Aug 9, 2022 — Dungeons & Dragons, Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, Featured

D&D Posters & Demo Kits Arrive Soon

Get all the dates and details you need to know about brand-new play programs and marketing materials coming with Dragons of Stormwreck Isle.

Aug 9, 2022 — Dungeons & Dragons, Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, Featured

D&D Posters & Demo Kits Arrive Soon

Get all the dates and details you need to know about brand-new play programs and marketing materials coming with Dragons of Stormwreck Isle.

To help you build a community of regular D&D customers, we are supporting the release of Dragons of Stormwreck Isle (October 4) with two brand-new D&D play programs for the WPN: the Learn-to-Play D&D Weekend and the Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Adventure Play.

For both play programs, we’re providing a robust kit of posters and demo materials to help new players discover what they enjoy about the game, ultimately encouraging them to build their own campaigns and become lifelong players and fans.

What's In Your D&D Kit

Your D&D demo materials will be arriving as soon as August 26 as a part of your Dominaria United marketing kit. Your D&D kit includes the following:

  • 1 Learn-to-Play D&D Weekend poster

  • 1 Adventurers League poster

  • 1 organizer instruction sheet

  • 2 sets of encounter cards

  • 2 sets of DM's guides with full encounter details

  • 2 sets of 5 pre-generated characters

  • 20 Ad slicks for new player next steps

  • 20 Dice pouches

Each D&D kit is designed to make running the in-store demo as easy as possible, so you and your players can put your focus on the fun! Pre-generated character sheets make it easier for players to jump into the fray, where encounter cards will help keep each phase of combat running smoothly.

You'll provide the first 20 players who join a demo at your store using a Wizards Account with a dice pouch to hold any dice they pick up for their adventure in your store. As always, be sure to hang the D&D posters around your point of sale to strike up conversations about each event customers can sign up for.

Learn-to-Play D&D Weekend: October 7–9

Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, D&D’s new starter set, is geared toward introducing new players and Dungeon Masters to the Dungeons & Dragons experience.

The Learn-to-Play D&D Weekend is a celebration of the Dragons of Stormwreck Isle release in which you'll use your kit to facilitate a 10- to 30-minute demo experience for players interested in giving D&D a try at your store. After the demo, players interested in a longer experience can play a full encounter lasting one or two hours.

The longer experience is the very first encounter from the Dragons of Stormwreck Isle book, and if players have a great time, you can encourage them to buy a copy for themselves. Additionally, you may want to invite them back for the continued Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Adventure Play event.

Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is available in multiple languages, but please keep in mind that each D&D kit will have slight differences that vary by region.

Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Adventure Play: October 10–November 20

A major element of Dungeons & Dragons is repeat play—many campaign groups try to meet once a month, or as frequently as weekly.

You can continue hosting weekly D&D events for your players through November 20, focused entirely on Dragons of Stormwreck Isle. While you won't receive a kit to facilitate Adventure Play, we will send you an email with instructions for how to split Dragons of Stormwreck Isle into four, two-hour sessions.

The instructions allow you to accelerate the adventure and trim content to ensure it can be run within a two-hour timeframe. Of course, D&D is meant to be fun, so we encourage you or your DMs to amend the adventures to suit the needs of the players at the table. You can use items from the original kit to encourage players to purchase a copy of Dragons of Stormwreck Isle to use.

Both the Learn-to-Play Weekend and Adventure Play series will be available to schedule in Wizards EventLink on September 6! On that day we'll also share a video to help get you started with everything you need to make sure your demo is successful. Look for your D&D demo kit coming August 26 and start preparing for these new player friendly D&D events coming this October!

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