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Everything We Know About D&D's Deck of Many Things Sourcebooks

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IGN was recently given an early look at The Deck of Many Things, a collection containing two books and a pack of cards for Dungeons & Dragons that will focus on the all-power artifact that has appeared in various D&D books and video games in the past. Here's everything we know so far:

The Deck of Many Things Overview

Release Date: November 14, 2023

Price: $59.95 (estimated)

Length: 272 pages, between two books & a 66-card deck

The Deck of Many Things is a set of two books and a deck of cards expanding upon the magical artifact seen elsewhere in D&D. The card deck itself contains 66 cards, 22 of which were found in the original version plus 44 new ones. The Book of Many Things, a sourcebook that offers options for incorporating the deck into your campaigns, and The Card Reference Guide which teaches how to use the cards.

The Deck of Many Things

The deck itself consists of fully illustrated cards absent any sort of description, merely meant to represent the cards as they might appear within the D&D universe. The 22 cards from the original deck return accompanied by 44 new options.

The Book of Many Things

This accompanying 192-page book "illustrates the deck's mysteries and provides everything players and Dungeon Masters need to use it in-game." This includes advice on using the deck, adventure locations, new monsters, character options, magic items, and organizations that have all been inspired by the iconic deck.

The Card Reference Guide

This 80-page guidebook shows how to use the cards either as a traditional oracle deck or to create D&D adventures inspired by the cards. In one such mode the deck can be used to generate adventures randomly by laying out the cards and "reading" them in the same style as a fortune telling.

That's everything we know about The Deck of Many Things so far!


Travis Northup is a writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @TieGuyTravis and read his games coverage here.

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