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Tales from the Yawning Portal

Wizards of the Coast announced that a livestream weekend is set to get underway as part of a celebration for the Dungeons & Dragons community set to take place on Twitch.tv. The livestream will run from today all the way through Sunday. The event will give gamers, tabletop aficionados, and fans of the fantasy world that Wizards of the Coast have created, an in-depth look at some of the new content on the horizon as well as a number of other goodies.

The livestream and content will be viewable through the official Dungeons & Dragons channel on Twitch, located at Twitch.tv/DnD/.

The livestream will cover key locations themed around the city of Waterdeep, such as the Field of Triumph, and the Yawning Portal Inn. This will all be part of the Stream of Many Eyes,following last year's event called Stream of Annihilation.

Wizards of the Coast have been bringing in celebrities, comedians and other actors to take part in the livestream events, which started last year where they hosted the event in Seattle, Washington. The stream mixes in tabletop Dungeons & Dragons content with some cosplay, puzzles, and performances matched with sets based on the lore of the tabletop game.

The event will also feature a number of recognizable Twitch streamers and YouTubers, taking part in interviews, being on hand for brand new announcements for the series, and role-playing as well.

The event gets underway starting 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time on June 1st, and will go all the way through the first weekend of June, ending on June 3rd at 8:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Players will also be encouraged to interact with the stream, follow clues, and also help solve some of the puzzles. This is all part of the celebration of the upcoming tabletop expansion, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, which will be available from hobby shops and participating retailers starting September 20th, 2018.

The expansion will focus on one of the biggest and grandest cities featured within the Forgotten Realms, Waterdeep. I'm sure many fans will find themselves begging for the Wizards of the Coast to sign a deal with an established RPG maker in order to bring Waterdeep to life through a video game series... if not through a continuation of games like Neverwinter Nights or Baldur's Gate, possibly through a brand new RPG series to help introduce the demographics of interactive entertainment to the world of tabletop gaming. It worked wonders for the original Baldur's Gate that came out back in the late 1990s, where Black Isle Studios and BioWare really captured the spirit of the Dungeons & Dragons universe within the isometric CRPG.

Dungeons & Dragons have been producing content for the tabletop game for the last 43 years and it doesn't seem like the company will be slowing down any time soon. It's just one of the major parts of Wizards of the Coasts' brands on offer. In fact, there's also Magic: The Gathering Arena that's also on the horizon that will likely keep fans of card collecting games busy, or at the very least offer them an alternative to games like _Hearthstone. _

This weekend's livestream will offer Dungeons & Dragons fans a first peek at a brand new campaign, but as each game is being run by a different DM, a true variety of content is promised.

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