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

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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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Zaukrie

New Publisher
It seems like you say that a lot but maybe I am confusing you with a couple other dozen posters on these boards.
I'm about 50/50 right now on adventures.....but I'm 100% in on the core books.

Of course, the details of "true secrets and new mechanics" is of interest....maybe I'll just go fully digital on this one, I find I'm not using my physical books at all.....
 

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Osgood

Adventurer
I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.

And the posts from the past few days about how WotC has basically blown their opportunity to capitalize on the 50th anniversary by not announcing products yet (in early February!) haven't aged well! ;)
 

I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.

And the posts from the past few days about how WotC has basically blown their opportunity to capitalize on the 50th anniversary by not announcing products yet (in early February!) haven't aged well! ;)
It's actually coming out four months before the updated rules.

And I knew that thread wouldn't age well, I even posted on it saying that the press release they were waiting for had dropped...
 

Oofta

Legend
I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.

And the posts from the past few days about how WotC has basically blown their opportunity to capitalize on the 50th anniversary by not announcing products yet (in early February!) haven't aged well! ;)

Is it going to be using the updated rules though? Or just one last hurrah for 5E? If they're as compatible as they're aiming for, you should be able to use the mod for both old and revised editions.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
I'm about 50/50 right now on adventures.....but I'm 100% in on the core books.

Of course, the details of "true secrets and new mechanics" is of interest....maybe I'll just go fully digital on this one, I find I'm not using my physical books at all.....
I put a sad emoji on your post, but I'm not judging you. I mean "sad but true" when it comes to using physical books. I love (and sell!) "real" books, but I admit that the digital tools are starting to get good. (And by starting, I mean that they still have a long way to go, IMO to really dig-in to what the medium does better than print. I think that, for example, not only could DDB have a significantly better UI, but there are many, many things that I'd do differently in its design to really make the digital experience as useful as I think it can be).
 

Kurotowa

Legend
I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.
It's not. It comes out four months before the revised PHB. It's the last hurrah of 5e'2014, the end of the edition (except we're only getting an update not an edition change). And you know, it's doing that with a high level "fight Vecna" campaign book is kind of fitting. Tradition and all that.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.

And the posts from the past few days about how WotC has basically blown their opportunity to capitalize on the 50th anniversary by not announcing products yet (in early February!) haven't aged well! ;)
The Vecna Adventure is coming out 4 months before any new rule books. And the anthology is coming out like 2 months before any new rule sets. So neither is "for the new rules" particularly.

Not that it matters on that front, since the rules are all intercompatible.
 

I gotta admit, I'm pretty surprised that the first adventure of the updated rules is for levels 10-20. Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's just unexpected.

And the posts from the past few days about how WotC has basically blown their opportunity to capitalize on the 50th anniversary by not announcing products yet (in early February!) haven't aged well! ;)

Of course it aged brilliantly, my pressure campaign on enworld to have them make announcements worked, hence why this info has been released right afterwards, all accordingy genius plan. 😇
 
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