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SyFy Wire Exclusive D&D Young Adventurer’s Previews


SyFy Wire has two exclusive previews of the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides –
one for Monsters & Creatures and another for Warriors & Weapons.

Click on through and check them out!

Geek & Sundry Interview

Kelly Knox from Geek & Sundry chatted with Stacy, Andrew, and I all about the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides. We talk all about how the books came about, writing the series, and offer advice for new players and Dungeon Masters. Check it out!

Dungeons & Tombs is Now Available for Pre-Order!

The third D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, Dungeons & Tombs, is now available for pre-order from your favorite book outlets.

Looking for more information on the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series?
Check the Frequently Asked Questions post I put together here.


D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 3
Dungeons & Tombs

In this illustrated guide, you’ll be transported to the mystical and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and given a one-of-a-kind course on the dungeons and deathtraps. This book shines a spotlight down the dark, foreboding corners of the most infamous locations in the worlds of D&D. The perfect jumping-on point for young fans of fantasy looking to give D&D a try, the book also features prompts to encourage creative problem-solving skills in the dangerous situations you may find yourself in when on D&D adventures.
PRE-ORDER
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Chapters-Indigo
Hudson Books
Indiebound
Powell’s
Target

Dragon Plus #26 – Previews and More!

The latest issue of DRAGON+, the official Dungeons & Dragons magazine, is out and there’s a great cross-section of information in there about my upcoming D&D projects:

A look at D&D Live: The Descent – the live games on stage, the vendors, the epic preview game and more.

A full rundown on the products announced at D&D Live this year– Descent Into Avernus, Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty VS D&D II: Painscape, and D&D: Infernal Tides!

An interview with me all about the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides, including thoughts on developing the series and what new and experienced players can look forward to in these guides. Also, a great new ad that shows off the new artwork of the Demogorgon!

Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty: A Tabletop Roleplaying Game Adventure!

As reported on Variety, this Fall Wizards of the Coast (in partnership with Adult Swim) will be releasing Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Adventure!

The world’s greatest roleplaying game meets television’s most dysfunctional family! What could possibly go wrong? Coming this fall, D&D has partnered with Adult Swim to bring this boxed set blending the world of Dungeons & Dragons with the mad narcissistic genius of Rick Sanchez’s power-gaming sensibilities, and it includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to channel their inner mad scientist and run a Rick-rolling adventure for up to 5 players, levels 1-3.

I’m working with developer Kate Welch and a crew of Wizards of the Coast game designers on this crazy RPG set, annotating the D&D basic rules as Rick Sanchez and helping build an adventure that warps some of our favorite gaming tropes while punishing players as they try to survive Rick’s homebrew version of the world’s most popular role-playing game.

Here’s Kate Welch and I talking about the boxed set at D&D Live:

Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus Announced!

In October 2017, I worked at the Wizards of the Coast office for four days, consulting and brainstorming ideas for a D&D sourcebook. Over the weekend at D&D Live that project was finally revealed to the public – BALDUR’S GATE: DESCENT INTO AVERNUS, an adventure that will take players through the iconic city of Baldur’s Gate and down into Avernus on a twisted and exciting adventure!

FORGE YOUR FATE IN HELLFIRE!

Diabolical dangers await in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Welcome to Baldur’s Gate, a city of ambition and corruption. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?

• This heroic Dungeons & Dragons adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur’s Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells.
• Baldur’s Gate is among the most iconic locations in fantasy culture. A mist-cloaked metropolis on the Sword Coast, it’s a place of history and a home to heroes.
• The book introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D—battle-ready vehicles, which you can customize as you blast off into the Blood War.
• Dungeon Masters will entice their heroes with devils’ deals, designed to lure adventurers with the ultimate temptations of power and treasure.

Dragon Talk Interview

I spoke to hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble to discus Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series in this Dragon Talk podcast recording.

Dragon Plus Interview

I spoke to Bart Carroll at Dragon Magazine and Adam Lee, story lead on Dungeons & Dragons, all about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides.

Check it out!

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide: Warriors & Weapons Samples

Last week we announced the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series coming from Ten Speed Press. This week I’m happy to show you some of the interiors and new artwork being produced for Warriors & Weapons, the second book in the series.

Here’s the introduction to D&D’s major fantasy character races:

Since this book is aimed at younger readers, we added in some of the animal races as well – the Tabaxi, Kenku, and Tortles.

The profile on elves:

The illustrated section on Medium Armor:

and Minsc, our legendary Ranger:

The first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides arrive in stores on July 16th.

You can find out more details here:
http://www.jimzub.com/the-dd-young-adventurers-guides-launch-july-16-2019/

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide: Monsters & Creatures Samples

Last week we announced the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series coming from Ten Speed Press. This week I’m happy to show you some of the interiors and new artwork being produced for Monsters & Creatures, the first book in the series.

Here’s the book’s introduction giving you an overview of what you’ll find inside:

Monster profiles for the Beholder, Black Dragon, and Demogorgon.

As you can see, there aren’t any creature stats or game rules, just lore and information presented in an easy to understand way for people coming into D&D for the first time.

Here’s an example of a creature encounter, where we have a short fiction piece with a decision for our young readers to think about, similar to the kind of decision-making they might make at the gaming table:

The first two D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides arrive in stores on July 16th.

You can find out more details here:
http://www.jimzub.com/the-dd-young-adventurers-guides-launch-july-16-2019/