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Meet R.A Salvatore at Conventions in 2016

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:30
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The next novel coming from R.A. Salvatore is Hero, the final book in the Homecoming Trilogy. In Archmage and Maestro, the previous two books of the series, renegade drow Drizzt Do’Urden returned to the Underdark where he was born to battle powerful demons both corporeal and within his own psyche. Now that the demonic threat has subsided, it is up to Drizzt to find his home away from the matron mothers and warring drow houses of Menzoberranzan. Where will he go now?

You’ll have to read Hero when it releases in October 2016 to find out, but you may be able to track down R.A. Salvatore before then to pick his brain about Drizzt at several major events this year. We have teamed up with author Kevin J. Anderson and his company WordFire to host Salvatore at fan conventions as a special guest. During the conventions at the WordFire booth, Salvatore will be able to meet with fans, sign books and, most importantly, thank you for reading his books for more than 27 years. There will be no charge for pictures or autographs.

R.A. Salvatore Convention Schedule

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Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Convention Center
July 7-10

Tampa Bay Comic Con
Tampa Bay, Florida
Tampa Convention Center
August 5-7

Cincinnati Comic Expo
Cincinnati, Ohio
Duke Energy Convention Center
September 23-25

New York Comic Con
New York, NY
Javits Center
October 6-9

Rhode Island Comic Con
Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Convention Center
November 11-13

Let Bob know you’ll be going to these conventions by tweeting him @r_a_salvatore.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of The Legend of Drizzt, one of the most successful fantasy series of all time. He lives in Massachusetts, and is a loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation. Find him on Facebook, and at his own web site, rasalvatore.com.

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John August and Craig Mazin on D&D Scriptwriting Tips

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:52
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Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen to the podcast.

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John August and Craig Mazin on D&D Scriptwriting Tips

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:10
Release date: 06/09/2016Authors: Shelly Mazzanoble, Greg TitoDescription: Screenwriters John August (Big Fish) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) from the Script Notes podcast come on to talk about their D&D group full of film and TV writers.Thumbnail: Category: D&D podcastsBanner: Introduction: Screenwriters John August (Big Fish) and Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) from the Script Notes podcast come on to talk about their D&D group full of film and TV writers.Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen here.

Podcast link: John August and Craig Mazin on D&D Scriptwriting TipsSuscribe link: Official D&D Podcast

Feats

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:39
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Mike Mearls with Jeremy CrawfordSubtitle: Unearthed ArcanaBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

In addition to those new feats, this installment also talks about feat design and the place of feats in the game. Using design examples, we highlight what we want new feats to accomplish—and what they need to avoid, so as to not slow things down or interfere with the DM’s ability to run the game.

 

You can think of the material presented in this series as similar to the first wave of the fifth edition playtest. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not fully tempered by playtests and design iterations. They are not officially part of the game. For these reasons, material in this column is not legal in D&D Organized Play events.

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Storm King's Thunder

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:46
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This 256-page adventure for characters level 1 – 11+ provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience for the Storm King’s Thunder story, including rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters. 

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

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Purchase it at your local game store, book stores such as Barnes & Noble, or online at retailers like Amazon.

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Wolfgang Baur on Kobold Press

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:49
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Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen to the podcast.

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Wolfgang Baur on Kobold Press

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:41
Release date: 05/12/2016Authors: Shelly Mazzanoble, Greg TitoDescription: Wolfgang Baur returns to tell us some more crazy stories, sing some Hall & Oates, and talk about what Kobold Press is putting up on the DMs Guild.Thumbnail: Category: D&D podcastsBanner: Introduction: Wolfgang Baur returns to tell us some more crazy stories, sing some Hall & Oates, and talk about what Kobold Press is putting up on the DMs Guild.Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Listen to the podcast.

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New D&D Storyline: Storm King's Thunder

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:57
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Actors and Comedians from @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Mindy Project, Blindspot Play D&D at Meltdown Comics this Summer! Storm King’s Thunder is the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragon,s coming Fall 2016. Giants are rampaging the land, the sea, and the skies and the peoples of the Forgotten Realms need a team of heroes to help them. D&D fans will get a preview of Storm King’s Thunder this summer with Force Grey: Giant Hunters, an eight-episode weekly show starring an unlikely group of comedians and actors, co-produced by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry.

