The Demon Prince of Undeath — Orcus

Oh, Dungeons & Dragons, you get me. You really get me.

abyssHot on the heels of Pathfinder’s Occult Adventures comes something of an occult outing from Wizards of the Coast in the form of Out of the Abyss, the next big to-do conjured up for Dungeons & Dragons’ 5th Edition.

Wizards’ D&D Team describes it thusly:

Dare to descend into the Underdark in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game! 

The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you!

So, you’ve got Drow and Demons and the gods only know what else wrapped up in this hellish nightmare of an adventure. Throw in a Beholder and some Mind-flayers and it’s a party.

Speaking of party, check this cat out —

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Like that? Want more? Head over to The Escapist for a more in depth preview. And for an even cooler sneak peek into what Out of the Abyss has in store for gamers, Acquisitions Inc will be delving into the Underdark at PAX Prime, tonight at 8:30pm (streaming on their Twitch Channel).

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