Details from the WotC 2010 Spring catalog


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Nai_Calus

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One of the points of Planescape was, indeed, to make the Planes more accessible to low-level characters - but MOST EMPATHICALLY NOT as planar mega dungeons to slay the Fiend of the Month. That was the shtick of 1st edition AD&D.

I'm aware of that, I'm just commenting on the whole 'the old planescape planes sucked because they were so unaccessible' thing in posts like Nymrohd's.
 

avin

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I don't think making planes more acessible is wrong.

It's not.

What I think it's wrong is removing planes such as elemental fire out of the game because they can't be an easy exploration ground.
 

Nymrohd

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But they did not remove elemental fire (which really is not that hard to adventure in, try the negative quasi's for that), they just shoved it in the elemental chaos and probably have preserved most locations (probably all just no chance for them to show up yet).

As for Planescape being about making it easier to adventure in the planes at low levels, well that is not exactly right. Planescape products had a tiered approach in adventuring in the planes, starting you in Sigil or outland ring towns then moving you to the planes at what would be paragon tier in 4E. The border towns were not so much more unique in feel than any half-developed town in another setting, they had a specific feel and a few locations with some planar adventuring hooks. Sigil was the big thing since you could adventure there with small sidetrecks to the tamer spots in the planes till the midteens (at least in AD&D).

And yeah some of the old planescape planes did suck. Quite a few of the inner planes existed solely to fill in the grid and make mephit jokes.
 

avin

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But they did not remove elemental fire

As far as I remember there's no more mention of separate elemental planes, except for Motp's guide to the Great Wheel.

This infinite plane of mixed elements doesn't appeal to me and that's it.

On my latest 4E campaign I decided to kept Elemental Soup for keeping things easy to these new players to understand, but there are still pure elemental planes which can be reach from the deep of Elemental Soup.

The Elemental Chaos has always existed on my games, as a nexus. What it represented in my games was killed on 4E cosmology.
 

As far as I remember there's no more mention of separate elemental planes, except for Motp's guide to the Great Wheel.

This infinite plane of mixed elements doesn't appeal to me and that's it.

On my latest 4E campaign I decided to kept Elemental Soup for keeping things easy to these new players to understand, but there are still pure elemental planes which can be reach from the deep of Elemental Soup.

The Elemental Chaos has always existed on my games, as a nexus. What it represented in my games was killed on 4E cosmology.
Who is to say there aren't pure elemental zones in the Elemental Chaos anyway?
Well, I guess the book on the Elemental Chaos will tell us. ;)

It's not like the plane of fire was pure, though - it had place for stuff like the City of Brass, right?
 

TylerDurden

Explorer
Any pics available

I know in the past some cover art was scanned from the Wizards catalog and posted. Any way this can be done now?

Would love to see the new HC books (Underdark and the module).
 


nobodez

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To add one more title to the list, (according to amazon)

Dungeon Magazine Annual Vol. 1: A 4th Edition D&D Compilation

with a release date of May 18, 2010.

Um, isn't this out on the 18th of this month? WotC has it on a September release date, but Amazon.com has it for aug 18th.
 

ggroy

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Um, isn't this out on the 18th of this month? WotC has it on a September release date, but Amazon.com has it for aug 18th.

This month (or next month) will be the Dragon Magazine Annual Vol 1.

The Dungeon Magazine Annual Vol 1. is scheduled for release for May 18, 2010.

Note the difference between the words "Dragon" and "Dungeon". ;)
 

Imban

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Who is to say there aren't pure elemental zones in the Elemental Chaos anyway?
Well, I guess the book on the Elemental Chaos will tell us. ;)

It's not like the plane of fire was pure, though - it had place for stuff like the City of Brass, right?

The only WotC adventure I've read that takes place in the Elemental Chaos takes place in the "Sea of Fire in the Elemental Chaos", which is distinguishable from explorable locations in the Elemental Plane of Fire by way of... well, nothing.

Though it also introduced the term "blood chaos", so take that as you will.
 

thalmin

Retired game store owner
I know in the past some cover art was scanned from the Wizards catalog and posted. Any way this can be done now?

Would love to see the new HC books (Underdark and the module).
Here are the images.
I can't figure out how to show them in the post.

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thalmin

Retired game store owner
Missed one.

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FourthBear

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Are they retooling the appearance of dragonborn? The two on the cover of their book don't have the same look as those from the PH and MM, to my eyes at least. More like classic lizardmen and less like dinosaur-men.
 

thalmin

Retired game store owner
Are they retooling the appearance of dragonborn? The two on the cover of their book don't have the same look as those from the PH and MM, to my eyes at least. More like classic lizardmen and less like dinosaur-men.
Don't seem much different from the minis we have seen so far, although the dragonborn on the left seems to have a bit more of a black dragon heritage.
 

Fallen Seraph

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The Plane Above cover makes me think that perhaps Githyanki will be a Bladeling style race in it.

I also definitely checking out the monsters in DDI for that adventure. They look mechanical which equals awesome.
 


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