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  1. New video on BG3 - and the Dead Three. ...

    New video on BG3 - and the Dead Three.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIdSoaR7SH4

    Looks like not only will Bhaal be involved in the game (which is hardly surprising), but Bane and Myrkul as...
  2. Since we have no idea of the plot - no, we can't....

    Since we have no idea of the plot - no, we can't.

    It could build upon or pick up storylines left hanging in BG2 (and there was an illithid subplot that was left dangling, for example), or it could...
  3. I assume you mean "climactic" and not "climatic"?...

    I assume you mean "climactic" and not "climatic"? A climatic ending would be having a hurricane, devistating flood, crippling blizzard, or other event(s) due to the weather. Which, while interesting,...
  4. An intriguing (and somewhat horrifying) idea has...

    An intriguing (and somewhat horrifying) idea has occurred to me - mind flayers were active and up to something in BG2, although we never fully got to the bottom of it. What if one of them ate a...
  5. Nah, since it is impossible for any game to live...

    Nah, since it is impossible for any game to live up to everything you want it to be, and thus are going to be inevitably disappointed, you might as well have fun in the expectation stage. It lasts...
  6. Removing the ability to miss does not equal the...

    Removing the ability to miss does not equal the ability to always damage on a hit. Sure, you might always hit, but perhaps unless you hit a certain AC, you aren't doing any (or at least minimal)...
  7. True, but each of them will take time to design,...

    True, but each of them will take time to design, balance for gameplay, and implement. So I imagine that while we'll probably see a fairly wide array of options, likely much of the stuff from the PHB,...
  8. The way I'm reading it, those will be the...

    The way I'm reading it, those will be the additions that Beamdog has already put into the enhanced versions.
  9. I'd say more likely to be a sequel or maybe...

    I'd say more likely to be a sequel or maybe parallel with tie-ins, just from the scheduling. BG : DtA will be out in September; the game (if real -which to all evidence it will be) hasn't even been...
  10. So, thinking it over, and adding in some hints...

    So, thinking it over, and adding in some hints from some recent LYSKs, I'm wondering if this will be a sequel in that Bhaal himself will be up to some shenanigans in present-day Baldur's Gate,...
  11. We know that there's a big announcement coming...

    We know that there's a big announcement coming up, and BG III has always been high on the speciation list. This definitely seems to point in that direction, and Larian would be one of the top choices...
  12. Henry's mother Margaret Beaufort married, in...

    Henry's mother Margaret Beaufort married, in order (1) Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, (2) Sir Henry Stafford, and (3) Sir Thomas Stanley (later Earl of Derby). She quite definitely never married a...
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    They have made pains to point out that no regular...

    They have made pains to point out that no regular release spot was used for this book. It was going to be published independently, and WotC volunteered to do it for them instead.
  14. So, yes, it is very Greyhawk, and doesn't even...

    So, yes, it is very Greyhawk, and doesn't even attempt to quietly pretend it's setting-neutral. It is, bluntly, unabashedly tied to the setting.

    From what I've read so far in the general overview...
  15. It's up on D&D Beyond. Starting my read-through...

    It's up on D&D Beyond. Starting my read-through now...
  16. This thread contains a poll. According to a recent Lore You Should Know, since...

    According to a recent Lore You Should Know, since the Second Sundering, Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul aren't currently "full" deities at the moment; unlike most of the others they elected to be able to...
  17. This thread contains a poll. I'm torn between two potential ideas: A...

    I'm torn between two potential ideas:

    A Planescape setting, or at least a sourcebook for the Outer Planes.

    or

    A second Baldur's Gate adventure, given the "Waterdeep:" precedent we had last...
  18. We know from previews that all deities mentioned...

    We know from previews that all deities mentioned are Greyhawk ones. There's a location that was a temple of Procan that is now overrun by worshipers of Erythnul, for example.
  19. I was about to mention SKT myself, but I'll put...

