If you’re into D&D, get ready. This spring, Dungeons & Dragons will expand upon the ever-popular Saltmarsh series with an all-new adventure book — Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Set for release on May 21, the new book takes classic sea-faring adventures and updates and expands upon them for use with D&D’s fifth edition.
Ghosts of Saltmarsh includes details on the port town of Saltmarsh, with new adventure hooks for each chapter. Players can journey through the entire story in a seafaring campaign leading characters from level one through level 12, while Dungeon Masters can pull sections to place in ongoing campaigns in any setting. Appendices cover game mechanics for ship-to-ship combat, new magic items, monsters, and more.
“The Saltmarsh series consistently ranks as one of the most popular classic D&D adventures,” says Mike Mearls, franchise creative director of D&D. “With its ties to ocean-based adventuring, it was an obvious step to augment it with additional sea-based adventures and a robust set of rules for managing a nautical campaign.”
An alternate art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish by N.C. Winters will be available exclusively in game stores on May 21. The standard edition will be available in game stores, digitally, and wherever D&D is sold.
Dungeons & Dragons is published by Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro.
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