24 September 2023

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The Future of the Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide

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The Future of the Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master’s Guide

In 2024, the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) 5th edition is getting a significant overhaul. The publisher of D&D, Wizards of the Coast, has been collecting feedback through playtests and aims to improve the three core rulebooks, with the DMG in particular needing extensive revisions.

One of the main goals for the new DMG is to make it easier for Dungeon Masters (DMs) to find what they need and provide guidance for all skill levels. The current version of the DMG has been criticized for its organization and content, which includes chapters on topics like cosmology that may not be the most essential for new DMs.

The future DMG will address these concerns. It will be better organized and will include new features, such as worksheets, to support DMs in creating their campaigns, adventures, NPCs, and more. These worksheets will be available for download, allowing players to customize their DMG experience without writing directly in the book itself.

While some players prefer to keep their books pristine, there are many who enjoy writing notes and annotations in their RPG books. The new DMG’s inclusion of worksheets may be an invitation to fill them out directly on the page, offering a more immersive and convenient experience for DMs. It could even inspire other creators in the space to develop complementary tools and resources.

Overall, the revised DMG aims to provide DMs with the necessary tools and knowledge to create and run engaging campaigns. With improved organization, additional content, and interactive worksheets, the new DMG is set to enhance the Dungeon Master experience in D&D 5th edition.

– Original article Teri Litorco, published on Geek & Sundry