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Wizards of the Coast, the people at Hasbro behind Dungeons & Dragons, unveiled the next year of gaming releases this week via Wizards Presents for both the D&D and Magic: The Gathering brands.  The high point for many will be the hotly anticipated return of Planescape, which has not yet been updated for the 5th Edition.  To celebrate 35 years of drow hero Drizzt Do’Urden, a new edition of the Legend of Drizzt novels will be available (plus a visual dictionary and webcomic).

The other big news is that a rumored 6th Edition is not in the cards in the near term, instead a new umbrella concept called “One D&D” will incorporate updated rules that are backwards compatible with the 5th Edition, while D&D Beyond will remain as the digital platform, with an early-in-development D&D digital play experience that will offer player immersion and 3D creation tools.  But if D&D to you means your favorite backpack and a collection of books you grab on your way out the door to game night, never fear, as these six D&D publications are slated through 2023:

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Review by C.J. Bunce

No doubt the most eagerly-awaited gaming event of the year is Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, and at last it arrives tomorrow.  An inexpensive three-book boxed set (including DM screen and two of the most beautiful of the 5th Edition’s pull-out maps) that feels like a standalone RPG, it allows Dungeon Masters and players to explore Wildspace and the Astral Sea.  Combining themes of nautical exploration with deep space–think fantasy mash-ups like characters from H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne, Alex Raymond, and Edgar Rice Burroughs–Spelljammer brings new characters and places to 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, while allowing characters you already know into another world.

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse is one of those Dungeons & Dragons supplements from Wizards of the Coast that you might have overlooked.  First released as part of the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Expansion Gift Set in late January, it was one of the victims of worldwide shipping delays, and only made it to a single volume release finally this summer.  Compiling and updating monsters that originally appeared in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes–and replacing those books for most purposes, this book is a bestiary presenting friends and foes for any D&D campaign with some creatures you’ve seen before while also fully incorporating 33 races not provided in the Player’s Handbook, but introduced in previous adventure volumes.

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The first day of the annual San Diego Comic-Con is starting out strong.  Back in the 1980s the very idea of live-action fantasy that even remotely achieved visual spectacle status was nil.  Space fantasy like Star Wars was one thing, as were the Ray Harryhausen stop-motion movies of the past.  Then there was a true visionary–Jim Henson–with The Dark Crystal and nothing else… something promising now and then like Willow.  Flash forward to July 2022 and we have three big properties stepping forward, first The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, then The Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon, and now from Hasbro, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves All three look to be worth the time, but this one clearly ranks high on fun potential.

Check out Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Sophia Lillis, Justice Smith, Daisy Head, Chloe Coleman, and Regé-Jean Page starring in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves:

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What’s a Campaign Case?  It’s a storage container that can be used to store books, tokens, and/or terrain pieces, and it’s something new that is beginning today from Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons RPG campaigns.  The first Campaign Case kit, available today (order here at Amazon or check your local game shop) focuses on Creatures.

And coming next month (and available for pre-order here), is a second Campaign Case will feature Terrain components.  Check out more on each kit below.

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Review by C.J. Bunce

The next collection of Dungeons & Dragons adventures is on its way to bookstores tomorrow.  The 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons has already introduced players to anthologies including last year’s Candlekeep Mysteries (reviewed here) and Tales from the Yawning Portal (reviewed here).  Get ready for 13 new adventures in Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, available with the standard cover here at Amazon or with the game shop variant cover here.  Players will find a variety of shorter adventures that can be merged with ongoing games, streamed as one-shot sessions, or used as the basis for entire campaigns.  Each adventure is connected to the Radiant Citadel, a fascinating and fantastical floating city at the heart of the Ethereal Plane–an incredibly cool visual creation designed by frequent D&D cartographer Mike Schley.  The first D&D journey created entirely by writers of color challenged new writers to incorporate connections with real-world cultures and mythologies, all in the context of a new locale filled with the kinds of characters and monsters you’d expect from Wizards of the Coast.

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This year will be a busy one for gamers thanks to Wizards of the Coast.  As we previewed here at borg last month, Mordenkaiden’s Presents Monsters of the Multiverse is coming in May, and here we discussed Spelljammer: Adventures in Space coming in August.  But in between those volumes, the next collection of adventures is on its way in June.  The 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons has already introduced players to anthologies including last year’s Candlekeep Mysteries (reviewed here) and Tales from the Yawning Portal (reviewed here).  Wizards of the Coast is delivering 13 new adventures in Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, available for pre-order now with a regular cover here at Amazon or with the game shop variant cover here.

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Last week Wizards of the Coast hosted its first D&D Direct, a jam-packed show revealing everything coming to Dungeons & Dragons, from new books to video games and more.  First off, the long-awaited tie-in movie, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, will hit theaters March 3, 2023.  The next big news is Spelljammer: Adventures in Space is coming.  It’s a collection of books that allow Dungeon Masters and players to explore Wildspace and the Astral Sea.  Combining themes of nautical exploration with deep space, Spelljammer brings the wonder of science fiction to 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.  With the help of magic, spelljammers can cross the oceans of Wildspace, ply the silvery void known as the Astral Sea, and hop between worlds of the D&D multiverse.

The set, available for pre-order now here at Amazon, contains everything a Dungeon Master needs to run adventures, as well as new options for players who want to create characters in this setting including:

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Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, the next monster tome from Wizards of the Coast for the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, is coming next month.  And it’s now available for pre-order here at Amazon.  Compiling and updating monsters that originally appeared in Volo’s Guide to Monsters and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, this book is a bestiary presenting friends and foes for any D&D campaign.

Here are the specs from Wizards of the Coast for this next volume:

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Review by C.J. Bunce

Following up on the campaign book Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount (reviewed here), next Tuesday the second Dungeons & Dragons tie-in adventure with the D&D live-action series Critical Role is heading your way.  Call of the Netherdeep is the first major adventure set in the world of Exandria, taking players–and five NPC rival adventurers–from the wastelands of Xhorhas to the oasis city of Ank’Harel, then on to the ultimate confrontation at Netherdeep, a twisted realm of gloom, corruption, and despair that harbors a terrible secret.  Available for pre-order now here at Amazon, Call of the Netherdeep will remind players things are rarely what they seem in “the world’s greatest roleplaying game.”

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