D&D 5E How many settings will D&D by 2024?

So far we have Eberron, Ravnica, Sort of the Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Theros, soon Strixhaven/Arcavios, next year 2 Classic Settings, the year after another Classic setting and maybe if all goes well 2 new settings, and a setting revisit in 2024.

That's 11 Settings and revisit, which is funny because for years 5e got by on nothing, but a small slice of 1 setting.

Do you think there could be some MtG setting snuck in during 2022, 2023, and 2024? and where is all the cries of setting bloat, it's 2e all over again? LMFAO 🤣😂
 

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Bitbrain

Glory to Ka!
Do you think there could be some MtG setting snuck in during 2022, 2023, and 2024? and where is all the cries of setting bloat, it's 2e all over again? LMFAO 🤣😂

I’m expecting at least one Magic-to-D&D product every year. Whether it will be an adventure or a campaign setting... I’ve no idea.

As for 2e setting bloat, I’m a DC Comics fan. I love alternate universes and therefore see nothing wrong with having as many different campaign settings as I can get my hands on. I’m in the middle of building a “Crisis on Multiple Earths” campaign right now!
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Do you think there could be some MtG setting snuck in during 2022, 2023, and 2024? and where is all the cries of setting bloat, it's 2e all over again? LMFAO 🤣😂

I'm not sure how many folks actually complained about 2E's setting stuff during their releases... it was only after that folks were trying to diagnose why sales were weaker in 2E that the "setting bloat" theory came up.

I do think generally a problem with 2E was a lot of products generally that weren't making back their costs in labor/distribution. Not settings generally, just "product bloat."

5E obviously has a much more limited release schedule, even if settings are now making up a bigger proportion of releases.

Anyway, I could be wrong but I'm actually not expecting a MTG setting next year. If we are getting 2 classic settings returning and possibly an entirely new one (and a cameo) that is a lot of settings all in one year. I'd be surprised if they added another MTG setting as well, though it's of course possible.
 

aco175

Legend
I recall TSR/Wizards talking about setting bloat and only DMs buy them and how they do not make money. Instead of having a ton of sales for one book, you now have some sales for many books and that workload wasn't worth it. I guess times change and they may have a lot of the old stuff being used so workload is reduced. Maybe the slow pace of putting them out means the same number of people will but all of them.
 

I recall TSR/Wizards talking about setting bloat and only DMs buy them and how they do not make money. Instead of having a ton of sales for one book, you now have some sales for many books and that workload wasn't worth it. I guess times change and they may have a lot of the old stuff being used so workload is reduced. Maybe the slow pace of putting them out means the same number of people will but all of them.

Do you have a link to that?
 


The setting bloat for TSR came with the fact that each setting was supported with supplements, adventures, entire boxed sets. For example, Planescape had, what, 5 boxed sets with full color books and maps. 5e settings are released and then that's basically it...there's not going to be further supplements, adventures with a metaplot, etc.

One thing about the 90s though is that people started playing other games. I came into dnd in the early 90s, but was immediately aware of all these other interesting games. Hopefully we'll see something similar in the next few years, where all of the people who have come into the hobby finally get sick of dnd and start looking around to other games to play.
 



Scribe

Hero
But seriously, I think those mtg settings are probably the most creative bits of 5e
Could be, but I dislike, at a cellular level, crossover type content.

The books could be anything else, and the content would be fine.

I'm petty like that unfortunately.

And again, I say this as someone deeply invested in MTG, financially.
 



doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
So far we have Eberron, Ravnica, Sort of the Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Theros, soon Strixhaven/Arcavios, next year 2 Classic Settings, the year after another Classic setting and maybe if all goes well 2 new settings, and a setting revisit in 2024.

That's 11 Settings and revisit, which is funny because for years 5e got by on nothing, but a small slice of 1 setting.

Do you think there could be some MtG setting snuck in during 2022, 2023, and 2024? and where is all the cries of setting bloat, it's 2e all over again? LMFAO 🤣😂
I do think they're putting out too much content now, but I'm not really mad about it. I think the reason we don't have cries of setting bloat is that every setting book contributes to and is fully compatible with the core, PHB based, homebrew, game. There is no split of the fanbase from it, because you can easily use the stuff from Theros in your Eberron game, or your homebrew game, doesn't matter.
 

I do think they're putting out too much content now, but I'm not really mad about it. I think the reason we don't have cries of setting bloat is that every setting book contributes to and is fully compatible with the core, PHB based, homebrew, game. There is no split of the fanbase from it, because you can easily use the stuff from Theros in your Eberron game, or your homebrew game, doesn't matter.
I wonder if they will start making the adventures more setting agnostic, to the extent possible, because they can't rely on groups playing in the forgotten realms. Otherwise they'd just have these one-off setting books and a bunch of FR-specific content.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I wonder if they will start making the adventures more setting agnostic, to the extent possible, because they can't rely on groups playing in the forgotten realms. Otherwise they'd just have these one-off setting books and a bunch of FR-specific content.
Yeah I definitely see the wisdom in what you're saying, but man...I wish DnD would get less generic rather than more.
 

Mercurius

Legend
So far we have Eberron, Ravnica, Sort of the Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Theros, soon Strixhaven/Arcavios, next year 2 Classic Settings, the year after another Classic setting and maybe if all goes well 2 new settings, and a setting revisit in 2024.

That's 11 Settings and revisit, which is funny because for years 5e got by on nothing, but a small slice of 1 setting.

