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D&D Podcast
Mines of Madness, Part 1

By Greg Bilsland, Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, Molly Lewis, and Stepto

In this episode—appropriate for the day—R&D's Greg Bilsland leads a crew through the Mines of Madness (also available in today's playtest packet update: surprise!). Mines of Madness—written by Scott Kurtz and Chris Perkins—recently debuted at PAX East, with adventurers hurling themselves into a deadly dungeon in search of the fabled Forever Stone.

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Dragon 422
Queen of the Interwebz Pits

By Mark Monack

In the darkest pits of a bizarre demiplane, a mad drider with delusions of godhood pulls the realm’s psychic strands in a bid to conquer all reality and replace it with a virtual surreal landscape of her own devise. Can the players put an end to the devious schemes of the one who calls herself LOLth, demon queen of the Interwebz?

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Lords of Waterdeep
New Lords

By D&D Team

Fans of Lords of Waterdeep—rejoice! Not one, but two expansions for the game are coming in August (no kidding, even on April Fool's Day). Scoundrels of Skullport packages together both expansions—Skullport, which adds the new resource of Corruption, and Undermountain, which features bigger quests and more ways to get adventures. Plus, Scoundrels of Skullport also allows for the addition of a sixth player. To help celebrate the forthcoming expansion, we've put together the following new Lords. You may be moderately familiar with them within the Forgotten Realms

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Walkthrough Map
Tomb of Horrors

By Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Dungeons of Dread has released! And in great celebration of the S series of adventures (not to mention today's holiday), we'd like to offer the following cartoon—considering the Tomb of Horrors! As Lawrence Schick writes in his foreword: "S1 Tomb of Horrors is one of the most famous Advanced Dungeons & Dragons scenarios in the history of the game. It passed through several iterations, first appearing in Gary’s campaign as a dungeon designed to challenge his players’ high-level characters—and take them down a peg."

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Walkthrough Map
White Plume Mountain

By Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Dungeons of Dread has released! And in great celebration of the S series of adventures (not to mention today's holiday), we'd like to offer the following cartoon—considering White Plume Mountain! As Lawrence Schick writes in his foreword: "Module S2, my own White Plume Mountain, wasn’t written to be published. I wrote it as a submission to persuade Gary that he ought to hire me as an RPG designer. Mission accomplished: Gary offered me a job..."

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Legends & Lore
This Week in D&D

By Mike Mearls

So, let’s get this out of the way right now. Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day, but Mike is dead-on serious in today’s Legends & Lore, in which he introduces the Mines of Madness and then discusses the concept of tiers.

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This Week in D&D

Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter