An officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons inspirational book will be released next year. How to Be More D&D: Face Your Dragons, Be More Adventurous, and Live Your Best Geeky Life (Amazon) is a new inspirational book written by Kat Kruger, the Dungeon Master for the popular podcast d20 Dames and writer of several D&D products, including a line of D&D adventures tied to the release of the D&D-themed Nerds candy products earlier this year. The book, published by Hachette Book Group, will be released on August 23, 2022.
The book is another sign of just how big Dungeons & Dragons has become in recent years. Not only is the game reaching millions of new players every year, with products available for sale at major retailers like Target and Wal-Mart, the franchise has also had several licensed books released over the past few months, including a bestselling YA novel. A Dungeons & Dragons movie is currently in post-production, with a planned release of March 2023.
The official description for How to Be More D&D reads:
Tackle life with advantage with this officially licensed guide to life inspired by the world of Dungeons & Dragons!
This playful, inspirational book invites fantasy lovers and fans of Dungeons & Dragon to celebrate and incorporate different elements of this iconic tabletop game in their lives and help them live their best, geekiest life. Written by Kat Kruger, the Dungeon Master of the popular Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast d20 Dames, you'll learn how to take the skills, knowledge, and sense of adventure from your D&D campaign to help you better understand everything from how you interact with the world around you to facing the random events that life sometimes throws at you.
With advice from classic player classes—like the Fighter, Warlock, Bard, Monk, or Ranger—and ways to take your experiences as a player (or a Dungeon Master) and use them in your day-to-day life, How to Be More D&D also features interactive elements like "Building Your Character" and "Dungeon Master State of Mind," quizzes like "What is Your D&D Class," and paired with rich, full-color art from the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Whether it is building your real world "character," discovering your ideal class and strengths, harnessing the three pillars of play for everyday use, or using roleplaying techniques to your advantage, How to Be More D&D explores how to enjoy the campaign known as life and is a perfect gift for any tabletop gamer or D&D fan.