Wizards of the Coast is working on a revision of the 5th edition of D&D, initially referred to as One D&D and later as the 2024 revision. However, the release of the Monster Manual, the final book in the revised rulebooks, is delayed until February 18, 2025, a year after the game’s 51st anniversary. The Player’s Handbook (2024) is expected to release on September 17, 2024, followed by the Dungeon Master’s Guide on November 12, 2024, and the Monster Manual on February 18, 2025. Two new adventures for D&D: “Vecna: Eve of Ruin” and “Quests from the Infinite Staircase,” offering diverse settings and challenges will also be released this year. A history book titled “The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons: 1970-1977” by Jon Peterson is set to release on June 18, 2024. The 3D virtual tabletop for D&D, aiming to enhance the gaming experiences also due some time this year. Additional products, including footwear and apparel from Converse, an official LEGO IDEAS building set, and treats from Pop-Tarts. 

A new sci-fi wargame called “Epic Warpath” by Mantic Games is introduced, drawing inspiration from the classic Epic 40k and involving tiny miniatures in large-scale battles. The Kickstarter campaign is now live and is only running for 15 days. Four Warpath army factions are included with the possibility of unlocking two more as Stretch Goals.

Comedian Sarah Silverman and other authors filed a copyright case against OpenAI, alleging that ChatGPT pirated their work. The court partially dismissed some claims, but the main complaint of direct copyright infringement remains. This is one of several copyright lawsuits Open AI is facing including suits from John Grisham, George R.R. Martin and The New York Times.

Goodman Games is running a crowdfunding campaign for Adventures On the Purple Planet, offering various DCC RPG products, including a hardcover compilation, dice sets, accessories, and more. This campaign is on Backerkit and is a hardcover volume including all the contents of the previously released Purple Planet boxed set. Seven publishers are also contributing to this campaign and the more campaigns you support the more you can save as well as getting a free 3d6 dice set.

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Paizo has released the Starfinder Second Edition Playtest, which includes a 264-page softcover playtest rulebook. The rulebook features new content, six classes, new ancestries, feats, spells, equipment system, and more, using Pathfinder Second Edition rules as a foundation. Two playtest adventures, “A Cosmic Birthday” and “Empires Devoured,” are also introduced, each designed to showcase the new Second Edition rules and create narrative-driven experiences. The playtest materials will be available for free in PDF format at launch.

Free League Publishing has unveiled its 2024 games slate, including two new games and 11 RPG expansions. The new games are Mutant Year Zero: Zone Wars (a tabletop miniatures skirmish game) and The Electric State Roleplaying Game. RPG expansions include titles for Alien RPG, Mutant: Year Zero, Blade Runner RPG, Ruins of Symbaroum, The One Ring RPG, and more.

Free RPG Day 2024 is scheduled for June 22, 2024, featuring RPG adventures, previews, exclusives, and accessories from various companies like Renegade Game Studios, Paizo, WizKids, and more.

Cool Mini or Not and Knight Models are set to launch two new Game of Thrones wargames, “A Song of Ice And Fire: Tactics” and “Game of Thrones Miniature Game.” The games offer different gameplay styles, including massed battles and strategic skirmish wargaming. Knight Models emphasizes detailed miniatures, while CMON introduces a playable diorama with a giant dragon, Drogon, as a centerpiece in its crowdfunding campaign.

Modiphius is releasing Fallout: Factions Nuka-World, a versus skirmish game set in the Fallout universe.

The game features customizable gang-members, standard d10 dice, and a streamlined resolution system.

Players aim to control Nuka World, engaging in fast-paced player-versus-player games with ongoing narrative development.

Joe Manganiello confirms that the proposed live-action Dragonlance project is not moving forward.

The project faced obstacles, including Hasbro’s sale of eOne studio and the poor performance of a Dragonlance D&D adventure and board game in 2022. Despite positive feedback on the script, efforts to revive the project, including Manganiello’s attempt to buy the rights, have not succeeded, but he remains optimistic about potential future developments.

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Hasbro, the owner of Dungeons & Dragons, is reportedly in talks with Tencent for various rights, including electronic game adaptations. The report suggests a potential sale of the Dungeons & Dragons IP, but there are conflicting details. The success of Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 might have influenced Tencent’s interest in investing in similar projects.

Mythic Games, a crowdfunding-focused board game publisher, faced financial woes and outsourced its remaining projects to CMON. HEL: The Last Saga and Anastyr were sold to CMON due to challenges in completing the projects without additional funding from backers. The backlash from Kickstarter backers, the death threats received by Mythic Games’ co-founders, and the future of the company are all part of the difficulty.

Duncan Jones is working on an animated Rogue Trooper film based on the 2000AD comic strip, using Unreal Engine 5 for animation. The film has finished principal photography, and it is a collaboration between Rebellion, Liberty Films, and Treehouse Digital. A star-studded cast includes Aneurin Barnard, Hayley Atwell, Daryl McCormack, Matt Berry, Sean Bean, and Diane Morgan.

A report from Tabletop Analytics indicates a decline in Kickstarter funding for tabletop games in 2023 for the second consecutive year. The data suggests a 30% decrease in earnings for individual tabletop creators compared to the pre-COVID year of 2019. Kickstarter has not publicly disclosed its data for the first time in almost a decade, and the decline is attributed to factors like crowdfunding fatigue and increased competition. The importance of community management tools and concerns about Kickstarter’s permissive stance on AI generative art are highlighted.

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