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D&D 5E 3 Classic Settings Coming To 5E?

On the D&D Celebration – Sunday, Inside the D&D Studio with Liz Schuh and Ray Winninger, Winninger said that WotC will be shifting to a greater emphasis on settings in the coming years.

This includes three classic settings getting active attention, including some that fans have been actively asking for. He was cagey about which ones, though.

The video below is an 11-hour video, but the information comes in the last hour for those who want to scrub through.



Additionally, Liz Schuh said there would be more anthologies, as well as more products to enhance game play that are not books.

Winninger mentioned more products aimed at the mainstream player who can't spend immense amount of time absorbing 3 tomes.

Ray and Liz confirmed there will be more Magic: The Gathering collaborations.
 

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Hatmatter

Adventurer
I’m... not sure I agree with humble’s interpretation of the amber temple.

Here’s a handy video explaining how the vestiges in the amber temple and the Dark Powers are different things (spoilers for Curse of Strahd, of course).
Thanks for sharing that Charlaquin! I will say that the announcement about Van Richten's Guide does not surprise me at all and I am looking forward to it. Some people seem to quickly get down on Wizards of the Coast and claim that they have limited priorities or want to streamline aspects of D&D lore, but what I have heard coming through the DragonTalk podcast interviews over the years with Jeremy Crawford, Chris Perkins, Mike Mearls, and others is nothing but a respect for the five decades of D&D lore and a desire to weave it into the books that are presently being published. For this reason, I remain optimistic that many people who have been waiting a long time for their favorite setting or class to be published have reason to patiently remain optimistic. I expect a psionicist class to eventually be published and other long-waited for items.

This by the way, is one of many reasons why I hope they do not produce a sixth edition or, if they do, it remains backward compatible with the 5th edition books. Too imagine another decade of "when will my favorite setting/class/etc." be released in sixth edition would be quite depressing to me. I say keep fleshing out the D&D multiverse and adding to it with creative awesomeness!
 

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Rikka66

Explorer
anyone know what the other two will be?
Dark Sun, Planescape, Spelljammer, and Dragonlance are the top candidates based on popularity, references in released products, and information out of WotC. Curveballs are always possible, of course.

Edit: And I guess Greyhawk. For a top 5.
 




Well why would any established setting reappear? Greyhawk though is played a good bit these days using a variety of systems. I've been surprised seeing it mentioned with games I'd never have dreamed.
strange I have heard little about it other than from old guard player and the new guard speak of settings rarely talk of premade setting.
 



Stacie GmrGrl

Adventurer
I'm predicting one of the two new setting books will be a Magic Plane, like Ravnica and Theros. I'd personally love to see Kamigawa, Tarkir (I think it's called Tarkir) or Innistrad get the setting treatment.
 
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