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May 22, 2020
Jamie Galea
New Game Plus / News

With the world under lockdown, it’s the perfect time for all sorts of gaming, be it video games or even tabletop gaming, or even watching people play games. Wizards of the Coasts are well aware of this, and with their upcoming D&D Live event happening from June 19 – 21, they’re bringing a heap of celebrity players and DM’s together virtually for a good cause: play games and raise money for Red Nose Day.

The talent on offer is particularly big, with actors such as David Harbour (Stranger Things), Brandon Routh (Legends of Tomorrow), Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil), Janina Gavankar (The Way Back), and Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks). There’ll even be a WWE game featuring the crew from UpUpDownDown’s Rollout crew. Aside from panels talking about Dungeons & Dragons, fans can  donate to Red Nose Day and gain access to future sessions and an advance look at D&D’s latest story setting.

If you’re looking to check out D&D Live 2020, here’s the schedule, converted to AEST.

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage Schedule: 

Friday 19 June:

  • 3:00am: D&D Gameplay Reveal
  • 5:00am: D&D Adventure and Product Reveal
  • 7:00am: D&D Live Game (Dungeon Master [DM]: Deborah Ann Woll. Players include: Amy Acker, Janina Gavinkar, Matthew Lillard, and Sam Richardson)
  • 9:00am: Aftershow/Reality RP

Saturday 20 June:

  • 2:30am: Pre-Show
  • 3:00am: D&D Red Nose Day Game (DM: Chris Perkins. Players include: Martin Starr, Brett Gelman, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Felicia Day)
  • 5:00am: D&D Product Deep Dive/Panels
  • 7:00am: Comedians Play D&D (Players include Thomas Middleditch, Brian Posehn, and Kevin Sussman)
  • 9:00am: Aftershow/Reality RP

Sunday 21 June:

  • 2:30am: Pre-Show
  • 3:00am: D&D Heroes Game (DM: Chris Perkins. Players include: David Harbour and Brandon Routh)
  • 5:00am: D&D Product Deep Dive/Panels
  • 7:00am: D&D WWE Game (DM: Jeremy Crawford. Players include Alexa Bliss, Tyler Breeze, Dio Maddin, Ember Moon, and Xavier Woods)
  • 9:00am: Reality RP Finale and Goodbyes

You’ll be able to catch the event streamed via YouTube or Twitch.



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