D&D 5E D&D 2022 Overview - Did you purchase any of the books?

D&D 2022 - Did you purchase any of the books?

  • Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse - May 16, 2022

    Votes: 75 45.2%
  • Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep - March 15, 2022

    Votes: 36 21.7%
  • Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen - December 2022

    Votes: 42 25.3%
  • Journeys through the Radiant Citadel - July 19, 2022

    Votes: 65 39.2%
  • Spelljammer: Adventures in Space - August 16, 2022

    Votes: 68 41.0%
  • None.

    Votes: 55 33.1%
  • ADDED: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Starter Set - Aug/Oct, 2022

    Votes: 26 15.7%

Zardnaar

Legend
Bought Mordenkainen and Dragon Isle set plus older stuff I missed from previous year.

Everything else 2022 was kinda meh for me.
 

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Quickleaf

Legend
I actually didn't get any of the official books this year. I think my last official purchases were Wild Beyond the Witchlight last year and D&D Essentials Kit for my nephew.

But I did kickstart Skerples' Monster Overhaul and EN Publishing's Dungeon Delver's Guide by Paul Hughes.

Mordenkainen's Monsters of the Multiverse was a hard pass – I have VGtM and MToF, and the "revised" stat block didn't showcase anything substantially new or creative.

I'm not the audience for the Critical Role book.

Radiant Citadel looks interesting – but I've been doing a bunch of one-shots from converted Dungeon articles and experimenting with other RPGs (OSE, Mage Against the Machine, Skate Wizards, Beyond the Wall, Blades in the Dark, Tiny Dungeon), and that's been pretty much all my gaming time.

I heard mixed things about Spelljammer: Adventures in Space, and initially called my FLGS to put in my order, but they weren't taking orders yet. Then I got busy and starting reading reviews and... there was enough negatives in those reviews to really rain on my parade. Maybe if it goes on sale at some point I'll consider it.

Dragonlance seems to have a similar problem to Spelljammer – they're mostly "one and done" adventures, and as far as getting long-term use out of them, I don't know, sort of seems like they don't have much meat on their bones. We'll see!

Fingers crossed that Planescape next year is going to be awesome!
 

dave2008

Legend
Dragonlance seems to have a similar problem to Spelljammer – they're mostly "one and done" adventures, and as far as getting long-term use out of them, I don't know, sort of seems like they don't have much meat on their bones. We'll see!
The dragonlance book is really just an adventure with a little bit of setting info to get you into the theme of the adventure. You shouldn't look at it like a campaign setting if that is what you were thinking. If you look at it that way it really has a lot of "meat on its bones" for an adventure.
 


el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
I bought the Stormwrack Isle starter set at Target on an impulse but it is still in the shrinkwrap. I don't have Radiant Citadel or the new Dragonlance yet, but they are on my XMas list.
 






cbwjm

Legend
I got spelljammer and dragonlance, but so far just for DnDBeyond. Still mulling over if I want the physical copies.

Thinking about getting dragons of stormwreck isle.
 


billd91

Not your screen monkey (he/him)
I actually got 2 copies of Radiant Citadel, one for me and one for my daughter (got her the one with the alt cover). Got her Spelljammer too. It’s not my style.
Got Netherdeep for myself as well.
 

JEB

Legend
Monsters of the Multiverse: Didn't buy, prefer the books it replaced (despite the warts).
Call of the Netherdeep: Waited for reviews, bought a few months after release.
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel: The only book this year I was actually looking forward to. But still waited for reviews before buying.
Spelljammer: Had decided against buying it at release, but changed my mind later and picked up a copy. Not expecting much, based on reviews.
Dragons of Stormwreck Isle: Mildly interested when it seemed like a potential 2024 preview, lost interest when reviews indicated it wasn't, still picked it up for the heck of it months later during a general shopping trip.
Dragonlance: Waiting for reviews, no purchase decision yet made.

Haven't read any of them - I'm still years behind on my D&D 5E reading.
 

Azzy

KMF DM
I rarely buy adventures, so this year was pretty much a wash for me.

I'll eventually buy Monsters of the Multiverse (but, since I have both Volo's and Mordy's, it's a low priority), the new starter set (I have a soft spot for starter sets), and Radiant Citadel (it's one of the few adventure books that looks interesting).
 


Our stores bought scores of all of these. I personally bought Mordenkainen's Monsters and Spelljammer. I am planning on buying Stormwrack Isle and Dragonlance but all my D&D money is going towards Loke Battle Mats. I also want to get Radiant Citadel, and I might in 2023.
 

Call of the Netherdeep: Waited for reviews, bought a few months after release.
Interesting. I'm playing through this at the moment, and am coming to the firm conclusion that it's not very good. Were the reviews any use as a reliable source of guidance?
 

wedgeski

Adventurer
Spelljammer and Stormwreck Isle, and I'll probably buy the Dragonlance deluxe when it arrives which is why I didn't purchase Dragon Queen.

I've also bought bits and pieces of various books on DNDB as ther need arose.
 

delericho

Legend
None, though I will pick up Stormwreck at some point.

I may end up getting Mord's book, depending on my reaction to OneD&D when that comes out, though since I'm on the fence even about that, who knows? I won't be getting it until then, as I have the two original books and feel no real need for an update.

I would have been interested in Spelljammer, but I didn't like what I heard about the setting changes, and after Ravenloft I'm not inclined to offer them any benefit of the doubt. It sounds like I dodged a bullet there - I strongly suspect I would have hated the end product.
 

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