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New Adventure to Be Announced During Next Month’s D&D Live Event

April 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
D&D The Descent

The new Ghosts of Saltmarsh module isn’t even out yet, but Wizards of the Coast is already looking ahead to its next Dungeons & Dragons adventure. The company has announced that D&D Live: The Descent will kick off on May 17th, featuring a three-day event of new product reveals and a host of live streams featuring entertainment guests and invited Dungeons & Dragons groups playing games. The event follows on last year’s Stream of Many Eyes event, when the Tomb of Annihilation supplement was announced.

Among the reveals will be the live unveiling of the newest story at 4 PM on May 17th. The story will be previewed throughout the weekend as well. Details have yet to be revealed on what the story will entail, though “The Descent” assumedly relates to whatever the tale will be. The schedule is below:

In addition to announcements, the event will be a convention of sorts for D&D fans with a limited number of three-day badges on sale for $300. They are available here and include the following:

* Find Out the Next Storyline
Witness the live unveiling of the new D&D storyline from the studio audience on Friday, May 17 at 4pm PT. Host Anna Prosser will lead a discussion with members of the D&D Team on what’s exciting about the new adventure.
* Jump Into Playing the New Story
Play a 3-hour session of a D&D Adventurers League Epic previewing elements from the new storyline on Saturday or Sunday. Anyone can play in the D&D Epic! No experience with D&D or Adventurers League is necessary. Bring a Tier 1 or Tier 2 AL character, or grab one of the pre-made 1st level characters to jump into the adventure with 25 tables of players all experiencing one Epic story!
* Get Dungeons & Dragons Exclusive Merchandise
Grab a D&D swag bag including merch from D&D partners and an advance copy of Ghosts of Saltmarsh. The swag bag will include items you can only get from the D&D team, as well as items made exclusively for D&D Live attendees from partners like Beadle & Grimm’s and UltraPro.
* Watch D&D Entertainment Every Night
Join the studio audience watching Dungeons & Dragons played live by D&D’s biggest celebrities on Friday and Saturday nights. The story will be told in two parts and will feature Dungeon Masters such as Jeremy Crawford, Kate Welch, and Chris Perkins from the Dungeons & Dragons team.
* Meet Your Dungeons & Dragons Heroines & Heroes
Mingle with D&D partners and costumed characters in the adventure-themed marketplace—and discover the original storyline interspersed throughout. The cosplay story experience is brought to you by Sunweaver Studios and will feature maps for the event peppered with improvised dialogue from professional performers.
* Celebrate the D&D Community with Music
Close out the event on Sunday night with a live music performance celebrating D&D, featuring artists assembled by Chris Funk including Cardioid and Magic Sword.

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