Voice actor Matt Mercer has been doing his Dungeons & Dragons thing with Critical Role, a popular Twitch show where he and several other people enjoy fantasy RPG battles. Those adventures are now being forged into a book called Explorer's Guide to Wildemount — and you'll be able to pick it up in just a couple of months.
As noted in a press release, the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount pretty much has everything you'll need to play this custom Dungeons & Dragons scenario in one book. Comprised of 304 pages, it should allow both experienced and brand-new players alike to play together and enjoy the finer points of D&D.
Mr. Mercer himself is rather excited about the whole project as noted in this submission he made to the /r/DnD subreddit:
I’ve spent the better part of 1.5 years working on this project, along with some incredible contributors, to make this something we could all be extremely proud of. I set out to create this book not as a tome specifically for fans of Critical Role, but as a love letter to the D&D community as a whole. Those who follow our adventures will find many familiar and enjoyable elements that tie into what they’ve experienced within our campaign. However, I want this book to not only be a vibrant, unique setting for non-critter players and Dungeon Masters young and old, experienced or new, but also a resource of inspiration for DMs to pull from regardless of what setting they are running their game in. I’ve done my very best to make it a dynamic, breathing world full of deep lore, detailed factions and societies, a sprawling gazetteer, heaps of plot hooks, and numerous mechanical options/items/monsters to perhaps introduce into your own sessions, or draw inspiration from to cobble together your own variations. I wanted this to be a book for any D&D player, regardless of their knowledge of (or appreciation of, for that matter) Critical Role. I made this for ALL of you.
It certainly sounds like Matt Mercer is plenty passionate about this upcoming book! Now, only one question remains: when and where can you get it?
Where to buy Critical Role's Explorer's Guide to Wildemount
So, if you've been well and truly sold on Critical Role's upcoming book, you have your fair share of choices for buying it. Here's where you can pick it up as a pre-order for now:
- Amazon ($34.71)
- Amazon UK (£38.24)
- D&D Beyond ($29.99)
- Fantasy Grounds ($29.99)
- Find a local tabletop store
You'll be able to play the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount when it launches on March 17, 2020.
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