We may earn a commission when you buy through links in our articles. Learn more.

New D&D starter set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is announced

According to Thursday’s D&D Direct live stream, Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is a brand new Dungeons and Dragons starter set arriving soon

DnD Starter set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle - box and components on blue background

December 1, 2022 For the full story, read our Dragons of Stormwreck Isle review

While we already saw a Dungeons and Dragons Dragons of Stormwreck Isle teaser thanks to a Hasbro trailer back in February, a D&D Direct livestream on Thursday confirmed the D&D book’s existence and release date. This announcement revealed the first clear look at the Dragons of Stormwreck Isle starter set – one that’s far better than the tiny, blurry picture that was in the corner of Hasbro’s trailer.

According to a Wizards of the Coast press release on Thursday, the starter set offers “a more streamlined onboarding experience for new players, as well as a rage of digital onboarding tools to further improve the game of anyone that’s playing for the first time”.

In a Business Wire post from February, Dragons of Stormwreck Isle’s price was originally listed as $49.99 / £36.71 – but Polygon confirmed the product will cost $19.99 / $15.33. Many online had previously speculated that a mysterious Amazon listing from publisher Wizards of the Coast had revealed the starter set’s release date as August 16, but this was revealed to be the new set, D&D Spelljammer: Adventures in Space.

Perhaps the Starter Set’s digital features will coincide with Hasbro’s recent D&D Beyond acquisition, but no details have been revealed so far. Other announcements made in the D&D Direct include D&D Spelljammer and Dragonlance books, as well as a new D&D movie title.

DnD Starter set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle - box and contents on blue background

For the easiest start in the world of DnD, read our beginner’s guide on how to play Dungeons and Dragons.

You can also check out our guide to D&D books for more details on the best 5E sourcebooks around, or read our Journeys through the Radiant Citadel review.

Update: This article was updated to include the new price of the starter set on April 21.