Dungeon Masters, Clerics and Halfings, it’s time to go on another adventure! It was announced a few months ago that a new book was coming out for Dungeons & Dragons, and now the wait is over.
“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 Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.”
Release this week, Tales from the Yawning Portal is the newest book in the Dungeons & Dragons series. The book brings back 7 classic Dungeon & Dragons adventures that players can delve into using the 5th edition Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.
The adventures, spanning the 40+ years of Dungeon & Dragons, include The Sunless Citadel, Tomb of Horrors, Dead in Thay, White Plum Mountain, Against the Giants, The Forge of Fury, and The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan. Each adventure is geared towards players of various levels and D&D experience . The Sunless Citadel, for instance, is great for players new to D&D and for players who want to try their hand at being a Dungeon Master while Against the Giants is for 11th level characters. Some of the adventures are short, while others make take a few sessions to get through. Players can also play through all the adventures in succession, ending with Tomb of Horrors (of which you will never escape).
When asked if any of the adventures have been altered to make it more modern, Jeremy Crawford, Managing Editor and Lead Rules Developer, said in an interview with Dungeon Life that none of the adventures have been changed. Additional maps have been included, but the campaigns themselves are just as they were when they were first published albeit with a little more description and a little more clarity. “We wanted to keep the adventures as close to the original experience as possible,” Crawford stated.
You can pick up your copy of Tales from the Yawning Portal online, at your local game store, or bookstore for $49.95.
You can also watch the Dungeon Life interview below.
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