D&D Movie/TV The D&D versions of Theros, Ravnica, and Arcvios should be seperate from the MtG versions.

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
They already did develop more then two different storylines for their MtG settings. Its established that in the MtG cartoon (if it ever happens), its a seperate timeline, Gideon is still alive in it.

The Boom Comics timeline is also set in a seperate timeline from the main MtG setting, its own story.
I don’t think this tells us anything about the TTRPG line. It just tells us that they don’t care if cartoons and comic books change “canon”.
 

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Undrave

Legend
Just like the Boom Comics storyline and the hypothetical Netflix cartoon are seperate canons, I would like the MtG D&D crossover to be seperate from the main MtG setting, which in some ways they already are.

Thoughts?

And Strixhaven also has Tieflings, Halflings, Dragonborn, etc..., and no indication of those races being added to none D&D MtG sets.

But I'd love an official statement on this.

I say this with the utmost love in my heart: Only NERDS care about canon and continuity.

Cataloguing all the Universal Streams, including the one micro-continuity from that one Black Friday pack of toy, can be a hoot and I'm here for the nerderry of it, but at the end of the day it's all made up anyway and the average consumer isn't gonna care what is in what continuity. Is Roger Moore Bond the same guy as Sean Connery Bond? It doesn't matter and nobody cares and people still went to see the films.

When it comes to franchises with multiple continuity, it's best to not lose sleep over it. Continuity is your tool, not your master.
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Supporter
I'm just saying they should acknowledge that the versions in the D&D setting are tied to the D&D story and multiverse, not to the disaster that is MtG's ongoing story.

I think I am repeating myself.

I don't think they need to acknowledge that there are separate stories, because I don't think there will be ongoing story for Theros in D&D. They created a setting book, but it is basically a one-off, not a product that's getting long-term support. They make an occasional reference in another product, but I don't think that's intended to make a "story".

The D&D setting was published in 2020. To my knowledge, WotC has not published any adventures or other products for it in the following years. It isn't an ongoing thing for D&D.

Overall, metaplot isn't a thing they seem to be doing in D&D these days. Even in the Forgotten Realms, their single most supported setting, they have a bunch of large adventures, but those don't really form a "story".
 
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I say this with the utmost love in my heart: Only NERDS care about canon and continuity.

Cataloguing all the Universal Streams including the one micro-continuity from that one Black Friday pack of toy can be a hoot and I'm here for the nerderry of it, but at the end of the day it's all made up anyway and the average consumer isn't gonna care what is in what continuity. Is Roger Moore Bond the same guy as Sean Connery Bond? It doesn't matter and nobody cares and people still went to see the films.

When it comes to franchises with multiple continuity, it's best to not lose sleep over it. Continuity is your tool, not your master.

"Only NERDS care about canon and continuity." Nerds are the bedrock that is the foundation of fandoms, without nerds all of this falls apart. Nerds care about continuty so regular folks don't have too, but if none cares then everything turns to naughty word and stories and plotlines stop making sense and the quality falls faster.
 


Undrave

Legend
"Only NERDS care about canon and continuity." Nerds are the bedrock that is the foundation of fandoms, without nerds all of this falls apart. Nerds care about continuty so regular folks don't have too, but if none cares then everything turns to naughty word and stories and plotlines stop making sense and the quality falls faster.
I said "Only NERDS care about canon and continuity" as a playful jab. The important thing is to
NOT lose sight that we’re here to have fun. Obsessing over continuity gaffe by authors who are very much humans and probably don’t care about canon half as much as you will lead you nowhere. I enjoy a deep dive into a multiverse as much as the next guy, but it’s still supposed to be FUN.

I freakin’ LOVE Super Sentai, and every year TOEI brings us a new show that appears to be set in its own universe where the previous heroes are nowhere to be seen. But every year they also give us a ‘VS’ movie where the current team meets last year’s team and it makes NO SENSE! To say nothing of the Super Hero Taisen movies… or that one movie where they meet Shotaro Ishinomori as a kid, the real-life creator of Super Sentai and Kamen Rider…

Sometimes there’s talk of different dimensions but those are super rare, so usually there’s no explanation. The old heroes were just hanging around. After a while you just accept it and stop trying to find a canon justification. It’s a silly movie for little kids where your favorite heroes get to hang out and fight together. It’s FUN and you cheer when you get a 10+ people roll call with explosions because that’s what the movie’s ultimately about.

Basically: Canon and continuity can be rad, but sometimes you just gotta accept that things don’t make sense.
 



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