Wizards of the Coast Announces Latest 5E D&D Tales from the Yawning Portal
Update: Here’s an update that answers at least one of the big questions about Tales from the Yawning Portal. Author and developer Mike Mearls indicated that the adventures themselves will include guidelines for setting each adventure into multiple and different worlds. As indicated, this will at least include Eberron and Dragonlance. Check out the tweet below – and if you’re just joining us, read on to learn all about the upcoming Tales From the Yawning Portal adventure(s) book.
— (((Mike Mearls))) (@mikemearls) January 5, 2017
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Wizards of The Coast has announced the long awaited next chapter in its line of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition books. Tales from the Yawning Portal. Although they do bury the lede a bit in the following press release, this seems to be the book people have been asking for the past few years. Namely, the one shot adventures from previous modules reworked into 5E. Including the infamous Tomb of Horrors.
Tales from the Yawning Portal – Classics Retold
When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Sword Coast spin tales and spread rumors of lost treasures.
Within this tome are seven of the deadliest dungeons from the history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are newer creations, boldly staking a claim to their place in the pantheon of notable adventures.
The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands. D&D’s deadliest dungeons are now part of your arsenal of adventures. Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy.
For use with the fifth edition Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide, this book provides fans with a treasure trove of adventures, all of which have been updated to the fifth edition rules. Explore seven deadly dungeons in this adventure supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game:
- Against the Giants
- Dead in Thay
- Forge of Fury
- Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
- Sunless Citadel
- Tomb of Horrors
- White Plume Mountain
These are some of the greatest and most well known adventure modules in all of D&D so to get them all in a single source is a great addition to the larger, world shattering campaign events that have been released in previous books.
Official Press Release
There are many iconic adventures and stories in the 43-year history (!) of Dungeons & Dragons that current fans may not have ever experienced. If you just got into D&D in the past few years, you likely haven’t braved the Tomb of Horrors or climbed White Plume Mountain or fought Against the Giants. Even longtime fans haven’t been able to fully explore the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan or the Sunless Citadel with stats and monsters updated for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
Now you can jump into some of the most popular D&D modules ever created with Tales from the Yawning Portal. Releasing wide on April 4th, this 248-page book contains seven full adventures including timeless classics and more recent best-sellers like Forge of Fury and Dead in Thay, all completely updated and ready to run using the latest D&D rules.
The cover of Tales from the Yawning Portal was illustrated by Tyler Jacobsen. It depicts Durnan the Wanderer, the longtime owner and barkeep of Waterdeep’s most famous tavern. Adventurers from all over the Forgotten Realms gather in the taproom at the Yawning Portal to trade stories of their exploits and rumors of far-off treasures, some even from other worlds in the D&D multiverse. The Yawning Portal is the one place you’d expect to hear tales of the seven dungeons in this book.
Look for Tales from the Yawning Portal in your local game store on March 24th! Otherwise, you can pick it up on April 4th, and start running these classic adventures for your gaming group. Even if you’re in the middle of a Storm King’s Thunder or Curse of Strahd campaign, clever Dungeon Masters and players can take inspiration from D&D’s history to infuse traps, challenges, monsters and magic items from these adventures into any session.
For more information on Dungeons & Dragons and Tales from the Yawning Portal, please visit www.dungeonsanddragons.com.