D&D 5E What would you want to see in a hypothetical 5e Kaldheim Campaign Setting Book?

What would you want to see in a hypothetical 5e Kaldheim Campaign Setting Book?

I'd want lots and lots of maps, Haggi Trolls and some other new playable races, more Mythic monsters, Doomskar rules and optional rules for Setting Kaldheim in different multiverses like how to put it in the default D&D Cosmology, how to put it in the Blind Eternities, what if you want it to just be its own seperate multiverse, with optional rules for each option like no Planeshift spell for the Blind Eternities version.
 

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vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
- New archetypes for most classes: I would want to avoid the trope that all viking-esque character is a barbarian or a druid.

Maybe re-do the giant origin for sorcerer or maybe a blizzard origin (4e had one PP like that), reprint the rune-knight, give us a water-ice based ranger etc...

- A do-over for the arctic survival rules of Rime of the Frostmaiden.

- Ship rules for smaller ships

- Obvs new monsters, faction with reputation points tracking etc
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
I'd want everything you've got in your OP... but I explicitly don't want any stuff on the multiverse. I'd prefer if they don't put any of that stuff in writing so that DMs can solve that riddle themselves.

If they absolutely must answer the D&D vs. MTG multiverse question, it should go in a Planescape/Multiverse book, and not be tied to a specific setting book.
 




Faolyn

(she/her)
What's a Kaldheim?
From what I gather, it's like Theros, but Norse instead of Greek. And it's very snowy.

@Henadic Theologian, what do you think are the most important aspects of the setting? Especially for those of us who don't know MtG. Do the gods play an important role? The wiki says that there are prophecies. Is this something that affects players--like, would there be Prophecy Gifts in the same way Theros had Supernatural Gifts? So far, both of the MtG settings for D&D showcased a particular optional rule from the DMG: renown for Ravnica and piety for Theros. What would Kaldheim showcase or introduce?
 

From what I gather, it's like Theros, but Norse instead of Greek. And it's very snowy.

@Henadic Theologian, what do you think are the most important aspects of the setting? Especially for those of us who don't know MtG. Do the gods play an important role? The wiki says that there are prophecies. Is this something that affects players--like, would there be Prophecy Gifts in the same way Theros had Supernatural Gifts? So far, both of the MtG settings for D&D showcased a particular optional rule from the DMG: renown for Ravnica and piety for Theros. What would Kaldheim showcase or introduce?

The Gods play an important part in Kaldheim, but not nearly as important as Theros, Kaldheim Gods are ageless, but still otherwise mortal, where as Theros Gods are indestructible and very inhuman.

Prophecy Gifts is an interesting idea, possibly.


I could Kaldheim introducing Doomskar rules, Snow Survival rules, Rune Magic beyond just the Rune Knight, some kind of Foretell inspired spells, maybe improved Water Vehicle Rules, possible rules for becoming a Kaldheim God.
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Viking-themed?
Expand the Cold Weather rules a bit using 3e Frostburn for inspiration.
Include hypothermia (freezing, on land or in water)
Swimming - and drowning, for when you try to swim but fail
Ship combat and carrying capacity rules. Sure I "found" all this fancy stuff - can I get it all home?
Gear found on a ship that you don't encounter ashore (modern example: life jacket)

This might take a page or two each. I don't want realistic and detailed essays, I want more than just "Roll Survival, DC 15, to get through safely".
 

Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
What's a Kaldheim?

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Parmandur

Book-Friend
As Kaldheim has its own set of deities, I would like to see a continuation of the piety system introduced in Mythic Odysseys of Theros for the Kaldheim pantheon.
Actually, quite the opposite: Kaldheim has no Devotion mechanics, unlike the Theros cards. The Kaldheim deities are a little more activist than your standard D&D gods still, but they are not as tied into society and personal Piety as in Theros.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
From what I gather, it's like Theros, but Norse instead of Greek. And it's very snowy.

@Henadic Theologian, what do you think are the most important aspects of the setting? Especially for those of us who don't know MtG. Do the gods play an important role? The wiki says that there are prophecies. Is this something that affects players--like, would there be Prophecy Gifts in the same way Theros had Supernatural Gifts? So far, both of the MtG settings for D&D showcased a particular optional rule from the DMG: renown for Ravnica and piety for Theros. What would Kaldheim showcase or introduce?
I don't know.if Strixhaben will be doing that sort of DG showcasing: maybe factions and downtime there?

As to Kaldheim: Foretell is a big mechanic in the cards, but I'm not sure how that would translate to D&D as implemented in Magic (the Foretell cards allow a Spell to be partly paid for, and wait for another turn to pay the full cost).

Survival rules seem probable, as the Ten Realma are all frozen and harsh environments.

Vehicle rules might make a comeback.
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
I'm guessing Strixhaven was supposed to showcase multiclass archetypes but there was too much pushback against them.
While neat and innovative, that's not nearly the sort of mechanical showcase that Rek own and Piety were. Theros characters are more or less defined by the Piety track, same with Ravnica and Reknown with the Guilds.
 


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