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D&D 5E Is Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden the New D&D Adventure?

It looks likely that the upcoming D&D adventure is indeed an Icewind Dale based storyline called Rime of the Frostmaiden! I can't vouch for the veracity of this, but I was cc'd into a Tweet by Navy DM on Twitter who says they found it on Reddit.

Feel the cold touch of death in this adventure for the world's greatest role playing game.

UPDATE -- the awesome Geek Native ran the small cover screenshot through an image enhancing application, to create the larger image below.

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There's a post here on Reddit which says "The DnD Beyond YouTube channel posted a trailer for a new book, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, then immediately deleted it." The post has been removed since. I found the above image posted by somebody called smightmight, who looks like they screen grabbed it from the video before it was removed.

The Frostmaiden is one of the names of Auril, an evil goddess in the Forgotten Realms. You can read more about her on the Forgotten Realms wiki.

Rime is ice which forms from water droplets on surfaces.

An Icewind Dale setting was the current favourite guess for the location of the new D&D adventure based on various hints from WotC, including this snowy owlbear t-shirt!

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(thanks to Pixellance for pointing me at this!)
 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

vpuigdoller

Adventurer
The site in Portuguese basically said story takes place in 1450 DR, its a lvl 1-12 adventure and the premise is that winter is getting longer and longer and that is related to auril. Also that this was the adventure Perkins was working on and that each player will lnow a secret that others dont.

Edit: I guess they will not have to even update the gazetteer on Legacy of the Crystal Shard, well maybe a slight rollback Legacy of the Crystal Shard is set on 1485DR I think.

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vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
That was going to be my guess too. After all we only have 12 right now.

You should see the Elf subraces from my own games:
  • Waterdeep (Soutward) elf
  • Waterdeep (Harbor) elf
  • Waterdeep (outside the walls but still close enough) elf
  • Waterdeep (a little further but you can still see the walls) elf
  • Ardeep forest (edge) elf
  • Ardeep forest (treetop) elf
  • Waterdeep (harbor, but like, underwater) sea elf
-etc

I do the same with with all city and every 15 square miles of the Sword Coast. I've got 960 elf subraces! :p
 


The site in Portuguese basically said story takes place in 1450 DR, its a lvl 1-12 adventure and the premise is that winter is getting longer and longer and that is related to auril. Also that this was the adventure Perkins was working on and that each player will lnow a secret that others dont.

Edit: I guess they will not have to even update the gazetteer on Legacy of the Crystal Shard, well maybe a slight rollback Legacy of the Crystal Shard is set on 1485DR I think.

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Looks like this was based on the same press release as the article I saw.
 




vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
Goliaths are already acclimated to Arctic and high altitude environments...some other tall Race? Orcs?

IIRC, I think it has been mentioned and answered with ''nope''.

I wonder if its a race that required such a boost. Maybe the Firbolg to go with a Verbeeg variation? Artic Bugbear for the Yeti-side of the family?

Lizarfolk? For those ones who dwelled in Evermelt with Icingdeath?
 








Well, they already avoid the climate rolls for extreme cold and high altitude, even when unclothed...did the press release maybe incorrectly call that Cold Resistance?
Press release is calling it a buff. Which I don't think is terribly surprising, there was a discussion about buffing goliaths on these forums a couple of months ago - most agree they where underpowered if you don't use encumbrance rules. And it's quite easy to make a change, since I think this is the first time the goliath player race has appeared in a print book rather than free download.
 

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