CelebriD&D Show Coming to Alpha

With the tremendous success of Critical Role, Geek & Sundry and Nerdist are launching another roleplaying show on the Alpha streaming service. CelebriD&D will feature a regular crew of Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Jessica Chobot, Dan Casey, and Matthew Mercer (as Dungeon Master, of course), supplemented each show by an additional guest player—Joe Manganiello in the first episode.

This series looks to be more condensed than Critical Role, and edited—perhaps along the lines of Harmon Quest (on the SeeSo service) but less comedic.

To see the first episode, you will need an Alpha account. However, there is a free 30-day trial available, and a short 7-minute teaser below.

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Sally Forth on Ticket to RideErwin Pauelsen (Netherlands) has resigned his title as 2014 Ticket to Ride World Champion after admitting to cheating in the second game of the final held in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France. Online spectator “Knock-Chiroubles”, viewing the championship via Days of Wonder’s streaming, analysed the match between Erwin Pauelsen and Kenneth Heilfron (North America) and posted his findings to the Days of Wonder forum. The forum member stated that during the game in question, Pauelsen took 30 turns while Heilfron took 28, despite Heilfron being the first player in the game and the last to take a turn. The forum member concludes his analysis by noting that there were “3 missing turns for Kenneth in this game”. Another poster states that while watching the live stream, he realized that at some point Pauelsen attempted to play twice in a row and Heilfron, who was showing signs of fatigue, did not notice.

In the weeks following the championship, which was held on September 27th, Days of Wonder stated they had reviewed the final matches and “found evidence of cheating during the 2nd game of the final. Mr. Pauelson has admitted to his dishonesty and agreed to hand back his title and trophy.”

Kenneth Heilfron has been officially declared the 2014 Ticket to Ride World Champion and will receive the grand prize of a trip for two nine-day trip to Asia, including three nights on board the Eastern & Orient Express.

Mr Pauelsen was the 2010 Catan World Championship winner and came in tenth place in the 2012 Catan World Championship.