Dungeons & Dragons is a universe that accommodates all forms of unimaginable fantasy. As long as it involves magic, swords, and dungeons, there’s a place for it within the most famous multiverse in popular culture. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that among the upcoming releases from the renowned Wizards of the Coast franchise, there are some very interesting books, including one that is much more than just a book.
Wizards of the Coast will soon release The Deck of Many Things. A book that delves into the real and fictional history of one of the most famous objects in the history of the world’s most famous role-playing game: the Deck of Many Things.
For those who may not be familiar, the Deck of Many Things is a 22-card deck that exists within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Each of these cards produces a different magical effect, many of them rivaling the powers of gods, not all of them positive for the one drawing the cards. This book focuses precisely on this deck and all the possibilities it offers, including its history, how it can be used to create a campaign, provide background for characters, or, of course, be an item used by the players themselves.
But what makes it truly special is that Wizards of the Coast has decided to print the actual deck. Because the book comes with a Deck of Many Things.
With 66 cards in total, the book also includes a second book that explains various ways to draw the cards and how to interpret them for various purposes. To read the future, of course, but also to create stories on the fly, decide encounters, treasures, or, of course, create all sorts of magical effects. Some of them completely unexpected.
Due to production issues, the physical edition of The Deck of Many Things has been slightly delayed and currently lacks a specific release date. However, it can be pre-ordered in the Dungeons & Dragons store, just as the digital edition of the same is available for purchase, which will be released on November 14th.