Bet on Sunday’s ‘surprise’ D&D announcement

What’s the surprise?

  • Planescape

    Votes: 40 40.4%
  • Eberron

    Votes: 18 18.2%
  • Greyhawk

    Votes: 7 7.1%
  • More Forgotten Realms

    Votes: 11 11.1%
  • Mike Mearls popping out of a box

    Votes: 23 23.2%

  • Total voters
    99

Morrus

Well, that was fun
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Bet on Sunday’s ‘surprise’ D&D announcement

Place your bets! What will it be?
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
Planescape is long overdue. They really need to open up the multiverse. I'm just surprised they didn't do it earlier.
 
I'm torn between two potential ideas:

A Planescape setting, or at least a sourcebook for the Outer Planes.

or

A second Baldur's Gate adventure, given the "Waterdeep:" precedent we had last year. If they want good symmetry, it should be an "Ascent" to mirror "Baldur's Gate: Descent to Avernus". Given then Bhaal imagery on the cover of the book (not just the symbol on the upper left, but you can actually see Bhaal's symbol in the clouds behind Zariel on the actual cover artwork), Bhaal (and presumably Bane and Myrkul, as they are all three physically active in Baldur's Gate from a recent Lore You Should Know) is going to be a major player in this adventure. Perhaps a second adventure will have them attempt to ascend to full godhood, instead of the half-deity/half-mortal state they are now?


Then again, once more citing precedent, we did have two books last November, an adventure and a setting book. Maybe we'll get both again?
 
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dostami

Visitor
I really don't know. I don't follow the current game playing that so many of you do. I stopped keeping up with things after I developed my own world and made corrections that I thought were much needed back when Second Addition came out. So I don't play the D&D worlds anymore.
 
Bane is a Greater God, perhaps an Avatar?
According to a recent Lore You Should Know, since the Second Sundering, Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul aren't currently "full" deities at the moment; unlike most of the others they elected to be able to continue to affect mortal affairs directly, living as actual entities upon Toril itself instead of the Outer Planes, and are thus somewhere between avatar and deity status. The LYSK episode in question specifically mentions they are active in Baldur's Gate, and that we would likely see them actually be statted up in a future product, which currently looks likely to be in either BG : DtA, or its possible sequel.

The LYSK can be watched at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAveVhvydhM
 

Parmandur

Legend
Given that they announced four products yesterday, I give even odds Sunday they announce a video game, show or movie.
 
Fire. They're gonna start up the stream and everything will be on fire.

In seriousness, hoping for a Book of the planes thing with more new subclasses and some info on the planes, hopefully including Sigil.
 

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