In June, Wizards of the Coast introduced its subsequent Dungeons & Dragons marketing campaign, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Along with that announcement, the writer additionally teased a limited-run, Platinum Edition of the module that goes for $499. Fans received’t know precisely what’s inside till the frilly kits arrive a while in October.
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Platinum Edition is the work of the crew at Beadle & Grimm’s. There aren’t many pictures to associate with the announcement, because the journey itself received’t be revealed till Sept. 15. Some of the contents are still secret and can probably stay that means, however thus far the outline says it is going to embody the next:
- The total journey module, helpfully divided into separate booklets which can be simpler to work with on the desk
- Fully-painted, formally licensed miniatures from the crew at WizKids
- At least 5 full-size battle maps, plus a number of modular map units for recurring city and tundra settings
- 60 encounter playing cards, that includes monster stat blocks and particulars to run these battles, plus extra handouts
- Wearable jewellery
- A customized Dungeon Master display
- The full journey on D&D Beyond
- Pre-built characters
- Multiple bonus encounters
[Warning: Text and hyperlinks beneath will spoil some parts of earlier revealed D&D marketing campaign modules, together with Watdeep: Dragon Heist, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, and Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.]
So what’s all these items going to really appear like? For a touch, you possibly can dip into previous deluxe editions that Beadle & Grimm’s has revamped the previous few years. They embody high-end modules for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, and Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus. I’ve been perusing them myself this previous weekend, and as a Dungeon Master that likes to make a decent handout every now and again, these kits are tremendously thrilling.
What stands out is the truth that the goodies inside these kits aren’t simply flashy bits of merch. Yes, there’s a plushy or two to be discovered inside, however the bulk of the contents are useful gadgets that may serve to raise your participant’s expertise. They’ll additionally make working the adventures simpler for the DM.
For occasion, the Dragon Heist kit included two canvas maps — one for town of Waterdeep, and the opposite for the player-owned inn that serves as that module’s headquarters. After all the damage and tear that the paper maps acquired whereas I ran that module at residence, one thing a bit extra strong would have been welcome. Add in some precise Gold Dragon cash and some bits of bijou particular to the module’s key factions, and it feels like simply the factor to maintain gamers engaged week after week.
Only 1,000 copies of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Platinum Edition are being made. Pre-orders are actually open, with shipments slated for October.
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