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Descend into Avernus with New Releases!

Posted on September 23, 2019 by

What’s next for Dungeons and Dragons? Descend into Avernus with three new releases!

Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Dice & Miscellany

From the streets of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of the Blood War, the dice you cast might be your last. The Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Dice & Miscellany set includes 11 dice, a dice tray/box, 20 double-sided cards with exclusive content, a foldout map of Avernus, and even a sizing chart for the demons and devils of the Blood War!

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Scarred Lands: Desert of Lost Relics Design Diary

Posted on September 5, 2019 by

When I started out running a D&D-based game for friends a few months ago, I was thinking about converting the adventure into something I could publish on the Slarecian Vault, Onyx Path’s community content site for the Scarred Lands. I talked about that game back in March, in this blog post over on my website.

After my game wrapped, I put the finishing touches on the write-up, and turned it over to the person who was managing the project: Travis Legge. Travis and I first met at Madison, Wisconsin-based GameholeCon last year (I think – maybe we’d met before and I just forgot) and talked about a project wherein multiple people would each contribute a chapter to an extended D&D campaign using the Scarred Lands setting. I was intrigued, but also had concerns. Collaborative work takes a lot of communication to pull off successfully, and a solid guiding hand to keep things moving and make sure all the strings line up, or at least connect, to keep the storyline flowing.

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Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit is now available!

Posted on September 3, 2019 by

Unleash Your Imagination!

Everything you need to create characters and play the new adventures in this introduction to the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome quests. The D&D Essentials Kit is a new introductory product meant to bring D&D to audiences interested in jumping into a fantasy story.

This box contains the essentials you need to run a D&D game with one Dungeon Master and one to five adventurers. A newly designed rulebook on-boards players by teaching them how to make characters, and the included adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak, introduces a new 1-on-1 rules variant.

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D&D Celebrates #5yearsof5E w/Tyranny of Dragons Re-Release

Posted on July 23, 2019 by

Five years ago, the latest edition of Dungeons & Dragons was released, and it has become the most successful iteration of the tabletop roleplaying game since it created the category in 1974. To celebrate five years of unprecedented growth in the D&D community, Wizards of the Coast announced Tyranny of Dragons, a single special volume re-release of the two-part adventure from 2014 featuring a new cover designed by Hydro74. Look for Tyranny of Dragons being sold through game and hobby stores only on October 22!

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Design Diary: Desert of Lost Relics

Posted on July 23, 2019 by

Available now at DriveThruRPG.com I’ve recently finished my third community content project, and it went live today, Tuesday July 23, 2019. It’s an adventure for D&D 5E in the Scarred Lands setting, and it’s called Desert of Lost Relics. Desert of Lost Relics is suitable for 4-6 characters of levels 4-6. I wrote this adventure […]

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Walk the Plank with Eddy Webb and the Pirates of Pugmire!

Posted on June 11, 2019 by

Pirates of Pugmire is a chronicle sourcebook for the Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau RPGs from Onyx Path Publishing. Useable as a a supplement for either game or as a great way to crossover the two settings with adventures on the seas and more. Pirates of Pugmire introduces lizards and birds as new playable species for expanding player character options. Additionally, two new locations in the world of Pugmire are introduced and the book comes with exciting adventures to get a campaign launched right away.

Currently on Kickstarter with just over a week to go, we took Eddy Webb portside for a few questions…

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Dungeons & Dragons Gets Down with D&D Live 2019: The Descent

Posted on May 17, 2019 by

Starting TODAY at 2pm PDT, the many eyes of the Dungeons & Dragons community will be focused on D&D Live 2019: The Descent as they get their first glimpse of the 2019 storyline. D&D Live 2019 is an immersive experience even more ambitious than 2018’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes portraying iconic characters from one […]

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Design Diary – Scarred Lands Spell Cards

Posted on May 11, 2019 by

The Scarred Lands Spell Cards for 5e were just released on DriveThruRPG. I had the pleasure of working on these cards as the developer as well as performing layout duties. The process of crafting these cards presented a number of unique challenges, which required a wide array of skills.

