Dungeons & Dragons teases its next product. Yesterday, the popular tabletop game’s official Twitter and Facebook pages released a strange new teaser featuring images hidden within a set of crystals. “Through the depths of the Ethereal Plane lies a beacon of possibility and adventure…” the teaser reads. A strange creature is visible through the crystals, as is a blurry title written in a font similar to a traditional D&D book. We’ll note that a number of freelancers who have previously worked with Wizards of the Coast also shared or commented on the Tweet, apparently implying that this is some new book of some kind. You can check out the full teaser below:
Across the depths of the Ethereal Plane lies a beacon of possibility and adventure…
Contemplate the crystals and tell us what you see? 🔮 pic.twitter.com/9UHDtCS7dZ
— Dungeons & Dragons (@Wizards_DnD) March 18, 2022
The Ethereal Plane is a plane described as a “plane of ghosts and monsters” and served to connect the Material Plane with other planes of existence. Every location in the Material and Inner Planes is connected to the Ethereal Plane, so it is possible to spy on specific people and planes in the Ethereal Plane, albeit through a ground-glass-like view. When traveling in the ethereal plane, a person and his belongings are not solid – they become ethereal and ghostly. There is no gravity in the Ethereal Plane and the journey was made by force of will – you just had to want to get to a place to start getting there. Some creatures like Phase Spiders and Ghosts naturally reside on the Ethereal Plane, while many other creatures use it as a way to travel between planes.
The new product appears to continue a multiversal theme begun earlier this year with the release of Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse. This book (originally released as part of a gift set and available individually later this year) included updated monster stat blocks and player race rules for a number of creatures previously found in other D&D books. Wizards of the Coast also came out recently Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, a new adventure book set as part of Exandria’s Critical Role campaign.
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