Dinosaurs are coming to Dungeons & Dragons with its upcoming adventure, Tomb of Annihilation. Slated for a September 19th release, Tomb of Annihilation will have players hacking through a jungle full of undead, dinosaurs and, yes, undead dinosaurs to find a legendary artifact that could quell a curse.
D&D lead designer Mike Mearls described Tomb of Annihilation as “Indiana Jones meets zombies.” It’s set in Chult, a southern continent in the Forgotten Realms world that’s surrounded by fiery volcanoes. There, in the city of Port Nyanzaru, locals are suffering from a “death curse.” D&D explains that it’s “a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.”
Adventure Time creator and D&D fanatic Pendleton Ward helped create Tomb of Annihilation.
D&D’s MMORPG game, Neverwinter, will also receive a Tomb of Annihilation expansion on July 25th. Here’s the trailer for that:
I’m just as excited about the prospect of exploring Chult as I am about the upcoming adventure. It’s a setting that hasn’t been touched by official D&D modules in a very, very long time. And, this time, D&D promises dinosaur racing.