Wizards of the Coast has announced a new Dungeons & Dragons Rules Expansion gift set to release on January 25, 2022.
Announced during the “Future of D&D” panel, the box set packs in new printings of two classic rule expansions, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything and Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. A new volume will also be included titled Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, which collects and revises a ton of D&D material released since the launch of the fifth edition. While the box set will be available on January 25, the Monsters of the Multiverse volume will be available as a standalone version later in the year, both physically and digitally. Fans can keep using older content, but apparently a copy of Monsters of the Multiverse is “necessary to access all the new and updated content.”
According to a press release, Monsters of the Multiverse contains more than 250 monster stat blocks and over 30 playable races. Jeremy Crawford, Game Design Architect for Dungeons & Dragons, commented on the new volume by saying,
“We revised the content in Monsters of the Multiverse so that it plays even better than it did before. Many of the monsters have new abilities and new bits of lore, which will make them even more fun to include in your campaigns. We revised the content in Monsters of the Multiverse so that it plays even better than it did before. Many of the monsters have new abilities and new bits of lore, which will make them even more fun to include in your campaigns.”
During the panel Liz Schuh, Director of Product Management for D&D, noted that the company had hoped to have the Rules Expansion gift set out by Holiday 2021, but unforeseen delays forced them to move the release date back. “But for D&D fans looking to use holiday gift funds in the new year, this is a quick way to create a library of setting-agnostic material for their D&D games. And hey, it doesn’t have to be a holiday to give this Gift Set to anyone who wants more D&D goodness beyond the core rulebooks,” says Schuh.