Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is getting a huge new expansion, but it’s not your typical sourcebook release. Today Wizards of the Coast announced that it will soon localize more of its content for French, Italian, German and Spanish speaking players in Europe and Latin America.
Players whose first language is French, Italian, German or Spanish can purchase versions of the First Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide and Monster Manual. Starting September 24th you will be able to purchase revised and updated versions of this core set and new localized books from the Dungeons & Dragons 5e back catalog will be made available almost every quarter. Standard hardcover books usually cost £40 / $50.
Dungeons & Dragons had its biggest year ever in 2020, with more players trying out the game than ever before. This new and more global approach from Wizards of the Coast with local content will give newcomers a chance to try out the hit tabletop RPG.
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Wizards of the Coast may have debuted with its original Dungeons & Dragons 5E rule books, but it has promised that it will translate many of its others over the next few years. We don’t know exactly which books will be out yet or when they’ll be released, but we have some suggestions for books you might want to pay attention to if they’re localized in your area.
These are more general tips for promoting any campaign, but you can also find specific source books to cater to your desired adventure setting.
basic rule books
If you haven’t already, the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual are required to get Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition up and running. They give players and Dungeon Masters (the people who control the NPCs and run the adventure) everything they’ll need to play the game.
Even though you may have found resources online, there are countless tips and tricks in these books to seriously help you grow your campaigns.
Xanther’s Guide to Everything
Xanther’s Guide to Everything is a great option for both players and dungeon masters looking to expand on the core D&D rules. For players, it adds 25 new subclasses for you to play in, including Circle of Dreams for Druids and Glamor College for Bards. There are also new spells and feats to choose from as you level up your character.
Dungeon Masters will be able to take advantage of a number of new tricks, including ideas for traps your players may encounter and downtime activities to keep characters engaged between main adventures. They’re also helpful guides for understanding the location of magical items and random encounter tables in your campaign if you need to start a fight right away.
Tasha’s skillet everything
It turns out that Xanther didn’t know everything exactly, because Tasha’s cauldron has some more secrets. The main draw for players here is the custom race build; There are new rules for modifying race features or creating your own from scratch if you ever feel like no alternative to the classic game suits your needs. Want to be a halfling bodybuilder or orc librarian? Now you can be.
There aren’t as many tools specifically for Dungeon Masters as there are in Xanther Guide, but if you want to improve your puzzles or bring strange environments to life there are some really helpful tools here to help you out.
The Legendary Odyssey of Theros
The gods in Dungeons & Dragons can often feel so distant and intangible in the world that the player’s characters will go on adventures. Mythic Odysseys Of Theros does a great job of reveling the gods, giving you tips on how to create your own gods and whether worshiping a specific patron could benefit players who are clerics or paladins. are not playing.
This module draws inspiration from classic Greek legends and myths, but the ideas within can easily slot into any fantasy setting where gods play a role.
Hopefully, it won’t take too long for Wizards of the Coast to localize its previous list of content for French, German, Italian, and Spanish-speaking players. The company is expanding its Facebook and Twitter social media presence to keep you informed if you want to stay up to date on all the latest information about upcoming D&D releases in your area.
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