D&D 5E Speculation thread: Wonders of the Multiverse


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My guess is the Deck of Many Things is the McGuffin in a Planescape adventure. Great idea. I'm nearing the end of a Dragon Heist/Deck of Many Things mashup adventure so that would be right up my alley. Love all the mechanical support they're offering, too.

Here's a crazy idea: What if the giant stuff was meant for a reissue of Storm King's Thunder?
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
I think it's a mistake to think they're all going to be one or even two products.

The giants material is more than likely still either a Fizban's for giants or an AP. Considering giants are nowhere near as iconic or beloved as dragons, it's far more likely an AP. Against the Giants, perhaps.

The Deck of Many Things would kinda make a great jumping-off point for a Radiant Citadel / Candlekeep style adventure collection. Pick a few of the really cool cards and make adventures centered around them. The fancy deck accessory is the obvious tchotchke to sell...now that there are already a few out there by other people.

And the planes stuff all points to Planescape, obviously. So likely Planescape confirmed.

The cards and Planescape might be connected. But there's no reason to assume they are connected. I like the idea of a DoMT as the MacGuffin for a Planescape AP.
 


Parmandur

Book-Friend
I think it's a mistake to think they're all going to be one or even two products.

The giants material is more than likely still either a Fizban's for giants or an AP. Considering giants are nowhere near as iconic or beloved as dragons, it's far more likely an AP. Against the Giants, perhaps.

The Deck of Many Things would kinda make a great jumping-off point for a Radiant Citadel / Candlekeep style adventure collection. Pick a few of the really cool cards and make adventures centered around them. The fancy deck accessory is the obvious tchotchke to sell...now that there are already a few out there by other people.

And the planes stuff all points to Planescape, obviously. So likely Planescape confirmed.

The cards and Planescape might be connected. But there's no reason to assume they are connected. I like the idea of a DoMT as the MacGuffin for a Planescape AP.
Giants are just about the only.thing as mythically resonant as Drsgons, so it seems highly likely.
 

Giants are just about the only.thing as mythically resonant as Drsgons, so it seems highly likely.
And, moreover, giants have supported their own book before, 2e's Giantcraft, which actually originated a lot of the lore for 5e giants (most notably the Ordning). There's no reason why it couldn't be done again, especially if, as mentioned above, elementals are thrown into the mix for a more robust collection of creatures to cover.

(And it would definitely make up for the short (heh) shrift giants got in Volo's. Although the lore was reasonably thorough, there are six giant subtypes, and the bestiary only gave us one variant for each - and, for the most part, pretty weird variants. Hopefully any future giant book will give us a larger collection of variants, as well as greater info on other giants and giant-kin outside the classic six - especially ogres and trolls, who haven't gotten much love this edition outside a few variants in MtoF).
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
And, moreover, giants have supported their own book before, 2e's Giantcraft, which actually originated a lot of the lore for 5e giants (most notably the Ordning). There's no reason why it couldn't be done again, especially if, as mentioned above, elementals are thrown into the mix for a more robust collection of creatures to cover.

(And it would definitely make up for the short (heh) shrift giants got in Volo's. Although the lore was reasonably thorough, there are six giant subtypes, and the bestiary only gave us one variant for each - and, for the most part, pretty weird variants. Hopefully any future giant book will give us a larger collection of variants, as well as greater info on other giants and giant-kin outside the classic six - especially ogres and trolls, who haven't gotten much love this edition outside a few variants in MtoF).
The section in Fizban's with all the information on creating Dragon Afventures, with keyed lairs, would be awesome for Giants.
 

If they do Planescape and Darksun in 2023, they will then have done all (ish) the big settings in time for the 50th Anniversary Core. To me, this seems like more evidence that 50e is going to be only slightly iterative - it might be a bit of a departure from 2014 5e, but it won't be much of a jump from what we've seen lately.

