From September 19-21, the D&D Celebration 2020 will be a fully online event to celebrate the release of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.
Get out your character sheets and dice bags, because beginning early on Saturday 19th, the D&D Celebration 2020 begins!
Starting at 12:45am on Saturday for us Australians, the official Dungeons & Dragons online event will begin with Elle Osili-Wood’s host introduction. The three day event can be registered for here, and will not only be a good time, but also a fundraiser for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The three-day virtual event will be focusing on the fans and community of the world’s original and best roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. The event will include Icewind Dale themed virtual play sessions, sneak peaks at content from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, featured play sessions with D&D luminaries, plus D&D design team and community-led panels.
Players will preview new content from the massive rules update and new customisable options from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything for the first time. The update will bring new classes, feats, spells, items, puzzles, and more to the D&D we know and love, and stands as largest content drop since Xanathar’s Guide to Everything’s release nearly three years ago. The full contents of Tasha’s Cauldron will be available in November.
Brew up some weekend mischief with this magical wallpaper from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything!
*Please brew spells responsibly pic.twitter.com/Er8kE4G0BE
— Dungeons & Dragons (@Wizards_DnD) September 4, 2020
Dungeons & Dragons aim to make the event the biggest virtual tabletop roleplaying event in the world, with fans all over the globe tuning in to watch and play together. Once fans have registered for the event, they will be able to sign up for D&D Adventurers League game sessions with Dungeon Masters provided. There are over 400 virtual games to register for, but many may already be full so get on it quick! Take care to make sure your chosen game fits with the correct timezone.
Players will be able to sign up for sessions here, but will need a Wizards account to do so. The sessions include two-hour adventures that are perfect for level one to four characters, and will include a brand new ‘D&D Epic’. All players, from ordinary folk to celebrities and local influencers, will be working towards the same goal to defend Icewind Dale.
Even more importantly is that all Wizards of the Coast proceeds from the ticket sales and special apparel will be used to support Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Follow the motto of Extra Life while having fun! “Play Games. Heal Kids.”
Beware the smiling Dungeon Master! 😉 Gather your D&D party & join the @dndwizards celebration, an online gaming event to raise money for #extralife and help sick kids in need. 🎲 Sept. 18-20. pic.twitter.com/qmOMqWIxkU
— Extra Life (@ExtraLife4Kids) September 1, 2020
Between games, players can enjoy the streamed events:
Starting at 12:45am, host Elle Osili-Wood will kick off the event, to be followed at 1:00am by the D&D Live Game: Oxventure.
At 3:00am the Dungeons & Designers panel will begin, leading to the D&D Live Game: ‘How We Roll’ at 4:00am.
The live game will go until 6:00am, when the ‘Adventurers Wanted: Live’ panel begins. Then at 7:00am the D&D Live Game, ‘A Darkened Wish’ will begin.
9:00am will bring the ‘Invisible Dragons: Designing Mental Health Adventures’ panel, followed by the D&D Live Game: ‘Rivals of Waterdeep’ at 10:00am.
At 12:00pm the panel on ‘How to Become a D&D Designer’ begins, followed by the D&D Game: ‘Acquisitions Inc.’ at 1:00pm.
The D&D Celebration 2020 stream will begin once again with Elle Osili-Wood’s introduction at 12:45am, to be followed by a D&D Live Game at 1:00am.
At 4:00am the ‘Behind the Screen: DM Roundtable’ panel begins, and then the D&D Live Game is scheduled to begin at 5:00am.
At 8:00am the panel for ‘What It Means To Be A Bard’ begins, followed by our first appearance of Australian and New Zealand streamers. The NZ Viva La Dirt League, and the AUS Dragon Friends will stream a D&D Live Game at 9:00am.
Following that will be another D&D Live Game by more Australian players from I Speak Giant at 12:30pm.
On the last day of the celebration, it’ll kick off once again at 12:45am with Elle Osili-Wood, to be followed at 1:00am by the High Rollers D&D Live Game.
There will be a panel at 3:00am called ‘Inclusive Dungeon Design for the Intrepid Adventurer’, to be followed by another Live Game at 4:00am with Realmsmith.
At 6:00am the ‘Weaving Asian Stories’ panel will begin, to be followed by the AUS Dicestormers Live Game at 7:00am.
To finish off the stream, the ‘Inside the D&D Studio’ panel will begin at 9:00am.
Got your online play games secured, but want to watch something between adventures? Never fret – there are loads of live play games and panels for your viewing pleasure during #DNDCelebration2020!
— Dungeons & Dragons (@Wizards_DnD) September 3, 2020
Please note that all dates and times in the full events schedule are in PDT.
For more information on D&D Celebration 2020, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, and the soon to be released Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, click here.