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Preview: Dungeons and Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures – IDW Endless Summer

Dungeons and Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures – IDW Endless Summer

(W) David M. Booher (A) Jack Lawrence (CA) Tim Levins
In Shops: Aug 30, 2023
SRP: $4.99

Do you ever wish summer could last forever? Well, at IDW, it can! We’re bringing you an endless summer with everyone’s favorite characters in four unique one-shots! Presto, Sheila, Hank, Bobby, Eric, and Diana have been trapped in the Realms for months now, and they’re exhausted. They’ve also missed out on their entire summer vacation back home! So when they find a beach more pristine than any back on Earth, they’re more than happy to take a load off and enjoy the sand and surf. But when Eric finds a baby dragon, the kids find out that even a short summer can be very, very hot!

Dungeons and Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures - IDW Endless Summer

Dungeons & Dragons is Back in a Big Way at Gen Con 2023!

D&D Live: A Giant-Size Adventure

Dungeons & Dragons roars into Indianapolis with a host of play opportunities and activities planned at Gen Con from August 3 to 6! If you’re attending, get your adventuring gear polished up and delve into the fun with us!

Check out everything D&D has planned below –  from a star-studded live game DMed by Brennan Lee Mulligan to food trucks, movie showings, cosplay, panels, and more!

D&D Live: A Giant-Size Adventure

  • Saturday, August 5
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM)
    Indiana Roof Ballroom
    Also streaming live on twitch.tv/dnd

Dungeon Master Brennan Lee Mulligan will spin a grand tale alongside players Erika Ishii, Gabe Hicks, Dael Kingsmill, Luis Carazo, and D&D’s own Jeremy Crawford as they take on an adventure of humungous proportions! Watch out for giant feet stomping down previewing content from the forthcoming D&D book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants.

Tickets for this evening live play show are sold out, but you can watch at home if the internet pipeline spells we’re casting work from the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Beadle & Grimm’s Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill! Live Show

  • Thursday, 12:00 PM EDT
    Westin : Grand V

Four intrepid 1st-level characters go up against an epic Dungeons & Dragons monster on an unpredictable journey to meet their heroic demise. The show’s Host and live musician add to the fun of this soon-to-be-TV show. Come and witness the first-ever Gen Con and Wizards of the Coast live show of “Faster, Purple Worm! Kill! Kill!” —and leave your notions of “the heroes always win” at the door. Q&A with cast to follow!


  • Dates/Times: Thursday through Sunday, 8:00 PM (Doors at 7:30 PM) – 10:15 PM
    Location: Regal UA Circle Centre

Whether you want to relive the magic or want to see it for the first time, join us for a special complimentary showing! Free popcorn & drinks, special guests, and an evening of fun awaits!

D&D Store by Baldman Games

  • All weekend long (exhibit hall hours)
    Exhibit Hall, Booth 2801
    Indiana Convention Center

Baldman Games has a D&D store with tons of great products, and two special offers! Early sales of Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants will be allocated daily–get the physical book here first! In addition, if you show proof during the show date (Aug. 3-6) that you preordered a future book title on D&D Beyond, you’ll receive free set of dice as a bonus gift! (Offer available once per account. While supplies last.

There’s all sorts of panels happening with our D&D staff! You can view the panel list here.


Join the D&D team as they give an update on the 2024 rules revision playtest, answer some commonly asked questions, and discuss what’s around the corner!

Date/Time: Friday, 11:00 AM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 145
Panelists: Jeremy Crawford (lead), Chris Perkins, Amy Dallen (moderator)
Notes: Player’s Handbook rules discussion, mailbag-style Q&A


Get a sneak peek at the upcoming title, to be released in 2023.

Date/Time: Friday, 2:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Jason Tondro (lead), James Wyatt, Makenzie De Armas, LaTia Jacquise (moderator)
Notes: Heavy on visuals, poster giveaway


D&D is for everyone, and more families are playing the game than ever before! Learn from experts in kid-focused D&D play on how to make your experiences with kids exciting and memorable!

