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D&D 4E The still "complete" list of official 4E products, now with 2011!

Dire Bare

Legend
Yes.

The Creature Catalogue was meant to be a softcover, but they accidentally printed it as a hardcover. They chose not to increase the advertised price, and so we got an extremely cheap hardcover.

Mind you, I'm not surprised at all that prices are increasing: I'm not sure that sales are all that hot, and the US economy is *not* in a good place.

Cheers!

Yup. Not to mention that introductory products are often priced artificially low. The D&D core rulebooks are often less expensive (per page) than other hard covers of their size . . . and I'm sure it's the same with the softcover Essentials products.

But, then again, I've heard people suspiciously complaining about rising prices since I started hanging out here on ENWorld roughly 10 years ago. It's called inflation folks, deal with it.
 

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ggroy

First Post
At this point in time, most likely the "Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium" book is going through the editing and typesetting phase, or it is already finished and ready to be printed soon in due time.

If this book is being done as a trade paperback (instead of hardcover), most likely the change in format was a recent decision. Perhaps they saw a significant spike in sales of the 4E Essentials "Rules Compendium" and "Heroes of the Fallen Lands" books, and wanted to ride the wave?
 

Reaper Steve

Explorer
I fully endorse all future D&D supplements being either boxed sets or 6x9 trade paperbacks.
8.5x11 hardcover is so '2000-and-late'

Although, as a very minor gripe, it sucks that I can't fit two stacks of 6x9 books in the DM kit box. The traditional sized box (which matches 8.5x11 books) is just a bit too small--9x12 would be more functional. No big deal though, as I just the DM kit box to hold all the stuff in my "DM kit"... dice, tokens, paper, etc.
 
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Riley

Adventurer
The traditional sized box (which matches 8.5x11 books) is just a bit too small--9x12 would be more functional. No big deal though, as I just the DM kit box to hold all the stuff in my "DM kit"... dice, tokens, paper, etc.

Unfortunately, the otherwise excellent 9x12 box that comes with Master Tiles: The Dungeon is also about 3/8" too small (in both height and width) to hold two stacks of Essentials books.
 

ggroy

First Post
The "Player's Option: Champions of the Heroic Tier" book showed up on amazon, with a July 19, 2011 released date.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Players-Option-Champions-Dungeons-Supplement/dp/0786958251"]Amazon.com: Player's Option: Champions of the Heroic Tier: A 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons Supplement (4th Edition D&D) (9780786958252): Mike Mearls, Richard Baker, Claudio Pozas: Books[/ame]
 






TerraDave

5ever, or until 2024
Klaus thats great!

I think at gencon this was "Players Handbook:..." Player Option would slot into essentials more easily. I would actually be surprised if it remains a hardcover.
 

Reaper Steve

Explorer
Hey, that's my birthday! It comes pre-gift wrapped with a pic of one of my favorite monsters... the displacer beast! (Nevermind the fact it's being pwned.)

I look forward to getting it on the 8th at my FLPGS.
 

Matt James

Game Developer
I'm one of the co-authors for the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0786958383?ie=UTF8&tag=loremaster-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0786958383"]Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale[/ame] should anyone have questions. I can't answer everything, but I will answer what I can. I'm partial, but it should be a bad-ass product ;)
 
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Mercurius

Legend
I'm one of the co-authors for the Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale should anyone have questions. I can't answer everything, but I will answer what I can. I'm partial, but it should be a bad-ass product ;)

Thanks for the offer, Matt, I'm going to take you up on it ;). I think a question a lot of people have is what happened to the Nentir Vale Gazetteer, whether it is being folded into the Monster Vault product, postponed, or outright canceled?
 

Matt James

Game Developer
I'm not sure I can get into specifics about exact monsters, but it will have a full range of creatures and encounters that you can toss at players. As well, tokens and four color maps will be found within that you can use for different types of terrain. There is a ton of new monsters as well as some creates of old ;).

I have no clue about the Nentir Vale Gazetteer. In fact, I only learned about that AFTER I had worked on this product :)
 

TerraDave

5ever, or until 2024
Well, thats an exciting new feature of this thread!

From the podcast and its essentials nature, the first MV would seem to focus on iconic monsters, and while we have seen the elder red dragon, my guess is that it probably has a lot of heroic tier stuff.

How is this distinguished: more higher level monsters, new twists on existing monsters? Also you mention new monsters, how new?
 

ggroy

First Post
I have no clue about the Nentir Vale Gazetteer. In fact, I only learned about that AFTER I had worked on this product :)

More generally, is it safe to assume that design and development is already finished on "Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale", and that editing is almost finished (or already done)?
 

Matt James

Game Developer
Keep in mind that I worked on the Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale, and not the Monster Vault: Essentials that is coming out shortly.

GGRoy: Probably. I'm not sure. I am just a freelancer and I am not fully clued in on the development process (design vs. development-- two different animals). Generally speaking communication is great between designers and developers so I assume a lot of it was completed shortly after I handed over my work. For instance-- I couldn't design a crazy-insane monster that broke all design/development rules and NOT hear about it. So, taking that into consideration-- it's safe to assume it has move significantly beyond those stages.
 
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TerraDave

5ever, or until 2024
Matt, is there anything you can tell us?

How about: where most of the monsters pre-selected, or could you pitch in some of your own.

EDIT: I guess not!
 
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