Dungeons & Dragons is one of the oldest and most rich tabletop universes ever, and it just received another expansion. Icewind Dale Rime of the Frostmaiden was officially announced via a press release, and it takes you on an adventure in the land of Icewind Dale. The setting of the expansion was made famous by Drizzt Do’Urden and the Companions of the Hall.
Icewind Dale Rime of the Frostmaiden takes players to visit the Ten-Towns civilization, a chilling place where full of creepy and frightening creatures. You will have to find your way through the darkness of the cold nights while trying to survive. The adventure is designed for Dungeons & Dragons' characters of
levels between one and twelve. The box contains the following components for you to get the full experience:
- Eleven dice (two d20s, one d12, two d10s, one d8, four d6s, one d4)
Player-friendly foldout map of Icewind Dale and Ten-Towns (10.5” × 15.75”)
Durable, felt-lined box that functions as two dice trays
Twenty double-sided cards with descriptions and illustrations of characters and creatures one might encounter in Ice-wind Dale
The Icewind Dale universe actually popped up before in video games and novels and is considered one of the most beloved settings for the community with is lore. Initially, the studio didn't want to want to get back to the setting so quickly, but as the Dark Alliance video game was announced, it was natural for them to try to dive deeper into the Icewind tales.
In a brief interview with VentureBeat, D&D principal writer Chris Perkins talked more about how they do their best to satisfy the crave for new regions while exploring existing ones as much as they can.
Across our whole line of books, we try to give fans what they want. Certain books are more likely to tap into nostalgia and revisit old settings than others. We also know that we’re gaining tons of new fans who aren’t familiar with our settings. To them, it’s all new.
Icewind Dale Rime of the Frostmaiden is expected to release worldwide on September 15th.
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