Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have quietly revealed the first details of a new anthology for Dungeons & Dragons. The next adventure book is called Keys from the Golden Vault, an anthology that will send players on a series of intricate heists. The books hits retail on Feb. 21.
On a website intended to serve independent retailers, Wizards describes the anthology as 13 “short, standalone” D&D adventures designed for characters levels one through 11. The Dungeon Master can run each adventure as a one-shot, or can connect them to make for a larger campagin. They can also take place in any location. The book will include maps to help players plan heists, and features advice for running the non-traditional campaigns.
Wizards of the Coast released this new anthology with little fanfare. This could possibly be due to the recent controversy sparked by a leak of a draft licensing agreement that sought to change the terms on which D&D content can be created. Hasbro has since backed off that licensing change, but is still on the receiving end of fan anger. It’s also not the only high-profile stumble for Wizards’ owner Hasbro, which Wall Street recently criticized for allegedly over-printing Magic: The Gathering cards — something that the Rhode Island-based game and toy company denies.
Keys from the Golden Vault is currently up for pre-order on Amazon and at your friendly local game store.