There's just no way (IMO) that they'll put out Planescape, and then make it obsolete a year later. Anything that's in there will have to jive with 50e. So... that said, that means this UA is the kind of stuff we're likely to see going forward.
we lack a psionisit for darksun.
I would be excited about planscape but I would likely get banned from the setting at FTL speeds.
Yeah, and the 4E Lore was written by...James Wyatt, who was involved in this last Giant UA.
this seems more my speed I might be an ap which is not what I really want.
 

Hussar

Legend
I could see the Deck of Many Things being a central conceit for an adventure collection. Although, a Deck has 22 cards, so, that might be a tad too many adventures. But, cut the deck down to, say, 15, and each card is a portal to an adventure location. The same way that books were the central conceit of Candlekeep Mysteries. Maybe you find the cards in various adventures and have to collect them all to put together a Deck of Many Things? Meh. That's kinda a lame idea. I like the idea of having some sort of "Mysterious Card Dealer" who pops up from time to time, offers you a draw from the Deck, and off to Adventure! you go.

Would seem a pretty easy way to really delve into Planescape. Sort of a Tour Des Realms of the planar setup.

OTOH, thinking about it for just a minute, the notion of tying giants to elementals does seem to be something of a no-brainer. I know people absolutely hated the idea in 4e, but, frankly, I never understood the issue. Giants are already elementally themed. Hill and Stone giants for Earth, Fire giants for fire (duh), Frost Giants for water, Cloud and Storm giants for air. It's not exactly a stretch. I could see giants being popular enough to warrant a Fizban's style treatment. After all, giants appear in SO many adventures. They're just such an easy critter to add into pretty much any adventure, and have so many convenient sizes. :D
 

Reynard

Legend
I think it's a mistake to think they're all going to be one or even two products.

The giants material is more than likely still either a Fizban's for giants or an AP. Considering giants are nowhere near as iconic or beloved as dragons, it's far more likely an AP. Against the Giants, perhaps.
I don't think they would do a second giant AP.
 

darjr

I crit!
Ya know though WotC has been known to do things that kinda sorta add value to older things. Like the Dragon book and Tyranny of Tiamat.

So maybe a giant book that helps that previous adventure or compliments it isn’t such a crazy idea.
 

I guess we will see a new mini-setting as Radiant Citadel or Stryxhaven linked with giants, but not an adaptation of Kaldheim (Magic: the Gathering).

If the project is a new planar handbook, we should see playtesting of more PC races.

Maybe WotC wants to create a collectable card minigame within D&D, using cards as magic item to summon monsters and special effects.
 

Jer

Legend
Supporter
Ya know though WotC has been known to do things that kinda sorta add value to older things. Like the Dragon book and Tyranny of Tiamat.

So maybe a giant book that helps that previous adventure or compliments it isn’t such a crazy idea.
If their books are supposed to be evergreen then having a book that comes out that breathes new life into a book that already exists would actually make a lot of sense. A recognition that even though they produce these books on a schedule not everyone plays them on the same schedule is actually a good thing also.

I do wonder if any of those older adventures will get the "revamped" treatment like Curse of Strahd did (under a different name of course because the pun only works with Strahd).
 

I think it's a mistake to think they're all going to be one or even two products.

The giants material is more than likely still either a Fizban's for giants or an AP. Considering giants are nowhere near as iconic or beloved as dragons, it's far more likely an AP. Against the Giants, perhaps.
The thing is, we already had a giant themed adventure, and Against the Giants was updated to 5e in Tales from the Yawning Portal.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
The thing is, we already had a giant themed adventure, and Against the Giants was updated to 5e in Tales from the Yawning Portal.
Yeah, I don't think another Giant AP is likely. The two main possibilities seem to me to be a Fizban style lore and crunch splat, or a Giant-centric Setting, a "GiantLance" sort of deal.
 



teitan

Legend
I think the giants are new setting, First World inspired. Planescape is definitely a new setting/adventure and while it didn’t “sell well” it is iconic and extremely influential on 3.5-5e design lore wise. It outlasted Dark Sun though.
 

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