Wizards of the Coast and G4 announced today that the D&D developer and resurgent tech TV channel are teaming up to produce the first Actual Play series to air on cable television.
The series, called Dungeons & Dragons Presents: Invitation to Party, will premiere on G4TV later this month and feature a cast of recognizable faces from across the D&D/TRPG community.
With veteran TRPG storyteller, game designer, and Dungeon Master B. Dave Walters taking the seat behind the DM creen, the rest of the cast includes internet personality Kassem Gharaibeh (co-founder of Maker Studios), actress Fiona Nova, Indiana Black (perhaps best known as the LoL caster Froskurinn), and TV writer/actor Ify Nwadiwe (who D&D streaming fans may remember from Dimension 20’s Bloodkeep mini-series).<section data-transform=”image-with-caption” data-image-url=”https://assets-prd.ignimgs.com/2021/11/10/invitation-to-party-cast-1636512117249.jpg” data-image-title=”The cast of Invitation to Party. From left to right: Indiana Black, B. Dave Walters, Ify Nwadiwe, Fiona Nova, and Kassem Gharaibeh.” data-image-class=”article-image-full-size” data-image-link=”https://assets-prd.ignimgs.com/2021/11/10/invitation-to-party-cast-1636512117249.jpg” data-caption=”The%20cast%20of%20Invitation%20to%20Party.%20From%20left%20to%20right%3A%20%3Cstrong%3EIndiana%20Black%2C%20%3C%2Fstrong%3EB.%20Dave%20Walters%2C%20Ify%20Nwadiwe%2C%20Fiona%20Nova%2C%20and%20Kassem%20Gharaibeh.” />
The show will be broadcast live on G4’s Twitch and YouTube channels on Friday nights, where viewers can interact with the cast and vote on potential story beats, NPCs, obstacles and other prompts for the players and DM to interact with. Taking a page out of improv shows from ages past, the series will also encourage the cast to step away from the table to actively play out character interactions in real time.
D&D Presents: Invitation to Party’s inaugural live stream will be Friday, November 19, 2021 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT and will then be broadcast on G4TV the following Monday (Nov 22) at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT.
Source: IGN Video Games All