At long last, we know what to expect from the DnD release schedule 2024. Wizards of the Coast has revealed the next slew of rulebooks and adventures for Dungeons and Dragons – and there’s a lot coming in the game’s 50th anniversary, so it never hurts to get clued in early.
Here you’ll find all there is to know about the DnD 2024 release schedule. This includes the latest information about the core DnD books we’d been calling One DnD, which bring a major overhaul to your favorite DnD classes, DnD races, and more. Additionally, we’ll also cover the DnD campaigns we’ve been eagerly awaiting since the days of the DnD 2023 release schedule.
Here’s what’s coming up on the DnD release schedule 2024:
- Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth – March 2024
- Vecna: Eve of Ruin – May 21, 2024
- The Making of Original Dungeons and Dragons: 1970-1976 – June 18, 2024
- Quests from the Infinite Staircase – July 16, 2024
- 2024 Player’s Handbook – September 17, 2024
- 2024 Dungeon Master’s Guide – November 12, 2024
- 2024 Monster Manual – February 18, 2025
Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth
Release date: March 2024
Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth revives the classic first-edition adventure, Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. It’s a single-session dungeon-crawl that’ll evoke the feeling of an adventure module from 50 years ago – complete with a tournament scoring system to see how well you fared.
We don’t know if the story beats will be the same, but we expect Wizards will include more than a few nods to the original adventure. Given how many different combat scenarios it featured, we’re expecting to see plenty of Giants, Umberhulks – and maybe a DnD vampire or two.
Wizards of the Coast says this will be one of “multiple events that celebrate play”, with sessions being run in stores and conventions as part of the anniversary celebration. That word ‘multiple’ seems to hint we’ll be getting more of these at some point. For now, we’ll have to see how the whole thing plays out in March 2024.
Vecna: Eve of Ruin
Release date: May 21, 2024
We’ve known for a while that a Vecna 5e adventure was on the way, and it’s been confirmed in the form of Vecna: Eve of Ruin. This is a rare campaign – not just because it features all sorts of iconic D&D characters, but because it actually goes up to level 20.
While we don’t know too much about the plot at this point, we’re ready to put our bets on who might make a cameo. Strahd von Zarovich is currently top of our list.
The Making of Original Dungeons and Dragons: 1970-1976
Release date: June 18, 2024
The Making of Original Dungeons and Dragons: 1970-1976 is a piece of history rather than a sourcebook. Wizards calls it a “retrospective historical book” which, thanks to the help of gaming historian Jon Peterson, retells D&D’s origin stories.
It’s over 500 pages long, and it promises all sorts of original art, plus “never-before-seen correspondence between the original creators of D&D”. Oh, and it has a “page-by-page” recreation of Dungeons and Dragons in its original form.
Quests from the Infinite Staircase
Release date: July 16, 2024
Quests from the Infinite Staircase updates a range of old-school D&D adventures, much like Tales from the Yawning Portal did previously. Several elements apparently tie these individual adventures together, one of which is a cosmic being who’s “completely new to the D&D canon”, according to Wizards.
Another is the titular Infinite Staircase, a well-known bit of architecture that allows adventurers to traverse the multiverse. After Candlekeep Mysteries and Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, we’re optimistic about another anthology series.
2024 Player’s Handbook
Release date: September 17, 2024
At long last, the new version of the Player’s Handbook is on the way – and we even know when!
Thanks to months of playtest documents, we already know a bit about what to expect here. DnD backgrounds will take over from races when deciding stats, Weapon Mastery is coming to shake up combat, and much more.
The latest news from Wizards is all about the art. Every class and the book’s 48 subclasses will have new illustrations. And DnD backgrounds now get art of an actual background to inspire you when crafting your backstory.
2024 Dungeon Master’s Guide
Release date: November 12, 2024
Closing out the year is the 2024 Dungeon Master’s Guide. Fifth edition’s first attempt at a book on how to be a DM was a bit of a flop, so we’re hoping for a more useful tome this time around.
We know the new book will come with a complete starter campaign, and Wizards says to expect a butt-load of DnD magic items. But since playtesting mainly focused on player classes, we aren’t too sure what to expect beyond that.
2024 Monster Manual
Release date: February 18, 2025
This book is actually arriving in 2025, so it may be a bit inaccurate to call it the 2024 Monster Manual. But until next year is upon us, we think the name will do. This is the final title in the One D&D revamp, and it’ll kickstart the first full year of a new ‘edition-ish’ of Dungeons and Dragons.
All we know right now is the book includes 80 new DnD monsters, so we’ll have plenty of new encounters to test once we’ve got to grips with the rules updates. We’ve got a wish list of classic monsters we’d like to see in the new book, so fingers crossed Wizards makes them come true.
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