Kate Welch sits in as co-host with Shelly this week and discusses her very first experience being a Dungeon Master! Later, we debut a new segment, How To DM! Shelly Mazzanoble interviews D&D game designer, as well...
There is something downright alchemical about taking the imaginative storytelling inherent in D&D and turn it into something physical like many of the partners listed below. It’s even more magical to take the storytelling of D&D and translate it into the digital bits that make up games and platforms to play in fantasy worlds with people thousands of miles away. D&D is excited to share in some of that glory by inviting the following partners to set up shop in our adventure-themed marketplace at D&D Live 2019: The Descent. Expect to find mysterious objects telling stories you can’t find anywhere else from these amazing storytellers.
Beadle & Grimm's
Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse opened for business at last year's Wizards event, The Stream of Many Eyes, and we are thrilled to be back for D&D Live 2019: The Descent. Last year we were full of foolish confidence and very little pandemonium, but with the successful release of the Platinum Edition of Waterdeep Dragon Heist, and the upcoming Sinister Silver Edition of Ghosts of Saltmarsh, we’re cranking up the pandemonium and look forward to descending into more of said pandemonium, as well as possible bedlam and even malarky, and maybe something new and shiny and Platinum!
Until then we’re going to put the marketing goblins back to bed, as they seem to have overheated.
D&D Beyond is the official digital toolset and game companion for Dungeons & Dragons. We’re ecstatic to be attending D&D Live 2019: The Descent and will be there in full force! From live games, to unique segments, to new feature showcases and more, we’re excited to share what’s in store for the future.
Dungeon Masters Guild
Dungeon Masters Guild is your go-to D&D marketplace, where you can publish your own 5th edition D&D creations for fun and profit. It's the only platform where you can publish adventures and supplements with the Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Eberron, and other Wizards settings, heroes, and more. Beyond our vast digital library, DMsGuild also offers stunning printed books, and those of you at D&D Live 2019: The Descent will get to check out our collection in person.
Fantasy Grounds is the most supported virtual tabletop, with more official licenses than any other virtual tabletop. We are incredibly excited to be a part of this massive D&D Live event! Visit us at www.fantasygrounds.com or on our social media:
For Fans By Fans
"We are creating a community that bridges the gap between fans, artists, and the worlds that inspire them. The Dungeons & Dragons community is so talented and imaginative, we are especially thrilled to be part of this event."
Gale Force Nine
Creators of spell cards, monster and magic item cards, tokens, maps, miniatures, board games, paint sets and anything else cool we can think of to enhance the D&D experience.
- Website: dnd.gf9games.com
Gale Force Nine: John-Paul Brisigotti
A lifelong fan of D&D and my path into the industry, although I did not know it at the time when I got my first basic set back in the early '80s, D&D is more pleasure than work and even after more than a decade of working with Wizards it still feels like this is all about people just wanting to share how cool D&D is with as many people as possible.
My character image is courtesy of the Idle Champions artist who was at PAX East a few weeks ago who was kind enough to draw me before the crowds came in on the first day of the show.
As Han Cholo is so greatly influenced by Rock N’ Roll, Science Fiction, Fantasy Art, and the Los Angeles Culture, the line has become the “it” accessory among Hollywood fashionistas and celebrities alike.
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons & Dragons strategy video game that brings together D&D characters from novels, adventures, and multiple live streams into a single grand adventure. We are excited to have the chance to be a part of this awesome event and meet the D&D fans for the second year as part of the official announcement for the next adventure.
Ludia: Warriors of Waterdeep
Ready your Heroes. Battle. Explore. Lead a team of new and established heroes into battle against iconic D&D monsters at deadly locations in the Forgotten Realms.
Ludia is the Montreal-based video game company behind the Warriors of Waterdeep mobile game, and we're thrilled to meet fans and other D&D creators, and share in the immersive storytelling and excitement of D&D Live: The Descent.
Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform mobile games based on original and world-recognized branded properties such as: Jurassic World Alive, Jurassic World™: The Game, Dragons: Titan Uprising, Dragons: Rise of Berk, What’s Your Story?™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Family Feud® 2 & Friends, and The Price Is Right™.
Roll20 is the premiere virtual tabletop, offering a suite of easy-to-use digital tools that anyone can access from their browser for free! With over 4 million accounts, finding your next group for game night is easy!
We've been partnered with Wizards of the Coast for over 3 years, offering in-depth character builders and new ways to experience all of your favorite fifth edition content. We're so excited to step off of the digital tabletop and into the real world with all of you at D&D Live!
Syrinscape, the app bringing epic, immersive sound to Dungeons & Dragons, is excited to be a part of D&D Live. And we are keen to make YOU part of the action too. Become immortalized in the official sounds of the next Dungeons & Dragons adventure! Visit the Syrinscape SoundCave and appear as a pirate, a fop, a peasant, or a demon in our next D&D Syrinscape SoundPack. Let your imagination run wild and give breath to your darkest voices!
Varvid is a webcasting and live streaming video production company that covers events of all kinds across the United States. Varvid helped launch the streams for Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour back in 2002 and has been working with Wizards of The Coast ever since.
WizKids: Justin Ziran
Hey There! I’m Justin Ziran, Goblin Chieftain at WizKids! As a long time 1st and 3rd edition D&D player who had the privilege to work on the game we all love, working on 5th Edition with our friends at Wizards has been the thrill of a lifetime and we hope the fans get as much enjoyment out of our products as we have making them. I couldn’t be happier to participate in this year’s D&D Live event and I can’t wait to see the exciting adventures that will be taking place! Feel free to come by the WizKids booth to say “hi!” Also, be sure to follow us on social media at the links below! “Bree-Yark!”
WizKids: Patrick O'Hagan
Hey! My name is Patrick O'Hagan and I support product development & analytics at WizKids. I've been an avid player & DM for D&D 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th editions. I'm thrilled to take part of the D&D Live event and can't wait to experience what is to come.
Come by and check out the great things we have cooking at WizKids at our booth!
Wyrmwood is a small, New England woodshop focused on bringing exceptional craftsmanship and high quality materials to the tabletop gaming community. We are excited to be a part of D&D Live 2019: The Descent!"