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High Rollers D&D, often stylised as HighRollers, is a Dungeons & Dragons series part of the Yogscast Twitch Livestreams. It runs two campaigns per week: Lightfall every Sunday, 5pm GMT/BST, on the Yogscast Twitch channel since January 17, 2016, and Uncharted Territory every Friday, 8.30pm GMT/BST, on both the Dungeons & Dragons and Yogscast Twitch channel since June 30, 2017. Mark Hulmes is the dungeon master for both campaigns, with Chris Trott, Katie Morrison, Kim Richards and Matthew Toffolo role-play their characters on the respective campaigns.

CampaignsEdit

LightfallEdit

HighRollers LF Portal

Lightfall is a campaign designed by Mark Hulmes and begins 46 years after the titular cataclysm event. It follows a group of adventurers helping the people of Arrak, as well as to discover and confront their individual past. The campaign began on January 30, 2016, and is planned to run for two loose seasons ending in 2018.[1]

Uncharted TerritoryEdit

HighRollers UT Portal

Uncharted Territory is a campaign based on Tomb of Annihilation, an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons storyline set to be released in September 2017. It follows a group of archaeologists in Chult who are looking for treasure and ancient artefacts. The Prologue episode aired during the Stream of Annihilation on June 3, 2017, and it is planned to run for ten weeks beginning June 30, 2017.

Untitled Campaign (2018)Edit

During a Q&A Episode on June 11, 2017, Mark Hulmes announced a new campaign that will take place once Lightfall ends. It is set for a 2018 release and is currently under planning. Mark described the new campaign to have areas "based on Eastern mythology" and to have "loads of custom contents" either homebrewed by himself or purchased from the Dungeon Masters Guild.

One - Shot CampaignsEdit

On several occasions, One-Shot campaigns are held whenever the full HighRollers crew could not be present for Lightfall or a special campaign is created to coincide with a holiday. All of the one-shot campaigns have taken place in the world of Arrak and the players sometime assumed new identities.

The following are a list of One-Shot campaigns:

CharactersEdit

The table below lists all playable characters of High Rollers D&D. Any characters whose player did not appear for that campaign will not be listed.

Players Main Campaigns One-Shot Campaigns
Lightfall Uncharted Territory Jiǔtóu's Solo Adventure The Haunting of Ennis House The Cabin in the Woods Christmas Special 2016 A Dish Served Cold The Horror of Overlook Inn HighRollers Live!
Mark Hulmes Dungeon Master   Dungeon Master Ssorek   Dungeon Master
Chris Trott Cam Buckland Six Frisky Flames   Cam Buckland Dungeon Master/Cam Buckland   Cam Buckland
Katie Morrison Elora Galanodel Fia   Roswyn   Elora Galanodel   Elora Galanodel
Kim Richards Jiutou Zhiji Jing K'ehleyr Ragehorn Jiutou Zhiji Jing Dungeon Master Jiutou Zhiji Jing   Dungeon Master Jiutou Zhiji Jing
Matthew Toffolo Trellimar Aleath Sir Cromsby Regnus Dolnum the Third   Barnabus Penus Trellimar Aleath   Trellimar Aleath
Martyn Littlewood Falk   Alfred Everstar  
Matthew Meredith (Caff) Loben Trogdor  
Kat Jasmina Celladore   Napoli "Naples" Spinoa Fenyx  
Tom Hazell Reynard Ferehorn   Verne Dupree  
Elyssa Grant Viathan  
Dylan Sprouse   Laskilar Flisk  
Duncan Jones   Herb Green   Scruffy  
Kit Buss   Mistle   Errol Coltsfoot
Mike Fleming   F. A. Ker  

NPCs and FactionsEdit

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Non-Player Characters (NPCs) are there to populate the world of Arrak, assisting the main characters on their journey across the lands while enhancing their exploration experience. NPCs with major roles include Dimitriv, Korak the Champion, Nalistri, Varesh and Vixanis. NPCs that are fan favourites include Barris, Enoran, Granamyr, Gurli, couple Shalana and Payla, and Tharizdun the Spectator.

