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D&D 5E Elements in a new official setting

Which Elements in a new official setting would you like to see?

  • Herioc Fantasy

    Votes: 8 10.7%
  • Sword and Sorcery

    Votes: 31 41.3%
  • Epic/Noble Fantasy

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • Mythic Fantasy

    Votes: 7 9.3%
  • Dark Fantasy

    Votes: 6 8.0%
  • Intrigue

    Votes: 7 9.3%
  • Mystery

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Swashbuckling

    Votes: 14 18.7%
  • War

    Votes: 8 10.7%
  • Wuxia

    Votes: 9 12.0%
  • Low Magic

    Votes: 22 29.3%
  • Base Magic

    Votes: 3 4.0%
  • High Magic

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Super High Magic

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • Industrial

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Modern

    Votes: 8 10.7%
  • Future/Space

    Votes: 15 20.0%
  • Stone Age

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • Classical

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • Martial Tilted

    Votes: 3 4.0%
  • Arcane Tilted

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Divine Tilited

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Tilted to another "power source"

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Bright Fantasy

    Votes: 4 5.3%
  • Grim Fantasy

    Votes: 5 6.7%
  • Urban Fantasy

    Votes: 7 9.3%
  • Cultural Fantasy

    Votes: 2 2.7%
  • Planar Fantasy

    Votes: 12 16.0%
  • Grounded Fantasy

    Votes: 2 2.7%

  • Total voters
    75
  • Poll closed .

Minigiant

Legend
Supporter
Everyone talks about returning setting for D&D.

But what kind of new setting would you want WOTC in a rand spanking new setting?
 

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Cadence

Legend
Supporter
If I were billionaire rich, after using most of it on useful things, I'd be happy to pay too much to have them make a great version of Tun Faire from Glen Cook's Garrett P.I. series. (Although I'd wish I could have a few edits in books 7-9, and maybe skip 10-on except for Pular Singe).

Relatively low magic by DnD standards (maybe like an e8 game) in an urban fantasy setting with tons of different races butting heads. And at least some psionics. To do classic crime noir right would you need decent rules for knocking people out when surprised?

If I couldn't get that, I'd vote Wuxia.
 
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Steampunkette

Shaper of Worlds
PSIONIIIIICS

Also Swashbuckling. And Swords and Sorcery.

But not, like, racist/misogynistic Swords and Sorcery. Just relatively low magic with a high focus on interpersonal violence, curses, taboos, cunning, thievery, and the existential questions that Conan and his predecessor Kull both faced.
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
I voted Swashbuckling mythic sword and sorcery, but thats probabky from the new HeMan announcement and reading Jose Farmers Khokarsa books.
Id have chosen Noble, War, Cultural too

we do need a good medieval setting

what is grounded fantasy?
 


Cubicle 7 did a very good job using the 5E rules for Adventures in Middle-Earth, so an official D&D setting that was similarly low magic, but still epic, would be cool.

And a lot of the stuff in this poll would probably apply more to a new game using 5E rules, rather than a new setting using the existing rules, so not sure what else to vote for.
 


Yaarel

Mind Mage
Swashbuckling tied for first place right now. Interesting that a lot of people agree with me that 5E doesn't really have a sufficiently swashbuckling setting (I mean, it could have been Eberron, but it chose to focus elsewhere). It really could use one, I think.
What are your essential features for a swashbuckling setting? How does it differ from PH options?
 

Swashbuckling tied for first place right now. Interesting that a lot of people agree with me that 5E doesn't really have a sufficiently swashbuckling setting (I mean, it could have been Eberron, but it chose to focus elsewhere). It really could use one, I think.

Until WotC does something for it, it is possible to update A Might Fortress from 2E to 5E:

 




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