The cast for Force Grey: Giant Hunters was unveiled at D&D Live from Meltdown Comics yesterday. Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect), Jonah Ray (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central), Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), and Shelby Fero, comedian and writer, along with Matthew Mercer and Ashley Johnson (currently on NBC’s Blindspot) of Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role and Chris Hardwick (founder of Nerdist and host of Talking Dead and @Midnight) will entertain D&D fans by rolling some dice, making each other laugh, and playing through a new Storm King’s Thunder adventure developed with the D&D story team. Look for Force Grey: Giant Hunters to debut this summer on Nerdist.com, and catch a preview now.

The Cast

Watch Force Grey: Giant Hunters on Nerdist.com this summer!

Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist and host of Talking Dead and @Midnight, will be joining the party to play the bookish elf wizard, Glendan

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Glendan Allurel (Elf Wizard) feels like a stranger in this quaint, backward land of Faerûn. He would spend his days and nights reading books were it not for the gentle prodding from his pseudodragon companion, Marissa. She goads him to venture forth, explore the world, and discover new things. Now he finds himself among companions in dire need of his intelligence and boundless patience.

  Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson, known for her roles on NBC's Blindspot and Geek & Sundry's Critical Role, will take on a new persona as a half-orc cleric.

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Dagny Halvor (Half-Orc Cleric of Gond). A worshiper of the god of craft, Dagny has a mind for gizmos and gadgets that can build all sorts of tiny clockwork automatons. Dagny survives on her wits, so her adventuring gear is tailor made, everything from her modifiable flail, to her collapsible staff, to her holy symbol that is a multi-tool. As a cleric of Gond, Dagny not only fixes machines but also people.

Shelby Fero

Comedian and writer Shelby Fero (Key & Peele) will be playing a dwarf fighter with a floating shield and a crippling fear of heights.

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Katya Horn (Dwarf Fighter) is a proud descendant of the Delzoun dwarves and hails from a long line of giant-slayers based in Waterdeep. The stability she craves is jeopardized whenever her old friend Hitch shows up, and Katya has helped him out of many sticky situations. Although her roots in the city run deep, Katya longs for adventure from time to time, and maybe slay a giant or two while she’s at it.

Jonah Ray

Jonah Ray, host of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central, Hidden America and the new MST3K is playing a wise old monk who has a fishing metaphor for every occasion.

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Joppa (Human Monk) has an appreciation for the deeper meaning of life. Or he is a simpleton. No one can really tell. A fisherman extraordinaire, he has learned much by watching the rivers and tides, and by studying the fish that elude his lures. Quick to make friends and slow to make enemies, Joppa is happiest while sharing the benefits and techniques of proper fishing.

  Utkarsh Ambudkar

Actor, singer, rapper-extraordinaire, Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect), will be drawing on his many talents as he plays a wise-cracking scoundrel human rogue.

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Hitch (Human Rogue) started off life on the wrong foot and the wrong side of the wagon tracks. He tries to keep two steps ahead of his shady past, avoiding run-ins with the Zhentarim and other nefarious acquaintances. With his quick wit and roguish charm, Hitch plans to somehow land on his feet, on a pile of gold, with a treasure map in each hand, but until then he needs all the friends he can get.

Brian Posehn

Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) is a long-time D&D player who hosts his own D&D games on the Nerd Poker podcast but he won't tell us what character he is playing in the Meltdown game.

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Calliope (Half-Elf Bard) was raised on a pirate ship, and yes, that’s an excuse for her volatile behavior and colorful language. She’ll sing you a song, but you better listen or she’ll smash you with her lute. Calliope loves disguises and unravelling mysteries. Calliope can’t resist the lure of adventure or making new enemies, but it’s her friends who serve as the family she never had.

         

Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer, veteran voice actor and leader of the popular series Critical Role, will be the Dungeon Master after working hand-in-hand with the team at Dungeons & Dragons to develop the adventure. 

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May Dungeon Masters Guild Review

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:00
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Mike Mearls and Chris LindsaySubtitle: Unearthed ArcanaBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text:  Darker Gifts

Written by Igor Moreno, illustrated by Brian Lee and Michael Wolmarans, published by Flying Ape

If you’re running the Curse of Strahd adventure or your own Ravenloft-based campaign, Darker Gifts gives you a number of nifty curses to levy on characters who have died. In the current Adventurers League season, characters below 5th level who die can return to life with one of four curses. Darker Gifts expands that list with sixteen additional options.

