Interview: Acquisitions Inc’s Ryan Hartman

Interview: Acquisitions Inc’s Ryan Hartman

We find out what makes AcqInc tick, and the new project on the way!

While at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle I had the privilege to have a small chat with Ryan Hartman, the VP of Penny Arcade Inc. and the man who is putting together a PAX and today launching a Kickstarter for the grandfather of Live Play internet content, Acquisitions Inc.

AcqInc has been around for fifteen years, a lifetime in internet time, and basically launched the genre of live play tabletop gaming paving the way for Critical Role and The Adventure Zone. The franchise hasn’t been dormant — it’s been keeping a longtime tradition of hosting live shows at every PAX event — but now it’s time to return to its roots, and that’s where the Kickstarter comes in.

Dig in to this fun, casual interview where I talk to Ryan about everything from the history of AcqInc, PAX, and even touch a little on the OGL kerfuffle. I would like to thank Ryan again for taking a little bit of time out of his day to talk to little ol’ me, and see you at PAX East, West, and everywhere in between.

You can check out the Kickstarter for Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series 2 as it’s set to launch soon!