Spelljammer D&D Direct Live Report: 9am PDT (5pm BST) SPELLJAMMER CONFIRMED! DRAGONLANCE!

D&D Direct, WotC's new video-format announcement show launches today at 9am PDT (5pm BST). If you aren't able to watch it, I'll be updating this article live. Feel free to comment below! Once it launches, you will need to refresh this page when you want to see new updates. The video is expected to last about 30 minutes.

If you CAN watch it, you'll find it on YouTube or Twitch at the above times. Otherwise, follow along below!
  • 45 mins to go. Live updates incoming!
  • 30 mins to go!
  • 5 minutes to go!
  • Here we go! Opens with a sea shanty.
  • Forgive typos. They talk fast and I can't type.
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  • Spelljammer is confirmed!
  • They talk REALLY FAST!
  • Spelljammer Adventures in Space, project lead Chris Perkins, Trystan Falcone graphic designer
  • Cities built on asteroids, dead gods floating in the ether
  • 6 races---astral elves, autognomes, hedozi(?), gif, plasmoids, thri-kreen
  • 3 hardcovers in a slipcase: Astral Adventurers Guide, Boo's Astral Menagerie, Light of Xaryxis adventure
  • Prequel adventure in July
  • Wizkids miniatures
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Other stuff also discussed!
  • Baldur's Gate 3 CRPG preview video (game is in 2023)
  • Journeys Through Radiant Citadel intro video -- 3 of the adventures are: Wages of Vice (5th level), Caribbean; Orchids of the Invisible Mountain (14th level), feywild, far realm, Whistler new monster; Fiend of Hollow Mind (4th level), skeletons and spirits
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  • "Campaign Cases" -- Creature tokens! Terrain tiles! July!
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D&D Movie directors now onscreen. The movie in March 2023 is called HONOR AMONG THIEVES.

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  • New D&D starter set. Comes with 'digital onboarding'. Dragons of Stormwreck Isle. We knew about that one.
  • D&D digital monstrous compendium. Available to those with WoTC or D&D Beyond Accounts. Volume 1 has an eldritch lich and the 10 legged asteroid spider. And the starlancer. Might have misheard some of that!
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  • MMO Neverwinter video. Dragonslayer begins June 2022. (I wonder if they'll need a dragonance for that?)
  • New D&D actual play video, Legends of the Multiverse. Lots of 80s cartoon style soft rock music. Boo is in it.
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WIzKids skirmish game D&D Onslaught. October

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Finally -- DRAGONLANCE WARRIORS OF KRYNN! SHADOW OF THE DRAGON QUEEN!

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Parmandur

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Ah. So you’re objecting because you have a mistaken view of what Spelljammer fans called the use of Spelljammer ships in 4E. Planejammer is not a combination of the Planescape and Spelljammer settings into a single thing. It’s Spelljammer where the ships cross into other planes. That’s it. Spelljammer ships leaving the prime material plane. So, Spelljammer as mentioned in 4E, where the ships plane-hop…Planejammer. So, now in 5E, where the ships plane-hop…yep, still Planejammer. That’s literally all it means.
As I said, semantics. People here were arguing that Sigil and Planescape factions would be in the same place as Spelljamming, product wise. Doesn't seem to be the case, though obviously they were always going to share a cosmology.
 

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overgeeked

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As I said, semantics.
The meanings of words are important, so when you use a word wrong, it’s not “semantics” to call you out on that. Spelljammer fans use that word to mean a specific thing. You’re using it to mean something else, and therefore arguing with people you don’t need to…all because you insist on using the word wrong. But hey, you do you.
People here were arguing that Sigil and Planescape factions would be in the same place as Spelljamming, product wise.
If you mean in the Spelljammer books, not likely. They will barely have enough space to cover Spelljammer stuff.
Doesn't seem to be the case, though obviously they were always going to share a cosmology.
Sure. We can fly our Spelljammer ships from Wildspace into the Astral Plane and go find the other planes, maybe eventually even Sigil. That’ll be fun.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
If you mean in the Spelljammer books, not likely. They will barely have enough space to cover Spelljammer stuff.
Well, there you go, exactly. I'm arguing against what people were arguing for on these boards, and have bow been pointing out to people that there is an equivocation in play...so we agree.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
Well, there you go, exactly. I'm arguing against what people were arguing for on these boards, and have bow been pointing out to people that there is an equivocation in play...so we agree.
Not really, no. 5E Spelljammer is Planejammer, regardless of how much Planescape material is or is not published in the Spelljammer books, because, again, crossing the settings has literally zero to do with what people mean when they say Planejammer.
 

