Lore Collage: Derek Kolstad’s D&D project has me excited

I took a light week of publishing after last week’s big livestream. DDD 253 will live forever. Give it a watch.

I’ll talk more about the map and the unseen encounters later this week.

Official D&D Product Releases and Reviews

Dungeons & Dragons TV Show News

Remember back when it was revealed that Derek Kolstad, of John Wick fame, is the writer behind the upcoming D&D TV Show? Well, he’s started talking about it in-between his rounds talking about his episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Collider also wrote about their interview.

Dark Alliance is coming June 22

A big, bad Beholder is one of the boss battles – duh. IGN gives you a look at how that will work.

Candlekeep Mysteries

It’s the number 4 non-fiction hardback in its first week out.

Other Official D&D News

Take the Feyfolk survey.

Those Feyfolk are now playable on DnDBeyond.

Third-Party Products

Tribality Publishing reviews Level Up Your Background, which is a different angle on Background expansion then I’m exploring.

Solasta takes the OGL and turns it into a D&D game that’s different than Baldur’s Gate 3.

Polygon has a preview of this ambitious new 3rd party project from the makers of World of Warcraft and more. It’s like Dragonlance meets Black Sabbath’s 1973 US road tour’

Conventions Are Returning to In Person Events

PAX East is cancelled. PAX Online is active. PAX West and PAX Unplugged may happen as normal.

San Diego ComiCon moved to Thanksgiving Weekend, so they could be in-person.

Advice for Dungeons & Dragons Payers and DMs

Create little 10-second descriptions of the peoples and places within your world.

Remember to Say Yes and adapt to your players’ changing plans.

Playing D&D in Civic Spaces During the Pandemic

The Ann Arbor Public Library, Michigan, held a D&D monster bracket. The flumph won!?

Out in Virginia, the Loudon County Public Library is hosting intro to D&D for teens.

The Nutley Public Library, New Jersey, is hosting middle school D&D.

Dungeons & Dragons is Mainstream Now

Give a person a website, and they will write about their D&D campaign (surprise!). | Escaping pandemic blues with Dungeons & Dragons, a group of great pals [Unscripted column] – Lancaster Online

With access to campus TV the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is putting on a D&D themed show since the pandemic prevents their normal annual fundraiser. | Dungeons & DRAGons – Royal Purple

If there was a university that was least surprising to feature D&D in the student paper would it be Cal? Yes. | Students rely on new hobbies to stay busy during quarantine – The Berkley Beacon

Other Geek Stuff

The fantasy and sci-fi TV boom is seeing another RPG enter into production. Onyx Path Publishing’s Scion is the latest to go from RPG to TV.

Get ready for Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings prequel with Sauron, explained.

My next Paladin or Cleric needs this art.

You should subscribe to Three Black Halflings.

I love this art.

As Always, Maps

This city from Dyson Logos is crowded and chaotic.

Not all libraries are keeps, some are unending towers.

Everyone needs extra cave maps.

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