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DnD release schedule 2024

2024 is a big year for Dungeons and Dragons - here’s what’s coming in the DnD 2024 release schedule, including core releases for One D&D.

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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:

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Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

Release date: March 25, 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.

Wizards released Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth on March 25 as a free, 3-4 hour adventure on DnD Beyond, complete with six pre-generated DnD character sheets for ninth-level characters, specifically designed for use with this module.

The story sees your party explore the titular caverns, where the infamous Witch Queen Iggwilv once made her home. She was a notorious ally to DnD demons who created all manner of havoc with her magical experiments – we don’t want to spoil the content, but adventurers should expect to battle the unpleasant after-effects of her meddling.

Wizards says this is the first of several modules in the DnD 50th Anniversary Play Series, a set of new adventures and play events it’s promoting via partnered local game stores, as well as for digital DnD sessions via online game-finding service PlayGames

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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 finally arrived on May 21 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.

We were promised a wild, “off the rails” campaign in this book, and it delivers on that, taking your party to multiple DnD settings throughout the multiverse, offering a taste of each in turn.

A massive tome, it offers a vast amount of variety for Dungeon Masters to play with, with a suitably bombastic overarching campaign plot, full of satisfying twists and well designed dungeons to explore – but it has its downsides too.

Read our Vecna: Eve of Ruin review for the full story. 

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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

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Need more help with your DnD character builds? Here’s a bunch of handy info on DnD backgrounds and 5e feats. Or, if you’re learning how to be a DM, here are the virtual tabletops and DnD one shots we’d recommend.