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: 76 45.5%
  • Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep - March 15, 2022

    Votes: 36 21.6%
  • Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen - December 2022

    Votes: 42 25.1%
  • Journeys through the Radiant Citadel - July 19, 2022

    Votes: 65 38.9%
  • Spelljammer: Adventures in Space - August 16, 2022

    Votes: 69 41.3%
  • None.

    Votes: 55 32.9%
  • ADDED: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Starter Set - Aug/Oct, 2022

    Votes: 26 15.6%

Retros_x

Villager
I bought the new Starter kit (really like it), Radiant Citadel (definitely better than candlekeep IMO and worth it) & Call of Netherdeep (cool adventure, but I doubt I will run it. As a CR watcher I was just too curious to pass it)
 

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DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
Did not buy any of them, as I am still in middle of my Theros campaign and I do not tend to buy the setting or adventure books unless I'm intending to run a game there. So my next purchase if I go with another adventure book would probably be Witchlight, but even that's a 2021 book.

Already have both Volo's and Tome so I didn't need MoM, and only just got around to picking up Candlekeep Mysteries this year, so I'll probably grab Citadel in like '23 or '24. ;)
 

Retreater

Legend
It's kinda embarrassing for me to be a gaming fan who runs 5e at least twice a week and to be completely uninterested in a year's worth of official products. I purchased none of them.

Monsters of the Multiverse - already had them. Didn't really use them even when I first got them anyway.
Call of the Netherdeep - checked it out from the library, so I got to look at it closely. It's ... not my style. (Passive, feel good D&D.)
Dragonlance - will consider it later, but haven't traditionally liked the "follow the novels" style of DL.
Radiant Citadel - flipped through it. Doesn't seem like anything I could use. Mostly a bunch of tiny settings that I'd have to develop on my own.
Spelljammer - thought it was a joke setting in 2E. The reviews are bad. Skip.
Starter Set - don't need it.
 

Burnside

Space Jam Confirmed
Supporter
I bought all of them, since I am a maniac. However, I only bought Mordenkainen's on DNDBeyond; I don't have a physical copy of it.
 

Voadam

Legend
Haven't read any of them - I'm still years behind on my D&D 5E reading.
I am still making my way through Tasha's every now and then for a thorough cover to cover read. I have about 7 hardcovers after that to get to that have only been briefly skimmed. :)

Monsters of the Multiverse might be next, or maybe one of the 5e setting books I have, I will decide after I finish Tasha's.

Of course if my group had chosen Icewind Dale out of the options I offered when we started our latest campaign (they chose a 5e conversion of Iron Gods) I would have shifted my reading schedule.
 

Steel_Wind

Legend
It wasn't an option, but it's worth mentioning...

I purchased D&D Beyond versions of the PHB, DMG, MM, Tasha's, Xanathar's, Fizbans Treasury of Dragons as well as Icewind Dale: RotFM, Dragon Heist and Candlekeep Mysteries.

All of that was in addition to DDB version of DragonLance: SotDQ (noted above in the poll).

I did so after Paizo continued to shill for their licensee Owlcat, the developer of Wrath of the Righteous PC Game (a Russian based dev team, owned by a corporation in Cyprus -- the most corrupt banking system in the Western World) the week after Russia invaded the Ukraine and the West imposed various sanctions.

I was not okay with money continuing to flow to a Russian company. I was even LESS okay when Tonya Woldridge deleted my complaint about it on the Paizo Message Boards. Being opposed to the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia -- and saying so -- was "politics" you see. And so she deleted my complaint.

That turned me from a Paizo superfan to stopping 2 of my Paizo campaigns at the time (Abomination Vaults and PF2 version of RotRL) and another player stopping his Agents of Edgewatch campaign. I also stopped development of my animations and sounds package for PF2 for Foundry. (No, I didn't release it and won't).

