D&D Upcoming Storyline Predictions – Revised

Way back in November 2014, I made some predictions on upcoming storylines between now and 2018. I predicted that they would do an Underdark storyline… but I was way off thinking it would come out in 2018. As we have learned more about the two storylines a year that will be coming out each year, here are my revised “predictions”, but I would say that this is wild guesses at this point.

UPDATED: D&D to Release Two Storylines a Year Through 2018

Since I wrote this article in November 2014 quite a few things have changed, so I thought it was time to update the original article.

  • In a recent interview, Jeremy Crawford commented that the official setting of the D&D tabletop RPG “is the multiverse, which includes all D&D worlds.
  • On Twitter, Chris Perkins revealed he has something in the works for 2016, which just might be a new setting based on his own world called Valoreign.
  • Errata documents will be released this spring.
  • It is likely that the Warforged race (from Eberron) and Kender race (from Dragonlance) will be covered in an upcoming article on the Dungeon & Dragons site. Comments by Mike Mearls have pretty much confirmed this, with Warforged “up first”.
  • Previously, Mike Mearls let us know that they are ” looking at two storylines a year” and have “plans laid down for stories up through 2018.

D&D to Release 2 Storylines a Year Through 2018

UPDATED to include new information revealed at Gamehole Con by Chris Perkins and Ed Greenwood. New text is in blue.

In an interview on Israeli site pundak.co.il, Mike Mearls (Head of R&D for Dungeons & Dragons) provided answers to 14 questions. The most interesting question and answer for me was:

Q: How often can we expect to see a story line like Tyranny of Dragons? Once a year? Twice a year?

A: We’re looking at two storylines a year. Right now, we have plans laid down for stories up through 2018.

D&D 5th Edition Released and it is Free!

I already received my started set back on Monday, but today was exciting since we get our first look at character generation and lots of other detailed rules.

DOWNLOAD D&D BASIC RULES from Wizards of the Coast.

The download file is a PDF around 3MB and about 100 pages long. I printed it and had it bound at Staples for around $14.

The rules cover character creation plus the core rules including combat and exploration. It contains:

  • 4 Races: human, dwarf (hill, mountain), elf (high, wood), and halfling (lightfoot, stout).
  • 4 Classes: fighter (champion archetype), cleric (life domain), rogue (thief archetype), and wizard (evocation tradition). These all go from levels 1-20.


The rules use examples and I saw mentions of mentions of Greyhawk, Eberron and Dragonlance (my favorite) to go along with the default Forgotten Realms. It will be interesting to see the new versions of these worlds when they come out (they are mentioned far too often to be on the discard pile). Right now I am running a Nentir Vale campaign set around Fallcrest – first time I used the default setting and it’s actually pretty full of good locations and NPCs, so I’m actually a little sad to see this setting being forgotten (pun intended).