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

Parmandur

Book-Friend
For brand new campaign setting, they could do another fan contest like they did early in the millenium. It turned out a very popular and fun setting !

Or undust the campaign setting that came 2nd?! IIRC it was an aquatic setting but i may be wrong.
The 2nd and 3rd place were repurchased for parts to build pieces of Eberron, actually.
 

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Bolares

Hero
Another question for the more experienced players. How different are Planescape and Spelljammer? As I've not played with any of them I have no idea how different they are.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Another question for the more experienced players. How different are Planescape and Spelljammer? As I've not played with any of them I have no idea how different they are.
Pretty much completely different.

Planescape is centered in Sigil, an infinite it in the center of the Great Wheel, which ties into different worlds via magical portals, including normal worlds like Greyhawk and FR but also Heaven and Hell, etc. Sigil will have bars where Devils and Angels play cards, thst sort of thing. Philosophy gangs rule the roost, and it's all very weird urban fantasy.

Spelljammer is about using magic physical ships to fly into space and travel between planets, but rather than space as we know it, the universe consists of Ptolimaic Crystal Spheres suspended in Phlogiston. No Heaven or Hell, but you can sail a spaceship between the Forgotten Realms and Greyhawk (probably with a pounding Heavy Metal soundtrack). There are giant space hamsters, mindflayer fleets, space Elves, space Orcs, space Hippofolk, and all around Vernian zaniness. Very 80's cartoon inspired, could see He-Man style stuff.
 



Plaguescarred

D&D Playtester for WoTC since 2012
I doubt they'll release two planar campaign settings but they might fold them into one and say release Planescape and include everything from it based on Sigil, Factions etc and include the Phlogiston, Spelljammer ships, the Rock of Bral, some races like the Giff, Dracons etc... That would make for a stellar release!
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
I doubt they'll release two planar campaign settings but they might fold them into one and say release Planescape and include everything from it based on Sigil, Factions etc and include the Phlogiston, Spelljammer ships, the Rock of Bral, some races like the Giff, Dracons etc... That would make for a stellar release!
Well, we're in luck then. Spelljammer isn't a planar setting.
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
I doubt they'll release two planar campaign settings but they might fold them into one and say release Planescape and include everything from it based on Sigil, Factions etc and include the Phlogiston, Spelljammer ships, the Rock of Bral, some races like the Giff, Dracons etc... That would make for a stellar release!
Spelljammer isn't Planar, it's space. Different concepts, different genres. And I think we will see both, in time.
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
I doubt they'll release two planar campaign settings but they might fold them into one and say release Planescape and include everything from it based on Sigil, Factions etc and include the Phlogiston, Spelljammer ships, the Rock of Bral, some races like the Giff, Dracons etc... That would make for a stellar release!

The theory I have is that Planescape will get a full setting book, while Spelljammer gets a cameo in an adventure.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
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And in the purple swirling of the void, Tharizdun heard the whisper......

I kind of love this.
 

Someone, somewhere whispered the phrase, “50th Anniversary.”

And jewelled eyes flickered banefully in the sockets of a crumbling skull in the Tomb of Horrors.
And a puzzled look formed on the brutish face of Chief Nosnra in his damp Steading.
And a single drop of blood fell onto the staked corpse of the vampire, Drelnza, causing the faintest of stirs.
And something metallic shifted in a strange, alien construction in the Barrier Peaks.
And the rubble in an abandoned gatehouse shifted as a draconian form moved once again.
And a skeletal hand pushed up from beneath the grass of Emridy Meadows.
And a smile creased the lips of a drow priestess, deep in Erelhei Cinlu.
And the Old One glanced up from his throne of bones.
And the name, Keraptis, echoed softly in the white plumes of a smoking mountain.
And in the purple swirling of the void, Tharizdun heard the whisper......

I'll give you this, that is one Hell of a pitch, I can picture that as a trailer in my head.
 

The theory I have is that Planescape will get a full setting book, while Spelljammer gets a cameo in an adventure.

If it had been 1, 2, or even 3 races I could see the spelljammer adventure book being an adventure, but 6 races is a alot for an adventure book, it screams an Eberrron Rising From the Last War or Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica level of investment in character options, especially if it has more character options. I guess we might learn the truth tomorrow. I know that it has Boo on the cover, but Minsc isn't exclusive to the Forgotten Realms anymore, he's visited Ravenloft and Hell, and who knows what.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
If it had been 1, 2, or even 3 races I could see the spelljammer adventure book being an adventure, but 6 races is a alot for an adventure book, it screams an Eberrron Rising From the Last War or Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica level of investment in character options, especially if it has more character options. I guess we might learn the truth tomorrow. I know that it has Boo on the cover, but Minsc isn't exclusive to the Forgotten Realms anymore, he's visited Ravenloft and Hell, and who knows what.
To be fair, @Urriak Uruk said that prior to the UA tipping their hand.
 

If it had been 1, 2, or even 3 races I could see the spelljammer adventure book being an adventure, but 6 races is a alot for an adventure book, it screams an Eberrron Rising From the Last War or Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica level of investment in character options, especially if it has more character options. I guess we might learn the truth tomorrow. I know that it has Boo on the cover, but Minsc isn't exclusive to the Forgotten Realms anymore, he's visited Ravenloft and Hell, and who knows what.
Remember, they've been saying that they are going to be trying different formats in upcoming products. That's not to say that this will be the case here, but speculating on future products based on previous ones is a bit less certain these days...
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
If it had been 1, 2, or even 3 races I could see the spelljammer adventure book being an adventure, but 6 races is a alot for an adventure book, it screams an Eberrron Rising From the Last War or Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica level of investment in character options, especially if it has more character options. I guess we might learn the truth tomorrow. I know that it has Boo on the cover, but Minsc isn't exclusive to the Forgotten Realms anymore, he's visited Ravenloft and Hell, and who knows what.

I'm pretty certain that it won't be in the format of Eberron, because the team said they were planning on releasing new setting in new formats. Right now I'm expecting some hybrid of adventure and setting content, a lot like how Strixhaven is. Much more mechanical stuff for things like ships though. Still expecting a big chunk to be an adventure though.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
I'm pretty certain that it won't be in the format of Eberron, because the team said they were planning on releasing new setting in new formats. Right now I'm expecting some hybrid of adventure and setting content, a lot like how Strixhaven is. Much more mechanical stuff for things like ships though. Still expecting a big chunk to be an adventure though.
That has me worried. Unless the book is the size of Eberron or bigger it won’t have room for all the lore and crunch you’d need to do Spelljammer justice and have a fleshed out adventure. It would take two or three books to do that.
 

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