D&D will bring back Spelljammer and Dragonlance

In addition to confirming a 2023 release date for Baldur’s Gate 3, this year’s D&D Direct rounded up several other big Dungeons & Dragons announcements. Most interesting is the return of Spelljammer, a niche but beloved campaign setting from the days of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition, which combines the aesthetics of the age of sailing with interstellar travel and introduces miniature giant space hamsters etc. Gonzo concept.

The Spelljammer: Adventures in Space set will contain three hardcover books, a DM’s screen, and a map of Blar Rock, an asteroid with a city on it that will serve as the center of the scene (sort of like Sigil vs Exotic World). The three books are: Astral Adventurer’s Guide, a rulebook that covers everything from flying ships to new races, including mechanical gnomes, humanoid insects, plasma (apparently some sort of ooze), and a Giff’s, gun-wielding hippos; a monster manual called Boo’s Astral Menagerie, which contains stats on various cosmic horrors, murder comets, and space clowns; and Xaryxis Light, an adventure for level 5-8 characters that will Take them across the sea of ​​stars.