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Dungeons & Dragons® Miniatures Take Off at Retail; WotC Releases the D&D Miniatures Handbook

Posted on 10/29/2003

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October 29, 2003 (Renton, Wash.) - Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), today announced that since their release on September 26, Dungeons & Dragons® Miniatures have passed the million milestone. To date, Wizards of the Coast has sold more than a million miniature figures, which are available in randomized Entry Packs and Harbinger(TM) Expansion Packs. And now learning to use the miniatures to their best advantage is easier than ever, thanks to the newly released Dungeons & Dragons® Miniatures Handbook, a guide to every aspect of miniature play.

The D&D Miniatures Handbook offers players expanded rules and guidelines for skirmishes and mass combats alike. Included are new base classes, new prestige classes, 30 new feats, more than 65 new spells, new magic items, and weapon special abilities. Also, there are more than 35 new monsters, including formidable aspects of deities and archfiends. Players can learn how to expand their battlefield with complete rules for skirmishes, squad-based fights, and even mass battles. There are also mechanics for random dungeons and rules for miniatures battle campaigns.

The D&D Miniatures Handbook is filled with art inspired both by D&D RPG and by the D&D miniatures skirmish game. Players will enjoy a wide range of finished art by artists Trevor Hairsine, Des Hanley, Adrian Smith, and Stephen Tappin, plus cartography by Todd Gamble. Priced at $29.95, the D&D Miniatures Handbook is being sold at hobby, gaming and book stores nationwide.

More Minis Ahead!

In December, Wizards will release the Dragoneye(TM) D&D Miniatures expansion, which introduces 60 additional creatures, including multiple dragon figures of varying sizes. Future expansions will continue to provide both roleplaying and miniatures players with an ever-widening range of D&D figures to enhance their collections. More information regarding the development of D&D Miniatures and a special online gallery featuring many of the initial miniatures are currently available at

Dungeons & Dragons products have been the benchmark for adventure roleplaying game excellence since the game's introduction in 1974. Over the years, the Dungeons & Dragons experience has steadily evolved. The miniatures, along with the new Dungeons & Dragons v.3.5 core rulebooks, are designed to take players into next year's 30th anniversary and beyond. All new products are compatible with previously released Dungeons & Dragons adventure products.

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

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