D&D Beyond is giving its subscribers not one but two free digital books to celebrate its merger with Wizard of the Coast and official partnership with Dungeons & Dragons.
Announced via the D&D Beyond message board, D&D's leading digital toolset is giving all of its subscribers a copy of the beginner's adventure module, Lost Mine of Phandelver, and the Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook. The module will be forever unlocked for new and existing users who join the platform. However, subscribers -- free or otherwise -- can only claim the fantasy business-brokering sourcebook until May 26 at 12 A.M. ET.
Lost Mine of Phandelver was made to welcome new players and dungeon masters to the hobby. It includes a barebones version of the rules within the Player's Handbook and comes with several pre-generated characters to jump right in with, so new DMs don't have to worry about overpreparing. Adventurers will escort a member of the Rockseekers -- a Dwarven clan seeking their fortune -- to the quiet town of Phandalin.
Unbeknownst to the players and the townsfolk themselves, a mysterious figure known as the Black Spider has machinations for a lost magical forge located in the mountains surrounding Phandalin. Throughout the adventure, the characters fight classic D&D monsters, interact with the sleepy town and its local ruffians, and find themselves in a race against the Black Spider and his mission. Outside of the main questline, adventurers can explore the nearby forests and wilds for fun and intrigue.
For those who want to add a modern touch to the standard fantasy tropes, Acquisitions Incorporated does precisely that. The sourcebook gives dungeon masters and players access to mechanics and inspiration for creating a franchise under the in-world adventuring conglomerate, Acquisitions Incorporated. Players can build up their personal brand within their franchise's region, make lucrative deals with interfering rival organizations and slay monsters on company outings.
The book provides re-flavored descriptions for all of the original D&D classes, subclasses and races mentioned in both the original handbook and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. New spells, character races and unique magical items are included to match the business-casual tone of an Acqusitions Inc. campaign. Last but not least, there is a full adventure for ambitious PCs who are ready to make waves at the fantasy water cooler.
D&D Beyond's gifted books are available now. Lost Mine of Phandelver will be free for all past, present and future subscribers, and users can acquire their copy of Acquisitions Incorporated until May 26 at 12 A.M. ET.
Source: D&D Beyond