Do you think there could be some MtG setting snuck in during 2022, 2023, and 2024? and where is all the cries of setting bloat, it's 2e all over again? LMFAO 🤣😂

The only thing new to me in the above is the "setting revisit in 2024." Where was that mentioned? Anyhow, if true, I'd add one more MtG setting in, probably in 2023. So my guess would be:

2015 (0.5): FR (sorta)
2018 (1): Ravnica
2019 (1): Eberron
2020 (2): Wildemount, Theros
2021 (2): Ravenloft, Strixhaven
2022 (3): Two classic settings, one new setting
2023 (3): One classic setting, one new setting, one Magic setting
2024: Setting revisit, ?

Considering that there was one a year in 2018-19, two a year in 2020-21, it makes sense that we'll see three a year in 2022-23, especially if they up the major products to six per year (which may or may not be the case; if only five, probably not).

No idea about what Magic setting they'll cover next. We've gone over the classic settings, but I think it is is Planescape (2022) and Dark Sun (2023), and probably Dragonlance (2022), considering that they have allegedly emphasized "revisit" for 2024, and if they were going to do the Realms in the next two years, they could have called it a classic setting revisit.

So the last question is, which classic setting will be revisited? I think the main candidates are either the Realms (that campaign book finally) or a Ravenloft expansion. Eberron being the only other choice.
 

The only thing new to me in the above is the "setting revisit in 2024." Where was that mentioned? Anyhow, if true, I'd add one more MtG setting in, probably in 2023. So my guess would be:

2015 (0.5): FR (sorta)
2018 (1): Ravnica
2019 (1): Eberron
2020 (2): Wildemount, Theros
2021 (2): Ravenloft, Strixhaven
2022 (3): Two classic settings, one new setting
2023 (3): One classic setting, one new setting, one Magic setting
2024: Setting revisit, ?

Considering that there was one a year in 2018-19, two a year in 2020-21, it makes sense that we'll see three a year in 2022-23, especially if they up the major products to six per year (which may or may not be the case; if only five, probably not).

No idea about what Magic setting they'll cover next. We've gone over the classic settings, but I think it is is Planescape (2022) and Dark Sun (2023), and probably Dragonlance (2022), considering that they have allegedly emphasized "revisit" for 2024, and if they were going to do the Realms in the next two years, they could have called it a classic setting revisit.

So the last question is, which classic setting will be revisited? I think the main candidates are either the Realms (that campaign book finally) or a Ravenloft expansion. Eberron being the only other choice.

The revisit was first mentioned last year along side the new settings NONE MtG settings and then was said on Twitter that it was for 2024 (the same year as 5.5e core books, very doubtful that is an accident, Forgotten Realms gets some kind of setting book every major/minor edition change since it came out). Forgotten Realms = Revisited Setting.

1. By then there will be metric ton of usable MtG art for the Forgotten Realms.

2. The Way of the Drow Drizzt trilogy will be over so no fear that it will spoil the trilogy before its over, the new Campaign book can cover the events that transpire.

3. BG3 will be full released

4. The 5.5e Core Books will be released and tradition is to release a new FR campaign book with each major/minor edition.

5. No book in 5e gets more complaints then the SCAG,no one complains about the other setting books (except those who don't like Eberron's cosmology being merged in to the Great Wheel and that ship sales with Witchlight). So that leaves FR needing a revisit.

6. FR fans have been badging WotC for years now for info on the rest of the Forgotten Realms, heck even just rest of Faerun!

7. There are host of events have occurred that need updating in an FR campaign book and major changes to monster races they want to make eventually.
 
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Mercurius

Legend
The revisit was first mentioned last year along side the new settings NONE MtG settings and then was said on Twitter that it was for 2024 (the same year as 5.5e core books, very doubtful that is an accident, Forgotten Realms gets some kind of setting book every major/minor edition change since it came out). Forgotten Realms = Revisited Setting.

1. By then there will be metric ton of usable MtG art for the Forgotten Realms.

2. The Way of the Drow Drizzt trilogy will be over so no fear that it will spoil the trilogy before its over, the new Campaign book can cover the events that transpire.

3. BG3 will be full released

4. The 5.5e Core Books will be released and tradition is to release a new FR campaign book with each major/minor edition.

5. No book in 5e gets more complaints then the SCAG,no one complains about the other setting books (except those who don't like Eberron's cosmology being merged in to the Great Wheel and that ship sales with Witchlight). So that leaves FR needing a revisit.

6. FR fans have been badging WotC for years now for info on the rest of the Forgotten Realms, heck even just rest of Faerun!

7. There are host of events have occurred that need updating in an FR campaign book and major changes to monster races they want to make eventually.
Well it makes sense. I mean, I know the Greyhawk folks are hoping for a big box set for the 50th anniversary, but I just don't think that is as sellable as a FR box, which would sell like hotcakes, imo. Maybe they should contract out to Beadles & Grimm a mega-box for Greyhawk.
 

Well it makes sense. I mean, I know the Greyhawk folks are hoping for a big box set for the 50th anniversary, but I just don't think that is as sellable as a FR box, which would sell like hotcakes, imo. Maybe they should contract out to Beadles & Grimm a mega-box for Greyhawk.

Given the increased rate of releases, it's not an either or situation, especially in 2024 the 50th Anniversary when they want things to be a big and possible. So it could be both, it might not be both, it might just be FR, BUT I think it's at least possible it could be both. I do think it's going to be more then the 5.5e and FR anyways even if they don't do Greyhawk as well, although beyond the yearly summer adventure & maybe another adventure anthology (of which I will never buy another one after Candlekeep Mysteries).
 

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