The big news for fans of Dungeons and Dragons is that Spelljammer has returned. And of course this means that the lovely people over at Beadle and Grimm's will be giving the new expansion the luxury treatment. Beadle and Grimm are the company set up by Scooby Doo and Hacker's actor Matthew Lillard along with industry legends such as Jon Ciccolini. They create full box-set experiences for D&D players, turning them into immersive experiences. Their Wild Beyond The Witchlight and Ravenloft sets are remarkable gaming artefacts.
Spelljammer: Adventures in Space promises to be D&D 5E's wildest setting so far; sailing ships in space exploring the outer reaches of the astral sea. The setting takes full advantage of D&D long list of worlds and monsters and blends them with everything from space vampire pirates to monstrous asteroid dwelling behemoths. The core offering already sounds like it'll be a treat, so we are really excited by Beadle and Grimm's take on this.
Lillard told the press: "Spelljamming ship maps, space horrors, intergalactic political intrigue… I mean, what’s not to love?! Long-time Spelljammer fans, and those DMs new to the setting, are going to have a blast immersing their players in Wildspace,”"
Two sets will be available, the limited edition Platinum and a Silver Edition.
The Platinum Edition is packed with exclusive items, including, but not limited to:
- A TUBE FULL OF D&D MAPS: A hallmark of Beadle & Grimm's boxed sets are the beautifully rendered battle maps and area maps, and the Spelljammer set will continue that tradition, including but not limited to battle maps of key spelljamming ships
- PRE-PAINTED WIZKIDS MINIATURES: Exclusively included in the Platinum Edition are 20 pre-painted miniatures specially selected from the Spelljammer: Adventures in Space series from WizKids. Curated by Beadle & Grimm's, this set provides the DM with key monsters and NPCs included in this adventure.
- IN-WORLD PLAYER HANDOUTS: When the players receive a hand-written invitation, find a mysterious note, or discover a key written clue, the DM can actually hand these beautifully designed pieces to the player instead of simply reading them.
- JEWELRY & ARTIFACTS: Each Platinum Edition will contain several expertly crafted key artifacts, including important objects the players are searching for, custom tokens for use as gameplay aids, and jewelry players can wear.
- ENCOUNTER CARDS: Designed to ﬁt over the DM's screen, these cards feature encounter artwork on the player side and all the crucial stats and role-playing information on the DM's side.
- DM SCREEN: The exterior will feature fantastical original art from Beadle & Grimm's, while the interior will give the DM the quick-reference tables and adventure-specific information needed to smoothly run their game.
- BONUS ENCOUNTERS: Additional encounters created exclusively by Beadle & Grimm's to take advantage of areas, elements or themes of this adventure, these short encounters can be dropped in by the DM to further immerse the players in the world and expand their game experience.
- SPELLJAMMER: ADVENTURES IN SPACE: The contents of the complete published books from Dungeons & Dragons are included in soft cover form, including sections designed exclusively for the players' eyes.
- PLATINUM EDITION BOX: The most luxurious adventure set could only be delivered in the most luxurious box available. The Platinum Edition box is the perfect storage for all the unique elements for this adventure as well a necessary addition to any gamer's shelf.
The Silver Edition will contain less items, but still be a huge boon to anyone planning on running the game. More details on this luxurious approach to D&D can be found at http://beadleandgrimms.com/spelljammer.