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D&D 5E Which three classic settings do you think WotC will publish in 2022-23? (Fixed)

Pick three and only three

  • Planescape

    Votes: 106 71.6%
  • Spelljammer

    Votes: 53 35.8%
  • Dark Sun

    Votes: 90 60.8%
  • Forgotten Realms (Faerun)

    Votes: 33 22.3%
  • Beyond Faerun (Al-Qadim, Kara-Tur, Maztica, etc)

    Votes: 8 5.4%
  • Dragonlance

    Votes: 78 52.7%
  • Greyhawk

    Votes: 32 21.6%
  • Mystara

    Votes: 10 6.8%
  • Birthright

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Nentir Vale

    Votes: 11 7.4%
  • Council of Wyrms

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Ghostlight

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Blackmoor

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Pelinore

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jakandor

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dragon Fist

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rokugan

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other non-D&D setting (e.g. Gamma World, etc)

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Don't Care/Whatever

    Votes: 3 2.0%

  • Total voters
    148

Mercurius

Legend
Sorry, I forgot to include Dark Sun in that last one but instead included Birthright twice! Whoops.

Emphasis on what you THINK, not what you want.

We know that we'll see two in 2022 plus a "cameo" of some kind, then a third in 2023. That's all, afaik, at least that they've mentioned (meaning, there could be more in 2024 and beyond).

Also, I'm not talking about the "cameo"--which is presumably in another product--but actual full setting treatments.

I'm using this as the source, which I think includes every official D&D setting ever published in any form or fashion by TSR or WotC. I've included the ones we all know have less than a 0.1% of publication (e.g. Pelinore), just for the sake of completeness.

Again, try to refrain from picking what you want and instead pick what you think they'll publish. Three of them.

p.s. Mahasarpa would be part of "Beyond Faerun."
 
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Mercurius

Legend
My picks, in order of likelihood:

Very likely: Planescape, Dark Sun
Quite possible: Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance
Maybe, but probably not: Spelljammer, Greyhawk
Very unlikely but maybe someday: Mystara, Beyond Faerun, Birthright, Nentir Vale, Council of Wyrms, Gamma World
RIP: Everything else

I think the first two are virtual locks. I keep going back and forth between FR and DL, but currently give FR the edge. But that could change after one convincing post. The rest...I'd be surprised, to varying degrees. I still think we could see Greyhawk in 2024. Spelljammer will be present, but not as a standalone, at least not as one of the three.
 



Stormonu

Legend
I think we have a good chance to see Planescape, though the bigger question is will it be pure Planescape or Planescape/Spelljammer.

Forgotten Realms is a no-brainer, the question is what it will cover - a rehash of the Sword Coast, the Dalelands, The North or something more ambitious?

Dark Sun is a cross-my-fingers, but it was released under 4E, and there was a recent kickstarter (that was scrapped) that proved there is interest. It also creates a frame around which we could see further psionic development. It's a maybe buoyed by hope.

The only other one I can think of for contention is Dragonlance, but for that one I think we're just going to see novels and not any setting material.
 


Mercurius

Legend
I think we have a good chance to see Planescape, though the bigger question is will it be pure Planescape or Planescape/Spelljammer.

Forgotten Realms is a no-brainer, the question is what it will cover - a rehash of the Sword Coast, the Dalelands, The North or something more ambitious?
Yes, good question. I think it is either a 5E version of the FRCS--focused on Faerun, but with mention of other continents--or a focus on another area, such as the Dalelands/Moonsea region. I'd guess the former, as the latter implies focus on said region via story arcs, and I think they're going to be less Realmscentric going forward.
Dark Sun is a cross-my-fingers, but it was released under 4E, and there was a recent kickstarter (that was scrapped) that proved there is interest. It also creates a frame around which we could see further psionic development. It's a maybe buoyed by hope.
It also provides genres (sword and sorcery, post-apocalyptic, gritty) that 5E hasn't really covered. Plus, it is enormously popular, at least among grogs and neo-grogs.
The only other one I can think of for contention is Dragonlance, but for that one I think we're just going to see novels and not any setting material.
That is my take right now, but as I said, could change with a convincing post. Yours wasn't it or, rather, solidified my pick of FR.
 


