Mystara/the Know World is still the best "vanilla" setting, in my opinion. That being said, one could open their Gazetteers and start a 5e campaign right now without needing anything else.
It doesn't include settings that already have books (e.g. Eberron). Kara-Tur and Al-Qadim are technically part of FR, so it hasn't been left off entirely.
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.Just one vote???
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.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.
It’s more like proposing Xen’drik and Argonnessen because there is already a book on Breland, but none of the five nations...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.
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.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.