May 212014

Wizards of the Coast has released the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition release dates for the core products. The releases start with a starter set in mid July, followed by the Player’s Handbook in August, the Monster Manual in September, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide in November. Also being released are miniatures created by Wizkids and adventures written by Kobold Press, The adventures, Hoard of the Dragon Queen and The Rise of Tiamat, are part of the Tyranny of Dragons story event for D&D. Personally, I’m not thrilled with the slow rollout of the core books, and I’m not enamored of the $49.95 price tag. I know that’s become the standard, but I still remember people freaking out when Third Edition was $30-35 dollars. Anyway, below are the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition release dates.

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  •     Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (July 15, 2014); Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals; $19.99; Will include six dice, a 64-page rulebook with adventure, rules for characters levels 1-5, and 5 pre-generated characters.
  •     Player’s Handbook (August 19, 2014); Core Rulebook; $49.95; Looks like the same book it has always been – learn the game’s systems from it, but it includes only basic rules.
  •     Hoard of the Dragon Queen (August 19, 2014); Tyranny of Dragons Adventure; $29.95; The first of the Tyranny of Dragons adventures and 96 pages.
  •     Monster Manual (September 17, 2014); Core Rulebook $49.95; Bills its game statistics as “easy to use” and is supposedly full of “thrilling stories to feed your imagination.”    The Rise of Tiamat (October 21, 2014); Tyranny of Dragons Adventure $29.95; Looks like the battle against Tiamat will become “increasingly political.”
  •     Dungeon Master’s Guide (November 18, 2014); Core Rulebook $49.95; Full of “inspiration and guidance” as well as the optional rules modules we’ve been hearing so much about, as well as all the magic items.
  •     Deluxe DM Screen (January 20, 2015); $14.95.
  •   Icons of the Realms: Starter Set (July 14, 2014); Miniatures; $19.99; Described as a starter pack and clearly including figures intended as adventurers. Described as including “the dwarf cleric, human ranger, halfling rouge[sic], northlands fighter, elf wizard, and the famous drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden.”
  •     Icons of the Realms: Booster (July, 2014); Miniatures; $15.99; A box of four blind miniatures “inspired by the Tyranny of Dragons storyline” and almost definitely catered to go alongside the starter set and first adventures including “dragons, kobold fighters, bugbears, wraiths, mind flayers, and many more iconic D&D characters.”


  One Response to “Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Release Dates”

  1. I’m still waiting for my edition of Bars and Brothels!

    Grum is not dum!

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