February is Dungeon Master Appreciation Month and to celebrate Wizards of the Coast has released the Dungeon Masters Support Group video series! In this three-part series, DMs can find the innovation, inspiration, and flexibility they need to get their games back under control.
Wizards of the Coast charges into the biggest and most exciting year in Dungeons & Dragons history with Tyranny of Dragons! This action-packed storyline starts this summer and will fuel Dungeons & Dragons entertainment experiences that will have players reeling with anticipation as they prepare to take on the most villainous dragon of all time.
Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:
§ The Legacy of Tiamat Continues…
Starting this summer, fans will be immersed in the Tyranny of Dragons, coming face-to-face with hordes of evil dragons and, for the first time ever, will take on Tiamat, the evil 5-headed queen of dragons from the Nine Hells. You can get a preview of the action to come here.
§ Multi-Platform Experience
Through video games, mobile games, in-store play at local hobby stores, and more – this year will be a major milestone in Dungeons & Dragons history. Wizards of the Coast has even enlisted best-in-class partners who will bring these epic adventures with friends to life by further immersing players into the Tyranny of Dragons! Stay tuned for additional details.
Famed Dungeons & Dragons author Richard Lee Byers continues the reshaping of the Forgotten Realms with his newest book – The Reaver, available February 4th, 2014.
In this fourth book of the multi-author Sundering series, Richard Lee Byers introduces a new character to D&D fan fiction: Anton Marivaldi , who has an insatiable thirst for bounty and a moral compass that always leads him toward the evil he’s never tried.
Endless, pounding rain afflict the Sea of Fallen Stars and the coastal regions surrounding it. Harvests are failing, travel and trade are disrupted, and civilized forces are giving way to the deluges caused by the storms. In panic and despair, many have turned to the goddess Umberlee, Queen of the Deeps, offering her sacrifices with hope that they will be spared the inevitable reckoning of her perpetual tempest.
Evendur Highcastle, undead pirate captain, risen from the depths to assume the mantle of Umberlee’s Chosen , takes advantage of the people’s desperation to strike for both spiritual and temporal power in her name.
Vying with Highcastle for the hearts and minds of the people is Stedd Whitehorn , a little boy and the chosen of a god thought lost to time: Lathander, the Morninglord. In a time of such upheaval, Stedd’s message of renewal and hope runs in stark contrast to the savage ethos of Highcastle and his waveservants.
When Anton captures the boy in order to collect Highcastle’s considerable bounty, the reaver is quickly caught in the riptide caused by the sundering of worlds.
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The most popular setting in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, The Forgotten Realms, will be reshaped by an epic event, the Sundering. The Sundering is an extensive story spanning multiple expressions of the contemporary fantasy entertainment franchise that offers fans the opportunity to impact the fate of the world along the way. Key milestones in the year-long Sundering storyline will take place in iconic locations like Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter and Icewind Dale , to name a few. The changes to the Forgotten Realms can be experienced through a series of novels, in-store play experiences, digital offerings, comics, accessories and tabletop RPG adventures. Through these expressions, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fans will be able to engage and impact the fate of the Forgotten Realms forever.
The Six Sundering Novels include: R.A. Salvatore (The Companions), Paul S. Kemp (The Godborn), Erin M. Evans (The Adversary), Troy Denning (The Sentinel), Richard Lee Byers (The Reaver), and Ed Greenwood (The Herald)
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For those who have not had a chance to read the books in the Sundering series, this is looking to be a world shaking event akin to the Time of Troubles. I have to admit these books have me pretty excited for the upcoming reboot of the Dungeons and Dragons game. Like many people 4th edition fell flat for me feeling too much like an MMO cross bred with an RPG. Everything I have seen so far has me interested in seeing a positive reboot to this venerable gaming system.
D&D: 2nd Edition AD&D Core Rulebooks – Premium Reprints Released!
For many gamers, the 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks were their introduction to the role-playing game hobby. Now players can celebrate those dungeon-storming campaigns with this set of special premium editions released by Wizards of the Coast today. The AD&D 2nd Edition Player’s Handbook, Monstrous Manual and Dungeon Master Handbook (each sold separately) contain all of the original content and art that fans will remember, but each rulebook has a new cover design to commemorate the reprint.
The MSRP for each book in the set is $49.95, and additional information can be found at DungeonsandDragons.com.
Player’s Handbook 2nd Edition Premium Reprint:
The AD&D Player’s Handbook presents all of the information a player needs to create an AD&D character from scratch and advance that characters level.
Dungeon Master Guide 2nd Edition Premium Reprint:
The AD&D Dungeon Master Guide presents all of the information a DM needs to run adventures, challenge players, and advance a campaign.
Monstrous Manual 2nd Edition Premium Reprint:
The AD&D Monstrous Manual presents hundreds of iconic monsters, each one presented with full-color art and a detailed one-page description.
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This isn’t nostalgia this is the golden days of the Grandfather of all RPG’s!
Soon there’s going to be a whole new way to play D&D! Announced today, Wizards of the Coast has partnered with DeNA, a global leader in mobile games, to create Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War, the first ever Dungeons & Dragons mobile game.
Arena of War puts players in the Forgotten Realms for a battle roleplaying game that combines questing, character leveling, and small team collaboration with the most engaging mobile game mechanics on the market, such as in-game events and massive multiplayer competitions. The game is being developed and published by DeNA and it will be available on the company’s Mobage mobile social games platform later this year for Android, iPhone and iPad devices.
For more information, check out the official press release on Wizards.com.
Pre-register for Arena of War here to upgrade your character and receive the free Ultra Rare Power, CAUSE FEAR, when the game is released!
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Wizards, you had my attention at Android!