If you're a D&D fanatic like me, you'll want to hop in on this D&D Direct that's happening today, April 21, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.
According to Wizards' blog post, we'll be seeing exclusive reveals about the D&D TTRPG, books, video games, entertainment, and more. Here's everything we know about the event so far, and where to stream it.
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D&D Direct: April 21 stream
We don't 100% know what we're going to see, but we have a few guesses. The biggest one that comes to mind is the new D&D ruleset that was announced last September (hopefully we'll get an update on that).
There's also the Dungeons & Dragons film starring Chris Pine, which might appear considering Wizards' vague description of "entertainment." I'm excited to see video games be listed on here, so we might see a new D&D title, which would be nice since Dark Alliance didn't do so well. Or it could detail updates for Baldur's Gate 3.
We'll update this article as announcements come in, so stay tuned.
D&D Direct: April 21 announcements
The stream is live. We're seeing a bunch of hypnotic patterns. We're watching a wild space pirate animation of a new book: Spelljammer: Adventures in Space. It's deep space meets deep sea. There will be cities built on asteroids and dead gods floating in the ether. There are three 64-page books included in this bundle. There's a guide, adventure book, and monster book. There are a ton of new races, including space elves, mechanical gnomes, flying monkeys, and hippo-folk, plasmoids, and insect people. Spelljammer: Adventures in Space is launching on August 16, 2022. Wizkids is also developing a whole set of figures to accompany the launch of the Spelljammer books. The Spelljammer books will take players from lvl 5 to lvl 8. According to Christopher Perkins, there will be content to bring players from level 1 to 5 called Spelljammer Academy. I tried to ask more about it, but I was met with a "details coming soon." So stay tuned.
Now we're diving into Baldur's Gate 3. We got a "what's been done so far" trailer, and now we have a 2023 release date.
They're talking about Journey to the Radiant Citadel now, and the interconnectivity of each adventure. Wages of Vice is a 5th level adventure concerning a vivid-pastel adventure with Caribbean inspiration. Orchids of the Invisible Mountain -- battling the realms of madness, including creatures of the astral plane. The Fiend of Hollow Mind features Mexican inspiration with a Day of the Dead-like event.
We're getting a sneak peek on the D&D Movie right now. It'll be in theaters March 2023. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves -- March 3, 2023.
A new D&D starter set is being developed -- Dragons of Stormwreck Isle. It comes with a rulebook, adventure book, and pretty, blue dice. There's going to be a QR code and/or a link to the D&D website. There's new digital content available on the D&D website that you can get if you log in, including a new monster compendium featured in the Spelljammer universe.
Now we're diving into new content for the D&D MMORPG Neverwinter. The Dragonslayer expansion launches in June 2022.
A new show, Legends of the Multiverse, including cast such as B. Dave Walters, Ginny Di, and Brennan Lee Mulligan.
We're getting another surprise sneak peek of what looks to be a new book -- Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynn launching late 2022. It's a new campaign and there's a battle game alongside of it -- an independent board game. I asked the PR team, "Will there be a dedicated rule set to guide DMs to run the large scale battles, and if so, what can you tell me about it?" There are two options -- abstracted rules and the battle game -- a board game. Your D&D characters can translate into the board game. You can play the board game outside of Dragonlance and into other campaigns. There isn't any price available just yet.
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