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During this year's ongoing D&D Live event, Wizards of the Coast unveiled the next official Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Entitled Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, this new tale that's currently set to go live on September 17, 2019 will begin in the famous city of Baldur's Gate and then take you on an exciting trip to Avernus, one of D&D's Nine Hells. You can learn a lot about Descent into Avernus by checking out this D&D Beyond YouTube playlist. Here's an interview with Chris Perkins and Adam Lee to get you started:
Apart from the new adventure book, you can also look forward to a new “Essentials Kit,” an official Rick and Morty crossover adventure penned by Patrick Rothfuss of “The Name of the Wind” fame, and more. This D&D Beyond article has plenty of relevant information. An excerpt:
Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus
The biggest and most exciting announcement of the weekend is, of course, the next D&D storyline! Last year’s storyline was a saga set in the city of Waterdeep, comprised of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage. This year, D&D is taking a trip to Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. The celestial-turned-archdevil Zariel is enacting her long-awaited vengeance upon the city of Elturel, and a group of unlikely adventurers have been pulled into the struggle!
This adventure spans levels 1 through 13, starting with low-level adventures in Baldur’s Gate, the dark and gritty metropolis which lead designer Adam Lee describes as “the Gotham [City] of the Sword Coast.” Starting a campaign in Baldur’s Gate is wildly different from starting a campaign in bright, shiny Waterdeep, and it perfectly suits a campaign that is destined to go straight to Hell. Introducing more than just the city of Baldur’s Gate, this adventure also opens up the massive sandbox environment of Avernus.
The adventure promises a deep story filled with unforgiveable betrayals, unspeakable evils, and a fallen angel. Those who dare venture into the Nine Hells can fight to bring redemption to Avernus, or give in to corruption themselves. Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus is available for pre-order on the D&D Beyond Marketplace now, and releases in stores on September 17th, 2019. A limited-edition, game store-exclusive cover by Hydro74 features the skull-shaped icon of Bhaal that is now inexorably linked with Baldur’s Gate.
Just like the Maps and Miscellany kits released for Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, a set of dice, random encounter cards, maps, and more, will be released to enhance your travels through Avernus.