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D&D 5E Revisited Setting News: Its not the 2023 Classic setting, but rather for 2024

According to Ray Winninger's Twitter "It's different. Two classic settings next year and a third in 2023, none of which were covered by previous 5E products. We're looking at "revisiting" a setting in 2024."

So I wrong about the 2023 setting being the revisit, it got bumped to 2024, perhaps to line up with the new edition, the same way 3.5e got its own updated FR campaign book from 3e. This would also allow the new book to include info from BG3, the Way of the Drow trilogy (which will be complete by then), the new 5.5e Core Books, the D&D movie, etc..., without spoiling them. I should have considered these factors.

So the 2023 classic setting could Spelljammer, Dragonlance, Mystara, or some other Tier 2 setting.
 

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According to Ray Winninger's Twitter "It's different. Two classic settings next year and a third in 2023, none of which were covered by previous 5E products. We're looking at "revisiting" a setting in 2024."

So I wrong about the 2023 setting being the revisit, it got bumped to 2024, perhaps to line up with the new edition, the same way 3.5e got its own updated FR campaign book from 3e. This would also allow the new book to include info from BG3, the Way of the Drow trilogy (which will be complete by then), the new 5.5e Core Books, the D&D movie, etc..., without spoiling them. I should have considered these factors.

So the 2023 classic setting could Spelljammer, Dragonlance, Mystara, or some other Tier 2 setting.
That moves the pieces around a bit.

With this info, I'm pretty sure we'll see Dragonlance then in the next two years. In fact, I'm now going with Planescape and DL for 2022, with Dark Sun in 2023 (after one final attempt to hash out psionics).
 

That moves the pieces around a bit.

With this info, I'm pretty sure we'll see Dragonlance then in the next two years. In fact, I'm now going with Planescape and DL for 2022, with Dark Sun in 2023 (after one final attempt to hash out psionics).

sounds about right, but I'd switch Darksun and DL because I think we're getting DS announced for 2022 next month with a Psion and DS races UA.
 

Nefermandias

Adventurer
According to Ray Winninger's Twitter "It's different. Two classic settings next year and a third in 2023, none of which were covered by previous 5E products. We're looking at "revisiting" a setting in 2024."

So I wrong about the 2023 setting being the revisit, it got bumped to 2024, perhaps to line up with the new edition, the same way 3.5e got its own updated FR campaign book from 3e. This would also allow the new book to include info from BG3, the Way of the Drow trilogy (which will be complete by then), the new 5.5e Core Books, the D&D movie, etc..., without spoiling them. I should have considered these factors.

So the 2023 classic setting could Spelljammer, Dragonlance, Mystara, or some other Tier 2 setting.
What is a "tier two setting"?
 



Nefermandias

Adventurer
Way back around the end of the playtest, WotC did a survey about people’s favorite settings, and sorted the results into tiers based on their popularity. I don’t think it’s relevant any more, given how much 5e’s demographics have shifted in the 8 years since then.
Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
 


Parmandur

Book-Friend
Way back around the end of the playtest, WotC did a survey about people’s favorite settings, and sorted the results into tiers based on their popularity. I don’t think it’s relevant any more, given how much 5e’s demographics have shifted in the 8 years since then.
It was a couple years after the Playtest. WotC has continued asking these questions in surveys, so they know better than us how things stand now. But since Planescape maintained Tier 1 popularity after 20 years of zero products, I'd still bet on it maintaining continued appeal.
 

Bitbrain

Fully vaccinated!
According to Ray Winninger's Twitter "It's different. Two classic settings next year and a third in 2023, none of which were covered by previous 5E products. We're looking at "revisiting" a setting in 2024."

So I wrong about the 2023 setting being the revisit, it got bumped to 2024, perhaps to line up with the new edition, the same way 3.5e got its own updated FR campaign book from 3e. This would also allow the new book to include info from BG3, the Way of the Drow trilogy (which will be complete by then), the new 5.5e Core Books, the D&D movie, etc..., without spoiling them. I should have considered these factors.

So the 2023 classic setting could Spelljammer, Dragonlance, Mystara, or some other Tier 2 setting.

Cool! I’m still hoping we get Planescape and Dark Sun next year, with Spelljammer as part of 2022’s adventure.

2023... I’m now hoping for Dragonlance. 2024, I’ll bet either Greyhawk or Forgotten Realms.
 

What book was this? As far as I recall the FRCS was 3E.