    I was about to mention SKT myself, but I'll put in a nod to Dungeon of the Mad Mage instead - virtually every level could easily be removed individually and used as a stand-alone adventure. Druid...
  20. There are quite a few more videos from D&D Beyond...

    There are quite a few more videos from D&D Beyond on BG: DtA (do I get credit for being the first to use the abbreviation?). Some interesting stuff in these, especially in the "Friends and Fiends"...
  21. Yeah, after last year's Sunday surprise (Dungeon...

    Yeah, after last year's Sunday surprise (Dungeon of the Mad Mage), I'm not going to consider the announcements complete until the event closes down...
  22. Like with MtoF, I'm torn, as both the regular...

    Like with MtoF, I'm torn, as both the regular cover art and the Hydro74 special edition cover art are both sooooo good...
  23. To build upon my earlier post, I wonder if the...

    To build upon my earlier post, I wonder if the events of the CRPG (which are in general considered canon for the setting) will somehow be involved. Bhaal and/or his cultists might somehow revive some...
  24. Interesting that the symbol in the upper left...

    Interesting that the symbol in the upper left corner is that of Bhaal, the FR god of murder and assassins. Now, that symbol is often associated with Baldur's Gate itself since the CRPGs with the...
  25. So many people were up in arms all weekend that...

    So many people were up in arms all weekend that we would only be getting a level 1 - 5 adventure...
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    No, I mean Malar. Both are gods of violence and...

    No, I mean Malar. Both are gods of violence and slaughter. The Greyhawk equivalent of Myrkul as god of death would be Nerull, or possibly Wee Jas, although the latter has a very weird and eclectic...
  27. As that is set over 100 years ago in the setting,...

    As that is set over 100 years ago in the setting, and the political situation is completely different these days, probably not.
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    That would likely be the normal deities of the...

    That would likely be the normal deities of the setting, given its suggested location along the Sword Coast, and substitute deities should be pretty easy to figure out even if the book doesn't...
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    Huh, I ended up using probably about 80% of SKT....

    Huh, I ended up using probably about 80% of SKT. Honestly, all that was missed were some areas of the Sword Coast that my group didn't end up exploring (although they did range rather widely as they...
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    Now that I'm at home and can properly read the...

    Now that I'm at home and can properly read the text on some of the pictured pages (instead of squinting at them on my phone), I'm really (happily) surprised on just how Greyhawk they've gone with it....
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    Looking at some of NewbieDM's other Twitter...

    Looking at some of NewbieDM's other Twitter posts, he showed glimpses of the locathah and skum descriptions from the monster section, as well as a depiction of a koalinth (labeled as such). I'm very...
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    So all the posts, pages, and full threads moaning...

    So all the posts, pages, and full threads moaning about how Saltmarsh was being appropriated and that there would be no connection to Greyhawk were, as expected, a whole bunch of sound and fury,...
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    Mary, Queen of Scots had her claim to the English...

    Mary, Queen of Scots had her claim to the English throne from Henry VII (her grandmother was Henry VII's elder daughter). She claimed the throne due to Elizabeth's supposed illegitimacy and heresy...
  34. I wonder if WotC doesn't have a D&D game already...

    I wonder if WotC doesn't have a D&D game already secretly in development, which would contractually not allow them to have Ohlen also start development on a D&D game.

    Either that, or Ohlen had a...
  35. Monsters: Dread Doppleganger, Gibberling,...

    Monsters:
    Dread Doppleganger, Gibberling, Hamadryad, Sirene, Skeleton Warrior (Skeleton Lord variant), Sword Spider (Male and Female variants), Tasloi (Tasloi Sniper variant), Wolfwere (Wolfwere...
  36. I posted a mini-review in post #15 of this...

    I posted a mini-review in post #15 of this thread. If you have any further questions, I'd be happy to answer, although obviously I can't spill everything here!
  37. Boo (or at least hamsters) are definitely given a...

