5E Poll: What D&D setting do you want to have an official 5E book?

What would you want in an official D&D setting book?

  • Greyhawk

    Votes: 22 18.8%
  • Mystara

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Pelinore

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Dragonlance

    Votes: 5 4.3%
  • Kara-Tur

    Votes: 3 2.6%
  • Spelljammer

    Votes: 6 5.1%
  • Dark Sun

    Votes: 23 19.7%
  • Al-Qadim

    Votes: 9 7.7%
  • Birthright

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • Council of Wyrms

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Planescape

    Votes: 22 18.8%
  • Jakandor

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Rokugan

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Dragon Fist

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maharsapa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ghostwalk

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nentir Vale

    Votes: 8 6.8%
  • A Magic the Gathering Setting

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Other 3rd-Party Settings (please comment with your choice)

    Votes: 5 4.3%

  • Total voters
    117
Just one vote???
I've notied the poll creation system is a bit limited. A "rank in order of preference" would probably be more useful, but it can't do that. Top "1" Top "3" Top "5" polls would yield almost completely different results. Single Transferable Vote would be cool to do. You take the results from this poll and eliminate the last place (and any with no votes), then do it again. Keep doing that until you have a winner.
 

Stormonu

Hero
All of them, except Rokugan (I prefer the L5R system to it being done in D&D).

If I had to choose one, I would have to go with Dragonlance. From there, Spelljammer, Dark Sun and Birthright would be my next choices.

I would have put Greyhawk, but Ghosts of Saltmarsh has me fulfilled for the moment. Same goes for Ravenloft - Curse of Strahd has all I need for now.
 

Coroc

Adventurer
Dark Sun is going to get the most votes because it needs the most crunch—not just races and (sub)classes, but full psionics rules and essentially its own Monster Manual since 90%+ D&D monsters aren’t found there (although there can be some reskinning suggestions like the MtG setting UAs).

You simply can’t do Dark Sun without a ton of personal design work put into it. None of the other settings need quite as much work done, though there are some that still need plenty.

Dark Sun is also, lore wise, a fairly easy one to do because they already figured out that people prefer the classic original setting date (as indicated by the positive reaction to the 4e presentation), so they can stick with that and make most fans happy. The other settings often have tough choices to be made about what date to set it at to make the most people happy. (The right answer is to pick the most iconic one and then have sidebars and a good sized appendix covering how to have a campaign in other time periods. That’s what the failed to do with FR, making most of their setting material useless to me, because I don’t play with the ridiculous “we advanced the timeline way ahead and totally changed the Realms for 4e and people weren’t generally happy about that, so we did it again for 5e, but this time we made it mostly look like the pre-4e Realms people loved (with all your favorite characters from before inexplicable back from the dead) except with odd 4e stuff incongruously still present, so nobody who actually cared about the old lore or a continuing campaign would be happy, so you can’t say we’re playing favorites, but new players who don’t know about the old lore can hopefully be just as delighted by it, since it was popular in the day, and they don’t realize the ridiculously contrived way we’re now presenting it!”)

Greyhawk will get votes just because of popularity, but frankly (and I say this as a fan) it doesn’t need an update since its crunch is almost entirely covered by core D&D stuff presented in 5e already.
Agreed, still voted PS since I am very far with my rule conversion already and so not in need anymore of what they could do better or worse.
 

Bitbrain

Adventurer
Dark Sun. Hopefully WOTC titles it either The Wanderer’s Guide to Athas, or Athas: World of the Dark Sun.

Give me official stats for Athasian Halflings, Elves, Thri-Kreen, and half-dwarf Muls!

If they aren’t gonna do that, then just give me Dragonlance, please.
 
Voted Planescape because OP inexplicably skipped Taladas and made the "other" option third-party only. It doesn't fit under Dragonlance any more Al Qadim fits under Forgotten Realms. Anyway Taladas would be top of my list. Planescape, done properly, would be next, and Dark Sun after that, but we need Psionics first.
 

Laurefindel

Explorer
Nope. Sword Coast has a book, and there are options for Al-Qadim and Kara-Tur for people to choose.

