The next D&D campaign is taking us back to the frigid wastelands of the north, and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden pre-order deals have already started to appear online. Announced via D&D Live earlier this year, the new Dungeons and Dragons adventure will kick off the franchise's next storyline when it launches on September 15, 2020.
- Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden | $34.99 / £35.19 on Amazon
- Dice and Miscellany | $26.99 / £21.60 on Amazon
Reuniting players with a location made famous by 2000's Icewind Dale video game and the Drizzt Do’Urden novels, Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is the first adventure set within the Forgotten Realms since Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus in 2019. And because developer Wizards of the Coast knows what we want, tie-in miniatures, special editions, and themed dice are also on offer as part of their Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden pre-order deals.
Although details are scarce right now, the plot revolves around rediscovered treasure within a forgotten glacier, a chilling secret (pun very much intended), and an attempt by the eponymous Frostmaiden to cover the north in an "endless night". It seems that we'll also be going head to head with a group of wizards called the Arcane Brotherhood when we get there. That's because we're on a not-so-noble quest to plunder the Cave of Hunger.
Unfortunately for us, that cave appears to hide more than mere treasure. As the official website notes, this "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". Those creepy overtones (and a cover featuring a badass owl/minotaur cross) suggests an adventure unlike previous books.
If you're keen to try it out, you'll be in good company. D&D is more popular than ever (especially with old favorites like Curse of Strahd Revamped making a comback), and celebrities are regularly getting involved with the game. For example, Game of Thrones cast-members Kristian Nairn, Daniel Portman, Iwan Rheon, Natalia Tena, and Gemma Whelan played for Red Nose Day (you can watch the stream here) and managed to raise over $315,000 for charity.
Want to get your hands on the new campaign in time for launch? We've got all the best Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden pre-order deals below.
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