Wizards of the Coast and G4 announced today that the D&D developer and resurgent tech TV channel are teaming up to produce the first Actual Play series to be broadcast on cable TV.
The series, called Dungeons & Dragons Presents: Invitation to Party, premieres on G4TV later this month and features a cast of recognizable faces from across the D&D / TRPG community.
With veteran TRPG storyteller, game designer and Dungeon Master B. Dave Walters occupying the seat behind the DM screen, the rest of the cast includes internet personality Kassem Gharaibeh (co-founder of Maker Studios), actress Fiona Nova, Indiana Black (perhaps best known as LoL- the caster Froskurinn) and TV writer / actor Ify Nwadiwe (as D&D streaming fans may remember from Dimension 20’s Bloodkeep miniseries).
The show will be broadcast live on G4’s Twitch and YouTube channels on Friday night, where viewers can interact with the cast and vote on potential story beats, NPCs, obstacles and other challenges that players and DM can interact with. By taking a page out of improv shows from past times, the series will also encourage the cast to step off the table to actively play out character interactions in real time.
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