The collaboration between Mojang and Wizards of the Coast has resulted in an unusual product. Minecraft is getting a new game mode inspired by Dungeons & Dragons.
During the D&D Direct 2023 conference dedicated to the popular tabletop RPG system, the audience was in for a surprise. Minecraft will receive a new addition that brings elements and mechanics known from Dungeons & Dragons to the game.
The new game mode in Minecraft is a 10-hour multi-player campaign. During it, participants will face numerous dangers and hardships, and the story itself will offer many branched paths.
Mojang’s DLC will be enriched with many elements of the popular RPG system. A new equipment system will be introduced, as well as characteristics known from D&D used to describe characters. There will also be items, character classes, and the classic Forgotten Realms bestiary. The trailer featured a mimic chest, a storm giant, and finally, a mighty dragon.
It remains to be hoped that the new game mode will neatly merge the two worlds into one single whole, which fans will like.
Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons will work with the Bedrock version of the game, which means it will be playable on PC, as well as PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Android and iOS devices. An exact release date for the add-on has yet to be announced.
Bestiary Minecraft in a role-playing campaign
In addition to the aforementioned game mode in Minecraft, the collaboration between Mojang and Wizards of the Coast has resulted in another interesting concept. In the world of Dungeons & Dragons, several classic mobs will appear.
As part of a small expansion called Monstrous Compendium Volume 3: Minecraft Creatures, the following creatures will be adapted to RPG rules:
- edge dragon
A set of creatures, specially prepared according to the rules of D&D, will be available for free on the D&D Beyond platform.