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WotC What's your dream release schedule?

Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Supporter
I want the Star Trek replicator. First, getting a good cup of hot Earl Grey on demand is very civilized. Second, I want to able to say Computer, I want a set of 5E Social Interaction rules that use reputation, factions, and influence; uses flashback and montage mechanics; and that ties firmly into an expanded downtime system. That's not too much to ask, is it?
 

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Undrave

Hero
I want the Star Trek replicator. First, getting a good cup of hot Earl Grey on demand is very civilized. Second, I want to able to say Computer, I want a set of 5E Social Interaction rules that use reputation, factions, and influence; uses flashback and montage mechanics; and that ties firmly into an expanded downtime system. That's not too much to ask, is it?
I think point you could just go to the holodeck instead.
 

Undrave

Hero
I'd be in favour of something like that: Instead of a core PHB, have a core PHB for each setting they're doing. Either that or a essentials style PHB for the core with just elf, dwarf, human, halfling and a few major classes (Cleric, Fighter, Mage, Thief, maybe Druid), and then setting-specific PHBs for Forgotten Realms (that could have Strongheart Halflings, Tieflings, Sorcerers etc in it), one for Greyhawk, Eberron, etc. GMs that wanted to could say they're accepting races, classes, and subclasses from any book for their campaign, or limit it to a particular one or two. A Dark Sun one with psionics and psionic-related (sub)classes, the Dark Sun races and specific classes, etc, that sort of thing. It could encourage new settings that aren't just the same with sightly different geography, like now - you want a camelid race, some weird winged elves, angels, flesh golems, then go to town, with no monks, dragonborn, etc in there just because you feel like you have to add them because they're in the PHB.
That sounds like a good plan as well. So long as they don't have us wait a year before they had to that simplified core I'd be fine.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
I want the Star Trek replicator. First, getting a good cup of hot Earl Grey on demand is very civilized. Second, I want to able to say Computer, I want a set of 5E Social Interaction rules that use reputation, factions, and influence; uses flashback and montage mechanics; and that ties firmly into an expanded downtime system. That's not too much to ask, is it?
SUDDENLY THE USS ENWORLD PLUNGES into Warp 13. Redshirts died even before they get their shirts as the holodeck starts spawning orcs, kobolds, and blue haired aunties. All who wearing smoking jackets and carrying uzis. :)
 

Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Supporter
SUDDENLY THE USS ENWORLD PLUNGES into Warp 13. Redshirts died even before they get their shirts as the holodeck starts spawning orcs, kobolds, and blue haired aunties. All who wearing smoking jackets and carrying uzis. :)
Don't mess with the Agony Aunts. You're +1 armor won't save you from Eventually Assured Destruction.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
Ok, My dream. Adventure path book with AL modules. Setting book non-al. Second year same. Third year. Adventure path book and one either region for FR, MM, etc. So it would be not to 2024 before I would have buy an additional Hard cover with is not a campaign.
 

Mistwell

Legend
Dream release schedule: You'd have to start with The Endless, because it's about Morpheous and you'll want Death, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium/Delight. Then I'd move on to Dreams and nightmares, like Cain and Abel, Corinthian, Eve, Fiddler's Green, Gate Keepers, Gregory, Goldie, Lucien, Matthew, and Mervyn Pumpkinhead. Then I'd do a book on Gods and Demi-gods, followed by Angels, Fallen Angels, and Devils, then the Fair Folk, and finally Immortals, witches and magical humans.
 

Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
Supporter
Dream release schedule: You'd have to start with The Endless, because it's about Morpheous and you'll want Death, Destiny, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium/Delight. Then I'd move on to Dreams and nightmares, like Cain and Abel, Corinthian, Eve, Fiddler's Green, Gate Keepers, Gregory, Goldie, Lucien, Matthew, and Mervyn Pumpkinhead. Then I'd do a book on Gods and Demi-gods, followed by Angels, Fallen Angels, and Devils, then the Fair Folk, and finally Immortals, witches and magical humans.
So meta. So Gaiman. 👏
 


I want them to redo Sword Coast Adventure Guide, and actually do it right this time. Put the Waterdeep Enchiridion and Baldur's Gate Gazetteer in the book, along with very detailed explanations of all of the other main cities.
 


doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I tried. It was the least amount of fun I’ve had DMing an adventure for as long as I can remember. Please don’t dismiss my experience just because it doesn’t jive with yours.
I didn’t dismiss anything, you just tried to speak definitively as if no one would have a different experience. 🤷‍♂️
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Yeah, but they could've made a different setting book to make money. It was the first real setting book of 5e, and they chose the setting that basically nobody asked for.
And it made so much money that they have made two other major setting books since then, and explicitly wouldn’t have, had Ravnica not sold very very well.
 

Mercurius

Legend
Yeah, but they could've made a different setting book to make money. It was the first real setting book of 5e, and they chose the setting that basically nobody asked for.
And because of that, it was a welcome surprise (to me). I really enjoy new, non-traditional settings, so getting Ravnica--and soon, Theros--was a bit like the glory days of 2E, but without the bloat.

I've found that the people who were/are upset about Ravnica are basically either "setting traditionalists"--wanting endless re-hashings of the same old worlds, in particular their personal favorite--or "anti-Magicists," who have some strange beef with MtG. Given the wealth of old settings available, I don't resonate with the first, even though I would be quite happy to see new and shiny treatments of many older settings. The anti-Magic thing also doesn't resonate with me. I played it literally once or twice when it first came out, but never got into CCGs. But I've always liked the imagination of the worlds and art, so porting them into D&D is quite welcome.
 


Parmandur

Legend
Yeah, but they could've made a different setting book to make money. It was the first real setting book of 5e, and they chose the setting that basically nobody asked for.
Well, not that there is anything at my with you not liking the book, but Ravnica is massively, massively popular with Magic players, who are numerous indeed. I am certain that oodles of people were asking for it specifically, I'd seen requests for Ravnica on wishlists for yeaaaaars before anybody thought it may actually happen ...
 

Parmandur

Legend
My ideal release schedule is pretty close to what we have now:

  • One major hardcover a Fiscal Quarter
  • 1-2 Adventure books, new Storylines or classic ports like Saltmarsh
  • 2-3 Setting books, mixing player options, DMtools,monsters and Setting detail (including tons of Adventure building tools)
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
My ideal release schedule is pretty close to what we have now:

  • One major hardcover a Fiscal Quarter
  • 1-2 Adventure books, new Storylines or classic ports like Saltmarsh
  • 2-3 Setting books, mixing player options, DMtools,monsters and Setting detail (including tons of Adventure building tools)
Yeah they are really right in the sweet spot, for me. It’s mostly just where exactly in the groove we’d rather be, it seems.
 



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