Streaming Highlights

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage casts its icy spell over this month’s livestreams.


The D&D Team packed its tables with personality at D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage to raise money for Red Nose Day. Actors such as David Harbour (Hellboy, Stranger Things) and Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame, Superman Returns) were joined by funny people such as Sue Perkins, Brian Posehn, and Thomas Middleditch, as well as WWE Superstars Xavier Woods, Tyler Breeze, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, and Dio Maddin. To borrow a line from Beadle & Grimm’s, it’s like goblin Christmas but with less stabbing.


BALDUR’S GATE III GAMEPLAY

Larian Studios’ Swen Vincke kicks off D&D Live 2020 by gathering his party and venturing forth with exclusive gameplay from the upcoming Baldur’s Gate III video game. Watch as his digital d20 rolls two when he only needs four on a saving throw (doh!), encounters legendary explorer Volo, and desperately races against time to get all the way down to the Underdark before the streaming clock runs out.

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Shortly before D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage Larian announced that—current situation allowing—Baldur’s Gate III will go into Early Access on Steam and Stadia in August. You can find that announcement here and subscribe for Baldur’s Gate III updates at the official website.


D&D LIVE

The opening D&D live-play game of the show saw Dungeon Master Deborah Ann Woll and players Amy Acker, Jay Ellis, Janina Gavankar, Matthew Lillard, and Sam Richardson don snowshoes to seek trinkets within frozen ancient ruins. Will rogue Faline’s unmarked potions be a help or a hindrance?

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D&D RED NOSE DAY

Exploding turkey legs are the munitions of choice as Geek & Sundry’s Felicia Day, Stranger Things’ Brett Gelman, Never Have I Ever’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr enter Chris Perkins’ tower of doom.

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#BLACKAF SIDETABLE

D&D welcomes a group of POC D&D creators, DMs and players to share their voices and talk about the current events in the world and the reality of their time playing and being part of the tabletop RPG community. Host Omega Jones leads the discussion, with Tanya DePass, Aabria Iyengar, T.K. Johnson, Ember Moon, and B. Dave Walters sharing their voices.

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COMEDIANS PLAY D&D

Try not to laugh as much as DM Kate Welch (you’ll fail, trust us), as comedians Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Sue Perkins (The Great British Bakeoff), Brian Posehn (Nerd Poker), and Kevin Sussman (Ugly Betty) put the laughter into slaughter. We’re sorry, what kind of damage did you say the verbeeg takes? Oh…

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LOST ODYSSEY HEROES

“DM to the Stars” Chris Perkins lives up to that billing, as Avengers: Endgame’s Karen Gillan, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Pom Klementieff, and Legends of Tomorrow’s Brandon Routh gather to search for a dragon to put in a dungeon. Will this wonderful silly cast be upstaged by an avocado-eating mammoth? You better believe it.

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CAST OF THRONES

It’s a voice-off as Kate Welch brings her range of British (and Kiwi, “That’s nice”) accents to bear in a hilarious adventure that includes Game of Thrones actors Kristian Nairn, Daniel Portman, Iwan Rheon, Natalia Tena, and Gemma Whelan. Will they find Barbara Bladeboys’ missing left shoe?

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D&D WWE

Avalanche! Beefcake destroyer Jeremy Crawford wastes no time putting WWE superstars Alexa Bliss, Tyler Breeze, Dio Maddin, Ember Moon, and Xavier Woods through the ringer as a wall of snow plummets down the mountain towards them. From autotuned baby vomit to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, it’s an aural joy in Auril’s kingdom.

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COMIC RELIEF PLAYS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

You can still watch the hilarious D&D one-shot featuring Dungeon Master Paul Foxcroft and British comedians Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe, and Sue Perkins, playing in aid of Covid-19 relief funds around the world… raising £25,100 ($31,000)!

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