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Dungeons & Dragons Invites You to Play the New Storyline at D&D Live 2019: The Descent in L.A. May 17, 18, 19

Posted on April 4, 2019 by

D&D Live 2019: The Descent will be a celebration of the Dungeons & Dragons community as they gather to learn about the latest storyline through an immersive entertainment experience. Following last year’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes, this year’s D&D event will give fans in Los Angeles the chance to play through an epic adventure designed to plunge players into a captivating story. The three-day extravaganza will include a sneak-peak at upcoming products, signings with D&D luminaries, musical performances, unique giveaways, tons of amazing cosplay and of course a whole bunch of twenty-sided dice rolling critical hits!

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D&D Announces Acquisitions Incorporated, a Book Providing the Flavor of Acq Inc within the Forgotten Realms

Posted on April 2, 2019 by

Dungeons & Dragons is publishing a book made in partnership with Penny Arcade that provides a way to jump into the comedic fantasy superhero D&D live-play you’ve seen on the stages of PAX for a decade. Fans will be able to live out their fantasy of climbing the corporate ladder of the most notorious retrieval agency in the Forgotten Realms—Acquisitions Incorporated. Join CEO Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, Môrgæn, and the chandelier-riding Viari around the table as a lowly intern or a freshly-minted franchisee with the new Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook coming from Dungeons & Dragons on June 18!

“To tons of people around the world, the flavor of D&D played by the Acquisitions Incorporated crew was their first taste of just how much fun a Dungeons & Dragons game could be,” said Nathan Stewart, Senior Director of Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. “We wanted to start experimenting with presenting different playstyles to fans entering the D&D community, and it made sense to start with a group who has spent ten years at a table with Chris Perkins entertaining hordes of fans.”

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Sail the Seas in Dungeons & Dragons with the Ghosts of Saltmarsh Adventure

Posted on February 25, 2019 by

Dungeons & Dragons is excited to announce a new adventure book called Ghosts of Saltmarsh, which takes classic sea-faring adventures and updates and expands upon them for use with D&D fifth edition. The book details the port town of Saltmarsh and the surrounding lands players can explore using their own ship and the vehicle mechanics included in the 256-page book. Unravel sinister secrets of the sea with Ghosts of Saltmarsh releasing in game stores, digitally and everywhere on May 21, 2019. An alternate art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on May 21.

“The Saltmarsh series consistently ranks as one of the most popular classic D&D adventures,” said Mike Mearls, franchise creative director of D&D. “With its ties to ocean-based adventuring, it was an obvious step to augment it with additional sea-based adventures and a robust set of rules for managing a nautical campaign.”

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The Stranger Things Dungeon & Dragons Starter Set is up for pre-order!

Posted on February 15, 2019 by

“Experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends,” reads the description “Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.”

It includes 5 Stranger Things character sheets that are based on the characters from the series. It also includes two exclusive Demogorgon figures, one painted the other not (so you can terrorize your players with your own unique style). You can pre-order a copy of the set on Amazon with shipping slated for May 1st, 2019. Local game stores are also taking pre-orders.

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Heat Up in February with a Fire-Themed Creative Challenge!

Posted on January 29, 2019 by

Flames Rising contributor Monica Valentinelli, best known for her many contributors in the tabletop gaming industry, has teamed up with comics professional Mark Stegbauer to bring you a fun, fiery creative challenge.

In #febrrrary, pick a daily prompt to stat up an antagonist for your favorite game, write a 250-word story, or warm up your creative muscles with a fun sketch! Monica has mentioned on Twitter she plans on using the prompts for a quick, morning warm-up. What about you? Are you planning to draw, write, or stat up characters? Sounds like creating new Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition monsters could be a fun way to deal with freezing cold temps.

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Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica and Krenko’s Way available now! Plus Ravnica unlocked at DMsGuild

Posted on November 21, 2018 by

Explore a worldwide cityscape filled to the brim with adventure and intrigue in this campaign setting for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

A perpetual haze of dreary rain hangs over the spires of Ravnica. Bundled against the weather, the cosmopolitan citizens in all their fantastic diversity go about their daily business in bustling markets and shadowy back alleys. Through it all, ten guilds—crime syndicates, scientific institutions, church hierarchies, military forces, judicial courts, buzzing swarms, and rampaging gangs—vie for power, wealth, and influence.

These guilds are the foundation of power on Ravnica. They have existed for millennia, and each one has its own identity and civic function, its own diverse collection of races and creatures, and its own distinct subculture. Their history is a web of wars, intrigue, and political machinations as they have vied for control of the plane.

