Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wizards of the Coast Recognized Product Publication Schedule Since 2006

Since the release of Dungeons & Dragons 5e in 2014 I have been attempting to collect everything that Wizards of the Coast has published. As many of you know I'm a bit too cheap to buy anything at full price so I tend to wait until the price gets low enough that I'm willing to buy it; which often means that I forget some of the things that Wizards has published. So yesterday I started trying to make myself a checklist of all the things Wizards of the Coast had published since D&D 5e went live so that I could remember what I had and still needed only to find that their official website is very unhelpful in this matter, that their product listing page is poorly designed, and that it's missing quite a lot of material. So rather than throw my hands up and walk away from the whole thing I thought that it might be better to organize the products that Wizards of the Coast recognizes on their website in a reasonable fashion and to publish the list here on the blog. 

It's here that I need your help gang. Help me fill in the gaps and missing materials. I don't have the dates for any of the Dungeon+ issues prior to issue #9. I know that they've published other things as I caught the fifth book from the Sundering series being left off their official listing. What else have they missed and where does it go on the list?

As new information becomes available to me I'll update this list every so often to reflect the missed materials and the new products as they're announced so that it'll be a useful page and not just a footnote.


August 31             Castle Ravenloft Board Game

February 15          Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game
May 25                 Daggerdale (Video Game)
June 21                 Conquest of Nerath Board Game
October 18           The Legend of Drizzt Board Game
November 1         Brimstone Angels by Erin M. Evans (Book)

March 20             Lords of Waterdeep Board Game

2013 (Run Up Year to D&D 5e Launch)
March 19           Dungeons of Dread (Collection of S-Series Modules) 
June 5                 Chronicles of Mystara (Video Game)
June 18               Against the Slave Lords (Collection of A-Series Modules) 
August 6             The Companions (Sundering Book 1) by R.A. Salvatore (Book)
August 15           Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle (Next Preview) 
August 20           Scoundrels of Skullport Board Game
August 20           Murder in Baldur's Gate (Sundering Part 1)
October 1            The Godborn (Sundering Book 2) by Paul S. Kemp
November 15      Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition (Video Game)
November 19      Original Dungeons & Dragons Premium Reprint
November 21       Lords of Waterdeep (Video Game)
December 3         The Adversary (Sundering Book 3) by Erin M. Evans

2014 (D&D 5e Officially Launches)
February 4           The Reaver (Sundering Book 4) by Richard Lee Byers
February 4           Scourge of the Sword Coast  (dmsguild.com exclusive)
February 25         Fell's Five (Graphic Novel)
March 4               Night of the Hunter (Companions Codex Book 1) by R.A. Salvatore
April 1                 The Sentinel (Sundering Book 5) by Troy Denning
April 2                 Cutter (Graphic Novel) by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore
April 17               Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition (Video Game)
June 3                  The Herald (Sundering Book 6) by Ed Greenwood
June 24                 Dungeon! Board Game
July 9                    Legacy of the Crystal Shard (Sundering Part 2)
July 9                    Dead in Thay: Dreams of the Red Wizards (dmsguild.com exclusive)
July 15                  D&D Starter Set (Boxed Set)
July 15                   Icons of the Realms: Starter Set (Miniatures)
August 12             The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories (Audible exclusive)
August 19             Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Tyranny of Dragons Part 1
August 19             Player's Handbook
September 30        Rise of the King (Companions Codex: Book 2) by R.A. Salvatore
September 30        Monster Manual
October 14             Fire in the Blood (Brimstone Angels) by Erin M. Evans (Book)
October 15             Legends of Baldur's Gate by Jim Zub (Comic)
October 30             Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition (Video Game)
November 4           The Rise of Tiamat: Tyranny of Dragons Part 2
November 19         D&D Icons of the Realms: Bahamut
November 19         D&D Icons of the Realms: Tiamat
December 9            Dungeon Master's Guide

January 20              Dungeon Master's Screen
March 3                  Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf by R.A. Salvatore (Companions Codex, Book 3)
March 4                   Elemental Evil: Booster (Miniatures)
April 7                     Princes of the Apocalypse
April 16                   Player's Companion: Elemental Evil
April 29                   Temple of Elemental Evil (Board Game)
June 2                      Spellstorm by Ed Greenwood
September 1            Archmage by R.A. Salvatore (Homecoming Book 1) (Book)
September 8            Gold Box Classics (Video Game) (Good Old Games)
September 9            Rage of Demons: Booster
September 15          Out of the Abyss: Rage of Demons
October 20               Sword Coast Legends
November 3             Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
December 29           Ashes of the Tyrant (Brimstone Angels) by Erin M. Evans (Book)

March 15                  Curse of Strahd
March 31                  Siege of Dragonspear (Video Game)
April 1                      Tarokka Deck
April 5                      Maestro (Homecoming Book 2) by R.A. Salvatore (Book)
April 6                      Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie
June 7                       Death Masks by Ed Greenwood
June 16                     Tyrants of the Underdark Board Game
September 2             Dragon+ #9
September 6             Storm King's Thunder
September 6             Storm King's Thunder DM Screen
September 21           Icons of the Realms: Storm King's Thunder
September 22           Monsters and Heroes of the Realms (Coloring Book)
October 4                 The Devil You Know (Brimstone Angels) by Erin M. Evans
October 25               Hero (Homecoming Book 3) by R.A. Salvatore
October 28               Dragon+ #10
November 8             Dungeonology
November 15           Volo's Guide to Monsters
December 7              Rock, Paper, Wizard
December 15            Dragon+ #11

January 4                  Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie 2
January 11                Frost Giant's Fury (Comic) by Jim Zub & Netho Diaz
February 15              Assault of the Giants Board Game
February 27              Dragon+ #12
April 4                      Tales from the Yawning Portal
Announced               Dungeon Chess (Virtual Reality Video Game)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Wife Wrote a Book!

Well, a novelette really.

Anyway, super proud of her and you should check her out if you get a chance. She's pretty awesome and not just because she can write.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Why Not Waterdeep?

Last night I was talking with a friend of mine about Dyvers as a setting for an adventure that he was getting ready to run and he said something that has been kind of stuck in my craw ever since: "Why begin in Dyvers? Why not Waterdeep?" Why not Waterdeep indeed.

I'll tell you why not fucking Waterdeep. 

Waterdeep is a bullshit town without good music, easy sex, or ready access to drugs. It's a puritanical nightmare covered in a veneer of scum that barely covers the city, and by extension the whole setting. It's the fucking Branson of fictional cities. I don't want to go to god-damned Branson. I want to go to Vegas where I can be covered in cheap whores and expensive liquor while snorting cocaine off the craps table. 

Fuck Waterdeep!

Actually, now that I think about it there are a few things there that I like . . . Never mind. 

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