Dungeons & Dragons is making a return to the mobile gaming space with its new game Warriors of Waterdeep. Wizards of the Coast and Ludia will be working together to release this free-to-play turn-based role-playing game coming this spring that uses card packs and centers on the city of Waterdeep. Your party of adventurers uses the city as its base as it takes on missions.
Warriors of Waterdeep won’t hew as closely to the annual storylines such as Tomb of Annihilation or Storm King’s Thunder. Instead, you’ll take on missions from Larael Silverhand (one of the Seven Sisters that are also the Chosen of Mystra, the goddess of magic), the open lord of Waterdeep. Mirt the Moneylender, one of Waterdeep’s renowned rascals, handles card-trading. Durnan (the famous proprietor of the The Yawning Portal Inn, which sits above an entrance to the famous Undermountain megadungeon), runs the in-game shop.
D&D itself is also experiencing a boom, in part thanks to the streaming of gameplay. According to Twitch over 625,000 hours of D&D gaming were streamed on the site in 2017. Wizards of the Coast is hoping to capitalze on this fanbase.
Warrrios of Waterdeep will feature turn-based combat on a grid with players choosing a character from one of 12 classes and nine races. The game will be making its money by selling packs of cards to players. These cards can be used to customize characters and upgrade equipment.