Temple of Elemental Evil is a long beloved D&D campaign from 1985. A great story that really envelopes the players and offers the whole experience; from beginning, to climactic end. Originally in the Greyhawk setting and now being rebooted into the Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast is teaming up with WizKids to bring us some fantastic supplements to bring this epic adventure to life.
Respect Your Elders
Being only 4 years old when originally released, I never got to play in the original campaign of Elemental Evil. I am sure Ian can ramble on for hours about how the intricacies of the dungeon design really brought out true fear for players, or some such babble that I usually space out on. That being said, the story is quite rich and should be every adventurers dream campaign. Starting out by having the players rescue the besieged village of Hommlet, thus establishing “Ye Old Inn-of-Things-to-do-for-Experience” for the players to build themselves up. Eventually working their way into the Temple of Elemental Evil; ultimately defeating the Demoness Zuggtmoy and her cultist cohorts.
The Temple of Elemental Evil was the background for a terrible war that took place between the Hoards of Elemental Evil: Orcs, Ogres and Gnolls. Coming together, much like the great Tolkien Battle of Five Armies; Men, Dwarves, Gnomes and Elves fought against and slayed the evil forces. Afterwards, they banded together to entrap the Demoness Zuggtmoy deep within the Temple with a spell. Though the Hoard of Elemental Evil were slain, hauntings of the Temple were rumored for years after but were just that, rumors. Then, like all good things, they are short lived and evil once more takes a hold from within the Temple. Sounds like a fun place for my Paladin to go on vacation.
New Face to Some Old Friends
WizKids has gathered some of the most formidable miniatures from the Forgotten Realms. A diverse miniature line-up, there is sure to be something for every scheming DM. Not only is this a good selection of miniatures but it also features some baddies you will be facing off against in the upcoming campaign, Princes of the Apocalypse. Ogres, Elementals and Chimera are but some of the miniatures to expect in these boosters. I don’t want to spoil them all but here are few.
Speaking of new faces, the incentive miniature for Elemental Evil is a large Silver Dragon. To acquire this fantastic dragon miniature, buy 1 case(4 bricks/32 boosters) of the Elemental Evil Booster Boxes. Such an imposing figure on the table, all your players will clammer to get this epic Silver Dargon.
Last week, one of our own took his hobby skills to a Silver Dragon and shows how a very quick method can make the details of this model pop. Washes are simple but for new hobbyists can be a little intimidating. Randy goes into detail and step by step on how to achieve his quick results. Give it a read and see if this is something you would want to try on your own models.
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Rebuilding The Temple
Dungeon delving has come to the table top for D&D 5E in, Tempe of Elemental Evil Board Game. Players choose their characters and dive into the dungeons underneath the Sword Coast. Why? Treasure and fame of course! You can bet there will be fun Easter eggs hidden within these halls, giving a nod to the campaign of old.
Advancing deeper into the dungeon, players will flip tiles into new rooms and face the denizens within. Coming with several scenarios, each with unique goals for the players to accomplish. This provides a lot of replay value for each gaming session. Beware players, cooperation is going to be key to achieve those goals. In other words; Don’t. Split. The. Party.
- 40 figures
- 8 Hero cards
- 4 Villain cards
- 1 rulebook
- 1 adventure book
- 20-sided die
- 4 double-sized interlocking tiles
- 55 interlocking tiles
- 200 cards
- 168 tokens
Like the previous Dungeons & Dragons board games, the components from Temple of Elemental Evil can be used with past titles like: Legend of Drizit and Castle Ravenloft. These board games have been on the list of titles that have always performed well in retail, Temple of Elemental Evil is shaping up to be the same. Not just more components for the board games your customers already own, it also has a good amount of dungeon components for any DM’s dungeon building collection. Be sure to pre-order today to ensure your copies on release.
30 Years in the Making
The Realms are in peril as cults are uniting to break the Sword Coast. The Elder Elemental Eye have called forth prophets to lead these cults in search of fearsome and powerful weapons. Weapons forged with a direct link to the elemental princes. Using their cults, the prophets have begun to construct temples to each of the elemental princes; each harnessing the terrifying might of: fire, wind, water or earth. It’s up to your adventurers to form new legions and bring an end to these prophets or face the ultimate consequence.
Yikes, big expectations from a bunch of gamers chugging Mountain Dew. It does sound like a big task for any adventurer though and that’s what makes it so great. What player doesn’t want to strike down a “Prince of the Apocalypse”? That will look real good on your character’s resume. 10 foot pole. 50 ft. rope. Head of an Elemental Prince on a stick. Yeah, this adventure sounds awesome, but ultimately, who is behind it all? Could it be the previous entrapped Demoness Zuggtmoy from the original campaign? Wouldn’t that be a great story, 30 years in the making? I cannot wait to get my hands on this adventure book.
Unearth The Deception
Your players can jump right into this campaign and be a part of the epic Elemental Evil story every Wednesday. As I am sure you are aware, D&D Encounters is a sanctioned weekly event from Wizards of the Coast, totally free to you and easy to sign up for. This will allow you to offer a sampling of this epic adventure to them and encourage sales of the Elemental Evil Booster Boxes, Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game and Princes of the Apocalypse. In my former game shoppe, we had a very successful Encounters weekly event and it led to a long relationship with a very loyal customer base. Use the marketing power that Wizards is offering you, it works, it really works. Treat yourself and your customers to an excellent adventure.
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