HYPE: The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein Deluxe Edition is Available for Pre-Order RIGHT NOW!
Written by Rachel on May 12, 2020
We’re so excited to share additional information about our newest art book, The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein, and also give you the very first look at our deluxe edition, which is available for pre-order right now from our US shop and our UK shop!
Encompassing the first chapters of our second campaign, this tome illustrates the adventures of our unlikely heroes as they meet in Trostenwald, struggle through a heartbreaking encounter with the Iron Shepherds, and more. Featuring stunning works by artists from the Critter community, The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein is a beautiful way to revisit the origin of the Mighty Nein through the perspective of expositor Beauregard Lionett and the archivists of the Cobalt Soul.
The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein features 260+ pages of some of the most breathtaking art created by 138 Critter artists from around the world, curated by our very own Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, as well as our friend Lauryn Ipsum. Along with more art than your heart can handle, our new art book also includes story text by Liam, Taliesin, Dani Carr, and the cast of Critical Role. Our books were published by our amazing partners at Dark Horse (We love you!).
Our next art book is set for release on Tuesday, June 2nd, which is when deluxe edition pre-orders are expected ship from our online shops AND also the date when the standard edition will be available where ever fine books are sold.
We’re excited to share more details about the standard and deluxe editions, including pre-order information and a few special sneak peeks, so read on, dear reader… We have a lot of amazingness ahead!
The standard edition of The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein features incredible custom cover art by Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio and was designed by Lauryn Ipsum and Cindy Cacerez-Sprague.
The standard edition is currently available via pre-order for $44.99 USD at your favorite local bookstore (we encourage supporting small businesses!). If you happen to be looking for a new favorite bookstore (please be sure to inquire about pick up and online orders!), check out IndieBound’s independent bookstore locator here.
Both the standard and deluxe editions of The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein are completely identical, however the deluxe edition has a few magical extras that we created with so much heart. These extras include:
- A faux-leather, foil-stamped cover featuring art by Lauryn Ipsum and designed by Cindy Cacerez-Sprague
- An annotated cloth map of the Dwendalian Empire, created by cartographer extraordinaire Deven Rue
- A triptych-style lithograph featuring exclusive art by Sam Hogg
- Character sketches of each of the Mighty Nein by Nick Robles
- A flyer for the Fletching & Moondrop Traveling Carnival of Curiosities by Will Kirkby
- A sumptuous invitation to the Lavish Chateau by Helen Mask
- Blueprints for the Tinkertop Bolt Blaster 1000 by Fernando Furukawa
- A pamphlet on the Traveller by Ceri Giddens
- Flower sketches by Lauryn Ipsum
The deluxe edition of The Chronicles of Exandria — The Mighty Nein will be available first to the Critical Role shops and is currently available for pre-order right now for $124.99 USD (in our US shop) and £124.99 (in our UK shop). The deluxe version of our art book is expected to ship on June 2nd and will be available at retailers and bookstores later on in 2020.
Check out a few sneak peeks behind the cover and our full artist credit list below.