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Watch Live Streaming Tabletop RPGs via Roll20CON This Weekend

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If you enjoyed the Stream of Annihilation earlier this month, prepare for more live streaming tabletop RPG goodness. The second annual Roll20CON takes place this weekend, June 24-25.

roll20conRoll20CON celebrates Roll20.net, the free online resource that allows gaming groups to come together online. It supports dice rolls, visual aids, tactical grids, and pretty much every tabletop game system you’ve ever heard of.

During Roll20CON this weekend, any users who schedule and tag their games with “Roll20CON” can enjoy the free use of Dynamic Lighting (normally restricted to paid subscribers).

Roll20CON isn’t a physical convention. Instead it will host day-long marathon live streams on their twitch channel. The streams begin at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern on Saturday, and 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern on Sunday. The scheduled shows will feature many popular streamers and Game Masters, including Roll20CON host Nadja “Tristarae” Otikor (Misscliks) and Roll20’s GM-in-Residence Adam “SkinnyGhost” Koebel (Burning Wheel).

Once again Roll20 has partnered with non-profit charity Cybersmile to support victims of cyber bullying. To support the charity, GMs and players across Roll20 are encouraged to use these techniques this weekend:

 

  • Rose Colored Glasses – Wear a flashy visual aid to note that you’re watching for bullying.
  • Confuse them with Kindness – Thank your fellow PCs and NPCs for saving people.
  • Friends All Around – Help and support your friends.

You can donate to Cybersmile by going to the Roll20CON page and clicking on the big DONATE button. As a reward for donating during Roll20CON, you’ll receive an exclusive art pack featuring tokens and tiles from the Marketplace that you can use in your Roll20 games.

Roll20CON t-shirt is also available to purchase, with proceeds going to Cybersmile.

Roll20CON kicks off on Saturday, June 24, at 10 am Pacific. It ends at 10 pm Pacific on Sunday, June 25.

 

 

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D&D Story Designer Chris Perkins To Provide PAX South Keynote

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PAX South 2017 has announced its full schedule of panels and tournaments today, along with its keynote speaker. Christopher Perkins, the primary story designer and writer for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast, will kick off PAX South 2017.

Over the last two decades Perkins went from pitching stories to Dungeon Magazine into his current role as Senior Producer and Story Manager for Dungeons & Dragons. His incredible knowledge of the Forgotten Realms and the D&D systems helped forge the great success that has been Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition.

He’s also something of a celebrity Dungeon Master, a concept growing increasingly popular thanks to live streaming D&D games. Perkins hosts Acquisitions Incorporated, the name of the D&D group for the Penny Arcade duo of Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, along with PvP‘s Scott Kurtz and best-selling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss.

What began as a simple podcast to help test and show off the then-new D&D Fourth Edition soon grew into a series of live shows showcased at PAX events. Last year the team ran a video series called Acquisitions Incorporated: The Series.

Although this will be the third annual PAX South event, this marks the first time that Acquisitions Incorporated will be there hosting a live D&D show. The last few years they’ve done live shows at PAX East and PAX West.

“When we held the first PAX in 2004, a show about games seemed like a pretty good idea,” said Holkins. “Now it’s this whole big thing. It’s been a lot of fun watching PAX South grow every year, and I can’t wait to get back down there.”