen uses deck building mechanics of gain money, buy cards, fight foes, but added movement in a dungeon to the mix. Players had to run quickly through the depths, collect an artifact, then make their way back to the surface, all while trying not to make enough noise (CLANK) to invoke the ire of the beast. Clank! has won several awards, has a spider expansion, a mummy’s tomb expansion, and a version in space, yet still remains at a very respectable #61 in the boardgamegeek top 100. Now the promise of adding legacy elements to this great game is sure to have fans excited. Acquisitions Incorporated, which started in 2008 with the simple idea of “friends having fun playing Dungeons & Dragons”, has become a 20 year podcast and IP with a strong following.

From the press release – “Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games.”

For more information, you can read the full press release from Dire Wolf Digital here.

PAX Unplugged, the newly launched tabletop gaming arm of the PAX conventions, has officially announced the guests and events they will be featuring on the main stage.  They are going to have a Dungeons and Dragons focus for this inaugural year with popular web series Critical Role, Dice, Camera, Action, and Acquisitions Inc. doing live shows.  Friday night, Dice, Camera, Action will have “Wizards of the Coast’s resident Dungeon Master, Chris Perkins take Holly Conrad, Jared Knaubenbaur, Anna Prosser Robinson, Nathan Sharp, and an unannounced special guest, deeper into the jungles of the Chult“.  Saturday evening will have some of the cast of Critical Role talking about their past adventures in Vox Machina as well as answer questions and preview the next campaign.  Saturday night will see the likes of Chris Perkins, Mike Krahulik, Jerry Holkins, Patrick Rothfuss, and special guest star Kate Welch play Dungeons and Dragons live on the main stage with Acquisitions Inc.  And finally, for those sticking around to the end, you will get to see the debut of PAX Unplugged’s spinoff to Acquisitions Inc. called “C” Team, being played by Amy Falcone, Kris Straub, Kate Welch, Ryan Hartman, and Penny Arcade and PAX co-founder Jerry Holkins.  So if you like watching these folks online, you don’t want to miss out on seeing them live at PAX Unplugged.  You can read more in the press release below and look forward to seeing them live next month.

 

Popular Dungeons & Dragons Players Converge on PAX Unplugged
 
Live performances by Dice, Camera, Action!, Critical Role, Acquisitions Inc.
PHILADELPHIA – The panel line-up for PAX Unplugged 2017, the inaugural tabletop-focused PAX event, will feature Penny Arcade’s Acquisitions Inc., Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role, and Wizards of the Coast’s Dice, Camera, Action. Fans unable to join the weekend long celebration of tabletop culture,taking place Nov. 17-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, can watch the action live on Twitch.
Boasting the longest-running show on Dungeons & Dragons‘ Twitch channel, Dice, Camera, Action! LIVE at PAX Unplugged will see Wizards of the Coast’s resident Dungeon Master, Chris Perkins take Holly Conrad, Jared Knaubenbaur, Anna Prosser Robinson, Nathan Sharp, and an unannounced special guest, deeper into the jungles of the Chult on Friday, Nov. 17, 8:30pm -11:30pm at the main stage.
Geek Sundry’s Critical Role cast, featuring creator Matthew Mercer, actress Marisha Ray, and renowned voice actors Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe, take the main stage for Critical Role: Talks Machina on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 4pm – 5:50pm. The team will dive into the past adventures of Vox Machina, what may be in store for the next campaign and answer questions from fans.
Previously enjoyed by tens of thousands at PAX West and PAX East, Penny Arcade’s live-performance Dungeons & Dragons game, Acquisitions Inc.: The Series will take the main stage on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8:30pm – 11:30pm.  Featuring Penny Arcade and PAX co-founders Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, The Kingkiller Chronicle‘s author Patrick Rothfuss as Viari, and special guest star Kate Welch as Rosie Beestinger, Acquisitions Inc.LIVE at PAX Unplugged will also feature Wizards of the Coast’s Chris Perkins reprising his role as Dungeon Master.
Debuting for the time at a PAX, Acquisitions Inc.: “C” Team LIVE at PAX Unplugged will feature Penny Arcade’s Acquisitions Inc. spinoff ‘”C” Team.’ Join industry personalities Amy Falcone, Kris Straub, Kate Welch, Ryan Hartman, and Penny Arcade and PAX co-founder Jerry Holkins, as they fumble through a special one-off game in which a total party kill is almost certain, Sunday, Nov. 19, 11am – 2pm on the main stage.
Tickets for PAX Unplugged 2017 are currently on sale via the official registration page. Three-Day Tickets are $60 USD while Friday Only, Saturday Only, and Sunday Only Tickets are $25 USD. Sunday Kids Day Tickets (for children age 6-12) are also available for $10 USD.
Part of Penny Arcade’s international roster of events, which also include West, East, South, and Australia, PAX Unplugged is a hybrid of digital and analog tabletop gaming, giving card and board game enthusiasts a dedicated event to celebrate their rich and thriving culture. Reflecting the experience millions of PAX attendees have enjoyed for more than a decade, visitors will have the opportunity to see the reveal of new and exciting titles, go hands-on with upcoming games, partake in tournaments and sit-in on panels headlined by the industry’s leading minds.
“The mission of PAX Unplugged is simple,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade and PAX. “We want to recognize the tabletop community that’s grown year over year at our events with a show just for them. It’s going to be pretty amazing first outing, and I can’t wait to attend the show myself.”
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PAX
PAX or Penny Arcade Expo is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. In 2017, Penny Arcade announced PAX Unplugged, its first tabletop focused show, to be held in Philadelphia.
Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child’s Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.
ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South, Australia and Unplugged, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, BookExpo, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia.

street fighter
Last week was PAX South, a game convention hosted by Penny Arcade. At PAX South, AngryJoeShow announced a partnership with Jasco Games to produce three new miniatures games (with pre-painted minis) coming up in the future: Street Fighter – The Miniatures Game, Mortal Kombat- The Miniatures Game, and Dragonball Z – The Miniatures Game.
These games will be for teams of up to 3 (2-6 players) fighting against each other. The games will use a universal tactics system with dice and card decks for fighting, and all three games will be compatible with each other. Some big name designers, including Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror) and Rob Daviau (Heroscape, Pandemic: Legacy) are helping out with making the games.
See the AngryJoeShow’s panel on YouTube for more information.