The fun part of this list is that many of the curses feel truly horrific. For instance, one curse causes a character’s mouth to become sewn shut. A spellcaster who needs to use verbal components is out of luck—though at the cost of a few points of damage, you can tear the sutures out and speak for 1 round.

Druid Circles

Published by Stray Chow Chow

Purely by chance, we haven’t featured any new druid class options since the release of fifth edition D&D. Well, Stray Chow Chow (and is that the publisher’s name, or the designer’s name, or are we perhaps dealing with the dog world’s foremost DMs Guild contributor?) has cooked up three different druid options for your use.

The circle of the deathbloom focuses on druids who respect the natural cycle of life, death, and decay. They can take on the form of fungi, and can use their magic to cause slain enemies to rapidly decay and unleash beneficial power.

The circle of the fountain is a conclave of druids who maintain and protect a fountain-of-youth-style artifact. They are excellent healers, as one would expect, and have the ability to infuse their magic into healing draughts.

The circle of the beast brings back the idea of the druid’s animal companion. This circle allows you to gain a beast companion and augment its abilities as you gain levels.

All three of these offerings are compact and clear—the kind of thing you can print out and tuck into your Player’s Handbook. Best of all, they also hit one of the most important notes for designing class options. Each new circle has a clear place in the world, with a distinct identity that allows it to stand out when placed alongside other druid options. So if the druid lover in your group is looking for some new options, these three are definitely a great place to start.

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Rules Answers: April 2016

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:00
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Jeremy CrawfordSubtitle: Sage AdviceBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

If you have a D&D rules question, please reach me on Twitter (@JeremyECrawford), where I answer questions every week (please send the question to sageadvice@wizards.com if it’s too long for a tweet). In this column, I give rules answers that require more space than a tweet allows.

My rulings here and on Twitter don’t override the decisions of a Dungeon Master. The answers and information I provide are meant to assist a DM in adjudicating the game.

Class Features

If you use Great Weapon Fighting with a feature like Divine Smite or a spell like hex, do you get to reroll any 1 or 2 you roll for the extra damage? The Great Weapon Fighting feature—which is shared by fighters and paladins—is meant to benefit only the damage roll of the weapon used with the feature. For example, if you use a greatsword with the feature, you can reroll any 1 or 2 you roll on the weapon’s 2d6. If you’re a paladin and use Divine Smite with the greatsword, Great Weapon Fighting doesn’t let you reroll a 1 or 2 that you roll for the damage of Divine Smite.

The main purpose of this limitation is to prevent the tedium of excessive rerolls. Many of the limits in the game are aimed at inhibiting slowdowns. Having no limit would also leave the door open for Great Weapon Fighting to grant more of a damage boost than we intended, although the potential for that is minimal compared to the likelihood that numerous rerolls would bog the game down.

If a warlock uses Pact of the Blade to bond with a magic weapon, does that weapon have to be a melee weapon, and can the warlock change the weapon’s form? The warlock’s Pact of the Blade feature (PH, 107–8) lets you create a melee weapon out of nothing. Whenever you do so, you determine the weapon’s form, choosing from the melee weapon options in the Weapons table in the Player’s Handbook (p. 149). For example, you can create a greataxe, and then use the feature again to create a javelin, which causes the greataxe to disappear.

You can also use Pact of the Blade to bond with a magic weapon, turning it into your pact weapon. This magic weapon doesn’t have to be a melee weapon, so you could use the feature on a +1 longbow, for instance. Once the bond is formed, the magic weapon appears whenever you call your pact weapon to you, and the intent is that you can’t change the magic weapon’s form when it appears. For example, if you bond with a flame tongue (longsword) and send the weapon to the feature’s extradimensional space, the weapon comes back as a longsword when you summon it. You don’t get to turn it into a club. Similarly, if you bond with a dagger of venom, you can’t summon it as a maul; it’s always a dagger.

The feature initially allows the conjuring forth of a melee weapon, yet we allow more versatility when it comes to magic weapons. We didn’t want a narrow focus in this feature to make a warlock unhappy when a variety of magic weapons appear in a campaign. Does this versatility extend outside the melee theme of the feature? It sure does, but we’re willing to occasionally bend a design concept if doing so is likely to increase a player’s happiness.

