A Halloween Gift – The Lost (Unofficial) Episode of Dice, Camera, Action
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I wrote about this years ago when it happened, but did you know there’s a secret (noncanonical) episode of Dice, Camera, Action wherein Chris Perkins is a player… AND I AM THE DUNGEON MASTER? It was an incredible experience. I got to run for Chris as well as Anna Prosser Robinson, Holly Conrad, and Jared Knabenbaur. This episode of the D&D streaming series is stand alone, so you don’t need much to know anything about the group’s story to watch, but I highly recommend checking it out! It’s not just one of my favorite actual play shows. It’s one of my favorite shows in any medium.
What Is Dice, Camera, Action?
Dice, Camera, Action with Chris Perkins is an actual play series starring Anna Prosser Robinson, Holly Conrad, Nathan Sharp, and Jared Knabenbaur. They began playing back in 2016, when Chris ran the group through the Curse of Strahd adventure. They have since gone on to play Storm King’s Thunder, Tomb of Annihilation, and are currently in the middle of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist with the same characters. It is SUPER fun to see the lead designer of these adventures leading a group of the same characters through each. In addition to amazing roleplaying, I get a real thrill out of seeing how Chris changes the adventures and stories to fit the party.
So How Am I Involved Again?
In the Summer of 2016 I was asked to run some games during Roll20CON to help raise money for Cybersmile, a great charity that helps prevent cyberbullying. While I was talking with the Roll20 team about what games I could run, they asked if I’d be ok running a game for the Dice, Camera, Action crew. They told me the whole team wanted to be involved, but that Chris wanted someone else to run who knew the platform inside out. I jumped at the chance.
2016 is the same year the DMs Guild launched, and it was suggested I run an adventure from the guild that seemed right for the show. The show was still in its first Curse of Strahd season at that point, so it was a great excuse to run one of my favorite one-shot adventures by Merric Blackman, Death in the Cornfields. The adventure can be played by itself, but ties in nicely with Curse of Strahd. I tied Merric’s adventure to one of my own early releases (very early as you can see from the layout), Tarokka Expansion, put it all into Roll20 and we were off to the races.
The videos of our game creepy, scary are below! Happy Halloween!
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