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D&D 5E And Here Is Strixhaven's Cover Art!

It's not just The Wild Beyond The Witchlight's cover art being revealed today! We also have Magali Villeneuve's cover art for Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos! Strixhaven is an upcoming D&D setting based on the recently released Magic: the Gathering world, and features a mage school -- as Theros was to Greece, Strixhaven appears to be to Harry Potter!

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jgsugden

Legend
We already know quite a bit about the Setting, and while there are generic parallels, they went out of their way to do something very unlike Harry Potter.
We know about what has been released. Unless you have an advance copy, we do not know what they did in the book. Until we read it, we will not.
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester
That said, Hsiao ARE pretty obscure, and owlfolk in general are not (heck, I have had them in my setting for years as a core part of the world; an Owl Goddess is a huge part of the 4th Branch of the Mabinogion in Welsh Mythology, and we just had a Snowy Owlbear Goddess in Icewind Dale which was very popular indeed and people were like, I want to play that!).

Plus, Gwinna is a beautiful children's book and everyone should read it (and its sister book Grandfather Twilight). Owlfolk are special and deserve a place in D&D. Hsiao? Take it or leave it.
 

embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
This will be a very fun setting. I can tell because of the stock-photoesque smiles on their faces.
 


This will be a very fun setting. I can tell because of the stock-photoesque smiles on their faces.
I mean, the setting also has neat stuff like the school of arts:
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Or the archaeology department:
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Thanks to her studies of fractal illusions, this mathemagician is able to easily double-major:
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Also some magical combat training. Check out that scroll gatling gun.
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Marandahir

Crown-Forester
Gods, I'm mourning that they cancelled "The Art of Magic: The Gathering" series.

I REALLY wanted a Theros one. And now I REALLY want a Strixhaven one. :(

I guess I'll have to suffice with this webpage to pour over the art:
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Gods, I'm mourning that they cancelled "The Art of Magic: The Gathering" series.

I REALLY wanted a Theros one. And now I REALLY want a Strixhaven one. :(

I guess I'll have to suffice with this webpage to pour over the art:
This D&D book will partially cover that.
 





Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
I am curious whether all of the Feywild UA's races are meant for Strixhaven... the owlfolk is obvious, and the Feywild hobgoblin can fit well with the Strixhaven orc (which looks a bit different and more magical)... but the fairy, and the rabbitfolk (or frogfolk) do not have links to Strixhaven that I have seen.

They may just add all of these to Strixhaven regardless of what the MTG cards depicted, but it may be possible they are actually putting fairy and rabbitfolk in the Feywild adventure, and the rest in Strixhaven, or some other combination.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I am curious whether all of the Feywild UA's races are meant for Strixhaven... the owlfolk is obvious, and the Feywild hobgoblin can fit well with the Strixhaven orc (which looks a bit different and more magical)... but the fairy, and the rabbitfolk (or frogfolk) do not have links to Strixhaven that I have seen.

They may just add all of these to Strixhaven regardless of what the MTG cards depicted, but it may be possible they are actually putting fairy and rabbitfolk in the Feywild adventure, and the rest in Strixhaven, or some other combination.
The Fairies were curious, because they do not behave like D&D Fey...but they do look like MtG Fairies. There are no FRie or Rabbotfol cards in the Strixhaven Set, but both are MtG Creatures.
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester
The Fairies were curious, because they do not behave like D&D Fey...but they do look like MtG Fairies. There are no FRie or Rabbotfol cards in the Strixhaven Set, but both are MtG Creatures.
Could the Rabbitfolk actually be planeswalking Soratami from Kamigawa? I don't want to visit Kamigawa anytime soon (if we get an East Asian fantasy setting, I want it written and created by East Asian persons), but the Soratami or Moonfolk are the coolest idea from that block and I'd love to see them in Strixhaven. And at least one is a prominent Planeswalker who has shown up in recent sets, Tamiyo.

Basically it would be the same deal as with Kara-Tur: let it be a resource to draw some characters from, but don't shine a light on the setting anytime soon.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Could the Rabbitfolk actually be planeswalking Soratami from Kamigawa? I don't want to visit Kamigawa anytime soon (if we get an East Asian fantasy setting, I want it written and created by East Asian persons), but the Soratami or Moonfolk are the coolest idea from that block and I'd love to see them in Strixhaven. And at least one is a prominent Planeswalker who has shown up in recent sets, Tamiyo.

Basically it would be the same deal as with Kara-Tur: let it be a resource to draw some characters from, but don't shine a light on the setting anytime soon.
Based in the UA, probably not, more like this guy:

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They will be told about candlesticks after the school burns down.
Extremely on-brand for magical school stories.

For those who haven't read A Wizard of Earthsea -- I was shocked that no one on an episode of Um, Actually appears to have -- Ged does some very ill-advised magic at wizard school and then has to spend the rest of the novel fixing the damage.

Honestly, an idiot showing off for a girl with fire spells in the library is just another Tuesday.
 

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