As we near closer to one of the most anticipated crossovers in geek culture properties, the Dungeons and Dragons themed set for Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast have been getting more bold with previews. Today is no different as they have released a free adventure for fifth edition players to enjoy.
The adventure is called In Scarlet Flames. It is meant for four to six eighth-level characters and is set in the Forgotten Realms, and is free to download right here. As for the adventure itself, it goes like this, "Two Red Wizards of Thay have undertaken a secret mission into the High Moors east of the Sword Coast. They are searching for something or someone. Whatever their goal out there in the cold and windswept hills, if the Red Wizards want to keep it secret then it is probably best uncovered swiftly for the good of everyone else. Even the mercenaries who escorted them into the wilderness earlier agree: someone should stop them."
If you're expecting this adventure in question to include cameos or shout outs to characters from Magic: The Gathering, temper your expectations. Aside from the adventure being in the Forgotten Realms, the place where the Magic: The Gathering crossover set will be happening, there really isn't a whole lot tying it to this event. From reading the adventure itself, it just appears to be a straightforward one-shot adventure full of evil wizards and dangerous elemental beings. However, if your players at the table have only played Magic The Gathering and are curious as to how things go down in this part of the multiverse, this is not a bad place to start. It's a very quintessential Dungeons and Dragons adventure with traps, monster encounters, treasure to find, and evil to stop. Better yet, the adventure ends with a tease of stories to come if your players want to continue.
Overall, it's a harmless adventure that is just another step to building hype for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and in that regard it is doing its job quite well.