The time has come. Wizards of the Coast have revealed the Dungeons and Dragons release schedule. Wizards of the Coast announced the Tyranny of Dragons storyline yesterday while adding the Starter set, Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual to the Dungeons and Dragons release schedule. At the same time Kobold Press announced 2 adventures for the Tyranny of Dragons storyline.
This box contains the essential rules of the game, 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.
With a retail price of $19.99, the D&D Starter Set hits the shelves of your local friendly gaming store on July 15th.
The Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer and contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.
The Player’s Handbook will be released as a 30 page hardcover with a retail price of $49.95 and will hit the stores on August 19th.
Also released as a 320 page hardcover costing $49.95, the Monster manual will be available on September 30th.
Inside this 320 page hardcover 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!
The Dungeon Master’s Guide will also sell for $49.95 and will be available on November 18th.
In addition, Wizards has partnered with WizKids to produce a new line of D&D miniatures that fans can use in conjunction with their Tyranny of Dragons adventures, as well as complement their tabletop RPG experience brought forth by the new rules set. With these new minis, players can expect high-quality, pre-painted plastic miniatures featuring iconic heroes and villains straight from the Forgotten Realms.
Kobold Press’ Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter have joined forces to create 2 adventures that will kick off the Tyranny of Dragons storyline.
In Hoard of the Dragon Queen the adventurers come to the aid of both the Harpers and the Zhentarim to stop the Cult of the Dragon and the Red Wizards of Thay who are seeking to bring Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to Faerun.
The Hoard of the Dragon Queen is a 96 page adventure will be available August 19th and will cost $29.95.
In The Rise of Tiamat 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.
The Rise of Tiamat will be released as a 96 page adventure costing $29.95 and will be available on October 21st.