Undead curse, zombie dinosaurs await players in new D&D adventure 'Tomb of Annihilation'

If you are looking for a theme song for the next Dungeons & Dragons adventure, “Welcome to the Jungle” would be very appropriate for the “Tomb of Annihilation” storyline coming out this fall.

The talented creators of fun, excitement, and lore at Wizards of the Coast will send players to the jungle peninsula of Chult, an area first revealed in 1993 as a place of exotic lands and inhabitants. Instead of searching for a lost mine, adventurers have been called to end a curse that is causing people who have been raised from the dead to deteriorate.

The undead will play heavily in this upcoming adventure, but they aren’t the only danger in the land of Chult. Evil snake people, aarakocra, and pterafolk will likely need to be dealt with in addition to the vast army of the undead.

Chult also is home to dinosaurs, and mixing an undead problem with those great lizards presents a new challenge with zombie dinosaurs. They will likely eat more than just your brain.

In the end, the players have to find out the cause of the curse, traveling to the settlement of Port Nyanzaru to serve as a starting point for their adventure. But what or who is responsible for this wretched curse?

The demilich Acererak, who first appeared in the original “Tomb of Horrors” in 1978, has been rumored, if not graphically depicted, to be involved in the adventure. The tomb, known as one of the most challenging D&D modules ever, was created by Acererak at an unholy temple, which should give players an idea of his power and lore.

“Tomb of Annihilation” will be available on Sept. 19 and in game stores on Sept. 8

For digital players, “Neverwinter” will debut the new adventure on July 25 for PC players and soon after for console players. Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds will get the tomb in September.

Adventurer’s League players will get an early look at Origins Game Fair in June with modules created for “Tomb of Annihilation” and at Hascon on Sept. 8.

In addition to the adventure, a special dice set with a metal container, new miniatures, a board game, and a Dungeon Master’s screen will be available.

A new sourcebook, “Xanathar’s Guide to Everything,” will be released on Nov. 21. It will expand on character and Dungeon Master options with new subclasses, additional spells and more.

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  • The Tomb of Annihilation tabletop RPG adventure provides tons of information on exploring the peninsula of Chult. Available for a wide release on September 19, 2017, and in game stores on September 8!

  • Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios are bringing Tomb of Annihilation to Neverwinter, the free-to-play MMO based on Dungeons & Dragons. Look for Neverwinter: Tomb of Annihilation to debut on PC July 25, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon after.

  • Tomb of Annihilation will be available on the digital tabletops Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds in September 2017.

  • Fans will be able to play D&D Adventurer’s League modules created for Tomb of Annihilation at Origins Game Fair in June and at Hascon in September 8.

  • In September 2017, Wizards of the Coast will release a Tomb of Annihilation Dice set in a specially designed metal container embossed with the classic green devil face.

  • Coming on July 26, 2017 from WizKids is a new Icons of the Realms set of miniatures for Tomb of Annihilation, including a stone juggernaut, pterafolk and an incentive pack featuring the green devil face.

  • WizKids is making a brand-new Adventure System board game for Tomb of Annihilation that’s compatible with all previous Adventure System board games, available September 2017.

  • WizKids will release a set for Dice Masters based on the storyline in September 2017.

  • This Fall, Gale Force Nine will be releasing three new unpainted figures for D&D Collector’s Series, including a stack of three Batiri goblins and a dinosaur rider.

  • A new Dungeon Masters Screen created especially by Gale Force Nine for Tomb of Annihilation will be available this September.

  • Tomb of Annihilation will be the first adventure for fifth edition D&D officially translated into multiple languages by Gale Force Nine, available later this year.