Pen, paper, and imagination can only go so far. TSR's Dungeons & Dragons relied heavily on players' creativity, but for those who needed a push in the right direction, the tabletop-game publisher released modules. These extras were filled with new keeps, quests, and monsters for dungeon masters to challenge magic-users, thieves, and clerics.
Turbine, headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, is taking a similar approach with its massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. The developer today announced the first module for the PC game will be released in April.
Titled Dragon's Vault, the module will add content to the MMORPG, including 15 new dungeons that all character levels can crawl through. Turbine has also added a large-scale raid featuring the Vault of Night, which is guarded by one of the most feared enemies in D&D lore--the fire-breathing red dragon.
This first of several planned modules will be free for all DDO subscribers and will be a digital download. Turbine is also planning more free modules for the future, as well as some retail expansion packs.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach was released on February 28, is rated T for Teen, and retails for $49.99. Check back later this week for GameSpot's review to see whether or not Stormreach is worth its weight in gold pieces.