Big announcement for DnD today.

Really.
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I have the feeling that it will be either:


a) delayed
b) something bad for the customer dressed up as something good for the customer
c) both actually

 To Sala yep really


To Mirtek I dont think you are on the right track from the context of the discussion. He was talking to several non employees and he got a big grin and said be sure and watch the website Monday there is going to be a huge announcement made on the website. A delay would not be a huge announcement.  
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Given no additional context, I think the proper response would be curiousity.
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 Probobly so Pluisjen. I think the announcement is going to be pretty major the guy is not prone to overstating things, I am going to check the website pretty often once I wake up though.
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Man it better not be another layoff. :P
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I dont think he would have said a thing to us about a product delay, a layoff or anything business related.  I am pretty darn sure its product or direction of the game  related and big.


I do have a slight fear of what it might be but thats only conjecture I am hoping that I am wrong about my fear and that its something really cool.  
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Maybe they'll tell people what Monte is going to be doing so they can kill some of the increasingly absurd rumors.
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 FYI I am the first to admit this is pure rumor but it is from someone in the DnD someone who's name regularly appears in many source books. He didnt give any info but just teased us to "Watch the website on Monday" probobly to stir up just such interest as this thread is.
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It cant be a delay, that is situation normal.
 Well whatever it is I'm going back to bed and check the forums often tomorrow...err today.
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My gut says "5th Edition!"

But its the middle of January! Who the heck reads the website in January?

Also, isn't the D&D Experience on the 26th? Wouldn't that serve as a better venue for a big announcment?

So... I have no clue.
My gut says "5th Edition!"

But its the middle of January! Who the heck reads the website in January?

Also, isn't the D&D Experience on the 26th? Wouldn't that serve as a better venue for a big announcment?

So... I have no clue.



It may be the announcement for what they will be announcing on the 26th! :d
My gut says "5th Edition!"

But its the middle of January! Who the heck reads the website in January?

Also, isn't the D&D Experience on the 26th? Wouldn't that serve as a better venue for a big announcment?

So... I have no clue.



It may be the announcement for what they will be announcing on the 26th! :d



So they generate a viral campaign to get people to read their website only to bait and switch them by officially announcing that something will be officially announced at the Convention?

That's crazy enough to work!
The only announcement I have seen today is the article not found for rule of three.
The only announcement I have seen today is the article not found for rule of three.




There goes Monday. Officially nothing worth getting up for now.
WAIT! Maybe the're bringing him back!
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Word in the Twittersphere on this is the announcement will be at 10 am Eastern Standard Time, to coincide with a fluff piece on D&D in the New York Times online ediiton. 

People are speculating a few different things, I'm pretty sure its going to be a return of previous edition pdfs, as was suggested at GenCon earlier this year when at one of the panels a WotC person said the back-catalogue of Eberron products would be available to D&D insiders (IIRC). He thought it had already been announced, but he was early, and I haven't heard anything more on it since. 
I doubt that the PDFS from earlier editions would be big enough news for this kind of event.  Last week, EN World said : "With the holidays upon us it was a slow week for Wizards of the Coast and that is okay because we can all catch our breath for a moment. We did receive news of new Dungeon Tiles, and compilations to tide us all over until next week. Do not miss next week. Really. Don't."

EN World has a timer counting down that coincides with the 10 am est timeline.  

 
That would not be that big a piece of news, 3.x stuff is still very easy to come by.
That would not be that big a piece of news, 3.x stuff is still very easy to come by.



Yes, but now you can actually pay for them. That's worth something, isn't it? Tongue Out
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I can assure you I paid for each and every book I own.
Sound a little defensive there.

Anyways. We'll see. Its odd how much I DM, yet how little I pay attention to internal WotC stuff.  

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I know but WoTC is scared of pirates likes some people are scared of clowns...irrationaly so. So I thought I would comfort them a bit before they did something stupid again.
So where's our surprise?  Is this my birthday present?  It is my birthday this week you know

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I will try to be excited about whatever the news may be - even if I normally would be just ho-hum about it.  Coming from the corporate world I know how it feels to work on a project for 6+ months and then be ready to push it out to a larger audience. 

I wonder if it's the official release of that new mini game that I heard people were testing but I had no interest in.

It might be "big" news, but I don't think its going to be 5e big.  Potentially an announcement on some new people being brought into different roles.

So possible speculations:

1.  Products being available electronically - offering back catalog (would love to see 2e books available again!).
2.  Miniature game being available.
3.  New individual to take over the rule of three (other missing roles after layoff) - possibly someone a little famous/fancy-pants
4.  2012 Game World
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i guess the surprise is no articles today. crap month for the mags so far

You won't have to wait until 10 am if you check the NY Times. This should be....interesting.
4e D&D is not a "Tabletop MMO." It is not Massively Multiplayer, and is usually not played Online. Come up with better descriptions of your complaints, cuz this one means jack ****.
Word in the Twittersphere on this is the announcement will be at 10 am Eastern Standard Time, to coincide with a fluff piece on D&D in the New York Times online ediiton. 

People are speculating a few different things, I'm pretty sure its going to be a return of previous edition pdfs, as was suggested at GenCon earlier this year when at one of the panels a WotC person said the back-catalogue of Eberron products would be available to D&D insiders (IIRC). He thought it had already been announced, but he was early, and I haven't heard anything more on it since. 



My God.

I think they are just testing their abilities to draw a crowd for future reference.

well well well, looks like many of you guys owe me an apology
let the nerdrage commence lol
Oh my... now this is going to be interesting.
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RIP 4th edition

i am so not going to buy montes game
Interesting

Oh well, good luck to them getting there - you already have 2+ camps on how people want things to work - so in the end someone is still going to go home unhappy. 

I'll provide my feedback, but if the system turns out anything like what I've seen some individuals requesting, I'll have no interest in it.  I already am less interested because I have 3 very good systems sitting on a shelf at home.
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getting our 'feedback' is a freaking joke. monte has been working on this for months. its going to be just like legends and lore, an attempt to make a retro clone of dnd. just like ive been saying for months.


i want to know ASAP from wizards if they intend to keep supporting 4th with ddi tools

of course, any thought of getting other 4th ed tools is pointless-just put it out of your mind



this is a sad, sad, day for dnd.
This sounds an awful lot like design by committee. The number one way to make a product NOBODY likes is design by committee. This, if true, is going to have to be seriously handled carefully.
Yeah, this seems like they're gonna try pleasing everybody in the name of both "uniting the fanbase" and "attracting the video game crowd." Heh.

I too will give my input, but am definitely not holding my breath.
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I'll approach it with curiousity... we'll see what they decide to do. For starters, we could wait for them to actually announce it Tongue Out
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So? They are working on a new edition. Big surprise. It is not as if a date is given (unless I missed it) on when exactly it will be released. In fact, the article says that they expect the announcement to be made, not even that it is made ;) The only new thing is that they are going to ask the fans what need to change officially, and I am not even sure how much that is PR and how it will act out in practice. I hope if this is indeed the news, that the announcement on WotC contains a bit more hard data...