Wizards of the Coast announced the next in its line of adventures for the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Rage of Demons will crossover into tabletop, console and computer games, as well as Wizards of the Coast’s fiction line.
“Rage of Demons is a huge storyline involving all expressions of Dungeons & Dragons, and we’re excited to bring players this story in concert with all of our partners,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director at Wizards of the Coast. “I can’t wait to see everyone interact with one of the world’s most recognizable fantasy characters: Drizzt Do’Urden. Descending into the depths won’t exactly be easy for him, and D&D fans will get their mettle tested just like Drizzt when they come face-to-face with all the demon lords.”
An expansion for the Neverwinter MMORPG will feature quests written by R.A. Salvatore, the creator of Drizzt.
Considering that it wasn’t that long ago that TSR, the spiritual predecessor of Wizards of the Coast, removed all of the mentions of devils and demons from their flagship D&D roleplaying game out of fear of a backlash from religious groups, having a campaign adventure that highlights them is a giant step forward for tabletop RPGs.
The selling point of the campaign seems to be the fact that player characters will be able to interact and fight side-by-side with Drizzt Do’Urden, the iconic renegade drow that has figured heavily into Wizards of the Coast’s fiction and game plot lines for a number of years. The real question on the mind of many gamers: Do we really want to do this? Time, and sales, will tell.