D&D 5E Strixhaven: Orientation

WotC has released an overview of the upcoming Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, as adventurers of levels 1-10 uncover a plot against the university. Teased are activities like tavern games, a magical frog race, an improv festival, and other social encounters. You can also take exams to improve your skills, join clubs, or get jobs.

Also included is a bestiary of over 40 new creatures.

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The Bibloplex contains most of the information in the multiverse. Plenty of other locations fill the book, such as Captain Dapplewing's Manor, a mansion built for the university professors. One adventure has the PCs breaking into the manor. Another adventure involves the main Strixhaven student sport, Mage Tower.

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey


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Please note the legally distinct version of Quidditch there.

I hate the idea of MTG books in D&D (as they exist at the expense of other possible settings being published being the cynical cross-promotion exercises they are). But, I did end up picking up Worse Sigil Ravnica and Theros because there are bits and pieces that I found useful on some level.

I don't think that will be happening here. This will be first release I'm skipping. If this is your bag, then more power to you.

Yeah. Not for me from what I've seen. I think my purchasing of wotc dnd5 adventures is at an end. Bought them all up to Frostmaiden and no plans since. Luckily there's lots other publishers and create your own!!
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I crit!
Oh! Yea! I think it would be a perfect following to Witchlight! Such a great idea!

I just had an idea! What if you have the carnival start in the same world as Strixhaven? Your kids could play kids from that world at the carnival, for the intro bit, if you decide to start it that way.
Then end it like the following in the spoiler tag.
with Witchlight with them being out back in time as those kids again, but instead of losing something from their childhood they get thier Strixhaven invitations when the get home from the carnival!


No rule is inviolate
Taking exams to improve skills and getting a student job? shudder Makes me think of a 2002 South Park episode where they were effectively playing D&D and came across the Harry Potter roleplay kids... I can't post what is said next because it's, well, South Park. Also foreshadowed in an old Knights of the Dinner Table comic strip where the ex-wife of Hackmaster's creator takes over and wants to remodel the game to attract the Harry Potter fans, causing the old-timers at the company to have near-apoplexy.


That all said, I'll try and keep an open mind.

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