Oh man. Dungeons & Dragons has announced its next storyline for the 5th edition of the RPG: “Elemental Evil.”
Beginning in March, players will battle secret cults harnessing the elements of fire, water, air and earth.
“Elemental Evil” will include a new adventure, “Princes of the Apocalypse” (available April 7), as well as new races (including genasi), spells and other options for players.
“Princes of the Apocalypse” charges you to abolish an ancient evil in the form of four prophets that claimed mighty elemental weapons. “Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such as the Emerald Enclave and the Order of the Gauntlet to discover where the true power of each prophet lay, and dismantle it before it comes boiling up to obliterate the Realms,” says D&D’s website.
As they’ve already been doing, D&D will offer the player content including the new races as a free downloadable PDF, a move we at Crit for Brains fully support.
What do you think?
“Elemental Evil”continues the 5th edition tradition of calling back to previous pieces of D&D that established players already love, and it seems like a solid move. So far, the 5th edition releases have been stellar, especially the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
As you may well know, the new storyline hearkens back to the “Temple of Elemental Evil,” the AD&D adventure ranked as the 4th best adventure of all time by “Dungeon” magazine. It’s been called the grandfather of dungeon crawls.
As for D&D product, expect to see the new adventure, a dungeon master screen and premium minis from Gale Force 9 and a “Temple of Elemental Evil” board game and pre-painted minis, both from Wizkids. Oh, and there’s the obligatory “Elemental Evil” module for the “Neverwinter” MMORPG. All are slated to be released in March.