JThursby

Explorer
I suppose I should have included an Eberron option. Alas.
I like Eberron as much as the next guy, but I can't imagine we will ever see a Wizards published Eberron book again for this edition of D&D. Keith Baker seems to be doing all the work for Eberron on his own, and we haven't seen any real interest or investment into Eberron from Wizards post Rising from the Last War. If you're a fan of the setting like I am, I recommend checking out Keith Baker's recent material on DM's Guild, Exploring Eberron was great.

Spelljammer has been one of Chris Perkins' hobby horses for a while, and if those new Dragonlance novels are coming out I imagine Wizards will want to publish a splat book on the setting (and likely never re-visit either ever again this edition except mentioned in passing). Both of these settings are likely candidates in my mind.

Based on how Wizards has defined "setting" in the recent past, a more cynical part of me wouldn't be surprised if all three of the "classic settings" were just 3 nations in Faerun; Neverwinter, Luskan and Thay if I had to guess.
 

Comstr

First Post
Forgotten Realms. Because it's flat, boring and everyone knows it. It's the Sword Coast. Again. Also Baldur's Gate 3.

Planescape with Spelljammer ships. It links to MTG planeswalkers and BG3 has a big Spelljammer in it's intro movie.

Dragonlance - they are making a new book series and it will tie in. Make it a ongoing adventure path with 20+ adventures and people start paying subscriptions. And subscriptions is how you make money with content these days. And content is how you make steaming services.

Cameo - Mystera in a red box release version. Everyone who was around in the 80's knows the red box.


Sadly we already know Ravenloft is one, FR is going to be another.
 

ninjayeti

Adventurer
I think Greyhawk will be one. 5E already has GH pretty strongly woven into it, and the only thing we are really missing is an official setting book.

1) We have official WotC adventures set in FR, Ravenloft, and GH. GH is the only one without a setting book.
2) Two of the "Guide" books are named after GH characters.
3) GH is one of the four pantheons described in the PHB (two of the others - FR and Eberron - have their own setting books).
4) GH was created by Gary Gygax and was the first official D&D setting. With Saltmarsh and TftYP Wizards talked about wanting newer players have a continuity of experience with older generations of players. No setting serves that interest better than GH.

The main counterargument to GH has always been that it fills the same niche as FR. And that was a good argument when we only had a couple of setting books out. But with Stryxhaven we are going to have what, seven(?) official setting books with four or five more in some stage of development. At this point it is hard to argue we can't have two that fill the "standard D&D assumptions" role.
 


I picked Planescape, Darksun, and Forgotten Realms.

I picked Planescape because they kept taking about the Multiverse, a clear hint, Planescape is a Tier 1 setting in popularity, and it's a chance to unify things and deal with some glaring omissions in 5e like no manual of the planes and the 3 or more missing Celestial races (mainly Archons, Guardianals, and Celestial Eladarin, but also possibly Asura and Illends).

I picked Darksun because someone else made a good point that lead me onto a chain of insights that made me realize we're likely getting a UA linked to it next month, before it gets released next year, perhaps in the Spring. Darksun is also a Tier 1 setting as I'd every other classic setting they've published so far.

I picked the Forgotten Realms because I think 2023's classic setting is the revisit Ray mentioned before, so all the reasons for am FR revisit are in effect. It's also classic setting, older then most of the other Tier 1 settings in fact. Also the timing is crazy good synergy with an FR $100,000,000 movie and BG3 full release coming out in 2023. Plus they will have so much Forgotten Realms MtG art by then that the art costs for the book will be nearly nothing.

Most of all those 3 picks properly will complete Tier 1 in popularity Setting Books for classic settings as Eberron and Ravenloft are already out.

I don't think it will be council of wyrms because Fizban's as close as we are getting to council of wyrms.

I don't think it's Spelljammer, because Spelljammer is the cameo.

Greyhawk will be saved for 2024.

