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Explore the Forgotten Realms with Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit

Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit Dice

Explore the realms! Wizards of the Coast once again is presenting new dice and miscellany for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit builds on the success of Waterdeep: Dragon HeistForgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit will be available in stores everywhere on March 17, 2020!

Let Laeral Silverhand – Open Lord of Waterdeep, centuries-old archmage, and daughter of the goddess of magic – guide you on your path to adventure. The new kit includes eleven dice placed in a durable, felt-lined box that functions as two dice trays. Fans can also enjoy the twenty illustrated, double-sided cards detailing Laeral’s expert insights on key characters, locations, and lore from across the Forgotten Realms and a foldout double-sided map of the Sword Coast and city of Waterdeep. 

Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit will be available everywhere on March 17 and will retail for $29.99.

Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand Explorer’s Kit

IDW Announces Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish Comic Series

The Forgotten Realms, the fantasy setting beloved by Dungeons & Dragons fans the world over, is the centerpiece for IDW Publishing’s all-new comic book miniseries, subtitled A Darkened Wish. Debuting in February 2019, the five-issue series will be written by B. Dave Walters with art by Tess Fowler.

In A Darkened Wish, years of hard-fought peace in the Sea of Swords are rent asunder, and legendary heroes must return to the region to defeat an unconceivable foe! Join Helene, a young wizard from the streets of Mintarn, and her friends as they grow from raw recruits to battle-honed warriors.

Wizards of the Coast Reveals Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage for Dungeons & Dragons

Wizards of the Coast has revealed two new campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons both set in the world of Forgotten Realms.

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is focused on characters levels 1-5 in the city, and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage is for characters levels 5-20 in Undermountain. The two volumes can either stand on their own or be used together. Each will retail for $49.95.

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist features a quest for famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm, leading to a grand urban caper in which they uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures. It comes to shelves September 19.

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage has players explore all 23 levels of the dungeon Undermountain and the subterranean refuge of Skullport. The dungeon is found as a gaping pit in Yawning Portal, a Waterdeep tavern. The dungeon is the domain of the mad Wizard Halaster Blackcloak, along with his monsters, traps, and mysteries. The book will be released November 13.

The two new books will also have new accessories. The Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Dice, a set of two d20s, one d12, two d10s, one d8, four d6s, one d4, and one hit point tracker. It will be released November 13 and will retail for $24.95.

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Map Pack, also due out November 13 and will retail for $24.95. The release provides maps for the bulk of Halaster’s Blackcoak dungeon under Mount Waterdeep.

Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Faerûn Under Siege Coming Soon

Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters Faerûn Under Siege 1WizKids has announced the February 2016 release date for the newest product in the Dice Masters line of collectible dice-battling games – Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Faerûn Under Siege. The new Starter Set includes 44 dice to collect and battle with in head-to-head fantasy combat. People who enjoyed the unique feel of Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn will find more of what they loved in this release.

The Faerûn Under Siege collection expands deeper into the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms with new adventurers, monsters and keywords. Players will be excited to see the addition of well-known Dungeons & Dragons characters such as; the dark elf Drizzt, the legendary dragon Bahamut, the insidious demon-queen of spiders Lolth and the demon lord Orcus.

Each Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Faerûn Under Siege Starter Set includes:

  • 44 Custom Dice
  • 38 Cards
  • Two Dice Bags
  • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook

Spice Up Your Story with Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide This Fall

Sword Coast Adventure Guide - Cover ImageGet everything you need to adventure in the Forgotten Realms on the exciting Sword Coast, home to the cities of Baldur’s Gate, Waterdeep, and Neverwinter! A collaboration between Green Ronin Publishing and the Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast, the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide provides D&D fans with a wealth of detail on the places, cultures, and deities of northwestern Faerûn.

The Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide is also a great way to catch up on recent events in the Forgotten Realms, to get background on locations featured in the Rage of Demons storyline coming in September, and to learn the lore behind video games like Neverwinter and Sword Coast Legends.

Here are just a few of the features you’ll find in the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide:

  • Immersive Adventuring: This campaign sourcebook provides players and Dungeon Masters material for creating vibrant fantasy stories along the Sword Coast.
  • New Character Options: The book offers new subclass options, such as the Purple Dragon Knight and the Swashbuckler, for many of the classes presented in the Player’s Handbook, as well as new subraces and backgrounds specific to the Forgotten Realms.
  • Adventure in the Forgotten Realms: Discover the current state of the Forgotten Realms and its deities after the Spellplague and the second Sundering. You’ll also get updated maps of this area of the Realms.
  • Compatible with Rage of Demons storyline: Make characters for use with the Out of the Abyss adventure and fight back the influence of the demon lords in the Underdark below the Sword Coast.
  • Insider Information: Learn the background behind locations, such as Luskan and Gracklstugh, featured in the upcoming digital RPG, Sword Coast Legends, from n-Space.

With new character backgrounds and class options, players will love the storytelling possibilities of playing a noble of Waterdeep, an elf bladesinger, or one of the other new options, while Dungeon Masters will relish a book full of mysterious locations and story hooks to keep Dungeons & Dragons players adventuring on the Sword Coast for years to come.

Look for Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide to be available on November 3.

Wizards of the Coast Gives us a Glimpse at Dungeons & Dragons in 2015

dnd players handbook featuredAt PAX Prime 2014, Wizards of the Coast provided a glimpse of what Dungeons & Dragons will offer in 2015, with new digital offerings set in the Forgotten Realms from partners including Backflip Studios, Beamdog and Cryptic Studios with Perfect World Entertainment.

Throughout 2014, D&D has ignited excitement in the game industry with a celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary, the launch of new rules for the tabletop RPG, and the exciting and engaging Tyranny of Dragons storyline.

Below please find an overview of the news from the panel, highlighting what D&D fans can look forward to in 2015.

Neverwinter MMORPG on Xbox One

Rob Overmeyer confirmed that the highly-acclaimed free-to-play MMORPG, Neverwinter, will be coming to Xbox One in the first half of 2015. At launch, console gamers will be able to experience the fast-paced combat and epic dungeons all set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.

Dungeons & Dragons Partners with Backflip Studios

Ryan Drag unveiled that Backflip Studios is designing a “castle defense” style D&D game for mobile. The partnership is a natural fit as Backflip shares a common passion for the D&D brand, which is underscored in the recently released Developer Video. The mobile game is set to release in 2015 and additional information will be announced in the coming months.

Beamdog Continues to “Enhance” the Sword Coast

Trent Oster from Beamdog announced Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is coming to iOS, Android and PC later this year. Trent also revealed two updates for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, including availability on iPhone and the capacity to have multiplayer work across different platforms. All three Enhanced Editions are classic D&D computer RPGs that have been rebooted for play on modern tablets and PCs.