D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series—2024 Player's Handbook

Scheduling: September 3 – October 7; use the "D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series – Player's Handbook" event template. Retailers must schedule by July 31 to qualify for complimentary set of 20 golden d20 dice and set of 30 red dragon keychains.

Format: D&D

Rules Enforcement Level: Casual

Pairing Method: Player-List Only

About the D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series—2024 Player's Handbook

Aligning with each of the Local Game Store Early Access release dates for the updated Core Rulebooks, we're excited to introduce additional D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series events! You may have already run the Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth event at your store, and now you can schedule more to keep the anniversary celebration rolling:

  • 2024 Player's Handbook
    • Play Series Event: September 3 – October 7, 2024
    • Key Event Weekend: September 3 – 8

While you can schedule as many events as you like during the event window, we recommend scheduling at least one event on the highlighted key weekends to drive players to join the fun.

These key weekends were selected with our overall event schedule in mind; you might consider these weekends good starting points for new and interested players to join in if you're running multiple D&D 50th Anniversary Play Series events or use them as launch parties to celebrate each book release in style. In the end, choose what works best for your store!

Each Play Series event will feature free claimable adventures on D&D Beyond, using pre-made characters and featuring content from the new core rulebooks.

We will provide you with codes to pass along to your store's Dungeon Masters so they can access the content ahead of each event on D&D Beyond. Neither Dungeon Masters nor participating players need a D&D Beyond subscription to access the content redeemed via codes, though they will need a D&D Beyond account.

Complimentary Play & Sales Incentive Items

Alongside the presale promotion, we are also sending the following items to your store to support the new Core Rulebooks releases:

  • 1 poster featuring art from the 2024 Player's Handbook cover – for prominent display in-store
  • 20 d20 with gold numbering and the D&D ampersand – opt-in via event scheduling required, for players who participate in 50th Anniversary Play Series events or as a gift-with-purchase for any of the Core Rulebooks
  • 30 Dungeons & Dragons keychains – opt-in via event scheduling required, gift-with-purchase for any of the Core Rulebooks
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