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Those who play D&D are often incredibly committed to the hobby, turning up week after week to continue their journeys. If you’re struggling for some gifts for the D&D players in your life, why not check out these ideas they’re sure to love.
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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
A hilarious fantasy adventure.
Starring Chris Pine, Hugh Grant and Michelle Rodriguez, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is an exciting and funny jaunt across the Forgotten Realms. Full of references for D&D fans, but not too bogged down for casual viewers, it’s the perfect popcorn movie.
- Great cast.
- Really funny.
- Amazing setpieces.
If you’ve somehow not already seen Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, you’re missing out. It manages to be funny and exciting, while also remarkably faithful to the game. It’s a celebration of D&D just as much as it is a buddy-heist-movie, and the kind of big, dumb movie that’s perfect after a busy holiday period.
The blu-ray includes a ton of extras too, like a blooper real, a deeper look into the lore of the movie, and plenty of deleted and extended scenes. No D&D fan should miss this movie, and the blu-ray is by far the best way to experience it.
Phandelver And Below: The Shattered Obelisk
An enhanced and extended take on the classic Phandelver adventure, Phandelver and Below takes us deep underground for a campaign full of mysteries, mutants, and psychic goblins.
- A reimagined classic.
- Fantastic encounters and creatures.
- Can be enjoyed even if you played the original Phandelver.
- Might not be suitable for younger players.
Phandelver is famous as being the first campaign many people play. It was included with an earlier edition of the starter kit, and served as a perfect introduction to the game. With Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk, that classic adventure has been expanded into a full book, with much more to explore.
With a horror slant, this campaign takes you deep beneath Phandelver, and has you come face to face with all kinds of beasties and mutants. It includes everything from the original adventure and then more, so it’s great for for both new DMs wanting a good place to start, or veterans wanting to revisit an improved version of a classic.
Austor 7-Die DND Dice Set
A magical way to roll a nat 20.
A gorgeous set of dice, complete with d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and d% for any occasion. The Austor is hand-crafted with a misty blue interior that gives the dice a glowing, magical feel to them.
- Gorgeous misty look with sharp, crisp numbers.
- Includes all the dice you’ll need.
- All comes in a stylish carry case.
Every D&D player needs a set of dice, and these are some of the most beautiful dice I’ve seen. With crisp edges and a fantastic, hazy blue inner that shines in the light, they’re utterly eye-catching and sure to make an impact at the table.
The set includes a d4, d6, d8, d12, d20, and a d%, ensuring you’ve always got enough for whatever role your DM asks you to make. They’re handmade and polished, and even come in their own storage box to keep them safe when you’re not playing.
The Game Master’s Book Of Traps, Puzzles And Dungeons
A treasure trove of riddles, puzzles, challenges, and traps to fit into your campaign, The Game Master’s Book Of Traps, Puzzles And Dungeons is a fantastic way to add some more challenge to your campaign without relying too heavily on combat.
- A great resource for DMs.
- Full of clever puzzles and traps.
- Easy to incorporate into your campaign.
Being a DM is hard enough as it is. You have to keep the story going, help your players guide the story, and remember just about everything about the world you’re playing in. Why not make things a bit easier with a handy-dandy book of puzzles and traps to test your party?
Every brainteaser in this book is setting-agnostic, letting you slot it into your current campaign. With full guides on how to run them, complete with maps, diagrams, and even what to do if your party can’t crack them for themselves, this is a great way to add some extra challenge to your campaign.
Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook
Upgrade your game night snacks.
Cook up a treat for your next D&D session by following a recipe from Heroes’ Feast. The book brings together recipes from across the Forgotten Realms, and gives you nice and simple instructions to make great food.
- Easy-to-follow recipes.
- Great photos.
- Tasty food.
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to D&D I am a snacker. Give me a bowl of pretzels or a bar of chocolate while trawling through a dungeon and I’m happy. And thanks to Heroes’ Feast by Kyle Newman and Jon Peterson, your snack game can be improved with some of these stunning meals.
From Elven Bread to Drow Mushroom Steaks, the book takes you all across the Forbidden Realms and shows you have to cook some of its tastiest looking delicacies. With great photography, easy-to-follow instructions, and themes to fit all kinds of encounters, this makes that bag of pretzels I feast on feel pretty outshone.
Galdor’s Guild Mimic Dice Chest Storage Box
A dice box with a bite.
A gruesome hand-made dice box bringing Mimics to your table. Full of teeth and eyes, this is an attention-grabbing way to carry your dice around, with a lock and key for that extra bit of protection.
- Incredibly detailed Mimic.
- Great way to store your dice.
- Also works as a prop for DMs.
You’ve got the dice, but having something to keep and roll them in is essential. Instead of settling for a simple pouch or an old box, try out one of D&D’s most infamous monsters, the Mimic, to bring an extra layer of theatrics to the table.
The box is big enough to hold four full sets of dice, and, from the outside, looks like a regular chest. Open it up, and you’ll be met with horrific teeth and bulging eye. Galdor’s Guild Mimic is hand-crafted and fully lockable to make it not just a fancy setpiece for your table, but an essential part of your D&D kit.
Ultra Pro Class Folio with Stickers for Dungeons & Dragons
Give the gift of organisation.
Help your party members keep all their D&D sheets together with an Ultra Pro folio. Character sheets, notes, and spell cards can all be kept in these stylish binders, ensuring nobody comes to the session without their stats sheet… again.
- Official D&D art.
- Great way to keep character sheets together.
- Includes pockets for spell cards.
Known primarily for its TCG accessories, Ultra Pro also does this excellent folder tailor-made to fit everything you could possibly need for your character. Each folio has sleeves to fit your character sheets and notes, and a few nine-pouch pages for you to fit your spell cards in for easy reference.
Add to that the official D&D art that adorns the cover, and you’ve got a practical and stylish way to lug about all those loose sheets of paper. There’s art for most classes too, to help keep your rogues rogue-ish and your bards bardic.
Who Is In Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves?
The rather excellent Dungeons & Dragons movie, Honor Among Thieves, starred an ensemble cast including Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Regé-Jean Page, and Sophia Lillis. Hugh Grant and Daisy Head also star as the main antagonists.
Alongside them, there are surprising names behind the minor characters, like Bradley Cooper as Marlamin and Ian Highmore as Szass Tam.
Is Dungeons & Dragons Evil?
Absolutely not, no. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Dungeons & Dragons was in the middle of a Satanic panic due to its depiction of demons, devils, and the occult, but the reality of playing D&D couldn’t be further from that image.
D&D is a mutual storytelling game that can go anywhere and do anything. While some players may like the grim, gritty darkness, most are far more light-hearted and goofy. Every game of D&D is what you make it, which is why it’s proven to be so popular.
How Long Is Dungeons & Dragons?
The length of a session of D&D depends on the party. You could commit to a full day of adventure and roleplay, or play in short bursts of a couple of hours. Of course, longer sessions give you time to warm up and get stuck in.
Campaigns can be incredibly long, with some running for decades. If you want to try D&D but art worried about the time commitment, you could try one-shots, which are self-contained adventures you play in a single session.
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