Date/Time: Friday, 4:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: LaTia Jacquise (moderator/lead), Chris Lindsay, Gabe Hicks (external), Gwen Marshall (external)
Notes: Small number of slides, educator program/curriculum CTA


Get a sneak peek at the upcoming title, to be released in 2023.

Date/Time: Saturday, 2:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Wes Schneider (lead), Justice Arman, Jeremy Crawford, LaTia Jacquise (moderator)
Notes: Heavy on visuals, poster giveaway


Learn some best practices from Dungeon Masters at Wizards of the Coast! Also great for new DMs – learn where to start, resources available, and best beginner D&D adventures!

Date/Time: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Chris Perkins (lead), James Wyatt, Makenzie De Armas
Notes: Derived from Perkins’s DM panel from SDCC, includes discussion of the 2024 DMG

If Magic: The Gathering is more your thing, check out these panels as well!


What was the inspiration for Battle Cards? Will Fiblthp ever be totally found? Questions like these will be answered by Magic: The Gathering’s Principal Game Designer, Gavin Verhey!

Date/Time: Thursday, 3:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Gavin Verhey (lead)
Notes: Gavin to take live questions from the audience


The world’s best trading card game is officially 30! Join your favorite Wizards as we reveal the future of Magic, including new worlds, partnerships, and innovations to drive the next 30 years.

Date/Time: Saturday, 3:00 PM
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 245
Panelists: Jess Lanzillo, Mark Rosewater, Ian Adams, Athena Froelich
Notes: Previews for upcoming releases into 2024

Wizards of the Cones Food Truck

  • Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Gen Con Block Party, South Street

Enjoy cool icy treats on hot Indianapolis days at our first-ever food truck! You’ll find ice cream recipes inspired by D&D and Magic: The Gathering characters, with proceeds from sales benefitting The Trevor Project! Look for a coupon in the Gen Con coupon book as well!

Gen Con Costume Contest Sponsor

  • Saturday, August 5
    4:00 PM
    Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

Wizards of the Coast is proud to sponsor the iconic 37th Annual Gen Con Costume Contest this year! There will be a special category and awards for Wizards-branded characters and monsters. While tickets to the contest are sold out, you may still be able to attend. Alternatively, watch (or join in) the Costume Parade happening throughout the show. More details here.

D&D Play by Baldman Games

  • All weekend long (Thursday – Sunday)
    JW Marriott, Griffin Hall (most D&D play)
    Indiana Convention Center, Hall C (demo D&D)

Many D&D events are on offer all weekend long from our organizer partner! Most games are 2-4 hours and include the latest Adventurers League adventures as well as a special first-look play of Giants of the Star Forge, an adventure using material from Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants! Adventures for all skill levels are available, including a short learn-to-play demo in Hall C.

In addition, check out the play area in the JW Marriott to see the list of D&D staff signing books during the weekend!

Can’t play in person at Gen Con? No sweat! There are D&D games you can play as part of Gen Con Online. Sign up here.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) George Kambadais
In Shops: Jun 28, 2023
SRP: $3.99

In the exciting conclusion, the gang are reunited, but Sheila, Bobby, Presto, and Hank are still mesmerized by Phaelona’s glamorous charm. Can anything stop an all-out fight between friends? As Phaelona’s untamed powers let loose in full force, the architect of the whole adventure is revealed… and if you thought it was Venger, well, you’d be right!

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #4

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #3

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #3

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) George Kambadais
In Shops: May 24, 2023
SRP: $3.99

Stuck in a magically booby-trapped dungeon, Eric and Diana desperately search for a way back to their friends before they become lunch for a Gelatinous Cube. Meanwhile, as Phaelona begins to better understand and control her magical abilities, Hank, Bobby, Sheila, and Presto fall helplessly under her spell. Only Uni seems to be immune. Friends become foes, and now it’s up to Eric, Diana, and Uni to break the spell and save their friends before Phaelona unleashes her full power!

