It’s March. Is it too soon to be talking about Christmas?
One of the big stories from the end of 2021 was the lack of a D&D advent calendar. Or, more specifically, the sometimes hilarious and sometimes upsetting stories of people thinking they’ve bought a D&D advent calendar only to have been conned.
Geek Native saw comments from people who thought they’d bought an official D&D advent calendar from Facebook. As you’ll know, Facebook doesn’t sell calendars. However, the social network does sell ads, perhaps from dodgy companies, who might sell D&D knock-offs, though.
It’s easy to see why people might get confused about what they’re buying if they’re not on the internet often enough to tell an ad from a shop. These fake D&D advent calendars were often sold to well-meaning people buying them for geeky friends, and that’s a shame.
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Yes, hmm, they’re being called “gift calendars”, not advent calendars.
And there might be two similar but different sets!
The ISBN given is 9781803362885. Forbidden Planet describe it;
Collect dozens of little treasures inspired by the Forgotten Realms in this official Dungeons & Dragons countdown calendar.
Your party may have all the weapons they need, but this engaging gift calendar is filled with dozens of items you’d never think to bring on a quest.
With mini books, stationery, buttons, tech accessories, and more, you can celebrate your love for the game with this countdown calendar featuring a monstrous assortment of presents!
The Amazon listing has ISBN 978-1647226213 and Insight Editions as the publisher. It’s described;
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books, journals, and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Under the program, Insight has published books covering the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and the Harry Potter films, among many others. Insight’s award-winning art, photography, and sports titles celebrate the artistry and legacy of a wide range of subjects that include John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, and The Rolling Stones.
By combining rich subject matter, striking visuals, and exclusive content with imaginative design and production, Insight Editions strives to create unique keepsakes that celebrate the best in pop culture and make one-of-a-kind gifts for fans of all ages.
The calendars are available to be pre-ordered, likely to sell out and become available in September.
Geek Native has confirmed with Titan that they, at least, have a D&D calendar.
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