Dunamancy from Wildemount

jmucchiello

Adventurer
He's not the only person working on this book. (I would not expect a full class either, but not because of who the lead author is).
Yes, but dunamancy is Mercer's baby and there is no precedent in the critrole game for a separate class existing. Liam's character, Caleb, is a wizard. Essik (the character who taught dunamantic spells to Caleb) is also probably a wizard. So I doubt Mercer would see the need for a separate class.

And WotC doesn't really do full new classes much. They seem to be avoiding it, even.
 

bedir than

Adventurer
That's not really a "but". It's exactly why I said I wouldn't expect a full class.
The most obvious reason to think it isn't a full class, is because WotC would be screaming
A BRAND NEW CLASS FOR D&D. The BLAHBLAH is the 14th class available.
 

jgsugden

Adventurer
Aaaaaaaaaand once again, my inventions will be said to be plagiarism*....
*I was the first to use Cthulhu in my world's creation story and dawn type war...I swear!
Considering Cthulhu was in the first Deities and Demigods, I think the first ones to do so were probably all in a chunk. Cthulhu was a featured player in the cretion mythos of my first setting (his intrusion turned Devils into the first Demons) back when Disco was cool the first time.
 

gyor

Legend
Yes, but dunamancy is Mercer's baby and there is no precedent in the critrole game for a separate class existing. Liam's character, Caleb, is a wizard. Essik (the character who taught dunamantic spells to Caleb) is also probably a wizard. So I doubt Mercer would see the need for a separate class.

And WotC doesn't really do full new classes much. They seem to be avoiding it, even.
What about Blood Hunter, which was inspired by Wildemount as I understand it?
 

PsyzhranV2

Adventurer
What about Blood Hunter, which was inspired by Wildemount as I understand it?
None of the promo blurbs have said that the Blood Hunter will be in the Wildemount book, so I have no reason to believe it will be made official.
 

Parmandur

Legend
What about Blood Hunter, which was inspired by Wildemount as I understand it?
Mercer has confirmed on Twitter that is not in this book...but that he is still working on it.

Heck, it wouldn't be crazy to me if a polished Blood Hunter is included in a future general D&D book, since Exandria is now an official D_D world, and the whole schtick is tied to Wizards IP (the Raven Queen).
 
Yes, but dunamancy is Mercer's baby and there is no precedent in the critrole game for a separate class existing. Liam's character, Caleb, is a wizard. Essik (the character who taught dunamantic spells to Caleb) is also probably a wizard. So I doubt Mercer would see the need for a separate class.

And WotC doesn't really do full new classes much. They seem to be avoiding it, even.
You seem to be arguing against your own strawman - I can't see anyone who has suggested they are expecting new classes in the Wildemont book.
 

Chaosmancer

Adventurer
What about Blood Hunter, which was inspired by Wildemount as I understand it?
Again, they would probably be publicizing a new class in the book if that was the case.
None of the promo blurbs have said that the Blood Hunter will be in the Wildemount book, so I have no reason to believe it will be made official.
The Bloodhunter is currently available on DnD Beyond's Character creator. It might not get published in a book, since it is free on DMs Guild and DnD Beyond (to my knowledge, someone is content sharing with me so I don't know if they had to buy it separately)
 

PsyzhranV2

Adventurer
The Bloodhunter is currently available on DnD Beyond's Character creator. It might not get published in a book, since it is free on DMs Guild and DnD Beyond (to my knowledge, someone is content sharing with me so I don't know if they had to buy it separately)
The Blood Hunter is on DM's Guild as third-party material / homebrew.

As for how it's on D&DBeyond, Critical Role and Curse (the company that runs D&DBeyond) have a very tight relationship. However, as long as the Blood Hunter doesn't feature in a WotC book, it is still third-party; it is no more official than Mercer's Gunslinger Fighter is.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I wonder about blood hunter in a future Ravenloft player guide, maybe with a different name.

I want to say I miss the chronomancers, not for the crunch/gameplay, but the potential for the fluff/lore/background, allowing open doors for a remake or mash-up of your favorite worlds.
 

bedir than

Adventurer
I wonder about blood hunter in a future Ravenloft player guide, maybe with a different name.

I want to say I miss the chronomancers, not for the crunch/gameplay, but the potential for the fluff/lore/background, allowing open doors for a remake or mash-up of your favorite worlds.
I'm going to tell you a secret

You can remake and mashup your favorite worlds right now.

The only canon is table canon.
 

bedir than

Adventurer
I'll tell you a secret.

If you believe that you don't understand Setting canon or its purpose and function.
The latest book from WotC is a mashup and remake of previous settings. It was OK for Mercer to do that. It's OK for me to play in Realms Year 1000 and allow Spelljamming craft and Dragonlances.


It's OK for someone else to play 100% by the Ed Greenwood's words.
 

gyor

Legend
Please fill me in. What is "Setting canon purpose and or function"?
Well depending on settings it can vary, but the basic idea is so that people from across the world can achieve a true state of immersion in a story. There is alot more to it, but I just got off work, its 2:52am, and I need sleep so I go into depth tomorrow.
 

Coroc

Adventurer
I want/can't wait for the Echo Knight!
Sounds a bit like Naruto

Tbh would fit better for monk or Ninja, than for a fighter ?EK? . Otoh they have to have an arcane component. So here you see fluff and crunch in conflict!

In other words it might be a nice class concept, but it is only viable in a special context, namely this gameworld.
 

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