Wizards of the Coast and G4 introduced at present that the D&D developer and resurgent tech TV channel are teaming as much as produce the primary Precise Play collection to air on cable tv.
The collection, referred to as Dungeons & Dragons Presents: Invitation to Celebration, will premiere on G4TV later this month and have a solid of recognizable faces from throughout the D&D/TRPG neighborhood. “G4 was the Nick Fury to our Avengers,” says B. Dave Walters, the veteran TRPG storyteller, author, and recreation designer who would be the present’s Dungeon Grasp, “they assembled this unimaginable squad.”
The gamers across the desk embrace web persona Kassem Gharaibeh (co-founder of Maker Studios), actress Fiona Nova, Indiana Black (maybe finest referred to as the LoL caster Froskurinn), and TV author/actor Ify Nwadiwe (who D&D streaming followers could bear in mind from Dimension 20’s Bloodkeep mini-series). “I had solely identified Ify beforehand, however attending to know Kassem, Fiona, and Frosk has been unimaginable,” Walters instructed IGN. “I believe probably the most fascinating factor is the broad spectrum of background and pursuits everybody brings to the desk, and the way that is manifested not simply of their character selections, however in how they embrace this new manner of taking part in D&D.”
Based on Walters, the solid’s characters will “be pulled in a bunch of very completely different instructions, and nonetheless need to discover a technique to survive…and perhaps simply grow to be heroes themselves alongside the best way!” The present can be broadcast stay on G4’s Twitch and YouTube channels on Friday nights, the place viewers can work together with the solid and vote on potential story beats, NPC appearances, obstacles, and different prompts for the gamers and DM to work together with. Whereas it feels like the vast majority of viewers interplay will happen on Twitch and YouTube, Walters says TV viewers will “nonetheless have a hand within the enjoyable,” too.
Taking a web page out of improv exhibits from ages previous, the collection may even encourage the solid to step away from the desk to actively play out character interactions in real-time. “That is going to be a really completely different tackle the D&D everyone knows and love,” Walters mentioned. “This present goes to be equal components TTRPG, LARP, and Improv – truly, reverse that: Improv, TTRPG, and Larp!”
D&D Presents: Invitation to Celebration’s inaugural stay stream can be Friday, November 19, 2021 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT and can then be broadcast on G4TV the next Monday (Nov 22) at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT.