WotC D&D Direct—Video Event From WotC Coming Next Week

WotC has just announced D&D Direct, a 30-minute video presentation of upcoming plans for D&D.



The Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast is excited to announce that D&D Direct is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

Tune in to watch a jam-packed 30-minute video presentation to see exclusive reveals from Wizards of the Coast and its partners, including the latest about the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game along with entertainment tie-ins with the upcoming release of Paramount's Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, video game reveals, and more, guided by hosts Gina Darling (@MissGinaDarling) and Ify Nwadiwe (@IfyNwadiwe).

D&D Direct will broadcast on the D&D YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/DNDWizards) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/dnd) channels.
 
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Micah Sweet

Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
I'm honestly not sure there's much to leak. Maybe the title of the Phandelver book, and maybe the same for the Planescape product. But unless they spring a surprise on us we already know the full release slate til the end of the year, and I don't think they'll be announcing 2024 products before we've finished with March 2023.

I'm mostly interested in what we hear about Planescape. Spelljammer's lack of content and page count was widely panned and its sales were reportedly disappointing, and given Planescape is the next product in the 3-book-slipcase format, it'll be interesting to see what changes have been made.
If any.
 

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vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
I'm honestly not sure there's much to leak. Maybe the title of the Phandelver book, and maybe the same for the Planescape product. But unless they spring a surprise on us we already know the full release slate til the end of the year, and I don't think they'll be announcing 2024 products before we've finished with March 2023.

I'm mostly interested in what we hear about Planescape. Spelljammer's lack of content and page count was widely panned and its sales were reportedly disappointing, and given Planescape is the next product in the 3-book-slipcase format, it'll be interesting to see what changes have been made.
The release date for the next book would be the main thing to leak.
 


Blackmoor could be made cool, but I'm not sure how well 1970s sci-fi + fantasy would play. How did Paizo's science fiction mash-up AP work out? I never hear anyone mention it.
Somewhere on my bookshelf I have the 3/3.5 era Blackmoor setting from Goodman Games. If I recall correctly, the sci-fi components had been stripped out/weren't mentioned. Overall it had some interesting bits but nothing earth-shattering. The Egg of Coot had a few sentences, if that. I think they were in the process of ramping up the setting when Arneson passed and that evaporated what little wind was left in the sails of the project.
 


Dragonhelm

Knight of Solamnia
Cooshee are mythical creatures (The cu sith, pronounced the same as cooshee) and the Greyhawk dragon is all but just the generic steel dragon. Which I strongly disagree with the Fizban's on.
I remember looking at the Greyhawk and steel dragons in the 2e days and realizing their stats were identical (or close to it). The flavor was all the same too.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
He-Man first aired 42 years ago, so I'm not sure that's the biggest part of the current D&D market.
The most recent popular He-Man cartoon aired a few years ago, and there has been He-Man in between the two, very much including when I was a kid (i'm now 38), so I'm quite sure that it is.

She-Ra had a very popular reboot that has spawned and inspired multiple indie TTRPGs, a few years ago.

Millenials grew up watching the old sci-fantasy cartoons, and are a large segment of the player base.

Star Wars is sci-fantasy. Anime is chock full of it.

Sci-fantasy is very much in the modern zeitgeist.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
The most recent popular He-Man cartoon aired a few years ago, and there has been He-Man in between the two, very much including when I was a kid (i'm now 38), so I'm quite sure that it is.

She-Ra had a very popular reboot that has spawned and inspired multiple indie TTRPGs, a few years ago.

Millenials grew up watching the old sci-fantasy cartoons, and are a large segment of the player base.

Star Wars is sci-fantasy. Anime is chock full of it.

Sci-fantasy is very much in the modern zeitgeist.
I agree with you as a Millenial, except...that's notnreally what Blackmoor was. Less He-Man, more Poul Anderson.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Yeah, taking a look at this list from the 2e Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium (Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix ), there really isn't much there that's worthwhile that already hasn't basically graduated to core and been updated for 5e. Really, it's the spriggan (which I've long maintained is overdue for a 5e update), maybe the Greyhawk dragon (although Fizban's basically said they don't really exist, which is something I hope they revisit), and... not much else worth it there...
I mean, just because Fizban's took a fluff position that prevented the book from spiraling completely out of control...doesn't necessarily stop a Greyhawk product from contradicting it and putting in an oddity like a Steel Dragon.
 


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