Dungeons, Drag Queens, D20: A Journey to the Underworld

By: Damon Goodrich-Houska (they/them)
Apr 3, 2024

Just in Case Disclaimer: This is a post about stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race appearing on an independent channel where comedians play RPGs. In case you did not realize this already, the language and references can get salty.

Have you watched all of Critical Role and don’t know how to get your RPG fix? Got behind on RPDR and want some new references to keep in your back pocket for trivia? Do you enjoy drag and/or RPGs? Check out D20, Dungeons and Drag Queens.

Still not sure? check out this trailer.

So, lets get started and say, “Hello Questing Queens!”

Welcome Adventurers to “Dungeons and Drag Queens,” where the worlds of drag and Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) collide in a fabulous campaign hosted by the ever-charismatic Brennan Lee Mulligan. Like Monet’s foundation, Brennan lays the character on thick.

In this Dimension 20 adventure, four iconic queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” embark on a quest to the Underworld, each bringing their unique flair and talents to the table.

The Queens of the Campaign

Bob the Drag Queen as Gertrude: The Wise Witch of the Woods

Bob the Drag Queen, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 8, brings her comedic genius and charismatic personality to the role of Gertrude, a sardonic and powerful witch. Known for her sharp wit and ability to command attention, Bob infuses Gertrude with a sense of humor and depth that adds layers to the character’s solitary existence and magical prowess.

Alaska Thunderfuck as Princess: The Towering Orc Warrior

Alaska Thunderfuck, an icon from Season 5 and winner of “All Stars” Season 2, steps into the armored shoes of Princess, an orc with a penchant for pink and a heart as big as her stature. Alaska’s flair for the dramatic and her larger-than-life persona translate seamlessly into Princess’s bold and fearless approach to both fashion and combat.

Monét X Change as Troyánn: The Merfolk-Assassin with a Mission

Monét X Change, co-winner of “All Stars” Season 4, embodies the role of Troyánn, a determined assassin with a complex heritage. Monét’s regal presence and versatility shine through in Troyánn’s dedication to her task and the emotional depth she brings to her quest for redemption and truth.

Jujubee as Twyla: The Fierce Fairy with a Fiery Spirit

Jujubee, a beloved figure from Seasons 2 and 5, and “All Stars” Seasons 1 and 5, well known for one of the most epic reads in RPDR herstory (IYKYK) takes flight as Twyla, a fairy with a passion for dance and a fierce determination to restore her realm. Jujubee’s charm, wit, and resilience are reflected in Twyla’s spirited fight to protect her people and her unwavering belief in hope.

The Quest to the Underworld

Each queen has a personal wish to be granted by the Queen of the Underworld, leading them to form an unlikely alliance. Gertrude seeks a new beginning away from the dangers of witch hunters, Princess yearns to resurrect her slain family, Troyánn aims to uncover the truth about her mother’s pact, and Twyla hopes to restore the Fey realm. Together, they travel the Gallows Road, facing challenges and uncovering secrets that will test their strength, resolve, and friendship.

The Journey Ahead

“Dungeons and Drag Queens” is more than just a campaign; it’s a celebration of diversity, creativity, and the power of storytelling. As these queens embark on their journey to the Underworld, they remind us that the worlds of drag and D&D are not just compatible, but complementary, offering a space where identity is celebrated, and every roll of the dice tells a story of courage, camaraderie, and fabulousness.

So, grab your dice, adjust your wig, and your nails (because if you don’t have nails are you really doing drag?) , beat your face to the gods, then roll for Charisma (there are no specific rolls for Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent) and prepare for a journey that’s as fabulous as it is fantastical. This show made me laugh (including the always embarrassing snort laugh) it made me cry, it gave me all of the feels.

There’s character development, action, amazing miniatures and set work, outstanding improv, and a whole lot of shade. With Brennan Lee Mulligan at the helm and a cast of queens ready to slay, “Dungeons and Drag Queens” promises to be an adventure like no other.

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