Highlights from the D&D Gen Con Presentation

Let’s start the post-Gen Con reporting with the biggest news from the biggest company in gaming. Saturday morning, Wizards of the Coast devs gave a presentation outlining upcoming releases for D&D all the way into 2011. Gamma World, Ravenloft, rules changes, comic books, novels and more!

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Dark Sun Goes Back to, and Beyond, Its Roots

Last week at Wizards of the Coast headquarters I had an interesting conversation with Rich Baker about the latest D&D campaign world, Dark Sun. He explained some of the original inspirations for this unique world, and told me why the new Dark Sun timeline is a major retcon.

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Final Thoughts on My Trip to Wizards of the Coast

I was going to write some kind of coherent narrative encapsulating the entire journey, but quickly realized that was going to be impossible. It was like visiting the sausage factory, but instead of being grossed out, you discovered that sausages are made of rainbows and dipped in elementally pure Awesome, then packaged by elves and sent across the world on the backs of dragons. How could I describe that coherently? So instead, here’s a rambling series of random thoughts about the trip, and sort of a photo essay as well.

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Dark Sun Rising

I have nothing witty to say, just this: want.

I have nothing witty to say, just this: want.

This is not quite breaking news, but I’m a little late to the party on some things on account of missing Gen Con, which is precisely where Wizards of the Coast announced the next campaign setting that will be released for 4th Edition. Yes, it’s Dark Sun. Stop drooling, you’re going to need that moisture.

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The Return of Dark Sun?

Defilers are just misunderstood.

Defilers are just misunderstood.

With the prominent placement of some classic Brom artwork and the rerelease of a novel series that’s more than 15 years old, Wizards of the Coast seems to be dropping some pretty strong hints that 2010 will see the resurgence of one of D&D’s most unique campaign worlds. Are you ready to face the Sorceror-Kings of Athas once again?

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