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Swoon into a romantic fantasy setting with The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide for D&D

From the studio behind the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide.

The romantic fantasy world of the Blue Rose RPG has been adapted for Dungeons & Dragons 5E in a brand new book.

Called The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide, the tabletop title provides players with a ruleset designed to work with D&D 5E. Using the RPG book, players will be able to create characters and experience storylines within the world of Blue Rose via the system used for the popular fantasy roleplaying game.

Included within The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide are a selection of ancestries to choose from - such as the animalistic rhydan, sea-folk or various humans - as well as sub-classes designed for each of the core classes found within D&D 5E. Players will also have eight feats and three backgrounds to apply to their characters, with the game master able to implement a collection of magic items into their campaigns.

The world of Blue Rose is inspired by fantasy books of the 1980s, taking place in a setting that sees different cultures existing beside one another and engaging in diplomacy, whilst still needing to protect themselves against supernatural evils. The RPG is known for providing an inclusive environment wherein player characters of all genders and sexualities are able to freely express themselves. Telepathic communication is also a prominent element within the world of Blue Rose, as well as aspects like a system of forbidden occult magic that has the potential to corrupt the people who use it.

The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide was created and released by Green Ronin Publishing, the studio behind the original Blue Rose RPG as well as several other titles such as sci-fi roleplaying game The Expanse - which is based on the same series of novels as those adapted into the 2015 Amazon television series - the Dragon Age RPG, inspired by the video game series, and Ork! The Roleplaying Game.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the next sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 5E would be a crossover with the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Called Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos, the sourcebook will focus on the magical university that inspired the recently released Strixhaven Magic: The Gathering set and is planned to be released on November 16th.

The next campaign book for D&D 5E has also been revealed by publisher Wizards of the Coast. Wild Beyond the Witchlight will see players exploring the plane of the Feywilds, which is known for its strange denizens who have a perchance for unusual magic and trickery. Wild Beyond the Witchlight will be released on September 21st.

The Kickstarter for The Blue Rose Adventurer’s Guide is live until June 19th, with a pledge of $40 (£29) getting backers a copy of the hardback version in October, whilst a PDF version of the book is available for a pledge of $25 (£18).


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Alex Meehan

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Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.

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