Originally released in August 2014 shortly after the launch of the new edition, the Tyranny of Dragons was a series of linked adventures intended to introduce players to the new edition or those new to role playing (see "D&D: 'The Tyranny of Dragons,' New 'D&D Encounters'"). The campaign storyline pits the players’ characters against a dragon-worshipping cult attempting to bring the dragon queen Tiamat into the world. The complete story begins with first level characters and advances them to level 16 over the course of the campaign.
Tyranny of Dragons was previously published in two volumes, Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat. The new version will be collected into a single 224-page hardcover volume featuring new cover artwork by Hydro74. The adventures have been updated based on feedback from the game community and includes all the errata and additional materials originally published online, as well as a new gallery of concept art and a revised opening chapter.
The new version of Tyranny of Dragons will be sold only through hobby stores. MSRP is $49.95.
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