on the heels of its successful, yearlong "Countdown to Third Edition"
promotion for the new version of its Dungeons & Dragons game,
Wizards of the Coast announced today that it would begin the "Countdown
to Fourth Edition," which is due out April 1, 2011. A Wizards spokesperson,
citing continuing strong sales of third edition D&D, said
the company decided that "ten times the countdown," should
result in "ten times higher" sales of Fourth Edition. Though
initially reticent on the issue, former D&D Brand Manager
Bryan Rancey admitted (after we poured salt on his wounds) that the
Fourth Edition countdown was beginning. "Yeah. Sure. Whatever,"
said Rancey. "Let me go." Sources say that the new edition
will use the revolutionary d30 system, but this is, as yet, unconfirmed.