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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

D&D Basic (5e) Releases July 3rd (Download) along with Starter Set (Wizard Play Stores Only)

As reported over at OSR Today, D&D Basic debuts on July 3rd, the same day the D&D Starter Box releases at Wizard Play Network Stores. Not sure where the download will be hosted, but I'm looking forward to it.

If you are like me and ordered your boxed set via Amazon, you'll be waiting until July 15th or so.

I must say, I do like the maps that are included in the boxed set.


  1. I must admit that I am looking forward to the release, "pressing the reset button", and getting back for playing D&D again.

  2. +mike schley is an excellent cartographer.

  3. Would love to get a "By the Box" game going to go through the module. I DM my weekly Roll 20 game, but was hoping wizards would put together a launch event at stores or something to hook me up with a Face to Face group to play with.

    I looked and all the Wizard D&D events (near me in CT) and they are all for for "Dead in Thay" seems like a missed opportunity to me.

  4. If you decide to order any other 5E stuff, the store I run, Comic Book World is giving 20% discounts on preorders and we're getting them 11 days earlier than Amazon on each product.
    So, if you need Friendly Non-Local Game Store, drop me a line :)

    1. Mark, you'll want to keep your eye out on OSRToday later tonight as there's a special announcement going up for OSR Retailers...

  5. D&D always had nice maps in their boxes.

    Almost always. In boxes.

  6. According to this, Basic D&D will only include chargen rules on July 3rd, so you'll still need the starter set to actually play.