Hosted by Comic Relief and Wizards of the Coast, the creators of the popular storytelling game, Comic Relief plays Dungeons & Dragons will bring together some of the country’s most beloved comedians at a time when many of us feel isolated at home. All money raised will go towards charities in the UK and around the world that urgently need support to respond to the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dungeons & Dragons is a roleplaying game and pop culture staple that allows participants to become fantasy heroes such as wizards and rogues and delve into an imaginary world where anything is possible. Questing Time host Paul Foxcroft will serve as Dungeon Master on the evening and guide players and viewers through the action taking place, setting goals to accomplish and offering rewards along the way.
The event will kick off at 7pm on interactive platform Tiltify and last for approximately 2-3 hours on 8th May. For a minimum donation of £1, the public will also be able to have a say in the comedians’ gaming decisions, throwing twists and turns for them to overcome by taking part in three polls. From today, people can vote on which comedian will fall victim to a curse, what monster they want players to battle and what magic item will help them in their quest.
Nish Kumar said: “I’m excited to support Comic Relief and the incredible work they do by taking part in this very special event in aid of Covid-19.”
Sue Perkins said: “I’m lucky to have travelled all over the world, but this might just be my biggest quest yet. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but I’ve heard that Paul Foxcroft is one of the finest Dungeon Masters in all the land - and I do so love a good Dungeon Master. Covid-19 is impacting each and every one of us. I’m incredibly happy to get this chance to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”
Dan Barrett, Senior Brand Manager at Dungeons & Dragons, comments: “We believe the social connection and fun of watching and playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons can be helpful to those of us feeling isolated in this time of social distancing. So, please stay safe at home, and together with Comic Relief, we'll bring the adventure to you. All we ask is that you donate if you’re able to help support those most vulnerable amongst us in the fight against Covid-19.”
Donations can be made from anywhere in the world via Tiltify here. ENDS For more information contact: Comic Relief Media Team firstname.lastname@example.org 07984 510 473 Notes to Editors URL for live stream, donations and polls: www.comicrelief.com/dnd About Comic Relief Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humour and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. We fund hundreds of amazing organisations who are working on the ground to support the most vulnerable people and communities in society including many of those hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with existing or new mental health problems. For more info visit www.comicrelief.com About Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. For more information about our world-renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.