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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Oofta

Legend
Heh, it is more like the rich business owner who goes to all the parties. The nonmages will be important in their own right. Some might be attending their own military officer training.
It's all just speculation. I have no problem with an "Adventures Academy", I think that can be quite fun.

I just don't want to shoehorn in a PC that doesn't fit the Harry Potter theme. I don't want to have to explain why the cook is suddenly playing Not Quidditch with the rest of the group. To be honest, HP always kind of struck me as a bit elitist.

I'm sure we'll get more info when it's released. If my assumptions are correct (I think odds are about 50/50) then I think it's a missed opportunity and I won't be buying it.
 

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Yaarel

Mind Mage
It's all just speculation. I have no problem with an "Adventures Academy", I think that can be quite fun.

I just don't want to shoehorn in a PC that doesn't fit the Harry Potter theme. I don't want to have to explain why the cook is suddenly playing Not Quidditch with the rest of the group. To be honest, HP always kind of struck me as a bit elitist.

I'm sure we'll get more info when it's released. If my assumptions are correct (I think odds are about 50/50) then I think it's a missed opportunity and I won't be buying it.

Personally, I am looking forward to an all-mage campaign. Finally. I hope it has magic items that improve spellcasting, the same way magic weapons and other items improve martial stats.

But if any players want a nonmage character. No problem. I will figure it out.
 


Oofta

Legend
Personally, I am looking forward to an all-mage campaign. Finally. I hope it has magic items that improve spellcasting, the same way magic weapons and other items improve martial stats.

But if any players want a nonmage character. No problem. I will figure it out.
I'm probably just having flashbacks to the last time I ran an all mage party. Despite every effort on my part, TPK. Twice.

But I also have a player that doesn't like running magic users of any sort. I don't want them to feel like a third wheel.

I hope it does well, it's just looks like it will not be the niche campaign setting for me.
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
I'm probably just having flashbacks to the last time I ran an all mage party. Despite every effort on my part, TPK. Twice.
Heh, emphasis on Paladin being a mage too!

But I also have a player that doesn't like running magic users of any sort. I don't want them to feel like a third wheel.
Important.

I hope it does well, it's just looks like it will not be niche campaign setting for me.
Of course, a setting needs to be one that the DM wants to do. Just like a character needs to be one that the player wants to do.
 









Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
I'm just going by what's been presented so far. All of the artwork and descriptions have been very wizard/sorcerer oriented.

Maybe I'm wrong, maybe this just isn't the book for me. Not the end of the world.

P.S. @Yaarel, I get what you're saying, but I don't want to play the flunky janitor who gets to hang out with the cool kids. :)
Did you read the Unearthed Arcana for the subclasses that came out for Strixhaven? Because if you had, you'd know that WotC intends for at least Bards, Druids, Sorcerers, Warlocks, and Wizards being in Strixhaven. (Artificer, while not included in the UA, also seems like an easy assumption for someone that would attend Strixhaven.) And, Ravnica and Theros both had tables and recommendations for how to fit all of the different classes (and subclasses) into the setting, so I'm assuming that WotC will do the same with this book.

JC also said in this video that any class can be present in Strixhaven, and that while they considered mandating spellcasting for the setting earlier on, they later just decided to allow any class/subclass in the setting.
 


Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
Todd Kendrick interviews Jeremy Crawford on Strixhaven player options.



Apologies for the triple-post, but he also confirmed in this that the Hobgoblin of the Feywild is going to be in an upcoming book. That's really interesting. I kind of had assumed that it had been abandoned awhile ago, but I guess not. I wonder what book it will be in . . . (maybe Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse?)
 

Stormonu

Legend
Gearing up for a RWBY - Harry Potter - Witchlight campaign when this thing is out. Adding in elements of RWBY will give the martials something to do, and a jaunt or three into the Witchlight via the Carnival allows for some deaging and/or shapeshifting antics to throw in the mix. Hoping it will be a hoot...
 




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