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Urban Arcana, from the d20 era, would be amazing.I'd love "Something Brand New" too, just for sake of curiosity. Is there anything they haven't tried that's glaringly obvious, that can't be folded into an existing setting that is?
5E Modern? (ducks the thrown to-mah-toes)
That's fair. Here's my (actually serious) take, and really the only reason I pushed back on the issue at all.Joking aside, it's not that it was perfected. It's that the things the truly differentiate GH date back to 1983.
The real affection felt by many people that love it (not all, I am not discounting those who came to it through the Gord books, or ... ahem .... the LOVING Greyhawk Gazetteer or even the last "rulebook" for 1e- Greyhawk Adventures) is based on that ineffable magic, and the last thing we want to see is what WoTC was doing in the 3e era; turn GH into another forgettable FR clone.
I would much rather they emphasize the weirdness, the difference, and the basic "1983" version- and if people want to insert their own differences, more power to them- a Tabaxi homeland right in the middle of Ratik! With the Capital City of Meowschwitz.
Everyone deserves the chance to create their own Greyhawk, not have another FR clone forced onto them.
Good thoughts, but I'd say you make too much of a distinction between 2 & 3, or perhaps the line is not drawn quite right.It looks like we now have 3 types of setting books.
1. Full Setting - Primarily about the world and it's mechanics, with a short introductory adventure. Ravnica, Ebberon. Looks like we will get 1 per year of these.
2. Half Setting - Mix of mechanics around a theme with half the book dedicated to adventures around that theme. Ghosts of Saltmarsh.
3. 1/3 Setting - An adventure that also does duty as a setting guide, but doesn't introduce much in the way of new mechanics. Curse of Strahd, Storm Kings Thunder, Out of the Abyss, Tomb of Annihilation, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
Here is how I'd imagine they will break down
Full Setting - Dark Sun, Fall 2020/21, Something Brand New, Fall 2020/21
Half Setting - Planescape, Spring 2020/21, Feywild/Shadowfell, Spring 2020/21
1/3 Setting - Spelljammer, Summer 2020/21, Dragonlance, Summer 2020/21