Martial or caster, chaotic or lawful, every D&D player will want in on this year’s 50th-anniversary celebrations!

Dungeons & Dragons is the tabletop roleplaying that got its start all the way back in 1974. Since then, it’s soared to new heights with a whole pile of adventure books, editions, novels, and even a feature film. There’s never been a better time to love the world of roleplay, because Wizards of the Coast is making sure fans of its brand have plenty to look forward to this anniversary year. 

Celebrations will kick off this March with a chance for parties all over the world to play in the same adventure together. An excerpt from the upcoming Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth will be available to players at game stores, libraries, conventions, video chat rooms, and more — but that isn’t all that’s in store for fans!


Join your friends in an epic adventure across the planes of D&D! This new adventure book features the iconic villain Vecna and is available for preorder now. It will be released May 21.

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Vecna: Eve of Ruin will drop on May 21. An adventure designed for high-level play, it will provide characters with plenty of challenges from levels 10-20. Players will journey from the familiar Forgotten Realms to Planescape, Spelljammer, Eberron, Ravenloft, Dragonlance, and Greyhawk as they do their best to defeat the menacing Vecna.


Get the full history of the iconic tabletop roleplaying game! This book includes published fanzine and magazine articles as well as Gary Gygax's firs draft of D&D, all described by D&D historian Jon Peterson. It will be released June 18.

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For those D&D veterans who want to feel the nostalgia of the early days, or the newcomers who’d like to know more of their favorite game’s past, The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons: 1970-1977 has you covered this June 18. The book highlights the history of D&D, including a reveal of Gary Gygax’s first draft of the game. 

Also coming up from Wizards of the Coast is the release of adventure anthology Quests from the Infinite Staircase on July 16. Any players eager to try some new mechanics on for size will also be able to get their hands on the revised Player’s Handbook Sep. 17; the revised Dungeon Master’s Guide Nov. 12; and the revised Monster Manual in February of next year.

There’s more where that came from for eager adventurers ready to begin their next journey! Wizards of the Coast has upcoming collabs such as footwear and apparel from Converse; an official LEGO Ideas building set; and food from Pop-Tarts. And with even more reveals on the way from Wizards, don’t let your eyes leave your scrying orb!

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