- July 8, 2020
- Last Update July 5, 2020 10:32 am
Who's playing Dungeons and Dragons from Game of Thrones on D&D LIVE 2020
aka. Ramsay Bolton/Snow
aka. Theon Greyjoy’s tormentor and BBEG of ‘Battle of the Bastards’
“Not all about brawn… gotta’ be able to think your way through problems.”
“Not like Ramsay Bolton, probably.”
Might suggest that Rheon will play something more intelligent and cranial, like a Wizard perhaps?
aka. The wildling kid sworn to protect Brandon Stark (also played Nymphadora in Harry Potter)
“I’m making my character like Viserian [sic].”
“Very excited and I’m gonna’ start training up for it.”
It sounds like Tena is modeling a character after Viserian, one of Daenarys’ three dragons, named for her brother Visarys, which was ultimately turned by the Night King. Possibly a dragonborn character?
aka. Podrick Payne
aka. Ward and squire to Brienne of Tarth
“That real ‘monk’ stuff.”
It was difficult to make out what Portman said in the video but it ended with a monk reference. Could he be thinking of taking charge this time around as a fists-of-fury D&D 5e monk? Sounds like there’s some kind of influence there.
aka. “Hold the door” Hodor
Honestly, no idea what’s coming here. Offering only his trademark tagline, “Hodor” in the video – a ruse I’m sure he never tires of (/sarcasm) – I didn’t really get much of a sense.
Going on instinct, however, I would say he’ll either lean into the trope and play a burly fighter-class character or go completely against the grain and play something like a halfling cleric.
What kind of Dungeons and Dragons game might the GOT cast be playing?
There’s a lot less known about this one, but in a recent interview in Entertainment Weekly, DM for the game and D&D Designer, Kate Welch, stated that, “The games I run tend to be ridiculous and goofy, which are two words I wouldn’t apply to Game of Thrones, necessarily.”
She followed up to say that the Game of Thrones cast will, “meet an unusual creature that sets them on a strange task.”
Decidedly vague, but I felt this meant she might change her style up to offer the GOT crew a more drama-centric adventure.
Finally with the statement that Welch is, “super excited to see how these actors in particular let loose with the antics you typically find at a D&D table.” I’m going to make the assertion that Welch will be leading the cast through a non-typically GOT romp that is more light-hearted, exciting but shenanigan-filled for this run.
Given that the live games typically reflect the announced storyline – strongly rumoured to be a campaign set in Icewind Dale – I would further guess that it will be a cold-weather, ice-torn set with the Kate Welch brand of goofiness overlaid.
If you want to catch the Game of Thrones session, it is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at 3pm ET on the Dungeons and Dragons Twitch channel.
Game of Thrones Cast play Dungeons and Dragons on D&D LIVE 2020
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