It is official. The new version of Dungeons and Dragons will be released in the summer of this year. This small fact makes me rather worried. The rules as they were presented during the playtest were in my opinion rather rough and the proximity of the final release date to the final playtest packet gives me reason to pause. I will come back to these reasons in further posts. I really do hope that these rules prove to be worthy of the brand. One of the most interesting things to see will be the how modularity that was mentioned during the start of the playtest will work.
It will also be interesting to see the marketing strategy.
You can read the announcement on their site here.