    Boo (or at least hamsters) are definitely given a stat block in the book. Minsc complains in a sidebar next to the stat block about the book mistaking his miniature giant space hamster for a mere...
  38. It does seem odd that it's not an already...

    It does seem odd that it's not an already established WotC IP, especially given his success using said IP in the past. Perhaps they are going to let him do something as a test run to make sure he can...
  39. Well, it doesn't take a year to go from Baldur's...

    Well, it doesn't take a year to go from Baldur's Gate to Amn, so just say one takes place at the start of the year, and the other later in the year.
  40. It's really well done. It's about a 50/50...

    It's really well done.

    It's about a 50/50 split between adventure and setting guide to the region, which is the area of the first Baldur's Gate game, from Baldur's Gate to the north to Nashkell in...
  41. On a related note, Ohlen has just released a...

    On a related note, Ohlen has just released a Baldur's Gate adventure/regional setting guide on the DM's Guild, officially set between the two Baldur's Gate games, but apparently with notes on how to...
  42. Beyond others mentioned in this thread so far,...

    Beyond others mentioned in this thread so far, the Boots of False Tracks could find some good use for sneaky types who want to throw pursuers off or frame someone else, and what low-level bard...
  43. I ran a whole 3e campaign in the Silver Marches,...

    I ran a whole 3e campaign in the Silver Marches, and used that sourcebook extensively.
  44. Maybe in Realms mythology she was an angel in...

    Maybe in Realms mythology she was an angel in service to Tyr? Or we're reading to much into the Zariel thing, and it's another angel altogether who is dedicated to Tyr?

    When it comes to blindfolds...
  45. Ithyak-Ortheel and Borem are both FR as well, the...

    Ithyak-Ortheel and Borem are both FR as well, the former from the Moonshae Trilogy, and Borem was a being that Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul slew on their path to become deities (but elder evils of course...
  46. I ran a game where the characters entered the...

    I ran a game where the characters entered the Great Glacier (resulting in me using the book) from the south (from Narfell if I remember correctly).
  47. That illustration with an angel and fiendish...

    That illustration with an angel and fiendish hands really seems to point towards something planar. Should, like normal, we see two products in the fall (and the description definitely mentions...
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    Here is the next of my giant creations, the storm...

    Here is the next of my giant creations, the storm giant stalker!



    Storm Giant Stalker


    In the days of fallen Ostoria, giants were the undisputed masters of all they surveyed. Lesser...
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    Here we go, the first new creation in a while,...

    Here we go, the first new creation in a while, the Fire Giant Forgemaster. As stated in a previous post, I moved some of the powers of the original Fire Giant Duke to the Forgemaster, so some of the...
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    Here are the stats and updated flavor text for...

    Here are the stats and updated flavor text for the revised Fire Giant Duke and the stats for Cloud Giant Count (the revisions for the count are very minor, mainly adjusting the INT and the various...
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    Hey, resurrecting this thread after a hiatus!...

    Hey, resurrecting this thread after a hiatus! I've begun working on creating the last few giants, as well as revising a couple that, upon review, weren't quite satisfactory or needed to have their...
  52. Interesting - I'll have to see what the...

    Interesting - I'll have to see what the archetypes and monsters/NPCs look like. I wasn't too interested until it was revealed it would contain those.
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    It's funny - nowadays when someone mentions a...

    It's funny - nowadays when someone mentions a "gritty" campaign, thanks to the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, I'm imagining something quite different from what they are!

    (And what would said Gritty...
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    Especially since dwarves were limited to 17 Dex...

    Especially since dwarves were limited to 17 Dex in 1e. They made sub-par thieves, but they could still go as far as they wanted!

    If you're going to have level limits and banned classes (which...
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    The original group would be led by Sean Bean, I...

    The original group would be led by Sean Bean, I assume?
  56. Hmm, Voltaire was an 18th century French...

