When Dungeons & Dragons launches its revised 5th edition ruleset in 2024, one of the biggest changes coming to the Dungeon Master’s Guide will be the addition of bastions — optional fortress hideouts that your gaming group can earn and customize over time. To celebrate, WizKids has created one of the biggest terrain sets we’ve ever seen. It’s simply called The Watchtower, and it’s a modular wonder that puts classic toys like the G.I. Joe aircraft carrier to shame.
The plastic terrain set goes up for order on Amazon today. We’ve had it on the table for about a month, and it’s excited just about everyone who’s had the chance to play on it.
WizKids has been making licensed D&D bits for years now, including classic statues like their 12” Githyanki from the cover of the original Fiend Folioto their smaller, highly detailed action figures based on the classic cartoon. But the real gem for tabletop fans is their line of WarLock Tiles terrain. The snap-together kits are all compatible with one another, meaning that you can create everything from a medieval street scene to the entirety of the interior of Strahd’s castle. They even made a two-story version of The Yawning Portal (shown above), long the epicenter of adventuring life in the Forgotten Realms.
The Watchtower set, announced earlier this year, is likewise compatible with the rest of the WarLock product line. While the stills that accompanied the announcement made it look a bit homely, once we got the final production samples in hand it’s true potential was immediately clear.
Each floor of the Watchtower is comprised of a handful of curved wall pieces with a friction fit, plus punchouts for the arrow slits. That means you can build the tower as either a sturdy fortressRead more on polygon.com