Critical Role Dungeons & Dragons Book ‘Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount’ Revealed

The latest sourcebook for fifth edition has been announced, and it's going to be a Critical Role Dungeons and Dragons book called the 'Explorer's Guide to Wildemount'. Critters, rejoice!

It looks like the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons is definitely here to stick around, since we’ve seen a wealth of new content for it being released lately. From supplementary material of all kinds like Amarune’s Almanac, to new classes like the Artificer, we’re now looking forward to the recently announced Critical Role Dungeons and Dragons book which is going to be the next sourcebook for this edition. Whether or not you consider yourself a Critter, it looks to provide a wealth of playable content.

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Critical Role Dungeons & Dragons Book ‘Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount’ Revealed

The name of this latest sourcebook to enter Dungeons and Dragons canon is the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, and it’s going to bring the universe that Critical Role is set in (Exandria) to everyone who’s playing the fifth edition currently. Those unfamiliar with the setting only have to know one thing: Wildemount is an incredibly chaotic continent, whether it’s because of the tumultuous politics, rampaging adventurers, or the inescapable and potentially dangerous nature of the magic that lurks in pretty much anything. 

Here’s a list of what you can expect to be included with the Critical Role Dungeons and Dragons book when it releases on March 17, including:

  • 4 introductory adventurers
  • New subclasses
  • New magic items
  • New spells
  • New monsters

The best part about this new setting and the material is that while you may not be wanting to make use of Exandria, the subclasses, spells, and monsters should all be easily translatable into whatever quasi-fantasy homebrew environment you’ve got kicking along in your own campaigns. If anything, it appears to have been designed to be adaptable, so even those who aren’t Critters should get their money’s worth if they pick this up. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon right now at a discounted price of $34.71 down from $49.95 so we’d recommend nabbing it sooner rather than later. 

What do you reckon this new Critical Role Dungeons and Dragons book is going to bring to the scene? Are you a fan of the new material or were you looking forward to more Eberron? Let us know on Twitter at @PrimaGames. If you’re wanting to get caught up on other D&D news then why not check out some of the articles that we’ve put together this past week?


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Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.