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D&D 5E Check Out Wild Beyond the Witchlight's Back Cover & Text

Wild Beyond the Witchlight now has a back cover, complete with product text! The adventure is for levels 1-8, and features a poster map.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Once every eight years the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. It's owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know how to put on a good show. But there's more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye!

The carnival is a gateway to a fantastic Feywild domain unlike anything found on the Material Plane. Time has not been kind to this realm, however, and the dark days lie ahead unless someone can thwart the dastardly schemes of the Hourglass Coven.

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight takes adventureres from the Witchlight Carnival to Prismeer, a Feywild domain of delight. This book comes with a poster map that shows the carnival on one side and the Prismeer on the other.


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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey



DEFCON 1

Legend
If this is only levels 1-8... it does give me a Waterdeep: Dragon Heist / Dungeon of the Mad Mage impression. There was talk of five books released this year, so I wonder if there is a companion adventure to Wild Beyond The Witchlight that we haven't heard about yet that is going to cover the higher tiers, just like DotMM went beyond the levels 1-5 of Dragon Heist?
 

Does this suggest the Feywild's domains of delight are their version of the Shadowfell's domains of dread?

That didn't click with me when I first read it, but there is no way it's a coincidence, it has to be. I'm intrigued by the idea of the domains of delight, but I'm curious as to who created them (the Dark Powers seem unlikely), and how they work, and how they differ compared to the Domains of Dread.

Could this be the Feywild's Curse of Strahd before a Domains of Delight Campaign Setting Book in the future?
 

Now I am suspecting there is some project about the Feywild equivalent to Ravenloft in the Shadowfell, something like the "demiplane of the awe", with space for family-friendly stories, even with some pieces for the comedy or the romance, but also for young adult audiences. It would be fun for the next April's Fool to add new Feywild domains based in Hasbro's old (and almost forgotten) franchises.

Why? To create a multimedia franchise, selling comics, toys, videogames, not only TTRPG.

Other adventage is to be a transitional setting, where characters from all the multiverse are "wellcome". The "land within the wind" was canon in the 4th Ed Dark Sun.

My suggestion? To tell the Feywild can be a place like a "The Devil wears Prada" (or Games of Thrones) but with lord faes.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Does this suggest the Feywild's domains of delight are their version of the Shadowfell's domains of dread?
It would be a good bet to think that - Domains of Dread v Domains of Delight

The Ray Bradbury nod is nice, though calling the protagonist Witch and Light a bit on the nose.

Also is there a trend lately to progress fantasy from classic medieval towards early Modernity?
 

Now I am suspecting there is some project about the Feywild equivalent to Ravenloft in the Shadowfell, something like the "demiplane of the awe", with space for family-friendly stories, even with some pieces for the comedy or the romance, but also for young adult audiences. It would be fun for the next April's Fool to add new Feywild domains based in Hasbro's old (and almost forgotten) franchises.

Why? To create a multimedia franchise, selling comics, toys, videogames, not only TTRPG.

Other adventage is to be a transitional setting, where characters from all the multiverse are "wellcome". The "land within the wind" was canon in the 4th Ed Dark Sun.

My suggestion? To tell the Feywild can be a place like a "The Devil wears Prada" (or Games of Thrones) but with lord faes.

One of the writers of VRGtR mentioned he was writing a South Asian inspired section for a book in 2022 for WotC, now I'm wondering if it could be one of the Domains of Delight for a future Domains of Delight Campaign Setting Book (curious what such a Campaign Setting will be called?).
 




If the demiplane of Delight are a new setting I wonder why not to become a Magic: the Gathering event like the Throne of Eldraine. Why not a Innistrad-Ravenloft crossover?

How will be the lord of the Delight domains, will they any curse? Maybe there is a delight domain with modern firearms, but these only can cause no-lethal damage, closer to arcade "Splatoon". The perfect place for a crazy official with Fortnite: Battle Royal. The firerarms couldn't break the power balance because they would be magically "nerfed".

Delight domains based in no-Western cultures would be fabulous.

Now I wonder if Kamigawa maybe was a delight domain.

Other of the delight domains would be a erstaz version of Tolkien's Middle Earth, or the forest from moon Endor, Ewoks's home.
 




NotAYakk

Legend
I like this adventure-centric way to describe what an area is like. Gazetteers are cute, but by engaging with adventure-first it feels more grounded.
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester
One thing I'd like to know is if Domains of Delight are BIG GOOD places (and if so, why adventure there? Are they just places of respite and resilience before once more into the breach?), or are they Lotus-Eating Machines - like a sort of dream prison created by providing you with your greatest desires fulfilled, while keeping you from facing the challenges you don't want to face but have to if the world is going to be a better place?
 


NotAYakk

Legend
One thing I'd like to know is if Domains of Delight are BIG GOOD places (and if so, why adventure there? Are they just places of respite and resilience before once more into the breach?), or are they Lotus-Eating Machines - like a sort of dream prison created by providing you with your greatest desires fulfilled, while keeping you from facing the challenges you don't want to face but have to if the world is going to be a better place?
Oh of course they are Lotus-Eating Machines. This is the feywild, it looks friendlier but it just as dangerous as the shadowfel.
 

Hexmage-EN

Adventurer
I am curious if the specific term domain of delight is an explicit attempt to create a Feywild counterpart to the Domains of Dread in the Shadowfell. In 4E an archfey's realm was known simply as a demesne.

However, I have a hard time imagining that the realms of archfey such as the Prince of Frost or the Bramble Queen could be referred to as "delightful".
 

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