2003 Revisions to the Dungeons & Dragons
Roleplaying Game Core Rulebooks

Wizards of the Coast, Inc. has some great news to share with our loyal Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game fans. Since the release of the latest edition of the D&D core rulebooks in 2000, we have listened hard to the reviews, accolades, criticism, and other comments that our fans have contributed about these titles. The past two years have been filled with consumer feedback that has provided us with a wealth of information for making our books richer in depth and gameplay -- in short, more opportunity for every fan to enjoy the game a little more.

After gathering this invaluable input from the fans and putting it together with our own observations, it was clear that some targeted revisions in the three core rulebooks would go a long way toward creating the requested improvements in the D&D roleplayer’s gaming experience. Therefore, we have incorporated fan comments and suggestions into upcoming revised editions of the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual.

While the overall rules system remains intact, these targeted changes have been designed to help with character play, convey consistency, and improve overall game flow.

The updated core rulebooks will be on store shelves in July 2003, and we will be releasing more details in the months leading up to release. Please watch Dragon Magazine and the Wizards of the Coast, Inc. website for more information.

We would like to thank our fans for giving us such reliable and valuable input, and we firmly believe that with your continued help and support, Wizards of the Coast, Inc. will continue to provide the foremost roleplaying game experience available.


The Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Team

Want to know more? The roleplaying game team has prepared
this initial FAQ for the loyal fans who read our website!

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