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives on demand today and 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD later this month

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

An action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves arrives for fans to watch at home on Premium Video-On-Demand and to purchase on Digital May 2, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Fans who purchase the film on Digital will have access to over an hour of bonus content taking them deeper into the exciting world of Dungeons & Dragons.  Go inside the making of the movie, featuring interviews with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, and more.  Explore the universe, characters, magical creatures, epic fight sequences, and stunning visual effects.  Plus, laugh along with a hilarious gag reel and check out deleted & extended scenes not seen in theaters!  Bonus content is detailed below:

  • From Dice to Dragons: Honoring the Lore— Go behind-the-scenes with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and the cast and crew to witness the thrilling journey of bringing the classic board game to life in the ultimate D&D experience.
  • Rogues’ Gallery: The Heroes of Dungeons & Dragons— Get an in-depth look at the heroes of the film as the cast delves into their characters and reveals the secrets behind bringing them to life on screen.
  • Fantastic Foes— Explore the dark side of D&D with a look at the film’s complex and fascinating villains.
  • The Bestiary— Check out the cutting-edge visual effects, prosthetics, and intricate costumes that went into the creation of the movie’s magical beings and fantastical beasts.
  • Forging the Forgotten Realms— Discover the secrets behind the exciting sets and breathtaking locations in far away lands!
  • Broadswords, Battle-axes & Badass Brawls— Dive into epic fight sequences with a behind-the-scenes look at the mind-blowing stunts and powerful weaponry that went into this heart-pumping action adventure.
  • Gag Reel— Don’t miss the hilarious gag reel with bloopers and outtakes.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes— Uncover even more of the action with deleted & extended scenes not seen in theaters!

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people in this hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will arrive on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 30th.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #2

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #2

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) George Kambadais
In Shops: Apr 26, 2023
SRP: $3.99

With all their friends beguiled by the attractions of Waterdeep, Eric and Diana are left to contemplate the kids’ future. Where do they really belong? Where are they most needed? But it’s more than just the wonders of Waterdeep that have enchanted Presto, Bobby, Hank, and Sheila. Will everyone come to their senses in time?

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Dive into the world of Dungeons & Dragons Comics with the IDW Humble Bundle

Thanks to IDW Publishing, you can jump headlong into the world of Dungeons & Dragons no matter how poorly you roll your acrobatics check with the Return to the World of Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Comic Bundle! Comic geniuses like Jim Zub, AJ Mendez, Sal Buscema, Rags Morales, Andrea Di Vito, Jan Duursema, and countless others come together to tell the story of the heroes of Baldur’s Gate as they journey across Icewind Dale and other regions across the Forgotten Realms. With books like Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the WorldDungeons & Dragons: MindbreakerDungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, and two dozen others, you won’t want to miss this collection of adventures! Plus, your purchase goes on to support the Hasbro Foundation!

Valued at $326, you can get all 29 releases for just $18.

Return to the World of Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Comic Bundle

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #1

Dungeons & Dragons: Saturday Morning Adventures #1

(W) Sam Maggs, David M. Booher (A/CA) George Kambadais
In Shops: Mar 29, 2023
SRP: $3.99

Long before the world turned upside down and new generations discovered D&D, six kids boarded a magical roller coaster and were transported to the Forgotten Realms! Noble ranger Hank, intrepid acrobat Diana, quiet thief Sheila, impulsive barbarian Bobby, fearful cavalier Eric, and uncertain magician Presto only want to get back to their own world. But escaping the Realms has turned out to be much harder than getting there! Danger lurks at every turn, the enigmatic Dungeon Master is less than helpful, and Venger, the force of evil, will stop at nothing to get his hands on the magical weapons the kids have come to rely on. To top it off, Hank has made a startling discovery: Despite the dangers, Sheila, Bobby, Diana, and the others aren’t so sure they want to go home after all!

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D&D Direct reveals new games, collectibles, toys, and more!

