RPGSports Rules & Pregens

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Change log 16/11/18 

  • Smaller map added to increase dynamic gameplay.
  • Hazards & Traps adjusted to include Spike & Lava Pits.
  • Hazard, Trap & Friendly Fire Damage now counts to Total Eliminations.

Welcome to RPGSports, a 4 player team PvP D&D5E online tournament using Roll20 with a $5000 cash prize pool.  Please note that many of these rules are for the Nov 10th tournament only, and are subject to change for later tournaments.

Creating this event has been the effort of a small team of independent RPG enthusiasts for several months of hard work. We hope that you enjoy the event, and will show your support to the contestants throughout. Now, roll initiative!

RPGSports Rulebook Public (1)

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Expanding to RPGSports!

We’ve heard a lot of great feedback, but one thing we weren’t expecting was SO much interest for us to expand outside of just Dungeons & Dragons! Therefore, we’ve decided to broaden our approach and become RPGSports!

We have a new Twitch channel here!

This wider umbrella means that we can position ourselves to easily collaborate with other tabletop games. What other tabletop games would you like to see in a competitive style in the future?

Of course, in other ways this doesn’t change too much. The first RPGSports tournament this November will still be played using the Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition rules. We noticed some confusion online, and so wanted to take this opportunity to clarify that this is an EncounterRoleplay production. While D&DBeyond are sponsoring this tournament, Wizards of the Coast are not affiliated with RPGSports.

We’re excited to start releasing more information on rules, to announce the star-studded teams, and to tell you how you can get involved in RPGSports!

Thanks for sticking with us while this exciting project continues to expand and grow.

Follow us on Twitter for updates, and feel free to reach out for media inquiries to rpgsportstv@gmail.com

What is RPGSports?

Imagine if two parties fighting for opposite sides found themselves in the same dungeon. It’s kill or be killed. What will they do to survive?

RPGSports is the first online D&D Tournament in a cooperative Party vs Party setting from EncounterRoleplay & D&DBeyond with a grand prize of $5,000. Over the course of 4 weeks, 16 players will compete in teams of 4 in single elimination games. Each game is a best of 3 arena battle and played via Roll20.

How is it Played?

The full rules for RPGSports will be released shortly after our next round of Playtesting. We don’t claim to have created perfect balance, nor is that our aim, as every competitive game has an element of strategy. We’re also implementing MOBA-esque mechanics such as a Pick/Ban phase to help expand the strategy. We’ve been working closely with over a dozen talented DMs to create 15 pre-generated characters from which the players will choose, and adapt the pre-existing Dungeons & Dragons: fifth edition rules.

We know that this will be an incredibly fun new way to play D&D, because as long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right!

When is it?

Day 1: November 10th at 12pm PST

Heat 1: Team Kobold vs. Team Mindflayer

Day 2: November 17th at 12pm PST

Heat 2: Team Beholder vs. Team Tarrasque

Day 3: November 24th at 12pm PST

All Stars Charity game for 826LA foundation

Day 4: December 1st at 12pm PST

Grand Finals

Where can I watch it?

Watch live on Twitch here.

The VODs will be uploaded to Youtube here.

Who is involved?

The EncounterRoleplay & D&DBeyond crews have teamed up to bring this production to life! While we’re playing Dungeons & Dragons, we don’t have any affiliation with Wizards of the Coast.

As for who’s competing? Keep an eye on the RPGSports Twitter & here on the blog to learn more about the teams as they are revealed!

But D&D Shouldn’t be an eSport?!

It’s not an eSport. We created something that would make competitive gamers feel safe and comfortable trying out D&D fifth edition for the first time. It’s a new way to display the versatility of combat in D&D fifth edition in a unique setting. We encourage you to respect the way different people play D&D because we know that this will be a fun event and there is no wrong to play D&D, as long as you are having fun!

Contact us:

Feel free to reach out for media inquiries to rpgsportstv@gmail.com