Dungeons & Dragons’ next adventure is a mix of Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and zombies

06 June 2017
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Tomb of Annihilation’s story crafted with help from Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward

Dungeons & Dragons’ next storyline is out this September, and there’s a lot to look forward to.

Tomb of Annihilation takes place in the southern Forgotten Realms region of Chult, a mountainous jungle land full of the undead and dinosaurs – as well as undead dinosaurs, if your nightmares weren’t bad/awesome enough.

Described as ‘Indiana Jones meets zombies’ by lead designer Mike Mearls, Tomb of Annihilation sees players trying to halt a curse affecting the undead, working with guides to take them into the jungle environment and visit settlements in search of the Soulmonger artefact causing the deadly magic.

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The adventure has been created with the help of Pendleton Ward, best known as the creator of cult TV cartoon Adventure Time, who served as a story consultant.

As well as its debut in Dungeons & Dragons on September 19th, a Tomb of Annihilation expansion will come to D&D PC, PS4 and Xbox One MMO Neverwinter on July 25th and virtual tabletop apps Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds sometime in September.

There’s also a standalone D&D Adventure System board game based on the upcoming storyline planned for release in September, which will be compatible with the previous entries in the series.


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