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5E Is there even a new D&D setting?

Though we’ve been speculating about what the new setting recently pre-announced for D&D might or might not be (Icewind Dale being one suggestion), there's some doubt about whether it exists at all!

The press release that was sent out said:

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline as well as accompanying new products

The web page for the event says:

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new storyline as well as accompanying new products

The word “setting” is missing from the web page, but exists in the press release. The text is the same otherwise.

I don’t know which order the two were written in, or if the latter changed, or if the former contains extra information.
Russ Morrissey



Small God of the Dozens
Hmm. So why might we love Curse of Strahd? Nostalgia? Fantasy Horror? The iconic status of the original? Overall narrative quality? Cover art? A nascent vampire fetish? That's a lotta reasons. Could mean anything. 🤷‍♂️

I mean, if the answer is a well written fantasy-horror adventure based on an iconic property, I'll be pretty pleased, but that seems a little much to ask for. Mind you, a strong narrative wrapped around ice zombies and the end of the world couldn't possibly go wrong, right?


Well, that was fun
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Kind of feel sad for the "Odyssey of the Dragonlords" folk, who created a Greek-inspired D&D5e setting only for the grandpa WoTC to create their own and very closely titled "Mythic Odyssey of Theros".
Just them? There's another five Greek-themed D&D settings so far in addition to those two. I feel sorry for the ones you didn't mention!


Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters


Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters