D&D 5E Setting Playoffs Finals (round 5)

What is the "best" setting (however you define that)?


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Kite474

Explorer
Go go Planescape! Mainly because it was the first setting I experienced through Planescape: Torment. It was a hell of a game and its a hell of a setting.

I can respect Greyhawk for what it is and what it's done. But for me it crosses into that realm of generic that I might as well just make my own setting. It also has the unfortunate downside of not breaking outside of D&D. Well, nothing beyond novels at least. But hey if it wins good on it.
 


Mercule

Adventurer
Easy choice, fortunately.
Definitely. Greyhawk really is the "implied setting" of D&D. You could have Vecna, Kas, St. Cuthbert, valley elves, dark elves, the Invoked Devastation, etc. on any map. if you played a home brew in 1E AD&D, you could feel kinship with Greyhawk. Greyhawk isn't generic D&D -- it's the Platonic ideal of a D&D setting.

Planescape is but one image of the Great Wheel that's part of Greyhawk.

Nentir Vale is an attempt to recreate the magic of Greyhawk, which is doomed to be just a reflection.

Even the Realms, despite not being conceived of as a D&D world -- by becoming a D&D world and importing things like drow -- shows Greyhawk where it rubs thin.
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Definitely. Greyhawk really is the "implied setting" of D&D. You could have Vecna, Kas, St. Cuthbert, valley elves, dark elves, the Invoked Devastation, etc. on any map. if you played a home brew in 1E AD&D, you could feel kinship with Greyhawk. Greyhawk isn't generic D&D -- it's the Platonic ideal of a D&D setting.

Planescape is but one image of the Great Wheel that's part of Greyhawk.

Nentir Vale is an attempt to recreate the magic of Greyhawk, which is doomed to be just a reflection.

Even the Realms, despite not being conceived of as a D&D world -- by becoming a D&D world and importing things like drow -- shows Greyhawk where it rubs thin.
Pretty much exactly what I was going to say, except the total opposite. :)
 

Iry

Hero
I want to like Greyhawk. I really do. But besides a few big name NPCs, it was the most generic and forgettable setting for me.

So much of Planescape is brilliant and memorable.
 

pukunui

Legend
While I was rooting for Dark Sun initially, in this case it'll have to be Planescape. I just can't take Greyhawk seriously, especially with all its silly place names. "Verbobonc". Need I say more?
 
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Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
Go go Planescape! Mainly because it was the first setting I experienced through Planescape: Torment. It was a hell of a game and its a hell of a setting.

I believe that Planescape: Torment is one of the best computer RPG ever made. It's phenomenal.
 


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DeanP

Explorer
Temple of Elemental Evil, Tomb of Horrors, Lost Temple of Tharizdun, Against the Giants, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Shrine of the Kuo-Toa, Vault of the Drow, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, White Plume Mountain, Iggwilv, Iuz, Vecna, Acerark, Zuggtmoy, Lolth...Greyhawk.
 



Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
I wonder if this is why the number of voters has dropped?

Somebody pointed out a ways back that the final round would be based on which settings nobody cares enough about to vote down. I'm surprised I still had one I liked in the last round, to be honest, but my favorites are long gone.
 




Radaceus

Explorer
I will admit now, I voted Greyhawk all the way.
So some may think it is the one least cared about, but to us OG's it's like grandma's apple pie :)
 

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