Earlier this year, Dungeons & Dragons revealed the name of an upcoming adventure book, “Wild Beyond the Witchlight,” set in the Feywild. More information was promised for D&D Live, and as the weekend event has begun, more information was revealed:
“Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. Its owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know how to put on a good show. But there’s more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye!
The carnival is a gateway to a fantastic Feywild domain unlike anything found on the Material Plane. Time has not been kind to this realm, however, and dark days lie ahead unless someone can thwart the dastardly schemes of the Hourglass Coven.
The Wild Beyond the Witchlight takes adventurers from the Witchlight Carnival to Prismeer, a Feywild domain of delight, and is designed for characters of levels 1–8. This book comes with a poster map that shows the carnival on one side and Prismeer on the other.”
The book will take characters from level 1-8, making it slightly shorter than previous books like “Rime of the Frostmaiden” or “Descent Into Avernus,” but still longer than “Dragon Heist.”
One interesting thing to note is how the adventure is designed to begin in any setting, from Faerun to Ravnica to any homebrew world of the DM’s creation. This is because players won’t be staying there for long, as “the Witchlight Carnival, which serves as the means by which the characters enter the Feywild, can be dropped easily into any campaign setting.”
Of additional note are new character options introduced for players:
- Two new backgrounds, the Feylost and the Witchlight Hand
- Two new race options, Fairy and Harengon (rabbit-folk)
“The Wild Beyond the Witchlight” also promises that every encounter can be resolved with or without violence, so roleplay-friendly parties will be able to talk or trick their way through encounters as they see fit. Of course, this is D&D, so violence is still always an option.
Last but not least, the information from Wizards of the Coasts mentions “Classic 1980s Dungeons & Dragons characters return, including Warduke, Strongheart, and Kelek.” Old school fans may be excited to hear about their return.
“The Wild Beyond the Witchlight” hits stores on September 21st, 2021, and will retain for $49.95.