Minis are Dead... sorta
Janauary 12, 2011
By Wizards of the Coast
Today, Wizards of the Coast announced some changes to the 2011 D&D product line-up and release schedule. (see this week's Ampersand column by Bill Slavicsek).
Wizards has made the decision to depart from prepainted plastic miniatures sets. Lords of Madness stands as the final release under that model. Special collector's sets will continue to be released as we make use of plastic figures in other product offerings (including next month's Wrath of Ashardalon) and we will continue to explore more options for players to represent characters and monsters on the tabletop.
Heroes of Shadow, originally scheduled for March, has been rescheduled for April to accommodate a format change. Additionally, three D&D RPG products have been removed from the 2011 release schedule: Class Compendium: Heroes of Sword and Spell, Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium, and Hero Builder's Handbook. Wizards plans to continue releasing content this year through other formats including board games, accessories, and digital offerings.
Lastly, Wizards will no longer be providing downloadable monthly compilations of our D&D Insider articles. Instead, articles will only be posted individually. This is not a reduction in content, just a clarification of presentation.