Wizards of the Coast, the Seattle-based company behind Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, is offering free resources to libraries and schools to help engage young people with virtual games while in quarantine.
WotC is distributing 2,000 kits around U.S. and Canada, which include D&D and MTG materials for virtual play. Each kit comes with 30 digital codes for Magic: The Gathering Arena, and a Legendary Bundle for the D&D Beyond website that unlocks access to all adventure content and current rules for D&D.
Each Magic Arena code unlocks 3 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths booster packs. Teachers and other educators can access additional material via theD&D Beyond site here, and theDM's Guild, a free site that provides D&D supplements. The bundle also includes 15% discount on all future D&D purchases.
The kits aim to engage educational communities with virtual games while allowing students and teachers to maintain social distancing measures. If you belong in the group of "over the age of 18 who are employed by or official volunteers at enrichment organizations, scuh as schools, libraries, community centers, and scout troops, and represent the organization's gaming programming," you can request to receive kits viaWizards of the Coast's customer service request portal.
"Right now, play, imagination, and connection with the people you care about are more important than ever. With these resources, we want to give back to communities and make it as easy as possible for as many people to roll with advantage during this difficult time." Dungeons and Dragons Vice President Nathan Stewart said in a statement.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is now available on Magic: The Gathering Arena, and it's also available for tabletop play in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and everywhere else on May 15. Commander 2020 will also be released on May 15.
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