Storm King’s Thunder is Next D&D Storyline

During an event this afternoon in Los Angeles, Wizards of the Coast announced Storm King’s Thunder, the new storyline for Dungeons & Dragons is coming Fall 2016. Giants are rampaging the land, the sea, and the skies and the peoples of the Forgotten Realms need a team of heroes to help them. D&D fans will get a preview of Storm King’s Thunder this summer with Force Grey: Giant Hunters, a weekly show starring an unlikely group of comedians and actors.

I just recently reread the adventure Lear the Giant King (Dungeon Magazine #78), and this looks like it is shaping up to be similar to that adventure with politics and intrigue as heroes bounce around giant kingdoms. Can’t wait to get a chance to read this super adventure.

Some exciting details about this new product:


  • 256-page adventure for Levels 1 to 11+
  • Coming September 5, 2016 and it will cost US$49.95 (C$63.95)
  • Set in the Forgotten Realms
  • Ties into Tyranny of Dragons storyline and long standing hatred between giants and dragons.
  • Traces origins back to earliest days of the Realms and Ed Greenwood created the villain.
  • Add new rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters (Table Titans has rune magic in the current comic and we say some rune magic content in October 2015’s Unearthed Arcana).
  • PCs grow in power and size literally, become giants themselves.
  • Other Storm King’s Thunder related storyline products include Icons of the Realms miniatures, a Neverwinter expansion, Volo’s Guide to Monsters and a book by R.A. Salvator called Hero (Homecoming Book III)

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

Visit the official product page


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Shawn Ellsworth

Shawn is an author and co-founder of He first got into tabletop RPGs through ninjas and then by playing a Kender in Dragonlance. Years later, he can be found running games in the Nentir Vale and his own Seas of Vodari campaign setting.