Over the weekend upfront of the stream, this placeholder pre-order web page popped up on Amazon for a “Dungeons & Dragons 2022 Release Hardcover” with a retail worth of $49.95 and launch date of December 6, 2022. It’s extremely seemingly that is Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon hardcover sourcebook that, together with the large-scale battle recreation Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynn, was introduced again in April for a launch this 12 months.
The stream is now archived on the D&D YouTube channel for many who missed the stream.
The pre-show featured a comedy sketch about working within the Wizards of the Coast workplaces with Magic: The Gathering characters terrorizing their co-workers.
The present begins correct with Magic: The Gathering information with the Middle Earth crossover in Universes Beyond.
The Dungeons & Dragons information begins with Jeremy Crawford introducing the brand new initiative referred to as “One D&D”. Chris Perkins reiterated what was stated again throughout “D&D Next” playtests in 2013/2014 that there will not be any new “editions” of D&D however that the 2024 model will refine fifth Edition by constructing on that guidelines framework. All three core rulebooks will get a refresh, with Chris Perkins saying he is restructuring the DMG to be extra pleasant to new gamers. The “three pillars” of One D&D shall be:
- D&D Rules. This takes what we love about fifth version and updates the foundations of the sport to replicate the suggestions now we have heard from gamers and the place the sport is at the moment.
- D&D Beyond. This would be the platform to your digital D&D assortment, content material, and instruments.
- D&D Digital Play Experience. In early improvement, D&D Digital will provide an immersive participant expertise, wealthy creation instruments for Dungeon Masters, and a related area for DMs and gamers to get collectively and play D&D.
The new VTT shall be in Unreal Engine 5 utilizing 3D fashions of…nicely, fashions. All the footage is of the pre-alpha construct, however the tabletop appears like a tabletop with minis and terrain due to tilt shift digicam know-how. The concept is to promote adventures with pre-built dungeons which you could play as-is or disassemble into elements to be used your individual video games.
Playtesting begins at the moment on the brand new guidelines system with a FAQ already dwell on the D&D Beyond web site overlaying all three pillars and proclaims that the primary digital/bodily bundle shall be Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon.
Not talked about on the stream, a full one-hour video concerning the playtest for the Character Origins popped up on the official D&D YouTube channel:
More Magic: The Gathering news about tournaments and the 30th anniversary celebration including in-person events. So a chance for the D&D fans to catch their breath.
The 35th anniversary of Drizzt Do’urden will see reprints of all 39 books in the series with new covers both in print and digital format. There will also be a new “visual dictionary” released on March 7, 2023 (pre-order link on Amazon). From the product description:
A visually stunning exploration of a legendary fantasy world
The Forgotten Realms offer D&D players an endless array of secrets to uncover, foes to fight, and treasures to be taken. But there is one name that has always stood out from the rest: Drizzt. Drizzt Do’urden.
This legendary drow elf ranger has been adventuring across the Forgotten Realms for decades, whether through New York Times bestselling fantasy novels or award-winning video games. Now Drizzt will take readers on a spectacular journey through his world.
This book showcases Drizzt and his travels through the Forgotten Realms in never-before-seen detail, with the glorious artwork produced by Wizards of the Coast put center stage. From the glaciers of Icewind Dale to the teeming cities of the Sword Coast, and the sinister shadows of the Underdark to the chambers of Mithral Hall, fans can explore the Realms through Drizzt’s eyes as never before with this immersive, extraordinary guide to their favorite fantasy setting.
Finally, there will be a new Legend of Drizzt webcomic on Webtoons featuring Briennelle Zaharina, Drizzt and Catti-brie’s daughter, who will take her father’s sword Twinkle and go out to prove she’s just as much of a hero as her parents.
Back to M:TG with more tie-ins…it was previously announced one of them would be Warhammer 40000 but there will be a live stream on September 12th announcing details. The big announcement: Doctor Who for Commander formats.
The stream reminds us of this week’s release of Spelljammer: Adventures in Space with an animated commercial. The cartoon features a Spelljammer space hamster mother telling a scary story to her child of a frightening “hooman”, who she says is too strange to be real before drawing a dagger and doing battle with a beholder.
Now, Dragonlance! “This is D&D telling a war story.” Lots of art previews from Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon, which will be set in the War of the Lance telling side-stories outside the events of the novels. Kender confirmed as a playable race, along with the Knights of Solamnia and Tower of High Sorcery plus many new feats. Pictured above, Lord Soth will be on the alternate cover. The setting is built to work alongside the Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynn board game as a mass combat optional rules set you can play on its own or add into Shadow of the Dragon Queen as a rules expansion.
We got a trailer for a new starter set for Japan that seems to lean heavily on isekai tropes with three normal people hauling a cart before they’re surrounded by magical flames and attacked by zombies. They transform into their characters and defeat the zombies just as a large dragon shows up…moving back to the table to show everyone playing at the table. The set is coming this winter.
Now for the entire year of 2023 Dungeons & Dragons releases (well, almost the entire year as Jeremy Crawford clarified in Twitter this was just “some of the products” coming):
- Keys from the Golden Vault, a heist anthology adventure collection coming in Winter 2023
- Bigby Presents Glory of the Giants, a collection of lore about giants set to be the “definitive” book on giants coming Spring 2023
- Phandelver Campaign will expand the setting of Phandelver from the original Starter Set into a full campaign coming Summer 2023
- Book of Many Things draws from the iconic magic item coming in Fall 2023
- Finally…Planescape (!!!) coming in Fall 2023
And the stream closes out on Magic: The Gathering news for Dominaria United and other big releases for 2023.
PS. Thanks to @darjr for grabbing screenshots of the presentation while I was frantically typing to keep up.