Great minds think alike, so it is only natural that the creative team of Dimension 20 and a group of dice-rolling GateCrashers both decided to jump headlong into the Feywild. While there is more to come on the Fey shenanigans of a couple of your favorite podcasters, the first episode of their new side campaign, Dimension 20: A Court of Fey & Flowers, is here!
Featuring the renowned Aabria Iyengar in the dungeon master’s seat, we enter into the chaotic realm of the Feywild, the plane of faeries for the first time, in Dimension 20: A Court of Fey & Flowers. Iyengar is a master of the craft; in particular, her work in the social aspect of tabletop roleplaying games is unmatched among even the upper echelon of professional DMs of which she rightfully has a prominent seat.
Playing at Iyengar’s table is Dimension 20 creator (and primary DM) Brennan Lee Mulligan (bugbear fighter K.P. Hob of the Goblin Court), main cast members Emily Axford and Lou Wilson (playing cousins Lady Chirp Featherfowl, Countess of Cluckingham, and Lord Squak Airavis, Earl of Peckersburg, prominent grandchildren of the creator of all birds), and newcomers Surena Marie (playing fairy rogue Gwyndolin Thistle-Hop), Oscar Montoya (playing the bard Delloso de la Rue), and Omar Najam (playing paladin Andhera). All members of the various Fey courts, they have been invited to participate in the Bloom, a Regency-inspired social season that involves all the intrigue, romance, and secrets that one could expect from the likes of Bridgerton and The Gilded Age. To support the social aspects of this season, the cast is using the Good Society system to augment the rules of the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
As with previous seasons of this actual-play show, chaos reigns supreme. While Regency-esque society is often rigid in its rules and expectations, the Feywild is naturally a place of pure chaos. While this seems antithetical to one another, anyone who consumes Regency-set media will tell you that chaos is a necessary element for an engaging story about high society. And so, setting a Regency-styled social season in the Feywild is an inspired decision from Iyengar and the creative team at Dropout. These naturally chaotic characters attempting to fit into the molds of expected society will be a thrilling concept to bring us through to what is sure to be the explosive conclusion of this 10-episode campaign, with plenty of secrets and scandals along the way.
The cast assembled for this game is spectacular and champions of the roleplaying aspects of Dungeons & Dragons. Of particular note is the group work from Axford and Wilson, who immediately brought scandal to the table, and the impressive improv and split-second decisions of Montoya, playing TTRPGs for the first time. Brennan Lee Mulligan’s K.P. Hob is perhaps the most disruptive character at the table despite being the one most adhering to a strict code of conduct, while Najam’s Andhera and Marie’s Gwyndolin have brought remade lives and dark secrets. Iyengar, of course, is a master at weaving story and nothing is more exciting than knowing she will be at the table, whether it is in the dungeon master’s chair or a player’s. Finally, Rick Perry’s incredible continued work with this show truly elevates it to a higher level; in this season, the spectacular set decorations in the dome and on the table truly make this game a feast to enjoy. It is obvious how much care and creativity is brought to the table, and it is clear that Dimension 20: A Court of Fey & Flowers is going to be another rousing success in a long line of incredible campaigns. Here’s to a deliciously scandalous social season at the Bloom!
The first episode of Dimension 20: A Court of Fey & Flowers, as well as the accompanying Adventuring Party, is streaming now on Dropout. Past seasons of Dimension 20 are available on Dropout, with select seasons available on YouTube and Spotify.