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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Just to zoom in on this a bit:

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

So, it seems that the character that Perkins teased at Pax was this "no le genie" named Nafas, who is the frame story for the anthology bringing together some D&D multiverse Avengers. As with prior anthologies, this will lobvioauly not have much to do with the Adventures themselves.

Now, as to those Adventures, we have 6 of them, from Level 1-13. What do y'all think we may see here? Are there many classic intro Adventures available? T1 or N1, perhaps?
Well Lost Caverns is one. I would love the Drow series to follow up from the Giant Series in Yawning Portal. But that might be too high level.

Village of Homlet would also be great agreed.
 

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Lost Caverns is seperate isn't it? And possibly free, coming in March?
Fans around the world will enjoy a free classic dungeon-delving experience with Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, an excerpt from an upcoming adventure in Quests from the Infinite Staircase. Play at your local game store, conventions such as Gary Con and PAX East, or online and discover how you measure up against the challenges of this fast-paced adventure! Keep an eye on D&D Beyond for more details on how you can pick up your copy and participate.
 

Yaarel

He Mage
I'd like to petition that we start calling this R5E, for "Revised 5th Edition."
Or "Revamped 5th Edition" if you prefer.
The point of an abbreviation is to be convenient.

R5E is actually complex for the keyboard hunting for letter-number-letter. Especially the R and the 5 require the same finger, which interrupts the speed of the typing.

For me the number-letter 5e, is simple enough, where the 5 takes an effort to find with index finger, but the hand then returns to the keyboard for a normal e with the middle finger.


In any case, I will still refer to "5e" for everything. If I need to distinguish from some reason, I will just say "2014" versus "2024".


Similarly, when I refer to 3e, I only say "3e". Only if I need to distinguish do I specify "3.0" versus "3.5".
 

CapnZapp

Legend
The short blurb in the box on the front page says:

New product slate begins on May 21st and runs through February 2024.

Should be Feb 2025.

It's correct here in the thread - I'm talking about the news item on the front page.
 


CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
In any case, I will still refer to "5e" for everything. If I need to distinguish from some reason, I will just say "2014" versus "2024".
It's already settled: it's gonna be "5E" just as usual, referring to 2024 edition or 2014 edition if you need the specificity.

Yeah, same here: I'm going to continue referring to all products in this edition as "5E." I was mostly speaking to the "5.5E" tag for the forums, which isn't accurate. If I ever feel the need to distinguish between the newer and older 5E books, I'll add an R instead of typing out the whole date.
 

CapnZapp

Legend
Yeah, same here: I'm going to continue referring to all products in this edition as "5E." I was mostly speaking to the "5.5E" tag for the forums, which isn't accurate. If I ever feel the need to distinguish between the newer and older 5E books, I'll add an R instead of typing out the whole date.
The D&D One moniker also feels completely obsolete.

Funny we're discussing this in the One D&D (5.5E) subforum - which contains only labels that never ended up being used by WotC...

More accurate would be to have the 2014 and 2024 subforums, but of course this subforum will eventually be merged back into the main D&D forum once the edition hoopla settles down.
 



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