Publisher Wizards of the Coast apologized to fans for the inclusion of offensive material surrounding the Hadozee D&D run.
Wizards of the Coast, the popular card game and role-playing game publisher, came under fire after offensive D&D material appeared online.
The footage was part of the recent Spelljammer: Adventure in Space set, surrounding the Hadozee run within the game.
Now, Wizards of the Coast has apologized to fans for the material’s inclusion and promised to remove the material from digital versions and future reprints of the set.
Wizards of the Coast’s apology
The apology comes through the official Dungeons & Dragons. website through a publication called “Statement on Hadozee”.
The blog post begins by saying, “We wanted to acknowledge and own the inclusion of offensive material in our recent Spelljammer: Adventures in Space content. We failed you, our players and our fans, and we are very sorry.”
The post goes on to explain the problem of the Hadozee race, which has been included in D&D since 1982.
The statement explained that “Unfortunately, not all Hadozee-related pieces of content were properly vetted before appearing in our most recent release.”
Full statement from Wizards of the Coast on the Hadozee run.
The original lore of the Hadozee race, as previously written by Wizards of the Coast, said that a wizard commanding a fleet of Spelljammers came to the Hadozee homeworld called Yazir, captured the Hadozee ancestors, and experimented on them with an elixir. magical.
The wizard’s elixir caused them to grow larger, stand tall, and become self-aware, as the wizard intended to raise an army of enhanced Hadozee and sell them into slavery.
The Hadozee eventually rebelled with the help of the wizard’s apprentices and became the modern Hadozee race.
After community scream Citing real-world parallels, Wizards of the Coast issued its apology, saying, “As we continue to learn and grow in every situation, we recognize that in order to live our values, we have to do better.”