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Candlekeep Mysteries Provides Short Adventures for Your Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

While there’s a lot to love about long Dungeons & Dragons campaigns full of twists, drama, and character development, sometimes Dungeon Masters and players are looking for quick one-shots, a light-hearted palate-cleanser, or … a little mystery.

Introducing Candlekeep Mysteries, an anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures each centered around a single book found in the iconic library fortress. All of these adventures–many written by new authors—are intended to be played as one-shots in-person or online or simply dropped into any existing campaign. Candlekeep Mysteries is perfect for Dungeon Masters who are looking to inject new characters, story hooks, magic items, and monsters into their game without tons of prep.

Available everywhere on March 16 with a cover by Clint Cearley, and in game stores with an alternate cover by Simen MeyerCandlekeep Mysteries presents each adventure as a tome on its infinite shelves, plus background information about the library fortress that’s enchanted fans of the Forgotten Realms for decades.

Candlekeep Mysteries features adventures written by authors, including:

  • Graeme Barber (@POCGamer)
  • Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (@kellylynnedang)
  • Alison Huang (@Drazillion)
  • Mark Hulmes (@sherlock_hulmes)
  • Jennifer Kretchmer (@dreamwisp)
  • Daniel Kwan (@danielhkwan)
  • Adam Lee (@adamofadventure)
  • Ari Levitch (@AriLevitch)
  • Sarah Madsen (@UnfetteredMuse)
  • Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD)
  • Michael Polkinghorn (@MiketheGoalie)
  • Taymoor Rehman (@DarkestCrows)
  • Derek Ruiz (@ElvenTower)
  • Kienna Shaw (@kiennas)
  • Brandes Stoddard (@BrandesStoddard)
  • Amy Vorpahl (@vorpahlsword)
  • Toni Winslow-Brill (@vorgryth)

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #2 (of 4) Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #2 (of 4)

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Dec 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

As Runa, Saarvin, Patience, Amos, and Belvyre trek across the icy tundra in search of a hidden city whose magic could help save their own, they find themselves at the mercy of the blighted landscape… and hunted by unimaginable monsters.

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a brand-new cast of characters, written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez and writer/actor Aimee Garcia!

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #2 (of 4)

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Explores New Rules, Subclasses, and Storytelling for Your Dungeons & Dragons Adventures. Out Now.

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is out now from Wizards of the Coast. The Dungeons & Dragons rules expansion includes:

  • Expanded Subclasses
  • More Character Options
  • Introduces Group Patrons
  • Spells, Artifacts, and Magic Tattoos
  • Expanded Rules Options
  • A Plethora of Puzzles

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is a great addition to the Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide delivering more rules options and opportunities to expand your roleplaying game sessions.

The expansion book is out now and features an alternate cover by Wylie Beckert available and local game stores.


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Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1 Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1

(W) AJ Mendez, Aimee Garcia (A/CA) Martin Coccolo
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A never-ending winter’s night is slowly driving an isolated town in the depths of Icewind Dale to the brink of insanity. To save them all, a perilous journey awaits a band of adventurers as they battle a furious icy god and uncover the plot of an ancient primordial evil!

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a cast of brand-new characters written by New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez plus writer and actor Aimee Garcia!

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1

Magic: Manastrike is Shutting Down

Magic: Manastrike

Netmarble has announced that they will be shutting down Magic: Manastrike on February 23, 2021. The game launched in January 2020 and is a mobile game based on Magic: The Gathering. In it, you build a deck to defend your own and destroy your opponent’s totems.

Currently, all in-app purchases for the games have been disabled though players can still spend gems and gold they acquire through the game.

The game had a relatively positive reception but never quite found the reception other mobile games have. While fun and definitely capturing the feel of Magic: The Gathering, the game has been hampered by its modes which have remained limited and not varied enough. Strategy has generally stagnated too with games revolving around a few decks and characters.

Servers will remain open until 2/23/2021 21:00 PST, afterward, the game service will no longer be available.

The Walking Dead Bites its Way into Magic: The Gathering

On October 4, the worlds of Magic: The Gathering and The Walking Dead combine in a one-of-a-king Secret Lair crossover! Secret Lair drops are a limited release set of cards for Magic: The Gathering. They often feature a theme that ties them in together and are available for a set amount of time.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 and the cards will be printed and shipped after. That means you need to get them when they go up for pre-order.

The cards coming to this set are new to Magic and feature characters from the show. The cards are legal in Eternal formats and allows players to bring some of the characters from The Walking Dead to the game. It’s also a fun collectible for those interested in the show and comics.

The release of Secret Lair X The Walking Dead is timed for “We Are the Walking Dead Weekend” which includes the finale of season 10 of the show and the premier of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Cards will be revealed during Talking Dead airing that night.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 for $49.99/£49.99/€54.99.

