The new D&D is not, as Geek Native incorrectly speculated, Dragonlance’s Citadel of Light. However, the Barnes & Noble review did mention Radiant and Citadel. Someone knew before the announcement, but they also gave it away through the review.
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel isn’t Dragonlance; Wizards of the Coast says the adventures are set in various all-new locations so that DMs can add them to ongoing adventures. WotC also suggests DM can stream them as one-shot campaigns, which is either a new use of the word “stream” to mean “run” or is a pretty overt call to action from the D&D publisher to please play the game online.
The Radiant Citadel itself has a location; it’s a city at the heart of the Ethereal Plane and the adventures are interconnected through it.
There were two leads on the anthology; the Senior Game Designer F. Wesley Schneider and Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft writer Ajit George.
The adventures suit level 1 through to level 14 D&D characters and the book is 224-pages. There are 13 adventures;
- Salted Legacy
- Written In Blood
- The Fiend of Hollow Mine
- Wages of Vice
- Sins of Our Elders
- Gold for Fools and Princes
- Trail of Destruction
- In the Mists of Manivarsha
- Between Tangled Roots
- Shadow of the Sun
- The Nightsea’s Succor
- Buried Dynasty
- Orchids of the Invisible Mountain
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel blurb
The back of Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel reads;
Through the mists of the Ethereal Plane shines the Radiant Citadel, a magical city with connections to land rich with excitement and danger. Travelers from across the multiverse flock here to share their traditions, stories, and calls for heroes. The Radiant Citadel is the first step on the path to legend. Where will your journeys take you?”
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel is a collection of thirteen short, stand-alone D&D adventures. Each adventure has ties to the Radiant Citadel and can be run by itself or as part of an ongoing campaign. Include these adventures in any D&D campaign setting or in worlds of your own design. Then explore the Radiant Citadel and learn how it can link any adventures into a wider campaign.
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel creative team
Wizards of the Coast say that the anthology features adventures written by writers with connections to various real-world cultures and mythologies.
The team includes contributions by Justice Ramin Arman, Dominique Dickey, Ajit A. George, Basheer Ghouse, Alastor Guzman, D. Fox Harrell, T.K. Johnson, Felice Tzehuei Kuan, Surena Marie, Mimi Mondal, Mario Ortegón, Miyuki Jane Pinckard, Pam Punzalan, Erin Roberts, Terry H. Romero, Stephanie Yoon, Evyn Font and with the alternative cover by Sija Hong.
D&D TV show speculation
Being wrong with a guess about the title doesn’t stop me from being wrong again. I am reminded of a story from May in which Andy Cosby, who is working on the D&D TV series (or one of them) when he tweeted to say that a story about Las Vegas, a glittering city of indulgence and lawlessness was like his project.
Does a Radiant Citadel sound a bit like a glittering city to you?
The book will be in stores on the 21 June, with alternative cover only available through local game shops.
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