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Pledge for my Extra Life Fundraiser and Get Scarred Lands Rewards!

Posted on October 5, 2018 by

Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce two exciting things today! I will be at Special Guest at GameHole Con from Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th. During the show, I’ll be running a playtest of a Ravenloft campaign I’m working on for DMsGuild.com, putting in some booth time for Onyx Path Publishing, attending panels, and playing games.

To help sick kids, I will be playing a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game that’ll be live-streamed during the show. The fundraiser is called Extra Life, and it allows me to customize rewards for your pledges.

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Dungeon Mayhem: A Fast-Paced D&D Card Game Coming This November!

Posted on September 6, 2018 by

Wizards of the Coast is ready to throw down with Dungeon Mayhem, an easy-to-learn card game pitting the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. 2 to 4 players choose one of four decks modeled after characters in Dungeons & Dragons (barbarian, paladin, rogue, or wizard) and sling spells, daggers and, well, MAYHEM at each other until there’s only one left to claim the treasure. Look for Dungeon Mayhem in stores everywhere starting on November 16!

“The colorful art style and fast pace makes Dungeon Mayhem perfect for introducing new fans to D&D,” said Nathan Stewart, director of D&D. “In the time it took me to dictate this quote to my underlings, I’ve already thrown two dagger cards at Shelly Mazzanoble and blocked incoming damage from both the paladin and wizard. That treasure is MINE!”

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TIMELESS: R.A. Salvatore returns with Drizzt Do’Urden

Posted on September 5, 2018 by

At long last, New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy’s most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills.

For any fan of Epic Fantasy or gaming, there are few characters that hold quite as much significance as Drizzt Do’Urden, the iconic dark elf warrior. New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore created the legendary swordsman thirty years ago, spawning novels, video games, and tabletop gaming campaigns – and taking hold of the imaginations of countless fans in the process.

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Play D&D in the Magic: The Gathering World of Ravnica This November & Delve into an Updated Eberron Now

Posted on July 23, 2018 by

Wizards of the Coast is psyched to announce the first collaboration on a major product between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering with Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica releasing everywhere on November 20. The book will contain everything fans need to play D&D in the world-spanning city of Ravnica, the fan-favorite Magic setting populated by ten rival guilds, each with its own ethos and agenda. Wizards is also announcing D&D fans can now return to a magic-heavy noir setting with Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a new document written by Keith Baker available online now. The exploration of these settings is a testament to how fan excitement can shape where D&D travels to next.

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Neverwinter: Ravenloft is Now Available on PC

Posted on June 26, 2018 by

ENTER THE MISTS OF BAROVIA IN NEVERWINTER: RAVENLOFT NOW AVAILABLE ON PC

Venture Beyond the Forgotten Realms to a Land Defined by Dangerous Nights, Deadly Creatures and the Rule of Count Strahd von Zarovich

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Ravenloft is now available on PC and arrives later on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. In the 14th module for the free-to-play MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms (and beyond), adventurers are called to Barovia, where they face Strahd’s cursed land and all of its horrors. This departure from the Sword Coast brings gameplay features unique to Ravenloft such as a meaningful day-to-night cycle, Tarokka Card collections and readings, an Endgame Dungeon in Castle Ravenloft and much more.

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Onyx Path Publishing and DriveThruRPG Launch “Slarecian Vault” for Scarred Lands

Posted on May 3, 2018 by

Onyx Path Publishing is partnering with DriveThruRPG to allow independent content creators to publish material in the Slarecian Vault utilizing the OGL for both Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition editions of existing and future Scarred Lands books produced by Onyx Path.

A world known to its inhabitants as Scarn, the Scarred Lands is a place of dynamic heroism, supreme villainy, and incalculable magic. Torn and twisted by battles between the titans and their children, the young gods —fought largely by monstrous titanspawn pitted against humans, elves, dwarves, and other “divine races” — Scarn is a world still wounded deeply by the Divine War that took place less than two centuries ago.

“Scarred Lands is a gem of a setting that’s flush with opportunities for great storytelling, adventuring, and good, old-fashioned monster hunting,” says Scarred Lands developer, Monica Valentinelli. “With this setting, there’s an unlimited potential for creators to explore Scarn by offering new classes, races, and more!”

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