D&D 5E Which MTG Setting would you want as an official D&D Setting?

What MTG Plane would you like to have an official D&D Setting Book?

  • Amonkhet

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • Dominaria

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Eldraine

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Ikoria

    Votes: 3 3.3%
  • Innistrad

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Ixalan

    Votes: 9 9.8%
  • Kaladesh

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Kaldheim

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Strixhaven

    Votes: 10 10.9%
  • Tarkir

    Votes: 6 6.5%
  • Zendikar

    Votes: 14 15.2%
  • Some other MTG Plane

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • No more MTG settings!

    Votes: 22 23.9%

Urriak Uruk

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Hello! So now that we are well into 2021, and the newest worlds of Magic the Gathering (Kaldheim, Strixhaven) have gotten a ton of lore dumps on them, I've noticed a load of speculation trying to tie UA and other teasers to the possibility of a new setting book for a MTG Plane.

This is not entirely surprising. Of the published campaign settings (there are technically soon-to-be 6), a third of these (Theros/Ravnica) are from MTG. It is not uncontroversial to think that WotC is considering releasing settings in the pattern of one legacy setting, one MTG setting in perpetuity.

This thread is not the place for that debate, but I am curious what MTG setting folks would be most keen to see, and what the split is with folks who never want to see another MTG setting again. So I have a handy poll included!

I have not included every MTG Plane, for the single reason that there are simply too many MTG planes for any poll to contain. Instead, I've limited the poll just to planes released since M15 (for some reason the MTG wiki makes a distinction here). This makes some sense as since M15, MTG has revisited the planes they most like (Zendikar, Innistrad) and introduced entirely new ones. I have included an "other" option for those who like some other plane, and a "no more MTG!" for those who don't like MTG setting books at all.

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I've limited the poll just to planes released since M15 (for some reason the MTG wiki makes a distinction here)
That's when the current card frame was introduced, and Magic started a new initiative for world building as a focus (when they brought James Wyatt over to work the Setting Bibles and art books).

I voted Eldraine.


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I know very little about any of these other than what a quick Googling can tell me, but:

I'd like to see Amonkhet, Tarkir, or Zendikar - assuming they could be done sensitively. My vote was for Zendikar.
Thing is, I know D&D has settings vaguely like these, but they haven't done much or anything woith them for some time, so...

Kaldheim would be nice, although there are a number of 5E Nordic books out there now.

Eldraine sounds like a fun, lighter, classic fairy tales and knights approach, which would be nice to see.

Ikoria was a close second, because the setting sounds so different.

I'm sort of surprised they haven't done Strixhaven yet.


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I didn't vote because, not being terribly familiar with any of the MTG planes, I don't have an opinion on which would make good D&D settings. However, I also really do like a lot of the interesting color and quirks that define so many of those planes (and also: art!), so I wouldn't mind another MTG book.

The MTG book I'd like to see is one that covers several of the most interesting planes, kind of a compendium of those old Planeshift docs. The first chapter could be an overview: "What is all this MTG Planeswalker stuff, anyway, and how might it fit into D&D?" Each of the remaining chapters would detail one of the more unique or popular Planes, and provide notes for adapting it to 5e mechanics (eg, backgrounds, unique items & spells, a few creatures here and there, etc).

WotC could easily get a couple chunky books out of that, selling them on the strength of the all the diverse options they might open up. And of course, a big adventure/campaign book would be a follow-up possibility, too.


I can't pick just one. I'd love to see Zendikar, Strixhaven, Dominaria, and Eldraine. Dragon focused Tarkir, would also be awesome. The weatherlight saga would also be a cool. Mirrodin/New Phyrexia would be a decent setting as well.


A suffusion of yellow
A Transformers/Kaladessh crossover!!! (only I was kidding).

I guess the next will be Innistrad, and some day Eldraine, and later Kaldheim.

As a Transformers fan, we've already had our D&D-esque crossover figures. They were Kreos. Additionally Rust Monsters are canon in Transformers as horrible monsters in the depths of Cybertron.

We're not going to get a crossover in stores becuase its been 20 years and where's my updated Skyquake and Thunderclash, Hasbro? Thunderclash even appeared in a new comic and everyone fell in love with him. Like, don't get me wrong, I appreciate the new Beast Wars figures and have Megs and Primal proudly on my desk, but I want a new Clench and Pyro and I want them to be huge, but instead we get like 5 variants of the same tank Megatron. I want my giant sparkly plastic incredibly 90s truck and firetruck. With the Turbomasters and the Predators. And the Stormtroopers and the Aquaspeeders. I mean, just, redo Sideswipe in Drench's colours with a new gun. It'll be fine.

Anywho, my endless ranting done for the moment, Tarkir's fun but honestly, while its a pretty much never going to happen again setting? Kamigawa has some promise

Kamigawa was more like a "one-shot". It is not easy to create new stories not-linked with the kamis.

Ilkoria is not easy to be adapted because it is about kaijus as potential monster allys, and it may the a broken power too easily.

I think Innistrad will be the closest to be published, because it allows new creative options that the new Ravenloft as setting couldn't, for example conflicts between supernatural factions. Maybe there is a open door for a future crossover, or at least some character from one in the other as "guest artist".

Eldraine looks as designed the Shreck version by WotC, mixing touchs of dark fantasy but also family-friendly. It is strange the total absence of news after this. When Theros was published they made a lot of effort for the lore to be known.

I don't feel confortable about the vampires from Ixalan. I am afraid they are too inspired in the Hispanophobic stereotypes of the Spanish black legend. And it is even more annoying when I remember Spanish empire really made a serious effort to be the least evil. How are you going to explain Natives American they should be happy because English arrived to the East Coast before the Spanishs who explored and conquered California?

* I wouldn't be too surprised if there is a new race of "ponyfolk", enough cutes, but not too ridiculous in a sword&sorcery world.

I voted "no more!" because I think we have enough for now, and the most "likely" ones seem pretty poor fits for D&D (Zendikar) and/or outright dull (Dominaria), but if there are any, Strixhaven and Eldraine should be top of the list. Strixhaven fits with something that's big in pop-culture fantasy and will likely remain so for decades, and Eldraine is something that D&D could use, and in a modern style.


I don't see why they'd do Innistrad, at least anytime soon, given that Ravenloft is about to come out.

I'm not a Magic player, but am also struck by the inventiveness of the planes, so would be happy with pretty much any of them, or at least most.

That said, my guess would be Strixhaven, which looks like it would have appeal to the younger demographic and is also upcoming. It wouldn't be my top choice, and would prefer something like Zendikar, New Phyrexia, Tarkir, Kamigawa, or even Dominaria.

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