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Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything Announced

Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is a new hardcover book from D&D that will be released on November 17, 2020! Named after the famous wizard Tasha, the book will be a mix of subclasses and other stuff like Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. Here are the details from the official product page.

What Wonderful Witchery is This?

A magical mixture of rules options for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Price: $49.95
Release Date: November, 17, 2020
Format: Hardcover

The wizard Tasha, whose great works include the spell Tasha’s hideous laughter, has gathered bits and bobs of precious lore during her illustrious career as an adventurer. Her enemies wouldn’t want these treasured secrets scattered across the multiverse, so in defiance, she has collected and codified these tidbits for the enrichment of all.

  • EXPANDED SUBCLASSES. Try out subclass options for every Dungeons & Dragons class, including the artificer, which appears in the book.
  • MORE CHARACTER OPTIONS. Delve into a collection of new class features and new feats, and customize your character’s origin using straightforward rules for modifying a character’s racial traits.
  • INTRODUCING GROUP PATRONS. Whether you’re part of the same criminal syndicate or working for an ancient dragon, each group patron option comes with its own perks and types of assignments.
  • SPELLS, ARTIFACTS & MAGIC TATTOOS. Discover more spells, as well as magic tattoos, artifacts, and other magic items for your campaign.
  • EXPANDED RULES OPTIONS. Try out rules for sidekicks, supernatural environments, natural hazards, and parleying with monsters, and gain guidance on running a session zero.
  • A PLETHORA OF PUZZLES. Ready to be dropped into any D&D adventure, puzzles of varied difficulty await your adventurers, complete with traps and guidance on using the puzzles in a campaign.

Full of expanded content for players and Dungeon Masters alike, this book is a great addition to the Player’s Handbook and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. Baked in you’ll find more rule options for all the character classes in the Player’s Handbook, including more subclass options. Thrown in for good measure is the artificer class, a master of magical invention. And this witch’s brew wouldn’t be complete without a dash of added artifacts, spellbook options, spells for both player characters and monsters, magical tattoos, group patrons, and other tasty goodies.

Alternate Cover

An alternative art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on November 17, 2020.


Visit the official product page.

ADDED: Here is the press release

RENTON, WA – August 24, 2020 – What wonderful witchery is this? Dungeons & Dragons presents a magical mixture of new rules options and subclasses for the world’s greatest roleplaying game with Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. The contents of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything will be available on November 17, 2020, with a cover by Magali Villeneuve and an alt-cover by Wylie Beckert only available through local game stores. Pre-orders are available now, and fans will get a chance to preview some of the new subclasses and more at D&D Celebration, an online gaming event open to fans all over the world, taking place September 18-20.

Following in the footsteps of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything and incorporating more than a year of playtest feedback from the D&D community, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything introduces class features and subclasses which add flavorful options to the character classes players already enjoy. The artificer class, a fan favorite, also appears in the book, as do group patrons who can help mold the characters’ story and a customization option that lets you shape your character’s origin.

“The special witchcraft of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is the freedom it gives you to personalize your D&D character in new ways,” said Jeremy Crawford, the book’s lead designer and the principal rules designer of Dungeons & Dragons. “D&D adventurers are exceptional, and this book gives you the tools to make them and their story even more extraordinary.”

This witch’s brew wouldn’t be complete without new feats, new spells for both player characters and monsters and new magic items, including magic tattoos and mighty artifacts. The book also contains new tools for Dungeon Masters, such as expanded rules for creating and playing sidekicks and rules for venturing into various supernatural environments. The book closes with a plethora of puzzles perfect for any campaign, ensuring there’s something to please every adventurer’s appetite.

A select bite-size menu of features from Tasha’s Cauldron’s of Everything are being presented by the #DnD community today so look for more news from Tanya DePass of “Rivals of Waterdeep,” Sam De Leve of “A Darkened Wish,” Viva La Dirt League and more!

On Sept 18-20, D&D Celebration features tons of online D&D gameplay so fans all over the world can gather together, roll some dice and slay frost giants to celebrate the launch of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. The largest virtual D&D game ever played is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 with more than a thousand concurrent players participating in an epic adventure administered by D&D Adventurers League all with the same meta goal to defend Icewind Dale. With panels featuring D&D game designers discussing the future of D&D, community-led panels and streamed live game play from luminaries in the global D&D community, every fan has something to celebrate at D&D Celebration 2020. All proceeds from tickets for D&D Adventurers League play will go to support Extra Life benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Look for more details on D&D Celebration here (dndcelebration2020.com) and sign up to play a D&D Adventurers League game here. (yawningportal.dnd.com)