Wizards of the Coast Announces Two New Dungeons and Dragons Products

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Today Wizards of the Coast updated their Dungeons and Dragons pages with product descriptions of two new books due out in early September. Long time D&D fans will recognize the name Volo and will be pleased to see the new Volo’s Guide to Monsters which will feature 224 pages of new spins on familiar monsters as well as new player races for 5th Edition D&D.

While Storm King’s Thunder will provide adventures for characters 1-11+ pitting the players against the wrath of giants as they descend upon the Forgotten Realms. Check out the full synopsis below for each and be sure to discuss this news in our all new gaming forum. 

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This 256-page adventure for characters level 1 – 11+ provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience for the Storm King’s Thunder story, including rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters.

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Price: $49.95 C$63.95
Release Date: 05 September, 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780786966004

 

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

 

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Explore the breadth of D&D’s monsters in this immersive 224-page volume filled with beautiful illustrations and in-depth lore.

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ITEM DETAILS

Price: $49.95 C$63.95
Release Date: 05 September, 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780786966073

 

 

Volo’s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere.

  • Dive deep into the story behind D&D’s most popular and iconic monsters, including beholders, mind flayers, and the yuan-ti, as well as classics like orcs, gnolls, and kobolds.
  • Gain access to rules and story for dozens of monsters new to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, such as the froghemoth, the neogi, and the vargouille.
  • Open up new race options, including the goblin, the orc, and the firbolg.

The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he’s written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn’t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right. Don’t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking of course) to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth, or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.  Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture, traipsing about some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let’s not forget … dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.

 

 

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