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author: Karol Laska

Former Blizzard Employees Announce New Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Chris Metzen and Ryan Collins, former employees of Blizzard Entertainment, have announced an original campaign for tabletop D&D, titled Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. The project will soon launch a campaign on Kickstarter.

Back in late October 2020, we reported that distinguished former Blizzard Entertainment developer Chris Metzen is switching the industry a bit and was going to produce pen&paper RPGs. As a result, he founded a studio called Warchief Gaming, got down to business, and now we finally got to know some interesting details about his latest project - Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. An announcement video with the first concept art and Metzen's commentary has appeared online.

The above-mentioned campaign is developed on the rules of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. On April 20, it will hit Kickstarter, where you can support it with a donation. The first installment of the adventure, Worldbook: Lawbrand, will take us to the title dimension in the world of Faerun, which is made up of a group of trading cities in the midst of another industrial revolution. Here is how some of these metropolises look like.

Source : Warchief Gaming

Source: Warchief Gaming

Metzen is assisted at the helm by Ryan Collins, a man who also has a past at Blizzard. He worked there as a designer, e.g. on Hearthstone, where he dealt mainly with the narrative, that is, developing the so-called adventures (set in the WarCraft universe). He definitely has experience when it comes to creating fantasy worlds, although obviously not on such a scale as in the case of Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. But what will come out of it? We'll know more in April when the project hits Kickstarter.

  1. Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent - official website

Karol Laska

Karol Laska

His adventure with journalism began with a personal blog, the name of which is no longer worth quoting. Then he interpreted Iranian dramas and the Joker, writing for cinematography journal, which, sadly, no longer exists. His writing credentials include a degree in film studies, but his thesis was strictly devoted to video games. He has been writing for Gamepressure since March 2020, first writing a lot about movies, then in the newsroom, and eventually, he became a specialist in everything. He currently edits and writes articles and features. A long-time enthusiast of the most bizarre indie games and arthouse cinema. He idolizes surrealism and postmodernism. He appreciates the power of absurdity. Which is probably why he also tried soccer refereeing for 2 years (with so-so results). He tends to over-philosophize, so watch out.


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