So way back in September it was announced that WizKids would be taking over the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System board games with an aptly pre-release title of D&D Adventure System Game #4. It was stated that D&D Adventure System Game #4 would be scheduled to release March, 2015.
The last board game using the D&D Adventure System was released October, 2011 and that was The Legend of Drizzt. The games have a great following of fans because of great mechanics, re-playability, and highly detailed miniatures. The games are very large and weigh nearly 7 pounds (3.1 kg).
Will the board game change to use the new D&D 5th edition rules?
Mike Mearls has said there is no plan to change the Adventure System board game rules, so they will continue to be compatible with the three previous board games (Wrath of Ashardalon, Castle Ravenloft, and Legend of Drizzt). “That game system its very adaptable with different storylines,” Mearls said. “So we’re definitely looking at when would be a good time to do the next installment in that series and matching it up with one of our future stories.”
Currently, the D&D Adventure System Games are based on Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition, using random tile selection, basic dungeon exploration, and monster fighting. The board game is built by the players as the game progresses, so it can be different every game. You use pre-generated heroes from different campaign settings and can play the game with only 1 player, or have a game with up to 5 players. You use a 20 sided die for play, and a Dungeon Master is not required.
So D&D Adventure System Game #4 will be named the Temple of Elemental Evil, and we’ve receive further details of the game, and there will be a month delay in the release date.
The game will feature “multiple scenarios, challenging quests and cooperative game play designed for 1-5 players. The contents can also be combined with other D&D Adventure System Cooperative play board games, including The Legend of Drizzt and Castle Ravenloft.”
Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game
WizKids has also partnered with Perfect World Entertainment to bundle in-game items for Neverwinter with the Temple of Elemental Evil Adventure System Board Game and miniatures boosters.
In the Temple of Elemental Evil board game, you play as a heroic adventurer. With amazing abilities, spells and magic weapons, you must explore the dungeons beneath the Sword Coast where you will fight monsters, overcome hazards and find treasure.
The board game is priced at $64.99, and will be released April 30, 2015.
I am looking forward to picking up this game when it’s released, and hope to have a review of the game shortly after playing it. I am sure I won’t be disappointed.