From the delightfully inventive mind of Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood) comes a bold new fantasy role-playing game series based on the hit tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons from Wizards of the Coast. Geek & Sundry’s Relics and Rarities is a weekly episodic adventure full of puzzles, peril, and the possibility of certain death lurking around every corner...
As any RPG player worth their salt knows, a storyteller needs a hearty band of adventurers to heed the call and voyage headlong into the unknown. Joining Woll in this weekly, episodic series will be a core cast including Tommy Walker (Daredevil) as Veros, a human fighter; Xander Jeanneret (Sagas of Sundry) as Rikki, a gnome druid; Julia Dennis (Lofty Dreams) as Annabella, a human bard; and Jasmine Bhullar (Starter Kit: Vampire The Masquerade) as Beryl, a half-orc Barbarian. But that's not all... In addition to the core cast of the show, every episode of Geek & Sundry’s Relics and Rarities will also feature a special celebrity guest, which Nerdist is proud to exclusively reveal for the very first time!
Meet the special guest stars of #RelicsandRarities!
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Over the course of the season, Deborah Ann Woll and the cast will be joined by Charlie Cox (Marvel’s Daredevil), Kevin Smith (Clerks, Yoga Hosers), Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby Doo), Janina Gavinkar (Blindspotting, True Blood), Simone Missick (Marvel’s Luke Cage), and Sam Richardson (Veep). So make sure that you tune in each and every week because you won’t want to miss these incredible actors bringing unforgettable characters to life like you’ve never seen before.
Tonight’s series premiere features the Internet’s current obsession, a man whose power levels are off the charts: Shaggy himself, Matthew Lillard. No stranger to role-playing games, Lillard runs a curio shop of sorts of his very own, Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium warehouse, which provides premium goods and one-of-a-kind tools to enhance your tabletop gaming experience. But now he’s going to be put to the ultimate test as he steps into the devious, deadly world that Woll has devised as Allister Goldfang, the dragonborn sorcerer and spirit medium.
In addition to Lillard’s spell-slinging dragonborn, Sam Richardson will be playing a gnomish ranger named Ionis Leatherfoot; Janina Gavinkar is a self-styled “bad bitch,” the half-elf tomb raider, Mumeé; Charlie Cox will be battening down the mizzenmast as Seamus O’Flanagan, half-elf pirate extraordinaire; Kevin Smith will be sleuthing out the truth as Sam Haynne, a tiefling warlock and private detective; and Simone Missick will be bringing to life a paragon of justice, the human paladin Zora Ujasiri.
Whether you’re a longtime aficionado of tabletop role-playing games or you’ve only driven past a Medieval Times on the interstate that one time, Geek & Sundry’s Relics and Rarities has something for you. Packed to the gills with challenging puzzles, thrilling fantasy world-building, and larger-than-life characters, Relics and Rarities is immersive storytelling like you’ve never seen before. What happens to the players is left to the whims of fate, so wish them luck because they’ll quite literally be taking their lives in their hands each and every week for your viewing pleasure.
The first episode of Geek & Sundry’s Relics and Rarities premieres Monday, February 4 at 6PM PT exclusively on Alpha, or right here on Nerdist if you're already a member! Haven’t joined the esteemed ranks of Alpha yet? There’s still plenty of time to sign up! Be sure to use code RELICS to get a free trial, and before you know it you’ll be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime right alongside Deborah Ann Woll. So tune in, watch along, and help us stop the prophecy before it’s too late!