The Underdark is a popular setting for your D&D sessions to take place. It’s a perfect place for exploration and battles, delving deeper and deeper into the forgotten depths. Any number of classic D&D monsters make their home there (because honestly, something like a Grell wandering around in broad daylight would highlight just how ridiculous it is.) Plus various classic D&D antagonists run their empires out of the Underdark, putting massive threats just under the surface of the civilized world. Toss in the occasional Dwarven expedition that Digs Too Deep, and you have plenty of adventures.
And speaking of digging too deep, the next big campaign for D&D 5e is Out of the Abyss, and it involves unleashing every demon ever into its midst. That sounds like a bad thing.
Today we have a preview page from Out of the Abyss, detailing some possibilities when wandering the Underdark. The party might establish their own outposts during their adventures, or they might encounter those most unpronounceable of bad guys, the svirfneblin (deep gnomes) under the influence of the demon lord Juiblex and something called the Pudding King. Also Zuggtmoy’s wedding? It looks like not only are there plenty of threats to deal with, also some sweet fungus demon love.
- Download the Out of the Abyss Preview Page (PDF)
Out of the Abyss is available September 4th from select local game stores and in general release September 15th.