Spells

Can you use green-flame blade and booming blade with Extra Attack, opportunity attacks, Sneak Attack, and other weapon attack options? Introduced in the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, the green-flame blade and booming blade spells pose a number of questions, because they each do something unusual: require you to make a melee attack with a weapon as part of the spell’s casting.

First, each of these spells involves a normal melee weapon attack, not a spell attack, so you use whatever ability modifier you normally use with the weapon. (A spell tells you if it includes a spell attack, and neither of these spells do.) For example, if you use a longsword with green-flame blade, you use your Strength modifier for the weapon’s attack and damage rolls.

Second, neither green-flame blade nor booming blade works with Extra Attack or any other feature that requires the Attack action. Like other spells, these cantrips require the Cast a Spell action, not the Attack action, and they can’t be used to make an opportunity attack, unless a special feature allows you to do so.

Third, these weapon attacks work with Sneak Attack if they fulfill the normal requirements for that feature. For example, if you have the Sneak Attack feature and cast green-flame blade with a finesse weapon, you can deal Sneak Attack damage to the target of the weapon attack if you have advantage on the attack roll and hit.

Does moonbeam deal damage when you cast it? What about when its effect moves onto a creature? The answer to both questions is no. Here’s some elaboration on that answer.

Some spells and other game features create an area of effect that does something when a creature enters that area for the first time on a turn or when a creature starts its turn in that area. The turn you cast such a spell, you’re primarily setting up hurt for your foes on later turns. Moonbeam, for example, creates a beam of light that can damage a creature who enters the beam or who starts its turn in the beam.

Here are some spells with the same timing as moonbeam for their areas of effect:

·   blade barrier

·   cloudkill

·   cloud of daggers

·   Evard’s black tentacles

·   forbiddance

·   moonbeam

·   sleet storm

·   spirit guardians

Reading the description of any of those spells, you might wonder whether a creature is considered to be entering the spell’s area of effect if the area is created on the creature’s space. And if the area of effect can be moved—as the beam of moonbeam can—does moving it into a creature’s space count as the creature entering the area? Our design intent for such spells is this: a creature enters the area of effect when the creature passes into it. Creating the area of effect on the creature or moving it onto the creature doesn’t count. If the creature is still in the area at the start of its turn, it is subjected to the area’s effect.

Entering such an area of effect needn’t be voluntary, unless a spell says otherwise. You can, therefore, hurl a creature into the area with a spell like thunderwave. We consider that clever play, not an imbalance, so hurl away! Keep in mind, however, that a creature is subjected to such an area of effect only the first time it enters the area on a turn. You can’t move a creature in and out of it to damage it over and over again on the same turn.

In summary, a spell like moonbeam affects a creature when the creature passes into the spell’s area of effect and when the creature starts its turn there. You’re essentially creating a hazard on the battlefield.

Sage Advice Compendium

The Sage Advice Compendium gathers every installment of Sage Advice in one PDF. It’s been updated to include this month’s questions and answers.

Other Resources

Here are other D&D reference documents we’ve posted on this website.

Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons

D&D Spell List (version 1.01)

Monsters by Challenge Rating (version 1.0)

D&D Monsters by Type (version 1.0)

Magic Items by Rarity (version 1.0)

Conversions to 5th Edition D&D (version 1.0)

Character Sheets

About the Author

Jeremy Crawford is the co-lead designer of fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. He was the lead designer of the fifth edition Player’s Handbook and one of the leads on the Dungeon Master’s Guide. He has worked on many other D&D books since coming to Wizards of the Coast in 2007. You can reach him on Twitter (@JeremyECrawford).

Publication date: 04/18/2016Introduction: Sage Advice is a monthly column that gives official clarifications of D&D rules. Sometimes it also provides reference documents to help your D&D game run smoothly.Tags: FeaturesFiles: PDF icon Sage Advice CompendiumTexture banner: Hide

Feel Train on Madame Eva and Twitter Bots

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:00
Release date: 04/14/2016Authors: Shelly Mazzanoble, Greg TitoDescription: Darius Kazemi and Courtney Stanton of Feel Train come on to talk about the Madame Eva Twitter bot, how bots might be used in D&D going forward and what the heck a "bot" is anyway.Thumbnail: Category: D&D podcastsBanner: Introduction: Darius Kazemi and Courtney Stanton of Feel Train come on to talk about the Madame Eva Twitter bot, how bots might be used in D&D going forward and what the heck a "bot" is anyway.Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office). Listen to the podcast.

