When I decided to pitch a set of web series shows to YouTube in 2011 to create a channel, I knew that my friend Wil Wheaton would be a big priority on my list to create a show around. He was amazing in "The Guild" and his passion for the geek space is pretty much unequalled. And he's a friend :) I called him up and pitched him the idea of doing a show, "about some RPG, where you are a dungeon master, maybe?" And he asked, "Can it be about ALL board games?" Well, I didn't know a lot about board games, but his enthusiasm was an instant YES from me. And that's how the show "Tabletop" was born.
Over the years, the show has impacted so many people, brought them together to enjoy a hobby they may never have enjoyed without the show, and that means so much. We even started an "International Tabletop Day", like "Free Comic Book Day," to encourage people to make a big event out of gaming together.
I was primarily a video gamer before, but now I can proudly say I have monthly game nights with my friends. And it's all thanks to the show. Thanks, Wil!