Most NPCs are members of various Major Factions and Minor Factions, while some are categorized under Deities or Heroes. Factions can influence multiple settlements or even as big as an entire nation. There are three known major factions: Broken Sky, Council of Elves and a mega-faction Government of the Dawn Republic, which have smaller factions such as Council of Guilds and Council of Wizards. Known minor factions include Burning King, Darkscar Clan, the various Drow Houses, Grimfang Clan, Powder Beards and the Bucklands.

Mark Hulmes MultiverseEdit

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Unofficially known as Mark Hulmes Multiverse, all High Rollers D&D campaigns revolve around the multiverse homebrewed by Mark Hulmes. All campaigns to date take place on Arrak, a continent on the Surface. Arrak itself has four regions, Bresseras, Dawn Republic, Troubled Lands and Unbroken Empire, and a massive underground region known as the Underdark. The five regions have their own settlements, which varies in size from as big as towns or cities to as small as villages and spires. Key regions and settlements visited in the series include Tallfield, Longwood Forest, Feyden, Talis'Val, Garden of Stones, Melody, Spire of Winter and Hallow.

Mark Hulmes Multiverse is based on the planes of existence from Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. The Surface has two parallel planes, Feywild and Shadowfell. These three planes are connected to the Inner Planes and Outer Planes, each hosting planes connected to the physical and the philosophical respectively. Arborea, Astral Plane, Far Realm, Sigil and The Abyss are planes that have either been mentioned or visited throughout the series.

