Hot on the heels of the enormously succesfull Explorer's Guide to Wildemont, Wizards of the Coast have announced that the March 2022 D&D book will be Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, an adventure book for levels three to twelve. The storyline will hook into adventures seen on the world's number one streamed D&D game, Critical Role.
“My co-leads, Matthew Mercer and James Haeck, have crafted a story that feels true to Critical Role while also being something that all D&D fans can enjoy," said Chris Perkins, one of the Game Design Architects of Dungeons & Dragons. “The story has depth, and there’s a wealth of setting information in this book for all the Critters out there. I can’t wait to see how all fans play through the first hardcover adventure D&D has produced set in the world of Critical Role.
The book will contain a full adventure, new creatures and magic items, a poster map of Ank’Harel, and introduces new mechanics for a rival party of NPCs. Players will explore the Wastes of Xhorhas, and reach the glimmering oasis-city of Ank’Harel on the continent of Marquet. From their it's terrifying journey into the Netherdeep itself, a terrifying blend of cosmic horror and ocean terror. Something ancient and powerful awaits and it's up to the adventurers to discover what must be done.
Sounds fantastic to us; we don't know if this will be available with an alternative cover, but we aim to find out and report back.