Wizards of the Coast's new season of Dungeons & Dragons Encounters begins on May 11, 2011 with Dark Legacy of Evard, a series of linked 1-hour scenarios that involve one of D&D's classic wizards.
Duponde may look like nothing more than a sleepy little stopover along the broad banks of the Nentir River. But the village harbors a dark secret: The tomb of the notorious Evard the Black, master of shadow magic, lies in the town’s cemetery.
Read the full description of the event at Wizards.com. D&D Encounters are held each Wednesday at your friendly neighborhood gaming store. Each one runs 60-to-90 minutes. According to Rodney Thompson on the D&D Podcast, this season of Encounters is designed to include a bit more role-playing in addition to the standard combats that folks have come to expect.
I haven't played in D&D Encounters, but I think it's a cool concept, particularly for those who don't have a weekly campaign or who just need that extra weekly fix of D&D.