Friday, June 21, 2013

Encounters Changes

If you have not heard, the next season of D&D Encounters will change significantly as the campaign will start with an introductory 2 hour scenario then segue into use of the Murder in Baldur's Gate campaign that WOTC will publish.  Yes, that's right.  For the first time in the history of the Encounters program, the players will have an opportunity to purchase the materials and read them over ahead of time, as the adventure releases in last August, just after GENCON.  WOTC will only provide the introductory materials this time.

Currently, the store plans to purchase a copy of the scenario for use in the Encounters session but this may change.  It depends on how many people keep showing up for the current Encounters season, and how much D&D we keep selling.   Since it is the only one currently in print, we will run Murder in Baldur's Gate using the 4th edition rules, as we do not expect 5th edition to hit the shelves until summer of 2014.