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The summer’s shining and spritzing its last (in Chicago, anyway), which means you’re probably already stocking up on indoor, polar-vortex-abiding entertainment. So, in addition to filling up your streaming queues, you can look forward to whiling away the time with some tabletop gaming. The A.V. Club has you covered in either case—aside from our upcoming fall TV preview, we’re offering a chance to win the latest Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Storm King’s Thunder. Dungeon Masters and adventurers everywhere can now take part in a story filled with titanic foes, rune magic, and a new treasure option. Here’s the synopsis, straight from the dragons’ lair (i.e., Wizards Of The Coast):

Giants have emerged from their strongholds to threaten civilization as never before. Hill giants are stealing all the grain and livestock they can while stone giants have been scouring settlements that have been around forever. Fire giants are press-ganging the smallfolk into the desert, while frost giant longships have been pillaging along the Sword Coast. Even the elusive cloud giants have been witnessed, their wondrous floating cities appearing above Waterdeep and Baldur’s Gate. Where is the storm giant King Hekaton, who is tasked with keeping order among the giants?

The humans, dwarves, elves, and other small folk of the Sword Coast will be crushed underfoot from the onslaught of these giant foes. The only chance at survival is for the small folk to work together to investigate this invasion and harness the power of rune magic, the giants’ weapon against their ancient enemy the dragons. The only way the people of Faerun can restore order is to use the giants’ own power against them.


Whether you always meant to get into Dungeons & Dragons, or have been looking to pick up the classic roleplaying game again, a new adventure awaits you in Storm King’s Thunder. To enter for a chance to win one of two copies of the game, email avcontests@theonion.com with the subject line “Storm King’s Thunder.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. U.S. entrants only. On Tuesday, September 6, we’ll select two winners from our eligible entries and notify them shortly thereafter.

If you’re not one of the chosen two, you can preorder the game via Amazon, or your local bookstore.

[Note: The contest supporting the Storm King’s Thunder giveaway is not administrated, sponsored, or endorsed by Wizards Of The Coast.]


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