Spring brings candle mysteries to dungeons and dragons


The classic adventure for Dungeons and dragons is commonly referred to as dungeon exploration. Players arrive at an exotic location to explore, battle the monsters and baddies inside to return home with a bag of loot. There are many more stories that can be told in the game. Today, Wizards of the Coast announced a new collection of adventures that allow players to remove their plate helmets and put on their hats. deerstalker.

Mysteries of the candle is a collection of seventeen adventures centered around the Walled Library of Candlekeep. Each adventure, written to be used as a stand-alone plan or story in a larger campaign, uses a mysterious structure as part of its exploration and investigation. The adventures are also centered around a book that can be found in Candlekeep, which houses tomes that are both mythical and mundane.

“I started in the video game industry writing short D&D adventures,” said Chris Perkins, lead story designer for Dungeons & Dragons. “I’m grateful that I can work on a product that gives other writers the same opportunity. The adventures in this anthology reflect the incredible creativity of the D&D community. I think someone can pick up [Candlekeep Mysteries] and find something they will want to play. Each writer has been able to create a book that takes us to a place we have never seen before. “

Authors include a mix of new and old writers up to the fifth edition. Adventures span multiple levels from level 1 to level 16 and are meant to take place in one or two sessions. There is also a guide to Candlekeep itself as well as tips for creating adventures in other posts. D&D settings and how to adapt them to home games.

Highlighted entries include:

  • “The Canopic Being” is a book that sheds light on several puzzling organ transplants. This adventure is written by Jennifer kretchmer, producer, live broadcaster and advocate for accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • “Zikhran’s Zephyrean Tome” features a jinni trapped in a book who offers a wish spell to adventurers who find a way to free him. This adventure is written by Taymoor Rehman, a long-time Wizards of the Coast employee who worked with the Dungeons and dragons team and Magic: the gathering.
  • KandleKeep Dekonstruktion ‘sends players after a stolen book that leads the adventurers to a tower of Candlekeep which is more than it seems. The author, Amy Vorpahl, is a comedy actor, writer and digital media host.

The full list of designers includes:

• Graeme Barber

• Toni Winslow-Brill

• Kelly Lynne D’angelo

• Alison Huang

• Mark Hulmes

• Jennifer Kretchmer

• Daniel Kwan

• Adam Lee

• Ari Levitch

• Amy Vorpahl

• Sarah Madsen

• Brades Stoddard

• Michael Polkinghorn

• Kienna Shaw

• Hannah Rose

• Derek Ruiz

• Taymoor Rehman

• Christopher Perkins

• Chris Lindsay

Mysteries of the candle will be available everywhere on March 16 with cover from Clint Cearley, and in game stores with alternate cover from Simen Meyer. The alternate cover is done in the style of a book that might be found in the witch library.