Get the quasits out of our office! Our plan to make a #DnD book announcement on Thursday has been changed. Adventurers, mark your calendars for Monday, January 13.
— Dungeons & Dragons (@Wizards_DnD) January 7, 2020
Coming to your friendly local game store 3/17! Let Laeral Silverhand guide you on your path to adventure.
— Dungeons & Dragons (@Wizards_DnD) January 6, 2020
Laeral Silverhand is one of the Seven Sisters. She was first introduced in the 1E days having fallen afoul of a cursed crown (the Crown of Horns) that reversed her alignment. In recent days, she’s been a Lord of Waterdeep. Powerful mage. Don’t offend her! 🙂 #dnd
— Merric Blackman (@MerricB) January 6, 2020
The Open Lord of Waterdeep, Lady Laeral Silverhand, Queen of Stornanter and Chosen of Mystra, certainly has the authority to do that. Moreover, she would generally be inclined to invite Waterdavians from all wards and strata of the city. #wotcstaff
— Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) December 16, 2019
Theories on “Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit” So let’s look at what we know. A dice set is coming out on March 17th called Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit. Based on previous dice sets it’s a safe assumption that this is the title of the new March book. We have also had a TON of class-related UA, so here’s what we can figure out!
-Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit will be similar to Xanathar’s Guide and will have new subclasses and (hopefully) the class variant UA
-Laeral Silverhand is known as a prolific maker of magic items, I think we can assume this book will also feature new magic items, possibly common, probably stronger
-“Explorer’s Kit” seems to indicate an emphasis on the exploration pillar and a kit of equipment. What Xanathar’s did for tools I’m hoping this book will do for Equipment Packs (those handy-dandy things everyone starts with but rarely use)
-If we’re really lucky this book may expand armor and weapon options. While new weapons have been scattered about in other books (Ylkwa and boomerangs for example) we’ve never really gotten an expansion to these basic features. I would love a variety of shields to choose from (a +3 heavy shield, or a +1 shield that can be thrown for example), or better finesse options than just the rapier.
And really quick: I know, it’s Forgotten Realms again. Let’s face it, Laeral is an extremely recognizable name thanks to Dragon Heist and tons of novels and she’s significant enough to have her own “Guide” imo. Remember that Xanathar’s Guide had, like, 1% lore so while this really shouldn’t matter PLEASE refrain from complaining about more Realms books in the comments.That being said I would love to hear your theories in the comments below! from r/dndnext