Episode GuideEdit

See also: List of High Rollers D&D episodes
Yogscast Live — HighRollers: Lightfall
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THE ADVENTURE BEGINS - High Rollers D&D: Episode 1 (17th January 2016) Watch
Treachery Revealed - High Rollers D&D: Episode 2 (24th January 2016) Watch
That`s So Raven! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 3 (31st January 2016) Watch
The Cam came back! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 4 (7th February 2016) Watch
Super Saiyan Buckland - High Rollers D&D: Episode 5 (14th February 2016) Watch
The Battle for Tallfield! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 6 (21st February 2016) Watch
Orcs, Dragons and Bears! Oh my! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 7 (28th February 2016) Watch
Let`s get Falk'ed! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 8 (13th March 2016) Watch
Welcome back, Jiutou - High Rollers D&D: Episode 9 (20th March 2016) Watch
Harp`ing On - High Rollers D&D: Episode 10 (3rd April 2016) Watch
Rollercoaster of Emotions! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 11 (10th April 2016) Watch
I CAN`T PERFORM! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 12 (17th April 2016) Watch
A New Challenger Approaches? - High Rollers D&D: Episode 13 (24th April 2016) Watch
Trial of Strength - High Rollers D&D: Episode 14 (8th May 2016) Watch
MURDERER! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 15 (15th May 2016) Watch
THE PERFORMANCE! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 16 (21st May 2016) Watch
The Assassin & Genie Wishes - HighRollers D&D: Episode 17 (4th June 2016) Watch
Undead Whispers - HighRollers D&D: Episode 18 (25th June 2016) Watch
DON`T TOUCH THAT! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 19 (3rd July 2016) Watch
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - HighRollers D&D: Episode 20 (10th July 2016) Watch
TACTICAL WITHDRAW! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 21 (17th July 2016) Watch
Plots & Plans! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 22 (24th July 2016) Watch
GODS, SECRETS & GOBLIN PIRATES! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 23 (7th August 2016) Watch
TANK/SUPPORT IN ONE! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 24 (14th August 2016) Watch
THE SHROUD OF EYES - HighRollers D&D: Episode 25 (21st August 2016) Watch
The Festival Episode - HighRollers D&D: Episode 26 (4th September 2016) Watch
A Revenant Revealed - HighRollers D&D: Episode 27 (2nd October 2016) Watch
Swan Boat - HighRollers D&D: Episode 28 (9th October 2016) Watch
A Frosty Reception - HighRollers D&D: Episode 29 (23rd October 2016) Watch
Sassy Elves (Halloween 2016) - HighRollers D&D: Episode 30 (30th October 2016) Watch
A Plan Gone Awry - HighRollers D&D: Episode 31 (6th November 2016) Watch
The Daring Drow! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 32 (13th November 2016) Watch
The Wild Wild North - HighRollers D&D: Episode 33 (20th November 2016) Watch
FROST GIANTS AHEAD - HIGH ROLLERS D&D: Episode 34 - YOGSCAST JINGLE JAM - 4th December 2016 Watch
Lair of the Witch - HighRollers D&D: Episode 35 (8th January 2017) Watch
Werewolves! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 36 (15th January 2017) Watch
Wet Willie - HighRollers D&D: Episode 37 (5th February 2017) Watch
Jiutou's Apology - HighRollers D&D: Episode 38 (12th February 2017) Watch
Awkward Moments - HighRollers D&D: Episode 39 (5th March 2017) Watch
Farewell, Mr Aleath! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 40 (12th March 2017) Watch
Never Fear, Reynard's Here! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 41 (19th March 2017) Watch
Jiutou: Angel of Death - HighRollers D&D: Episode 42 (26th March 2017) Watch
Teleportation Evaluation - HighRollers D&D: Episode 43 (2nd April 2017) Watch
Brides, Bahumat & Beyond! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 44 (9th April 2017) Watch
Knick Knack! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 45 (30th April 2017) Watch
VESUVIAS BLACKMANTLE! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 46 (7th May 2017) Watch
Dwarven Dungeon Delving! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 47 (14th May 2017) Watch
