The online gaming event is calling for donations to support Covid-19 affected communities as the public helps decide the fate of the comedians taking part.
The event will take place on the fundraising Tiltify platform on 8 May and last around two to three hours.
For a minimum donation of £1 the public will be able to have a say in the comedians’ gaming decisions. Ahead of the event they can take part in three polls voting on which comedians will fall victim to a curse, what monster they face and what magic item them can use.
Comedians Sara Pascoe and Ed Gamble will also be taking part in the event, which features Questing Time host Paul Foxcroft as the ‘Dungeon Master’.
The money raise will be distributed to charities supporting communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sue Perkins said: “I’m lucky to have travelled all over the world, but this might just be my biggest quest yet. I’m not quite sure what to expect, but I’ve heard that Paul Foxcroft is one of the finest Dungeon Masters in all the land - and I do so love a good Dungeon Master.
“Covid-19 is impacting each and every one of us. I’m incredibly happy to get this chance to support those most vulnerable in our communities.”
Nish Kumar added: “I’m excited to support Comic Relief and the incredible work they do by taking part in this very special event in aid of Covid-19.”
Elves, warlocks and… Comedians? Join @MrNishKumar, @sueperkins, @EdGambleComedy & @sarapascoe as they delve into the imaginary world of Dungeons & Dragons for Comic Relief. Live on @WeAreTiltify, you vote in polls to influence their quest! 8th May 7PM t.co/UX4ScN7kn7 pic.twitter.com/C44PKM0s7t— Comic Relief (@comicrelief)
Elves, warlocks and… Comedians? Join @MrNishKumar, @sueperkins, @EdGambleComedy & @sarapascoe as they delve into the imaginary world of Dungeons & Dragons for Comic Relief. Live on @WeAreTiltify, you vote in polls to influence their quest! 8th May 7PM https://t.co/UX4ScN7kn7 pic.twitter.com/C44PKM0s7t— Comic Relief (@comicrelief) April 30, 2020
Dan Barrett, Senior Brand Manager at Dungeons & Dragons said: “We believe the social connection and fun of watching and playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons can be helpful to those of us feeling isolated in this time of social distancing.
“So, please stay safe at home, and together with Comic Relief, we’ll bring the adventure to you. All we ask is that you donate if you’re able to help support those most vulnerable amongst us in the fight against Covid-19.”
Comic Relief is one of a number of charities using online gaming events to attract donations.
In March, armed forced charity Help for Heroes staged a week of fundraising activity to target gamers through its Hero Up campaign.