D&D Celebration 2020 kicks off VERY early on Saturday morning AEST, but we don’t reckon you’ll want to miss a minute of it.
The festival is a huge celebration of Dungeons & Dragons, the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game, and it’s latest adventure book Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. D&D Celebration will run across Saturday, Sunday and Monday for viewers here in Aus, and you can check out the full schedule right here.
Where can I see it?
You can catch the full stream, and catch VOD archives after the fact, over at the official D&D Twitch.
One of the biggest draws for Aussie fans is the inclusion of several actual play groups from Australia and New Zealand. They are I Speak Giant, Dragon Friends, Dicestormers, and Viva La Dirt League.
You can catch I Speak Giant, with DM Zac Naoum and players Elyssa Grant, Luke Lancaster, and Felicia McEntire, from 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Saturday.
Dicestormers kicks off from 7am on Monday morning, with DM Derek Proud running for players Nathan Bennett, Murray Dahm, Benjamin Loomes, and Johnny Sharpe.
There’s also a wealth of great campaigns from overseas. These include the UK’s High Rollers DM’d by the great Mark Hulmes and the legendary Acquisitions Incorporated main event on Saturday afternoon with Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, Anna Prosser, and WWE superstar Xavier Woods. Holly Conrad, who took a long leave of absence following an online harassment campaign last year, returns as her Dice! Camera! Action! character Strix Beestinger. Games featuring BIPOC players and DM’s feature heavily in this year’s line up too, which is wonderful to see. Rivals of Waterdeep, DM’d by the powerful Tanya DePass, returns for another year and A Darkened Wish, DM’d by B. Dave Walters, brings a totally new flavour to the proceedings.
Also on the docket are loads of panels that explore every facet of the D&D experience, from designing your own content to how to be a better, more inclusive DM.
The celebration will also touch on the game’s November product, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, a new rulebook and companion to Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. It releases November 17, 2020.
D&D Celebration begins this weekend on Twitch.