Not many people know the pure joy that is tabletop Dungeons and Dragons. The sometimes years-long campaigns and character development that can occur delivery more immersion and joy than any mere video game can compete with. For example, a work friend of mine has been playing an ongoing campaign with his D&D group for 8 years now (though it helps they have an exceptional dungeon master (DM)). Outside of tabletop, the D&D rulebooks have spawned countless video games and raking in millions of fans in the process.
To keep things fresh and exciting, the D&D team is set to collide worlds by bringing together tons of Twitch streamers, actors, comedians and D&D luminaries to present the Stream of Many Eyes, a three-day, livestreamed extravaganza full of amazing stories, crazy sets, and outstanding cosplay. During the Stream of Many Eyes (#SOMEDND) – the team will unveil the brand new adventure story coming this year and showcase extraordinary D&D live play entertainment, and it will all be streamed live on twitch.tv/dnd.
The Stream of Many Eyes starts at 4 pm PT on Friday, June 1st, with a visual tour of the studio led by host Anna Prosser Robinson and a roundtable conversation with the D&D team on the new storyline and what makes it so exciting. Dungeons & Dragons will then present live D&D play sessions with Force Grey & Dice, Camera, Action.
On Saturday, June 2nd, the live stream kicks off at 10 AM PT with Sirens of the Realms. Saturday’s games will feature well-known D&D gaming group Girls, Guts, Glory as well newer groups Rivals of Waterdeep and Dark & Dicey, all previewing content from the new story. The entertainment will run all day, wrapping up at 7 PM PT.
Four groups will perform on Sunday, June 3rd, beginning at 11 AM PT and streaming until 8 PM PT. Games will include members of Critical Role, High Rollers, Force Grey and the entire cast of Dice, Camera, Action performing together in costume for the first time.
D&D fans around the world can watch all the excitement unfold on twitch.tv/dnd, and on Sunday only, fans in the Los Angeles area can buy tickets to watch one of the live games in person. The live ticketed experience includes a curated set tour, live performances from musicians, dancers and stunt-people, food trucks, a D&D pop-up store full of merch, and of course some of your favourite gaming groups.
Check out the full schedule and buy tickets at dnd.wizards.com/some. Tickets are limited – so if you’ll be in the L.A. area on June 3rd make sure to grab them quick! Check out the D&D website, follow D&D on Twitter or subscribe to the Dragon Talk podcast feed for all the latest updates and for interviews with our special #SOMEDND guests.