Happy birthday, Dungeons & Dragons! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the roleplaying game. Here’s to fighting monsters, telling stories, and fighting villains with dice. To help celebrate, Audible has released an anthology of Dungeons & Dragons short stories penned by R.A. Salvatore. The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories focuses on the popular character. Drizzt Do’Urden is a drow from the “Forgotten Realms” campaign and has been a mainstay in Salvatore’s work for over 20 years. And guess what? The audio short stories feature narration from an impressive line-up of actors and actresses, including Ice-T.
That’s right, Ice-T. Remember when he talked about the experience of recording a Dungeons & Dragons story on his podcast back in February? He had some trouble with the pronunciation and explained, “Motherf**kers talk like Yoda.”
Ice-T specifically read the “Comrades at Odds” short story in the anthology. More awesome people who recorded the Drizzt stories include: Sean Astin, “Weird Al” Yankovic, David Duchovny, Wil Wheaton, Melissa Rauch, Dan Harmon, Felicia Day, Greg Grunberg, Tom Felton, Michael Chiklis, and Danny Pudi. Wow. Get a behind the scenes look at the recordings and hear from the narrators about the experience:
Sean Astin’s comment about being scared of 20 sided dice got to me because I felt the same way when I first played Dungeons & Dragons. It was intimidating. I got over that feeling once my D20 started betraying me.
The 12 audio stories in The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories are available to download on Audible for free. You have to add either the individual stories or the collected audiobook to your cart, but it won’t charge you or make you enter a credit card number. It’s only free for a limited time so if you’re considering it just run over and download it now before it’s too late.
Are you planning to download the short stories? Let us know in the comments.
HT: Felicia Day