Monday, May 19, 2014

5th Edition Dates, Prices, and Look Confirmed! Plus New Miniatures!

This morning Wizards of the Coast formally announced the release of the new edition's core set, starter set, and a couple of adventures! Here's what you're getting:
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals

Wizards RPG Team

Everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

 
Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!

The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.

Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.

Item Details
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Page Count: 96
Price: $19.99; C$22.95 or you can pre-order it from amazon for $16.04!

Player's Handbook
A Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook
Wizards RPG Team

Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

 
The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D races and classes.

Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?
Item Details

Release Date: August 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 320
Price: $49.95; C$57.00 
Monster Manual

A Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook

Wizards RPG Team

A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

 
The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders—a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.

The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.
Item Details
Release Date: September 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 320
Price: $49.95; C$57.00 


Dungeon Master's Guide

A Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook

Wizards RPG Team

Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

 
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.

Inside you’ll find world-building tools, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic items, and much more!
Item Details
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 320
Price: $49.95; C$57.00 
The Rise of Tiamat

Tyranny of Dragons

Wizards RPG Team

Avert the Cataclysmic Return of Tiamat in this Adventure for the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game.

 
The Cult of the Dragon leads the charge in an unholy crusade to bring Tiamat back to the Realms, and the situation grows more perilous for good people with each passing moment. The battle becomes increasingly political as opportunities to gather allies and gain advantage present themselves. From Waterdeep to the Sea of Moving Ice to Thay, it is a race against Evil. Succeed or succumb to the oppression of draconic tyranny. Win or lose, things will never be the same again.
Item Details
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Page Count: 96
Price: $29.95/C$35.00 

Hoard of the Dragon Queen

Tyranny of Dragons

Wizards RPG Team

Fight the War Against Draconic Oppression in this Adventure for the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game.


In an audacious bid for power the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the
Red Wizards of Thay, seek to bring Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to Faerun. To this end, they are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together in the fight against the cult. Never before has the need for heroes been so desperate.
Item Details
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Page Count: 96
Price: $29.95/C$35.00 
Icons of the Realms: Booster
D&D Miniatures
WizKids

Collect all 44 miniatures found in the D&D Icons of the Realms: Tyranny of Dragons boosters. Found in 4 figure blind booster packs, and inspired by the Tyranny of Dragons storyline, you'll find dragons, kobold fighters, bugbears, wraiths, mind flayers, and many more iconic D&D characters guaranteed to level up your tabletop roleplaying game experience.
Item Details
Release Date: July, 2014
Format: Booster
Price: $15.99

4 comments:

  1. Hard dates! No more speculating! Monster Manual before the Dungeon Master's Guide!

    You know Charles, some might call me a gullible sheep, but they have brought this old grog back to the fold. This makes me so happy, I can't freaking stand myself. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    I'm going to go weep tears of joy now. Excuse me.

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    1. I love the artwork for the covers and the Dungeons and Dragons Ribbon splash on the lower right hand corner seems like a cool little homage to the Advanced D&D books. I'm really happy today!

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  2. About time! I'm happy, can't wait (never not been excited about 5E, but seeing such nice looking covers really is a plus). Also happy because I move a bunch of Pathfinder onto Ebay over the weekend, will stick that money somewhere for 5E purchases, heh.

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    1. I squirreled away the money for 5e back when Barnes and Noble leaked the release dates and prices. I'm really excited for this stuff!

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