Egyptian-themed D&D Setting with PLANE SHIFT: AMONKHET


gyor

Legend
Still can't produce a FRCG or updates for other D&D settings, but there is room for these Planeshift settings?

And yeah D&D does have a setting where incarnated Egyptian Gods rule over people, the same setting even has Dragon Lords nearby them and a realm filled with unread.

It's called Mulhorand, with Dragon Lords nearby in Murgohm and undead hordes in nearby Thay.
 

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robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
Supporter
Still can't produce a FRCG or updates for other D&D settings, but there is room for these Planeshift settings?

And yeah D&D does have a setting where incarnated Egyptian Gods rule over people, the same setting even has Dragon Lords nearby them and a realm filled with unread.

It's called Mulhorand, with Dragon Lords nearby in Murgohm and undead hordes in nearby Thay.

These are a hobby project by James Wyatt (to increase the value of his art books IMO) and are not produced by the D&D team. I appreciate his efforts to grow the options at least.
 

JeffB

Legend
IDK a dang thing about Magic, but they sure do have much better art than the D&D team puts out. This thing looks awesome and has some cool stuff to steal.

I wanna run some kind of Egyptian themed demi-gods vs. Set and his minions campaign now.
 

Xeviat

Hero
I excitedly came to look for a UA article for July and found this instead. New domains!? New races? Nifty.

We have a slightly move interesting Aarakokra, and a different take on snake people here. Being able to restrain with an attack is brutal. I'd nerf that one. I imagine Rogue 1 for sneak attack and Expertise (Athletics) will be very common for those grapples.


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Tales and Chronicles

Jewel of the North, formerly know as vincegetorix
Getting ready for a massive, multiplane campaing with those MTG conversion. Amonkhet seems like a good place to play thru Tyranny of Dragons.
-A lapis-lazuli mine where you work is attacked by the dragon cult, trying to gather a hoard for the arrival of Nicol Bolas, the Dragon Pharaoh on his own plane where he's supposed to bring the end of time.
- You venture in the dead infested desert to find the hatchery.
- You join a caravan of boats going back to the city.
- The Dragon-speakers have corrupted the 5 trials, the players must go thru the trials to try to get back the masks
- A huge, final battle on the monument of Nicol Bolas, as the twin suns merge behing the horned pyramids.

I'll probably add the Revenant race from UA Gothic, to play the domesticated mummies.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
IDK a dang thing about Magic, but they sure do have much better art than the D&D team puts out. This thing looks awesome and has some cool stuff to steal.

I wanna run some kind of Egyptian themed demi-gods vs. Set and his minions campaign now.

Magic has had better art than D&D since arguably 2000 or 2005 at the latest.

2005 Telling Time artwork, in style at least its very 5E. Compare with the cartoon WAR of 3.5 or 4E/Pathfinder in 2008/9 even.

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The full colour 2E artwork was better than most of 3E and 4E efforts IMHO.

I'm going to print out this one anyway and might actually use it for an Egyptian themed AP as I have a few of the Lost Lands/Kobold Press adventures with that theme.
 
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Xaelvaen

Stuck in the 90s
I noticed with the Anubite people, they have a racial proficiency with the Khopesh... where do we go about finding the stats for that weapon? I'm assuming I'd just use Scimitar, but curious if anyone else has noticed this and had found a solution.
 

cbwjm

Legend
I noticed with the Anubite people, they have a racial proficiency with the Khopesh... where do we go about finding the stats for that weapon? I'm assuming I'd just use Scimitar, but curious if anyone else has noticed this and had found a solution.

In the PDF they mentioned using the stats of the longsword.
 

Henry

Autoexreginated
Still can't produce a FRCG or updates for other D&D settings, but there is room for these Planeshift settings?

And yeah D&D does have a setting where incarnated Egyptian Gods rule over people, the same setting even has Dragon Lords nearby them and a realm filled with unread.

It's called Mulhorand, with Dragon Lords nearby in Murgohm and undead hordes in nearby Thay.

While I sympathize, I understand why they can do this, as well as invest in tons of art - Magic makes easily ten or twenty times the money that D& D does. (I was listening to Lisa Stevens in a PaizoCon seminar, and she said D&D probably made an average of 25 million dollars a year in her time at WotC, and 25 million dollars in a MONTH for Magic : the Gathering would have been considered a BAD month. :))

When one is rolling in cash, money is easier to spend on tie-in projects like Art Books and Free RPG PDFs.
 


Anyone else notice that the Criosphinx appears to work perfectly as a standard D&D criosphinx updated for 5e?

So even if you don't use anything else, there's a new monster update. Since James Wyatt was heavily involved in the 5e MM creation, it may even have been created for the MM and cut for space.
 


gyor

Legend
While I sympathize, I understand why they can do this, as well as invest in tons of art - Magic makes easily ten or twenty times the money that D& D does. (I was listening to Lisa Stevens in a PaizoCon seminar, and she said D&D probably made an average of 25 million dollars a year in her time at WotC, and 25 million dollars in a MONTH for Magic : the Gathering would have been considered a BAD month. :))

When one is rolling in cash, money is easier to spend on tie-in projects like Art Books and Free RPG PDFs.

D&D makes 25 million a year and they still can't afford to make a Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide or something functionally like that? Bah!
 



Zardnaar

Legend
D&D doesn't make $25 million per year. The entire RPG market is only $25 million per year (at least as of 2015).

The 25 million was when Lisa Stevens was there, so 3E era.

Apparently D&D has made around a billion over 40 years so that is almost an average year.

TSR when they went under had higher revenue than that (40 million) but was losing money, In 83 they hit something like 20-27 million adjusted for inflation its in the 40-50 million range. 5E might make more money (AKA profit) on less turnover though IDK.
 



Bitbrain

ORC (Open RPG) horde ally
*reads PDF*

So that's who Nicol Bolas is.

One of the guys in my group is a big Magic the Gathering fan, and every time the main DM pulls out the Tome of Beasts, said player freaks out that it will be the combat where the DM "finally sends Nicol Bolas to kill us."
 

Anyone else notice that the Criosphinx appears to work perfectly as a standard D&D criosphinx updated for 5e?

So even if you don't use anything else, there's a new monster update. Since James Wyatt was heavily involved in the 5e MM creation, it may even have been created for the MM and cut for space.

+1. There haven't been a lot of new monsters in the Planeshifts, but the ones they have provided have been pretty good. I also like the manticore (maybe thinking of it as a dire manticore or an Abyss touched one).

I would be cool if they decided to make the official 5e archons being redesigned along the lines of the archon of redemption from the first one (small guy riding flying hound, guy riding flying bear, guy riding flying bull [horn as approximation for trumpet], guy riding a big phoenix-like bird for tome), plus I like the notion that their abilities were a split between angels' and modrons' [assuming of course that they ever make archons for 5e.....].
 

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