I feel sad and disappointed when there's not a fresh news item when I check EN World on Mondays (or other weekdays).
What're the latest updates on DM Guild releases? There's stuff coming out every day. (e.g. I saw 5E Maztica and Kara-Tur sourcebooks there!)
What're the latest kickstarters and...
Though I understand your articles aren't about the "real world origins" of each monster, I prefer that you did include a sentence or paragraph about that:
World-Building is also part of the Core Setting.
So I covered the World Hopping. That would be one-half of the Core Setting. But only half. The other half is World Building.
Just as the 4E default theme was "Points of Light", 6E's default theme would be "World Hopping + World Building"
Okay, so going back to "World-Hopping as the Core Setting."
This does the same thing for the entire D&D Multiverse as the "gate" concept did for 3e Forgotten Realms.
Examples of non-D&D settings which are based on world-hopping:
Monte Cook's new...
But the semi-open Pathfinder Compatible license works pretty well too. The "no standalone" requirement works fine for Pathfinder. I think it could be a fitting model for for a "D&D Compatible" license. Believe me, I'm willing to consider even the most totally open option: releasing the...
The traditional gonzo psionics rules would be in the Dark Sun Excursion.
The 19th-century style Occult/Spiritualist psionics would be in the:
Excursion to Gothic Earth: The D&D World of the Masque of the Red Death
I don't know the exact situation of Dreamscarred Press, yet the Pathfinder Compatible license says:
"In order to make use of the compatible content, your product must operate under and rely on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Standalone game systems are in no event authorized hereunder."
I see your point, but the idea is to get all the worlds updated, reconnected, and done with, so that the entire D&D cultural community is united and satiated. Then bring in new building blocks which will fit in any of those worlds, or which can be used to build one's own world.
Genre Excursions and more
Various modern, future, and historic genres:
Excursion to the Sea of Fallen Stars: D&D Pirate Adventures. (Uses FR as example setting, but provides Localization notes for the Pirate cultures of all the D&D Worlds.)
Excursion to the Imperium Romanum: D&D Roman...
Besides the "Big Twelve" D&D fantasy worlds, here are some other possibilities.
"Culture Excursions" modeled on Oriental Adventures, but with Kara-Tur broken out into separate "Chinese" and "Japanese" soucebooks--we have enough experience of Wuxia films and Samurai films to...
Yes, I hadn't thought of also offering a book which packs in a whole bunch of different Campaign Models, each with a Mini-Excursion. Sweet.
I agree with, and am edified by most of your feedback.
My experience exactly. That's what I'm trying to say.
Well, Green Ronin is hoping to offer its...
How to not get stuck in re-capitulating each campaign setting every time a new rules edition comes out.
This is what I propose, as the way to "satiate" interest in the existing D&D worlds. Instead of the existing model (adopted by WotC from Paizo) of writing more and more...
When I start a thread, I do try to listen and respond to nearly everyone.
Another way of handling "tradition" is to ask "what is organically the next step?" I agree that the next step needs to be an organic continuation from where we are now. Otherwise, there's a rupture, like occurred between...
Anyway, to get back on topic...and to perhaps close out this dwindling thread...
...When I dwell on it, I feel frustrated by how now matter how well I or any other D&D aficionado expresses a vision for 5E or 6E, there is this monolith that won't listen.
Maybe I should start my own RPG...