Wizards of the Coast, a gaming division of Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), announced a lineup of innovative releases for later this year and beyond during their direct-to-fan virtual event, Wizards Presents. These initiatives enhance Hasbro's$2.1 billiongames portfolio for players of all ages, which include iconic fantasy brands Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.
HostsJimmy Wong,Ginny Di, andSydnee Goodmanshowed off exciting fantasy storytelling products for use at the table, in the game store, and digitally online, cementing Wizards' leadership in the fantasy gaming category and building on the company's continued success within Hasbro's family of brands. Watch the entire video presentation of Wizards Presents on YouTube on ourDungeons & DragonsandMagic: The Gatheringchannels and on our Twitch channels (twitch.tv/magicandtwitch.tv/dnd) for details and commentary from the creative product designers.
"Wizards Presents" the following products and initiatives coming later this year, in 2023, and beyond:
Dungeons & Dragons
Playtesting for One D&D starts today! One D&D is the codename for the next generation of Dungeons & Dragons that brings together updated rules, backwards compatible with 5th Edition, D&D Beyond as the platform for your D&D experience, and an early-in-development D&D digital play experience that will offer players and Dungeon Masters full immersion and rich 3D creation tools. Head toDnDBeyond.comtoday to sign up to join the public playtests for One D&D.
Dragonlance means WAR!Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queenis a D&D adventure set in the world of Krynn with the backdrop of the War of the Lance.Dragonlance: Warriors of Krynnis a board game that allows the players to jump into a mass battle and make decisions on memorable events during the war. Fans can play both in conjunction to tell a single engrossing campaign, switching between the D&D adventure and the board game designed byRob DaviauandStephen Baker.Shadow of the Dragon Queenwill be available everywhere with a standard cover and an alternate cover only available through game stores onDec. 6, 2022. Also available onDec. 6isShadow of the Dragon Queen Deluxe Edition, containing the adventure, the board game, and an exclusive Dungeon Master screen.
Following the acquisition of the easy-to-use digital toolset of D&D Beyond earlier this year, Dungeons & Dragons is excited to offer bundles of physical and digital content to fans on D&D Beyond withDragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen. Preorder now atdndstore.wizards.comto get early access to the adventure on D&D Beyond early onNov. 22, 2022.
Everyone loves Drizzt! D&D is celebrating the drow hero's 35thanniversary with new covers of all the Legend of Drizzt novels byR.A. Salvatore. The Legend of Drizzt Visual Dictionary will chronicle lore, creatures, weapons, enemies, and allies in one tome perfect for gift-giving season. And to take the Legend in new directions, a Drizzt Family webcomic will debut featuring Brie, the tween daughter of Drizzt and Cattie-Brie, "borrowing" her father's sword Twinkle to prove she is a heroic force just like her forebears.
Here are five exciting products coming from D&D in 2023:
Winter 2023 – Keys from the Golden Vault
Ocean's Elevenmeets D&D in this book of short adventures revolving around heists.
Spring 2023 – Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants
A companion to last year'sFizban'sTreasuryof Dragons focused on giants.
Summer 2023 – The Book of Many Things
A collection of creatures, locations, and other goodies that are connected to the mysterious Deck of Many Things.
Summer 2023 – "Phandelver Campaign"
Expands the classic Lost Mineof Phandelver into a full campaign tinged with cosmic horror.
Fall 2023 – "Planescape"
The legendary setting returns! LikeSpelljammer: Adventures in Space, Planescape is a three-book slipcase: setting guide, bestiary, and adventure campaign
Magic: The Gathering
Wizards of the Coast revealed upcoming products in itsUniverses Beyondproduct line,a way for fans to playMagic: The Gatheringbeyond Magic's planes with cards representing iconic fictional settings and characters in pop culture.
Fans got a first glimpse at details for the latest entry inUniverses Beyond, Warhammer 40,000. In addition to four commander decks,four SolRings are themed after each faction representing The Imperium of Man, Tyranids, Necrons, and Chaos. The cards in the collector's edition of each commander deck have a new Surge Foil treatment.
