D&D 5E Book: Inside the World of Dungeons and Dragons


This book is target at kids, 8 to 12 recommended age according to Toys'R'Us, yet it has a page on BG3 with a picture of a make Mizora behind Wyll, grabbing at him and licking his neck, this isn't kid friendly.

Look BG3 including its adult content, but this is just sloppy, I get wanting to adverting your products (this book is filled with product placements), but you don't target ads for softcore porn games to kids, that ain't right.

Someday WotC will have to decide if Forgotten Realms is for kids or adults, can't have streams crossing.

It's time to create a D&D setting targeted at young kids and stop using FR for this before disaster strikes.
 

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Btw interesting enough, but the book conciders Aasimar, Genasi, AARAKOCRA, and Tritons Planetouched, but weirdly ommits Tieflings.

Since when are AARAKOCRa and Tritons called planetouched? Yes they have Planar origins, but that is not the same thing as being planetouched. No objections, just wondering about the change.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Btw interesting enough, but the book conciders Aasimar, Genasi, AARAKOCRA, and Tritons Planetouched, but weirdly ommits Tieflings.

Since when are AARAKOCRa and Tritons called planetouched? Yes they have Planar origins, but that is not the same thing as being planetouched. No objections, just wondering about the change.
That aligns with their descriptions in the MM/Volo's/Monsters of the Multiverse. Triton are interplanetary travelers from the Plane of Water, same with Aarakocra and the Plane of Air.
 


Scribe

Legend
Btw interesting enough, but the book conciders Aasimar, Genasi, AARAKOCRA, and Tritons Planetouched, but weirdly ommits Tieflings.

Since when are AARAKOCRa and Tritons called planetouched? Yes they have Planar origins, but that is not the same thing as being planetouched. No objections, just wondering about the change.

Maybe this is just a poor product?
 

Birmy

Adventurer
I have this; picked it up at Target shortly before the movie came out. It's actually a reprint of the UK-published magazine Dungeons & Dragons Annual 2021--you can tell by some Anglicisms that creep in, the high volume of puzzles and games, and the focus on then-recent campaigns (so much Icewind Dale!) and streaming shows.

I looked up the image in question, and it's actually pretty easy to miss and gets lost in the sheer amount of other art in the book anyway. I think anything more excessive than a raised eyebrow at it is pretty prudish, especially at the older end of the target audience--hell, the Clyde Caldwell-covered books I was reading at that age were probably even more questionable. And, frankly, characterizing Baldur's Gate III as a "softcore porn game" is a pretty overheated description of the game itself even before you consider that the material in this book was put together years before all the widely-touted "romance" options became such a publicity flashpoint.

One semi-questionable image not withstanding, I think this book is a perfectly fine intro to the material.
 

pukunui

Legend

This book is target at kids, 8 to 12 recommended age according to Toys'R'Us, yet it has a page on BG3 with a picture of a make Mizora behind Wyll, grabbing at him and licking his neck, this isn't kid friendly.
How have you been able to see what's inside? That link you provided just shows the cover.
 

DarkCrisis

Reeks of Jedi
From Page 13 ;)

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dave2008

Legend

This book is target at kids, 8 to 12 recommended age according to Toys'R'Us, yet it has a page on BG3 with a picture of a make Mizora behind Wyll, grabbing at him and licking his neck, this isn't kid friendly.

Look BG3 including its adult content, but this is just sloppy, I get wanting to adverting your products (this book is filled with product placements), but you don't target ads for softcore porn games to kids, that ain't right.

Someday WotC will have to decide if Forgotten Realms is for kids or adults, can't have streams crossing.

It's time to create a D&D setting targeted at young kids and stop using FR for this before disaster strikes.
So the extreme violence of D&D is OK, but some sexual content is not? I guess that tracks with a good chunk of the USA.
 


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