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D&D Returns to Ravenloft in Curse of Strahd

Curse of Strahd - LogoWizards of the Coast has announced Curse of Strahd, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in Castle Ravenloft that pits players against the vampire Strahd von Zarovich.

Written in collaboration with Tracy and Laura Hickman, the authors of the original Ravenloft adventure published in 1983, Curse of Strahd will be available on March 15, 2016. A tarokka deck of cards, produced by Gale Force 9, will be available with the release of the adventure.

Leading up to the release, D&D fans can get their fortunes read by Madam Eva by retweeting the official @Wizards_DnD Twitter account using the hashtag #DNDFortune.

Madam Eva will tell your fortune by drawing cards from her tarokka deck.

Strahd is waiting for you … What are you afraid of?

Curse of Strahd - Cover Art

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

Dungeon Masters Guild Opens as a Marketplace for D&D Creations

Dungeon Masters Guild 2Wizards of the Coast is shaking Dungeons & Dragons up again with the announced of the Dungeon Masters Guild. Part of the endurance of the classic roleplaying game is the ability of players to create their own adventures, characters, rules, creatures, and more. However, there’s been a lack of a convenient outlet to share them with gamers beyond your circle. You either had to raise money to publish a physical book or zine on your own, or convince a publisher you had the chops. Now, the Dungeon Masters Guild puts the power to share that creativity firmly in the hands of the DM.

The Dungeon Masters Guild is a collaboration between Dungeons & Dragons and DriveThruRPG, and it is designed to support and reward folks – whether you’re an experienced DM or just starting out. Today, you can upload your creations to the DMs Guild website, as well as browse submissions from some of gaming’s most esteemed designers.

For the first time ever, you’ll be able to self-publish material set in the Forgotten Realms using monsters, spells, characters, and locations previously unavailable. Set your side trek in Neverwinter or Baldur’s Gate, have your characters go toe-to-toe with the Xanathar, the beholder crime lord of Waterdeep, or fall in with some traitorous drow in Menzoberranzan. With some exceptions noted on the DMs Guild website, the Forgotten Realms is at your fingertips.

You can set whatever price you like for your creation; you can give your new monster away for free or charge a few gold coins. If you do decide to ask for money, you’ll get half of the revenue while DriveThruRPG and Dungeons & Dragons will split the other.

Creators can upload whatever kind of Forgotten Realms material they’d like to the Dungeon Masters Guild, but we’ll be featuring side treks, monsters, and backgrounds on the site. For now, the Guild is only accepting Forgotten Realms material that uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules. For everything else, Wizards of the Coast has updated the Open Gaming License so that publishers can continue releasing their own material.

Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Drider

The Drider is one of the latest releases for WizkidsDungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing. The figure is the third prize for the “Rage of Demons” Organized Play event.

We look at the figure itself, as well as the upgrade cards that come with it.

Neverwinter: Underdark Expansion Launches on PC

NW_Underdark_Box_Art_WatermarkedPerfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios have launched Neverwinter: Underdark – the eighth expansion of the action MMORPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realmsuniverse from Wizards of the Coast – on PC, with Xbox One to follow in early 2016. Join forces with Drizzt Do’Urden and his companions summoned to battle demonic forces erupting from the Underdark, including an all-new 10-player encounter against the Prince of Demons, Demogorgon.

When a spell turns against the Archmage of Menzoberranzan, powerful demons spill into the Underdark, beginning a series of events that coincide with the Rage of Demons storyline from Wizards of the Coast. Neverwinter: Underdark lets players jump into that story to battle these demons and send them back to the Abyss. Full of new content and quality-of-life updates, this expansion continues to improve the constantly-evolving MMORPG. The full list of additions includes:

  • 10-player encounter with the two-headed demon lord, Demogorgon
  • Adventure alongside iconic Dungeons & Dragons characters including Drizzt Do’Urden, Bruenor Battlehammer and Regis in a new questline, “The Dwarven King”, written by New York Times Best-Selling Author R.A. Salvatore
  • All-new campaign including new in-game rewards inspired by the Rage of Demons storyline from Wizards of the Coast
  • Mantol-Derith, a new non-combat adventurer hub found in the Underdark
  • Two new end-game skirmishes, each with two different ways to achieve victory
  • Rifts in the Abyssal plane now summon Demonic encounters throughout the Sword Coast adding variety to open-world Heroic Encounters
  • Updates to the Trade Bar Store allowing easier access to items and economy adjustments
  • Gear Preview allows players to see how all equippable items will look on their characters
  • Additional Strongholds content including a new resource plot and PvP tower
  • Artifact weapons can be reforged into new artifact weapons via double refinement above rank 15
  • Masterwork Items now obtainable from endgame Professions tasks
  • Boons tied to successfully quelling demonic presence in the Underdark campaign

Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is currently available on PC and digitally for Xbox One, available free-to-play with Gold (Gold membership [sold separately] required) from the Xbox Games Store.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? While you figure that out, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – World Cartoonists Respond to Paris Attacks – We stand united.

