D&D’s highly anticipated Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel delayed

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, the highly anticipated anthology of adventures for Dungeons & Dragons, has been delayed for a month, according to a tweetBy the publisher. In a statement provided to Polygon, Wizards of the Coast cites “domestic production issues” that cropped up late in the process as the reason for the delay. It will be available for purchase in shops and online starting July 19.

The Radiant Citadel: Journeys is the first anthology of D&D adventures to be written entirely by Black and brown authors. The book contains thirteen stand-alone adventure stories for level 1-14 characters. Many of these adventures were detailed in the press.

A delay in Wizards’ release schedule for D&D print materials is rare, but this is actually the second such delay in less than six months. Wizards stated previously to the press that they originally intended the publication. Dungeons & Dragons Rules Expansion Gift Setin 2021 to ensure that they are ready for the holidays season. However, it had to push back the release — which included the first printing of Mordenkainen presents Monsters of the Multiverse — to January 2022, due in part to ongoing issues with global shipping logistics.

The 5th edition book is different from the majority of the previous books. Rules Expansion Gift SetWizards claimed that it was printed in China, which contributed to the delay. Polygon inquired whether delays in shipping were also caused by international logistics. The Radiant Citadel: Journeys.

“Production and logistics in the U.S. and abroad are continuing to see complications and difficulties,” a Wizards representative told us. “We produce D&D products in a variety of locations to mitigate these reliability risks as well as get the game to our players faster, and will continue to do so moving forward.

The Radiant Citadel: Journeys encountered domestic production issues that arose very late in the process,” they added, “which is why the release date had to be revised.”

The delay comes at an inconvenient time for Wizards’ parent company Hasbro, which is currently engaged in a proxy fight over who will sit on its board of directors. The outcome could impact the future of D&D as well as the The Gathering: Magic and the Gathering brand. Final voting is set for June 8.

The anthology wasn’t the only product delayed. The publication of Campaign Case: TerrainIt was also moved forward one month, to August 16.

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