Wizards of the Coast: 2009-2010 Release Schedule

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on August 18, 2009

Wizards of the Coast shared some highlights of their upcoming release schedule through the next year. I’ve compiled the list for your easy access. Where possible I’ve provided a link to the Wizards of the Coast product description and a link to Amazon.com. If you want to see what the covers of these upcoming releases look like, click though. Some of the products releasing much later in the year do not have links available at this time. I’ll try to keep this page up to date and add the links in as I see that they’ve become available. So bookmark this page and keep coming back throughout the next year to find out what Wizards is releasing next.

August 2009

  • Adventurer’s Vault 2 (Aug 18)

  • This book gets it’s wide release today, but was available for sale at GenCon. I looked through it and decided that I didn’t need to own the AV2 as long as I had access to the Character Builder. The cover of the AV 2 by Wayne Reynolds is an homage to a picture from the back of the AD&D Monster Manual by David Trampier. I’ve presented the covers side-by-side for those who may not have easy access to the original Monster Manual.

    Wizards | Amazon


  • Dragon Magazine Annual 2009 (Aug 18)

  • If you’ve got a subscription to DDI then all of this content is currently available in PDF format. I will admit that the presentation of the hardbound edition is nice, but without any new materials I’m going to pass on this book too.
    Wizards | Amazon

September 2009

  • Novel: Word of Traitors (Sep 1)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Novel: City of Torment (Sep 1)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Dungeon Masters Guide 2 (Sep 15)

  • This will have a lot more emphasis on story telling, skill challenges and paragon-level play. What I was most excited to hear was that this book will give us a 4e introduction of the City of Sigil (which will make PlaneScape fans extremely happy). It’s 224 pages.
    | Amazon

  • Revenge of the Giants (Sep 15)

  • This is the super adventure inspired by the series of fan-favourite adventures from the 80s. It’s 160 pages. It’s supposed to contain monster markers for every creature encountered during the adventure. It covers levels 12-18, not 12-17 as previously announced.
    | Amazon

October 2009

  • Novel: The Ghost King (Oct 6)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Primal Power (Oct 20)

  • The next in this ongoing series and very much like Martial Power, Arcane Power and Divine Power. It’s 160 pages.
    | Amazon

  • Prince of Undeath (Oct 20)

  • This adventure is for PC level 27-30 and culminates when they do direct battle with Orcus himself. The cover features a very cool image of the Prince of the Undead himself. (Wizards has the wrong cover art on there product description. Amazon has the correct cover.)
    | Amazon

November 2009

  • Novel: Son of Khyber (Nov 3)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Novel: Shadowmask (Nov 10)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons (Nov 17)

  • If you have the first Draconomicon then you know exactly the kind of thing to expect with this release. We were told during the seminar that not all metallic dragons are good any more. That’s not to say that they’re evil, but don’t expect them to be good right off the bat. It’s 288 pages.
    | Amazon

December 2009

  • The Plane Below (Dec 15)

  • This source book features the planes of Chaos. It’s 160 pages.
    Wizards | Amazon

January 2010

  • Underdark (Jan 19)

  • This source book will be very much geared towards DMs. It features sections on terrain unique to the underdark. It also includes new underdark monsters. It will contain delve-style encounters much like those we’ve already seen in Draconomicon and Open Grave. It’s 160 pages.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Dragonborn (Jan 19)

  • This is the first of what Wizards hopes will become an ongoing, open-ended series featuring the races from the PHB. They are 32 pages each, softcover and priced at $9.99.
    Wizards | Amazon

February 2010

  • Martial Power 2 (Feb 16)

  • Did you really think that one Martial Powers book was going to be enough? Expect Arcane Power 2, Divine Power 2 and so on.
    Wizards | Amazon

March 2010

  • Player’s Handbook 3

  • There’s already been a lot of hype about the new PHB3. As we already know about 1/3 to 1/2 of the content from the PHB3 will be made available through DDI in the months preceding it’s release. Will this help or hurt sales of the book? Will it encourage more people to subscribe to DDI? We’ll find out soon enough.
    Wizards | Amazon

April 2010

  • Planes Above (Apr 20)

  • This features the Astral Sea. It will also feature the 4e treatment of spelljamming ships although they may be called something different.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Hammerfast: A Dwarven Outpost Adventure Site (April 20)

  • This is the first part of a new series that is focused on new and unique settings for your adventures. They’ll are 32 pages and can be dropped into any campaign world. Hammerfast has already been introduced as a point of light setting but this supplement will really flesh it out. Check out his summary of the few facts we already know over at Obsidian Portal.
    Wizards | Amazon

May 2010

  • Dungeon Magazine Annual (May 18)

  • Wizards | Amazon

June 2010

  • Players Strategy Guide (June 15)

  • This book features tips and tricks for how to play and build optimized characters (which sounded a lot to me like a guide to min-maxing). The cover and interior art is provided by Penny Arcade. It’s 160 pages.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Tiefling (Jun 15)

  • This is the second book in the PHB Races series. This will feature new content and not just be a reprinting of materials already available through Dragon magazine. It’s a 32 page softcover priced at $9.99.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Monster Manual 3 (Jun)

  • All we know for now is that Lloth is on the cover.
    Wizards | Amazon

July 2010

  • Vor Rukoth (July 20)

  • This is the second book in the points of light locations series featuring a site of Tiefling ruins. It will feature encounters, important NPCs, quests and story ideas.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Demonomicon (July 20)

  • Wizards | Amazon

  • Tomb of Horrors (July 20)

  • An new super adventure. It’s design is an homage to it’s original counterpart of the same name in much the same way that the new Against the Giants is an homage to the original. This adventure is for levels 11-20.
    Wizards | Amazon

August 2010

  • Expedition to Castle Ravenloft board game (Aug 17)

  • This board game ids for 1-5 players. Yes, it’s possible to play with only 1 player. It’s going to cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of $64.99.
    Wizards | Amazon

  • Dark Sun Campaign Setting (Aug)

  • Released at GenCon 2010.
    Wizards | Amazon

September 2010

  • Dungeon Master’s Guide 3 (Sept)

  • All they said at this point is that the DMG3 will focus heavily on Epic play.
    Wizards | Amazon

That’s it. As more details become available I’ll be sure to update this post. The guys over at Critical Hits share the photos they took during the 4e Extravaganza seminar where Wizards revealed all of this greatness, so check it out. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. What releases are you most excited about? Do you think we need another Monster Manual, Martial Power or DMG? Let us know what you think.

1 The Recusion King August 18, 2009 at 10:30 am

I do like how WOTC are bringing some of the classic adventures back and also the Dark Sun setting. That one in particular piques my interest.
.-= The Recusion King´s last blog ..The first level drainer encountered =-.

2 skallawag August 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Any update on the Adventure Tools or other map tool related releases?

3 Ameron August 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm

@The Recusion King
I’d really like to see Wizards “reimagine” the Slave Lord Series. My money’s on this as their next super adventure.

I wasn’t able to stick around for the Q&A, but there was nothing mentioned about the Adventure Tools or any of the other map tools during the seminar.

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