WizKids has announced plans to publish a new Dungeons & Dragons-themed game designed to teach kids the basics of dungeon delving. Earlier this week, WizKids announced Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers - Heroes of Undermountain, a new game for 2-4 players. Each player is given a map of one of Undermountain's infamous levels which players then have to traverse by using a marker to draw a continuous line through the different rooms. Players attempt to score victory points by interacting with treasures, defeating monsters and gathering artifacts, keeping in mind that they have to keep drawing their line while trying to race against other players in real time. Players can choose between one of four classes, each of which has an action that they can do quicker than the other players. For instance, the Barbarian can defeat monsters quicker than other players, while the Rogue collects treasure more easily. There's also a level up component to the game and the maps grow more difficult as they delve deeper into Undermountain. Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers - Heroes of Undermountain will cost $25 and will be released in October.
The new game is one of several upcoming WizKids D&D products, which also includes a full line of both painted and unpainted miniatures, as well as a new Ghosts of Saltmarsh expansion for WizKids' long-running D&D Adventure System board game line. WizKids also recently released a line of D&D miniatures based on characters and monsters from Critical Role, their first in a series of planned miniatures based on that popular Dungeons & Dragons show. Many of WizKids' D&D products can be ordered from their website.
We'll likely see more Dungeons & Dragons announcements at D&D Live, the upcoming two day streaming event that takes place on July 16th and July 17th. That event will spotlight two upcoming D&D products - The Wild Beyond the Witchlight adventure and the Strixhaven: Cirriculum of Chaos campaign setting book. The streaming event will also feature several games featuring celebrities like Jack Black, Kevin Smith, and WWE superstars Xavier Woods and Ember Moon. More details about D&D Live will be announced throughout the month.