Late last year we relayed the information what Wiz Kids would publish future D&D board games, and today the first one has been announced. Temple of Elemental Evil is the game’s title, and it follows in the steps of its predecessors The Legend of Drizzt, Castle Ravenloft and The Wrath of Aschardalon. According to Wizards:
“The Temple of Elemental Evil board game features 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.”
The title may sound familiar to old-school gamers, and for good reason. It draws from 1985′s The Temple of Elemental Evil, which was written by D&D co-creator Gary Gygax himself, along with Frank Mentzer. The board game isn’t the only forthcoming product that will bring gamers back to the temple, either. Here’s what Wizards of the Coast has in the pipeline for 2015:
- A free PDF will be made available in mid-March, which will add new elemental spells and elemental races into the D&D tabletop game, including the return of the Genasi as a playable character race.
- Princes of the Apocalypse, a D&D adventure by Wizards of the Coast and Sasquatch Game Studio.
- Neverwinter: Elemental Evil, a new downloadable module for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment.
- A new line of 44 pre-painted collectible miniatures from WizKids Games.
- A Dungeon Master’s screen featuring Elemental Evil art, as well as unpainted, resin miniatures that tie into the adventure, from Gale Force Nine. They’re scheduled for release beginning in March.
I can’t wait! My son and I love to play Drizzt, as it’s my favorite of the three existing games. Temple of Elemental Evil is scheduled for release on April 30, 2015, and will cost $64.99.