Which WoTC D&D books are coming in 2022?
Hasbro now runs crowdfunding to finance their regular business activities?Tons of books to be delivered off KS - some were supposed to delivered this year but pandemic an' all that likely slowed things, a lot.
Check KS and find the ones you like.
We know of two thus far:
1. Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse
2. Critical Role: Call From the Neverdeep
There will be at least 2 setting books in 2022, as well, but we don't know what they are.
Honestly I am vexed that people believe this. I'm not saying you're definitely wrong, but... why...?Nah, one is going to be Dragonlance. Gotta synergize with the novel's release.
Except the ones that aren't. Also, Dragonlance is perfect for mass battle and war-facing rules.Honestly I am vexed that people believe this. I'm not saying you're definitely wrong, but... why...?
Dragonlance isn't a setting that can offer very much. It's a very middle-of-the-road, poorly world-built (sorry but it is), generic fantasy setting, which doesn't offer any particularly exciting new vistas for D&D, doesn't feature stuff that appeals to large groups of players in 2021, is based on books that were last popular with people just little older than me, so 40+, and thus 13% of the playerbase at max. It doesn't even have any new classes, or really any races that aren't already pretty well-dealt-with.
The novels will likely address/retcon some of the problematic issues.It would also require a rework to get rid of problematic setting elements, and setting elements rules-incompatible with 5E, which would annoy the very people you'd apparently be targeting.
Depends on the terms of their licence.Also, you know what WotC gets by boosting the sales of the new Dragonlance novel? Nothing. Zero. Zilch. They are not the publisher, and they do not benefit from it.
I think you're letting your dislike for the setting cloud your judgement. Time will tell. If I'm wrong, so be it.Spelljammer is near-certain, but I will be genuinely surprised, at this point, if Dragonlance is one of the "4 classic settings". Also pretty disappointed because what a goddamn waste.
Can you give me a source for that? During the extensive discussion around the legalities of WotC blocking the novel, it was suggested that WotC did not, in fact, "have a profit percentage". I can't remember the source now but it was a convincing one.@Ruin Explorer WotC did get a share of the advance for the books so I can imagine they'll get a share of the profits if only via licensing fees. I doubt they don't have some kind of profit percentage.
Gully Dwarfs and Kender or...? Honestly I'm interested to hear.Except the ones that aren't.
No. Uh-uh. Nope. Dragonlance doesn't have particularly great stuff about war in the novels, just dragon vs. dragon combat. The actual battles are pretty vague, there's not a lot of sense of tactics or even combatants in some cases, there's no real sense of strategy and so on. It is not perfect for this. Literally any setting would be about equally suitable (DL would be more suitable for dragon-combat rules, I guess, if you wanted those).Also, Dragonlance is perfect for mass battle and war-facing rules.
Yeah, and that doesn't stop the setting having to repeat all that and then cover whatever the novel doesn't cover, plus do things like shuffle Gully Dwarves under the rug.The novels will likely address/retcon some of the problematic issues.
I don't think so. DL is sort of in the middle on my list of settings, rather than up the hated end (few official D&D settings are, and at least one of those is 5E). I've gone over this a bunch in various threads of a couple of years, but I don't see what it has to offer and no-one seems to be able to explain.I think you're letting your dislike for the setting cloud your judgement. Time will tell. If I'm wrong, so be it.
This is trending off-topic, but they do have a self-described crowdfunding platform where they'll produce stuff if it gets enough preorder commitments. So far it's almost entirely just been some collectibles, but the process is actually how the new HeroQuest boardgame release happened.Hasbro now runs crowdfunding to finance their regular business activities?
Gully Dwarfs and Kender or...? Honestly I'm interested to hear.
Yeah, and that doesn't stop the setting having to repeat all that and then cover whatever the novel doesn't cover, plus do things like shuffle Gully Dwarves under the rug.
Lol. There’s definitely a place for it. It would just be nice if it wasn’t every campaign book.Funny you should say that … because I’ve been toying with the idea of running a campaign that would be the D&D equivalent of Quantum Leap for some time now!