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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: 108 71.5%
  • Spelljammer

    Votes: 54 35.8%
  • Dark Sun

    Votes: 90 59.6%
  • Forgotten Realms (Faerun)

    Votes: 33 21.9%
  • Beyond Faerun (Al-Qadim, Kara-Tur, Maztica, etc)

    Votes: 8 5.3%
  • Dragonlance

    Votes: 78 51.7%
  • Greyhawk

    Votes: 34 22.5%
  • Mystara

    Votes: 11 7.3%
  • Birthright

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Nentir Vale

    Votes: 11 7.3%
  • Council of Wyrms

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Ghostlight

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Blackmoor

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Pelinore

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Jakandor

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dragon Fist

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Rokugan

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

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • Don't Care/Whatever

    Votes: 3 2.0%


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.
Your logic is sound, but I agree with @Urriak Uruk that Dragonlance is a strong spoiler contender.

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Your logic is sound, but I agree with @Urriak Uruk that Dragonlance is a strong spoiler contender.
Yeah, it's relatively easy to see how Dragonlance could fit their description of an "innovative" new format - packaging a setting guide and updated 5e versions of the adventures together (and maybe a new adventure as well!). And the new novels are due to start coming out next year...

In which case, I'd say Dark Sun would get moved back (perhaps they are wanting at least one more go at a psionics system?). Planescape has far more potential for general usage (even those who don't use the Great Wheel can easily just use whatever planes they want, or at least be inspired by them for their own homebrew), and is pretty popular, so I can't see them pushing it back too much further. And, again, given that I think Greyhawk is being held back for the 50th, the "returning" setting almost by default becomes the Forgotten Realms (and if our "innovative" format is just multiple volumes in a slip cover, they could just reprint an updated version of SCAG and package it with a new volume covering the rest of the setting).

So Planescape, Forgotten Realms, and it's a bit of a toss up between Dark Sun and Dragonlance for the thrid slot. And our sneak peek will be a Spelljammer cameo in an adventure...
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Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
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.
Bold prediction! I hope you’re right, if only for Nentir Vale to get a setting book.


Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Bold prediction! I hope you’re right, if only for Nentir Vale to get a setting book.
Yeah they haven’t been especially predictable thus far. I think one thing we could see is a mix of Nentir Vale lore with new lore to create something related to this First World idea. In which case that would be a new idea, not a classic setting.

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