D&D 5E What big thing is supposed to be next week?

IronWolf

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Guys, it won't be merger, acquisition, and divesture activity because of the sensitive nature of that work. Only a handful of insiders in the companies are allowed to be aware prior to announcement and deals die if they leak. Certainly you don't start PR pounding an unannounced deal.


Yeah, that was my only thought on why it might not be something like that.

Nagol said:
Because of the possible mainstream mention, it'll probably be something that crosses into a more mainstream media like movies or television series.

Since the movie was supposed to release Dec 31, 2011 and didn't, it's likely the Book of Vile Darkness release announcement with some entertainment/insider writeups. If we're really lucky, maybe they'll also announce a Game of Thrones style mini-series/syndicated series.

Frankly I would be a bit disappointed if all the buzz is simply about a movie or television related release of something. Though I guess if the movie had a good director or notable actors it might be buzz worthy.
 

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Nagol

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Yeah, that was my only thought on why it might not be something like that.



Frankly I would be a bit disappointed if all the buzz is simply about a movie or television related release of something. Though I guess if the movie had a good director or notable actors it might be buzz worthy.

The problem with buzz is people try to generate it because having it sells product rather than allowing spontaneous generation because something is deemed buzz-worthy by the audience.

Generating buzz without generating false expectations is a difficult art and one I haven't seen from WotC in the past.
 

caudor

Adventurer
The only way I think it could be a movie is if Morrus is starring in it. I don't think Morrus would be excited enough about a movie to create a countdown clock, and he seems a little excited.
 


We've seen Monte Cook start working for WotC (and move out there). We've seen lots of articles and polls about what people want out of D&D from him and Mearls. I'd be surprised if this was the sale of WotC given the direction they've been moving in.

I doubt it's a movie or somesuch (MMO) given Chris Pramas's "interesting times ahead".

And I don't think it's bad news for WotC given the way it's being publicized.



My guesses are either that it's 5e or some other major product release. (Hadn't Morrus posted that 5e was going to be announced at Gen Con?)
 
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Morrus

Well, that was fun
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The only way I think it could be a movie is if Morrus is starring in it. I don't think Morrus would be excited enough about a movie to create a countdown clock, and he seems a little excited.

You are correct. I would not find another D&D movie exciting.
 










Imperialus

Explorer
meh. So edition warring will have official sanction now.

I wish them the best, but I think my tastes in gaming are far enough removed from the 3rd ed/4th ed hybrid that I'm sure will emerge I'm not exactly jumping up and down with excitement.
 

UngainlyTitan

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More importantly, WotC is now following paizo's lead on fan involvement in development. The student has become the teacher.
Colour me underwhelmed, I am not too sure I can work much interested in a new edition of D&D even an open beta. The details of the announcement will be interesting. How long is the open beta? what will happen to 4e and DDI support?
The biggest downside would be the flamewars will begin all over again as the various side try to get their issues addressed.
 

LurkAway

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More importantly, WotC is now following paizo's lead on fan involvement in development. The student has become the teacher.
After all the numerous threads about improving D&D (there must be dozens and dozens: Dear Monte, L&L feedback threads, etc.) and more geek hours invested than I could possibly want to imagine, I think I'd personally be too exhausted to contribute my two cents directly to WoTC and perhaps others feel the same?

So who volunteers to trawl through thousands of pages to produce 'The Best of Enworld's 5E suggestions?' :)
 

Ranes

Adventurer
Interesting that WotC are conducting this experiment but I can't help thinking of the equation:

Camel = Horse + Committee

Seems most likely to result in a design that appeals to the lowest common denominator. Quite the opposite of how the original game was conceived and developed.

Still, will follow with interest and participate, if possible and if, as the article suggests, it's more than an open beta.
 

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