Numerous Upcoming 2024 D&D Books Overwhelm Printing Companies

Vecna reading a death spell from a floating tome.

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Earlier this month, Dungeons & Dragons author Wizards of the Coast exposed its roadmap for 2024. It prepares to commemorate the 50th wedding anniversary of the critical tabletop role-playing game with a revision of all three of the best-selling 5th edition core rulebooks — the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and also Monster Manual. Trouble is, the posting titan can’t appear to discover a printing companion to make them done in a prompt style.

“We haven’t actually talked publicly about the release schedule yet,” stated regulations designer Jeremy Crawford previously this month throughout a press rundown in Seattle. “We’re having conversations about what that will be, leaning toward a staggered release. Because […] there are a number of challenges in releasing all three of those at the same time, and they don’t all have to do with just staffing or time.”

The fifth version Player’s Handbook particularly is a warm product in the posting globe. It has actually placed amongst the leading 100 very popular publications of any type of kind on Amazon considering that 2016 — 2 years after it was initial launched. Given the ever before bigger impact that D&D has in pop culture, it’s predestined to offer promptly once more in its shiny brand-new revised 2024 edition. That sales rate, obviously, is providing Wizards’ conventional printing companions time out.

“Our print runs are pretty darn big,” Crawford stated, “and printers are telling us you can’t give us these three books at the same time.”

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