Tomorrow I'll be running a "Let's Play Dungeons & Dragons" panel at a local anime convention. It's pitched towards people with either no exposure to D&D, or who maybe watch some Critical Role or similar.
I'll start with a quick "What's Role-Playing" intro, then dive into a simple adventure with audience volunteers, explaining D&D 5E rules as we go. Then I'll summarize rules and point the audience to resources.
What would you do in a panel like this? What am I missing?
@BrentNewhall The biggest thing that comes to mind for me is to explain that while certain things are well defined, there's always a place for creative solutions & actions. Also, character sheets should be pre-generated & limited in scope and made visible to the audience (projector/slides?). Name, Class, Core stats, and 2-3 simple special abilities at most to avoid overwhelming your volunteers. I would also spend more time on RP scenes than combat.
Probably worth throwing a shoutout to Chaos Dragon:
It's an anime based off a role playing session had between a couple of writers in the anime industry.
It's OK. But you can definitely see how role playing and anime intersect when you watch it.