Is Chris Perkins Working On A New D&D Setting?

Chris Perkins posted some tantalizing tidbits on Twitter last night… any thoughts on what it all means? He states that Forgotten Realms is not the default D&D setting, that he's working on something slated for 2016, and that there's non-Realms stuff in the works. It sounds like something related to an older setting. Could be good news for those hoping to see Eberron or some other setting brought back for 5th Edition!


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I think smart money is on Greyhawk or Spelljammer.

Greyhawk would be a clear win for old-school fans and it is not a setting that has been touched at all in the past decade or so, and not for several decades in any sort of systematic way, as if presenting info for new folks. There's a lot of fans of Greyhawk on the design team, and since it was the first D&D world, being the first 5e world is a lovely sort of symmetry! A glossy hardcover centered on the Free City and centering on what makes Greyhawk unique would be delightful.

Spelljammer is something that's been bandied about a bit as a possible comfortable home for psionics. Githyanki, githzerai, mind flayers, swashbuckling, pseudo-sci-fi....it'd be "different," and if there's any setting yearning for a fresh take, it's SJ. They could do a lot with it. A setting book centered around the Rock of Bral with some new races and some swashbuckling-ready character creation elements would be great.
 

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I think smart money is on Greyhawk or Spelljammer.

Greyhawk would be a clear win for old-school fans and it is not a setting that has been touched at all in the past decade or so, and not for several decades in any sort of systematic way, as if presenting info for new folks. There's a lot of fans of Greyhawk on the design team, and since it was the first D&D world, being the first 5e world is a lovely sort of symmetry! A glossy hardcover centered on the Free City and centering on what makes Greyhawk unique would be delightful.

Spelljammer is something that's been bandied about a bit as a possible comfortable home for psionics. Githyanki, githzerai, mind flayers, swashbuckling, pseudo-sci-fi....it'd be "different," and if there's any setting yearning for a fresh take, it's SJ. They could do a lot with it. A setting book centered around the Rock of Bral with some new races and some swashbuckling-ready character creation elements would be great.

If I could only have one it would be Spelljammer, for the simple reason that it needs rules updates. You can pick up the 3e D&D Gazeteer and get a minimalist "crunchless" Greyhawk, and there really aren't any special rules that need updating. Spelljammer, on the other hand, needs rules for arcane space, 3D ship to ship combat, special races, etc. The 2e Spelljammer rules are just not usable at all with later editions.
 

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