If I allowed a general "the rest of FR" option I'd have to add one for Eberron (beyond Khorvaire) and Ravenloft (beyond Barovia), which I'm not planning on doing.
It’s more like proposing Xen’drik and Argonnessen because there is already a book on Breland, but none of the five nations...

There is tons of design room for other regions of Faerun, both in terms of fluff and character options, but I understand the fatigue.

That’s why my vote is for “none”. I’ve got what I want from 5e, but some of the older AD&D stuff that was never updated to 3.x or 4e is harder to find when you want a hardcover or physical copy.

If anything, give me edition-neutral campaign setting books, and have a small chapter tell me how to adapt them to 5e in adventure books.
 
I voted for Dragonlance, but really that's tied with Greyhawk. The only reason Dragonlance won out for the actual vote is that I could easily run Greyhawk in 5e using the original Folio. I feel like Dragonlance requires more mechanics, and would benefit more from official stats.

Not that that doesn't stop me from imagining a Greyhawk setting book that also has things like the thief-acrobat subclass tucked into it, along with a bunch of other old-school things that haven't made it to 5e yet.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
What is "Maharsapa", isn't "Iron Fist" by other now? Could WotC get the rights for a d20 Rokugan? If it is possible.... only humans could be members of the samurai clans?

Really I want the metaplot of Greyhawk, Dark Sun and Ravenloft continuing. But I am afraid this has to await because these are linked with the future media projects.

I would like a new Oriental Adventures, but with classes as samurai, ninja or sohei, and with interesting racial traits for the shen. I like shens' background but not their racial traits very much.

* I would dare to bet we will see a Spelljammer setting in this edition because is a line with magical vehicles, and Hasbro is wishing to sell D&D toys.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
What is "Maharsapa", isn't "Iron Fist" by other now? Could WotC get the rights for a d20 Rokugan? If it is possible.... only humans could be members of the samurai clans?

Really I want the metaplot of Greyhawk, Dark Sun and Ravenloft continuing. But I am afraid this has to await because these are linked with the future media projects.

I would like a new Oriental Adventures, but with classes as samurai, ninja or sohei, and with interesting racial traits for the shen. I like shens' background but not their racial traits very much.

* I would dare to bet we will see a Spelljammer setting in this edition because is a line with magical vehicles, and Hasbro is wishing to sell D&D toys.
Mahasarpa is a South Asian-themed campaign setting featuring seven kingdoms that are the surviving remnants of a great kingdom brought down by its own arrogance. Mahasarpa was designed by James Wyatt, and was offered as a free web enhancement to the Oriental Adventures rulebook for D&D 3rd edition. Mahasarpa includes brief descriptions of the seven kingdoms, character options for the setting, new magic items, and new monsters.

Dragon Fist, released on the Wizards of the Coast website, was promoted as a new role playing game, describing itself in its introduction as an "AD&D variant". With its debut near the end of the lifespan of second edition, the variant rules blended rules found in different editions. For example, the game used the monster template of second edition, but the armor class rules of third edition. The campaign setting, created by Chris Pramas, is an Oriental realm known as Tianguo, "a fictional land based on wuxia films and on Chinese folklore and legend". Beyond the initial release, the product was not supported.

I think Wizard's has proven they can make a partnership with pretty much anyone, as Stranger Things and Rick & Morty has proven. So I didn't exclude any settings from the poll for that reason.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I see space in the marke for a new Kara-Tur, but if we see the Asian videogames set in Oriental Fantasy we can find that public would rather a different style. I guess the best option would to allow third-party to publish in DM Guild their own version of a Oriental Adventure setting.

Other option could be to adapt Oriental fantasy world from Magic: the Gathering.
 

Aldarc

Adventurer
Nentir Vale / Nerath never got its proper book for 4e, so I would like to see a 5e book that gave the setting justice. However, after seeing Mike Mearls's take on the setting in one of his streamed games, I don't think the current crew are necessarily the people I would want writing it.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
The runaway leaders in the poll are Dark Sun (24%), Greyhawk (18%), and Planescape (17%).

Dark Sun and Planescape don't surprise me; they're consistently the most called for settings. Greyhawk being so popular totally takes me by surprise (more popular than Planescape is incredible), but it is not an unwelcome surprise.
 

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