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Copies of Spelljammer are starting to show up. Mike Long of Tribality is in receipt of the books and has tweeted some photos!

Copies of Spelljammer are starting to show up. Mike Long of Tribality is in receipt of the books and has tweeted some photos!

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SkidAce

Legend
Supporter
Same here. As I said before, I'll just have it that you could just choose not to go to the Astral and keep traveling on to other Wildspace systems through the almost empty space between them, but they are so far apart that doing so is impractical, if not downright impossible, so everyone just goes to the Astral "hyperspace" anyway. In the end, there's zero real difference, other than just keeping the Material Plane more contiguous in my headcanon....

(Added thought: the voids between systems would be excellent places for Far Realm/Great Old One entities to lurk, distant and unseen)
(Added added thought: the silver haze spheres were originally placed there by gods/powers/whoever to block said entities from entering inhabited systems and causing havoc there, but accidentally had the side effect of allowing mortals access to the Astral.)
Your first Added Thought is exactly where my Far Realm has always been, combined with the dark concept of the "Void".
 

Ondath

Hero
my continued hate of hamsters is adding another justification to it.
I have to admit, I dislike Boo becoming the face of Spelljammer. In Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, it wasn't even certain if Boo was really a miniature giant space hamster or a regular hamster Minsc thought was special due to his condition. And as an aside character, that was fun.

But now, the kind of centerplace attention they're giving to Boo really gives off "here at brand, we love Nostalgic Character #297! Look, we completely decontextualised them and made them bigger than they ever needed to be! Don't you love Nostalgic Character #297? BUY OUR PRODUCT!" vibes. At this point, it feels overused and pander-y.
 


darjr

I crit!
I have to admit, I dislike Boo becoming the face of Spelljammer. In Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, it wasn't even certain if Boo was really a miniature giant space hamster or a regular hamster Minsc thought was special due to his condition. And as an aside character, that was fun.

But now, the kind of centerplace attention they're giving to Boo really gives off "here at brand, we love Nostalgic Character #297! Look, we completely decontextualised them and made them bigger than they ever needed to be! Don't you love Nostalgic Character #297? BUY OUR PRODUCT!" vibes. At this point, it feels overused and pander-y.
Not what I get. What I get is they wanted to put Mathew Mercer on the cover because they kinda like him.

And the nostalgia isn't exactly what many think, this is in part nostalgia for Spelljammer game material adjacent things.
 

Ondath

Hero
Not what I get. What I get is they wanted to put Mathew Mercer on the cover because they kinda like him.

And the nostalgia isn't exactly what many think, this is in part nostalgia for Spelljammer game material adjacent things.
But that's the thing! Boo wasn't even from Spelljammer, Boo's from Baldur's Gate! So it makes no sense for Boo to be the cover piece of a Spelljammer book! Aaargh!

spontaneously combusts from extreme levels of early-onset grognard
 


Yaarel

🇮🇱He-Mage
Ooooh, very nice.

Some thoughts.

Spelljammer has lunar and solar dragons. We just had Fizbans. Are these new dragons one of the Metallic, Gem, or Chromatic family of dragons? Or is there a new "Planetary" family of dragons?

If one of the primordial three families, presumably the 5e lunar equates the 2e moon dragon which is always Evil, thus a kind of Chromatic dragon. The 5e solar equates the 2e sun dragon which is usually Good, thus a kind of Metallic dragon.
 


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