Wizards of the Coast releases free digital content for librarians and educators

If you are an Educator or a Librarian, we highly recommend you take advantage of this offer!

Full Press Release:

Wizards of the Coast today announced that the company will distribute 2,000 digital kits to schools and libraries in the U.S. and Canada to provide educators and librarians with resources to engage their communities with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering virtual play while many are practicing social distancing.

Each kit will include a Legendary Bundle for D&D Beyond that unlocks access to all current rules and adventure content for D&D as well as a 15% discount on future D&D Beyond purchases and 30 Magic: The Gathering Arena digital codes, which can be redeemed for three Ikoria booster packs. The kits will also feature tips to help teachers and librarians engage their audiences in a virtual play environment.

Kits will be available upon request through the Wizards of the Coast customer service request portal to organizers over the age of 18 who are employed by or official volunteers at enrichment organizations, such as a schools, libraries, community centers, and scout troops, and represent the organization’s gaming programming.

D&D Beyond is a web tool and online repository for all officially published fifth edition D&D rules and adventures that provides players access to their characters and rules right at their fingertips. Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free-to-play digital version of Magic, and an exciting, feature-rich experience for anyone with a PC including tutorials to onboard players into the game and free starter decks.

“Right now, play, imagination and connection with the people you care about are more important than ever,” said Nathan Stewart, VP of the Dungeons & Dungeons Franchise. “With these resources, we want give back to communities and make it as easy as possible for as many people to roll with advantage during this difficult time.”

Dungeons & Dragons offers additional resources on the Stay at Home, Play at Home portal, including new, free content released on a daily basis at 5pm PT, as well as tips and tricks for families and children to master remote play. Even more content is available on the DM’s Guild, a PDF web store containing thousands of D&D adventures and supplements for all editions of D&D, and the home to all official organized play content for the D&D Adventurers League.

ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

For all of us regular peoples/players be sure to take advantage of the free material they are giving out, you can find that here.

Remote D&D Tips and Tricks Stay at Home. Play at Home.

Free Material

Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and closely following the situation and adjusting as recommended by local governments. That means Wizards of the Coast is working from home as we continue to craft new D&D stories and supplements for our fans. Some D&D streaming programming will be disrupted during this time, including introductions of new series, but we’re working hard on that front to provide as much entertainment as possible.

We believe the social connection playing games, including D&D, can continue to be helpful for those of us who feel isolated or alone in our homes in order to stay safe from transmission. As social distancing impacts our ability to get together in person, we wanted to offer resources and advice for more remote play.


As an added resource for gamers, the D&D team is pleased to offer the following material as free adventures and resources for use in your games—whether you’re playing in a kitchen table campaign, you’re an active participant in the D&D Adventurers League, or are simply interested in learning more about Dungeons & Dragons and trying it out for yourself. In addition, with schools closed around the world, many parents and caregivers are at home with their kids, including many in the D&D community. If you are in need of fun & educational material to share and/or play with your kids, you can check back here for D&D materials to help during this time. And if you (or someone you know) is a younger gamer, we’re also releasing resources to make it even easier to get into D&D.

Content will be added daily, Monday-Friday. Check back each day for the latest free, downloadable content. Please note that certain adventures are being made free for a limited time, so be sure to grab them now while you can!

This Week’s Content

Monday: April 27, 2020

Check back for more adventure material made available through the DMs Guild (including more D&D Adventurers League content), as well as another coloring page for artists of all ages to download and complete!

Tuesday: April 28, 2020

Check back for more adventure material made available through the DMs Guild, further rules resources for new players, as well as another coloring page for artists of all ages to download and complete!

Wednesday: April 29, 2020

Check back for more adventure material made available through the DMs Guild, including Underdark encounters, as well as another coloring page for artists of all ages to download and complete!

Thursday: April 30, 2020

Check back for more adventure material (including more D&D Adventurers League content), new backgrounds for Zoom, as well as another coloring page for artists of all ages to download and complete!

Friday: May 1, 2020

Check back for more coloring pages for artists of all ages to download and complete!

Last Week’s Content

Monday: April 20, 2020


For Families/Younger Gamers:

The following coloring page is available to download and complete by artists of all ages! It originally appeared in the Adventures Outlined coloring book, by artist Todd James.

Tuesday: April 21, 2020


For Everyone:

Eberron Backgrounds: Digital backgrounds to download, featuring art from Eberron: Rising from the Last War. Suitable for use in Zoom conferencing.

Forge of Fury: An introductory adventure—available now for free for a limited time (through May 20). Look for this adventure on D&D Beyond, Fantasy Grounds, and Roll20.

Two hundred years ago, the great dwarf smith Durgeddin the Black built Khundrukar, a hidden stronghold for his war of vengeance against all orc-kind. For years Durgeddin labored, until the orcs discovered Khundrukar and stormed the citadel, slaying all within. Legends say that Durgeddin’s masterful blades and glittering treasures were never found. By Richard Baker.

For Families/Younger Gamers:
Hydro74 created the following coloring page to download and complete by artists of all ages! Look for more pages coming soon, and please be sure to check out http://hydro74.com.

Wednesday: April 22, 2020


D&D Adventurers League:

DDEX1-11: Dark Pyramid of Sorcerer’s Isle: An adventure for levels 5-10—available now for free for a limited time (through April 28).

Long unoccupied, the pyramid on Sorcerer’s Isle now flows with strange magical energy, warping creatures and the landscape around it. The Cult of the Dragon and Red Wizards of Thay have taken notice, and it’s up to you to keep whatever power dwells there out of their hands. By authors Claire Hoffman, Chris Tulach, Travis Woodall.

For Families/Younger Gamers:
The following coloring page is available to download and complete by artists of all ages! It originally appeared in the Monsters & Heroes of the Realms coloring book.

Thursday: April 23, 2020

For Everyone:
More digital backgrounds are available to download, featuring art from Descent into Avernus. Suitable for use in Zoom conferencing.

For Libraries:
Today we’ve announced a digital club kit to support our organizers that want to use virtual Magic and D&D play as an enrichment activity to stay connected with their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Please note, these digital kits are available to qualifying organizers in the U.S. and Canada only.)

For Families/Younger Gamers:
Hydro74 created the following coloring page to download and complete by artists of all ages! Look for more pages coming soon, and please be sure to check out http://hydro74.com.

Plus, you might want to check out the free Monster Slayers: Champions of the Elements adventure for younger gamers. Heroes of Hesiod requires no previous knowledge of D&D, and all you need to play is included in this adventure, aside from a few dice and pencils. By Susan J. Morris and Emi Tanji.

Friday: April 24, 2020

D&D Adventurers League:

DDEX1-12: Raiders of the Twilight Marsh: An adventure for levels 5-10—available now for free for a limited time (through May 1).

A black dragon’s treasure horde has been located in the Twilight Marsh, and within it are secrets that hold interest to the factions. With the dragon marauding over the countryside, the horde is left unguarded. Now is the time to plunder its lair! By Robert Adducci, Claire Hoffman, Chris Tulach, and Travis Woodall.

For Families/Younger Gamers:
The following coloring page is available to download and complete by artists of all ages! It originally appeared in the 1979 AD&D Coloring Album, by artist Greg Irons.

Please be sure to check back next week for another round of free resources and content, on behalf of the entire Dungeons & Dragons team. As always, we want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take all necessary precautions.

Take care, and hang in there everyone.

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