Wizards of the Coast has announced its plans for Worldwide D&D Game Day 2005 (press release below), to be held November 5th at participating game stores. The recent WotC adventure release Fane of Lolth will provide the challenges of the day, and attendees will come away with souvenirs like D&D Miniatures or “a very special D&D Campaigns Card.” I’d theorize the souvenir miniature connected to this year’s event is likely to be a drow of some sort (obvious choice), or a Spider of Lolth, but I could be completely off base. Go attend, and find out for yourself. “November 5th, on a very special D&D Campaigns Card, Elminster gets some unfortunate news…”
Wizards of the Coast press release follows:
GEEKS EVERYWHERE UNITE FOR WORLDWIDE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® GAME DAY
Biggest one-day roleplaying event ever to take place Nov. 5th in gaming and hobby stores around the globe
October 12, 2005 (Renton, Wash.) – Geek is chic — and what could be more chic than a global party celebrating the popularity of counter-culture icon DUNGEONS & DRAGONS? On Saturday, November 5, 2005, Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), will sponsor WORLDWIDE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAME DAY in hundreds of select hobby and toy stores around the globe. Experienced players and newcomers will gather during this 24-hour period to flex their imaginations and have fun playing the classic roleplaying game DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Last year more than 25,000 gamers came out to play D&D® on Game Day, and this year Wizards of the Coast anticipates an even greater turnout.
“We experienced an overwhelming turnout for Worldwide D&D Game Day in 2004, thanks to the loyalty of our fans and their dedication to the game,” said Charles Ryan, Brand Manager for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS at Wizards of the Coast. “The ranks of D&D players continue to swell, and we’re expecting this year’s Game Day to be the biggest and most exciting event in the game’s 31-year history.”
Participating game stores around the world listed at www.dndgameday.com will present adventures packed with fiendish monsters to slay, diabolical traps to overcome, and heroic stories to be boasted. Players can bring a band of friends to adventure with or plan to meet some new gaming buddies. Players can also earn points when they sign up for D&D Rewards™ and the Roleplaying Game Association (RPGA). Additionally, while supplies last, each player will receive a free Worldwide D&D Game Day souvenir to add to their treasure trove. Souvenirs include D&D® Miniatures and a special D&D Campaign Card. Players will need to bring a pen or pencil, paper and a set of dice that includes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 20-sided dice.
In mid-October, Wizards of the Coast will post a list of participating retail locations online at www.dndgameday.com. Please contact the event organizer at specific locations for start times, directions, or other participation requirements.
About DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS products have remained the benchmark for adventure roleplaying game excellence since the game’s introduction in 1974. Today the game is played by more people than ever – a total of more than 4 million players a month. In the decades since its debut, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS has grown into a worldwide phenomenon that includes roleplaying games, miniature figures, novels, computer and video games, movies, and music.
The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS experience continues to appeal to an ever-increasing population of fans because the focus is not on competition, but on imagination and storytelling. As the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game continues to expand with the times, it will continue to provide the definitive roleplaying experience for an entirely new generation of players.
Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop roleplaying game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, MAGIC: THE GATHERING®, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast website at wizards.com
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