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Tales from the Yawning Portal

The Tales from the Yawning Portal adventure compilation was recently announced by Wizards of the Coast as the next adventure release for Dungeons & Dragons. This new book takes a novel format for D&D 5e adventures. Instead of one level spanning adventure, it is a series of dungeon crawls taken from every edition of D&D’s past. Each adventure is a separate story which can be played in order or they can be used to fill in between your other D&D Adventurers League adventures.

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Price: $49.95 C$63.95
Release Date: 04 April, 2017, Some WPN stores will have it for sale early, on March 24th.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780786966097

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

The seeds of these stories now rest in your hands. D&D’s most storied dungeons are now part of your modern repertoire of adventures. Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy.

For use with the fifth edition Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide, this book provides fans with adventures, magic items and deadly monsters, all of which have been updated to the fifth edition rules. Explore seven deadly dungeons in this adventure supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Tales from the Yawning Portal includes the following adventures:

  • Against the Giants
  • Dead in Thay
  • Forge of Fury
  • Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
  • Sunless Citadel
  • Tomb of Horrors
  • White Plume Mountain

D&D Adventurers League Play

Since this season is already a series of shorter adventures (compared to the long campaigns of previous seasons), the D&D Adventurers League will release modules that tie into several of the Tales from the Yawning Portal adventures. The six adventures are directly tied to an adventure as a sequel, a prequel, or expand on some aspect of it. In addition, three of the six adventures are Epic adventures and are paired with one of the three other adventures.

The Sunless Citadel

DDIA06 – Sunless Citadel

What adventure does the Sunless Citadel hold? A mysterious fruit, kobolds, and a cult from long ago reaches through time. An 8 hour adventure for 1st level characters (Tier 1, levels 1-4)

Forge of Fury

DDAL06-01 A Thousand Tiny Deaths

Designer: Travis Woodall
Level Range:
 1-4 (3)
Adventure Length: 2 hours
Premiere: April, MagCon, Tricon, Save Vs Hunger, NotACon
DMsGuild Release: May 2, 2017

The promises of glory and the chance of riches draw you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hitherto unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead to wealth or doom?

EPIC – DDEP06-01 Relics of Khundrukar

Designer: Bill Benham
Level Range: 1-4 (3), 5-10 (7)
Adventure Length: 3 hours (1 round)
Premiere: April, MagCon, Tricon, Save Vs Hunger, NotACon
Khundrukar held many fine implements of war in its heyday, many of them now lost to time. Clues point to some of the long dead Master Smith Durgeddin’s handy work in the service of sinister forces that bid their time deep in the Underdark. Reclaim the riches of Khundrukar from the darkness if you dare

White Plume Mountain

DDAL06-02 The Redemption of Kelvan

Designer: Greg Marks
Level Range:
5-10 (8)
Adventure Length: 2 hours
Premiere: May, Tidewater, Chupacabra, 1d4Con
DMsGuild Release: June 6, 2017

A strange, foreign wizard calling himself Kelvan has appeared at the same time a strange mountain materializes out of thin air. He asks you to recover the Gloomblade from a Netherese ruin in order to help him with his research into this strange new mountain.

A strange, foreign wizard calling himself Kelvan has appeared at the same time a strange mountain materializes out of thin air. He asks you to recover the Gloomblade from a Netherese ruin in order to help him with his research into this strange new mountain.

EPIC – DDEP06-02 Return to White Plume

Designer: Claire Hoffman
Level Range: 5-10 (9), 11-16 (12)
Adventure Length: 4 hours
Premiere: May, Tidewater, Chupacabra, 1d4Con
New information has tarnished the reputation of the wizard Kelvan. Can he really be complicit in the kidnapping of a high priestess and the disappearance of others in the area around White Plume Mountain? Or is he simply the pawn of a much greater power?

Against the Giants

DDAL06-03 Crypt of the Death Giants

Designer: Robert Adducci
Level Range:
17-20 (17)
Adventure Length: 2 hours
Premiere: June, Origins, A-Kon, UKGE, SoonerCon
DMsGuild Release: July 4, 2017

A magical storm builds over the Anauroch desert bringing portents of death and destruction to Faerûn. Giants imbued with power of death itself threaten to permanently destroy the giant Ordning and small folk in their wake. Can you stop these unnatural giants and those that seek to control them?

EPIC – DDEP06-03 Hectacomb

Designer: Alan Patrick
Level Range:  
11-16 (15), 17-20 (19)
Adventure Length: 4 hours
Premiere: June, Origins, UKGE, SoonerCon
Far below the reach of the sun, dark forces seek to bring a terrible darkness into Faerun. A great and awful host of drow, giants, and worse await your arrival. When even the dead tremble, what hope can you find?


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