As a some of you might be aware, I have been involved in the testing of the forthcoming Dungeons & Dragons rule system for the last two years. It was an honor to get in on the ground floor and to get to influence it from the beginning. Along with myself, there were more than 175,000 playtest participants.
Earlier this month, Wizards Of The Coast announced that this newest game system will be available this coming summer and that the rules for the new system are now complete. At this point, some details are sketchy, like the final name and what made it and what didn’t (personally I like the codename they gave it, D&D Next).
According to Wizards, “Players will be immersed in rich storytelling experiences across multiple gaming platforms as they face off against the most fearsome monster of all time.”
“Just like a perfectly balanced party, Wizards has worked cohesively with fans, designers and partners to create the next generation of D&D,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons. “We whole-heartedly thank all of the play test participants, whose feedback has proven instrumental in shaping the future of Dungeons & Dragons.”
I’ll be giving you folks updates as they are released. I admit, I’m a few days late on this press release, but the holidays have kept me from my desk and I apologize for this not being as timely as it could have been. But nonetheless, there you have it, Doomers, there’s a new Dungeons & Dragons system coming. And I must admit that I am just as excited today as I was when I first started playing thirty years ago. How about you folks? Anyone out there anxious to see this? Let me know what you think about it in the comments below.