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Spring's D&D Release Will Be Ship-Themed

So they talked about it a little bit on today's Fireside Chat. They mentioned that the full reveal are coming at a later date, but it will be a ship based product. It's almost done, but cover and title are not yet finalized.

Not much else was mentioned except some joke titles!
Not too surprising, given the UA, the upcoming seafaring comic book, the ship mini set, etc.
 

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dave2008

Legend
Wondering if we will ever get dark sun setting for 5th
So far the 5e team has been very reliable about producing what they say they will, and they have said they will do Dark Sun. So I would guess that we will indeed see Dark Sun in the future. However, the real question is when will it come out? Based on where we are currently I don't think it is coming in 2019. Based on the comments from the interview I don't think it is coming in 2020 either. Maybe 2021? It could of course, slip into '19 or '20 as product similar to the "Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron." I playtest type of document. I guess it depends what they mean by 3-4 major releases.
 


gyor

Legend
So far the 5e team has been very reliable about producing what they say they will, and they have said they will do Dark Sun. So I would guess that we will indeed see Dark Sun in the future. However, the real question is when will it come out? Based on where we are currently I don't think it is coming in 2019. Based on the comments from the interview I don't think it is coming in 2020 either. Maybe 2021? It could of course, slip into '19 or '20 as product similar to the "Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron." I playtest type of document. I guess it depends what they mean by 3-4 major releases.
PDFs don't count as major releases.
 


vecna00

Explorer
That is my thought as well - so if that is the case: we could see Dark Sun this year or next as non-major release similar to Eberron.
As soon as the psionics rules are finished, Dark Sun will be around the corner* in either PDF or print.

*Relatively speaking, of course.
 

Parmandur

Legend
In D&D NEws yesterday, Greg Tito said that new 2019 products would be "coming earlier than you think" but that as far as when announcements are coming he would be "playing by ear."

Feels like this book might be in stores in April or March, like Curse of Strahd...

He also says the product is "not what people are guessing" on the forums and social media.
 
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Satyrn

First Post
As soon as the psionics rules are finished, Dark Sun will be around the corner* in either PDF or print.

*Relatively speaking, of course.
Well here's hoping you're right, and they don't take another 4 years playtesting the thri-kreen
 

Parmandur

Legend
Well here's hoping you're right, and they don't take another 4 years playtesting the thri-kreen
Literally no such thing as too much playtesting. That being said, Mearls has specified the time table for a new Class is ~2 years of playtesting, Races/Subraces or Subclasses are quicker.
 

Dark Sun only need a psionic class, but somebody may miss the others, like the wilder, the soulknife, warmind, ardent or lurker.

If a new class need two years, then let's forget Tarak-Tur. That is a setting to put new classes like the sohei or 5th Ed version of the martial adepts (crusader, swordsage and warblade). And al-Qaudim also needs its sha'ir class, maybe with a game mechanic like the vestige binder.
 

Aebir-Toril

J.C. Denton probably
In D&D NEws yesterday, Greg Tito said that new 2019 products would be "coming earlier than you think" but that as far as when announcements are coming he would be "playing by ear."

Feels like this book might be in stores in April or March, like Curse of Strahd...

He also says the product is "not what people are guessing" on the forums and social media.
Well... If he is not being untruthful, then it's time to start formulating new guesses! :)
 

Satyrn

First Post
Literally no such thing as too much playtesting. That being said, Mearls has specified the time table for a new Class is ~2 years of playtesting, Races/Subraces or Subclasses are quicker.
If you're interested in participating in some joketesting, I'd appreciate if you answered my quick survey:

Would you have laughed if I had ended my post with a smiley face?
 


pukunui

Hero
Literally no such thing as too much playtesting.
There very much is such a thing as not enough playtesting, though. As we have discussed elsewhere, too much of what’s in books like XGE feels half-baked to me. As a fan of psionics, I would very much prefer that WotC take however much time they need to actually get it right, rather than release buggy mechanics with the expectation that I, as consumer, will patch it myself.
 

Parmandur

Legend
OK, I listened to the Dragon Talk Sage Advice video about underwater combat. It was a pretty straightforward review of the DMG and PHB rules that were relevant, however...they dropped a fee interesting bits. After discussing Aquaman, Tito said that it was great fuel for campaign ideas alongside the rules they had just discussed and "ummmm...upcoming products..." In addition, they teased that there might be some product discussion at PAX South this coming weekend, and while going through upcoming third party products Tito cracked that he had no idea why a to-scale sailing ship would be useful, and made Crawford break down laughing, and then talk about how weird it is to talk about anything at this time of the year before they have made any announcements.
 

Parmandur

Legend
There very much is such a thing as not enough playtesting, though. As we have discussed elsewhere, too much of what’s in books like XGE feels half-baked to me. As a fan of psionics, I would very much prefer that WotC take however much time they need to actually get it right, rather than release buggy mechanics with the expectation that I, as consumer, will patch it myself.
I agree in principle, although I haven't seen anything problematic in the books so far.
 

pukunui

Hero
I agree in principle, although I haven't seen anything problematic in the books so far.
Arcane archer and redemption paladin from XGE are two examples that spring to mind. Both could have used another editing / playtesting pass before being published.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Arcane archer and redemption paladin from XGE are two examples that spring to mind. Both could have used another editing / playtesting pass before being published.
Neither seemed all that off in prior reads, what in particular (other than the art still reflecting a non-armored Paladin)?
 


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