Gale Force Nine has some new Elemental Evil previews they’re showing off. First, don’t let the players know what you’re doing with their new DM screen. Gotta keep those notes secret. Next up are new Spell Cards to help you keep track of your spells available and their various effects. These really save time on having to flip through a rulebook to find the exact wording of what your nuanced spell really does.
From the preview:
The Dungeon Masters Screen is the perfect companion for running the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure.
The Elemental Spell Cards are incredibly detailed with visual references telling players what class can add them to their spell books.
This screen is the perfect companion for those Dungeon Masters running the Princes of the Apocalypse adventure. The front is adorned with intimidating images of the Elemental Cults’ leaders while the back provides quick reference to game conditions, random encounters tables and a map of the Dessarin Valley.
Four apocalyptic cults of Elemental Evil are building secret sanctuaries and outposts throughout the North, bringing terror and destruction to the Forgotten Realms. Each cult is devoted to one of the Princes of Elemental Evil (godlike entities embodying air, earth, fire, and water) and is led by a nihilistic prophet, corrupted by power. The cruel elf princess Aerisi Kalinoth speaks for the air Cult of the Howling Hatred, while Marlos Urnrayle, a fierce male medusa, leads the Cult of the Black Earth. The Cult of the Eternal Flame scars its followers at the behest of the beautiful and deadly tiefling Vanifer, and the mutilated sailor Gar Shatterkeel plots to drown the world with his Cult of the Crushing Wave.
The cults use devastation orbs, forged of raw elemental power, to ravage Faerûn with horrifying earthquakes, typhoons, tornados, and other disasters. Independently, the cults are terrible adversaries, but now they have secretly begun transforming a long-lost dungeon into a huge subterranean temple dedicated to an alien entity known as the Elder Elemental Eye. To prevent this union of the Elemental Evils into one catastrophic force, heroes must expose the prophets’ true agenda. The cults’ agents are everywhere and their power is immense.
When you don’t know whom to trust, knowledge is your only weapon. Unearth the Deception.
With the rise of the elemental powers, the world will also see new magic emerging and a selection of new spells, all of which can be found in the new Elemental Evil Spell Deck. These elemental spell cards have their own unique visual look, as well as a visual reference for the class that can add them to their spell books. This makes this deck very versatile.