Changes to D&D Organized Play
In order to bring more content to the D&D community and more flexibility to organized play, D&D Organized Play will be changing, beginning in March 2016.
Here’s what you need to know:
D&D OP Will Change to a More Flexible Program
February will be the final month for D&D Encounters and D&D Expeditions. D&D Encounters and D&D Expeditions events scheduled for March have been canceled.
Going forward, stores may schedule and report in-store D&D events for any day of the week by selecting the D&D option under "Everyday Events and Materials," in Wizards Event Reporter.
Adventures will be available to all stores, DMs, and players through a new resource: the Dungeon Masters Guild. Stores may choose whatever adventure their players want and purchase it, at the low cost of a few dollars. This minimal charge allows us to offer a wider variety of high-quality content to D&D fans.
Launch Events Will Offer Preview Content
For each D&D adventure product release (like Out of the Abyss), WPN stores will have the chance to run Launch events with a preview of that season's adventure, available for free PDF download.
There’s More Content for In-Store Play
The migration to all-digital content allows for stronger and more diverse adventures, including both deep, immersive narratives and quick, pick-up-and-play adventures.
You can find adventures to support your events at the Dungeon Masters Guild.
These changes are effective beginning in March. Please contact your local support office if you have any questions.
CORRECTION (8/11/2016): This article was revised to reflect that the preview of each season's adventure will not be a WPN-exclusive. We will no longer offer a kit for each release, and retailers will not need to schedule a launch event in WER to receive access to the preview adventure.