Karen Gillan, David Harbour and other stars go virtual for D&D Live 2020

Wizards of the Coast is bringing together some top genre names for what they promise to be the most star-studded Dungeons & Dragons event ever assembled to raise money for the Red Nose Day charity. D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage hopes to bring gamers together online and reveal the latest D&D storyline.  And it expects to feature Doctor Who and the Marvel Cinematic Universe star Karen Gillan and Stranger Things and Black Widow star David Harbour, among others.  And it’s all happening next month, available to everyone from the comfort of their homes.

A cast of characters led by expert storytellers will be previewing the latest D&D storyline with live gaming sessions, all while raising money for Red Nose Day to help children who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The adventure begins 10:00am PT on June 18, 2020, and will run through June 20, 2020, at dungeonsanddragons.com.  Familiar D&D fans/personalities will be playing elves, wizards, and fighters to accomplish quests.  In addition to Gillan and Harbour, headliners include Superman actor Brandon Routh.  Other participants include WWE’s Xavier Woods, Tyler Breeze, Ember Moon, Alexa Bliss, and Dio Maddin, plus Brian Posehn, Kevin Sussman, Thomas Middleditch, and Deborah Ann Woll, and rules designer Jeremy Crawford and writer Chris Perkins.

You can view the whole schedule for #DnDLive2020 at dungeonsanddragons.com.  And check out the promotional trailer featuring some of the performers above for D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage on YouTube.

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline as well as accompanying new products plus unique gameplay.  D&D Adventurers League will have four new short adventures.  By donating a small amount to Red Nose Day, fans will have access to sign up for D&D sessions with players around the world.  During #DnDLive2020, fans will also be able to choose the character best suited to help the region through Reality RP, a mashup of fantasy storytelling, community engagement, and reality television.

All proceeds from D&D Live 2020: Roll w/Advantage will benefit Red Nose Day.  T-shirts commemorating D&D’s partnership with Red Nose Day are available for purchase right now here, along with a custom-designed adventure families can easily play together available here.

C.J. Bunce

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