There’s nothing quite like the holiday season, spending time with family and friends, eating, drinking, and that general feeling of merriment. Gathering around a roaring fire with your favorite Orcs, enjoying endless racks of Sembian Honey–Glazed Rothé Ribs, swigging Chultan Zombie’s from traditional bone steins, it truly is a magical time of year!
And so, to help you celebrate American Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, Penguin Random House has released a slew of Dungeons & Dragons themed books/games that will help you get into that fantastical spirit. From the history of the popular Critical Role, to cookbooks, to puzzles, they’ve got something for just about every type of fan.
And not to worry my Elven friends, they’ve got adventure guides too!
By Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Michael Witwer (October 27, 2020)
From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, fans can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world.
By Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler (October 6, 2020)
This collection of illustrated guides introduces young fans to some of the exciting characters, locations, creatures, and magical elements useful for creating epic, adventure-filled D&D tales. This boxed set includes the first four installments in the Young Adventurer’s Guides series: Monsters & Creatures, Warriors & Weapons, Dungeons & Tombs, and Wizards & Spells.
By Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler (October 20, 2020)
Beasts & Behemoths, the fifth installment in the Young Adventurer’s Guides series, transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unusual creatures, from the minuscule to the massive, that fill the fantastic world of the game. This guide features easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of where to find each beast, their strange abilities and magical powers, and how to defeat them, along with amazing illustrations that will ignite readers’ imaginations.
A Blank Journal with Grid Paper for Note-Taking, Record Keeping, Journaling, Drawing, and More (August 4, 2020)
This officially licensed keepsake journal, lavishly designed with magnetic enclosure and a back pocket, is a must-have for Dungeons & Dragons fans of all levels and ages. Highly customizable with five pieces of stunning full-color artwork, The Book of Holding is ideal for capturing character sketches, formulating campaigns, or organizing everyday thoughts.
1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Featuring the Queen of Evil Dragons (November 17, 2020)
Featuring Tiamat, the enormous five-headed dragon who seeks escape from imprisonment in the Nine Hells, this officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons jigsaw puzzle is a monstrous challenge for adventurers across the Realms.
By Liz Marsham and the Cast of Critical Role (October 20, 2020)
The World of Critical Role chronicles the history of the wildly popular fantasy RPG livestream, from its unassuming beginnings to the role-playing phenomenon it is today. This comprehensive book takes readers behind the scenes with never-before-seen photos and exclusive interviews with Dungeon Master Matt Mercer and the entire Critical Role cast as they explore their characters’ most triumphant moments and darkest hours.
Thanks to our friends at Penguin Random House, we’ve got one The Young Adventurer’s Collection 4-Book boxed set to give away! I personally own this set and I have to say, it’s incredible for any level of Dungeons & Dragons fan. Whether you’re just getting started, a seasoned campaigner, or your local game master, heck, even if you just like to read the stories, this set is fantastic and will look great on your bookshelf.
So, how can you win? Simple.
After that we’ll pick a winner at random and contact them for shipping information!
Good luck everyone and be safe!
*This contest is only open to residents of North America.