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

Urriak Uruk

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The Fizban Subclasses were 13 months, actually, but the Races were closer to the final release. But March is totally plausible for a September or November release, based on prior precedent, even for a Subclass. Race stuff tends to be a quicker turnaround. i think we will see Spelljammer in a few months, and Dragonlance in either September (as the yearly AL Adventure book revisiting the War of the Lance, with Setting elements) or November (if it's a more traditional Setting book).

I'm fairly confident the Spelljammer book has a strong adventure element as well. A while ago, Perkins teased the cover of an upcoming book, and it depicted Boo (the miniature space hamster) and a beholder. Although it could just be a setting book, I am leaning on it being an adventure with Minsc/Boo and something to do with the beholders in Realmspace (or maybe beyond).

Kind of like Ghosts of Saltmarsh/Wild Beyond the Witchlight/Descent into Avernus, having rules for new races and Spelljamming vehicles, in the context of an adventure.
 

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Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Well, Travelers of the Multiverse dropped on 10/08/2021. So that's five months as of yesterday. I doubt they'd be dropping the book in four weeks without having already announced it. Could be, but it seems tight. Maybe the shipping apocalypse is delaying things a bit more than expected.

Yeah I don't think a book is dropping next month, but they'll probably announce the book pretty soon, soon after Netherdeep releases. I'd say release date is in 3 months or so.
 

Parmandur

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Well, Travelers of the Multiverse dropped on 10/08/2021. So that's five months as of yesterday. I doubt they'd be dropping the book in four weeks without having already announced it. Could be, but it seems tight. Maybe the shipping apocalypse is delaying things a bit more than expected.
5-14 months is the recent history. I think we'll see the Spelljammer project in about May-June.
 

Parmandur

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I'm fairly confident the Spelljammer book has a strong adventure element as well. A while ago, Perkins teased the cover of an upcoming book, and it depicted Boo (the miniature space hamster) and a beholder. Although it could just be a setting book, I am leaning on it being an adventure with Minsc/Boo and something to do with the beholders in Realmspace (or maybe beyond).

Kind of like Ghosts of Saltmarsh/Wild Beyond the Witchlight/Descent into Avernus, having rules for new races and Spelljamming vehicles, in the context of an adventure.
Well, every Setting book (except SCAG) had an Adventure Module included. Strixhaven's takes up literally a quarter of the page count (and is 4 Modules that form a coherent Campaign if desired, for that matter), but others were pretty significant and meaty.

I think something like Van Richten's Guide, with the random tables and extensive advice to cover genre tropes for Gonzo Planetary Romance Heavy Metal (or whatever they want to call whatever genre Spelljamemr is), with some Adventure on hand (maybe fairly large, but I think Wild Space justifies a lot of Setting material).
 


teitan

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I think the Planescape or Spelljammer thing is just an adventure setting like Strixhaven, emphasis on adventure with more rules component and thus new format. Dragonlance may be the same format.
 



And another one is revealed. So it's Dragonlance.

So we have:

Spelljammer or Planescape or Planejammer.

Dragonlance.

And what...two more?

Though honestly, with how they're not name dropping either Planescape or Spelljammer with the Multiverse UA, but straight up saying Dragonlance and Krynn for the newest UA...they're either merging PlaneSpell ScapeJammer or they're going to go with a generic name. Maybe this is the cameo after all. The nautaloids are the cameo. But then that special cover...hmm. Stop teasing us already and just drop the names.

That's a very interesting point actually, the Spelljammer one was called creatures of the multiverse or something like that, not Spelljammer. There is another possible explanation and that is one or more of the creatures, say Astral Elves or Thrikreen, were intended for another book entirely. We know there is another classic setting next year.
 

I'm fairly confident the Spelljammer book has a strong adventure element as well. A while ago, Perkins teased the cover of an upcoming book, and it depicted Boo (the miniature space hamster) and a beholder. Although it could just be a setting book, I am leaning on it being an adventure with Minsc/Boo and something to do with the beholders in Realmspace (or maybe beyond).

Kind of like Ghosts of Saltmarsh/Wild Beyond the Witchlight/Descent into Avernus, having rules for new races and Spelljamming vehicles, in the context of an adventure.

That is way, way too much crunch for a primarily adventure book. It likely will focus on Realmspace primarily, which is huge, although with DL coming, whatever they call DL space will likely be covered too.
 


It occurs to me that if it's Planesjammer and next years classic setting is Greyhawk, that will neatly tie the three linked Material Plane worlds (mentioned in the Veil of the Blue Dream spell) of Oerth, Krynn, and Toril together very neatly, with Planesjammer as the glue trying them together.

I'm not saying GH will be next year, just a weird thought.
 

Parmandur

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That is way, way too much crunch for a primarily adventure book. It likely will focus on Realmspace primarily, which is huge, although with DL coming, whatever they call DL space will likely be covered too.
Well, if the five or so Raves tested are all the crunch, with a reprint of the Ghosts of Saltmarsh ship rules with some Space adjustments...they could get away with a fairly minimal Crunch area.

I do feel thar Spelljammer will be more Ravenloft than Strixhaven, though.
 



Parmandur

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Your not just taking five subclasses & a race, but all those UA taces, Spelljammer rules, setting material for something a lot bigger then a university, and who knows what else.
I mean, again I do think that they will have something more along the lines of Ravenloft...however, for arguments sake...

The Spelljamming rules, based on Avernus and Saltmarsh, needn't have a very long page count. There is no indication of any Spelljamming Classes, which we would have seen by now if they were doing any. The five or so Races won't take up much page real estate in print. They could very well put out a Spelljammer with light rules and based more in procedural generation, like a combo of Strixhaven with Gnosts of Saltmarsh seafaring appendix.
 


The Spelljamming rules, based on Avernus and Saltmarsh, needn't have a very long page count. There is no indication of any Spelljamming Classes, which we would have seen by now if they were doing any. The five or so Races won't take up much page real estate in print. They could very well put out a Spelljammer with light rules and based more in procedural generation, like a combo of Strixhaven with Gnosts of Saltmarsh seafaring appendix.
Speaking personally, I'd find this far more useful to me as a DM than a Spelljammer campaign setting book. That being said, there seems to be a trend with WotC increasingly blurring the line between 'adventure book' and 'setting book' - Witchlight has two races in it, and most of it takes place in the Feywild, which isn't described anywhere else that much, so far as I'm aware.
 

Urriak Uruk

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Btw, is there like a D&D Live event thing coming around soon? They usually have some big event, digital during COVID, where they cover the upcoming year's stuff.

I assume they'd formally announce the Spelljammer, Dragonlance, and box set there. Along with anything else if it exists.
 

That is way, way too much crunch for a primarily adventure book. It likely will focus on Realmspace primarily, which is huge, although with DL coming, whatever they call DL space will likely be covered too.
Krynnspace.

And I disagree, the essential crunch can probably be succinctly covered in fewer pages than you think. I'm guessing somewhere around slightly less than half the book (~100 pages or so, maybe more) will be an adventure; more than other setting books, but less than Strixhaven. The thing is, if it's a Realmspace adventure, a lot of the crunch (Realmspace and its planets, and, presumably, the Rock of Bral) can be covered within the adventure itself.
 

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