An adventure for Levels 1-12 players, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is a tale of dark terror. It will revisit the civilization known as Ten-Towns and will shed light on the many bone-chilling locations that surround these frontier settlements.
The horrors that await
According to the company, this new storyline will allow players to experience D&D in a way they have never seen. It will be available on Sept. 15.
So what can players expect from Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden?
Here’s the teaser from D&D.
“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?”
Role-playing for a good cause
Day 1 kicked off with a live gameplay reveal of the upcoming D&D video game Baldur’s Gate 3. Swen Vincke, founder and lead designer of Baldur’s Gate 3 game developer Larian Studios, played the game live to give fans a walkthrough. Fans also directed the action by voting through the live chat.
Actress and D&D player Deborah Ann Woll, who played Karen Page in the Daredevil and The Punisher Netfix series, was the Dungeon Master in a D&D session with her fellow celebrities. Woll is an amazing DM, and it was a highly enjoyable session with her players Amy Acker, Jay Ellis, Janina Gavankar, Matthew Lillard, and Sam Richardson.
This was supposed to be a live D&D session, but it had to be pre-recorded due to scheduling conflicts. The other D&D sessions on Days 2 and 3, however, will be live.
D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage is raising money for Red Nose Day to help children affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. D&D also partnered with Red Nose Day to create event apparel and a special adventure. All funds raised will go directly to the Red Nose Day Fund/Comic Relief US.
Sci-fi, GoT and WWE stars
Day 2 of D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage will feature two live D&D sessions. Chris Perkins will be the DM of the D&D Red Nose Day Game. His players include Felicia Day, Brett Gelman, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Martin Starr.
Meanwhile, the players of the Comedians Play D&D session include Thomas Middleditch, Sue Perkins, Brian Posehn, and Kevin Sussman.
Day 2 also features a BlackAF Sidetable that Omega Jones will host.
The participants include Tanya DePass, Aabria Iyengar, TK Johnson, and B. Dave Walters.
The last day of D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage is jampacked with three live D&D sessions.
First up is the Lost Odyssey Heroes Game that Perkins will also DM. His players include Karen Gillan, David Harbour, Pom Klementieff, and Brandon Routh.
Next is the D&D’s Cast of Thrones Game, which Kate Welch will DM. Her players include Kristian Nairn, Daniel Portman, Iwan Rheon, Natalia Tena, and Gemma Whelan.
Last but not least, Jeremy Crawford will DM the D&D WWE Game. His players include Alexa Bliss, Tyler Breeze, Dio Maddin, Ember Moon, and Xavier Woods.
Excited? I know I am!