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D&D 5E Tracy & Laura Hickman Announce Skyraiders of Abarax

Tracy and Laura Hickman, known for the Dragonlance setting and the original Ravenloft module, have announced a D&D 5E setting called Skyraiders of Abarax. It will be coming to Kickstarter this fall. There's not much more information yet, other than a mailing list for updates and a single (stunning) art piece.

Their Facebook page actually says "AD&D 5E", rather than "D&D 5E", although I'm not sure whether that's significant.

"Tracy & Laura Hickman's first adventure world since Dragonlance ... coming to AD&D 5E through Kickstarter this fall! Join us in the creation of Sky-high Fantasy discovered through magical books brought to life our unique 'Living Tome System'."


There's also a couple of other art pieces floating about on social media.

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Russ Morrissey

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The Living Tome system sounds ambitious, and I'll admit I am skeptical. Still it sounds like you don't need it to use the books, and hopefully development on that doesn't hold the rest of it up.

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I almost backed it, but the whole Living Tome thing kind of turned me off. I could just ignore that part of it, I guess, but part of me worries it's zero sum in terms of effort: any time they spend making the digital part work is time they aren't spending on basic content.

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I'm really impressed with the production quality we've seen so far. While that doesn't necessarily translate into a great game, it's a good sign! The deluxe editions look like they are going to be gorgeous!

Tracy Hickman has managed to be a major contributor on a lot of fantasy properties I've really enjoyed, not the least of which is Dragonlance. I'm giving this a shot for the digital books, I think $30 for two digital books is a pretty good deal!


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I'm intrigued by the Living Tome, and want to know more......I'm about 90% sure I'll back, but I have SO MANY SETTINGS already....that I'll never play.


Looks like it'll give Level Up a run for its money on Kickstarter. I'd rather have adventures from from the Hickman's as I think they are good adventure designers but I trust they'll be able to put together a professional product.

Sometimes I wish WOTC would put out ultra-premium editions of their new books and not just a different cover. The pledges for this Kickstarter show a fairly wide range of pledges for different formats of both books. As of this post, 324 people buying the $30 pdf set, 644 buying the $100 hardcover set, 220 buying the $180 collector hardcover set, 72 buying the $250 complete set (hardcovers plus extras), and 143 buying the $330 Collector's complete set (collector hardcovers plus extras).

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