Storm King’s Thunder

Storm King’s Thunder is the fifth storyline of D&D 5E and the D&D Adventurers League. The season runs from August 2016.

Player and DM Resources

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Hardcover Adventure

DnD_TRPG_StormKingsThunder_CoverStorm King’s Thunder (levels 1-11+) – available from September 6th, 2016 (late August in select WPN stores).

This 256-page adventure for characters level 1 – 11+ provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience for the Storm King’s Thunder story, including rune magic items, a new treasure option for characters.

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.

Introductory Event – A Great Upheaval

This is preview content from the hardcover adventure Storm King’s Thunder. It will be available to WPN stores for free from August 12th, 2016; the first date it can be played is August 26th, 2016.

On September 6th, 2016, the material will be made available on the DMs Guild for everyone.

D&D Adventurers League adventures

All DDAL adventures will be available through the DMsGuild website. Magic Item Certificates for the adventures will be available to conventions and stores.

DDAL05-01 Treasures of the Broken Hoard by Shawn Merwin.

A famous relic hunter seeks adventurers to help her find caches of treasure hidden by the now-defeated followers of the Cult of the Dragon. Her maps and notes may lead the way to great wealth—or a terrible death. And do other parties have designs on the treasure as well?

Five one-hour adventures for 1st-2nd level characters (optimised for 1st level). General Release: 6th September, 2016.

DDAL05-02 The Black Road by Paige Leitman and Ben Heisler.

Caravans are having a difficult time getting through to Parnast via the Black Road. Organized attacks by orcs and other monstrous humanoids working in concert with one another have folks baffled. Little do they know that an unusually intelligent hill giant, going by the name of Bad Fruul is to blame. SEER has sent her emissary HSING, to task your group to accompany a caravan with a very special cargo destined for the Shrine of Axes in Parnast, and to figure out who is responsible.

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. General Release: October, 2016.

DDAL05-03 Uninvited Guests by Robert Alaniz.

The Shrine of the Axes has been restored and Raggnar Redtooth, who previously conspired with dragon cultists, is trying to restore his reputation in Parnast by sponsoring a feast. There is just one thing he needs, meat for his feast. Game is supposed to be plentiful in the Weathercoate Wood, but the townsfolk are all busy with their own work, and the minions of Bad Fruul are still out there causing trouble. What can go wrong on a simple hunt?

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. General Release: October, 2016.

DDAL05-04 In Dire Need by Jay Africa.

An expedition of dwarf warriors from Citadel Adbar finds itself isolated and besieged by Ice Spire ogres and their allies. They require immediate relief or they risk being destroyed to a dwarf. SEER has directed you to their location in the hopes that you can rescue the dwarves and save their precious cargo, a tablet bearing secrets of ancient rune magic.

A two-hour adventure for 5th-10th level characters. General Release: November, 2016.

DDAL05-05 A Dish Best Served Cold by James Introcaso.

Among the Story of Stagwick, giants are a recurring theme, but a long-standing peace with giant-kind is now threatened as a patrol of Blood Riders spark a feud with a local tribe of giants. With word of strange activity coming from the Ice Spires, Good King Hartwick can’t be too careful. Can you quench the giants’s thirst for revenge?

A two-hour adventure for 5th-10th level characters. General Release: November, 2016.

DDAL05-06 Beneath the Fetid Chelimber by Ron Lundeen.

The ruined wizard tower in the Marsh of Chelimber may hold a clue to defeating the super-intelligent hill giant, Bad Fruul, and prevent him troubling the town of Parnast. To find the tower, adventurers must overcome the watery magic of the fetid marsh and discover or clear a route to the ruins of a previously lost tower.

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. General Release: December, 2016.

DDAL05-07 Chelimber’s Descent by Ron Lundeen.

Deep in the Marsh of Chelimber lie the ruins of a great wizard’s tower. SEER has received intelligence, which she imparts via her emissary HSING, that deep beneath the tower’s ruins lie an old magic known as rune magic. This could be just what Parnast needs to resist the onslaught of Bad Fruul and his armies!

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. General Release: December, 2016.

DDAL5-08 Beneath Durlag’s Tower, part 1 by Alan Patrick.

East of Beregost, nestled in the outskirts of the Wood of Sharp Teeth, Durlag’s Tower has intrigued and yet stymied adventurers for decades. Stuffed full of mechanical traps and arcane wards, and rumored to be inhabited by fiends, very few have managed to extract any REAL treasure from the former home of Durlag Trollkiller. However, a powerful item in the ancient fight against the giants is said to be housed there, and the cloud giant Baron Rajiram has committed significant resources to recovering it. After a very pleasant tea in her garden, SEER calls upon you to beat him there and put a stop to his efforts!

A four-hour adventure for 11th-16th level characters. General Release: January, 2017.

DDAL05-09 Beneath Durlag’s Tower, part 2 by Alan Patrick.

The conclusion of the story begun in DDAL5-08, but playable on its own.

A four-hour adventure for 11th-16th level characters. General Release: January, 2017.

DDAL05-10 Giant Diplomacy by Rydia Vielehr

SEER has learned of an attempt to intimidate Gralm, an ettin, and his followers into joining Bad Fruul’s army. HSING comes forth to communicate that she wants you to see if you can find some way to either insure Gralm remains neutral, or to encourage the creature to challenge Bad Fruul to single combat in the hopes that he might wrest control of the hill giant’s forces and turn them back from Parnast.

A two-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters. General Release: January, 2017.

DDAL05-11 To be announced!
DDAL05-12 To be announced!
DDAL05-13 To be announced!
DDAL05-14 To be announced!
DDAL05-15 To be announced!
DDAL05-16 To be announced!
DDAL05-17 To be announced!
DDAL05-18 To be announced!
DDAL05-19 To be announced!

D&D Epics

DDEP05-01 The Iron Baron by Bill Benham.

Deep in the Greypeak Mountains the fire giant warlord Baron Ugarak has enslaved hundreds of small folk to toil in his iron mines furiously extracting elementally infused ore for an as yet unknown purpose. Surrounded by a monstrous army and decidedly shady allies, the Baron poses a dire threat to the goodly folk of the north.

A four-hour multi-table event only at select conventions for characters levels 1-4 and 5-10. Premieres at GameHoleCon November 2016.

DDEP05-02 The Ark of the Mountains by Will Doyle.

The flying galleon “Thunderbound” descends on Beregost, unleashing the wrath of the cloud giants! To save the town from annihilation, heroes from far and wide must awaken the lost machine entombed under Durlag’s Tower. Dare you board the Ark of the Mountains, and do battle in the burning skies?.

A four-hour multi-table event only at select conventions for characters levels 1-4, 5-10 and 11-16. Premieres at Winter Fantasy February 2017.