The planes of Dungeons & Dragons have captivated the imaginations of players for over 40 years, and for good reason. The enthralling landscapes have hosted innumerable quests and adventures, and are home to powerful allies for players to befriend, and terrible villains for them to slay. Helping bring these adventures to life with our miniatures has been a great honor for Wizkids. When we heard a new plane was being added to D&D, we were ecstatic to be able to create the very first line of miniatures for it. Today we bring you some of the first previews from D&D Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica!
Ravnica is a unique setting for a D&D campaign, a sprawling cityscape covering the entirety of the plane. The city is ruled by 10 guilds, each overseeing a part of life on Ravnica and each vying for more power and control. Players can choose which guild to affiliate with when creating a character for their adventure, and we made sure to include a mini for each of them.
The Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica Starter Sets contain five pre-painted miniatures. Each miniature represents a character in one of the guilds, so with both sets you will be able to create a character with whatever allegiance you choose! Pictured above are two awesome figures you can base your new adventurer on, an Elf Druid of the Golgari Swarm and Human Sorcerer of the Rakdos Cult. Crafty Dungeon Masters may also introduce them as NPC representatives of other Ravnican citizens, or foes from another guild trying to take your party down.
The law and order of Ravnica can also be found in this miniatures release. Members of the Azorius Senate and Boros Legion appear in the D&D Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica. All chaotic aligned adventurers would do well to avoid these overzealous lawmakers!
Those who protect Ravnica may find themselves fighting for their lives in a Rakdos riot! The booster set will contain plenty of miniatures representing these “performers”, so every encounter can be just as varied as Ravnica itself. Every adventurer should be prepared to face the aggression of a group of Cacklers!
If you are bold enough, your reputation may even bring you into the presence of a guildmaster! Those who make names for themselves in their adventures may eventually find themselves face to face with Lazav, Dimir Guildmaster! If a party is so inclined, working directly for a guildmaster can bring great benefits.
The miniatures in Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica are not only from the guilds. Unguilded characters also make an appearance, such as Krenko, Mob Boss! The perfect miniature to lead a band of goblins, or to offer a party a “delicious job”, Krenko is another character that really helps bring your adventure and Ravnica itself to life.
Of course, we also have a new premium figure tied to this release. At 15,000 years old he is one of the eldest and most intelligent beings on Ravnica – Niv-Mizzet, parun of the Izzet League! A Gargantuan red dragon, Niv-Mizzet is an incredible miniature for any adventure. Players using the Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica campaign sourcebook can have the Izzet guildmaster take on many different roles, as the immeasurably curious dragon would want to know everything he could about mysterious interlopers. Those who can sate his curiosity or rouse his intellect may find a powerful patron on Ravnica! One must always be careful when dealing with dragons however, as anyone who disappoints him may end up becoming his next meal.
D&D Icons of the Realms: Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica will be available in your friendly local game store this November! Four-figure boosters have an MSRP of $15.99, and the Niv-Mizzet Red Dragon Premium figure has an MSRP of $49.99. Each of the companion starters has an MSRP of $24.99.