On Tuesday, February 25th at 6 p.m. Pacific, The Dragons and Things Network is beginning an all-new chapter in the Dragons and Things actual-play saga. DaT: Vantam kicks off with a brand-new storyline complete with new characters, new cast members, playing the new Pathfinder 2e system, on a brand-new set, in a brand-new studio. There's just a lot of newness happening here. For fans of the first DaT campaign following the Krag Krew, one thing that won't change is the fantastic camaraderie we share with our fans as we play one of the most incredible TTRPGs ever written.
We've come a long way from our hastily built set in a friend's garage. The core of the show remains an awesome campaign and epic storytelling, but DaT: Vantam is a serious upgrade for actual-play live streaming as a genre. This new campaign achieves that not just with a compelling narrative and impressive visuals, but by exploring a world in greater depth than any other show by telling two concurrent stories set against the same immersive backdrop. Every Tuesday, DaT: Vantam will feature a party of fledgling heroes looking to make it in a fast-paced city brought to its knees by a magical disaster of terrifying proportions. Then, each Friday, DaT: Vantam will focus on a tale of survival and intrigue as prisoners in an underwater prison struggle to escape a facility crumbling around them as a consequence of the very same disaster their surface counterparts attempt to contain. While each story is a self-contained plotline that serves as a complete experience on its own, fans able to watch both streams live will certainly appreciate the way the two tales intersect.
While the spine of DaT: Vantam remains epic storytelling, its heart remains the interaction between the fans and the players. Joining a live stream gives every member of the audience a chance to kick back, chat with the cast, hang out with DaT Family, and even affect the game directly with their contributions. Send bonuses and buffs to the players, or sow chaos with wild magic effects if you choose, there are a wide range of options for joining in on the action. If you'd rather just chat, the community is welcoming and vibrant, and the cast reads and responds to comments live on the stream.
If you're looking for a new story to sink your teeth into, DaT: Vantam is the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Every stream runs for 3 hours, with a short break at the mid-point where you grab a re-fill on snacks or watch some silly shorts. The Tuesday run begins on Feb 25th, and the Friday run starts Feb 28th, all streams starting at 6 p.m. Pacific. If you can't make the stream live, VOD episodes will be available shortly after the LIVE episodes, and audio-only versions will be made available as well. Just tune in to twitch.tv/thedatnetwork. Welcome to DaT Family!
Show Synopses and Cast Lists
Dragons and Things: Vantam - Tuesdays
A crew of adventurers-for-hire thrust into the middle of a monumental disaster will decide how far they are willing to go for the promise of profit. As the powerful try to buy the heroes' loyalty, they are left wondering whether their job is to put fires out or start new ones. When no good deed goes unpunished, and every bad deed offers pay, this crew must ask themselves whether they are heroes or mercenaries.
- Meghan Caves
- Jamie Mills
- Katie Wilson
- Adam Rady
- Nathan Ondracek
Dragons and Things: Vantam - Fridays
On the day of their release, two former inmates and their advocates find themselves trapped in an underwater prison in the wake of a terrible disaster. With no way to access the surface and return to their disrupted lives, they struggle to survive as the prison threatens to collapse and kill everyone inside. Can they find a way out of an inescapable facility, and even if they can, is there any place for them in a city that already took away their freedom once before?
- Eric Radic
- Ben Burch
- Diana Restrepo
- Adam Conn
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Dragons and Things Returns
Tuesday, February 25, 2020