Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Saturday Is Dungeons & Dragons Day

RENTON, Wash. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Halloween is over but you still have a chance to blur the line between fantasy and reality this weekend.

That’s because Saturday (Nov. 4) marks the Fourth Annual Worldwide Dungeons & Dragons Game Day, an event where fans gather together to play the popular roleplaying game.

Scott Rouse, the senior brand manager for D&D publisher Wizards Of The Coast, expects more than 20,000 people will be playing the game at more than 700 locations around the world, including Buenos Aires; Belgrade, Serbia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

But the big event may be the one taking place in Hollywood which will be highlighted by a D&D film festival made up from short films about the game.

Rouse says more than 75 films were submitted and range in styles from a documentary featuring players in the middle of a game to live action dramas where folks act out their chosen D&D characters to computer animated D&D dramas.

Although Dungeons & Dragons Day won’t rival Halloween in popularity anytime soon, Rouse says the event is getting bigger each year.

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