Scott Baird as a great interview with Wizards of the Coast’s Greg Tito over at Screen Rant.
The interview is about D&D Live 2020, which will be purely digital and, as Greg confirms in the discussion, will announce what the next official D&D storyline will be.
The opening section of the interview is about a D&D Live 2020 program called Reality RP. Tito kicked the conversion off by saying;
We are working on Reality RP as a facet of D&D Live 2020. We’ve done these events annually for the past few years to get the Dungeons & Dragons community excited about playing with each other, as well as for the new storyline that we will introduce at this time that will be released in September.
Reality RP will be an online game similar to party games like Werewolf and Mafia. In these games one person is the baddie and has to pretend to be otherwise, while the rest of the players try and figure out who they are. Players can get eliminated from the game if the Werewolf/Mafia player winks at them (or whichever gesture the game rules uses). In this upcoming D&D version, the villain will be a cultist.
Greg Tito confirmed that Rock. M. Sakura from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be one of the players and added;
Satine Phoenix is one of the cast members, B. Dave Walters, Krystina Arielle, Wes Johnson from Smosh Games, Maude Garrett, Jordan Raskopoulos, Xander Jeaneret, Cynthia Marie, Erika Fermina, and Rock M. Sakura. And it will all be hosted by Mark Meer, who is playing Prosperon the wizard.
Wizards of the Coast version of the game seems to be pretty ambitious. There will be an interactive map for the audience to explore, and there might even be an alternate reality game that needs to be solved. Tito said;
There is also going to be puzzles, ARG style puzzles, so there will be some things in there that will need multiple fans with different kinds of disciplines to be able to figure out exactly what is happening,
ARGs are often puzzles hidden in website, either in plain sight or in obscure but public parts of the code. Famous ARGs from yesteryear have included Halo’s ilovebees.com the “Joker” bills that were dotted around the 2007 SDCC which led people to WhySoSerious.com.
Let’s hope Wizards of the Coast don’t tie any almost impossible puzzles to the news of D&D’s next storyline!
You can read the full interview at Screen Rant.
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