Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught Preview

Revealed a few months back during this year's D&D Direct event, Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught is a miniature-based 1v1 skirmish game utilizing the latest D&D ruleset. And if you'd like to know how it plays and what it's about, you should check out this Game Informer preview. But first, here's a quick teaser trailer:

And now, a couple of paragraphs to get you started:

In recent weeks, I had the good fortune to look at what Onslaught has in store for players when it releases in early 2023. As a D&D player since childhood, I was eager to see how the game would break down the complexities of D&D battle into a fast-moving tactical game. What I found after a good bit of playtesting was very impressive. Onslaught is a love letter to what makes D&D combat at the table so fun, but streamlined and focused for fast exchanges, balanced one-vs-one competition, and accompanied by minis and other components of stellar quality.

Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught is a two-person competitive skirmish game. Each player controls members of an adventuring party from a specific faction drawn from the Forgotten Realms fiction. The core launch box includes members of the Harpers and their longtime foes, the Zhentarim. But I also got to check out some of the subsequent faction packs on the way for groups like the Many Arrows orc clan and the dark ranks of the Red Wizards. And while you generally have to build your team only from members of a particular faction, a fun exception allows mercenary groups to join any faction. So, one of the game’s other first expansions is a mini four-pack of Sellswords that can join any team.