Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced the next storyline for D&D. Elemental Evil will be a transdigital campaign with a new downloadable module for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragon’s MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. Neverwinter: Elemental Evil offers up a new playable class – the Paladin – and increases the level cap to 70.
This is Forgotten Realms campaign, players will have to unearth secret cults and harness the elemental powers of fire, water, earth and air in order to save the Sword Coast.
Wizards of the Coast are teaming up with Sasquatch Game Studio to publish the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure on the 7th of April, 2015, for characters levels 1 through to 15. The book will also include new elemental spells and the element-touched genasi as a new playable race.
Worried that this means you’ll have to buy a pre-written adventure that you’ll never run in order to access these new rules? Fear not. Wizards of the Coast are very kindly, wisely, and thankfully also offering a free to download ebook for mid-March that includes more new races plus the player content available in Princes of the Apocalypse.
That’s not all. There will be a Temple of Elemental Evil adventure system board game and pre-painted minis from WizKids. A partnership between WizKids and Perfect World Entertainment mean that there will be in-game items for Neverwinter with the Temple of Elemental Evil board game and miniature boosters.
Gale Force Nine will also be supporting with a new DM screen that features Elemental Evil art and unpainted, resin miniatures to support the adventure, both of which are due in March.