D&D 5E Keys from the Golden Vault


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I wonder if it is some type of movie tie-in, since the toy line is being branded as "Golden Archive".

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Lidgar

Legend
Here's the Amazon (US) link and summary:


"Greetings, adventurer. You’ve snuck in and found a wondrous treasure! Keys From the Golden Vault is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure anthology with a heist at the center of every tale. Nothing else is yet known about the contents of this tome, but keep an eye on your favorite D&D news sources for your first sneak peek inside."

Product details​

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wizards of the Coast (February 21, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0786968966
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0786968961
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
 


aco175

Legend
I wonder if any of the heists are for 1-2 PCs and not a whole party. May be cool if it sets up like in the movies where one is breaking into the room, another distracting guards, and another getting the get-away boat ready. Likely not with a mixed party and needing the fighter to persuade someone and the mage driving a land vehicle.
 

nicolas.carrillos

Adventurer
I wonder if any of the heists are for 1-2 PCs and not a whole party. May be cool if it sets up like in the movies where one is breaking into the room, another distracting guards, and another getting the get-away boat ready. Likely not with a mixed party and needing the fighter to persuade someone and the mage driving a land vehicle.
That would be really cool. I'm very skeptical of the book embracing this possibility, but I like it quite a lot
 

nicolas.carrillos

Adventurer
It would be interesting if not all heists involve the retrieval of valuable objects for profit's sake -e.g., some adventures could deal with retrieving blueprints of weapons to be manufactured by a rival nation in Eberron; recovering a holy artifact, etc.
 

lvl20dm

Explorer
These adventures could really vary quite a bit in style - you could have a trap-filled dungeon crawl, an "art heist" from a museum, a "con job" in a noble's estate, and so on. Any guidance on how to run an adventure that encourages the party to split up would be ideal for this genre, too.
 



darjr

I crit!
Strange. For a book supposedly out in February, as a retailer, we haven't been offered it for preorder yet. There's some accessories showing at my distributor, but no book. Seems odd to me.

Also: Why is it Keys FROM the Golden Vault? I couldn't find it at first because I typed "TO". Keys TO the Golden Vault seems more apt to me.
Accessories? Any info you can share?
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Accessories? Any info you can share?
Sure, but it's not that exciting (IMO).

All that shows up when I search for "Golden Vault" are three things from Ultra Pro (for D&D):

A Character Folio:
Organize and store your notes, character sheets, and spell cards in a Character Folio for Dungeons & Dragons! Each folio features a vibrant full-art cover and internal pockets, including 10 single-pocket pages for character sheets and notes, and two 9-pocket pages for standard size spell cards. Character Folios now include a sticker sheet to help keep your adventures organized!

Stickers included on sticker sheet:
  • 1 D&D Logo Sticker
  • 13 Large Class Stickers
  • 26 Small Class Stickers
  • 12 Spell Card Reminder Stickers
  • 8 Fold Over Tab Stickers
  • 2 Binding Edge Stickers
  • Officially licensed Character Folio for Dungeons & Dragons Keys from the Golden Vault
  • Features exclusive artwork
  • Includes 10 single-pocket pages for character sheets and notes, and two 9-pocket pages for standard size spell cards
  • Includes inner cover pockets for additional storage and a sticker sheet to help keep your adventures organized
  • New Character Folios will be released with future Cover Series updates!

A Playmat:
Playmats featuring popular Dungeons & Dragons artwork. Made with a soft fabric top to reduce damage to cards during play and a non-slip rubber backing to keep the playmat from shifting during use, playmats enhance the gameplay experience. With dimensions of approximately 24 in. x 13.5 in., a playmat also makes an excellent oversize mousepad for home or office.
  • Officially licensed Playmat for Dungeons & Dragons Keys from the Golden Vault
  • Features exclusive artwork
  • Measures approximately 24 in. x 13.5 in. and lies flat
  • Soft fabric top helps protect cards during gameplay
  • Non-slip rubber backing keeps the playmat from shifting during use

...And A Wall Scroll:
  • Officially licensed Wall Scroll for Dungeons & Dragons Keys from the Golden Vault
  • Features exclusive artwork
  • Dimensions are approximately 26.8 in. x 37.4 in.
  • Easy to assemble collapsible rod
  • Perfect for decorating home, office, or play space!

(No artwork shown)
 


Stormonu

Legend
I guess you could change the items being taken from treasures to information to make a spy serial. I'd be down for more James Bond/Mission Impossible and less Ocean's Eleven/Fast and the Furious, myself.
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
Strange. For a book supposedly out in February, as a retailer, we haven't been offered it for preorder yet. There's some accessories showing at my distributor, but no book. Seems odd to me.
I wonder if the changes in leadership at WotC and especially at D&D might have affected the schedule.
 

Per the Amazon website for this upcoming product in February 2023: Keys From the Golden Vault is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure anthology with a heist at the center of every tale.

This is all that is known for this book at this time.
I'm still skeptical from Dragon Heist that WotC actually know what a heist is.

I guess we shall find out.
Also: Why is it Keys FROM the Golden Vault? I couldn't find it at first because I typed "TO". Keys TO the Golden Vault seems more apt to me.
That is a good point.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
What if the Golden Vault is the metaphorical place where leads on heists are stored? Then the thieves guild, or whatever (I don't know me nothing about no Neverwinter), would be giving out keys from the vault to those they tap to do a heist.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
I wonder if the changes in leadership at WotC and especially at D&D might have affected the schedule.
Supply chain issues seem like a much more likely culprit.

That said, if WotC is going to hype this in December, they really have the first half of next week to do it, if they want to have a shot at getting everyone's attention before early January.
 


Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
Has there been any marketing so far for this book? I haven't seen any and it is not yet listed on D&D official page.
I would guess the faucet gets turned on next week, assuming people are trickling back into WotC's offices this week and at least some of their target audience is still on vacation and not paying full attention.
 

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