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    Well, I'm a bit confused. Tito says that it's not...

    Well, I'm a bit confused. Tito says that it's not what people are guessing, and then goes and drops hints like these that seem to confirm that it's what people are guessing (ship and underwater...
  2. For my SKT campaign, I made sure that during...

    For my SKT campaign, I made sure that during Chapter 3, the group kept hearing rumors of giant attacks, and coming across the results of giant attacks (destroyed farms and the like). However, they...
  3. That is what I was about to ask - it's unclear...

    That is what I was about to ask - it's unclear whether he's saying untouched by D&D in general, or specifically by the 5e development team. The "we" is really undefined there...
  4. Why would it change anything in the more distant...

    Why would it change anything in the more distant past? It sounds like a post-Second-Sundering situation, when, as SCAG states on page 18, the seasons seemed to have drifted a bit as a result of the...
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    It's tables all the way down!

    It's tables all the way down!
  6. I've seen threads get derailed before, but never...

    I've seen threads get derailed before, but never one getting derailed in so many different directions at the same time!
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    True - and I definitely agree that the base...

    True - and I definitely agree that the base chassis of Ravnica's Guilds would port to Planescape's Factions with very little change necessary - but then again having a dedicated Spelljammer product...
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    The more I think about it, the statement that...

    The more I think about it, the statement that there won't be Spelljammer this year seems to be, if not meant to be purposely misleading, then a real missed opportunity with this product (if it what...
  9. I like how the OP seems to suggest that...

    I like how the OP seems to suggest that nautical/pirate-themed adventures are something that could only come about due to stream viewer requests, then hoists their Greyhawk banner in the last line of...
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    As an addendum to this, they could also include a...

    As an addendum to this, they could also include a chapter describing a typical aquatic/nautical-themed region. Either of the two sets of pirate isles in the Forgotten Realms (in the Sea of Swords or...
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    That's what I'm leaning towards myself - a book...

    That's what I'm leaning towards myself - a book with rules for ships and underwater adventuring, a section on water-based PC races (possibly reprinting sea elves and tritons, but adding new options...
  12. If you want to read about Menzoberranzan in novel...

    If you want to read about Menzoberranzan in novel form, the best start would probably be Homeland, the first Drizzt novel (chronologically, it was the fourth in publishing order).

    As for other...
  13. On thing I'm planning on doing is having the keys...

    On thing I'm planning on doing is having the keys to the vault be something owned by leaders of the various factions, such as having Sylgar be a key. This will allow the players to encounter all four...
  14. Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Surprise [Spoiler within!]

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  15. I had no idea there would be a bestiary. About...

    I had no idea there would be a bestiary. About how many pages/monsters are there?
  16. I'm actually fine with either plain maps or more...

    I'm actually fine with either plain maps or more detailed ones. My only issue is with readability - sometimes colored, detailed maps can get too busy, at which point it's hard to tell exactly what is...
  17. That's assuming said adventuring groups make it...

    That's assuming said adventuring groups make it back to the Yawning Portal after any substantial exploration. Various encounters and discoveries in various rooms make it clear that not many do.
  18. Not discussed as such, but it was sort of...

    Not discussed as such, but it was sort of expected, as it would have simply been too huge to handle otherwise. And the adventure allows for adding the other areas back as an option if you wish.
    ...
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    Pikes tend to be much longer than halberds or...

    Pikes tend to be much longer than halberds or spears; the former tended to be over 12 feet long (in some cases much longer), while the latter were usually 6 feet or less. It would really be hard to...
  20. Well, the book itself encourages that cross...

    Well, the book itself encourages that cross pollination. It specifically says in both the centaur and minotaur entries that they could be used for centaurs and minotaurs of other settings, and the...
  21. As it's described as a 200-pound chair in the...

    As it's described as a 200-pound chair in the book (page 297 to be exact), it was an assumption on the reviewer's part, I assume (heh).
  22. The inability to teleport in and out (as well as...

    The inability to teleport in and out (as well as other changes to magic and spells) is detailed on pages 10 - 11.

    As for the two changes you mentioned concerning Wyllowwood and Stardock - well,...
  23. I don't think it would exactly copy it, but I...

    I don't think it would exactly copy it, but I could definitely see the format used in the Guild section be re-used for a Planescape Factions section. I don't think you would need as much room to...
  24. It's interesting that I too very much saw the...

    It's interesting that I too very much saw the parallels to Sigil in this book, and while reading it thought that using the same format would be just about perfect for a 5e Sigil/Planescape book. The...
  25. Yes, the Spelljamming helm from the crashed ship...

    Yes, the Spelljamming helm from the crashed ship is fully detailed with a description on how it works. Granted, the helm is on a different level than the ship, and getting the ship out of the dungeon...
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    A high seas adventure along the Sword Coast would...

