The new Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide will include new backgrounds, subclasses, subraces and more.
When it comes to Dungeons & Dragons there are few settings as popular as the Sword Coast. Home to beloved locales like Baldur's Gate and a whole host of fan favorite characters, it's not hard to figure out why Wizards of the Coast have based much of their 5th Edition adventure content in that region. That being the case, the company, in a release this morning, has announced plans for a new book aimed at giving 5th Edition players even more insight into the setting.
The book in question, which will be produced in cooperation with Green Ronin Publishing, has been dubbed the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide and will include a wide variety of content that both expands the 5th Edition game and dives deeper into the setting. On the expansion front, the book will add a variety of new subclasses to give players more options for their characters. Wizards of the Coast has yet to release the entire list but has confirmed that players will gain access to the Swashbuckler, Purple Dragon Knight and Bladesinger subclasses. It will also add new backgrounds and subraces to further augment character creation and progression. Outside of that, the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide will also include updated maps, background info and a whole slew of "mysterious locations and story hooks" for DMs looking to improve their games.
Wizards of the Coast has yet to release any pricing information for the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. That said, the company has confirmed that it will be hitting store shelves on November 3rd, 2015. What do you think? Will the draw of new subclasses and subraces be enough to secure your purchase?