Dungeons and Dragons is not just an amazing board game but for those who don’t know specifically the Gen Z and some Millennial, Dungeons and Dragons was a very famous carton show back in the 80s and would air on Saturday morning and debuted on CBS back in the 1983 and ran until 1985.
For all those who were already a huge fan of the animated show, this is going to be an exciting news for y’all.
The all new Dungeons and Dragons adventure is all set to bring back one or more characters from the original animated series!!
The Wild Beyond The Witchlight, is going to be an upcoming Dungeons and Dragons adventure which is supposed to be set mostly in the Feywild, which is all set to feature multiple characters that originally have appeared in cartoon.
Chris Perkins who is all set to be the lead story designer recently confirmed that several characters from the Dungeons and Dragons past will be appearing in the adventure.
He further added, “I will just say there are a lot of nods to the past in this adventure, including nods to the D&D cartoon. You will run into one, maybe two characters who appeared in that original show.”
The details regarding which characters would exactly make to the new adventure were of course not revealed by Chris.
However, recently a fact sheet for the book provided by Wizards of the Coast noted that the characters such as Warduke, Stongheart and Kelek would all appear in the game.
All these three characters were part of the Dungeons and Dragons action figure line from the 1980s and also additionally made appearances in the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.
It should also be noted that these characters have also appeared way back in The Shady Dragon Inn, another Dungeons and Dragons accessory that has provided several pre-generated NPCs that could be used in any campaign.
The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon originally aired on CBS from 1983 to 1985 as a part of that network’s Saturday morning cartoon block.
Of course if it was a huge and big deal for the kids back then to wake up early morning to make sure they do not miss their favorite cartoons as we didn’t really have that kind of privilege to watch the repeat episodes on the smartphones or tablets back then.
Just to give you a basic idea of the cartoon; the synopsis of the Dungeons and Dragons goes something like this, “A group of kids from the real world get transported to a fantasy world filled with D&D monsters and characters. This group is then given abilities (corresponding to D&D classes at the time) by a character called the Dungeon Master and they try to figure out a way home.” Some of the villains in the cartoon include the evil wizard Venger and the dragon goddess Tiamat.
Some of these episodes are there on YouTube for us to get familiar with the concept or for those who are interested in the story or for those who are simply nostalgic after reading this news!
Of course we are still uncertain if Venger or the heroes of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon will appear in the new adventure.
The cartoon has been referenced several times by Wizards of the Coast in the past and more recently with the release of several Magic: The Gathering variant cards featuring characters from the show and not to forget the recent airing of the cartoon on Dungeons and Dragons’ Twich channel.
The Wild Beyond The Witchlight will be released on 21 September 2021.
And apart from that we also know that Chris Pine will be starring in the all new Dungeons and Dragons movie which will be set to be released in the year 2022 – 2023.
Michelle Rodriguez has also signed on for the new film!
We can’t wait for these to hit our screens and relieve some magical childhood memories.