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5E Is the new setting Icewind Dale?

Russ Morrissey

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Parmandur

Legend
I don't remember. Did they reveal it at the event, or hint to it?
They gave no details, but they unveiled an Eberron picture in a context that made it clear the fourth book would be Eberron. Details came latter.

Do recall that Wildemount is not an in-house project, so three in-house products this year even with the logistical difficulties is not improbable.
 

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They gave no details, but they unveiled an Eberron picture in a context that made it clear the fourth book would be Eberron. Details came latter.

Do recall that Wildemount is not an in-house project, so three in-house products this year even with the logistical difficulties is not improbable.
Whatever they did last year, I think the degree of uncertainty this year means hinting at something that might get delayed due to external factors is unlikely.
 



Sure, I'm reasonably confident the plan is to get the book with subclasses, alternative class features etc out before Christmas, but they are likely to be more cagey about it this year, because no one likes to have to say a product is delayed.
I'm sure that is what they were planning. With the pandemic, that could be delayed, or only released digitally until this Covid-19 business goes away.
 



Scrivener of Doom

Adventurer
From @MerricB 's website: (Link)

  • Two upcoming storylines are codenamed “Cloak” and “Dagger”
  • Codenames are unfortunately necessary, mainly because all titles need to go through trademark search. It’s a lot harder to find non-trademarked names these days, so until Wizards won’t use a name that they know will be on the final product. It helps them not become attached to a name they can’t use.
  • A recent playtest for “Cloak” featured the PCs going up into the icy mountains to find a temple under a mountain that is now the repository of evil. A sect of good-aligned wizards and temples were keeping the evil trapped, but that was 400-500 years ago. What now? It’s a fragment of a story that will come in the future.
  • In “Dagger” you are going around plundering the ancestral tombs of barbarians – but that doesn’t tell you much about what the overall story is like.
Would that third one make sense?
 




Joseph Nardo

Explorer
the reason I brought up the crystal shard was that I was speculating on what the next campaign would be about if in fact it's in Iceland dale.
 

It could be a barbarian or orc fighting low level adventure, or an aberration (Mind Flayer) destruction campaign, or possibly somehow tied to planescape, like the Feywild.
 

Joseph Nardo

Explorer
I have to admit that a part of me wishes that a massive ice wall built with magic is being attacked by a huge undead army led by a powerful undead sorcerer!
 



the reason I brought up the crystal shard was that I was speculating on what the next campaign would be about if in fact it's in Iceland dale.
There is no particular reason why an adventure in Icewind Dale would feature the crystal shard, nor why an adventure featuring the crystal shard should take place in Icewind Dale.

I.e. there is no connection between the location and the artefact beyond it being somewhere it happened to be for a while.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
There is no particular reason why an adventure in Icewind Dale would feature the crystal shard, nor why an adventure featuring the crystal shard should take place in Icewind Dale.

I.e. there is no connection between the location and the artefact beyond it being somewhere it happened to be for a while.
No particular reason why, except that it is the most iconic item related to this region?

I agree that it may not dominate the adventure, but if it doesn't have some mention I would be surprised. That would be like the Baldur's Gate book not having any Bhaal in it.
 

Parmandur

Legend
No particular reason why, except that it is the most iconic item related to this region?

I agree that it may not dominate the adventure, but if it doesn't have some mention I would be surprised. That would be like the Baldur's Gate book not having any Bhaal in it.
I expect, much like Descent into Avernus and Murder in Baldur's Gate, this would play off of the events of Legacy of the Crystal Shard to some extent.
 

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