this exclusive online feature, graphic designer Sean
Glenn and lead designer Jonathan Tweet present a look
at the changing face -- and guts -- of the 3rd Edition
D&D Players Handbook.
Evolution of D&D: Three Versions of 3rd Edition
game designers at Wizards of the Coast sometimes joke
that theyve been designing 3rd Edition D&D
ever since the release of 2nd Edition. While thats
a bit of an exaggeration, its true that the process
now in its final stages first began years ago. Using
a section of the Players Handbooks
Equipment chapter as an example, lead designer Jonathan
us for a look at some of those early pearls of 3rd Edition
game design. Then, travel into the future for a taste
of the chapters final version in this
exclusive online preview.
Look of D&D: From the Proposal to the Printer
the look of the most popular books in roleplaying from
scratch was no easy task. But now that the long months
of work are over, graphic designer Sean Glenn offers
us a virtual slide show
illustrations and commentary that showcase the evolving
look of the Players
plus a sneak peek at the long-awaited final version!