This next Dungeons & Dragons offering is a British twist that may interest some U.S. players. Not a product of Wizards of the Coast like the typical D&D book or accessory set, the Dungeons & Dragons 2021 Annual–the first of its kind–is now available to U.S. buyers. Neither a rule book nor an adventure book, this is more an overview of the past year, a typical, traditional annual that the UK genre market has seen for years across major fandoms including Star Wars Annual 2021 and the Doctor Who Annual 2021. Think of it as a yearbook or souvenir book, an introduction for new players, and a look back at the releases over the past year.
Take a look inside, courtesy of Egmont Books in the UK:
In a brief 96-page hardcover volume, readers will learn about monsters and playable characters as an entry point to the world’s most popular roleplaying game. It includes tips on how to start or continue an adventure, over four areas: World and Lore, Gameplay, Community, and Activities. The “Activities” component is a staple of UK annual books, featuring various puzzles and brainteasers.
The Dungeons & Dragons 2021 Annual includes the text of a party playing its first game, which cuts between the players at the table and the game itself. And the annual tracks the major developments over the past 12 months in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.
Readers will find interviews with live-streamers and podcasters from around the world, plus guides to creating characters or taking the next step by become a dungeon master. Key environments covered include the Forgotten Realms, Eberron, and Ravenloft.
For anyone interested in a new twist, or how fans in the UK enjoy their D&D, order your copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Annual 2021 here.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg