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Wizards of the Coast has announced the latest storyline, Elemental Evil,  for RPG behemoth Dungeons and Dragons. Elemental Evil will introduce new content across a large range of digital and tabletop D&D products beginning in March and running through mid-summer.

Xbox One owners should be on the lookout during this time as Cryptic Studios has announced that the Neverwinter MMO will be available to them in early 2015 as well as announcing  Elemental Evil as a downloadable module for all Neverwinter players, which includes a new playable Paladin class and increases the game’s level cap to 70.

Fans of more traditional pen and paper tabletop D&D can look forward to  the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure on April 7, 2015. Princes of the Apocalypse includes an adventure for characters levels 1 – 15 as well as new elemental spells and a the “element-touched genasi” a new playable race. Additionally a free download will be available in mid-March that includes more new races plus the player content available in Princes of the Apocalypse and will coincide with the beginning of the Elemental Evil D&D Adventurers League, which will run from March through mid-summer.

Board gamers will want to keep an eye out for the Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game which is slated for release on April 30, 2015 from WizKids Games. The Temple of Elemental Evil board game is a fully cooperative game for 1 – 5 players where each player will take on the role of an adventurer exploring dungeons beneath the Sword Coast. Temple of Elemental Evil will be fully compatible with other adventure system board games in the line including Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon and Legend of Drizzt.

Other products slated for release will include a DM screen and unpainted resin miniatures from Gale Force Nine as well as a line of pre-painted miniatures from WizKids. WizKids has also partnered with Perfect World Entertainment, developer of the Neverwinter MMO to bundle in-game items for Neverwinter with the Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game and miniatures boosters.

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What do you think of this news from Wizards of the Coast? Do you enjoy Neverwinter or 5e? Tell us in the comments below!

Travis Williams

Tabletop Editor

Maestro of cardboard and plastic.

  • Jessica Hunter

    “New news” seems kind of unneeded. Just like 5th ed honestly. Going to keep playing Pathfinder.. Pathfinder Unchained and Occult Adventures are coming this year and look great.

  • JackDandy

    Aw fuck yeah. I actually nabbed the Ashardalon and Drizzt boardgames, had lots of fun with ’em. They’re basically a tabletop multiplayer roguelike.

  • Gristle

    I had heard rumors that they would be doing things like this instead of releasing a Players Handbook 2. If a group doesn’t want to run Wizard’s premade adventures, $50 for some new spells and playable Genasi is not worth it. I fear this will just promote more pirating.

  • The board game is what I’m most excited about as well. Castle Ravenloft is the game that really got myself, my fam and my game group into board gaming and I’ve enjoyed each of the games in the system.

  • Thanks. I removed the redundancy.

  • Typical

    Pathfinder seemed to be everything I actually wanted in a 4ed.

  • JackDandy

    Right now I’m in the process of converting basically all my Descent-related stuff for use with the game. I love how customizable it is.

  • Are you converting 1st edition stuff or 2nd edition or both?

  • JackDandy

    First- a pal of mine had it for a good while now.
    We played it a bunch times, but it just felt.. ‘off’, y’know?
    Always a really long setup time, took too long to play, didn’t really feel like you were ‘exploring’ the dungeon, combat was very samey, get killed and resurrect immediately…

    The D&D games basically fixed all of that. They don’t have an Overlord aspect, but the rest of the stuff more than makes up for it.

  • Awesome. Another game you may want to keep your eye out for is Shadows of Brimstone. It’s similar to the D&D adventure system games but has a “cowboys vs cthulhu” theme.

    It’s one of the best cooperative games I’ve ever played.

  • JackDandy

    Will do! Thanks.

  • Nick

    ToEE was a great game once they patched through all the bugs. It has always been a great story setting in general too. I tried out the Neverwinter MMO and felt it was a complete backpedal of mechanics from all the previous CRPGs. It felt like an asian RPG with little holding it to the DnD specific material, and maybe this is the result of the ‘simplification’ of the DnD rulesets.. I don’t actively play DDO but I far prefer it to neverwinter.

  • Nick

    I tried to get into Pathfinder but it didn’t do quite as much as I was hoping for. I’m a huge fan of Monte Cooke’s stuff, so I think I’m more likely to go for Numenara.

  • JackDandy

    Check out Knights of the Chalice sometime-
    The graphics might be a bit basic, but implements D&D combat even better and more faithfully than ToEE.

    Completely bug-free, too!


    Too bad neverwinter doesn’t value its players or people that support them. They have poor quality content since module 1 and milk their players from the cash shop. They delayed the tiamat raid (which you can’t play with guildies or friends) and it was still released with big issues, some of which still exist. They also lied about people getting a discount when preordering the dragonborn pack.

  • Javier Vega

    The Temple of Elemental Evil fun times I might as well ask someone If I can do it again.

  • Charlie Poltenson

    Same, but I bought them for the minis. I’ve painted them and used them for my regular games

  • Charlie Poltenson

    Honestly, I like the 5e rules more than pathfinder.
    My main issue with these products is that WotC is (yet again) stealing from the Greyhawk setting. This time, putting traditionally Greyhawk stuff into the (way overdone imho) FR setting.