Neverwinter, the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG from developer Cryptic Studios, has today announced that they are going meta with an event this week called Respen's Marvelous Game.
The new in-game event will allow players to participate in an in-game Dungeons & Dragons tabletop game, which means we now have DnD in our DnD. Most likely an answer to this year's traditional April Fools' Day, the event is actually really and will be available from April 1st to April 4th. It will star "mischievous mage" Respen Durothil, who invites those of Neverwinter and Protector's Enclave to play his game.
"Sitting at a table with fellow heroes of Neverwinter — Sergeant Knox, Makos, Celeste, Xuna and Rhix — players move miniature versions of their player character (with miniature bases for added authenticity!) across one of two paper maps set in dungeons and swamps," the meta game's description reads. "Utilize the magic of multisided die, grid paper, cardboard dividers, and *imagination* to save an elven princess or clear out a dungeon, all with narration by the dungeon master himself, Respen."
The event will offer a handful of prizes including the iconic multisided Crysatl Dice, an exclusive Green Slime companion and a stat-boosting Adorable Pet Pocket. Characters can also acquire "tabletop-friendly snacks," such as cornmeal treats called Lliira's Fare, Lathander's Dew "collected from crushed mountain rock" and Neverwintan Red Veins.