Variety – ABC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for Shonda Rhimes’ ‘The Catch,’ ‘Agent Carter,’ More – Set your DVR.

Tabletop Game News – AltspaceVR Now Lets you Play Virtual Reality Dungeons & Dragons – Get ready for some virtual dungeon crawls.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – All-New Wolverine #1

CBR – The Autumnlands #7

Talking Comics – Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam #1

Newsarama – The Mighty Thor #1

ICv2 – School-Live Vol. 1

Newsarama – Spider-Woman #1

CBR – The Walking Dead #148

D&D: Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, Out Now

Wizards of the Coast has released the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide – everything players need to adventure in the Forgotten Realms on the exciting Sword Coast, home to the cities of Baldur’s Gate, Waterdeep, and Neverwinter! The Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide is available at retail stores for $39.95.

Designed for fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide provides D&D fans with a wealth of detail on the places, cultures, and deities of northwestern Faerun. It is also a great way to catch up on recent events in the Forgotten Realms, to get background on the Rage of Demons storyline, and to learn the lore behind video games like Neverwinter and Sword Coast Legends. The new source book is a valuable resource for both Dungeon Masters and players, offering a plethora of new character options to intrigue and inspire every member of the adventuring party.

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D&D Kicks-Off Extra Life Tabletop Weekend. Help Raise Money for Charity.

Wizards of the Coast LogoTabletop Appreciation Weekend begins today! Wizards of the Coast team members (+ friends and family) will begin a 48-hour D&D tabletop roleplaying game in support of the Extra Life charity’s inaugural weekend to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

  • The Dungeons & Dragons game will be broadcasted today starting at 12pm PST on the D&D Twitch Channel and will conclude at 8pm PST on Sunday, October 4. As the team raises more money, players will unlock previews of the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide. Track the team’s progress at D&D Extra Life team page.
  • The Magic: The Gathering game will be broadcasted on the Magic Twitch Channel beginning tomorrow and will conclude on Sunday morning.

In addition, the team will return on Extra Life Game Day on November 7 for even more D&D fun, streaming digital games like Sword Coast Legends and Neverwinter.

Help Support a Good Cause

The money raised through Extra Life goes directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, helping to fund research and training, purchase life-saving equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. CMN hospitals treat every patient that comes through their doors, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The goal is to help save and improve the lives of as many children as possible, and the funds raised will make it possible for the hospitals to do that!

Players can join the D&D team or the Magic team or set-up their own playgroup at home. Players, DMs, and Planeswalkers around the country are encouraged to join either team and contribute to the overall team totals.

Whether you love the classic tabletop games or prefer to take your adventure digital, you can play D&D and contribute to the cause! Try out the new Sword Coast Legends or any of the other D&D video games, such as Neverwinter or classics like Baldur’s Gate. You can also show your support for the D&D team by adding the D&D Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile.

Magic players have many options as well! Whether you’re playing paper Magic: The Gathering, Magic Online, or the recently released (and free) Magic Duels: Origins, all the donations you generate will count towards the Magic team goal!

Earn Rewards

All participating members of the D&D Extra Life team who raise at least $50 and respond to a survey after the event will receive a promotional certificate for use in D&D Adventurers League play. Additionally, every hour Wizards of the Coast will be giving away different prizes to donors, so participating members should stay tuned throughout the program to see what’s available. Finally, until October 5, anyone can purchase the exclusive D&D Extra Life Rage of Demons shirt.

Tune in and play along!

D&D: Out of the Abyss is Out Today!

Stop the madness and dare to descend into the Underdark! Out of the Abyss, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure for the tabletop roleplaying game from the Rage of Demons storyline, is widely available at retail stores beginning today. Providing the adventure and support rules needed by Dungeon Masters for the Rage of Demons storyline, Out of the Abyss is for use with the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Also available today is the first book in the new ‘Homecoming’ series by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!

 

 

 

 

 

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