BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

D&D Beyond’s ‘Battle For Beyond’ Episode 5 Premieres Today

4 Minute Read
Dec 10 2021

What happens when a Battle Royale gets real personal– and real good? Find out in Episode 5 of D&D Beyond’s Battle for Beyond.

Battle for Beyond started off as a simple pitch: a D&D Battle Royale. And what we’ve gotten over the last four episodes is an incredibly satisfying story.

It captures the spirit of, not just big battle royale-style games, but the original inspirations. Stories like Battle Royale (the movie not the Fortnite) and Squid Game take a good, long look at what happens when deadly opponents have to team up.

Twists Abound in Battle for Beyond

But not everything is what it seems. Without spoiling things too much, Episode 4 really threw a curveball in the best way. And now, who can say which direction the six-episode series will head.

It highlights some of the best parts of a good RPG liveplay show. There’s a sense that the story is going where it wants to, and that the players and DM are all swept along for the ride.

This sort of encapsulates the energy of the whole series in one quick image.

That’s one of the most exciting things about gaming is that the story is created collectively. And what a ride it’s been!

With a new episode premiering later today, you’ll want to catch up on Battle for Beyond.

And don’t worry, these episodes aren’t big four hour chunks. You can watch an episode in under 2 hours, and you’ll find a lot in each.


“Welcome to the Battle for Beyond! In a realm between worlds lies the Temple of Beyond, an arena where adventurers from across the multiverse compete against one another for their chance at glory. Ravenous monsters, terrors, and the mysterious Master of Ceremonies stand in their way. But in the end, only one victor can claim the ultimate prize: the power to change one event from their tortured pasts.

Jasmine Bhullar (Shikar) leads the charge with Aabria Iyengar (Critical Role: Exandria Unlimited), Brennan Lee Mulligan (Dimension 20), Emma Fyffe (Screen Junkies), Erika Ishii (Apex Legends), Ify Nwadiwe (Into the Motherlands), and Josephine McAdam (LA By Night) in this six-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure! You can catch all of the action exclusively by subscribing to D&D Beyond’s Youtube channel!”

So who’s who in the Battle for Beyond?

Battle for Beyond’s DM: Jasmine Bhullar

Joining as your Dungeon Master is Jasmine Bhullar (@ThatBronzeGirl). You might recognize her from shows like Into the Mother Lands, Relics & Rarities, and Shikar.

Aabria Iyengar


The Summer of Aabria extends into the fall! You might know Aabria Iyengar (@quiddie) as the Dungeon Master for Critical Role: Exandria Unlimited or from her appearances on Dimension 20 and Into the Mother Lands. 

Brennan Lee Mulligan

Brennan Lee Mulligan (@BrennanLM) is the creator and Dungeon Master for Dimension 20 and a cast member for CollegeHumor. He has taught and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, co-created the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist, and written dozens of LARPs for the Wayfinder Experience summer camp in upstate New York. He recently started putting a little bit of cinnamon in his morning coffee, which he has described as a real game-changer.

Josephine McAdam

Josephine McAdam (@JCVIM) is a Los Angeles-based actress that has appeared in over 20 independent films, including Emmy award winning “Tower.” She also appeared in the HBO series “The Leftovers” and a longtime D&D player!

Emma Fyffe

Emma Fyffe (@EmmaFyffe) is a gaming content producer at Fandom. She previously hosted The Download, a gaming news variety show on VENN TV, and served as a digital content producer for VENN’s YouTube and TikTok. You might also recognize her as a former producer at Hyper RPG or from the liveplay series she appeared in, including Pencils and Parsecs and He Left it Dead.


Erika Ishii

Erika Ishii (@erikaishii) is known for their voiceover work in games and animation. You might recognize them as Valkyrie in Apex Legends, Ana Bray and Kridis in Destiny 2, and as Lumu in the upcoming Halo Infinite. They have also performed with and produced for media outlets, including Critical Role, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, and CollegeHumor.

Ify Nwadiwe

Comedian, actor, writer, and professional nerd Ify Nwadiwe (@IfyNwadiwe) joins us in the Battle for Beyond! He has appeared on shows like Um, Actually, Dimension 20, and other RPG shows. He’s written for TV, video games, and RPGs like Black Birds and Into The Mother Lands.

You can find the rest of the team introduced in Episode 2, and once you’ve caught up on that, be sure and tune in for the penultimate episode tonight at 4pm PST on the D&D Beyond Youtube Channel.

Happy Adventuring


Author: J.R. Zambrano
  • Kickstarter Round-Up: Vikings, Demons, Hungry Monsters, Seafaring Adventures, and More