It would take at least 500 players in a game of Dungeons & Dragons to take the Guinness World Record.
Andrew Ashby of the gaming store We Geek Together managed 1,227. Congrats to the D&D community of Provo!
The game played was Dead Wars, and there was a DM at the head of every table, with 200 tables and no more than seven players at each.
The head DM was Dax Levine, and the supporting DMs each looked after an area on the battlefield, with each group in their character trying to take on Vecna and his undead army. Fans of the recent D&D movie will have had a clue as to what that might be like.
Ashby told KSL.com;
I’ve always wanted to host the biggest game of Dungeons and Dragons, but that was just kind of a silly dream.
It hasn’t hit me, yet. So far, it’s been a dream, an absolute dream. The D&D community is very nerdy and very supportive.
The game also featured NPC moderators, such as LARPer Janie Eastman, who was dressed up and was one of the generals in the army and wandering between tables to keep the action connected.
Janie told KSL;
It’s so fun that there’s such an awesome Dungeons and Dragons community out here in Utah. I think it’s a really fun way for people to connect. It’s been a big deal in my life to connect with so many other amazing people.”
This blogger thinks the best number of players for a game like D&D, in addition to the GM, is four … but what does he know?
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