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  SYRINSCAPE LAUNCHES FIRST OFFICIAL SOUNDS OF THE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ROLEPLAYING GAME
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09/20/2018
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (September 20, 2018) – Syrinscape, the award-winning app that creates dynamic, realistic soundscapes for the world’s leading tabletop games, is thrilled to announce today the release of the first official sounds of the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game, the legendary game of fantasy and adventure played by millions of fans around the globe. The first offering, Syrinscape SoundPack: Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Chapters 1-3, was custom-created to be the complete audio solution while playing the first three chapters of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure and is now available in the Syrinscape store, either sold separately or as part of Syrinscape’s Dungeons & Dragons RPG Subscription.

“The Dungeons & Dragons RPG settings, creatures and characters are as beloved as the game itself and, as a player since the ’Red Box’ days, it’s particularly thrilling for me to create the sounds that will bring them to life,” says Benjamin Loomes, Syrinscape CEO and Creative Director. “Syrinscape is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and it’s truly an honor to launch the first official sounds of the truly legendary Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game.”

Players will be immersed in the rich city of Waterdeep, full of colorful characters, dangerous alleys and rewards uncountable for those brave enough to grasp them. In the Syrinscape SoundPack: Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, every line of dialog from the adventure features talented voice actors, including those of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG team. Players will hear the notorious Volo as voiced by Chris Perkins, or the noble Renaer, beautifully acted by Mike Mearls, or a Gazer “voiced” by Satine Phoenix. In addition to the dialog, the SoundPack also includes a rollicking evening in Waterdeep’s notorious watering hole, the Yawning Portal, plus a thunderous Troll attack, a fully interactive Durnan the barkeep to buy drinks from or probe for information, Waterdeep in all four seasons and on Festival Day, a fully interactive Gnome shopkeeper, Kenku, Kobolds, Goblins, a squidgy Gray Ooze battle, weeping men and women and so much more.

“As a DM, I have two choices. I can try my amateur best to mimic the sound of a snarling bugbear or the hustle and bustle of Waterdeep, or I can rely on the pros and Syrinscape to deliver top-notch sound effects to my table,” says Mike Mearls, Franchise Creative Director, Dungeons & Dragons. “For me, the choice is easy. Syrinscape is the perfect tool to give my D&D sessions an audio track to match the action in my imagination.”

The Waterdeep: Dragon Heist SoundPack is now unlocked for Syrinscape SuperSyrin subscribers and current Fantasy subscribers. New subscribers have the option of signing up for the new Dungeons & Dragons RPG Subscription, which will unlock all of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG sound content as it’s released, plus Syrinscape’s massive Fantasy Library for most any tabletop game, or becoming SuperSyrins for $10.99/month and will gain full access to Syrinscape’s library, permanent ownership of new sounds released while subscribing, access to Syrinscape’s SoundSet Creator and Syrinscape Online tools and much more. Everyone is welcome to try Syrinscape free for 30 days at Syrinscape.com/freetrial.

For more information, visit syrinscape.com.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

About Syrinscape

Celebrating its 10th year of making noise at the gaming table, Sydney, Australia’s Syrinscape is the award-winning app that combines a powerful audio engine, complex algorithms and an ever-growing custom sound library to produce dynamic, never-repeating soundscapes that engage tabletop gamers in the game like never before. Syrinscape creates the official soundtracks for the Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Pathfinder RPG, Starfinder RPG, Call of Cthulhu RPG, Shadows of Esteren RPG, Boss Monster and more. From ethereal forests and stony shorelines to dank, vermin-filled dungeons; from the spooky depths of the Underdark to the far reaches of the galaxy, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, for any tabletop game. Syrinscape is free to try at syrinscape.com.

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