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Critical Role Releases Stephen Colbert’s D&D Mini-Adventure For Red Nose Day

May 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Stephen Colbert D&D Red Nose Day

Stephen Colbert’s journey back into Dungeons & Dragons for Red Nose Day is now online thanks to Critical Role. The popular streamed D&D actual play series released the video of the Late Night host sitting down at a table with Matthew Mercer for an mini-adventure, which you can check out below.

The session was the result of an effort by Critical Role to raise money for Red Nose Day. A total of $117,176.20 was raised, which determined that Colbert would be playing a bard with a bee as a companion, pitted against a terrifying lich necromancer that is obsessed with inappropriate “bone” puns.

The video starts off with Mercer bringing Colbert back up to speed on D&D, which has changed a lot since Colbert last played it. Colbert discusses his history with D&D, which started in 1977 with the original pamphlet books; he also notes he was at GenCon when the first Dungeon Master’s Guide was released. They then launch into the adventure, which sees Colbert’s half-elven bard Capo and Eric the bee in Mercer’s world of Exandria, the setting of both Critical Role campaigns.

Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Since its debut in 2015, the yearly campaign has raised $150 million to help children around the world.