DND Temple of Elemental EvilBack in 2010 and 2011, Wizards of the Coast released a series of board games based on campaign adventures in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing world. Castle Ravenloft, Wrath of Ashardalon, and The Legend of Drizzt allow fans of D&D to basically cut out all of the role-playing parts of the game and stick more directly to the fighting and looting parts.

For the first time in nearly four years, the D&D adventure board game series will get a new addition with Temple of Elemental Evil launching this April 30 for $65.

The game uses cooperative mechanics and is set up for one to five players.

It can be combined with the three previous titles However, this is not an expansion. It is a stand-alone game. So, if you don’t already own the other titles, you won’t have to invest heavily in order to play Temple of Elemental Evil.

Similar to the other D&D board games, in Temple, players choose a hero, like a cleric or fighter, and explore dungeons by turning over new tiles. When new tiles appear, players will face an encounter with new monsters. When you kill a monster, you will receive treasure and experience points.

Board Game Geeks lists the following game components:

  • 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

Visit Wizards of the Coast’s D&D web page to find out more about the Elemental Evil board game and pre-painted collectible miniatures.

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D&D Elemental EvilWizards of the Coast announced the latest Dungeons & Dragons storyline, Elemental Evil, which includes offerings across multiple project lines. The Elemental Evil storyline begins in March with a free download for the tabletop roleplaying game that includes new races and the player content for Princes of the Apocalypse, an epic adventure for characters levels 1-15. The storyline continues in a season of play with the D&D Adventurers League, WotC’s organized play program.

In addition to the tabletop RPG, Wizards of the Coast and WizKids Games will also release a Temple of Elemental Evil boardgame on April 30th (MSRP $64.99), compatable with the Adventure System boardgames The Legend of Drizzt and Castle Ravenloft. WizKids will also produce pre-painted collectable miniatures for the Icons of the Realms line. Miniatures that tie into the Princes of the Apocalypse product and an Elemental Evil-themed Dungeon Master’s screen will be coming from Gale Force Nine in March.

Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment’s D&D MMORPG, Neverwinter, will also have a new module added that adds a Paladin class and increases the level cap from 60 to 70 with an Elemental Evil storyline that will “compliment the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons tabletop adventure, Princes of the Apocalypse.”

Elemental Evil is loosely based upon TSR’s 1979 and 1985 adventure modules The Village of Hommlet and The Temple of Elemental Evil. While the TSR products featured a single temple for heroic adventurers to cleanse and destroy, the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure features “four corrupt prophets …[calling] a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design.” The Princes of the Apocalypse adventure has an MSRP of $49.95 and will be released on April 7th.

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