Dimension 20 is one of my favorite shows ever. It's my mission to make sure people find answers to their questions about it.
I've been watching the show and interviewing its cast members for four years. So, in this blog post, I'll answer the most common questions I see online about the show. It will also be periodically updated when I discover new questions that need answering. Feel free to comment below and ask your question as well.
Last Update: August 2023.
Let's get into it!
How Did Dimension 20 Start?
Dimension 20 was created by Brennan Lee Mulligan as part of the effort to develop a flagship TV production at the launch of Dropout.TV back in 2018.
The first season was Fantasy High - the longest initial production on the channel - and was also released online on YouTube and various podcasting platforms.
How to Start Watching Dimension 20?
Since most seasons of Dimension 20 are unrelated, you can watch them in any order. However, there are a few fan-favorite ways that many people decide to follow to begin their journey with the show.
I made a whole video about it. You can watch that here:
How Many Seasons of Dimension 20 Are There?
As of August 2023, there are 19 seasons of Dimension 20, with the 19th season - Mentopolis - premiering on August 9th.
Where Can I Watch All of Dimension 20?
You can watch all of Dimension 20 on Dropout.tv! It's been the show's home from the beginning, and any and all content about the show can be watched there.
In addition, You can watch various seasons of Dimension 20 that have been made public on the Dimension 20 YouTube channel.
What Time Does Dimension 20 come out?
When a season runs, new episodes air on Wednesdays at 7 PM Eastern or 4 PM Pacific. After a season has ended its original run, it can be found entirely on-demand on Dropout.
Is Dimension 20 on Spotify?
It Depends on what season you're looking for. Fantasy High: Sophomore year, Escape from The Blookeep, and The Unsleeping City chapter 1 are all available on Spotify. The remaining 16 seasons, however, can only be viewed on Dropout. Listen to the last podcast episode on the D20 Spotify channel explaining everything.
How Long is a Dimension 20 Campaign?
The length of a Dimension 20 campaign can range from 4 episodes all the way up to 20 episodes.
It depends on whether the season is with the core cast or not. Core cast seasons are longer and range between 17-20 episodes. Non-core cast seasons are called side quests and usually range between 4-10 episodes.
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What 3D Software Does Dimension 20 Use?
The 3D software Dimension 20 has been using is called Talespire. It has been used for seasons released during the pandemic where the cast couldn't meet in person and play with physical minis.
Can I Listen to Dimension 20 as a Podcast?
On Dropout, there's a podcast version of all the seasons without video. However, if you wanted to semi-listen to a video episode, you could do that, as the Dropout app supports background listening. Just start a video episode on your phone and lock your screen. You can still listen to a video episode without watching. And if you want to double back and watch a part that sounded exciting, you can do that too.
Do I Need to Know How to Play D&D to Watch Dimension 20?
The answer is no. You don't need to know how to play D&D to watch Dimension 20. An excellent way to learn is by watching Fantasy High, where Ally Beardsley, one of the core cast members, had never played D&D before, so Brennan had to explain some things, and through Ally's experience, we all benefit.
A more recent way to learn D&D is by watching the much shorter Dungeons and Drag Queens season, which introduced drag queens to D&D. Four episodes long and will give you a good base understanding of how to play the game and some core mechanics.
Is Dimension 20 Scripted?
Dimension 20 is not scripted. The only person around the table with plans for what's coming next is the DM, but the entire session is pure improv.
The Adventuring Party episodes are a good indicator of how much the players were excited and surprised by how things went during the episode. It's easy to decide something is scripted if that's the type of show you've always watched. Playing D&D around your local table is also not scripted - Dimension 20 is the same, only with cameras and mics rolling.
Is Dimension 20 Still Going?
Yes! Dimension 20 is still going strong and releases multiple seasons every year. Since its debut in 2018, the show has released 18 seasons and premiered its 19th one on August 9th, 2023.
How Long Are Dimension 20 Episodes?
Dimension 20 episodes range between 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours in length.
That's it... For now!
I aim to keep updating this article with more and more questions. Let me know if you have any questions that need answering! Also, please feel free to subscribe!