The Sundering (Dungeons & Dragons)

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The Sundering is a fictional event set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. It is described in a series of novels and game supplements beginning in 2013 in anticipation of the newest version of the game, known at the time as D&D Next.[1]

History and development[edit]

The first announcement of The Sundering came at Gen Con 2012.[1] Wizards of the Coast is calling the event a "cataclysm".[1] Forgotten Realms campaign setting creator Ed Greenwood described the event as "war, gods, and plain folks trying to get by".[2] The novels and adventures will be released in a staggered, overlapping fashion, and the collective results of players in their adventures can be submitted to WotC, and will influence the stories in the novels.[2] The result of the events, in game terms, will be a simplified set of rules detailed in the upcoming 5th Edition, dubbed D&D Next.[3]

Novels[edit]

A series of novels explaining the events of The Sundering were released beginning in the second half of 2013:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ewalt, David M. (August 20, 2012). "What's Next With Dungeons And Dragons?". Forbes (Forbes publishing). Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gen Con Coverage: Updates". Wizards of the Coast. August 20, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Grabianowski, Ed (August 29, 2012). "What’s Coming Next for Dungeons & Dragons and Forgotten Realms". io9. Retrieved September 14, 2012.