This weekend Magic: The Gathering had the pre-release for their new D&D crossover, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. The set brought in many interesting mechanics from D&D that create new and interesting ways to duel it out. One of those is the introduction of dungeons into Magic. Fans have been pretty excited for this and it has sparked interest in many D&D players to see what Magic is all about. I’ve talked to some D&D players who have never touched a Magic card but decided to try it out because of this collaboration.
So, an obvious question is what about Magic players who haven’t played D&D? Will this potentially get them interested in trying out their first campaign? Well, to help assist with that, D&D has announced that they will be incorporating Magic into their game. The wizard college of Strixhaven, which was April’s theme of Magic cards, will be making an appearance in D&D as Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos.
A Curriculum of Chaos will bring D&D players to the Strixhaven University. It will give characters four adventures which can be played together or separately. Each of the adventures will be an academic year that will push players through college problems that they must face.
Each adventure describes an academic year filled with scholarly pursuits, campus shenanigans, exciting friendships, hidden dangers, and perhaps even romance.wizards
An interesting thing that this will bring about is a new race that players can choose, an owlin (owlfolk). It will be cool to see what comes from that. New spells and magic items will be added as well, and depending on the college you choose those will be something your character can cast and use. The idea is that you will be able to really feel connected to the college you choose, similar to the colleges of the MTG set. I’m super excited to see how this will be incorporated into D&D. I assume it will also bring some Magic players over to try it out as Strixhaven was a very popular release from Magic.
A Curriculum of Chaos is supposed to be easy to drop into any D&D world, so get your party together and jump in!