Dungeons & Dragons fans are reading core rulebooks on Twitter to help pass the time in self-isolation and social distancing. Yesterday, the hashtag #ReadTheDMG went viral on Twitter after Christopher Perkins, the lead story designer for Dungeons & Dragons, posted a video of himself reading the Dungeon's Master Guide as a response to Sir Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare sonnets on Twitter. Many other D&D fans were inspired by Perkins' example and began reading excerpts from the Dungeon's Master's Guide and other D&D books to help pass the time.
While Dungeons & Dragons players are impacted by the social distancing recommendations to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many have turned to online resources to keep their games going. Between video chats and services like Roll20, Dungeons & Dragons players are finding ways to keep rolling dice during this period. Those who can't get together with their gaming groups are also using things like the #ReadTheDMG to stay connected with the community.
You can check out some of the best #ReadtheDMG videos below.
Mackenzie De Armas
Gotta teach my dragon how to properly dungeon during this quarantine! 🐉March 23, 2020