Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida was brought in to play a special homebrew dungeons and dragons session set in Eorzea, and ended up staying – with great excitement – until nearly 4 a.m. morning.
The session was hosted by NGC, a Japanese streaming studio that typically plays games like Elden Ring on Twitch. On May 30, NGC hosted a Final Fantasy 14 tabletop RPG for four players, including Yoshi-P and Alphinaud’s voice actor Shinnosuke Tachibana. The flow (opens in a new tab) is all in Japanese and lasts eight hours, but fortunately a fan who passes by Kageyama Satsuki translated some of the highlights on Twitter (opens in a new tab).
Yoshi-P took on the role of Cellica Flame, whom Satsuki describes as a “gil-obsessed lalafell dark mage adventurer”. The adventure began when the party escorted a chocobo cart to Ul’dah. A young adventurer being chased by marmots and an adamantoise begged them for help, to which Yoshi-P’s character replied “How many gil do you have?”
It’s no surprise to see Yoshida in the role of the dark mage – it’s his favorite class, after all – but this greedy trend is new.
Tachibana’s character, an Au Ra warrior named Hirvana Torachivana, might be an even more familiar stereotype for tabletop RPG fans — he kept suggesting “Kill ’em all.” Yes, it’s the voice of Alphinaud becoming a murderous hobo in another vision of Eorzea.
“The players were so happy and eager to learn more about the little story,” Satsuki explained at the end of the stream, “and they were all excited about the game, despite it being 3:30 a.m. A feeling that I’m sure many TTRPG players find familiar. How wonderful!”
Yoshida teased this Final Fantasy 14 Could End Up Getting Jobs New To The Franchise.