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Discover the People Who Bring Dungeons And Dragons to Life

Back in 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson unleashed Dungeons & Dragons, and changed the world of tabletop rpgs forever.  Now, 43 years later, D&D is once again riding a new wave of popularity and cultural awareness. The game has more players than ever, and it seems like Dungeons & Dragons is enjoying a new golden age since the release of the fifth edition. Now, it’s time to discover some of the men and women who have made it their calling to keep the spirit of D&D alive while welcoming a new generation of fans to take part of the adventures.

Todd Kenreck’s Dungeon Life YouTube channel has posted several videos featuring the Dungeons & Dragons creative team sharing their thoughts on what brought them to the game and where they are taking the franchise in the future. Among those profiled are principal story designer Chris Perkins; senior director Nathan Stewart, senior graphic designer Emi Tanji, and lead rules developer Jeremy Crawford. In a follow up video about D&D‘s resurgence, Perkins even gives a shout out to our original series, Critical Role, for its part in demystifying the game and helping a new audience discover what it means to play an rpg in a group.

Kenreck has posted a few additional videos as well, including one that focuses on a very exciting book: Tales From The Yawning Portal. Think of it as a greatest hits book that will include 7 of the most popular D&D dungeons, all of which have been updated and revised for the fifth edition. The video includes an advance look at the dungeon maps and the artwork that brings these visions to life. The book is coming out in the spring, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

What do you think about Kenreck’s Dungeons & Dragons videos? Roll for initiative and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Image Credit: Wizards of the Coast

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