Really I dare anyone to refute my logic.
 

Mercurius

Legend
Cameo - Mystera in a red box release version. Everyone who was around in the 80's knows the red box.

That isn't a "cameo" unless the box itself is something else, say a starter set. Is that what you mean? A cameo is a surprise walk-on tiny part in a movie by a well-know actor, sometimes uncredited. So what you say would make sense if it were a starter set, and the adventure was set in Mystara.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Really I dare anyone to refute my logic.

Ooooo, dare taken!

I'll dispute the Forgotten Realms one. I mean, the SCAG exists. I know that is just the Sword Coast, but Eberron's book is really about Khorvaire (there are what, three pages for the other continents total?) Plus, I don't see how one could lump in the entirety of the rest of FR into one book without it being monstrous or like a boring encyclopedia, and I doubt either is happening. The 5E team seems happy to explore smaller locations and regions every year with adventure books, and I don't think they'll break from that pattern much. The upcoming Boo book will likely stop in an FR region (I'm hoping Lantan), so I expect the pattern to continue.

The setting I think that takes FR spot should be obvious; Dragonlance. The new slew of books are coming out sometime next year, set back in the time of the OG novels. Makes complete sense to release a campaign setting around the same time or a few months after.

If I've learned anything on EnWorld, it's always bet against a 5E FR Campaign Setting! You'll never be wrong!
 

Scribe

Hero
Planescape - Planes, Gods, Alignment, Sigil, LETS GO WIZARDS.

Dark Sun - Psions, 'Sword and Sorcery, without the problematic'. See: Ravenloft Guide. Still 'correct' to the style and tropes, but cleaned up enough for the modern audience.

Dragonlance - Base line Fantasy World, tied in with the Novels. "High Fantasy, Good vs Evil". Tied in with the Novel release.
 

embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
Planescape is kind of a given, especially with the Mordenkainen's Monster Manual Of The Mouth Of The Multiverse Of Madness.

But I don't think Dragonlance will be one because I never underestimate the power of holding a grudge and could see WOTC willing to let the setting die on the vine as payback for the lawsuit.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I don't think that the commonly expected lineups are going to happen. I think at least one, maybe two, of the classic settings will be surprises to most the people here.

My picks are Dragonlance, Mystara, and Nentir Vale. If not NV, I think the third will be just as much of a surprise as NV would be.
 

Ooooo, dare taken!

I'll dispute the Forgotten Realms one. I mean, the SCAG exists. I know that is just the Sword Coast, but Eberron's book is really about Khorvaire (there are what, three pages for the other continents total?) Plus, I don't see how one could lump in the entirety of the rest of FR into one book without it being monstrous or like a boring encyclopedia, and I doubt either is happening. The 5E team seems happy to explore smaller locations and regions every year with adventure books, and I don't think they'll break from that pattern much. The upcoming Boo book will likely stop in an FR region (I'm hoping Lantan), so I expect the pattern to continue.

The setting I think that takes FR spot should be obvious; Dragonlance. The new slew of books are coming out sometime next year, set back in the time of the OG novels. Makes complete sense to release a campaign setting around the same time or a few months after.

If I've learned anything on EnWorld, it's always bet against a 5E FR Campaign Setting! You'll never be wrong!

They don't do all of FR, just the traditional Faerun like they have in literally every other edition in 5e since FR was first released, except 5e where only the Swordcoast mattered.

And it's most likely the revisit that Ray mentioned so that means a classic setting that already got some kind of campaign setting book, but which was unsatisfactory enough to demand a new one.

And I'll be right about FR one if these centuries. Hey I was right about the Forgotten Realms getting a Comnander Legends set!
 
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I don't think that the commonly expected lineups are going to happen. I think at least one, maybe two, of the classic settings will be surprises to most the people here.

My picks are Dragonlance, Mystara, and Nentir Vale. If not NV, I think the third will be just as much of a surprise as NV would be.

I don't think they will be surprises at all, this is a business so the most popular Tier one settings will be first, and this is born out by the fact that every classic setting D&D book so far has been from the Tier 1.
 

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