"Player’s Guide to Faerûn is a sourcebook for the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition ruleset. It updates many rules from the 3rd-edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting and provides additional and update spells, magic items, and prestige classes; expanded cosmology; psionics lore; adaptations for Book of Exalted Deeds and Book of Vile Darkness; and more."

It tried not to retread too much from 3e's FRCS because not that much changed and unlike the SCAG the FRCS was fairly comprehensive, although the PGtF expanded upon that and updated things that changed and filled in some blanks.

A 5.5e Setting book for FR will have ALOT more to do as alot has changed since the SCAG and the SCAG was extremely scant on details, not even having a proper full detailed map of Faerun!
 




Rabulias

Hero
2024 could even be both Greyhawk AND Forgotten Realms, they want the 50th anniversary to be a big thing, and the Freelancer pools should be much bigger.
Hmmm... 2024 is also:
Dragonlance's 40th anniversary (1984)
Spelljammer's 35th anniversary (1989)
Planescape's 30th anniversary (1994)

Dark Sun (1991) misses out on any special anniversary, but maybe they will have psionics hashed out in time for its 35th in 2026! :LOL:
 

GuyBoy

Adventurer
2024, the 50th Anniversary? Greyhawk has been visited in 5E in Ghosts of Saltmarah. Greyhawk 50th Anniversary Setting seems plausible.
I certainly hope it is Greyhawk. Part of this is, admittedly, a nostalgic desire on my part, but I also think it is objectively justified; the 50th Anniversary is certainly worthy of celebration and Greyhawk is the setting of those original days. It seems more fitting than any other setting.
I am aware that it is also 40th, 35th and 30th anniversaries of other settings too, but that doesn’t match with the 50th in terms of significance.
I’m also aware that Blackmoor was also there at the start as well as Greyhawk. I’d be just as happy for that one too, but can’t see it happening.
 

2024, the 50th Anniversary? Greyhawk has been visited in 5E in Ghosts of Saltmarah. Greyhawk 50th Anniversary Setting seems plausible.

Salt Marsh is no more a setting book then Curse of Strahd was and they never referred to VRGtR as a revisit, just as a classic setting, so it had to be a classic, none MtG setting book, that has received somekind of none adventure setting book previously in 5e, that left folks unsatisfied. That is FR. And yes I know I've guessed FR before, but I was right about everything except the timing (which is true of Forgotten Realms getting a Commander Legends btw).

Don't get me wrong, I think 2024 could still have Greyhawk as a nostalgia setting book as well, but Greyhawk isn't the face of D&D anymore, FR is, and Greyhawk hasn't been for a long time, so FR is pretty much a lock. Plus FR gets a new Campaign Setting Book EVERY major or Minor Edition change since it came out, without fail.
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester
He also said in the closing panel that another classic setting will be just barely touched on in a third book next year.

That sounds to me like an adventure anthology with a single adventure that visits a world that’s too generic to deign a full setting book. So, Dragonlance, or Greyhawk, or is Nerath “classic” now? The panel seemed to suggest that we’re getting the first new original D&D campaign setting since Eberron, meaning they don’t consider Nerath an original D&D setting so much as a generic set of assumptions for 4e home games?
 

He also said in the closing panel that another classic setting will be just barely touched on in a third book next year.

That sounds to me like an adventure anthology with a single adventure that visits a world that’s too generic to deign a full setting book. So, Dragonlance, or Greyhawk, or is Nerath “classic” now? The panel seemed to suggest that we’re getting the first new original D&D campaign setting since Eberron, meaning they don’t consider Nerath an original D&D setting so much as a generic set of assumptions for 4e home games?

The camoe is likely Spelljammer in a Forgotten Realms adventure. Am adventure where you visit Lantan before Spelljammer has been strongly hinted at for a long time.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
He also said in the closing panel that another classic setting will be just barely touched on in a third book next year.

That sounds to me like an adventure anthology with a single adventure that visits a world that’s too generic to deign a full setting book. So, Dragonlance, or Greyhawk, or is Nerath “classic” now? The panel seemed to suggest that we’re getting the first new original D&D campaign setting since Eberron, meaning they don’t consider Nerath an original D&D setting so much as a generic set of assumptions for 4e home games?
They previewed a draft cover for the next book to be announced, that features Boo, the minature Giant Space Hamster. D&D in [the Forgotten Realms] Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!
 

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