Welcome to Tavern Talk Thursday! We are expanding! What started as a column dedicated to chatting with members of the TTRPG community is growing to talk about all things TTRPG. We aim to continue sharing all the things we love about the community and all the content within. So, consider this a little peek into our favorite worlds and creators as we explore everything we love.
Welcome back to the Tavern folx; it’s time to settle in and get comfortable. But what does one do when the adventuring jobs dry up or the busy real-life schedule sets in? Well, we turn to other avenues to get our TTRPG fix. And this week, we are looking at four TV series fans of Dungeons and Dragons will love. We have something for everyone, from animated series that will have you in tears to live-action series that will take you on wild adventures. Keep reading to find out more!
Shows to Watch for the Dungeons and Dragons Lovers
The Legend of Vox Machina
Did you think we would leave this one off? Of course not! We are kicking this list off with The Legend of Vox Machina. Based on Critical Role‘s viral first campaign, the animated series follows the haphazard heroes who happen to save the world. Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel and Liam O’Brien reprise their iconic roles and the world created by Matt Mercer is brought to life by a long life of incredible voice actors. It’s a must-watch for anyone who loves Dungeons and Dragons.
Seasons one and two of The Legend of Vox Machina are available on Prime Video.
While Netflix’s Stranger Things might not be a literal representation of a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, it is impossible not to miss the nods to the game within the series. The first season kicks with an actual campaign with Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). But as it expands, we can see the game’s influence on the Duffer Brothers. And we can’t forget the best dungeon master of all time – Eddie (Joseph Quinn).
Stranger Things can be watched on Netflix.
The Wheel of Time
Epic adventure? A world filled with magic? Mystery and suspense? Look no further than Prime Video’s adaptation of The Wheel of Time. Based on the novels by Robert Jordan, the series follows a group as they travel across the world to save it. It has a wildly impressive magic system that players will enjoy and an epic adventure our hearts are calling for. Even those who haven’t read the novels will find quite a lot to love. Plus – Rosamund Pike does an incredible job helping to drive the series forward alongside Zoë Robins, Marcus Rutherford, Daniel Henney, Josha Stradowski and Madeleine Madden.
The Wheel of Time can be watched on Prime Video.
The Dragon Prince
Our final series and one of our favorite family-friendly series perfect for fans of Dungeons and Dragons is Netflix’s The Dragon Prince. It’s high fantasy without being overly complicated, making it ideal for the younger players in your household. Prepare for an epic adventure and a heartfelt story that will have even the toughest players wiping away tears. What we love the most is how magical the world is. It’s built well and gives viewers an in-depth look into what makes the world tick. It’s a great starting point to mix role-playing games and animated series.
The Dragon Prince can be watched on Netflix.
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