Ah. So you’re objecting because you have a mistaken view of what Spelljammer fans called the use of Spelljammer ships in 4E. Planejammer is not a combination of the Planescape and Spelljammer settings into a single thing. It’s Spelljammer where the ships cross into other planes. That’s it. Spelljammer ships leaving the prime material plane. So, Spelljammer as mentioned in 4E, where the ships plane-hop…Planejammer. So, now in 5E, where the ships plane-hop…yep, still Planejammer. That’s literally all it means.
If you'll forgive me jumping into the discussion, while I can't pretend to know what every Spelljammer fan meant when they advocated for "Planejammer" in 5e over the years, pretty much all of the people I've argued with on the subject were explicitly arguing for a unified Spelljammer/Planescape setting of one form or another, in a way that would completely negate any chances of getting a solo release of either after the fact (usually by dismantling the Great Wheel, dropping anything of value as "islands" in the Astral Sea a la 4e, and then throwing the rest in the garbage).

I have no problem with the Astral Sea/Plane being opened up to Spelljammers as seems to have been done, so if that's what you mean by "Planejammer", that's fine by me.

It's the angle that basically raids Planescape for scrap and leaves everything left over to rot that I take issue with, and with what we've seen thus far, this Spelljammer release doesn't seem to do that, so it is not "Planejammer" as I have understood it in the past.
 
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Parmandur

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Not really, no. 5E Spelljammer is Planejammer, regardless of how much Planescape material is or is not published in the Spelljammer books, because, again, crossing the settings has literally zero to do with what people mean when they say Planejammer.
No, my point is that we agree that there is an equivocation in play here. As @Veltharis ap Rylix says, I've only seen "Planejammer" to refer to the flattening and dismantling of both Spelljammer and Planescape, which is not happening, so by that meaning which many people on this very forum were arguing for a few weeks ago, this is not "Planejammer."

By the definition of "involves the Astral Plane in some way," sure. 0lanejammer by thst definition, but I didn't see that before this thread.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
If you'll forgive me jumping into the discussion, while I can't pretend to know what every Spelljammer fan meant when they advocated for "Planejammer" in 5e over the years, but pretty much all of the people I've argued with on the subject were explicitly arguing for a unified Spelljammer/Planescape setting of one form or another, in a way that would completely negate any chances of getting a solo release of either after the fact (usually by dismantling the Great Wheel and dropping anything of value as "islands" in the Astral Sea, a la 4e, and throwing the rest in the garbage).
First time I saw that version was Thursday after the announcement. I’ve been a Spelljammer fan since it first came out and legit never heard that argument before. None of my social circles, none of the forums I visited, nowhere on social media. Nada.
I have no problem with the Astral Sea/Plane being opened up to Spelljammers as seems to have been done, so if that's what you mean by "Planejammer", that's fine by me.
It’s generally used as a negative because it strips out a lot of what was fun and unique about Spelljammer to begin with. But that hammerhead has sailed.
It's the angle that basically raids Planescape for scrap and leaves everything leftover to rot that I take issue with, and with what we've seen thus far, this Spelljammer release doesn't seem to do that, so it is not "Planejammer" as I have understood it in the past.
There’s enough cool stuff in both that they shouldn’t need to do that.
 

Parmandur

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First time I saw that version was Thursday after the announcement. I’ve been a Spelljammer fan since it first came out and legit never heard that argument before. None of my social circles, none of the forums I visited, nowhere on social media. Nada.
It was very big in these parts this year, plenty of people explimaking the case that standalone Spelljammer and Planescape would be absurd.
There’s enough cool stuff in both that they shouldn’t need to do that.
Precisely.
 


First time I saw that version was Thursday after the announcement. I’ve been a Spelljammer fan since it first came out and legit never heard that argument before. None of my social circles, none of the forums I visited, nowhere on social media. Nada.
My account here is pretty old (joined 2008), but I've only recently started doing more than lurking.

Certainly can't claim my experience is universal, but I have had a number of conversations to this effect on YouTube, Reddit, etc.
There’s enough cool stuff in both that they shouldn’t need to do that.
Agreed. Which is why I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Planescape sometime next year.
 

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