In Q3 2023, players can journey toMount Doomwith Frodo, Aragorn, and the rest of the Fellowship on their quest to destroy The One Ring inThe Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™set.Magic designers showed off a sprawling piece of artwork for The Battle of the Pelennor Fields — the greatest battle of the War of the Ring at Minas Tirith—spanning 18 individual cards as part of a booster release that will immerse fans in Middle-earth.The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earthset is also coming toMagic:The Gathering Arena as an Alchemy set later next year.
Magic: The Gatheringis joining forces withDoctor Whoin a newUniverses Beyondcollaboration that includes Commander decks, collector boosters, and Secret Lair drops spanning the 60-year history of the longest running action-adventure television series in the world.
Magic: The Gatheringcelebrates its 30thbirthday in 2023. The year-long celebration kicks off this year and includes theMagic 30 eventtaking place atLas Vegas'EXPO at World Market Center onOct. 28-30, special promotions commemorating Magic's history, and special promotions that will only be found in local game stores.
Later this year, players will return to where it all started inDominaria United.Home to the firstMagicset that was released in 1993, and the centerpiece of storytelling for the first decade, Dominaria is the core ofMagic'smultiverse. Dominarians are pitted against the Phyrexians in the kickoff to an epic four-set story arc.Dominaria Unitedreleases onSept. 9, but fans can preorder now.
To round out the inaugural Wizards Presents, Wizards of the Coast unveiled their upcoming premiereMagic: The Gatheringset releases coming in 2023. The Phyrexia story arc continues withThe Brothers' War, releasing in November, followed byPhyrexia: All Will Be One,releasing in Q1 2023, and wrapping up withMarch of the Machine, a conclusion to the story, releasing in Q2 2023.March of the Machine: The Aftermath, also releasing in Q2 2023, ties up loose ends fromMarch of the Machineand explores the fundamental changes that have taken place in Magic's Multiverse. In Q3 2023, players will return to Eldraine, a fan favorite plane that draws inspiration from classic fairy tales withWilds of Eldraine. In Q4 2023,Lost Caverns of Ixalanwill finish the year withPirates, Dinosaurs, and Vampires vying for dominance.
Since 1993,Magic: The Gatheringhas thrilled players and card collectors. With more than 50 million fans to date,Magicis a worldwide phenomenon in more than 150 countries.
Dungeons & Dragons continues to innovate the tabletop and digital roleplaying genre with the next evolution of core rules to enhance players' imaginations and enjoyment of the game. Crossover opportunities with the film and book industries can only add to the more than 50 million people who play D&D, fast approaching its 50-year anniversary.
ABOUT MAGIC: THE GATHERING Magic: The Gathering's compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for more than 25 years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop trading card game, the digital game Magic:The Gathering Arena, a New York Times bestselling novel, and a critically acclaimed comic book series. With more than 50 million fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in more than 150 countries.
ABOUT DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Dungeons & Dragons has enchanted fans for nearly 50 years with innovative gameplay allowing friends and family to adventure in fantasy worlds together. The World's Greatest Roleplaying Game boasts more than 50 million fans to date who have enjoyed the franchise through video games, novels, comics, roleplaying games, and accessories. A major feature film produced by Paramount Pictures and eOne, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is poised to captivate audiences next year and fans can experience D&D online right now through easy-to-use tools on D&D Beyond.
ABOUTWIZARDS OF THE COAST Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), develops legendary games that inspire creativity, spark passions, forge friendships, and foster communities around a lifetime love of games. Wizards delivers compelling experiences for gamers across tabletop and digital gaming through its best-known franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and Hasbro's unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands. With headquarters inBellevue, Washingtonand studios inAustin,Montreal,Raleigh, andRenton, Wizards is dedicated to fostering world class talent to create unforgettable play experiences on all platforms. To learn more about Wizards, please visit our company website and social channels (@Wizards on Twitter and LinkedIn).
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