D&D General Ed Greenwood Working on Volo's Guide to Ormpur


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To which I have to ask... just where the heck is Ormpur?
It's in the south between the Border Kingdoms and Lapaliiya. I'm assuming it's just him spreading out beyond the Border Kingdoms, which he's already worked on in 5e. It's actually got a pretty interesting history, with lots of political intrigue and a cavalry made up of young chromatic dragons. Hopefully it will give us some insights on neighboring Laapaliiya and the nearer areas of the Shaar.
 



The Shaar and surrounds - Estagund, Dambrath, Lurien, the Great Rift, and even the Old Kingdoms and Halruaa, have always been some of my favourite bits of the realms because they just seem to be a bit more interesting and less generic than the Sword Coast etc. I haven't bought any of Ed's previous DMs Guild stuff, but this one I'll definitely have a look at.
 

Reynard

Legend
This trend of original setting creators using DMsGuild to write unofficial content for their settings is fascinating. On the one hand, it is cool to see the original creators' visions of their worlds, and I hope they are financially successful doing so. On the other hand, all that they create is still owned by WotC and could be "stolen" without recourse.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
This trend of original setting creators using DMsGuild to write unofficial content for their settings is fascinating. On the one hand, it is cool to see the original creators' visions of their worlds, and I hope they are financially successful doing so. On the other hand, all that they create is still owned by WotC and could be "stolen" without recourse.
They would be doing work for hire and it would all belong to WotC either way. This way, they can publish without editor or developer feedback, meaning it can be more of their own voice and artistic choices.
 


dave2008

Legend
This trend of original setting creators using DMsGuild to write unofficial content for their settings is fascinating. On the one hand, it is cool to see the original creators' visions of their worlds, and I hope they are financially successful doing so. On the other hand, all that they create is still owned by WotC and could be "stolen" without recourse.
That seems an odd distinction since any work any creator does with WotC IP, whether inside or out of the DMs Guild, would still be owned by WotC. The only distinction with DMsGuild is the creator can write whatever they want.
 


Reynard

Legend
They would be doing work for hire and it would all belong to WotC either way. This way, they can publish without editor or developer feedback, meaning it can be more of their own voice and artistic choices.
Oh, I know, but with it being their versions of those worlds, developed independently, it must be a weird thing. As a freelancer, I have done some WFH setting development that I later regretted "giving away" for various reasons. I can't imagine how Greenwood or Baker feel
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Oh, I know, but with it being their versions of those worlds, developed independently, it must be a weird thing. As a freelancer, I have done some WFH setting development that I later regretted "giving away" for various reasons. I can't imagine how Greenwood or Baker feel
Greenwood has been pretty vovsl about being happy with his deal, roller coaster and all, because he gets to read stories ert in his world that surprise him.
 

dave2008

Legend
Oh, I know, but with it being their versions of those worlds, developed independently, it must be a weird thing. As a freelancer, I have done some WFH setting development that I later regretted "giving away" for various reasons. I can't imagine how Greenwood or Baker feel
From everything I have seen they are pretty happy about it. I mean they know the deal going in. Their ideas are not stolen, they are freely given by the creators.
 
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Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
Oh, I know, but with it being their versions of those worlds, developed independently, it must be a weird thing. As a freelancer, I have done some WFH setting development that I later regretted "giving away" for various reasons. I can't imagine how Greenwood or Baker feel
I imagine Greenwood sleeps pretty soundly in the House that Elminster Built.
 


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