Say it with me; it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke! During the first official DND Direct that kicked off today, Wizards of the Coast dropped the first official trailer and major information on their upcoming adventure Spelljammer! Get ready to head off into space with giant hamsters, new races and so much more.

Players within the TTRPG (tabletop role-playing game) community have been asking about the return of Spelljammer for years. There is something to say about being able to take your Dungeons and Dragons experience into space. The new set isn’t just a single adventure; it is a full-on experience. The collection includes three books that come in a slipcase along with a map and DM screen that will introduce players to this world. The three books introduce a piece of the overall world and will allow players a seamless experience from beginning to end.

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The first book is the Astral Adventurer’s Guide and is packed with vital information for players and dungeon masters. It serves as the introduction and refresher for new and veteran players to the world of Spelljammer. Most importantly, the book provides players with six new races, including the Astral Elves, the robotic Auto Gnomes, the Hadozee (flying monkeys), the Giff (hippofolk), the Plasmoids (shapeshifting ooze) and the insectoid Thri-kreen. 

Cover art from Light of Xaryxis featuring a woman standing next to a dragon for Spelljammer: Adventures in Space.

The second book within the Spelljammer: Adventures in Space series is Boo’s Astral Menagerie. If you haven’t been introduced to Boo, our favorite giant space hamster, be sure to stop and meet him! This book will cover all of the monsters one can expect to encounter in space. This includes vampirates, solar and lunar dragons and space clowns. I will be staying far away from the space clowns, but I am sure someone will make sure they end up in my campaign.

The final book included in Spelljammer: Adventures in Space will be Light of Xaryxis. The campaign book will take adventurers on a journey that spans over 12 episodes, each of which ends on a cliffhanger. And while we usually dislike cliffhangers, it makes sense here. Depending on how much stamina your crew has, you might even be able to make it through this journey to the stars in one long weekend. But don’t mourn it when it’s over. There is more than enough information provided to help build your own adventure in this world.

Spelljammer: Adventures in Space will release on August 16, 2022. Check out the announcement trailer below along with a short deep dive! Are you excited to head for the stars? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!


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