OUT OF THE ABYSS Hits Game Stores!
  • OUT OF THE ABYSS Hits Game Stores!


    Some lucky people got it 11 days ago; for most of the rest of us, Out of the Abyss hit stores today. Currently trending with a rating of 78%, this adventure - with its mix of whimsical characters and dark themes - is proving divisive for some. For all the previous coverage of the adventure, including tons of previews, click here. And then head down to your FLGS and pick it up. "The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you!"


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    1. Louis Brenton's Avatar
      Louis Brenton -
      Just got mine today. Happy to finally have it in hand. Haven't gotten to read much in it yet, but I did flip through it & there's lots of fantastic art.
    1. ShadoWWW's Avatar
      ShadoWWW -
      Even now, it is also available for Fantasy Grounds.
    1. Leatherhead's Avatar
      Leatherhead -
      Quote Originally Posted by ShadoWWW View Post
      Even now, it is also available for Fantasy Grounds.
      For about the same price even, which is the part I was most curious about.
    1. chibi graz'zt's Avatar
      chibi graz'zt -
      YESS!! Multi-platform release!
    1. unnatural 20's Avatar
      unnatural 20 -
      Anyone know if it has advice for running in Eberron? With the drow being surface dwellers..
    1. sstacks's Avatar
      sstacks -
      Quote Originally Posted by unnatural 20 View Post
      Anyone know if it has advice for running in Eberron? With the drow being surface dwellers..
      No Eberron info, all Underdark.
    1. Chimpy's Avatar
      Chimpy -
      I'm hearing of delays in it reaching stores here in the UK.
    1. Nemio's Avatar
      Nemio -
      From the German Amazon site: delivery in 4 to 6 weeks.
      Auch!
    1. Ignominia's Avatar
      Ignominia -
      Any decent player stuff inside? Rules for new races, backgrounds, spells or anything?
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chimpy View Post
      I'm hearing of delays in it reaching stores here in the UK.
      Mine is apparently arriving tomorrow (the 17th).
    1. Pauper's Avatar
      Pauper -
      No new races or spells; there are a couple of tweaked background features that could prove very useful in the campaign, and some campaign-specific bonds to help tie the characters more closely to the adventure.
    1. zoroaster100 -
      Is a PDF player supplement expected from WOTC?
    1. Malikai2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoroaster100 View Post
      Is a PDF player supplement expected from WOTC?
      I don't think there is anything to put into a player supplement. Just a few backgrounds and some bonds as @Pauper said above.
    1. machineelf's Avatar
      machineelf -
      I've read the first couple of chapters and I am enjoying it so far (aside from a few errors I've noticed, which don't really make a big impact anyway).

      The second chapter seems to give all kinds of rules and advice for life and travel in the Underdark, including various kinds of fungi, mushroom and plant life you'd find, which would be useful in homebrew campaigns. I'm finding that instead of a boring, all-dark Underdark, the adventure path makes it come alive and makes it more interesting.

      Maybe my mind will change the more I get into the adventure, but so far this is just what I was hoping for. It definitely is D&D on hard mode though. I'd prefer running it with experienced players rather than new players.
    1. sstacks's Avatar
      sstacks -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ignominia View Post
      Any decent player stuff inside? Rules for new races, backgrounds, spells or anything?
      Some new background options, I think that's it. You can read my review here:
      http://shaneplays.com/dds-out-of-the...t-look-review/

      (Morrus feel free to delete this if I am breaking a rule, I know you could anyway just saying not trying to be naughty!)
    1. dalisprime's Avatar
      dalisprime -
      Europe got shafted because apparently whoever was in charge of logistics decided to use ship freight rather than air freight. Essentially we have to wait for the boats to arrive on this side of the Atlantic. Way to screw with European FLGSs.
    1. Hawkwind -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chimpy View Post
      I'm hearing of delays in it reaching stores here in the UK.
      got mine delivered by Amazon UK yesterday
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