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

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)



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


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.


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


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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Wouldn't be against getting a Kaldheim setting book, if they have room for it in the production schedule. A Norse mythology themed Theros equivalent has a lot of potential.

I doubt I'd ever use it "as is", since I'm not a Magic fan and have no real interest in Magic settings in and of themselves, but I am absolutely willing to plunder them for mechanics and ideas. The Theros Piety subsystem is a fantastic toolset for religious characters, in my mind.


I think the Gargantua is the monster from the Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium that's also known as Kaiju.
That what I expected, but it is apparently not the case in this book:
A gargantua starts off looking like its parents, but it can grow to a height of 40 feet or more and ends up turning purplish and sprouting big horns. They don't feel welcome in giant communities, so they tend to go off to lonely places to be alone. They've got a Weird Aura (nightmares / psychic damage), although it doesn't mention anything about creating gigants. They've got some fun reactions: they can attempt to flick smaller creatures away or mimic a spell of 5th level or lower.


What the hell are those horns growing from? What there any thought put into this?
They look like they're growing out of the back of his neck. Perhaps he's like a triceratops or something. ;)

(I agree, though, that WotC artists struggle with this sort of thing -- i.e. they can't always figure out how to make sense of Tiamat's anatomy either.)


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.
i still have all my Planescape box sets materials and maps, so really don't need this, as the fluff i have and the mechanics i can do my self.

What the hell are those horns growing from? Was there any thought put into this?
Yeah that's ... not my favourite bit of recent D&D art, in execution or concept.

There's something weird going on with the forefinger of the fisted hand too. At least i think that's what the thing there is meant to be.

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