D&D 5E The March D&D Book Will Be Announced Next Tuesday

As has become standard these days, the upcoming D&D book has appeared -- in an anonymous, secretive guise -- on various bookstores in advance of an announcement. In this case, Amazon, Penguin Random House, and Barnes & Noble, all of whom confirm that the book will be announced next Tuesday on January 12th, and released on March 16th.

The book will cost $49.99. B&N has its dimensions as being 6.5 x 9.5 inches, which is smaller than a standard D&D hardcover (but that information could just be a placeholder). B&N also indicates that the authors are Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson, but they also say that for Tasha's Cauldron and other WotC books, so that also looks like it's just their boilerplate for WotC. There's also an ISBN number: 978-0786967223.

This is almost an exact mirror of this time last year, almost down to the dates (last year it appeared on stores on Jan 6th, was announced as Explorer's Guide to Wildemount on Jan 9th, and released March 17th).

There's been plenty of speculation recently. Last year WotC said that three classic settings were getting active attention, and that the coming years would have a greater emphasis on settings, as well as more anthologies and Magic: The Gathering collaborations. And, of course, WotC has recently been involved in a Dragonlance lawsuit, which was voluntarily dismissed in December with Margaret Weis tweeting that there was exciting news in the weeks to come.

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Expecting an adventure anthology book, classic setting/AP, and a MtG Setting (hopefully Eldraine). From an order point of view, I'd say probably anthology is due first. Mtg Setting in summer, and classic setting leading into holidays.

I hadn't thought of an MTG setting. If it is, I would be hoping for Zendikar.
This is my big fear. Since MtG had a D&D in Zendikar crossover recently, it would make sense for it to cross back.

The only problem is, Zendikar is the most boring, generic setting ever. It doesn't have anything to offer apart from name recognition for hardcore MtG fans.


If it really is a pack of small dogs, it’s an easy pass for me. Seems like they’re just gonna have tie ins to the upcoming movie for the foreseeable and selling packs of small dogs just reeks of desperation tbh.


The old AD&D Book of Lairs were great, they printed a few different ones IIRC. They were a collection of 1 page short adventures. I would definitely buy something like this of even 5-10 page one-shots.
Would love to see a 5e Book of Lairs. I still use the 1e versions. In an exploration focused hexcrawl campaign, it’s a fantastic resource.

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