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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.


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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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.
Ooh. Maybe they'd include Vault of the Dracolich then - it's my personal favorite tournament adventure. From very early in the D&DNext playtest.


Crusty Old Meatwad (he/him)
Sorry but you don't get to decide why people were pissed off.
There is ZERO evidence of nefarious intent behind the name One D&D. It was stated to be a placeholder name just like D&D Next before it.

If you have evidence of bad intent, let's hear it. If not, then please explain how you came to the conclusion that there was ill intent behind the name without knowledge of other things WOTC had done and an opinion that such other things were negative and applying that knowledge and prior opinion to assumptions about the name? Because, lacking evidence, it has to be assumptions about the intent of the name and those assumptions have to come from some prior opinions right?
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Ooh. Maybe they'd include Vault of the Dracolich then - it's my personal favorite tournament adventure. From very early in the D&DNext playtest.
Ph, hey, that looks like a great fit: Yawning Portal had Dead in Thay, after all. The 1E "Classics" are the go-to for speculation because they are well-known, but clearly WotC isn't bound by any particular rules on their choices.


Oh, agreed. I love picking up a physical book, and I use the monster books a lot just to look for a random one. But in play? It is almost all digital at this point. Why print out a statblock when I can just look it up? Rules? On line look up. the only physical books that I think make total sense for me at this point are setting books, because I don't use them in game/live....but we don't get those from WotC anymore. And I own so many already.....

It is partly coming down to cost, and the fact we might downsize again/move again. Like, I can't justify physical books at some point.

And, yes, the search and a few other things are NOT GREAT on dndbeyond, but it is still better than a book most of the time.
Yeah, this is something I'm coming to terms with that is rough. I love owning physical books, and I like sitting on the couch to read through them.. But for actual game use a PDF is just miles better. Sure you can put tags or bookmarks in your book but it's never as effective as the digital copy. I like to open multiple instances of my books as individual tabs that I can bounce between, each open to the pertinent section. Or cutting statblocks and pasting them together into a single page for table reference.

It's just hard to beat.
Should I take the release date of the DMG being right before my birthday as a sign?

If so, as a sign of what?
Same! It'll be coming out the week before my birthday.. I was really on the fence about buying any new WOTC product but I may make an exception here and buy it as a birthday gift to myself.

Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
I wouldn't mind seeing Rahasia and/or the Desert of Desolation series... but I am doubtful that would make the cut given the fact that it was 3 modules.
Desert of Desolation would have been a great series to anchor another Ghosts of Saltmarsh-like product, padded out with more desert adventures from Dungeon magazine. I would love to know why WotC never did any more of those.

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
So... I've been running this campaign once a month for 2 hours a session with my high school buddies - we reconnected during the pandemic and the campaign still is going strong!

It started with the original Phandelver, but they didn't find the "big bad" of that adventure, who instead kidnapped an NPC. So I randomly decided to grab a 1e adventure off my shelf and make that the 7-9Level adventure - and yup you guessed it, it was Tsojcanth. I've read it through once, and it needs... work. Maybe not so much work; but I think I need to make a faction cheat sheet and a relationship map to really understand what's going on there. And then I'll have to tie this all into my ultimate big bad guy (gal?) Lolth...

Right now they are going through Tamoachan at the speed of roughly one room per session 😲 (one guy's getting a bit frustrated I think, he just marches into rooms and starts opening all the things - good thing he's got the most hit points!)

But that's ok. At this speed, Infinite Staircase's release in July will be just in time for when they get to Tsojcanth :ROFLMAO: So maybe I don't have to do this work after all!

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