If you have played any of the earlier additions of dungeons and dragons (or, if you have yet to play any of the versions of D&D) this article has been prepared for you. By way of this article you are provided with an overview of D&D 4th edition. Once you are armed with this information, you will be in the best possible position to determine whether or not D&D 4th edition “is for you.”
Hasbro and its subsidiary that published dungeons and dragons announced that D&D 4th edition will begin to hit shelves around the world in 2008. Specifically, the company has announced that the D&D 4th edition will start to appear on June 8 of that year when the initial three core books for the game will be released.
The company has indicated that the dungeons and dragons 4th edition will provide character levels going up to 30, which is an increase over prior editions of the game. In addition, it has been announced that D&D 4th edition will have better defined character roles. Of coursed, when it comes to this game, character roles are of paramount importance.
Beyond these developments, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have also noted that the new dungeons and dragons 4th edition will also have simplified game mastering as well as greatly expanded online content. Additionally, the company has started to make plans to support the playing of the game over the Internet and World Wide Web.
2008 marks the first time in nearly ten years that a new edition of dungeons and dragons will be released onto the market. The third edition of the game was released to the pubic in 2000. With the introduction of the current or third edition of the game in that year, the more simple version of D&D was abandoned leaving only what had previously been known as advanced D&D on the market.
With the anticipated release of dungeons and dragons 4th edition, an increasing number of people appear to be drawn to the long standing game. Industry analysts maintain that that the present time upwards to 5.5 million people play D&D on a regular basis. After the release of D&D 4th edition in June of 2008 this number is expected to climb at least to some degree. Indeed, some analysts predict that the number of regular players of D&D 4th edition around the world will reach approximately 6 million thanks in part to some of the changes that will be seen in this upcoming edition of the game.
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