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New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'

Perkins was talking about the 9 Hells...
 

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gyor

Adventurer
Stewart pushing 4 announcements (one of which is a surprise being saved for Sunday) indicates they are more than just accessories. He’s never pushed an accessory with an announcement. They have always been revealed in ads or online articles.

And you don’t push 4 product announcements for your big streaming event if you only have 2 actual announcements people care about. No one is gonna be wowed by dice sets.

Beyond that, we have evidence to assume the box set is much more than just a dice accessory to the main product. Otherwise why cut off his cohost on the last Spoilers and Swag? Everyone already assumes you’re making a dice set for your adventures. So saying “this dice set is awesome, it has so much more in it than the last one” isn’t a huge give away.

And notice the language that was used on the stream. He didn’t refer to the product as a dice set. He referred to it as a box set. And he specifically said it’s better than the last box set they did. They have only ever done one (EDIT: Two with the Stranger Things Starter) other box set for 5e. So there’s no reason for him to have said that unless the new product is a revised or improved version of the starter set.

The speculation will be over soon. Everything will be revealed. But I’m positive the new box set isn’t what’s listed on Amazon.
It could be a Setting Box Set, say for Eberron, instead of just a Starter Set.
 

GarrettKP

Villager
It could be a Setting Box Set, say for Eberron, instead of just a Starter Set.
Theoretically yes. I'd still put my money on it being a new starter set, but specifically for whatever setting they announce. All signs point to Eberron.
 

Parmandur

Legend
So looks like we were spot on with the Adventure book. "Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus"

https://www.renaud-bray.com/Livres_Produit.aspx?id=2843417&def=Dungeons+&+Dragons+Baldur's+Gate:+Descent+Into+Avernus+Hardcover+Book+(D&D+Adventure),COLLECTIF,9780786966769

One correct. 3 more to go. Shout out to Parmandur for being on the Baldurs Gate connection before anyone!
Boom!

They just kept talking about Baldur's Gate, and getting way too detailed.

Interestign that the name pattern matches "Waterdeep: Dragon Heist."
[MENTION=1]Morrus[/MENTION] might warrant a new story for your front page.
 
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GarrettKP

Villager
The naming convention makes me think the mystery 4th product is another adventure. Like Mad Mage. Maybe detailing the rest of the layers of hell?
 

Parmandur

Legend
The naming convention makes me think the mystery 4th product is another adventure. Like Mad Mage. Maybe detailing the rest of the layers of hell?
I honestly wouldn't it past Perkins to turn the Nine Hells into a Cosmic Megadungeon (which it kinda already is).
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus doesn't have the same ring to it as Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but maybe they're hoping that "Baldur's Gate" will draw more people in, particularly those who are familiar with the video games.

It also seems odd to give equal prominence to a mundane human city and the Nine Hells. I mean, one of these things is a LOT more exciting than the other...
 

Parmandur

Legend
Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus doesn't have the same ring to it as Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, but maybe they're hoping that "Baldur's Gate" will draw more people in, particularly those who are familiar with the video games.

It also seems odd to give equal prominence to a mundane human city and the Nine Hells. I mean, one of these things is a LOT more exciting than the other...
Well, you have to start somewhere: also, based on my intuition after listening to Perkin's LYSK attached to yesterday's Dragon Talk, the whole dang city might be under threat of descending into Avernus. Which is Metal AF.
 

Parmandur

Legend
https://www.renaud-bray.com/Livres_Produit.aspx?id=2843418&def=Dungeons+&+Dragons+Essentials+Kit+(D&D+Boxed+Set),COLLECTIF,9780786966837

Seems like we were both wrong on the Box Set. The site lists the dice and miscellany separate from this: The Essentials Kit.

So maybe a new revised version of the starter set, but not Eberron specific it seems.
Well, the name to me suggests maybe more of a neo-Expert Set: not an intro product, but a second product for folks who bought the Starter Set and want more. Something for folks with no FLGS, who buy their Magic & DnD stuff at Target or whatnot.
[MENTION=1]Morrus[/MENTION] more grist for the mill.
 

GarrettKP

Villager
I'm taking half credit for my guess if the Essentials Kit is a new Starter Set. Got the setting wrong but whatever.

Which means I need to hit on one more guess to be over 50%. Really pulling hard for the Eberron hardcover now.
 
I hope your guess is correct. I love Eberron (the setting I always DM in), and my fingers are crossed for an Eberron hardcover. Will all four products be revealed today?
I'm taking half credit for my guess if the Essentials Kit is a new Starter Set. Got the setting wrong but whatever.

Which means I need to hit on one more guess to be over 50%. Really pulling hard for the Eberron hardcover now.
 

GarrettKP

Villager
I hope your guess is correct. I love Eberron (the setting I always DM in), and my fingers are crossed for an Eberron hardcover. Will all four products be revealed today?
No. At least one reveal is being saved for Sunday night. Not sure when each will be announced outside of the Adventure, which will be announced tonight at the opening ceremonies.
 

gyor

Adventurer
I hope your guess is correct. I love Eberron (the setting I always DM in), and my fingers are crossed for an Eberron hardcover. Will all four products be revealed today?
Who says the Essentials Box Set is a beginner box? It could be anything. Starter Sets are labeled as such. What does WotC concider Essential? The PHB at least?

The title is just too vague.

As for Baldur's Gate: Avernus I think it's going to be a hard pass on that one too. I have an excellent Swordcoast Adventure already, the two part Waterdeep, a more interesting city then Baldur's Gate, which is one of the least interesting cities on the Swordcoast, which is one of the least interesting regions in FR, a great, but wasted setting.

I have no idea why I would want this adventure.

I pledged for the Arcana of the Ancients, Odyssey of the Dragonlords, and a Korea inspired D&D 5e Setting all of which appear to being showing more vision and imagination then WotC,while using the 5e system. Oh and I bought the 5e Scarred Lands and next month will likely buy Midguard 5e. So until WotC starts showing some vision and starts making better products and meaningfully moves AWAY from the Swordcoast to other parts of FR, I will focus on 3rd party settings. None of the books so far this year have interested me in the slightest. Not even a player options book, and no Aquistions Inc book does not count, I'm not a fan of Aquistions Inc.

Maybe I will have better luck next year.
 

MonsterEnvy

Adventurer
Who says the Essentials Box Set is a beginner box? It could be anything. Starter Sets are labeled as such. What does WotC concider Essential? The PHB at least?

The title is just too vague.

As for Baldur's Gate: Avernus I think it's going to be a hard pass on that one too. I have an excellent Swordcoast Adventure already, the two part Waterdeep, a more interesting city then Baldur's Gate, which is one of the least interesting cities on the Swordcoast, which is one of the least interesting regions in FR, a great, but wasted setting.

I have no idea why I would want this adventure.

I pledged for the Arcana of the Ancients, Odyssey of the Dragonlords, and a Korea inspired D&D 5e Setting all of which appear to being showing more vision and imagination then WotC,while using the 5e system. Oh and I bought the 5e Scarred Lands and next month will likely buy Midguard 5e. So until WotC starts showing some vision and starts making better products and meaningfully moves AWAY from the Swordcoast to other parts of FR, I will focus on 3rd party settings. None of the books so far this year have interested me in the slightest. Not even a player options book, and no Aquistions Inc book does not count, I'm not a fan of Aquistions Inc.

Maybe I will have better luck next year.
I think it's too early to to say pass.
 

vecna00

Explorer
Even if it didn't leak, that Baldur's Gate logo in the upper-right corner of the screen is a dead giveaway!
 

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