    A high seas adventure along the Sword Coast would reasonably involve the pirates of the Nelanther Isles, which aren't terribly far from Lantan. So it could definitely be a way to combine both.
  27. What happens if the group in question is in a...

    What happens if the group in question is in a dead-end corridor - that there's actually a wall behind the wizard and rogue? (Presumably the gelatinous cube snuck up behind them as they went down the...
  28. Some of my group are avid M:tG players, and have...

    Some of my group are avid M:tG players, and have been excited for this ever since it was announced. I got it on D&D Beyond yesterday (and with my subscription share with the group), and ever since...
  29. Something in between. It could easily be run as a...

    Something in between. It could easily be run as a linked mega-campaign, or split into 23 separate dungeons to be run on their own. Basically, there are some links between levels, and there's the...
  30. And in other important news, the 5e version of...

    And in other important news, the 5e version of the miniature giant space hamster has the statistics of a rat, but with no attacks and is worth 0 XP. To quote the text on page 251, it "looks...
  31. Some further bits of info: The Disclaimer! ...

    Some further bits of info:

    The Disclaimer!

    "Disclaimer: The Mad Mage of Undermountain is not seeing visitors right now. Don’t come down because, uh, we’re renovating and everything is a mess....
  32. I just did a rapid scan of it on D&D Beyond, and...

    I just did a rapid scan of it on D&D Beyond, and I noticed that for the first time I can remember in an adventure, it mentioned a creature (from either the MM or the book itself), but then said "If...
  33. You know, Strand! The Lord of Ravlenoff! :D

    You know, Strand! The Lord of Ravlenoff! :D
  34. I'm guessing it's probably an Eberron setting...

    I'm guessing it's probably an Eberron setting book, as we already know that's in the works. If not, perhaps a FR setting book that covers the remainder of the setting outside of what was in SCAG...
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    And that is what makes it awesome!

    And that is what makes it awesome!
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    For #3, you could use or modify the Cassalantar's...

    For #3, you could use or modify the Cassalantar's Founder's Day party detailed in their section of the book...
  37. When Doctor Who and D&D meet in an... unexpected...

    When Doctor Who and D&D meet in an... unexpected way.

    (For those not in the know, the female in that picture is Eldrad, the foe of the 1974 Doctor Who serial The Hand of Fear.)
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    I'm thinking of just keeping three keys in three...

    I'm thinking of just keeping three keys in three lairs (Xanathar, Jarlaxle, and Manshoon). But with the Cassalantars as the main villians, they will still go on with their plan (without the treasure,...
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    It's not a matter if the segue is strong or weak...

    It's not a matter if the segue is strong or weak (and we don't know the DotMM half of it yet to judge), but whether it keeps the characters at 5th level for awhile at the start, thus necessitating a...
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    I can't see how the module would be negatively...

    I can't see how the module would be negatively impacted by milestone leveling to 5th level once the party gains the Stone of Golorr and determines what the keys are. As that's the mcguffin for the...
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    Instead of changing that much, just make one or...

    Instead of changing that much, just make one or more of the three keys to the hoard hidden in the various villain lairs (the adventure specifically gives leeway to DMs to make up their own), and the...
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    Yeah, the two other minions are a tough fight -...

    Yeah, the two other minions are a tough fight - but then again, this is supposed to be the climactic encounter for the 1st level party, so it's presumably designed to be tough.

    But as for the big...
  43. I imagine that since its going to cover 23...

    I imagine that since its going to cover 23 levels, we're going to get a theme for each level, some areas in each fully detailed, and then some guidance for deatailing the remaining sections of each...
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    I know which encounter you are taking about - so...

    I know which encounter you are taking about - so how did they force that NPC to fight? The entrance is fairly distant from where the NPC is trying to escape, and there are two other NPCs available to...
  45. One of his kin, at the very least.

    One of his kin, at the very least.
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    Nimblewrights as well (CR 4). I imagine...

    Nimblewrights as well (CR 4).

    I imagine Dungeon of the Mad Mage is where we're likely to see a good amount of new monsters though...
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    One thing I like about the NPCs in the book is...

    One thing I like about the NPCs in the book is that we finally get some examples of non-monster NPCs of CR 13+. We have three wizards, a rogue, and a monk-cleric mutilclass within that CR range...
  48. I'm not gyor, but the distinction may be a...

    I'm not gyor, but the distinction may be a non-standard deity she worships, which immediately brings the Old Empires (and their unique pantheons) to mind. Perhaps an ancient Egypt-themed adventure in...
  49. While I agree that MtoF had a higher percentage...

    While I agree that MtoF had a higher percentage of "filler monsters" than VGtM, it definitely wasn't to an intolerable level (like the later 3.x Monster Manuals were), and I believe there are enough...
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    You want a heist? Or maybe more than one? It's...

    You want a heist? Or maybe more than one? It's pretty simple - the wording of the adventure gives you free reign to do so. In Chapter 4, in the Vault Keys section, it says: "The three keys needed to...
  51. This. They drop hints years in advance. Unlike...

    This. They drop hints years in advance. Unlike most, the Cormyr LYSK came out of the blue and wasn't connected to any then-current (or then-known-to-be-coming-up) product. It really stood out because...
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    Ah, I tried and and it didn't work, so I didn't...

    Ah, I tried and and it didn't work, so I didn't know the secret code to create the spoiler text. Thanks! I'll go and edit it now.
  53. When talking about Lantan being shown on the map...

    When talking about Lantan being shown on the map in ToA, it was the fact that Lantan was actually being mapped out which was important. So it sounds to me that we'll be visiting Lantan in some sort...
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    As I mentioned on the D&D Beyond thread, I very...

    As I mentioned on the D&D Beyond thread, I very much like what I have read so far, and am very much looking forward to the upcoming Undermountain sequel, so we can at last run a full 1 - 20 5e...
  55. I'm really enjoying what I've read so far, as the...

    I'm really enjoying what I've read so far, as the adventure involves a lot of side plots and factional involvement and conflict. Given player choices should they align with one or more factions, the...
  56. Dragon Heist now available on D&D Beyond

    Reading through it now, and it looks pretty interesting so far...
  57. I would be very surprised if there isn't a fairly...

    I would be very surprised if there isn't a fairly substantial section on converting Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage material to both Sharn and Greyhawk City, as both are large cities for...
  58. Thread: 25 years

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    If you want something old school, I'd go with...

    If you want something old school, I'd go with Tomb of Annihilation. Going through a massive, deadly jungle filled with undead, dinosaurs, undead dinosaurs, and a multitude of other dangerous animals...
  59. They've just (through the help of divination...

    They've just (through the help of divination magic presumably) pre-planned for the day the High Road will need to be a 20-lane freeway.
  60. Honestly, they should go the Volo's route and...

    Honestly, they should go the Volo's route and have both Tasselhoff and Raistlin comment in character in sticky note asides. Tasselhoff himself would be hilarious, and watching (in note form) Raistlin...
  61. I was wondering that last too. Other than the...

    I was wondering that last too. Other than the fact it's not a traditionally published book, it's no different than, say, SCAG (and arguably better).
  62. I think the introduction on what sets a setting...

    I think the introduction on what sets a setting apart from other worlds should be mandatory in future releases like this, as it's really helpful and informative.

    Honestly, this may be the way...
  63. This thread contains a poll. Well, we'll be getting Waterdeep updated in a few...

    Well, we'll be getting Waterdeep updated in a few weeks at least. And I wouldn't be surprised to see if they start ranging further and further away from the Sword Coast as time goes by. Both Lantan...
  64. This thread contains a poll. Until last week, I might have agreed with you....

    Until last week, I might have agreed with you. Now we need to wait and see how the Ravnica and (possibly) Eberron hardcovers do. If they prove wildly popular, they may revisit the Realms with a more...
  65. If I may ask, why single out gnome paladins in...

    If I may ask, why single out gnome paladins in particular? Surely there are followers of Gaerdal Ironhand who could combine the holy and martial in the defense of the home burrows from outside...
  66. That's actually a pretty interesting proposition....

    That's actually a pretty interesting proposition. Dust, Ash, and Salt thematically fit in quite well with the whole Dark Sun "feel" (Vacuum less so, but it could be made to work). Philosophically,...
  67. Two points here - in the Eberron PDF, the setting...

    Two points here - in the Eberron PDF, the setting being part of the standard D&D Multiverse is only one of several options available, and it's specifically left for the DM to decide. So, officially,...
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    If there's a decent selection of interesting...

    If there's a decent selection of interesting subclasses, like the Order Cleric (which is one I really do want to see), and some intriguing monsters, I will at least be buying some of the crunch parts...
  69. Actually, Dragonlance's stars that moved were...

    Actually, Dragonlance's stars that moved were explained in Spelljammer, as it was stated that what exactly the stars were varied from sphere to sphere. In some spheres (like Realmspace) they were...
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    Ever since drow, kuo-toa, and svirfneblin were...

    Ever since drow, kuo-toa, and svirfneblin were reprinted in the original Fiend Folio.
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    I doubt that's coincidental. Dragon Heist states...

    I doubt that's coincidental. Dragon Heist states that it will have lots of urban setting rules and fluff, so that sort information should be able to be translated to Sharn and Ravnica with presumably...
  72. Crawford has apparently said there will be nearly...

    Crawford has apparently said there will be nearly as many monsters as in MToF.
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    I imagine that if we don't get an official gnoll...

    I imagine that if we don't get an official gnoll PC race for 5e, the version you come up with will be "unofficially official" for most people, Eberron players or not.

