INSTAQUEST: Cast & Crew, In Conversation with Jeffrey Venture (August 2020)

By Jeffrey Venture

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In the time of Covid-19, many of us are taking extra precautions to keep ourselves and those around us safe, and that includes Dungeons & Dragons Twitch streamers. While most of these streamers are moving to an entirely remote experience conducted over video chat to stay safe, however, the cast and crew of InstaQuest are taking a largely different approach.

InstaQuest is a D&D game live-streamed to Twitch that integrates XR (Mixed Reality) technology to create an immersive experience while maintaining a safe environment with a story-justified reason to wear masks during the game.

We got a chance to sit down with InstaQuest and ask them about the Miasma-filled world their characters get to explore, the precautions they’re taking on set, and all the really cool technology they’re using to tell their story.

In the interview, we got to hear Alex Drastal (aka, Sir Illian Bortas) tell us just about the 2000+ word backstory he wrote for his character, Jobo the Dungeon Master told us how the visual effects added to his storytelling, and the crew shed some light on how they maintain player freedom and agency when so much of the adventure is prepared ahead of time.

It was a pleasure to interview these wonderful folks, and we hope you get a chance to check out the cool things they’re doing with their game and the story they’re here to tell.

The first episode of InstaQuest is available to view on both Twitch and YouTube, along with a few other videos taking a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the show and reactions from the cast and crew after the game. Be sure to follow InstaQuest and the cast on Instagram and Twitter to learn even more, and so that you don’t miss episode 2!


Social Media Tags

InstaQuest:
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/instaquest
IG: https://www.instagram.com/instaquesttv/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestInsta

DarthLexii:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/darthlexii/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Darthlexii

Alex Drastal:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/alexdrastal/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexDrastal

Jobo the Dungeon Master:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BalanaRahl
IG: https://www.instagram.com/balanarahl/

Parker Howell:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/kungfuscius/

James Stone:
“Go watch us on Twitch!”


Jeffrey Venture is a noob gamer, an okay writer, comic book enthusiast, social media fiend, and creator of the D&Dify It series on YouTube. You can connect with him on Twitter where he mostly posts memes for D&D and all things internet culture.

Have you watched the show? Want to talk to me about it? Feel free to chat with me on Twitter or leave a comment below!

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