Podcast link: Feel Train on Madame Eva and Twitter Bots

Feel Train on Madame Eva and Twitter Bots

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:00
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg TitoBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office). 

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Dungeonology and D&D Coloring Book

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:00
Type: NewsAuthor: Kings Road PublishingBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text:  Monsters and Heroes of the Realm by Templar Books


Go on a journey through the fabled Forgotten Realms and color in an array of monsters, rogues, heroes and villains!

Monsters and Heroes of the Realms: a Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Bookis a treasure trove of illustrations summoned from the pages of the official Dungeons & Dragons manuals. It features never-before-seen artwork and it includes 16 pages of inspirational full-color illustrations. In this book the pen IS mightier than the sword!

$14.99 C$21.00

Release date: September 6, 2016 (US)

 

 

 

Dungeonology by Matt Forbeck


See the Forgotten Realms as you've never seen them before!

The world's most beloved role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, joins the legendary 'Ology series as Volo the Wizard takes you on an unforgettable journey to the Forgotten Realms. From the dreaming spires of Waterdeep to the frozen majesty of Drizzt Do'Urden's Icewind Dale, and from the despicable Underdark to the mysterious Underchasm, you'll learn the history, secrets, and wonders of this incredible world.

$24.99 C$29.99

Release date: November 1, 2016 (US)

 

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The Maze Engine on Xbox One

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:00
Type: NewsAuthor: CrypticSubtitle: Neverwinter Announcement Banner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

Traverse the Forgotten Realms with familiar faces such as Drizzt Do’Urden, Linu La’neral and Minsc & Boo to unravel the plans of the demon lord, Baphomet, the Horned King.

A second demon lord by the name of Orcus has also stepped into Neverwinter by taking residence in Castle Never. Being the Prince of Undeath, he has reanimated the dead adventurers – and other ghastly beings – to serve him in his quest for Valindra’s Dracolich. The gates will open for adventurers to vanquish Orcus in the revamped Castle Never!

The Mount System will also receive a revamp where you may now customize your Mount to your liking! Choose the appearance, passive power, active power and speed from the Mounts you’ve collected and store them in the brand new stable. Each Mount now have Insignia slots, which grant you additional bonuses and stats. Are you ready to giddy up?

There’s much more around every corner in The Maze Engine! Will you escape the maze or be consumed by it?

Publication date: 04/08/2016Introduction: Neverwinter: The Maze Engine is coming to Xbox One on May 3! Delve into new breathtaking environments with exciting new gameplay mechanics to progress through The Maze Engine campaign.Tags: FeaturesTexture banner: Hide

Misscliks Cofounders on D&D Entertainment

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:00
Type: FeaturesAuthor: Greg TitoBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Text: 

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes to get updates for new episodes. Shelly and Greg are always talking to creative Dungeons & Dragons players like comedians and TV writers Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Jared Logan (The Late Late Show with James Corden), as well as professional game masters Griffin McElroy (The Adventure Zone) and Matt Mercer (Critical Role) and actors like Rainn Wilson (The Office). 

Publication date: 04/07/2016Introduction: Anna Prosser Robinson and Stephanie Powell, two of the cofounders of online gaming outfit Misscliks, call in to chat with us about coming to D&D late in life and their new projects.Tags: Featuresexternal_urls:  External url: http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/dnd/DnDPodcast_04_07_2016.mp3External url description: Misscliks Cofounders on D&D Entertainment Texture banner: Show

Newest Set of D&D Miniatures Releases

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 08:00
Type: NewsAuthor: WizkidsBanner: Thumbnail (869x490): Publication date: 04/06/2016Introduction: Today, Wizkids, a premier creator and publisher of premium tabletop games and accessories, has released the D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie series of pre-painted miniatures to North American retail.Tags: Newsexternal_urls:  External url: http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/miniatures/minis_monstermenagerie#External url description: Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie Texture banner: Show