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D&D 5E Wild Beyond the Witchlight Features Warduke & More!

While we've had the back cover text for some time, Amazon has revealed more information about the Wild Beyond the Witchlight! The adventure includes Warduke, a figure dating back to the 1980s, and indicates that all encounters can be resolved without combat. The book also includes two new races (it's interesting they're using the term 'race' here, as they've been using 'lineage' recently) - a fairy, or a rabbit.


A wickedly whimsical adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. Its owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know how to put on a good show. But there’s more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye!

The carnival is a gateway to a fantastic Feywild domain unlike anything found on the Material Plane. Time has not been kind to this realm, however, and dark days lie ahead unless someone can thwart the dastardly schemes of the Hourglass Coven.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight takes adventurers from the Witchlight Carnival to Prismeer, a Feywild domain of delight, and is designed for characters of levels 1–8. This book comes with a poster map that shows the carnival on one side and Prismeer on the other.

• Explore the Plane of Faerie in the first official D&D adventure set primarily in the Feywild
• Easily drop The Witchlight Carnival into any campaign—for passage into the Feywild or just a night of carnival games and wild entertainment
• Introduces two races—play as a fairy or as a harengon, a race of humanoid rabbits
• Adds two backgrounds—the Feylost who grew up in the Feywild, and a Witchlight Hand who works at the carnival
• All encounters can be resolved without resorting to combat, rewarding clever ideas and creative roleplay
• Classic 1980s Dungeons & Dragons characters return, including Warduke, Strongheart, and Kelek



Who's Warduke, I hear you ask? He dates back to the 1980s as a D&D action figure. In 1984's Quest for the Heartstone adventure, he was an 8th level human fighter, but by 2003's Dungeon Magazine he has become an 18th level fighter! WotC has a full article about him here.

Strongheart was Warduke's paladin friend, who later became his enemy as Warduke turned to the dark side.

Kelek is an evil wizard who also appeared in Quest for the Heartstone. In a novel, Warduke had him hire an assassin to kill Strongheart. He also appeared in episode of the D&D cartoon.

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
It sounds like the two backgrounds are a mortal who's been lost in the Feywild and a former member of the carnival. So not this time.
Lost in the Feywild seems like the perfect way to have someone from rhe ‘real’ world get in to the D&D realm - Peter Pans lost boys, Dorothy in Oz and the Kids from the Rollercoaster all fit the themes. The former Carnival workers sounds like a direct reference to Bradbury (especially due to Mr Dark)
 

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TheSword

Legend
Well I needed to save money and this book has firmly broken my unbroken trend of buying 5e products. Utterly uninspiring.

If WOC want to make APs involving the Fae Wild, they need to take a hard look at Paizo, in particular Kingmaker.
 
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Curious what people think about the dice and miscellany set for this book. On the one hand, I really like that they're going for far out colors with the dice — those really, really stand out — but on the other hand, that specific color combination bothers me for some reason (and I love orange and purple LOL). I also like that the art style of the map is so different from the typical map styles.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Curious what people think about the dice and miscellany set for this book. On the one hand, I really like that they're going for far out colors with the dice — those really, really stand out — but on the other hand, that specific color combination bothers me for some reason (and I love orange and purple LOL). I also like that the art style of the map is so different from the typical map styles.
It looks about the same as the other's from WotC, but fitted to a garish Fey theme.
 





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