    Also, a very minor request -...
  74. Sigh, now I'm hungry! :D

    Sigh, now I'm hungry!

    :D
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    Interesting, there's a section on gnolls in the...

    Interesting, there's a section on gnolls in the PC race section, both detailing and posing questions on how to play a gnoll in Eberron. Given that it was said after Volo's that we wouldn't see...
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    Well, the Ravnica book may indicate that's...

    Well, the Ravnica book may indicate that's changing.
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    Both Mearls and Baker said that it's because it's...

    Both Mearls and Baker said that it's because it's still not be complete - the artficer is still missing for example. Once everything is updated and playtested, a print option is possible.
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    I was about to come here and say something very...

    I was about to come here and say something very similar. I've been reading my D&D Beyond version for the past couple of hours or so, and I have been deeply impressed so far. I love that it's...
  79. True (and I've already gotten that), but I was...

    True (and I've already gotten that), but I was thinking more along the line of an overview product for the setting, and then drill down for more detail afterwards...
  80. I'd be happy to have this template repeated for...

    I'd be happy to have this template repeated for the Realms - they could release something similar to the Eberron PDF, detailing lands and things that weren't covered in SCAG. Preferably written by Ed...
  81. That sounds very well done, especially for the...

    That sounds very well done, especially for the "Interesting Things" part. I can only hope they get Greenwood to write up something similar for the non-Sword Coast areas of the Forgotten Realms...
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    Or Hedomismbot from Futurama...

    Or Hedomismbot from Futurama...
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    Eberron still needs official rules for psionics...

    Eberron still needs official rules for psionics and artificers, so this is likely a placeholder until those are thrashed out and the remaining rough edges in this are smoothed out for an actual hard...
  84. Well, as it's already on the DMs Guild and...

    Well, as it's already on the DMs Guild and available on D&D Beyond, I think it's been confirmed lol.
  85. (Knowing that I'm not the specific "you", but...

    (Knowing that I'm not the specific "you", but still responding anyway :D )

    It now appears we'll be seeing Eberron in some fashion, and although that's not on my 1st tier of settings I'd like to...
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    As I said in the other thread, the question is...

    As I said in the other thread, the question is now whether we're just going to see DMs Guild and PDF support, or whether, once the psionic and artificer rules are set, we'll be seeing something more...
  87. Same here! The question is now whether it's...

    Same here!

    The question is now whether it's going to just be DMs Guild and PDF support for Eberron, or whether there's going to be an actual published book (presumably in the style of the Ravnica...
  88. That's true for Eberron, and to a point Greyhawk,...

    That's true for Eberron, and to a point Greyhawk, but for the Realms, the fluff's been torn apart, aged, and put back together in a form we're not quite sure of since the last time we saw it (and...
  89. Actually, he was at first adamant there was...

    Actually, he was at first adamant there was definitively not going to be a "fourth book", then backtracked to the art book and/or coloring book. Now that that "fourth book" has been pretty...
  90. And your reasoning for that is...?

    And your reasoning for that is...?
  91. I agree - presumably any other setting book would...

    I agree - presumably any other setting book would be next year, hopefully in the first half (which during that span this year there was a dearth of books). Would it being released early next year be...
  92. How have they trolled us? This leak was...

    How have they trolled us? This leak was presumably unintentional, and we know from previous statements that we'll be seeing news on more than one setting tomorrow. So, presumably, all the classic...
  93. So, this clears up two mysteries that have been...

    So, this clears up two mysteries that have been hanging over us recently.

    One: this is the legendary "fourth book" long rumored and hinted at.

    Two, the fact that they would be announcing...
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    If he sells the Volo's cover as a poster, I...

    If he sells the Volo's cover as a poster, I imagine these will follow in time. They were just announced, after all...
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    Just gorgeous. Hydro74's style really works well...

    Just gorgeous. Hydro74's style really works well with D&D monsters.
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    You don't need to pay a subscription to access...

    You don't need to pay a subscription to access what you've purchased on D&D Beyond. You only need to do so if you want to share your purchases with others, remove ads from the site, or add more...
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    Those special edition covers look so nice, but...

    Those special edition covers look so nice, but man, that price, especially for something I already own. If only I had some excuse for buying them...

    *Notices that the special edition cover set...
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    Is derro calculus different because of their...

    Is derro calculus different because of their insanity? If we're worried about their derivatives, should we also be worried about their integrals as well?
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    The half-covered letter in your first...

    The half-covered letter in your first illustration isn't an "N", as it has two parts sticking out. So it's far more likely to be an "R", for "Necromancer"
  100. I really like the Hydro74 minimalist/Art Nouveau...

    I really like the Hydro74 minimalist/Art Nouveau style for the special edition covers, and hope they stay with that style.
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