- July 8, 2020
- Last Update July 5, 2020 10:32 am
Back in late February, I asked our community to submit if they were interested in being part of a test group for the first ever community Roll20 online Dungeons and Dragons game that I was looking to host. I had great feedback and tremendous response from dozens of our amazing Twitter family members, who were interested in getting together to begin a new adventure.
Furthermore, I wanted to use this opportunity to do something a little different, so I decided that I would show love to the amazing third-party (3P) creators in our community by playing indie-published adventures during this campaign, exclusively. I knew I wanted to stream it and I wanted to share that reach with these brilliant minds who work so hard on their DMsGuild D&D content.
I am so excited to announce that today, it all comes to a head! Check out the details below:
The first DMsGuild showcase and community online DnD5e campaign:
SotN is set in the foothills and beyond the great ramparts of the walled city of Hillsfar in the Forgotten Realms world of Toril (Faerun).
The players are thrust into a plot of intrigue, dimplomacy and conspiracy centred around a local tragedy-turned-myth. Decidedly vague? You can tune into the live play session to see it all unfold – no spoilers here!
This campaign features some amazing community members who submitted (just like you can):
Dustin (@JustDrawnRadio): Muse – Tiefling Artificer
Ryan (@DadsNDragons): Drogyn – Dwarf Cleric
Nikki (@ChickenlyNerd): Cloud – Tabaxi Monk
Angela (@PleasantDoom): Glitterbomb – Kenku Sorcerer
Come cheer on your fellow adventurers tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm ET!
My Two Copper
Well, in my totally biased opinion, I think this is awesome! Admittedly, this won’t be my first time bringing a D&D game into the stream-o-sphere. Back in February 2017 I produced a stream of our now long-running 5e audio drama – The Charisma Check Podcast. It did really well in a time where not many folks were entering the space, save for the big wigs of Critical Role, Hyper RPG, Maze Arcana etc.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, but as a one-person team, it was too much for me to handle the tech, 4 different cameras, a full podcast audio setup AND the joys of stream health management ALL WHILE RUNNING A DAMN GAME. I felt the game and the experience of my players suffered and decided to just record it as an awesome edited-for-audio dramatic storied campaign. It was the right call.
I hope that I’ve learned enough to do it right this time. I know I have the support of the community. I just need to remind myself that it’s okay to just push play and have fun. That’s what I intend to do.
I hope you’ll join us and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!
Watch LIVE on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube or Twitter:
This is the latest in a host of three different streams I produce (all times ET):
Speaking Common: D&D News, DM Talk and Game Prep: Sat 11am-3:00pm
DMsGuild Showcase and Community D&D: Wed (bi-weekly) 7-10pm
Bedtime Stories: Chill gaming, RPGs and hang time with viewers Tues-Thurs 10-11pm
Tune-in LIVE and throw me a follow: