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D&D 5E Upcoming D&D Tidbits: Phandelver, Book of Many Things, Venger, & More!

Find out more about 2023's D&D plans

D&D Beyond has shared some more tidbits of information about upcoming products, including this summer's new Phandelver campaign, and information about Vecna, Planescape, and spring's Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants, and more.

Here are the highlights:
  • In the 2024 Vecna adventure, you will visit various worlds.
  • Art by Brian Valezer and Kent Davis from fall 2023's Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants was shared (see below), along with art from the Phandelver campaign by José Manzanedo. There was additional art from Planescape and more which you can see in the video.
  • The new Phandelver book will include the existing adventure Lost Mines of Phandelver in the first half and then continue on to higher levels from there.
  • They're reimagining Planescape for today's audience--honouring the roots then expanding.
  • More cards are being added to the Deck of Many Things in winter 2023's Book of Many Things. A new product type--a deck of cards and an accompanying book. The book digs into the history of the deck and its cosmic place as a force of chaos. It contains player and DM content.
  • Venger, the villain from the 1980s D&D cartoon who will be featuring in an upcoming storyline and WotC's Chris Perkins might have hinted he is actually a Red Wizard--'a redder Red Wizard' was the phrase used.
  • Many of the various bad guys in the League of Malevolence appeared in the D&D cartoon series -- Kelek, Warduke, etc.

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Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants (art by Brian Valezer)
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Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants (art by Kent Davis)

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Phandelver Campaign (art by José Manzanedo)

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Book of Many Things (art by Craig J. Spearing)

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Whizbang Dustyboots

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This may all be old news, but it's new to me.

The new Phandelver book will include Lost Mines in the first half and then continue on to higher levels from there.

I'm probably the only one who was worried about this, but I love Lost Mines and didn't want it to be a digital-only freebie. It should be available to people in hard copy when WotC in 2030 once again decides to update their website and all their digital content from before that point vanishes.

And more cards are being added to the Deck of Many Things in the Book of Many Things, which feels like -- in part -- a way to screw over the folks selling decks on Etsy, since the new cards likely won't be in the SRD any time soon. Gotta buy that Gale Force 7/Wizkids/Hasbro version for the real prop!

Perkins calls the movie a "bonafide hit."

Venger is apparently a Red Wizard, and not just a wizard dressed in red.
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Will have to watch this later too, I do hope it is a spin on it though, not simply a reprint. Kinda hoped for a completely separate story, I can always mix in the Lost Mine stuff myself.

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