Share your 2020 D&D release predictions

gyor

Hero
Share your 2020 D&D release predictions.

I thought the upcoming book with UA Subclasses was going to be a MtG Settings guide book, but now after the last UA, I just don't think so. Could they have a book of MtG Settings + Darksun? Whatever this is, I think it will be release late Spring, say May or even June.

I still believe Chris Perkins is working on some kind of 5e update to Desert of Desolation. Release could be Summer.

I think they are working on an Exandia book of some sort with Critical Role and I think it will have the Blood Hunter class in it. There is no other reason to treat Blood Hunter as an Official D&D class in that D&D survey. Maybe an Exandia/Toril Crossover book.

Early Fall could be a BG Adventure tie in to BG3 as the big adventure.

And lastly maybe a Darksun or FR Setting Guide Book, with a fancy name in November or December.

Maybe a Kara Tur or Al Qadim box set.
 

ccs

39th lv DM
4 books, 2 of wich are adventures. Only 1 or 2 total that'll interest me enough to pick up.
A bunch of less useful stuff - DM screen, map/dice bundle,s etc that I'll ignore.
2? sets of minis.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I don't dare, it would be more like a list of wishes.

Maybe the updated version of the module "the house on the Gryphon Hill". And in PDF of DM Guild an atlas of Dark Sun and Ravenloft.

In the end of the next year an UA article to playtest martial adept classes, maybe for a new Oriental Adventures. Other UA will be about magic vs gunpowder, and other about mons or monster pets as demi-PCs.

In April's Fool the cybertronians (transformers) as PC race, and characters from My Little Pony as centauresses PCs.
 

akr71

Explorer
I will reiterate what I posted in last month's release speculation thread.

There will be a product that I want and will buy or have given to me as a gift.
There will be a product I will be interested in, but may or may not end up getting.
There will be a product that I have no interest in purchasing.
 
No way Dark Sun or Psionics, given they still are messing around ineptly with subclasses (the Wizard one is a true travesty of muddled thinking). They can't turn that around for 2020.

I think no specific setting book is likely but rather a Manual of the Planes which is effectively a low-key setting book. Like Planescape only with all the really cool, challenging, or thoughtful stuff removed and a double dose of Blood War instead.
 

Bitbrain

Adventurer
What I really want to see (but probably won’t get. My ability to accurately predict what will come out is atrocious).

Adventure Path: Desert of Desolation.

Anthology of Modules:
Collection of Horror themed adventures.
Campaign Guide: Dark Sun

Expanded Player Options: Xanathar’s 2, with a big “Manual of the Planes” chapter.
 

gyor

Hero
What I really want to see (but probably won’t get. My ability to accurately predict what will come out is atrocious).

Adventure Path: Desert of Desolation.

Anthology of Modules:

Campaign Guide:
Dark Sun

Expanded Player Options: Xanathar’s 2, with a big “Manual of the Planes” chapter.
Desert of Desolation is the one I feel most confident about, although when it's coming out is a question of course. I'm confident about that because it's the most popular, successful adventure that WotC hasn't touched yet, I think pressure has been mounting on WotC for years now to start exploring beyond the Swordcoast in the Forgotten Realms, and it's a very different sort of adventure from others they've done, and it has a Skyskate Ship that WotC would love to play with, a very different type of vechile from what they have played with before. Plus enough room to add what they want, update it, and expand it.

I do remember an Anthology of adventures being written, but I think that might be tied to the Exandia product for WotC, because I remember a member of Critical Role was attached to that project.

Thinking on it, Darksun can be done as a PDF first, like Wayfarer's Guide.
 
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Parmandur

Legend
I think we will see 4 hardcovers, possibly ties to Fiscal Quarter (Stewart said the Gem Dragons would be available"really early in 2020").

  • One monster book, having some level of Dragons
  • Adventure book
  • Wildcard: maybe a setting, maybe XGtE2
  • Reprint compilation?
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
I actually don't think that Desert of Desolation is happening.... I remember there being a reveal that there is a product being worked on with Deborah Ann Woll, Marisha Ray and DMsGuild writers making an anthology of original adventures. I doubt we are getting a product like that and another remake in the same year. It's possible that this anthology is also horror-themed, aligning with Chris Perkins hint.

I think the big original adventure will be starting in Lantan, and then drift into Spelljammer concepts, probably having some themes about mindflayers. There have been several hints, and this is the only concept I can think of that ties all of them together.

I think there's a setting book coming, though I don't know what it is. I'm thinking it's either a collection of different Magic the Gathering worlds, or it's Planescape. Haven't decided which yet.

Also may be a "Xanathar's 2," but I'm the least confident in that.
 

