D&D Reveals New Book, Candlekeep Mysteries, Designed for One-Shot Adventures

By | January 12, 2021

Wizards of the Coast has announced a new Dungeons and Dragons book called Candlekeep Mysteries, which will launch on March 16.The title alludes to the library-fortress of Candlekeep, which will be familiar to fans of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. The tome will feature “seventeen mystery-themed adventures each centred around a single book found in the iconic library fortress” and provide background information about Candlekeep itself. The expeditions offered by Candlekeep Mysteries are designed to be played as one-shots – so they wrap up within the course of one tabletop session.

The adventures in Candlekeep include ‘The Canopic Being’, in which “a book brings several puzzling organ transplants to light,” ‘Kandlekeep Dekonstruktion’, in which “a stolen book leads adventurers to a tower in Candlekeep that is more than what it seems”, and ‘Zikran’s Zephyrean Tome’, where “a djinni trapped in a book offers a wish spell to adventurers who find a way to release him.”

Dungeons & Dragons: Candlekeep Mysteries – Covers and Art

However, Dungeon Masters will be able to drop these stories seamlessly into existing campaigns. WOTC says that the book is handy for DM’s who want to “inject new characters, story hooks, magic items, and monsters into their game without tons of prep”. Dungeons and Dragons Principal Story Designer Chris Perkins notes that the anthology is meant to “reflect the incredible creativity of the D&D community,” as it features adventures written by a variety of authors, listed below:

  • Graeme Barber (@POCGamer)
  • Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (@kellylynnedang)
  • Alison Huang (@Drazillion)
  • Mark Hulmes (@sherlock_hulmes)
  • Jennifer Kretchmer (@dreamwisp)
  • Daniel Kwan (@danielhkwan)
  • Adam Lee (@adamofadventure)
  • Ari Levitch (@AriLevitch)
  • Chris Lindsay (@ravens_watching)
  • Sarah Madsen (@UnfetteredMuse),
  • Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD)
  • Michael Polkinghorn (@MiketheGoalie)
  • Taymoor Rehman (@DarkestCrows)
  • Hannah Rose (@wildrosemage)
  • Kienna Shaw (@kiennas)
  • Brandes Stoddard (@BrandesStoddard)
  • Amy Vorpahl (@vorpahlsword)
  • Toni Winslow-Brill (@vorgryth)

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