The new Dungeons & Dragons adventure book from Wizards of the Coast, released Sept. 15, 2020, is the chilling horror-fantasy scenario Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.
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Feel the cold touch of death in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
In Icewind Dale, adventure is a dish best served cold.
Beneath the unyielding night sky, you stand before a towering glacier and recite an ancient rhyme, causing a crack to form in the great wall of ice. Beyond this yawning fissure, the Caves of Hunger await. And past this icy dungeon is a secret so old and terrifying that few dare speak of it. The mad wizards of the Arcane Brotherhood long to possess that which the god of winter’s wrath has so coldly preserved—as do you! What fantastic secrets and treasures are entombed in the sunless heart of the glacier, and what will their discovery mean for the denizens of Icewind Dale? Can you save Ten-Towns from the Frostmaiden’s everlasting night?
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a tale of dark terror that revisits the forlorn, flickering candlelights of civilization known as Ten-Towns and sheds light on the many bone-chilling locations that surround these frontier settlements.
The 320-page Rime of the Frostmaiden hardcover, announced June 18, 2020, retails for $49.95. A special alternative-art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish will be available exclusively in hobby game stores on the same day. A “platinum edition” from Beadle & Grimm’s Pandemonium Warehouse will follow in October. (Read Nerdvana’s Rime of the Frostmaiden review here.)
Also available a bit later, Sept. 29, is an “Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Dice & Miscellany” accessory set consisting of:
- 11 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 Icewind Dale
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