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D&D 5E D&D Live Schedule - Unannounced Book Reveal July 16th

The October unannounced book first mentioned by WotC's Ray Winninger in June will be revealed at 3pm ET (8pm BST) on Friday. This book joins The Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos as the next three official D&D releases this year.


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Parmandur

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To engage in a little bit of Kremlinology - E:RftLW detailed 17 nations of Khorvaire, VRGtR detailed 17 domains of dread, and there are 17 outer planes in the great wheel cosmology...
Exactly: it would fit the 5E Setting style very well. Add in some PC options, a sizeable Sigil Gazateer, and a parcel of Monsters...
 

ersatzphil

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Exactly: it would fit the 5E Setting style very well. Add in some PC options, a sizeable Sigil Gazateer, and a parcel of Monsters...
What player options would you want to see? Given that tieflings, aasimar, and genasi have already appeared in 5e - bauriar and rogue modrons? I can see doing the factions along the lines of the guilds in Ravnica or the dragonmarked houses in Eberron.
 


Parmandur

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What player options would you want to see? Given that tieflings, aasimar, and genasi have already appeared in 5e - bauriar and rogue modrons? I can see doing the factions along the lines of the guilds in Ravnica or the dragonmarked houses in Eberron.
For Races, reprints of Aasamir, Genesis, Githyanki and Githzerai (because they don't want to assume everyone has all of the books), and new Modron and Bauriar options, and as a Wildcard a "Planetouched" that does the 2E style unknown origin Tiefling. Throw in the Tasha's custom Lineage rules, and Planescape would be well covered.

Class options: new Sorcerer, Wizard or Cleric options seem credible?

I think Planescape Factuons would be more like the Dragon marked Houses, included but not as omnipresent as the Guilds of Ravnica.
 

ersatzphil

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For Races, reprints of Aasamir, Genesis, Githyanki and Githzerai (because they don't want to assume everyone has all of the books), and new Modron and Bauriar options, and as a Wildcard a "Planetouched" that does the 2E style unknown origin Tiefling. Throw in the Tasha's custom Lineage rules, and Planescape would be well covered.

Class options: new Sorcerer, Wizard or Cleric options seem credible?

I think Planescape Factuons would be more like the Dragon marked Houses, included but not as omnipresent as the Guilds of Ravnica.
Alright, I've dug out my aging copy of "The Planeswalker's Handbook". There's a section on 'character archetypes' that you could totally make into 5e backgrounds quite easily: 'clueless', 'knight of the post', 'cager', 'proxy-in-training', and so on. The kits on offer might be a little bland: 'planar warrior' and 'planar wizard' would lack a certain oomph as subclasses, but I could totally see 'abyssal warrior', 'floating sorcerer', and 'hinterland bandit' making it in.

In the same way that E:RftLW added dragonmarks as a PC 'one extra thing' (on top of race, class, and background), I'd expect faction membership to fall into that slot.
 

To engage in a little bit of Kremlinology - E:RftLW detailed 17 nations of Khorvaire, VRGtR detailed 17 domains of dread, and there are 17 outer planes in the great wheel cosmology...
I noticed that too recently in the "what should a 5e Planescape setting look like" thread. It's a weird coincidence at the very least, if it's not indeed on purpose...
 

Parmandur

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I noticed that too recently in the "what should a 5e Planescape setting look like" thread. It's a weird coincidence at the very least, if it's not indeed on purpose...
It wouldn't surprise me if it is an emergent design feature of a manageable amount of information: Theros has 15 gods who are absolutely central to the Setting, nearly the same number.
 







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