Publisher Wizards of the Coast has apologized to fans for including offensive material surrounding the Hadozee D&D race.
Wizards of the Coast, the famed card and role-playing game publisher, has caught fire after offensive D&D material surfaced online.
The material was part of the recent Spelljammer: Adventure in Space set, surrounding the Hadozee race in the game.
Now, Wizards of the Coast has issued an apology to fans for including the material and promised to remove the material from digital releases and future reprints of the set.
Wizards of the Coast’s Apology
The apology comes through the official Dungeons & Dragons website through a post titled “Statement on the Hadozee”.
The blog post opens by saying, “We wanted to acknowledge and own the inclusion of offensive material in our recent Spelljammer: Adventures in Space content. We have failed you, our players and our fans, and we are truly sorry.
The post goes on to explain the issue of the Hadozee race, which has been included in D&D since 1982.
The statement explained that “Unfortunately, all portions of content relating to Hadozee were not properly vetted prior to appearing in our latest release.”
Full statement from Wizards of the Coast regarding the Hadozee race.
The original Hadozee race lore, as previously written by Wizards of the Coast, said that a wizard commanding a fleet of Spelljammers arrived on the Hadozee homeworld called Yazir, captured Hadozee ancestors, and experimented on them. a magic elixir.
The wizard’s elixir caused them to grow, 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 sorcerer’s apprentices and became the modern Hadozee race.
After community outcry citing real-world parallels, Wizards of the Coast apologized and said, “As we continue to learn and grow through each situation, we recognize that to live our values we must do better.”