This Week in D&D

Mike Mearls has added a new article in his Legends & Lore column over at the Wizards of the Coast D&D site. He gives a few more interesting insights into where things are headed. It sounds like they are pretty close to wrapping up what will comprise the Basic Game (another Red Box maybe?) and are beginning to move on to some of the more advanced game areas. The constant usage of certain words being used by lead designers at Wizards makes me wonder if we are headed for a return to the moniker “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.” I think I’d be alright with that.


Some other interesting news I’ve come across is regarding future reprints Wizards plans to do for D&D. They’ve obviously decided to fill the space between the demise of 4th edition and D&D Next with a host of throwback books and adventures. We’ve already seen reprints of the 1st edition books and the 3.5 edition books. It now looks like they’ll be releasing the 2nd edition core books and several classic adventure modules, including the Scourge of the Slavelords series and the “S” series classics. The “S” series contained what is arguably the best adventures every written for Dungeons & Dragons. They consist of S1: The Tomb of Horrors, S2: White Plume Mountain (my personal favorite), S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and S4: The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. Both series will be released as hardcover books. For those of you too young to remember these adventures, I strongly urge you to run them, or beg your Dungeon Master to run them for you!