Giant's Bane - HighRollers D&D: Episode 48 (21st May 2017) Watch
HIGHROLLERS LIVE FROM SEATTLE! - HighRollers D&D - Episode 49 (4th June 2017) Watch
HALF HUNDO! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 50 (25th June 2017) Watch
RIP CAM! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 51 (2nd July 2017) Watch
A Cryptic Message - HighRollers D&D: Episode 52 (9th July 2017) Watch
Welcome to New Light - HighRollers D&D: Episode 53 (16th July 2017) Watch
Fallout: New Light - HighRollers D&D: Episode 54 [1] (6th August 2017) Watch
Fallout: New Light - HighRollers D&D: Episode 54 [2] (6th August 2017) Watch
THE BEHOLDER! - HighRollers D&D: Episode 55 (13th August 2017) Watch
Yogscast Live — HighRollers: Uncharted Territory
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HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 1 (30th June 2017) AD Watch
DONATION APPRECIATION TIME! - HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 1 (30th June 2017) AD Watch
HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 2 (7th July 2017) AD Watch
DONATION APPRECIATION TIME! - HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 2 (7th July 2017) AD Watch
HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 3 (14th July 2017) AD Watch
HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 4 (21st July 2017) AD Watch
HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 5 (5th August 2017) AD Watch
HighRollers D&D: Uncharted Territory - Episode 6 (11th August 2017) AD Watch
Dungeons & Dragons — HighRollers: Uncharted Territory
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SoA - High Rollers Uncharted Territory Watch
SoA - High Rollers Interview Watch
Episode 1 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Episode 2 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Episode 3 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Episode 4 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Episode 5 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Episode 6 - High Rollers: Uncharted Territory Watch
Yogscast Live — High Rollers D&D One-Shots
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Jiutóu`s Solo Adventure + Q&A! - High Rollers D&D (6th March 2016) Watch
KICK HIM IN THE D*CK! - HighRollers D&D: The Haunting of Ennis House (31st July 2016) Watch
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - HighRollers D&D: One Off (28th August 2016) Watch
THE HIGHROLLERS NON-CANON CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! [1] - YOGSCAST JINGLE JAM - 18th December 2016 Watch
THE HIGHROLLERS NON-CANON CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! [2] - YOGSCAST JINGLE JAM - 18th December 2016 Watch
DM Trott Special! - HighRollers D&D ONE SHOT (22nd January 2017) Watch
The Horror of Overlook Inn - HighRollers D&D: One Shot (23rd April 2017) Watch
HIGHROLLERS LIVE AT MCM COMIC CON 2017 - HighRollers D&D (28th May 2017) Watch
Yogscast Live — High Rollers D&D Specials
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High Rollers - Pathfinder "The Rusty Dragon Inn" Miniature Unboxing Watch
High Rollers Pathfinder "The Rusty Dragon Inn" Miniature Unboxing #2 Watch
High Rollers D&D - Episodes 1 - 9 RECAP! (27th March 2016) Watch
D&D Q&A + Art w/ Mark & Nina! - 7th April 2016 Watch
D&D Q&A w/ Mark! - 1st May 2016 Watch
Q&A (with special guest, Matthew Mercer!) - HighRollers D&D (18th June 2016) Watch
High Rollers - The Story So Far! (D&D Live Play) Watch
OUTLAST + D&D Q&A w/ Matt, Katie & Kat [1] - 11th September 2016 Watch
OUTLAST + D&D Q&A w/ Matt, Mark & Kat [2] - 25th September 2016 Watch
D&D Chilled Miniatures Painting Session - 16th October 2016 Watch
KAT'S PRE-TRAINING TRAINING + Q&A w/ Matt, Mark, Kat and Katie - 27th November 2016 Watch
CAM IN SKYRIM?! - D&D Q&A w/ Trott & Katie - 29th January 2017 Watch
HighRollers Q&A w/ Mark - 11th June 2017 Watch
Kim — High Rollers D&D
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High Rollers DnD: Lightfall Highlights #1 Watch
High Rollers DnD: Lightfall Highlights #2 Watch
High Rollers DnD: Lightfall Highlights #3 Watch
High Rollers Q&A! Watch
Tabletop Weekly — High Rollers D&D
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D&D "Behind the Scenes" - Critical Role, HighRollers, Maze Arcana & More! Watch

