April 1, 2021 - In a move that surprises many in tabletop roleplaying, Wizards of the Coast announced that the playtest for the 6th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons would begin as early as June 2021.
"We believe in striking while the iron is hot," notes Wizards of the Coast CEO Chris Cocks. "D&D 5th Edition is selling more that any edition in the history of the game. There is no better time than now to begin testing the latest ideas and improvements for the next iteration.”
Cocks continued, “We feel like we’ve milked this flumph about as far as it could float us, so it’s time hard core D&D fan ponied up for a new set of core rule books. The base classes for 6e will be limited to Cleric, Fighting Man, Magic User, Thief, Elf, Dwarf, and Hobbit.”
For more on this turn of events, see the official press release video below.