Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tales From the Yawning Portal

Earlier today Wizards posted the product page for their next 5E release, Tales From the Yawning Portal. This book contains 5E updates of several classic adventures:

  • Against the Giants
  • Dead in Thay
  • Forge of Fury
  • Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
  • Sunless Citadel
  • Tomb of Horrors
  • White Plume Mountain
This is really damn exciting! Going to be honest, Sunless Citadel, Forge of Fury, and Tomb sell it for me. The rest is just icing on the cake. I will admit I'm curious about how and if they're going to change some things. The Yawning Portal is in Waterdeep and almost all of these adventures took place on Oerth. I have noticed that Acererak is mentioned in the Forgotten Realms-centric Dungeonology, which also mentions he and his Tomb of Horrors being from Oereth originally. 

There is an interview with Mike Mearls on Forbes about it.


  1. I'm not playing 5e but I think it is cool that WOTC is going into the vault and updating some classics to the new edition. That said, I think Dwellers of the Forbidden City, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth or Isle of Dread would have been more interesting choices than Tomb of Horrors and White Plume. It would be nice for 5e players if this turned into a trend and WOTC released updated versions of the Slavers (A1-A4) and Saltmarsh (U1-U3) series.

  2. Or just did an updated T1-4, A1-4 and GDQ1-7. The original ubercampaign as one big hardcover release? Starting of with Temple of Elemental Evil, followed by Scourge of the Slavers and ending with Queen of Spiders!