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D&D 5E First World: Possibly One of the New D&D setting?


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overgeeked

B/X Known World
First World is loaded with unintended meaning. "In common usage, "first world" typically refers to "the highly developed industrialized nations often considered the westernized countries of the world".[2]"
Honestly surprised the thread wasn't called First World Problems. I'm sure someone will find something to complain about the First World and then we'll get a thread with that title.
 



darjr

I crit!
The first world exists in pieces scattered throughout the planes. You're cursed, the opposite of a planes walker, a prisoner of the shattered brittle dying remains of the beginning, the First World, never to see again the vast existence between the scattered panes.

The Dragons, in their hope, hate, love and fear shattered it and themselves forging the beginning of everything.

Just one way it could work. Maybe it's shattered remains are not broken panes but billowing mists.....
 


Reynard

Legend
I get that. They should have used another terms to avoid opening the door to other unintended discussions.
The idea that it is inevitable that this thread will become yet another messy, ineffectual discussion on the topics of D&D's colonialist roots and/or the uglier parts of its pulp fantasy inspiration should make everyone pause and realize this stuff is a rorschach test. One's need to turn discussion that way, regardless of "side", is a reflection on that person,not the subject or D&D writ large.

Sometimes, the First World is just the First World.
 

Steampunkette

Shaper of Worlds
This seems like a very first world problem to me :) If the name just refers to it being the first world in order of creation, I think any unintended discussions are on those of us engaging in them, not the people who named it that.
Marvel Superhero Nova. Real name? Richard Rider.
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Everyone calls him Dick. In the Comics. In the canon of the Marvel Universe everyone calls him Dick. Even the writers refer to him as Dick in narrative asides.

Dick Rider.

It's not Marvel's fault they named him that! It's our fault for finding it -hilarious- and making jokes about it!
 




Rabulias

Hero
Wait? Wasn't there an entry in the WotC setting contest that birthed Eberron that was a dawn world? Or even first world?
I recall hearing that Fantasy Flight Games' DawnForge came from a contest entry, but I can't see how that could be unless they bought/licensed it back from Wizards of the Coast.

As a related aside, I have also been eager to learn more about Rich Burlew's entry.

Edit: Heh, a little bit of searching the Wayback Machine and I find their website did claim it was a contest semifinalist: Dawnforge
 

Marvel Superhero Nova. Real name? Richard Rider.
maxresdefault.jpg

Everyone calls him Dick. In the Comics. In the canon of the Marvel Universe everyone calls him Dick. Even the writers refer to him as Dick in narrative asides.

Dick Rider.

It's not Marvel's fault they named him that! It's our fault for finding it -hilarious- and making jokes about it!

I think it is a bit different but fair observation
Marvel Superhero Nova. Real name? Richard Rider.
maxresdefault.jpg

Everyone calls him Dick. In the Comics. In the canon of the Marvel Universe everyone calls him Dick. Even the writers refer to him as Dick in narrative asides.

Dick Rider.

It's not Marvel's fault they named him that! It's our fault for finding it -hilarious- and making jokes about it!

Maybe they wanted a rich setting :)
 


MarkB

Legend
First World does seem like it could be too easily confused with certain real world geopolitical constructs, so maybe they should name it something else - like Extremely New World.

Admittedly that's a little cumbersome, but there's probably a clever way to shorten it.
 

Uni-the-Unicorn!

Adventurer
It’s certainly possible. But what’s the draw? What’s unique about it? From the descriptions it’s literally the kitchen sink all other kitchen sinks came from.
What do you want the draw to be, it is a blank slate at this point. What does your imagination conjure up for inspiration?
 



Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
There is btw, a fun homebrew project made (and available for free I believe) to play pre-historic D&D. There is a similar concept here to the First World, that it is a setting that exists before the planes have become distinct places (like how Panegea was one continent). A big theme is that the world is ruled over by empires run by the different giant types. Something similar could exist in the First World, as a war between giants and dragons is a common theme in D&D settings.

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