This past weekend was full of dragons, mystic fey creatures, and aiding kids in need. That is right; it was the weekend of D&D Live! But, if you missed the action in real-time, fear not; we have you covered. This year, the one-shots were spread over two days, Friday and Saturday. Each table played for one of four charities benefitting children in need. When an individual donated to any of these organizations, it helped level up Torrivel the dragon, who faced off with the last table of the weekend. Overall, this weekend was all about the kiddos, something we love to see here at TGON. Read on to find links to the games as well as their respective charities.
Friday July 16, 2021
The Chaos Carnival was the first stop in the D&D Live 2021 lineup. With the summer of Aabriya in full swing, she led the WWE stars through a carnival filled with, well, chaos! Watch on as these hilarious PCs befriend a siren, battle creepy fair folk, and even find true love. These players were raising money for Connor’s Cure, a charity aimed at ending pediatric cancer. To learn more about this charity, please visit the following website.
Palace of the Vampire Queen
The last adventure on Friday was The Palace of the Vampire Queen, led by B. Dave Walters. He took the table of AP Bio stars to a lovely party full of wine bread and ample innuendos. Will, one of the players, wed the Vampire Queen, or will they take a different approach in this daring journey of romance and mayhem? This team played for Alice’s Kids, which helps underprivileged youth obtain necessities discreetly, such as winter coats, backpacks, or glasses.
Saturday July 17, 2021
The Lost Odyssey: Last Light
First up on Saturday was the Lost Odyssey: Last Light led by Kate Welch. This team of beloved comedians set forth on a journey to kill a giant dragon terrorizing a small village. However, they soon realized that their job was much easier than anticipated. Will dreams of gold, sexual encounters, and magic crossbows are fulfilled in this adventure? Well, you will have to find out! These players raised money for Extra Life, a charity that helps gamers raise money for children’s hospitals in the US and Canada.
Flubbybonks and Guzzleshucks
Flubbybonks and Guzzleshucks was the last of the longer one-shots in D&D Live this year, led by Amy Vorpal. She took her players into the Feywild, showcasing some of the new material from The Wild Beyond the Witchlight. The team battled animated pumpkins, indulged in some strong spirits, and had candy rain down on them. In addition, they played for The Pablove Foundation, which helps the youth beat cancer with love and art. To watch this segment, head on over to timestamp 4:29:00.
Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill!
The final game of the night was the Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill! story DMed by Jon Ciccolini and hosted by Bill Rehor. They led their players on a tale as old as time, full of sacrifices, courtship, and poop-filled jars. Finally, the players had to take on Torrivel, the ancient dragon who earn her strength through the power of our donations. Will any of these level-one characters survive an encounter with a level 16 dragon? Well, there is only one way to find out!