D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series—Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series—Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

About the D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series

The Dungeons & Dragons 50th anniversary play series will run all year, in celebration of 50 years of the World's Greatest Tabletop Roleplaying Game. We'll have events available for you to run in-store to help bring seasoned dungeon crawlers and brand-new adventurers to the tables at your game store.

We encourage you to pair these events with an in-store repeat play reward program, if you have one for your store. Guide players back into your tables at a regular cadence and steadily help them build a community of peers to geek out about D&D with!

About Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

Scheduling: March 29 – April 29; use D&D Event scheduling template

Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth is our kick-off event in the D&D 50th anniversary play series, showcasing an update to the classic adventure that takes about 4 hours to complete. It's adapted from a larger adventure appearing in an adventure anthology, Quests from the Infinite Staircase, hitting shelves this summer.

The adventure offers two different play modes: standard and tournament. Standard is what many newer enthusiasts may expect from a 5e adventure, whereas tournament mode harkens back to old-school play, with a scoring checklist at the end of the adventure for Dungeon Masters to use to track the group's activities throughout the event!

Here are some additional details to consider when preparing for your event:

  • We encourage you to have players sign up for your event with their existing Wizards Account. If they don't have one, encourage them to create one.
  • You may consider running separate events for tournament mode or standard mode, depending on your community's preferences; however, you may also run one event and allow each table to choose their game mode individually.
  • For tables running tournament mode, consider whether you want to offer any prizes, or showcase winning players from each campaign on a leaderboard in-store.
  • Be clear about whether players are allowed to bring their own 9th-level characters for the event, or whether character sheets will be provided day-of.
  • We recommend you recruit Dungeon Masters at least one week prior to your event's start date.
  • D&D Beyond account holders can redeem this adventure on D&D Beyond starting March 26; if you recruit your Dungeon Masters prior to March 26, inform them that the adventure can be claimed beginning March 26.

Additional Details

  • The adventure is for 9th level characters; please ensure that every player has an appropriately leveled character prior to the event.
  • Premade characters are available inside of Descent into the Lost of Caverns Tsojcanth in Appendix D on D&D Beyond. The premade characters are recommended for tournament mode.
  • The adventure and characters are available in English only.
  • If you’re running tournament mode, have a timer set at session start. Play ends when the timer expires, and everyone scores at that point. 
  • If someone does not or cannot access D&D Beyond, you may want to have the ability to print out a character sheet from the site.
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