Nish Kumar, Sue Perkins, Ed Gamble and Sara Pascoe will take part in a Dungeons & Dragons Comic Relief live stream on the 8th May to benefit vulnerable people affected by Covid-19. This is a UK based event but donations will also support charities from around the world.
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 7 pm 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.
“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.”Sue Perkins
About Comic Relief
Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humor and stories of hope, we’ve shown that people can make a massive difference. We fund hundreds of amazing organizations that 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
All money raised by the Dungeons and Dragons Comic Relief event 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.
Donations can be made from anywhere in the world via Tiltify here.