2020 hasn’t given us many gifts, even during this holiday season, but it turns out Netflix and Dungeons & Dragons have one good thing to give us before the year is up. This Friday, Gaten Matazarro (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), and David Harbour (Hopper) will, with the help of D&D’s Principal Story Designer Chris Perkins, try to save Christmas for Icewind Dale. This is the latest event in the Lost Odyssey series of star-studded D&D games (which David Harbour is no stranger to). You can check out the details and the trailer below.
They’ve faced a demogorgon, a mind flayer and the Upside Down as their characters in the show, but how will they fare rolling the famous d20 dice?
Leading actors from Netflix’s Stranger Things will come together for Lost Odyssey: Toy Time for Ten-Towns, a hilarious holiday game of Dungeons & Dragons led by Wizards of the Coast Principal Story Designer, Chris Perkins, this Friday, December 18 at 10 am PT. The game will be available on the Stranger Things YouTube channel.
This special session of D&D will feature David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Natalia Dyer as they try their hand at the game that has become so iconic to the series.
The game and trailer were shot using SOLO Cinebot, a first-of-its-kind robotic camera that allowed Wizards of the Coast to film the game at cinematic-quality using a fully remote team. Josh Shadid, co-founder of SOLO Cinebot, had this to say about the new technology: “The most astounding feedback we’ve been receiving from our systems is how it’s elevated a lot of traditional productions, instead of simply filling in the gaps of what was lost from COVID. For example, we’ve been told the celebrity and athlete interviews filmed on SOLO, have been much more genuine, and intimate than what they often get on traditional sets. Instead of asking talent to travel halfway across the world to sit in for an interview, surrounded by a crew in a studio – our talent is alone in their living room, comfortable, with nowhere to rush off to, free of potential prying eyes and ears and giving a more relaxed, honest performance.”
Images via Lost Odyssey Live