D&D 5ePreviews

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Announced

At D&D Live 2020, the next Dungeons & Dragons campaign has been officially announced! Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden will be hitting store shelves in September. Icewind Dale is a well-known location in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, being the setting of two Icewind Dale titles (and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance).

Rime of the Frostmaiden is designed to be a scary adventure filled with horror and secrets, taking inspiration from The Shining and The Thing. The book will provide some mechanics to support players having secrets during character creation. Rime of the Frostmaiden is designed to be run as a full adventure or to have DMs take any quest and run it as a mini-adventure. The book will also include rules for running avalanche hazards, survival in a brutal frozen climate, and fishing.

The book has an amazing looking cover, but is also being offered with an alternate cover “with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on September 15, 2020”.

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Cover
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden - Alternate Cover

Read the details below or visit the official product page.

Some Secrets are Worth Dying For

Feel the cold touch of death in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

In Icewind Dale, adventure is a dish best served cold.

Beneath the unyielding night sky, you stand before a towering glacier and recite an ancient rhyme, causing a crack to form in the great wall of ice. Beyond this yawning fissure, the Caves of Hunger await. And past this icy dungeon is a secret so old and terrifying that few dare speak of it. The mad wizards of the Arcane Brotherhood long to possess that which the god of winter’s wrath has so coldly preserved—as do you! What fantastic secrets and treasures are entombed in the sunless heart of the glacier, and what will their discovery mean for the denizens of Icewind Dale? Can you save Ten-Towns from the Frostmaiden’s everlasting night?

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a tale of dark terror that revisits the forlorn, flickering candlelights of civilization known as Ten-Towns and sheds light on the many bone-chilling locations that surround these frontier settlements.

Item details

Price: $49.95
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Format: Hardcover & Online (D&D Beyond, Roll20, and Fantasy Grounds)