MusicEdit

Main article: High Rollers (Official Soundtrack)

High Rollers (Official Soundtrack) is the official soundtrack album of the series. It is composed by Steve Bruce and release on May 27, 2016. The soundtracks are used as background music during the livestreams of the series, usually selected to fit the ambience of the events happening as it is. A second soundtrack album is in production, which includes a royal theme for Elora and a dark theme for Trellimar.[2]

Other songs and soundtracks used during the livestreams include:

TriviaEdit

Note: More trivia such as meta-games and Cam's penis size can be viewed on other High Rollers D&D articles.
  • #rollonsunday is made the official Twitter hashtag for High Rollers D&D at Trott's suggestion.
  • Steve Bruce, and sometimes Sam Gibbs, runs the livestream behind the scenes. In Session 6, Steve added blood splat overlays whenever anyone took damage, and a skull over Kim's face to represent her death on numerous occasions.
  • Several special guests have appeared on the show: Martyn on Sessions 8 and 9; CaffCast on Sessions 13 to 15; Kat on Sessions 27 to 29; Tom Hazell on Session 41. Martyn, Kat, Kit Buss, Duncan, Mike Fleming and Tom Hazell have also been invited to various One-Shot campaigns.
  • Before High Rollers D&D, only Mark and Trott plays Dungeons & Dragons regularly on different campaigns with other D&D players such as Smith. Kim played a campaign long time ago but is inexperienced. Both Katie and Matt had not played D&D before, although Katie had watched Critical Role and is somewhat familiar with the mechanics of D&D.[5] Martyn shares that he did play D&D Fifth Edition once a few years ago, but has forgotten some of its rules, although Mark exclaims that he re-learn some of the rules quickly before his first guest appearance in Session 8.[6]
  • High Rollers D&D sessions can have touch-ups to coincide with holiday celebrations: Session 4 receiving a Chinese New Year treatment; the crew dress up in costumes for Halloween in Session 30; a Christmas-inspired One-Shot campaign was held in 2016.
  • A new livestream setup is revealed in Session 26. The main change is that the whole crew is now playing D&D together on a single table, unlike the previous setup where they had to play on three separate tables.[7]
  • With scheduling issues either due to game conventions or personal matters, not all streams have the regular High Rollers D&D crew aired live on Sundays:
    • One-Shot Campaigns: Mark ran a solo campaign with Kim, followed by a Q&A session, on 6 March 2016. Several One-Shot campaigns were held on 31 July 2016, 28 August 2016, 22 January 2017 and 23 April 2017, with either Kim or Trott replacing Mark as dungeon master. A Christmas special One-Shot campaign with a full cast and a guest was held on 18 December 2016.
    • Q&A Sessions: with Mark on 7 April 2016, 1 May 2016 and 18 June 2016;[8] with gameplays on 11 September 2016, 25 September 2016 and 27 November 2016;[9][10][11] with miniature painting on 16 October 2016.[12]
    • Recap: CaffCast provided a recap of Sessions 1 thru 9 on 27 March 2016.
    • On Saturdays: Sessions 16 to 18 aired on Saturdays, but as Nilesy's livestream takes place immediately after High Rollers D&D, donation messages are not read out in order to keep with the streaming schedule.[13]
    • No Stream/Cancelled Stream: There was no High Rollers livestream on 28 May 2016, 18 September 2016, 19 February 2017, 26 February 2017 and 16 April 2017.[14][15][16][17]
    • Cut-out Replacement: In Session 3, Trott was replaced by a cardboard cutout of himself.
  • The mini figures used are 25 - 28-millimetre scale.
  • The crew gave shout-outs to High Rollers D&D summary contributors, including LadyFufu on the High Rollers D&D sub-Reddit, TV Tropes and the Yogscast Wiki.[18][19] Mark adds that he sometimes refer to such sites to refresh his memory on certain events that happened in the game.[20][21]
  • Critical Role's Matt Mercer has given shout-outs to Mark and High Rollers D&D, one of which was during a Q&A at Wizard World Portland.[22] He later appears as a special guest on the Q&A Session, hosted by Mark, on 18 June 2016.
  • Mark published a homebrewed race, the Lightborn, on the Dungeon Masters Guild.[23] Trott's character Cam Buckland is a buffed-up version of the Lightborn.[24]
  • Throughout multiple sessions, the green screen fell on the players on several occasions.

LinksEdit

GalleryEdit

Main article: High Rollers D&D/Gallery

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mark Hulmes clarifying the start of a new season, "Season 2 starts now?" thread, High Rollers D&D Sub-Reddit
  2. OUTLAST + D&D Q&A w/ Matt, Katie & Kat (1) at 0:31:02
  3. Let's get Falk'ed! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 8 (13th March 2016) at 03:08:38
  4. A Revenant Revealed - HighRollers D&D Episode 27
  5. THE ADVENTURE BEGINS - High Rollers D&D: Episode 1 at 00:19:05
  6. Let's get Falk'ed! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 8 at 03:15:21
  7. The Festival Episode - HighRollers D&D: Episode 26 at 00:11:55
  8. Mark Hulmes' Twitter, 1 May 2016
  9. High Rollers D&D's Twitter, 11 Sep 2016
  10. Mark Hulmes' Twitter, 25 Sep 2016
  11. High Rollers D&D's Twitter, 26 Nov 2016, 21:53 UTC
  12. High Rollers D&D's Twitter, 16 Oct 2016, 16:31 UTC
  13. MURDERER! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 15 at 00:09:39
  14. MURDERER! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 15 at 00:09:56
  15. High Rollers D&D's Twitter, 18 Sep 2016
  16. Mark Hulmes' Twitter, 18 Feb 2017
  17. High Rollers D&D's Twitter, 25 Feb 2017
  18. The Cam came back! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 4 at 00:08:45
  19. Harp'ing On - High Rollers D&D: Episode 10 (3rd April 2016) at 00:13:51
  20. Swan Boat - HighRollers D&D: Episode 28 at 2:59:27.
  21. Lair of the Witch - HighRollers D&D: Episode 35 at 0:04:52
  22. Wizard World Gaming at around 03:15:00
  23. Mark Hulmes' Twitter, 12 May 2016
  24. MURDERER! - High Rollers D&D: Episode 15 at 00:11:51

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