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    Quote Originally Posted by epithet View Post
    That makes no sense to me. If the "setting" of Saltmarsh is open for DMsGuild publication, and Saltmarsh is described as being on the coast of Keoland (as it should be,) then how is Keoland itself not going to be open, with the pantheons of Oerth, the Citadel of Eight, etc.?

    I'm more than a bit tired of whatever game they're playing with Greyhawk, and I'm still salty over the fact that you can publish and adventure for D&D set in MtG but not in the original D&D published setting (or the 2nd one, for that matter, which is "The Known World" now called Mystara.) You've already got people creating content for these settings "for free" for those who support them on Patreon, as well as for Dark Sun and Dragonlance. If WotC wants to take a cut of products made for those settings, I think they need to get on it.
    So, obviously, I don't actually know what they're doing. But the fact that they are keeping Greyhawk back might be seen as an encouraging sign that they intend to provide more robust support for the setting and are waiting to make it available on DMsG so they can time it with the release of that additional support.

    Usually, their planning horizons are pretty long, so that might mean it'll be awhile though.

    But, heck, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    Not super surprising, given that Perkins talked about these in Dragon Talk.
    And theyre in the original adventures.
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    Need me some Greyhawk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivsavage View Post
    Is the description of Saltmarsh taken from the 3.5 DMG II?
    We looked at the 3.5 DMG II, but the Saltmarsh described there is not of a struggling fishing village with smugglers and swamps abounding. This take on Saltmarsh sticks with the U series tone for a fishing village, without the Victorian bits of the DMG II take.
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    Oh, boy! The Scarlet Brotherhood!

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    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. I'm seeing references to Keoland, the Sea Princes, and the Scarlet Brotherhood; St Cuthbert, Vecna, Iuz, Procan, and Erythnul. They definitely did not go the almost completely setting neutral route we were expecting, and that they even heavily implied they would be going.

    So...an idea occurs to me. The reveals for the upcoming fall products will be happening next weekend at the Descent event, only a few days before this is released. I'm wondering if their misdirection on this product might indicate we may be getting something else Greyhawk-centric coming up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbrain View Post
    I absolutely love that picture of the lizardfolk talking with each other.

    Can't wait for the book's release!
    That was what first struck me. I really like that depiction, hit helps person-ize the lizard folk, which is important in this series of adventures.

    I'm excited about this book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetrios1453 View Post
    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. I'm seeing references to Keoland, the Sea Princes, and the Scarlet Brotherhood; St Cuthbert, Vecna, Iuz, Procan, and Erythnul. They definitely did not go the almost completely setting neutral route we were expecting, and that they even heavily implied they would be going.

    So...an idea occurs to me. The reveals for the upcoming fall products will be happening next weekend at the Descent event, only a few days before this is released. I'm wondering if their misdirection on this product might indicate we may be getting something else Greyhawk-centric coming up...
    I'd wager that Steve Winter and Wolfgang Baur put lots of little throwaway references that are really easily filed off for other settings, and Kate Welch doesn't know the little bits well (as she admitted to being unfamiliar with GH).

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    I'd already pre-ordered it, but now I'm feeling even better about my purchase. If what we're seeing here is any indication, it looks like this might be up there with Volo's Guide to Monsters for a great supplement.

    I like how they kept so many Greyhawk references. And if anything, Greyhawk is generally easier to file off the serial numbers and use in your own campaign than Forgotten Realms is, because it has fewer invasive setting elements. I would also be really surprised if they don't have advice on where to set the adventures if you want to play them in the Forgotten Realms or another setting, which will make a great option for anyone who likes the book theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword of Spirit View Post
    If what we're seeing here is any indication, it looks like this might be up there with Volo's Guide to Monsters for a great supplement.
    I just hope it's not another one of those APs where any given campaign only uses 50% of the book.
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