The Prerelease for the new Magic: The Gathering crossover set, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is coming, and that means more dungeons, dragons, and dice-rolling are coming to Magic. If you don’t have a d20, don’t worry. Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Companion app will release a new dice-rolling feature alongside the tabletop release of the set.
For those unfamiliar, Companion app is the official tool for Magic: The Gathering that lets you keep track of life totals and other counters, join local game store events, organize tournaments at home, and set up pairings. You can download the Magic Companion app for iOS and Android for free.
There’s also functionality that allows everyone participating in an event to get the latest information for the event as soon as it’s available and gives more control over tournament scorekeeping to ensure the event runs smoothly.
In Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, there are several cards that let players dice to trigger effects based on the results. You can check them out in the spoiler section.
How to use the dice roller in the Companion app
Players can log in using their Wizards Account, the same account they use to access things like Magic: The Gathering Arena.
Once you open the Companion app, select Track option in the bottom right corner, then you select which Magic format you want to play, the number of players, and starting life total for everyone.
This will take you to the life tracker screen where you can track life totals for up to four players, where you can track the life totals for up to four players, as well as other game stats such as mana, poison, and storm count. The two-player game looks like this:
From here, press the Planeswalker symbol in the center of the screen and a menu will slide up, then select the ROLL DICE option.
Once you’re in the dice roller, you can select d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, and d20, and you can select multiples of each die type to roll. The number in orange at the top right of each die indicates how many of that die you have selected, and you can change that number by pressing the addition or subtraction symbols.
Once you have selected your dice, select ROLL to see your total. You will also see each die’s individual rolled value. If you rolled more dice than can fit on the screen at one time, you can scroll through them to see all of the individual die numbers.
The arrow in the top left will bring you back to the dice roller so you can begin rolling again, while the X in the top right will bring you back to the life tracker.
You can also access the life tracker and dice roller directly from a match slip. After entering your event code and joining successfully, you can select the Track Life button beneath your match pairing.
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is set to release for tabletop worldwide on July 23, 2021. Check out the spoiler section at MTGRocks.com. It’s now available digitally on MTG Arena and Magic Online. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products are now available for preorder.