Now here’s a splendid idea, long overdue. Next month Wizards of the Coast is releasing an anthology of some of the finest D&D adventures ever created — including Gygax’s masterpiece Against the Giants, and the insidious and infamous Tomb of Horrors — under one cover, all updated for use with the Fifth Edition of the rules. There’s a lot of excitement building for this book, and rightly so… it’s a great way for modern players to experience some of the classic dungeon crawls that transformed early players into life-long gamers a generation ago.
Dread tales told in the dead of night!
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.
Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed. The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands. D&D’s most storied dungeons are now part of your modern repertoire 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 adventures, magic items and deadly monsters, 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.
Tales from the Yawning Portal will be released in hardcover on April 4. It includes the following seven adventures.
Against the Giants
Dead in Thay
Forge of Fury
Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
The Sunless Citadel
Tomb of Horrors
White Plume Mountain
Anybody else remember Dead in Thay? Part of the Dreams of the Red Wizards campaign, it was published for D&D Next/5th edition in April 2014.
How about Bruce Cordell’s The Sunless Citadel, the Third Edition module released in 2000? (click to embiggen)
A few years ago WotC experimented with straightforward reprints of first edition rules and adventures, including:
The Old School Renaissance
Dungeons of Dread
Against the Slave Lords
The Unearthed Arcana 1st Edition Premium Reprint
Unearthed Adventures: Announcing the Winners of the Best One-Paragraph D&D Adventures
AD&D 2nd Edition Re-Released
Not a lot of people remember both The Temple of Hommlet and Tomb of Horrors received makeovers for Fourth Edition:
Tales from the Yawning Portal will be published by Wizards of the Coast on April 4, 2017. It is 248 pages, priced at $49.95 in hardcover. See more detail (including an introduction to The Sunless Citadel, and a look at sample monsters from the book) here, and read the introduction here.
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