Minecraft is getting Dungeons & Dragons DLC

Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons

Minecraft is to get a blocky Dungeons & Dragons campaign, as Mojang and Wizards of the Coast announce its upcoming DLC.


Venerable tabletop RPG Dungeons & Dragons is about to get a blocky new look, as rights holder Wizards of the Coast and developer Mojang have announced an upcoming crossover.

Due for release this spring, the Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons DLC will feature familiar character classes (Barbarian, Wizard) and boxy re-creations of such Forgotten Realms locations as Candlekeep and Icewind Dale. It’s said that the D&D campaign will keep players busy for about 10 hours.

“This new, original adventure allows players to customise their characters’ stats and roll 20-sided dice to determine how to proceed in fully-voiced dialogue,” reads an accompanying press release. “Play with friends and get a unique D&D experience in the world of Minecraft.”

The DLC was announced on Tuesday during Wizards of the Coast’s half-hour long D&D Direct (thanks, Polygon). The presentation also revealed that the Mojang/Wizards of the Coast collaboration is flowing in both directions, with Minecraft characters – including the Creeper, Enderman and Ender Dragon – set to appear in Dungeons & Dragons. They’ll be available via Wizards of the Coast’s D&D Beyond digital hub under the title Monstrous Compendium Volume 3.

Dungeons & Dragons has existed in one form or another for almost 50 years, with its seminal tabletop RPG gradually joined by an animated TV show, a full-blown moral panic in the 1980s, and, of course, video games.

Speaking of games, there’s currently a pretty comprehensive Steam sale of D&D experiences going on at the moment, with the likes of Planescape Torment and Neverwinter Nights all available at knock-down prices.

The explosion of D&D news coincides with the release of the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, a fantasy adventure that takes a surprisingly tongue-in-cheek approach to the franchise. Reviews suggest that it’s much better than the infamously shonky 2000 film, Dungeons & Dragons, once memorably described as “hobbity gibberish.”

Minecraft’s Dungeons & Dragons DLC is scheduled for release in the spring for every single system you can possibly think of. Yes, even that one.

Read more: Baldur’s Gate III preview: ‘we started a Forgotten Realms University’

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