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Magic: The Gathering with “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms”

Wizards of the Coast has announced some of their upcoming plans for the popular Magic: The Gathering and that includes Dungeons & Dragons coming to the game.

Up next summer is “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” a full black-bordered Standard-legal set.

This isn’t the first crossover for the two games as Magic: The Gathering has found its way in supplements for Dungeons & Dragons but this is the first step into the card game for the classic roleplaying world.

This is just one of six other sets also revealed today by the game company. Also revealed were “Kaldheim,” “Time Spiral: Remastered,” Strixhaven: School of Mages,” “Modern Horizons 2,” “Innistrad: Werewolves,” and “Innistrad: Vampires.”

“Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” is set to release in the summer of 2021.

Celebrate 25 Years with The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons!

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

You can fall from the top of the heap to ruthless beholder-spawn in an instant – and that’s part of the fun in The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons! To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Great Dalmuti, Wizards of the Coast is releasing a new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired version of the classic card game. Baronesses with their highfalutin hats were turned to stone by snarky medusas, goofy jesters were chased into the castle moat by giggling gnolls, and the super snooty archbishops have all undergone the long process of ceremorphosis to become evil mind flayers. Building on the success of the award-winning card game designed by Richard GarfieldThe Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will test players’ fates and status in a fun, easy-to-learn, and fast-paced card game. The deck includes 13 cards, including the iconic Great Dalmuti, and new D&D-flavored card names accompanied by beautiful and evocative illustrations by artist Harry Conway.

In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, the dice may control your fate, but in The Great Dalmuti, it’s about how cleverly you play the cards you’re dealt with. One round you’re polishing your royal crown, and the next you’re whacking rats in a filthy alley. Perfect for ages 8 and up and up to 8 players – it’s a gloat-filled, winner-take-all contest.

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will be available everywhere in November – just in time for the holidays – and will retail for $14.99. 

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

Curse of Strahd Gets Revamped and a Collector’s Edition Boxed Set

Curse of Strahd Revamped

Unearth the terror of Ravenloft one more time! Wizards of the Coast presents a collector’s edition boxed set for the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Curse of Strahd Revamped. Packaged in a coffin-shaped box, Curse of Strahd Revamped provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to stage chilling and thrilling scenes starring the vampire villain Count Strahd von Zarovich. This deluxe box is packed with irresistible treats, including updated adventure content, a beautifully illustrated and foil-stamped Tarokka deck, and lots more to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fan of Gothic horror. Curse of Strahd Revamped rises from the grave everywhere on October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween!

The Curse of Strahd Revamped Collector’s Edition breaks down the beloved Curse of Strahd adventure into three parts: a softcover 224-page adventure book for characters of levels 1–10, a 20-page Creatures of Horror booklet describing new monsters that appear in the adventure, and an 8-page Tarokka Deck booklet. The adventure includes the latest errata and a revised depiction of the Vistani that aligns with the Dungeons & Dragons team’s mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. The Tarokka deck, which helps determine the heroes’ path through the adventure, comes with its own storage box.

Other components of Curse of Strahd Revamped include a sturdy Dungeon Master’s screen designed for use with the adventure, a double-sided poster map showing the domain of Barovia on one side and Castle Ravenloft on the other, and a dozen illustrated postcards depicting four spooky locations in Barovia: Castle Ravenloft, Old Bonegrinder, the Abbey of Saint Markovia, and Death House. Dungeon Masters can use these postcards as invitations, beckoning their players to explore Barovia and put Strahd back in the ground where he belongs.

Despite the changes and the additional features in Curse of Strahd Revamped, the story presented is the same one that enchanted fans when the adventure was first published in 2016. Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came—all according to his plan. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

Curse of Strahd Revamped collector’s edition is for use with the fifth edition Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide and will be available everywhere on October 20th and will retail for $99.99.

Curse of Strahd Revamped

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is Out Now

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Zoinks! The Mystery Inc. Gang has another thrilling puzzle to solve! Releasing today, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a new board game based on the critically-acclaimed Betrayal at House on the Hill, lets players explore the mysterious mansion as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred. Players discover clues, investigate spooky stories, and maybe even unmask a monster! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is available in stores everywhere starting today, July 24, 2020.

Designed by the team behind Betrayal LegacyBetrayal at Mystery Mansion is more exciting than a double triple-decker sardine and marshmallow fudge sandwich, including all new inside and outside tiles, Item, Event, and Clue cards, tokens, and 25 brand-new haunts based on classic Scooby-Doo episodes and movies. Once players find enough clues to learn what’s really going on, the haunt begins and one player switches sides to play the role of the Monster. Those meddling kids then try to stop them before they carry out their sinister plan – hopefully pulling off the mask to reveal it was Mr. Wickles the whole time!

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is now available everywhere and retails for $35.


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Betrayal at Mystery Mansion
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