New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'

WotC has announced the reveal of the next D&D adventure hardcover, which will be unveiled at 'The Descent' in LA on Friday 17th May at 4pm PDT (midnight BST).

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D&D Live 2019: The Descent will be a celebration of the Dungeons & Dragons community as they gather to learn about the latest storyline through an immersive entertainment experience. Following last year’s award-winning Stream of Many Eyes, this year’s D&D event will give fans in Los Angeles the chance to play through an epic adventure designed to plunge players into a captivating story. The three-day extravaganza will include a sneak-peak at upcoming products, signings with D&D luminaries, musical performances, unique giveaways, tons of amazing cosplay and of course a whole bunch of twenty-sided dice rolling critical hits! Check out dnd.wizards.com/dndlive2019 for more information on guests, badges and programming schedule.

Fans around the world can tune in to twitch.tv/dnd starting at 4:00pm PT on Friday, May 17 to watch D&D Live 2019: The Descent for new product unveils and our cast of all-stars playing Dungeons & Dragons live. In addition to the main channel, D&D community YouTubers, streamers, podcasters and other D&D personalities have been invited to share their original content from four mini-studios on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

On Friday and Saturday night, performers like Matthew Lillard, Mica Burton, Anna Prosser, Patrick Rothfuss and Dungeon Masters Chris Perkins, Jeremy Crawford and Kate Welch will play a two-part D&D story in front of a live audience on the main stage. A rock concert celebration featuring and directed by Chris Funk from the Decemberists will close out the weekend on Sunday, May 19 at 6pm PT live on twitch.tv/dnd.

A limited number of 3-day badges for D&D Live 2019: The Descent will go on sale for $300 on April 9 at 10am PT. Here’s everything you get with a 3-day badge:

· Witness the unveiling of the new D&D storyline on Friday evening, live from the studio audience
· Play a 3-hour session of a D&D Adventurers League Epic previewing elements from the new storyline on Saturday or Sunday
· Grab a D&D swag bag including merch from D&D partners and an advance copy of Ghosts of Saltmarsh
· Watch D&D played live by the biggest D&D personalities in the studio audience on Friday and Saturday nights
· Mingle with D&D partners & other characters in the story-themed marketplace area & participate in the cosplay storyline interspersed throughout the event
· Catch the live music performance celebrating D&D from artists assembled by Chris Funk on Sunday night to close out D&D Live 2019: The Descent

Join the fun at #DnDLive2019 in character, maybe come dressed in a costume of a favorite tiefling warlock, an elven bard, or come as you are! An improvised story led by cosplay performers could result in some exclusive loot if you complete the quest. Gourmet food trucks, exclusive D&D swag you can’t get anywhere else, plus the chance to interact with D&D game designers, artists and performers round out the weekend-long celebration of Dungeons & Dragons at D&D Live 2019: The Descent!

Download wallpaper of the art for The Descent created by Fiona Staples (Saga) here!

For more information including details on D&D partners, luminaries, and performers coming to D&D Live 2019: The Descent head to dnd.wizards.com/dndlive2019! More details on additional guests and D&D groups will be coming soon!
 
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We can guess they might also be revealing if we're going to get any non-adventure supplemental material this year as well, as the Stream of Many Eyes was where Xanathar's was announced. I suspect that while it may not be spelljammer, we're absolutely going to a new setting for this next one (for real this time guys, I promise!) I wouldn't be surprised to see Dark Sun given that they've had psionics in the works for a hot minute by this point. I also expect that we'll see some combination of the september and november release be devoted to a combination of a new adventure and source book for the place the adventure takes place in.

Given the Descent title, it almost makes it sound like another dungeon crawl, but we just got mad mage- and we've already done the descent into madness motif, I'm about ready to call it as a planescape esque adventure taking us to the nine hells, especially looking at that illustration of an angel descending toward demonic hands. This is suggestive that it would be planescape, rather than Dark Sun, which would make a lot of sense with the hints that they've been dropping.
 

dave2008

Adventurer
We can guess they might also be revealing if we're going to get any non-adventure supplemental material this year as well, as the Stream of Many Eyes was where Xanathar's was announced. I suspect that while it may not be spelljammer, we're absolutely going to a new setting for this next one (for real this time guys, I promise!) I wouldn't be surprised to see Dark Sun given that they've had psionics in the works for a hot minute by this point. I also expect that we'll see some combination of the september and november release be devoted to a combination of a new adventure and source book for the place the adventure takes place in.

Given the Descent title, it almost makes it sound like another dungeon crawl, but we just got mad mage- and we've already done the descent into madness motif, I'm about ready to call it as a planescape esque adventure taking us to the nine hells, especially looking at that illustration of an angel descending toward demonic hands. This is suggestive that it would be planescape, rather than Dark Sun, which would make a lot of sense with the hints that they've been dropping.
From the wallpaper it looks more like a Heaven and Hell type adventure - or maybe just a "descent" into the 9 hells. It would nice if it included the rest of the Lords of the Nine.
 

Hussar

Legend
Why does that blindfolded angel thing seem so familiar? Is that a Magic the Gathering thing?
 

GarrettKP

Villager
8 devil hands reaching out for an angel? And Chris Perkins and Greg Tito just did a lore you should know about the Nine Hells and talked a lot about Zariel, who also got a stat block in Tome of Foes? I'm thinking a Blood War story with a Zariel showdown is incoming!

Tweeted my guess to Tito. He was not amused. Think I may be on to something.

https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/1113946939383373824
 
Why does that blindfolded angel thing seem so familiar? Is that a Magic the Gathering thing?
The art style reminds me of a few Magic angels, but none of them quite fit. The only MtG Angels with 4 wings that are blind are from Zendikar. But they are very specifically blinded by their own Halo's, not cloth.
 
8 devil hands reaching out for an angel? And Chris Perkins and Greg Tito just did a lore you should know about the Nine Hells and talked a lot about Zariel, who also got a stat block in Tome of Foes? I'm thinking a Blood War story with a Zariel showdown is incoming!
Looking at the full art.

http://media.wizards.com/2019/dnd/images/jkaxjjxlqxqfds.jpg

A few of those arms are pretty clearly from the same individual. The reddish arms near the top, also the more feminine arms with gold jewelry near the bottom. So the number might not be a spoiler.
 
That illustration with an angel and fiendish hands really seems to point towards something planar. Should, like normal, we see two products in the fall (and the description definitely mentions "products" in the plural), I'm leaning towards the normal September release being an adventure (presumably planar in nature) and the November release being a riff on the various Manuals of the Planes/Planescape. Should the adventure focus on the Nine Hells, that would likely mean we'd get more or less a guide to the plane in that book, opening up the large amount of room the Hells normally take up for other places in the sourcebook.

I would be quite happy about this if it should come to pass...
 
I remember hearing on a podcast that joe manganiello (I believe Chris hardwick’s podcast but it was a long time ago) that he was guest writing on a product that he expected to be released in 2019. I suspect this hell diving adventure is it.
 
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Elderbrain

Guest
Ohhhhhhh, I hope we are getting stats for the rest of the Archdevils. Pleeeeeeeeese?
 

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