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D&D 5E Two New D&D Books Revealed: Feywild & Strixhaven Mage School

Amazon has revealed the next two D&D hardcovers! The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is a feywild adventure due in September, and Curriculum of Chaos is a Magic: the Gathering setting of Strixhaven, which looks like a Harry Potter-esque mage school, set for November.


The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is D&D's next big adventure storyline that brings the wicked whimsy of the Feywild to fifth edition for the first time.

The recent Unearthed Arcana, Folk of the Feywild, contained the fairy, hobgoblin of the Feywild, owlfolk, and rabbitfolk. UA is usually a good preview of what's in upcoming D&D books.

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Curriculum of Chaos is an upcoming D&D release set in the Magic: The Gathering world of Strixhaven -- a brand new MtG set only just launched.

Strixhaven is a school of mages on the plane of Arcavios, an elite university with five rival colleges founded by dragons: Silverquill (eloquence), Prismari (elemental arts), Witherbloom (life and death), Lorehold (archaeomancy), and Quandrix (numeromancy). You can read more about the M:tG set here.

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You will be able to tune into WotC's streamed event D&D Live on July 16 and 17 for details on both, including new character options, monsters, mechanics, story hooks, and more!


 
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Sunsword

Adventurer
Damn, but did Amazon really spoil this one, stealing WotC's D&D live 2021s Thunder. And in a weird way too revealing, Chris Perkin's Summer Adventure, but then skipping James Wyatt book and revealing Amanada Hammon's book in November. This means that James Wyatt's book HAS to be a Classic settings book, because otherwise folks were mislead about the classic settings.
Do you think the Feywild book is considered "classic"? It originated in 4E.

Not saying that Wyatt's book won't be a classic though.
 





Strixhaven will have new Races, that's what the Fey UA Race options was about: as I pointed out at the time, the options on hand fit in Strixhaven an not any existing D&D Setting, particularly the focus on anthropomorphic animals.

Of the Witchlight has Frogfolk, it suggests the Owlfolk and Rabbitfolk are for it too.
 

DEFCON 1

Legend
Another MtG book.....what the hell....it's a D&D game, one crossover was enough. Now it's a thing?!

We're never getting a Psionics book or Planescape, are we? :mad:
Nope. Cause none of the psionics fans could agree on what kind of psionics they needed... and you can already play Planescape by using all of your 2E material, you don't need a 5E book. So they're making other stuff instead. :)
 



Minigiant

Legend
Supporter
The thing that worries me about Strixhaven is that it's 2 elements (MTG and Magic School) are not exactly friendly to D&D adventure.

Magic Schools are usually all wizards which is a strike against D&D. They'll have to teach DMs to run all arcanists. And their adventures are usually wizard battles or big honking wars.
Then you have MTG which leans to wizard battles and all out war. The stories are all about warring factions and planeswalkers.

So unless everyone is run "Chamber of Secrets" adventures, there are few adventures that stay in the school environment. A D&D Magical School setting really needs to be built with D&D in mind from the start. To keep in mind for fighters and dragons and dungeons. So my confidence in a Magical School port to D&D is rather low.
 


Nope. Cause none of the psionics fans could agree on what kind of psionics they needed... and you can already play Planescape by using all of your 2E material, you don't need a 5E book. So they're making other stuff instead. :)

Your jumping to the wrong conclusions, both Darksun and Planescape are top tier in popularity for settings,just because they aren't coming this year, doesn't mean they aren't coming.
 

Mercurius

Legend
Finally, and not suprising. Feywild has been hinted at, and when I looked deeper into the Magic setting and read about Strixhaven, it seemed like a no-brainer, as far as wide appeal goes. I still hope we see one of the more gonzo settings like Zendikar or Ikoria or New Phyrexia...hopefully 2022-23.

This might also mean that they're truly going to one new Magic setting each year as this is the second year in a row. I would think this also somewhat solidifies the template for the next few years, or at least 2021-23:

1 classic setting
1 Magic setting
2 adventures (1 story arc, 1 compilation)
1 splat
 



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