Acquisitions Incorporated refers to both the in-universe adventuring mega-corp named Acquisitions Incorporated, and the series of podcasts, videos, and live games of the same name which document their adventures.
Adventuring Mega-Corp Edit
Acquisitions Incorporated is an adventuring company founded by Omin Dran. It began as a single party of adventurers dedicated to 'acquiring things'. Over time, the company began to hire interns to assist with their work. The company grew, eventually opening multiple locations across Faerun. Each individual who works for Acquisitions Incorporated has their own reasons for doing so, but the entire company is lead with an iron fist by Omin Dran toward a single, main goal: recovering his sister Auspicia Dran from the Wandering Crypt. And also making lots and lots of money.
Acquisitions Incorporated was founded roughly twenty years before the start of their first adventure at the ruins of Winterspire. Previously, they were hired (or hired themselves) to do low-level jobs managing monsters and exploring ruins. The first known corporate headquarters was located in the inn of the small town of Winterhaven. At this time, they only had three employees- Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, and Binwin Bronzebottom.
Interns & Temp Hires Edit
Franchises & Other Locations Edit
The headquarters of Acquisitions Incorporated is in Waterdeep.
Other known franchises include:
- The "N" Team (Team Nyad) - based out of The Merry Widow, Neverwinter
- The "B" Team (Team Bellerophon) - headquarters unknown
- The "C" Team - based out of the Dran & Courtier, Red Larch & the Dessarin Valley
Game Series Edit
To edit: "The series began as podcasts, available for Archive Trawling at the official WotC website, before transitioning to live events at Penny Arcade Expo around the United States, which can nowadays be most easily viewed on YouTube. All adventures to date are listed in their official Portfolio, as well as our own recap page. A spin-off podcast was produced in 2010, between AcqInc seasons 3 and 4, to showcase the newly-resurrected Dark Sun campaign setting. It did not feature the characters of Acquisitions Incorporated, with Jerry serving as the DM in place of Chris and Kris Straub subbing in for the absent Wilnote.
Card Hunter has received an official Acquisitions Inc.-themed Expansion Pack in April 2016, containing six custom adventures that you can play through as Omin, Binwin, and Jim. Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series, which forms a sort of extended season 10 leading up to a live finale at PAX West 2016, premiered at Penny Arcade TV on June 8, 2016. The same PAX West game also tied in with the Force Grey: Giant Hunters campaign finale.
Following Scott's departure from the show, a new, independent franchise starring Binwin was announced, Binwin's Minions. It consists of a webcomic published by Scott alongside (and crossing over with) both Table Titans and PvP, and, as of PAX South 2017, a hybrid RPG/puzzle video game tying in with the comic.
In March 2017, the spinoff series Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team was announced, featuring Amy Falcone, Kate Welch, Kris Straub and Ryan Hartman, DM'd by Jerry and presented in association with HyperRPG. The "C" Team is to air on the HyperRPG channel every Thursday, starting March 16, 2017."
Podcast series featuring Chris Perkins, James Wyatt, Mike Krahulik, Scott Kurtz, and Jerry Holkins.
Spin-Offs & Related Products Edit
- Dark Sun
- The "C" Team
External Links Edit
- ↑ "The History of Acquisitions Incorporated", http://www.acq-inc.com/our-company
- ↑ Penny Arcade/PVP Podcast, Season 1 Episode 1, http://www.acq-inc.com/portfolio/details/penny-arcade-pvp-s1-ep1