D&D News out of GAMA Trade Show

Posted on March 19, 2014 by


The GAMA Trade Show is currently taking place in Vegas (where Greg Leeds, WOTC CEO is the keynote speaker), and some news regarding D&D 5th Ed. came out following WOTC’s presentation. No mention was made of a release date or price point, ignoring what we all know was leaked from the Barnes and Noble website, but WOTC did confirm a Beginner’s Box and a PHB. So yeah, Barnes and Noble’s information was basically spot on… Here’s the information made public today (keep in mind WOTC asked that no pictures be taken):

  • Beginner’s Box Set that will launch before anything else does. Described as “gorgeous” and “closer to 4e starter box than the Pathfinder box” by @imboardgameson twitter.
  • The “guiding light” through the design of 5e has been “What would Gary and Dave do?”
  • PHB has a beholder on the cover (I’ll assume there are also adventurers kicking this beholder’s ass on the cover)
  • MM has a Fire Giant on the cover
  • DMG has Drow and an Underdark fight scene on the cover, its focus is locations, scenes and magic items
  • No multiple PHBs
  • 4e will remain available as long as people want it

So there you go, a bit of news on D&D. No release dates or price points, but at least we know we are getting the three books and a boxed set. And people have already seen all four of these items. It’s coming folks.

Oh, here’s my artistic recreation of that PHB cover:



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