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D&D 5E Planescape to languish in purgatory?

Einlanzer0

Explorer
What an odd thing to say. We’re all just expressing our preferences here. Sort of like a conversation.

No, in fact, the discussion is an attempt at being academic about the topic - not just simply stating one's preferences. That's how conversation is supposed to work.
 

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twofalls

DM Beadle
Consider me daunted. I've really only purchased a small handful of things from DMs Guild. I know that I'm missing out on a lot. Heck, in theory I think it's an awesome concept. There's just so much out there, when I start to look at it I'm reminded of the worst glut days of 3e.
I played back in the early days when the only thing available was a box set of basic rules containing an unfinished dungeon. I'm very excited about the fact that the hobby has exploded and there are thousands upon thousands of books, modules, and pamphlets addressing everything under the sun we can imagine. I do get what you are saying, when you are new it looks overwhelming, but that is a greater place to be than in a paucity of options. That being said, back then I didn't think of myself as a D&D pauper, if I didn't have something I created it. There was an excitement then that sometimes I miss, but I wouldn't trade those days for these golden days of gaming for anything.
 


Einlanzer0

Explorer
Blimey. You’re an odd fellow. Carry on! :)

No, what's actually odd is to dismiss everything in my post, restate a simple preference with no deeper analysis, then act like I'm the one who's socially awkward.

Back on topic - there are practical benefits to updating older campaign settings from time to time for large numbers of players, whether or not you care. One major one is that you are given opportunities to explore those settings through updated adventure modules without having to do a ton of work yourself. Another is that it makes those campaign settings feel like living worlds with narratives that are experienced in a shared way by many people across time and space, which is something many players invest in and enjoy.
 
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twofalls

DM Beadle
No, in fact, the discussion is an attempt at being academic about the topic - not just simply stating one's preferences. That's how conversation is supposed to work.
So I actually am an academic, imagine my surprise to learn that this is an academic conversation. My colleagues would be very interested in discovering this new definition, let alone that all conversation is supposed to follow this example.
 

twofalls

DM Beadle
With Modrons in the Monster Manual, A lot of planar information in the DMG, The Bloodwar detailed in Mordenkainen’s Tome and products like Descent into Avernus expanding the fiendish, I wouldn’t hold my breath on a Planescape setting, not even a Manual of the Planes.
Would it be possible to see it in exactly the opposite way? That these small offerings are in fact recognition within WotC that there is still ample interest in Planescape, and that the setting might be getting internal attention over that fact? I'm not trying to naysay you here, you could very well be right, but could it be possible?
 

Einlanzer0

Explorer
So I actually am an academic, imagine my surprise to learn that this is an academic conversation. My colleagues would be very interested in discovering this new definition, let alone that all conversation is supposed to follow this example.

Don't be pedantic - it doesn't speak well for you.
 



twofalls

DM Beadle
In the past Dragonlance heroes were the most famous and popular characters from D&D franchise. Only a fool would say not to the revival. I would bet Hasbro wants a future videogame based in Dragonlance, although with the option of playing non-canon characters.
You aren't wrong, but my follow up question is are they still? We already talked about the new demographics of the WotC customer base, does this younger crowd remember Tannis, Goldmoon, or Raistlin? Is there enough recognition there to push them into pushing that IP into new products? I don't have the answer to my questions, but it's what popped into my head reading your post.
 

It's possible, in the same sense DC characters are now famous among the new generations thanks the last action-live teleseries, movies and videogames (Green Arrow, Supergirl, Stargirl, Suicide Squad). At least Dragonlance novels could be readen in some public libraries.

My opinion is a teleserie based on Dragonlance (a too long story to be only a movie) will arrive in the next cinematic phase after the future action-live D&D movie. Hasbro wants to discover the secret, the keys, to produce a decent D&D blockbuster, and then when they feel enough ready to dare the risk with more valuable lines.

Other theory is Hasbro would rather to wait the end of the deal with Paramount and then talking with Disney for a coproduction. Disney doesn't need D&D but this may be a good hook to sell its own fantasy lines.
 
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ccs

41st lv DM
If there is a Planescape Torment enchaded edition there are possibilities of a sequel, at least because it's a powerful brand, it's very origintal when today there are too many generic fantasy videogames.

And it's maybe the easiest option for a crossover between D&D and Magic: the Gathering.

And it is a setting what allows characters with a look of lots of different urban tribes, not only heavy metal. And celestial planes are good options for a kid-friendly tone.

What?? No. The easiest crossover is is to do exactly what they did. Something they should've done around 20 years ago. Take a popular MTG setting and apply D&D rules to it.

And MTG already has Planeswalkers built right into it. So to cross over to other worlds - be they MTG settings, D&D worlds, etc - you don't have to say a word about Planescape.
 




Redwizard007

Explorer
Insulting other members
Yeah they’re talking the crappy system some rabid fanboys think is better than the actual setting that’s popular and well known enough to have been the official 5e setting
You take your mac and cheese to the kids table. The adults like some variety.
 

Drazen

Arch-Villain
Hey, any one knows of Dragonlance settings upon the world of Krynn?
Has it been forgotten by the developers?

...... Have we forgotten it? :cry:
 

twofalls

DM Beadle
MikalC said:
Yeah they’re talking the crappy system some rabid fanboys think is better than the actual setting that’s popular and well known enough to have been the official 5e setting
You take your mac and cheese to the kids table. The adults like some variety.


Redwizard I didn't really know how to respond to this myself. For the most part the conversation has been congenial, until this crass statement. You did a better job than I could have.
 


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