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Dungeon & Dragons is a 2016 inductee to the National Toy Hall of Fame

It’s been 42 years in the making! Dungeon & Dragons has been revealed as a 2016 inductee to the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum for Play in Rochester, NY. Since it was first published in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons has inspired millions of gamers to create stories and adventures and it has brought people from all backgrounds together to share those experiences.

Director of D&D at Wizards of the Coast, Nathan Stewart, was in Rochester to accept the award and witness history, as D&D was officially inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. It is not just a proud moment for Wizards of the Coast, but also for parent company, Hasbro.

Also inducted this year are Fisher-Price Little People and the swing.

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Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire #4

Jim Zub (w) • Nelson Daniel (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

Trapped in the menacing lands of Ravenloft, our heroes are hunted by the minions of Count Strahd. With nowhere left to hide, it’s time for battle!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Wizkids Reveals Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft Weekend Details

Dice Masters Strahd ArtUnravel the mysteries of Castle Ravenloft with the Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft event!

At Origins, Wizkids revealed a Dungeons and Dragons focused Rainbow Draft event for later this year. Today, the game publisher has revealed the event will take place the weekend of October 8, 2016.

An Organized Play event available to top stores, players will have an opportunity to Rainbow Draft and have a shot at winning limited edition alternate art cards! Just for participating, everyone will receive a Strahd: Master of Ravenloft card and die for use in Dice Masters!

Strahd is a 4 cost lightning bolt character that features Experience and Energy Drain and doesn’t count as an Adventurer. His dice stats are 1/2/2, 1/3/3, and 2/4/3. Those that participate will receive a card, a blank art card, and a die.

Dice Masters Strahd BlankAlso part of the kit is three other cards that are available for individuals to win.

There are five Kobold: Greater Humanoid cards as part of the kits. The card is an alternate art for the card and die released as part of the Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn set. The card from that set is popular as it’s a 1 cost die to purchase and features Swarm.

Two Human: Paladin: Lesser Emerald Enclave alternate art cards are part of the kit. The card was originally released in the Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn set. It protects your characters from global abilities used by your opponent and allows you to pay to reduce damage you take from a character by 1.

Finally, the winner of the event will get an alternate art card for Magic Missile, a basic action card. A popular basic action card, it can deal damage to characters or players.

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D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie Miniatures- Available Now!

D&D Icons of the Realms Monster Menagerie 2WizKids, 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. In this collection, you will find a vast array of monstrous challenges for heroes to overcome in their tabletop D&D role-playing adventures. Face a variety of popular monsters from the D&D universe, including the Gelatinous Cube, Bulette and Displacer Beast. Summon allies to fight by your side, including five companions from Sword Coast Legends, the innovative RPG Available on PC, MAC, and Linux from n-Space and Digital Extremes!

Don’t miss out – head to your local FLGS immediately to collect all 45 D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie miniatures.

Dungeons & Dragons: Curse of Strahd, Out Now

Curse of StrahdWizards of the Coast have announced the release of the newest Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Curse of Strahd, and it’s now widely available at retail stores around the country! Designed for fifth edition of the D&D tabletop roleplaying game, Curse of Strahd is a new gothic horror-themed adventure set in the cursed land of Barovia, including the iconic Castle Ravenloft. The new release was written in collaboration with Tracy and Laura Hickman, the authors of the original Ravenloft adventure.

In addition to Curse of Strahd, there are many other opportunities for D&D fans to experience Ravenloft, including:

  • D&D Adventurers League Enjoy additional adventures in Ravenloft by participating in the D&D Adventurers League organized play program at local hobby stores around the country.
  • Tarokka Deck This 54-card deck by Gale Force Nine represents the Tarokka cards used by the fortune-teller Madam Eva to randomly determine key aspects of the adventure. (Sold Separately)
  • Dice, Camera, Action! Tune-in and watch Dungeons & Dragons Principal Story Designer, Chris Perkins, guide a party of prominent YouTube and Twitch D&D players through Curse of Strahd live.
  • Dungeon Masters Guild In addition to allowing creators to distribute and sell adventures set in the Forgotten Realms in the Dungeon Masters Guild online marketplace, you can now use most of the content from Curse of Strahd as fodder for new gothic horror stories.

Unravel the mysteries of Ravenloft in this dread adventure!

 

 

 

 

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D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie in April

72287_Monster_Menagerie_Pkg2Building upon the success of its D&D Icons of the Realms series of miniatures, WizKids has announced the upcoming release of the D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie series. In Monster Menagerie, the fourth set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes, you will find a vast array of challenges for your heroes to overcome. Face a variety of popular monsters from the D&D universe, including the Gelatinous Cube, Bulette and Displacer Beast. Summon allies to fight by your side, including five companions from Sword Coast Legends, the innovative RPG available on PC, Mac and Linux from n-Space and Digital Extremes!

  • Bryn Lightfingers
  • Hommet Shaw
  • Illydia Maethellyn
  • Jarhild Stoneforge
  • Larethar Gulgrin

TreantThese sets aren’t just worth checking out for Dungeons & Dragons fans, many of the figures wind up as releases for Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing, the miniature game also by Wizkids. Expect to see these on the tabletop in many ways.

On top of the boosters being released there is also a case intensive promotional figure, a Treant. That figure will retail for $39.99. Attack Wing does love its larger figures, so I’d expect this one to be released for that game eventually as well.

Collect all 45 D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie miniatures arriving in North American retail on April 2016!

Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Ogre Mage

The Ogre Mage is an expansion for WizkidsDungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing. The figure is part of the tenth wave of releases for the game and adds some interesting aspects to the game.

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

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?

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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.

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