News Archive | 5/17/2011
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Announcing D&D Lair Assault!

If you think you have what it takes to brave the fiercest foes, fight the toughest battles, and conquer the vilest enemies, we have a new Dungeons & Dragons play experience for you! Starting in September, gather your master tacticians and rules experts together to kick down the dungeon doors and begin the assault!

D&D Lair Assault is a new Wizards Play Network in-store program that pits tactically-minded players against a super challenge where the difference between victory and defeat is dependent upon your game knowledge, ability to adapt, and a little bit of luck. You’ll pit your wits against some of the most difficult encounters you’ve ever played. Each challenge is a mega-encounter that plays in just a few hours, but many will need to make more than one run at it in pursuit of victory. D&D Lair Assault challenges are available for a few months, and stores can schedule their sessions at any time during that period.

Over the course of the next few months, we’re going to give you previews of the various features of the program, as well as talking about some of the design decisions that went into the program. Take a look below for more information on what we’ll be discussing each month.

June: Character Creation

We’ll take a look at what you’ll need to know about creating characters for D&D Lair Assault, including rules allowed, equipment restrictions, and D&D Fortune Card use.

July: Dungeon Mastering

If you’re a Dungeon Master (DM), you’ll find all sorts of fun with D&D Lair Assault. The program’s design makes the challenge highly replayable and pits you in a cat-and-mouse game with players. Find out some of the program’s features that allow a DM to really get devious.

August: Rewards and Recognition

Playing through D&D Lair Assault is an intense experience, pitting the skill of the players against the wits of the DM and the danger of the deadly challenge. We’ll discuss the ways in which both players and DMs are distinguished for their participation and recognized for outstanding play.

Make sure to check with your local game shop this summer to ensure they’re ready to participate in this exciting new program!

The Assault Begins on September 1