Wizards of the Coast held their D&D Direct 2023 Showcase today focusing on things spinning out of Dungeons & Dragons. During the presentation, Wizards of the Coast announced new partnerships that expand the breadth of the D&D brand from digital games to physical collectibles from top toy manufacturers Hasbro and WizKids. The first of these new partnerships is with Minecraft and the launch of a new Minecraft D&D DLC, available on the Minecraft Marketplace Spring 2023!

In this new Minecraft D&D DLC, players choose among classes like barbarian or wizard and explore five iconic Forgotten Realms locations such as Candlekeep and Icewind Dale while defeating classic baddies like beholders, mimics, mindflayers and, of course, dragons! This new, original adventure allows players to customize their characters’ stats and roll 20-sided dice to determine how to proceed in fully-voiced dialogue. Play with friends and get a unique D&D experience in the world of Minecraft.

Hasbro is all in on D&D and has been creating amazing figures fans will love. Not only are there the previously announced Dicelings and 6” figures of the characters from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and the classic D&D cartoon, but Hasbro showed off the Golden Archive releases of the Xanathar, an owlbear, and the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves displacer beast.

For Magic fans, Wizards also announced a special Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Secret Lair drop for Magic: The Gathering. This pack features six cards based on the characters of the film including Edgin, Larcenous Lutenist; Forge, Neverwinter Charlatan; and Holga, Relentless Rager all bearing the likeness of the actor playing the role. Pre-orders for Secret Lair x Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves are open today!

The writing of R.A. Salvatore in the Legend of Drizzt has become synonymous with many D&D fans’ vision of the Forgotten Realms. With the release of Dao of Drizzt this fall and the upcoming conclusion to the latest trilogy featuring the drow ranger, Lolth’s Warrior, Salvatore looked back on the character that has meant so much to fans. Wizards’ partners at Gearbox Publishing and Cryptic Studios have teamed up with Salvatore to create Menzoberranzan, the 25th expansion for the popular MMO NeverwinterThe new expansion is available now on PC, Xbox, and Playstation, and lets players explore the dangerous city for the first time in the game.

WizKids has brought to life hundreds of D&D creatures over the years but none as gruesome – or adorable – as the D&D Replicas of the Realms they introduced during D&D Direct. The mimic may look like a treasure chest on the outside, but its purple tongue and vicious teeth will make any adventurer lose their lunch, and their hands, pretty quickly. The 20-inch-tall mimic is no match for the cuteness of the 11” baby owlbear figure with its “puppy dog” eyes.

D&D Direct rounded out with details on the upcoming documentary from Joe Manganiello celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the game in 2024. Chris Perkins and Jeremy Crawford from the D&D studio also dropped hints at what’s to come with previews of upcoming books, story hooks involving fan-favorite characters and villains, and a deeper look at pre-alpha gameplay footage from the D&D virtual tabletop (VTT) that’s currently in development at Wizards of the Coast.

Preview: Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft – Orphan of Agony Isle

Dungeons & Dragons: Ravenloft – Orphan of Agony Isle

(W) Casey Gilly (A/CA) Bayleigh Underwood
In Shops: Mar 15, 2023
SRP: $17.99

DISCOVER the Demiplane of Dread! In her castle laboratory, D&D’s own mad scientist, Dr. Viktra Mordenheim, performs experiments testing the bounds of science and magic!
THRILL to a Castle of Horrors! Following a terrible accident, Miranda awakens in Schloss Mordenheim under the questionable care of the definitely-not-lawful-good doctor, with no memory of who she is. Desperate to learn about her past, she soon begins to question what she is told and test the strictures placed upon her. Gentle Reader, the truth she uncovers will shock and disturb you!
SHUDDER at a Menagerie of Monsters! A collection of lab notes detail the tragic fates of Ravenloft’s unfortunate inhabitants, in a collection of supplementary stories by writers Casey Gilly, Ryan Cady, and Ro Mediavilla, and artists Corin Howell, Vincenzo Riccardi, and Kayla Felty. We must caution you, Dear Reader, these are not tales for the faint of heart!

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