All of that, in turn, lead me to embrace 5e for use in Foundry VTT -- and purchases of DDB version of books I already had but had never really used (for the most part, Fizban and DL excepted).

My point: there can be a lot of activity in purchasing 5e material which escapes notice. It's not all just "new players" and churn at work.
 

I had pre-ordered both Radiant Citadel and Spelljammer. I won't be doing that anymore. I'm actually running a Spelljammer campaign right now and I still feel like I wasted my money. :p
 


Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Bought Multiverse and Spelljammer for my son and Multiverse for me. Might get him Dragonlance for Christmas, and I might get Citadel.
 



JEB

Legend
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?
Yeah, the reviews made the premise and setting sound just interesting enough to be worth picking up, and there weren't any major minuses noted. But thanks for the warning to keep my expectations low when I finally get around to reading it...
 

JEB

Legend
I am still making my way through Tasha's every now and then for a thorough cover to cover read. I have about 7 hardcovers after that to get to that have only been briefly skimmed. :)
You're way ahead of me! Still have a whopping 14 hardcovers to read through, myself; I'm very slow with anything that isn't a rules-focused supplement, and I also read a lot more non-D&D stuff. (Though like you, I did skim them.)
 


Hussar

Legend
Just picked up Spelljammer for my next campaign. First book I think I've bought since Candlekeep.

My gaming purchases are really, really low. :D
 

Voadam

Legend
You're way ahead of me! Still have a whopping 14 hardcovers to read through, myself; I'm very slow with anything that isn't a rules-focused supplement, and I also read a lot more non-D&D stuff. (Though like you, I did skim them.)
I don't own 14 5e hardcovers. :)

5e is my system of choice, but I have been good with reading the first starter set, the core 3, Xanathar's, and Volo's. I still use my 20-year old mashup homebrew setting which has elements of Eberron and such but mostly my 5e reading has been system oriented (though I really enjoyed Volo's lore, particularly the hags section).

Most of my RPG reading is non 5e stuff too. I am also currently part way through cover to cover reads of GURPS 3e Biotech, the Pathfinder adventure path #3 The Choking Tower, and the old 3.5 Hyperconscious (which has a fun dream adventure).
 

Yeah, the reviews made the premise and setting sound just interesting enough to be worth picking up, and there weren't any major minuses noted. But thanks for the warning to keep my expectations low when I finally get around to reading it...
Fair enough. It has some good parts, but it doesn't run smoothly. Have you read my thread?
 

For perspective, I've bought three WotC books (including Dragonlance next week) and backed thirteen 5th-ed-based RPG kickstarters this year (and there's another two, possibly three, that I'll probably back before the end of the year). And most of the kickstarters are pushing double the price or more of a typical WotC hardback release once shipping etc is included.
Bought Monsters of the Multiverse (twice technically, since I bought the gift set for my wife so she has her own copies of Tasha's and Xanathar's as well), Radiant Citadel, and the new Starter set because I'm a sucker for seeing what new adventure they've using to sell the game to new players. Preordered the SotDQ deluxe set so there's that too. From 3PP, I've bought 2 books from Nord Games. I was convinced I had backed a Kickstarter or two, but a quick check says I'm blurring late 2021 into this year.
 

DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
It's kinda embarrassing for me to be a gaming fan who runs 5e at least twice a week and to be completely uninterested in a year's worth of official products. I purchased none of them.
I find it odd that you would be embarrassed that you didn't buy a product you weren't going to use? I mean, yeah, we are playing 5E... but the whole point of the game is to use what we need to run our game-- with no requirements past that. There's absolutely no shame in not buying something if we don't want it / need it.

After all... it's not like WotC is expecting every single one of us to buy every single thing they produce. If they did... they wouldn't produce more esoteric things like Ravnica, Netherdeep, or Fizban's-- everything would just be more and more PC splatbooks. If they don't expect us to buy every single book... then there's no reason to be even the slightest bit embarrassed that we aren't.
 

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