We’ve already mentioned Felicia Day’s new YouTube channel (Geek & Sundry) and, of the six new original web series, one show will no doubt be of a lot of interest for fans of TGG: TableTop. I’m not saying the other shows aren’t interesting by a long shot, just that Tabletop is going to be something to really look forward to because of the brains behind it!
Everyone’s favorite gamer and geek icon, Wil Wheaton, is host and executive producer and describes the show as “Celebrity Poker meets Dinner for Five.” Granted, I’ve never had much time for any sort of celebrity poker but I always thoroughly enjoyed Jon Favreau’s quirky dinner with movie friends on IFC. To give a closer look at what Wheaton has in store, he took to his blog and provided fans a breakdown what they can expect to see during the first season of TableTop.
In Wheaton’s very own words:
My ulterior motive with Tabletop is to show by example how much fun it is to play boardgames. I want to show that Gamers aren’t all a bunch of weirdoes who can’t make eye contact when they talk to you, and that getting together for a game night is just as social and awesome as getting together to watch Sportsball, or to play poker, or for a LAN party, or whatever non-gamers do with their friends. I want to inspire people to try hobby games, and I want to remove the stigma associated with gaming and gamers.
In season one of the show, we play games like Settlers of Catan, The Last Night on Earth, Munchkin, Small World, and Alhambra. Some of the players include Grant Imahara, Sean Plott (better known as Day), Dodger Leigh, Ryan Higa, Beth Riesgraf, Phil Lamarr, Morgan Webb, Garfunkle and Oats, Veronica Belmont, and Colin Ferguson.
Run, don’t walk, to subscribe to the show and get ready for the premiere April 2nd, with followups every two weeks! Just to whet your appetite, here’s the trailer: