There are 5 East Asian Settings: Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Filipino inspired. And a pair of Persian and Indian Setting, to boot.Sure. Are there any worlds in RC that are OA adjacent? I haven’t kept up with what’s in it besides the Día de Muertos setting/adventure.
Yeah, I think it was something like that. The whole thing was tongue-in-cheek and really entertaining. NZ was listed as a nation still loyal to the Queen (and therefore right-thinking), while IIRC they put AU as the "Disunited States of Autralia" or something like that (and there were a lot of "Disunited States of X" in there). Again, my memory is vague, but I think somewhere in the NZ portion they also had a Doctor Who reference.
Those two are not mutually exclusive. A property having a name that’s out of fashion has nothing to do with whether people have nostalgia for that thing. There almost certainly is a nostalgia market to tap. WotC chooses not to tap it based on the name…except, you know, selling the line as PDFs on drivethrurpg.This would be my guess.
Also its a brand name that isn't going to fly in 2022. So not even a nostalgia market to tap.
Answering my own question. Found this. Sounds awesome.Nice. Those could all be a lot if fun. I wonder who did the Indian setting. Any info on that one specifically?
You forgot Ghostwalk, and technically Jakandor.I think that Eberron was the first completely new and original D&D campaign setting produced by Wizards of the Coast...is that right? And it was the only completely new and original campaign setting for almost two decades, until Exandria was released in 2019. Every other campaign setting they've published has either been a re-release of older campaign settings, or was based on other games and IP (Diablo II, Warcraft, Magic: the Gathering). And it can be argued that Exandria isn't a WotC original, since it was first published by Green Ronin two years earlier.
For better or worse, TSR released 14 new and original campaign settings in 16 years, while WotC has only published two in 22 years. Is this an example of "less is more," or maybe "quality over quantity?" It seems like the safer strategy for WotC, at any rate: if they only spend money developing things that are tried and true, that already have a fan base, they can eliminate a lot of market uncertainty.
TSR took a lot more risks than WotC. To their ruin, it would seem.
Sure, that’s why I added technically. And Ghostwalk was one and done. I suspect WotC knew the proliferation of settings had contributed to TSRs issues and was gun shy for quit a while. Eberron arrived when 3E sales started to flag perhaps.If I recall, Jakandor was one of the "left over" products?
I think Eberron's timing proves that 3.5 was planned from the very beginning.Sure, that’s why I added technically. And Ghostwalk was one and done. I suspect WotC knew the proliferation of settings had contributed to TSRs issues and was gun shy for quit a while. Eberron arrived when 3E sales started to flag perhaps.
I believe the setting contest was a brilliant marketing device. Eberron was a campaign by committee ultimately, but Keith Baker's passion for the setting has been a constant. I think that is what a lot of the smaller selling settings lacked, a champion and face to put to the setting. FR has Ed Greenwood. Greyhawk is Gygaxian and has had many champions over the years. Dragonlance has Hickman and Weiss. Dark Sun? Troy Denning was the author of the DS Prism Pentad, but he is a prodigious author of lots of material in lots of settings. Planescape? Ravenloft? There is no 'go to' person for answers about what is the setting about.Sure, that’s why I added technically. And Ghostwalk was one and done. I suspect WotC knew the proliferation of settings had contributed to TSRs issues and was gun shy for quit a while. Eberron arrived when 3E sales started to flag perhaps.