Dark Sun and Planescape will get full setting guides, while Dragonlance will appear in the year’s likely adventure anthology, methinks.
There's zero chance Wizards would touch those topics as of this year.Mystara's main draw for a lot of people is the diversity of its cultures. Karameikos is Byzantium occupied Serbia. Classic setting but keeping up the adventures there might prove tricky in the long run.
Mystara is the exploration heavy setting, it kept adding new areas for players to settle, conquer and colonize. Cutting down the number of available nations hurts the overall theme.
Here's something that I don't think has been said yet: The "cameo" setting could be like how Greyhawk cameo'd in Ghost of Saltmarsh, just being the place that the adventures start in a future anthology book. So that could be a cameo of Sigil or the Rock of Bral as the starting place for a book of extra-planar/worldly adventures.
There's zero chance Wizards would touch those topics as of this year.
Yeah. This site already had the whole "you think Orcs are Black People" flamewar. Mystara basically says that certain D&D races are different groups of people from the real world by having their lands in the world being obviously based off of real world peoples. That's potentially even more problematic than the Vistani. I can't see WotC touching it with a 10-foot pole given the current direction of the game.There's zero chance Wizards would touch those topics as of this year.
From a business standpoint I think the logical move is to go hard into Forgotten Realms with products for the next couple years. While I don't think selling more FR to people already playing the game will much help out sales of Baldur's Gate 3, FR Magic Cards, or tickets to see the major motion picture set there, all this Toril-based crossover media is, assuming reasonable success, going to drive more people into trying the game and, at least initially, expecting and wanting it to be the specic IP they were brought into, not another setting they don't know anything about with the same rule set. I know it's not what the average hardcore player is excited about, but WotC has already got their hooks in the average hardcore player, and the game's sales are riding high. Better to leave people pining for once popular settings until they need to actually cash in on that nostalgia and pent up demand to correct a sales slump.
At the extreme end of this I think given how disruptive adding a proper psionics system would be to the game, and how the Dark Sun setting (whether or not you think it really needs a full-fledged psionics system) was clearly designed to feature and boost interest in psionics, that the logical thing to do business-wise is save both for near the end of the system's lifespan when they need to shake things up and rely on the prestige of a long requested IP to gin up sales. So my prediction is that Dark Sun will make it to 5e, but only when they deem the system to be in its final waning years. I won't be surprised if it's the last thing they push before they start teasing 6e. And given the post-apocalyptic nature of the setting its a fitting note to end on.
Yeah. This site already had the whole "you think Orcs are Black People" flamewar. Mystara basically says that certain D&D races are different groups of people from the real world by having their lands in the world being obviously based off of real world peoples. That's potentially even more problematic than the Vistani. I can't see WotC touching it with a 10-foot pole given the current direction of the game.
With themes of conquest and colonization? Zero chance, come on. lolMaybe with cultural consultants.
With themes of conquest and colonization? Zero chance, come on. lol
Dude you can push your Tier theory to the moon and back, it wouldnt matter if that was what FR was based on, it would NEVER be mentioned again in a Wizards Product published in the year 2021 or beyond.It doesn't matter because it's Tier 3, no way a Tier 3 setting gets a setting book, they will do MtG and settings first, best Tier 3 setting get are camoes IF they are super fit a particular book, like Council of Wyrms in Fizbans. Poor Tier 3 setting get crumbs, it's unfair, but that is how it is, WotC is a business.
Sorry for my ignorance, but when talking about setting tiers, is Tier 1 best/high or worst/low?
Thanks!They're referencing this; D&D Monthly Survey | Dungeons & Dragons
The popularity of settings in the survey fell into three distinct clusters. Not surprisingly, our most popular settings from prior editions landed at the top of the rankings, with Eberron, Ravenloft, Dark Sun, Planescape, and the Forgotten Realms all proving equally popular. Greyhawk, Dragonlance, and Spelljammer all shared a similar level of second-tier popularity, followed by a fairly steep drop-off to the rest of the settings. My sense is that Spelljammer has often lagged behind the broad popularity of other settings, falling into love-it-or-hate-it status depending on personal tastes. Greyhawk and Dragonlance hew fairly close to the assumptions we used in creating the fifth edition rulebooks, making them much easier to run with material from past editions. Of the top five settings, four require significant new material to function and the fifth is by far our most popular world.
I just want official Thri-Kreen player race stats, as I eternally huff the copium.I guess that I'll never get why setting fans are so insistent that everything about their pet setting needs to be covered to be worthwhile for either returning fans or newcomers to the setting.
Dude you can push your Tier theory to the moon and back, it wouldnt matter if that was what FR was based on, it would NEVER be mentioned again in a Wizards Product published in the year 2021 or beyond.
You will never see 'Here's a setting based on colonization, ransacking, and conquering other people!' literally ever again, come out of Wizards, and any setting it is or was a part of, will be retconned (there is no canon remember) to the Nine Hells and back, if it ever did see print.
Was it the players doing so, or like most of the Domains I skimmed through its quite clear that the Domains and those running them, are capital E, "Evil" and you as the player are meant to disrupt and/or stop those activities?You do realize that one of the Domains in the recent Ravenloft setting book was explicitly based off colonization, ransacking, and conquering other people?