Parmandur

Legend
I actually don't think that Desert of Desolation is happening.... I remember there being a reveal that there is a product being worked on with Deborah Ann Woll, Marisha Ray and DMsGuild writers making an anthology of original adventures. I doubt we are getting a product like that and another remake in the same year. It's possible that this anthology is also horror-themed, aligning with Chris Perkins hint.

I think the big original adventure will be starting in Lantan, and then drift into Spelljammer concepts, probably having some themes about mindflayers. There have been several hints, and this is the only concept I can think of that ties all of them together.

I think there's a setting book coming, though I don't know what it is. I'm thinking it's either a collection of different Magic the Gathering worlds, or it's Planescape. Haven't decided which yet.

Also may be a "Xanathar's 2," but I'm the least confident in that.
A Setting does seem probable to me, but Xanathar's Guide 2: Eldritch Bugaloo's stock rose with me now that we have 16 Subclasses up for consideration. Crawford did confirm in the Beyond videos that the whole recent batch is related, at any rate.

Welch's book with new adventures is an interesting question mark.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I admit as possible a book about horror theme modules as a teaser for a future Ravenloft. But the metaplot will be stopped for more years until a project in the main media, cinema or teleserie in streaming services.

Nothing about new classes but they psionic mystic, or another psionic manifester, or maybe in the UA articles.

If the cartoon serie of critical role is a success, then WotC could change its plans about projects in the main media.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Welch's book with new adventures is an interesting question mark.
It is! It's one of the few more definitive statements on future products I've seen so I think it happening next year is a near-certainty. But still have no idea whether it will have a theme or something. It being entirely set in areas of Ravenloft, or generally being horror themed, is a distinct possibility.

I admit as possible a book about horror theme modules as a teaser for a future Ravenloft. But the metaplot will be stopped for more years until a project in the main media, cinema or teleserie in streaming services.
D&D doesn't really have a metaplot. Sure some of the modules connect, but I'd barely call that a plot and it seems isolated to FR.
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Autumn: Epic high level campaign starting in Lantan and ending in Sigil.
That is... oddly specific? :)

I'm thinking:
  • some sort of Volo's/Mordenkainen's monster book related to dragons
  • a Xanathar's style book related to player options and variants (a la all the recent UA)
  • 2 adventures
  • Miscellany and Sundry cool things like GF9 maps I can't afford to buy but really want.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
FR hasn't got a metaplot as others, but does a timeline, with events as the sundering or the spellplague, or the reincarnation of Drizzt Do'urden friends.

Yes, maybe a book as Draconomicon is possible. If this is true, please, I don't want boring drakes, dinosaurs with or without wings. I want true dragons, I mean dragons with age categories, even I would rather the minidragon from Dr Magazine for the 2nd Ed, or the dragon spider from Dragonlance sourcebook Wild Elves. If the update isn't published, then Paizo will publish the ersatz version as the imperial or the outer dragons.
 

Parmandur

Legend
It is! It's one of the few more definitive statements on future products I've seen so I think it happening next year is a near-certainty. But still have no idea whether it will have a theme or something. It being entirely set in areas of Ravenloft, or generally being horror themed, is a distinct possibility.
Given that what she described is unlike anything they have done in 5E so far, it could go a lot of different ways.

That is... oddly specific? :)

I'm thinking:
  • some sort of Volo's/Mordenkainen's monster book related to dragons
  • a Xanathar's style book related to player options and variants (a la all the recent UA)
  • 2 adventures
  • Miscellany and Sundry cool things like GF9 maps I can't afford to buy but really want.
The Lantan thing comes from literally years of hints from Crawford that Lantan will feature majorly in an upcoming Storyline, including future-proofed connections in Dragon Heist and Tomb of Annihilation. There are additional hints of something Planar and/or Spelljammer-y, probably tentacley, and just maybe Modrons adjacent.
 

gyor

Hero
I actually don't think that Desert of Desolation is happening.... I remember there being a reveal that there is a product being worked on with Deborah Ann Woll, Marisha Ray and DMsGuild writers making an anthology of original adventures. I doubt we are getting a product like that and another remake in the same year. It's possible that this anthology is also horror-themed, aligning with Chris Perkins hint.

I think the big original adventure will be starting in Lantan, and then drift into Spelljammer concepts, probably having some themes about mindflayers. There have been several hints, and this is the only concept I can think of that ties all of them together.

I think there's a setting book coming, though I don't know what it is. I'm thinking it's either a collection of different Magic the Gathering worlds, or it's Planescape. Haven't decided which yet.

Also may be a "Xanathar's 2," but I'm the least confident in that.
I really hope your wrong as I have no interest in some random horror adventure Anthology.

Honestly I think that Adventure Anthology is going to be based in Exandia and be a critical role tie in thing, and as such like Aquistions Inc's book, it won't count as taking up a "slot", just as the AI book did not take up a slot.
 

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