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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Starmaster

Explorer
I find searching through a pdf counter-intuitive, and vastly prefer flipping through a physical book for reference. I buy pdfs mostly for cost savings and ease of storage, not because it's my preference in any other way.

Of course, that's just my preference.
I also STRONGLY prefer physical books for various reasons that I won't elaborate on here. But it's also nice to have a pdf copy of the book for portability and for searching. If you want to find all references of a specific term, I've found that the pdf search function is generally (but not always) more thorough and faster than using a physical book's index.
 


Parmandur

Book-Friend
Another potential clue to the Infinite Staircase: the following image is attached to several sites reprinting the press release about it, so it may be from WotC and indicative of the contents: the left image is a 3.5 Eberron piece by Wayne Reynolds, apparently, Google Fu told me nothing about then piece on the right:

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Yaarel

He Mage
I like that our D&D founders, Gygax and Arneson, are both decent people and flawed persons. This is an asset to our D&D tradition.

The game wouldnt have come into existence without either one of them. The intuitive freeform of Arneson and the rules meticulousness of Gygax were necessary for the roleplaying paradigm to form.
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
Another potential clue to the Infinite Staircase: the following image is attached to several sites reprinting the press release about it, so it may be from WotC and indicative of the contents: the left image is a 3.5 Eberron piece by Wayne Reynolds, apparently, Google Fu told me nothing about then piece on the right:

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I wonder, if the Tales of the Infinite Staircase will include an adventure from each edition, or an adventure from each campaign setting. It could be a good way to celebrate 50 years of D&D.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I wonder, if the Tales of the Infinite Staircase will include an adventure from each edition, or an adventure from each campaign setting. It could be a good way to celebrate 50 years of D&D.
Well, so far the only things we know about the contents is that there are six Adventures, and Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth is one of them. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks seems probable, since Perkins was teasing new art of material straight from that Adventure at Gameholecon last year. So, 2 adaptations of 1E adaptations of OD&D Convention Tournaments.

I don't think they will reach to cover wvery Edition per se, but I think "significant to the history of the game" will be a major factor. 2E Gates of Girestorm Peak was named ripped in that panel on the history of Adventures, along with at least one 3.5 Eberron module.
 
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vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
Well, so far the only things we know about the contents is that there are six Adventures, and Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth is one of them. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks seems probable, since Perkins was teasing new art of material straight from that Adventure at Gameholecon last year. So, 2 adaptations of 1E adaptations of OD&D Convention Tournaments.

I don't think they will reach to cover wvery Edition per se, but I think "significant to the history of the game" will be a major factor. 2E Gates of Girestorm Peak was named ripped in that panel on the history of Adventures, along with at least one 3.5 Eberron module.
That's fair, mayhaps wishful thinking on my part!

But, I am very curious as to which Eberron module they might choose (if they go that route) as I don't think there were that many. However, going off of the "genie granting wishes across worlds" thing, maybe Whispers of the Vampire's Blade?
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
That's fair, mayhaps wishful thinking on my part!

But, I am very curious as to which Eberron module they might choose (if they go that route) as I don't think there were that many. However, going off of the "genie granting wishes across worlds" thing, maybe Whispers of the Vampire's Blade?
Actually, let me correct myself: the picture you posted @Parmandur is from Eyes of the Lich Queen.
 

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