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D&D 5E $165 Priced Hardcover D&D 2022 Book(s?) Leaked on Amazon

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
Hey, you never know, a Dark Sun "setting in a box" supplement could even include a comprehensive system for psionics.

A man can dream.
I think they’d be more likely to go the route Mike Mearls had been working on a few years back where every class gets one or more psychic-flavored subclasses. But as long as we’re dreaming big, might as well add a psionic subsystem to the wishlist 😜
 

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J.Quondam

CR 1/8
I mean, you could look at it that way. But on the other hand, 3 times the books means 3 times the content. A lot of folks here have been pretty consistently dissatisfied by the amount of content in recent books, especially “X’s Guide to Y” style books that try to cram player options, DM options, setting info, and monsters all into one book. Make it three books and everything will have proper room to breathe. Maybe include a short adventure path in the DM book for some extra value.
I don't dispute it makes sense, especially for more settings like Dark Sun with a lot of atmosphere and specialized rules needs. But that model of distributing content really feels like that would lock a groups in to a particular setting... unless they've got a lot of spending cash to hop from setting to setting or genre to genre.

But admittedly, it does sound like a plausible approach to restructuring D&D. Maybe it'd be okay for just DarkSun?
Unfortunately, I'm not made of money, so... ugh.
 

Aebir-Toril

100100101010
I think they’d be more likely to go the route Mike Mearls had been working on a few years back where every class gets one or more psychic-flavored subclasses. But as long as we’re dreaming big, might as well add a psionic subsystem to the wishlist 😜
Oh yeah, and a Psionics-focused class, and Psionic roll tables, and Psi-

Probably just gonna go for a psionic subclass for each class though.
 


If it is 5.5e Fizban's Treasury of Dragons Dragonborn races could be a strong hint at how they will deal with subraces in the 5.5e PHB, aka as seperate races, where previously they would have made Metallic Dragonborn, Chromatic Dragonborn, and Gem Dragonborn as subraces or as optional race variants, instead of completely seperate races. Wondering how it fits into FR lore with Tymanther.
 

TheAlkaizer

Game Designer
If you go to the UK version of the page it's a little different. Same ISBN, no price, and it's a 145 page hardcover.

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Amazon Canada's version has a price and it's very close to the USD to CAD conversion of 165$.

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AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
I’m really hoping that it’s not Dragonlance
After 37 years of waiting, I’ve finally gathered a group large and keen enough to play the original for our next campaign
I'm also hoping it's not Dragonlance. However, I'm not sure if I understand why you don't want it, as you seem to be a fan of the setting.
 



Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
I'm also hoping it's not Dragonlance. However, I'm not sure if I understand why you don't want it, as you seem to be a fan of the setting.
They did say they just convinced their group to play the original boxed set. I can think of a few reasons someone might not want a new version of something to come out right after they started playing an old version of the same thing.
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
A boxed set of sourcebooks seems like the reasonable path.

But why would the Speculation Specialist Wizard concern himself with being "reasonable!?"

I really do like the idea of this being the "new format" for campaign settings, but from my understanding, that new format wouldn't hit until the brand new settings dropped. It's possible my reading comprehension was off there. But I'm 100% down for a Dark Sun, Planescape, or Spelljammer Premium Campaign Setting Boxed Set of Greatness (TM).

Another idea: what if the new format was something akin to the Beadle and Grimm's sets, just not as premium!
 

I’d be happy to see new Dragonlance content, just not another remake of the original adventures. Especially when I’m just about to start the 1e version. I‘d rather run the War of the Lance without bottomless offensive cantrips and 5e long rests as they don’t really feel like a good match for the setting
 


Welp, it seems that a number of Australian sites, for whatever reason, have come out with the same name for the new product: "D&D Regular Rules Expansion Gift Set Hobby Store Exclusive".
Example.

That is horrible name. And how can it be exclusive to Hobby Stores when it's on Amazon?

Unless this is the Alt Cover version?

So now I'm left wondering if it's a set with TCoE, XGTE, MToF, and VGTM?

Or by rules expansion it's a bigger, up date, version of the Core Books. If this is just TCoE and simular books bundled, I'm canceling my Amazon order. That would be as exciting as dish water given I already have those books.
 


BookTenTiger

He / Him
To investigate this, I looked up what I could buy for exactly $165 through my local Craigslist. Here are some items:
  • An ergonomic keyboard
  • Versace Medusa teacups and saucers
  • Rear seats for a 2009 BMW M3
  • Men's Ugg Winter Boots
  • A baseball signed by Brandon Crawford
Well obviously WotC is planning one of these products:
  • A set of ergonomic dice for players with carpal tunnel
  • A Versace dice tower
  • An autonomous D&D vehicle (with Drizz't themed seats selling for $165)
  • D&D themed clothing, pulled from the PHB Equipment List. Now you can own a real Cold Weather Clothing Set!
  • A baseball signed by Elminster
So which one do you think it is???
 

Charlaquin

Goblin Queen (She/They)
Welp, it seems that a number of Australian sites, for whatever reason, have come out with the same name for the new product: "D&D Regular Rules Expansion Gift Set Hobby Store Exclusive".
Example.
Example 2.
Regular rules expansion suggests to me that it’s probably XgtE, TCoE, and maybe MtoF or VgtM. All four is also possible, but that price seems low for four books, especially with rumors of a coming price increase. I suppose revised and expanded core books is still a possibility as well, but that would be a terrible name for it if that’s what it is. I think we can rule out the idea of a setting.
 

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