A panel discussion featuring Chris Perkins and Mike Mearls from the D&D team, recorded at Gamehole Con 2017.

Each year Dungeons and Dragons executive team–Mike Mearls, Chris Perkins, and Chris Lindsay–give a State of D&D Panel at Gamehole Con in Madison, Wisconsin. The Nerds on Earth team was present this year and recorded it so you could hear about how D&D is faring in the present and catch a glimpse of upcoming D&D storylines.

Mearls offered some great insight into the business of D&D and the overall health of the RPG industry. Even more interesting were some frank discussions about why certain material makes the cut and the design goals around it.

Chris Perkins offered insights into storytelling and the sincere desire to attract new players to D&D. Perkins also talked about the role of Twitch, live play podcasting, and social media in the modern D&D community.

Chris Lindsay talked about Adventurers League and organized play.

It was a wide-ranging discussion with interesting and engaging questions from the audience (including some from the Nerds on Earth team). We hope you enjoy it.

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