D&D 5E Free Abridged Dragon of Icespire Peak for D20 day

WotC has made a free preview version of Dragons of Icespire Peak available for download.

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For "d20 Day", we're pleased to offer further adventure material to help celebrate this holiday season.

The following download contains a special preview version of material presented in the D&D Essentials Kit, and is meant as a new group’s first Dungeons & Dragons experience. The short adventure material, characters, and other supplemental information here should get a group started on their journey!


There are two downloads. First is a short adventure from the box set with creatures and magic items and a bit about the pregens, next are the pregens themselves.

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Thanks for posting. How complete is this? i.e. can it be run on it's own r does it leave one hanging s to speak? What is included in the Essentials box that is not in this? (adventure wise, not rules or objects wise)
 



J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Cool to see this! I've already got this in the Essentials Kit and run it once. But I might have a chance to run a one-shot to intro some nephews to D&D this New Year. I wasn't planning on using Icespire Peak for that, but Gnomengaarde might be a good one to do, after all. TBH, I really don't care for how the gnomes are presented as silly and incompetent, but that can be changed. And I'll definitely use @Zaukrie's awesome pneumatic tubes idea to add some mobility to the mimic, since that was the other main thing that bothered me about this particular quest.

I also like that there are some pregens for this, which (iirc?) the Essentials Box lacked for some unfathomable reason.

HOWEVER:
Why on earth are these smallish WotC documents so ginormous? They load and scroll sooooo slowly. Maybe it's just the background image, but there's something very weird about them (compared to other docs of similar size) that I haven't figured out how to correct for.
 

GMMichael

Guide of Modos
HOWEVER:
Why on earth are these smallish WotC documents so ginormous? They load and scroll sooooo slowly. Maybe it's just the background image, but there's something very weird about them (compared to other docs of similar size) that I haven't figured out how to correct for.
Because it's 16MB? That's bigger than most of my PDFs. For reference, the D&D Basic Rules are 11MB.

Is "d20 day" just because of the D in December?
 


Having never opened my Essentials Kit before I gave it to a "have high schoolers stuck at home play games" program, I really like how the pregens are presented.

A front and back single page that includes personality AND art is wonderful. Probably good for all tier 1 characters.
 



J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Because it's 16MB? That's bigger than most of my PDFs. For reference, the D&D Basic Rules are 11MB.
Yeah, that's what I mean. This little adventure is only 20 pages, yet it's 16MB on disk. Moreover, I've got plenty of other much larger PDFs-- including image-heavy ones-- that load and scroll much faster than these WotC docs. I've seen reports of the same issue for other WotC docs, too (eg the Domains of Delight pdf a few months ago).
It's very strange, like WotC needs to do some sort of clean up on their pdfs before releasing them. A little aggravating, tbh. :(

Still it's nice they're releasing this!
 


aco175

Legend
It is nice that they are giving out something. I did find the Gnomengarde quest the most silly and skipped it with my group. I do like the layout of PCs with the skills listed under the appropriate stat.

The essential box you can purchase has 10-12 quests and takes PCs from 1-7ish level where the fight a dragon at the end. There is some stuff on Phandalin town, but not like the first box set. It includes the basic rules, if you need them. A few gimiky things like maps and condition cards are included as well.
 




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