Delve into the Nine Hells with upcoming Dungeons and Dragons adventure book “Descent into Avernus”
D&D Live 2019: The Descent is behind us and has given roleplayers around the world all sort of news on what’s left to come to the popular RPG this year. Here’s what you need to know.
- Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus takes adventurers from the seedy streets of an iconic city into the first layer of the Nine Hells to see if it’s all worth redeeming. Developed by Chris Perkins, the adventure book is 256 pages of pure awesome, taking players from level 1 to 13. Fans will get to experience Baldur’s Gate like never before, as the city from the popular video game series slips even further under the sway of the corrupt powers and evil gods. Releasing everywhere on alongside Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus releases everywhere September 17 with a standard cover featuring a painting by Tyler Jacobsen, with an alternate cover designed by Hydro74 available only in game stores.
- Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus Dice & Miscellany allows you to descend in style. The custom dice pack includes a durable box with metallic accents that doubles as a felted dice tray. The Miscellany contains cards of game material fans can use as inspiration in telling the story of their journey through Avernus. The dice are gorgeous red and gold with metallic accents, and of course feature two d20s to roll disadvantage.
- Battle for Baldur’s Gate, the first expansion for the wildly popular easy-to-learn, family-friendly card game Dungeon Mayhem is coming September 17. The new character options include new art from Jake Parker and the expansion brings in two brand new character decks from Baldur’s Gate history, featuring the beloved ranger Minsc with his miniature, giant space hamster, Boo, and the shapeshifting druid Jaheira from the Baldur’s Gate video game series.
- The D&D Essentials Kit is a new introductory product meant to bring D&D to audiences interested in jumping into a fantasy story. A newly designed rulebook on-boards players by teaching them how to make characters, and the included adventure called “Dragon of Icespire Peak,” was written by Chris Perkins to introduce a new 1-on-1 rules variant.