Today, Wizards of the Coast revealed the new dungeon mechanic from Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms today, giving us our first look at the three dungeon cards from the set, and a few cards that let you “venture into the dungeon”, including a new Planeswalker card called Ellywick Tumblestrum.
Before we take a look at the new Planeswalker, here’s a video explaining how the dungeon mechanic works:
The new keyword Venture lets you venture through one of the dungeons from Dungeons & Dragons. When you venture into a dungeon for the first time in the game, you bring a dungeon of your choice in the command zone and put a venture marker on the first room. Each time you enter a room, its room ability triggers. The next time you venture into the dungeon, you move the marker to the next room, triggering its ability. When the last room is entered and trigger its ability, you complete the dungeon.
New Dungeon-Venturing Planeswalker, Ellywick Tumblestrum
Today, Codename Entertainment has revealed Ellywick Tumblestrum, a brand new four-to-cast green Planeswalker card that comes with four loyalty and three abilities: the first one (+1) lets you venture into the dungeon.
The second ability (-2) lets you look at the top six cards of your library, then you may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand; If it’s legendary, you gain 3 life. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Finally, the card’s ultimate (-7) gives you an emblem with “Creatures you control have trample and haste and get +2+2 for each differently named dungeon you completed.”
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will have three available dungeon cards you can use so using Ellywick’s first ability is kind of versatile if you’re venturing into the dungeon for the first time in the game, and allowing you to progress each turn can help you complete a dungeon more quickly, so when you pull of her ultimate, you can give you creatures at least a +2+2 power/toughness boost. Combined that with other dungeon-venturing cards, and you can probably complete more than one dungeon fast enough to double the power/toughness boost.
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is set to release for tabletop worldwide on July 23, 2021; you can check out all the details about the upcoming set here. It’s also set to release on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online a week earlier. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products are now available for preorder.