D&D (2024) WotC Reveals The Confirmed Release Dates of 2024's D&D Slate

New product slate begins on May 21st and runs through February 2025.

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We now have the actual release dates of the upcoming slate of Dungeons & Dragons books, as shared by WotC via a press release emailed out a few minutes ago.
  • Vecna: Eve of Ruin (May 21)
  • The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons: 1970-1977 (June 18)
  • Quests from the Infinite Staircase (July 16)
  • Player’s Handbook (Sept 17)
  • Dungeons Master’s Guide (Nov 12)
  • Monster Manual (Feb. 18, 2025)

Vecna: Eve of Ruin
  • Adventure Campaign
  • For characters of levels 10-20
  • A high-stakes adventure in which the fate of the entire multiverse hangs in the balance. The heroes begin in the Forgotten Realms and travel to Planescape, Spelljammer, Eberron, Ravenloft, Dragonlance, and Greyhawk as they race to save existence from obliteration by the notorious lich Vecna who is weaving a ritual to eliminate good, obliterate the gods, and subjugate all worlds.
  • Release Date: May 21, 2024

The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons: 1970-1977
  • History of D&D
  • The ultimate book showcasing D&D’s inception, including Gary Gygax’s never-before-seen first draft of D&D written in 1973, a curated collection of published fanzine and magazine articles contribute to D&D’s origin story. Each document is introduced, described, and woven into the story by one of the game’s foremost historians, Jon Peterson.
  • Release Date: June 18, 2024
Quests from the Infinite Staircase
  • Adventure Anthology
  • For character levels 1 to 13.
  • This anthology weaves together six classic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS adventures while updating them for the game’s fifth edition. The Infinite Staircase holds doors leading to fantastic realms. It’s home to the noble genie Nafas, who hears wishes made throughout the multiverse and recruits heroes to fulfill them.
  • Release Date: July 16, 2024
Player’s Handbook (2024)
  • Player resource
  • Take your game to the next level with the revised 2024 Player's Handbook. More player options, enhanced organization, and engaging additions to the fifth edition rules, make this a must have for your next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.
  • Release Date: September 17, 2024
Dungeon Master’s Guide (2024)
  • DM resource
  • It's never been easier to become the Dungeon Master than with the revised 2024 Dungeon Master's Guide. Learn the craft from the experts in a cleverly crafted and accessible approach to running your own game. With more tools than ever before, becoming the master of your own multiverse will be a snap.
  • Release Date: November 12, 2024
Monster Manual (2025)
  • DM Resource
  • The revised 2025 Monster Manual brings you the greatest selection of foes to face off with your player's characters than ever assembled in the history of the game. More options at all levels of play means more ways to provide the challenges that will keep them coming back to the table again and again.
  • Release Date: February 18, 2025
 

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Burnside

Space Jam Confirmed
Supporter
I don't like running multiverse campaigns, but I'm not bothered but what I've been reading. Infinite starcase, like Yawning Portal, is likely something I'll just pull adventures out of to work into a campaign. I don't think I would want to run it AS a campaign. But will have to see the final product. Overall, I really like collections of smaller adventures that I can run as one shots are adapt to my own campaigns.

The new Vecna book may, however, get me to run a multiverse campaign. I'm very interested in see how they handle high-level play in 5e. My main concern is that it is going to require the GM to fill in a lot gaps.

I don't object to a multiverse adventure, but...

I think it's a tall order for an adventure to tick as many boxes as this one needs to:

  • 50th anniversary of D&D celebration
  • first adventure using new 2024 rules (if you believe what Crawford said in December)
  • actually no it's the finale to 2014 5E (if you believe the spin added by folks on this board now that we know it's coming out before the new rules are available)
  • totally compatible with both 2014 5E and 2024 5E because those two things are totally compatible because they said so and because other people on this board say so, even if you have read the UA and notice they're not totally compatible
  • 7 different settings
  • Spot the Easter eggs
  • Pay off the obelisks (third time's the charm?)

...and also actually be a good adventure.

Given how poor both Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and Turn of Fortune's Wheel are, despite being easier lifts than this one looks to be, my expectations for this adventure actually being good are low.
 

Oofta

Legend
No you're not the only one.

Hasbro, however, likes tying everything D&D related into the same "universe", because if Marvel made any money, that must be the solution for everything... :rolleyes:

Or ... there's a long tradition of travel between different universes. Elminister and company used to visit real world earth on a regular basis, many gods, NPCs, fiends are shared between worlds. Is there really a difference between people from FR being pulled into Ravenloft and travelling to a different multiverse setting?
 


I don't object to a multiverse adventure, but...

I think it's a tall order for an adventure to tick as many boxes as this one needs to:

  • 50th anniversary of D&D celebration
  • first adventure using new 2024 rules (if you believe what Crawford said in December)
  • actually no it's the finale to 2014 5E (if you believe the spin added by folks on this board now that we know it's coming out before the new rules are available)
  • totally compatible with both 2014 5E and 2024 5E because those two things are totally compatible because they said so and because other people on this board say so, even if you have read the UA and notice they're not totally compatible
  • 7 different settings
  • Spot the Easter eggs
  • Pay off the obelisks (third time's the charm?)

...and also actually be a good adventure.

Given how poor both Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk and Turn of Fortune's Wheel are, despite being easier lifts than this one looks to be, my expectations for this adventure actually being good are low.
The UAs and 2014 rules are compatible.

Also don’t agree with you about Phandelver and Turn of Fortunes Wheel being poor adventures but taste is relative.
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
Storm King's Thunder come out about 6-7 months before Yawning Portal reprinted the G series, and Tomb of Annhilation riffed on Tomb of Horror only 5-6 .oaths after Yawning Portal. So I don't think that would disqualify Dwellers of the Forbidden City nearly 7 years later.

Plus, Dwellers of the Forbidden City was a tournament Module: it is possible that will be a theme in this book, woth the framework being a way to string together tournament style drlves.
That's a fair point, but IMHO the "tournament" part of I1 is quite weak. The beauty (again IMHO) of the module is on the wide open-ended city and all the intrigue and exploration that can ensue.
 

Mistwell

Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
Well, two things can be true.

WotC really didn't need people "warping" their message. Their messages lately have rightfully made people pissed off even when received exactly the way they were intended...
The context we are discussing was literally the name OneD&D. No, that message was not rightfully making people pissed off and was not being received exactly the way they intended. It was being warped in the manner mentioned.
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
  • first adventure using new 2024 rules (if you believe what Crawford said in December)
  • actually no it's the finale to 2014 5E (if you believe the spin added by folks on this board now that we know it's coming out before the new rules are available)
  • totally compatible with both 2014 5E and 2024 5E because those two things are totally compatible because they said so and because other people on this board say so, even if you have read the UA and notice they're not totally compatible
The UA material us completely compatible with existing rules.
 

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