D&D 5E Planescape, Bigby, Phandelver and the Deck of Many Things: Covers & Details Revealed!

See the covers of all the upcoming releases!

The covers of the upcoming D&D books — including Planescape, Glory of the Giants, and the Deck of Many Things have been revealed.

  • August 15th -- Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants ($59.95)
  • August 15th -- The Practically Complete Guide to Dragons ($39.95)
  • September 19th -- Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk ($59.95)
  • October 16th -- Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse ($TBA)
  • November 14th -- Book of Many Things ($TBA)

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Coming August 15th with two variants. Lore about giants, 76 stat blocks, feats, and a giant subclass.


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3 hardcovers in a boxed set-- 96 page guide to Sigil, 64-page bestiary, and 96-page adventure, along with a poster map and DM screen. Coming October 16th.


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224-page adventure for levels 1-12, poster map, 16 new monsters. Coming September 19th.


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66 illustrated cards, 192-page book with lore, character options, magic items, and monsters, 80-page card reference guide, all in a slipcase. Coming November 14th.​


 

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I congratulate the artists for the pictures showed in those covers. There is "glamour", somethint turning on your imagination.

The giants need a good story, something style "Game of Thrones" but with more superpowers.
 

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Whizbang Dustyboots

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I had been trying to keep all my books matching, but I've been given the alt covers for Fizban's, Candlekeep, and the Golden Vault already, and I just love, love, love that art DiTerlizzi shared online (see my post above). If that's what features on the alt cover set (or similar) then I will not be able to resist.
The dimensions of that art suggest it's a screen to me. I would assume the alternate slipcase will have a similar vibe, though.
 





Quickleaf

Legend
With Vecna coming next year along with 5.5e, that description of the Fortune's Wheel adventure involving a "a plot to undermine the rules of reality" has eeries undertones of Die Vecna Die! released as meta-plot transition from AD&D to 3e.

And everybody knows how much Planescape fans loved Die Vecna Die! which wasn't contentious at all. 😏
 

Original Setting
64 pages on the planes
96 pages on the Sigil and the Outlands
30ish pages for players.

Total: 180ish pages of setting and covered all of the planes

New Boxed Set
96 pages on Sigil and the Outlans

Total: Around half the setting material of the original boxed set, not more.

I would have liked to see a 200-250ish page setting book that gave us the entire setting. Planescape is one of my favorite settings. The Sword Coast Adventure Guide has shown us that once WotC has released a sliver of a setting, they don't finish it up.

Edit: I missed that you were talking about the adventure adding more. It will probably add a bit, but still fall way short of the original amount of setting material.

Agree 110%, its a mix of too short page count with the adventure eating a huge amount of space.

Note WotC stop putting adventures into setting products, its coming at major expense of the setting. Even 4e knew not to do this.
 

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