    Hmm, Voltaire was an 18th century French philosopher, well known for his novel Candide and his quote that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire..

    Candide, with some...
  57. And today's LYSK is on the Nine Hells. Again, a...

    And today's LYSK is on the Nine Hells. Again, a Planescape subject...


    EDIT - And Greg Tito ends with saying that they'll be talking about other planes, and specifically asks what does the Lady...
  58. I don't know - the Chapter 16 of Dungeon of the...

    I don't know - the Chapter 16 of Dungeon of the Mad Mage seems to distinctly differentiate between spelljammer vessels and githyanki astral ships, stating that they travel by two different means.
  59. And if they do do a Planescape-themed AP, they've...

    And if they do do a Planescape-themed AP, they've mentioned the Great Modron March in numerous books so far, both in rulebooks and adventures. It would be a pretty good way of introducing the Outer...
  60. I waa about to come here and mention the same...

    I waa about to come here and mention the same thing after viewing it.
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    Not upset at all. I'm paying $50 for a lot of...

    Not upset at all.

    I'm paying $50 for a lot of other content, and the color/style of the maps is immaterial as long as they are usable.
  62. Gritty rules? I mean the Philadelphia Flyers'...

    Gritty rules?

    I mean the Philadelphia Flyers' mascot is a monster, and thus logically could be statted out, but I'm not sure why one would want to create an entire ruleset centered on him, no...
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    Outside the fact that, as others have mentioned,...

    Outside the fact that, as others have mentioned, it's setting agnostic, it could be placed on the Sword Coast on a bay or estuary. After all, Baldur's Gate's shore is on the south side of the city as...
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    I agree with you on this. I do love them while...

    I agree with you on this. I do love them while running tabletop adventures for their simplicity and ease of use. But, yes, they certainly aren't pretty, which is a drawback at other times, and which...
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    Searching for "Arctic" in the D&D Beyond list of...

    Searching for "Arctic" in the D&D Beyond list of monsters (including all official products) pulled up 4 pages of creatures. Notably kobolds, orcs, gnolls, and trolls were all listed, and they do make...
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    Same here, mine came last night, and I stayed up...

    Same here, mine came last night, and I stayed up way too late looking and reading through it...
  67. I think we'll take "nailed it other than...

    I think we'll take "nailed it other than illustrations of halflings". With such an excellent success rate, something statistically had to be a miss, and "poor hafling art" is a better miss than many...
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    I'm just remembering Homer's "make-up gun" from...

    I'm just remembering Homer's "make-up gun" from "The Simpsons"...
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    The thing about races in Greyhawk is that,...

    The thing about races in Greyhawk is that, outside the Flanaess and neighboring regions, the setting is largely unexplored, by both us (players and those who wrote for the setting) and its...
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    Thanks for the information Morrus! I've been...

    Thanks for the information Morrus! I've been eyeing the special edition, but it was a bit too much above budget for me, but with that price it was much more within my range! Ordered!
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    That is a good point, and I definitely agree....

    That is a good point, and I definitely agree. Sorry if I was a bit unclear, but what I was really aiming more towards there isn't an overall society or group in Greyhawk that would naturally produce...
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    I agree with you that they were pushing it a bit...

    I agree with you that they were pushing it a bit for some settings (such as Greyhawk), but the examples they gave for the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance are spot on and fit just fine with those...
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    This thread contains a poll. I know some who would champion the older material...

    I know some who would champion the older material might get a bit upset at this, but I think the Living Greyhawk Gazatteer is an excellent overview of the setting. It's very much a "just the facts"...
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    This thread contains a poll. The campaign guides, whether for the world as a...

    The campaign guides, whether for the world as a whole or just parts of the setting, weren't just a number "tossed in there". There were dozens of guides in 2e alone, and dozens more in 3e. I'm not...
  75. I'm wondering if this is, in part, a sort of...

    I'm wondering if this is, in part, a sort of trial balloon to see what sort of feedback and how many clicks on the links to the DMs Guild they get. If enough interest is shown, we might see something...
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    This thread contains a poll. What does any of that last paragraph have to do...

    What does any of that last paragraph have to do with Saltmarsh and U1?
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    This thread contains a poll. Stripping exactly what campaign specific-details...

    Stripping exactly what campaign specific-details from Saltmarsh? Reading the text of U1, the campaign-specific details amount precisely to:

    "On the WORLD OF GREYHAWK map, Saltmarsh is placed in...
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    This thread contains a poll. Her Greyhawk map is amazing! I stumbled across...

    Her Greyhawk map is amazing! I stumbled across the earlier version a few years ago, amd was stunned by the quality. I'd love if she, or, more likely, someone else with such dedication, would do...
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    If he goes against the basic tenets of his...

    If he goes against the basic tenets of his deity's faith (and it definitely sounds like it), then there definitely needs to be some sort of fallout as a result. Perhaps Tempus would be a better fit...
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    This thread contains a poll. Actually, it has already happened, and in just...

    Actually, it has already happened, and in just the opposite way than you've supposed - this Saltmarsh will still be on the Azure Sea in Greyhawk, confirmed by the product description as well as the...
  81. So given a likely page count of 224 - 256,...

    So given a likely page count of 224 - 256, somewhere around 50 -75 pages for the base setting and for rules and bestiary. Not too shabby, although I would always like to have more room for monsters!
  82. Since, from what I've heard, the Sea Princes are...

    Since, from what I've heard, the Sea Princes are mentioned in one of the U adventures, it would presumably need to be near one of the two sets of Pirate Isles in the Realms, so that would need to be...
  83. Watching the Kate Welch video makes it sound like...

    Watching the Kate Welch video makes it sound like the non-adventure section of the book is going to be pretty substantial. I'm hoping for a relatively robust bestiary section myself...

    For those...
  84. Virtually none of the lore in those books is...

    Virtually none of the lore in those books is FR-specific; the only part that had even a minor Realms influence would be the giants section in VGtM. The rest of it is pretty setting-neutral, and there...
  85. As expected, the over-wrought worrying by some...

    As expected, the over-wrought worrying by some posters here fearing that Greyhawk would be overlooked was completely unfounded.

    I'm curious where they will suggest placement in other settings...
  86. The Princes of Elemental Evil have been canonical...

    The Princes of Elemental Evil have been canonical for the Forgotten Realms for nigh on thirty years at this point (they were mentioned in either the Gray Box, or at some point in early 2e FR...
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    The Elemental Princes of Evil have been a canon...

    The Elemental Princes of Evil have been a canon part of the Forgotten Realms since the 1e Gray Box, if I'm not mistaken. They were definitely canon since early 2e at the very latest. That round hole...
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    Which is why it would be wise of them to follow...

    Which is why it would be wise of them to follow the TftYP method - say it was canonically from Greyhawk, say where it was there, and then give suggestions on how to adapt it to other settings.
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    Sneak peaks generally indicate that an...

    Sneak peaks generally indicate that an announcement is relatively imminent.
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    This looks to be an almost direct update, like...

    This looks to be an almost direct update, like the modules updated in Tales from the Yawning Portal. So I would expect them to follow what they did there with adventures originally set in Greyhawk -...
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    I agree that it would be weird to start with U3...

    I agree that it would be weird to start with U3 and the page count was quite possibly altered along with the joke name.

    If they do update the full U series, what else could we expect in the book...
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    I've been waiting for the eye of the deep,...

    I've been waiting for the eye of the deep, especially as it didn't get updated in Volo's like most of the other beholderkin.

    I do see at least two new sahuagin variants in this preview, though, so...
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    Hopefully that combined with some overall...

    Hopefully that combined with some overall water/nautical rules and at least a bit of a bestiary.
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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...
  95. 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...
  96. 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...
  97. 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!
  99. 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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