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Any clues as to which settings will be focussed on / supported in D&D:Next?


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From the "In the Works" article on the Wizards' website:

Quote:

Gen Con (August 16-19)

Full information on events and seminars can be found in the Events section of the D&D website. Just to highlight a bit of what's taking place at this year's show:

Keynote Address: The Future of Dungeons & Dragons
Calling all heroes, your presence is required! Join us for an unprecedented look into the future of Dungeons & Dragons, including the evolution of the game, the re-birth of a fantasy setting and the next generation of art. Wizards of the Coast is proud to host the first-ever Gen Con keynote address on Thursday, August 16th to share with the legions of D&D fans what's in store for the game that has changed gaming forever.
Speakers include President and CEO of Wizards Greg Leeds, Senior Manager for D&D Research and Design Mike Mearls and some of the greatest creative minds in the industry.
The keynote begins at 7:00 PM in the 500 Ballroom of the Indianapolis Convention Center and will also be live-streamed at DungeonsandDragons.com/events.

Presumably the realms will get another workover (the Menzoberranzan product being released later this year is apparently "edition-neutral") but I wonder whether this refers to one of the semi-retired worlds we havent seen for a while.

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Spelljammer, obviously.


I wonder if the realms will get the reboot they've hinted at (resetting things back to undo what's been done to the setting since 4E). Many people I know will be happy about that.


Oooh, pre spellplague realms would be good.
I bet they are releasing that Elmister's Forgotten Realms coffee table book just to stir up hope about this.


As said in other places, so far the Realms will not be getting Re-Booted, though I hope they make the setting free to adventure in whatever time frame you like instead of a "Start Date $#*$ DR" we've always seen.

I hope they continue with Eberron and Dark Sun as well as making Ravenloft an actual setting this time around.


If it is a rebirth, my money would be on Greyhawk, unless they have gotten the rights to the old Blackmoor setting from the original set.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Matt James on Twitter basically came out and revealed it was Forgotten Realms.


shame. greyhawk would have been more exciting

Shadow Lodge

I think it will be akin to later 3.5 and 4E...minimal campaign setting support. Instead, lots of rules supplements. The claim of modularity makes it pretty definate that there will be a metric ton of rule supplements. Think GURPS, only there will actually be people that play 5E.

Silver Crusade

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Tee hee I'm interested to see how they handle the "well now we have dragonborn and tieflings everywhere but no gnomes to speak much of" problem.

Silver Crusade

The Realms makes a lot of sense for 5e.

EDIT: Not that I have any great insider information or anything. Just seems the Realms will continue to be the flagship setting.

Silver Crusade

Gorbacz wrote:
Tee hee I'm interested to see how they handle the "well now we have dragonborn and tieflings everywhere but no gnomes to speak much of" problem.

No gnomes is a problem?

Cheliax

Grimmy wrote:

Oooh, pre spellplague realms would be good.

I bet they are releasing that Elmister's Forgotten Realms coffee table book just to stir up hope about this.

Pre Time of Troubles would be even better.


dragonborn and chums where one thing that put me off 4e
I do hope they dont bring them back

Qadira

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I think it is inevitable that dragonborn will be in there - they are core to 4e and lots of players like them and will doubtless make the trnasition to 5e. As for tieflings - they were there anyway. IIRC Mulhorand and Unther was crawling with them (and aasimars) in 3e due to all those good and evil gods putting it around as they are wont to do in FR.

Andoran

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber
thenovalord wrote:

dragonborn and chums where one thing that put me off 4e

I do hope they dont bring them back

Dragonborn were what some people really liked about 4e though, and Tieflings. Personally I am okay with Dragonborn, teh same way I liked T'skrang in Earthdawn - its something a bit different than another "almost-human" race.

Personally when I read 3.5 I never understood why we had both gnomes and halflings. Also I didn't get why 4e felt the need for another elfy raise (Eladrin) when we already had Elf and Half-Elf.

But I am sure there are others who feel Gnomes are integral to D&D (and complained they didn't exist in the 4e PHB) and that Eladrin totally make sense.

Basically, different strokes and all.


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I think that the main problem with the dragonborn and their ilk was, that they were suddenly pushed as a common race to all settings. Even those where they weren't so common at all.

Taldor

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Zmar wrote:
I think that the main problem with the dragonborn and their ilk was, that they were suddenly pushed as a common race to all settings. Even those where they weren't so common at all.

This. The artwork didn't help either I just couldn't take them seriously.


Well... human-style breasts on every lizard also look mighty stupid as well, but Paizo ocassionally does that too.

WotC probably tried to make them and the thieflings THE faces of 4E. Add those ridiculously geometric pieces dwarven equipment. The worst offenders with that however were the Forgotten Realms (a disaster overall in the eyes of many... I simply decided to take it as another setting with familiar sounding names, which I take as the safest approach to keep one's sanity intact :) ).

Silver Crusade

I hated how they didn't draw pupils and irises, though. What a cop out.

That being said, the only 5e product I'll probably buy is Eberron. I have enough Forgotten Realms stuff that I bought and ... so I know what era i'll be setting my games in. Although I'd rather have the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. That campaign setting is much better than the realms for the simple fact that it feels more fantastic to me.

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GM Elton wrote:

I'd rather have the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. That campaign setting is much better than the realms for the simple fact that it feels more fantastic to me.

What do you think about The Fantastic Wilderlands Beyonde or Wilderlands of the Fantastic Reaches? If Judges Guild had offered a little more background material (aka "fluff") for those settings, I probably wouldn't even have taken a look at the original Forgotten Realms.

Admittedly I have a soft spot for Judges Guild - I started off what turned into my long-term gaming group by running them through The Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor (misprints and all), and over the years they also ran through Tegel Manor, Of Skulls and Scrapfaggot Green, one or two others, and Dark Tower.


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of course, the brave thing to do would be to create a new setting from scratch for a new system

new thinking all round

Andoran RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16

Steve Geddes wrote:

From the "In the Works" article on the Wizards' website:

Quote:

Gen Con (August 16-19)

the re-birth of a fantasy setting
Presumably the realms will get another workover (the Menzoberranzan product being released later this year is apparently "edition-neutral") but I wonder whether this refers to one of the semi-retired worlds we havent seen for a while.

I read that bit and thought it was obviously Birthright.

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