4E May 2008 - 4E PHB

danir

Explorer
Hi there,
A small visitor from israel :)

Yesterday i have seen here the news regarding 4E but it appears that you are in a bit of a time lag - Thanks to silverstars (israel publisher), we here at israel got all the beans already ;-)
- Relesase date - May 2008
- PHB @ May, MM @ June, DMG @ July
- The SRD/OGL/D20 will still exist, however he didn't reveal any further details
- Apprantaly there will be at least 7 books of D&D 4 on 2008, no info what exactly though.
- There will be hebrew on WotC site, unknown when, which means that there will be somekind of multilingual support on D&D insider/Gleemax.
 

Korgoth

Villager
danir said:
Hi there,
A small visitor from israel :)

Yesterday i have seen here the news regarding 4E but it appears that you are in a bit of a time lag - Thanks to silverstars (israel publisher), we here at israel got all the beans already ;-)
- Relesase date - May 2008
- PHB @ May, MM @ June, DMG @ July
- The SRD/OGL/D20 will still exist, however he didn't reveal any further details
- Apprantaly there will be at least 7 books of D&D 4 on 2008, no info what exactly though.
- There will be hebrew on WotC site, unknown when, which means that there will be somekind of multilingual support on D&D insider/Gleemax.
Shalom aleichem! Thanks for the scoop!
 

TwinBahamut

Villager
danir said:
Hi there,
A small visitor from israel :)

Yesterday i have seen here the news regarding 4E but it appears that you are in a bit of a time lag - Thanks to silverstars (israel publisher), we here at israel got all the beans already ;-)
- Relesase date - May 2008
- PHB @ May, MM @ June, DMG @ July
- The SRD/OGL/D20 will still exist, however he didn't reveal any further details
- Apprantaly there will be at least 7 books of D&D 4 on 2008, no info what exactly though.
- There will be hebrew on WotC site, unknown when, which means that there will be somekind of multilingual support on D&D insider/Gleemax.
Thanks for the information! If you can link to a good online source (even if it is in Hebrew), it would be appreciated.

May huh... That gives a 9 month lag, right? Quite a good amount of time to build hype and get feedback.
 

Glyfair

Villager
Agamon said:
May??? "C'mon, May!" just doesn't sound right.... :p
Sounds right to me. We get all three books by July. Then we have a month to digest them before GenCon 2008 and the first big 4E events.
 

Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
The dates sound a little off to me. I would have thought that they would release them at either Gen Con or D&D XP. XP is held in February, Gen Con in September. I would think that XP next year is too close. So I'm guessing that Gen Con next year is when it will debut. Publishers have been given incorrect dates before.

Olaf the Stout
 

Glyfair

Villager
Olaf the Stout said:
The dates sound a little off to me. I would have thought that they would release them at either Gen Con or D&D XP. XP is held in February, Gen Con in September. I would think that XP next year is too close. So I'm guessing that Gen Con next year is when it will debut. Publishers have been given incorrect dates before.
IIRC 3E was released June, July, August. What month was 3.5 released? (Edit: July 2003)

Regardless, I would think they would want it out before GenCon. Otherwise they'll either have a lot of games with an "obsolete product" or else they'll have a gazillion people playing a game they haven't read (or a combination of both).
 

Yair

Community Supporter
danir said:
Hi there,
A small visitor from israel :)

Yesterday i have seen here the news regarding 4E but it appears that you are in a bit of a time lag - Thanks to silverstars (israel publisher), we here at israel got all the beans already ;-)
- Relesase date - May 2008
- PHB @ May, MM @ June, DMG @ July
- The SRD/OGL/D20 will still exist, however he didn't reveal any further details
- Apprantaly there will be at least 7 books of D&D 4 on 2008, no info what exactly though.
- There will be hebrew on WotC site, unknown when, which means that there will be somekind of multilingual support on D&D insider/Gleemax.
Hah! And I didn't know!

As a confirmation, you can look here, where the Silver Stars publishing man says (in loose translation):

Ok, so a little information:

Fourth Edition is coming out starting in May 2008 in English. First the Player's Handbook, then the Monster Manual, then the Dungeon Master Guide. Each month a new one.

The OGL keeps on living and so does the whole system (D20). All of course with the appropraite changes. Unfortunately, I can't say what those are, as although the edition's existence has been exposed they're only releasing more details today.

I can tell you this: in accordance with our agreement with Wizards, we are already setting things up for a translation, so that between the publication in Engiligh and in Hebrew there would be a very short time. ... Our current plan is to translate all the seven intial books of D&D 4 (no, I can't tell you what the rest are at the moment, but they are so yummy, you'll so enjoy them...). That means 2008 will be a very busy year...
 

Allensh

Villager
Eric Anondson said:
Sounds like Silver Stars has been contracted to translate 4e to Hebrew. Interesting.

wasn't it the Israeli Defense Forces who declared D&D players a security risk?

Allen
 

Xyxox

Villager
Agamon said:
May??? "C'mon, May!" just doesn't sound right.... :p
PHB = May 2008
DMG = June 2008
MM = July 2008

GenCon = BIG TIME MAJOR GOODRIGHTFUN GAMING WITH THE 4E CORE RULES!!!!!!
 

danir

Explorer
Okay, it appears those initial books will include -
FR campaign setting
Dragon-related book
Magic item book
Magic book
Martial arts book.
 

WhatGravitas

Villager
danir said:
Okay, it appears those initial books will include -
FR campaign setting
Dragon-related book
Magic item book
Magic book
Martial arts book.
Iiiinteresting.

FRCS: No brainer!

Dragon-Book: Well, Draconomicon was a huge success...

Magic Item Book: As well as MIC. But this means DMG will have less?

Magic Book: Hmmm... hopefully it's not too essential to play a caster...

Martial Arts Book: Goodbye monk? Exiled into a book....?

Just idle speculation...

Cheers, LT.
 

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