Magic: The Gathering's wizard school Strixhaven is coming to D&D

Magic: The Gathering's wizard school Strixhaven is coming to D&D

Info on what's in the book was revealed during D&D Live.


Magic: The Gathering's wizard school Strixhaven is coming to D&D - image1
(Image credit: Wizards of the Coast)

D&D sᴇᴛtɪɴg tʜᴇ Fᴏʀɢᴏtᴛᴇɴ Realms ᴀʀʀɪᴠᴇd ɪɴ Magic: Tʜᴇ Gᴀᴛʜᴇrɪɴg reᴄᴇɴᴛly, ʙᴜᴛ ᴄʀᴏssᴏᴠᴇʀs ɢᴏɪɴg ɪɴ tʜᴇ otʜᴇr ᴅɪʀᴇᴄᴛiᴏɴ ᴀʀᴇ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴏɴ. Publɪsʜᴇr Wizards ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Coᴀst hᴀs alʀᴇᴀᴅy ʙʀᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴏᴜᴛ sᴇᴠᴇʀal sᴜᴘpleᴍᴇnts ɪɴtroducɪɴg mᴀᴛerial bᴀsed ᴏɴ Magic ᴀs pᴀʀᴛ ᴏꜰ D&D's 5th edɪᴛiᴏɴ, ᴀɴd tʜᴇ ɴᴇxᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ ɪs bᴀsed ᴏɴ tʜᴇ wizard colʟᴇɢe ᴏꜰ Strixʜᴀᴠᴇn, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ wᴀs tʜᴇ tʜᴇᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ April's sᴇᴛ ᴏꜰ Magic ᴄᴀʀds.

Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos has info on the location, a magic university you can drop into an existing D&D world, as well four scenarios that can be strung together in a multiyear campaign where players begin as level-one first-year students and work their way up. It includes rules for playing the owlin (yep, owlfolk), various new spells, magic items, feats and backgrounds, as well as over 40 magical creatures and NPCs. The idea of running a campaign where everyone's a college-age magic-user sounds like a riot, though I suspect it'll contain options for broader character concepts as well.

The current D&D Live 2021 event has revealed info about some other forthcoming D&D books too. Fizban's Treasury of Dragons will detail 20 different varieties of the scaly beasts, as well as more options for dragonborn characters and dragon-themed monk and ranger subclasses, while The Wild Beyond the Witchlight will be the next big adventure module. It takes players from whatever world they call home to the Feywild via something called the "Witchlight Carnival", and every encounter will have a potential non-combat solution, which sounds intriguing.

Watch D&D Live for deep dives into the upcoming books, as well as livestreamed games featuring celebrities including Jack Black. Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos will be out on November 16, following The Wild Beyond the Witchlight on September 21 and Fizban's Treasury of Dragons on October 19.

Author's other posts