At Wizard of the Coast’s D&D Celebration tonight, during The Future of D&D, a panel issues with Ray Winninger, Liz Schuh, Chris Perkins, and Jeremy Crawford has confirmed new D&D books.
Dungeons & Dragons turn 50 in 2024, and Wizards of the Coast are working on 50th-anniversary editions. The panel confirmed that recent player surveys have been sent with these editions in mind, which means there will be new and different digital aspects to them.
Digital D&D aligns with the Future of D&D session Hasbro ran in the London Toy Fair back in 2020, before the lockdowns.
In the 2020 presentation, Wizards of the Coast’s owner said they wanted to double their money from D&D and saw digital as the way to do that.
In tonight’s Future of D&D session, the digital vision has been confirmed, but fans with books already have been reassured that the new core rules will be completely compatible.
Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse
Next year, we’ll see Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse in two versions. The alternative cover matching the alternative slipcase of the Rules Expansion Gift Set.
This multiverse book will compile and update material from other books and be a forerunner of the coming 50th-anniversary editions.
Mordenkainen Presents Monsters of the Multiverse should have 30 playable races and 250 monsters.
As confirmed by EN World’s live reporting, Mordenkainen Monsters’ stat blocks will drop the spellcasting trait and slimdown magic sections so that spellcasting monsters are easier for DMs to run.
Other new D&D books
The panel confirmed that two classic D&D settings are coming out in 2022, following Ravenloft. Both will be in new formats.
Another classic setting is then due in 2023.
Before that, in 2022 and in what now feels like a very busy year for D&D settings, a new product that features a scary location is also slated. Wizards have said they are working on two settings, but both are only being considered for now.
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