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D&D 5E Witchlight Promo Video: Ellywick Tumblestrum

WotC posted this short video on its social media accounts today, featuring a character called Ellywick Tumblestrum, who is a bard from the Magic: the Gathering D&D set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.

“Join Ellywick Tumblestrum from @Wizards_Magic's Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, bard of the multiverse, guest of the Summer Queen & bearer of Morningmist, as she casts Legend Lore to uncover the next Dungeons & Dragons story!”


 

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Parmandur

Legend
I think in an indirect way they did tease James Wyatt's book, when they were talking to the young lady who played Ellywick Tumblestrum, they mentioned that Ellywick Tumblestrum was going to be in more then just Witchlight and AFR, but other stuff too. I doubt that would be Strixhaven, wrong multiverse. So that leaves AFR's fiction and James Wyatt's book and maybe BG3.

The biggest shocker for me was that of the two AFR cards Ellywick Tumblestrum Planeswalker card wasn't one of them. I mean they've been teasing us with her all week and we ended up with a Flump and Tasha's Hideous Laughter.

The funniest thing about that is that I can see the Flump getting alot of use in card draw hungry white decks and Tasha's in annoying blue mill decks.

Love the art and text on both these cards. So far IMHO all of AFR's cards so far have been home runs.
The fiction seems likely.
 






Rikka66

Adventurer
Whatever he's working on they put it on a pedestal next to two of their top tier releases, so if they show off a package of socks next to their designer dresses they aren't allowed to be surprised if there is a backlash.

Edit: Display case. I should have used display case instead of pedestal.
 

They have said they are going to sell pillows if you want a female half-ogre or a (psionic) blueskin gobling as waifus.

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* Could James Wyatt's project anything linked to Far East? A remake of Kara-Tur, for example.

Perhaps, but Metallic/Chromatic/Gem Dragons are more of a Faerun thing.

It could be a really big book that details all of Toril.
 


Parmandur

Legend
Whatever he's working on they put it on a pedestal next to two of their top tier releases, so if they show off a package of socks next to their designer dresses they aren't allowed to be surprised if their is a backlash.
Yeah, it's either a book or something comparable, like a nice boxed set. I'm still leaning towards a Volo like monster book covering Dragons. It makes sense, and doesn't compete directly with the Adventure or Strixhaven.
 
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Parmandur

Legend
Going with everything WotC publishes, maybe a new boxed set for the Forgotten Realms?

But seriously, other than all the work on MtG, what is Wyatt best known for? What is most likely for him to be working on that is not MtG?
Well, he wrote the 5E DMG, and during the D&D Next playtest he was responsible for the metasetting Bible that defined all the Races and Monsters for 5E used when making the MM and Volo's Guide. He led the default Setting development in 4E, as well. In 3E, he worked on the Draconomicon and Deities & Demigods. Settings and Monaters are his balliwick.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Going with everything WotC publishes, maybe a new boxed set for the Forgotten Realms?

But seriously, other than all the work on MtG, what is Wyatt best known for? What is most likely for him to be working on that is not MtG?
From Wikipedia:

"Wizards of the Coast ultimately hired him in January 2000 to work on the D&D game full-time; his first assignment was Monstrous Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn, of which he wrote two-thirds.[2] His other early works for Wizards of the Coast included The Speaker in Dreams (a core adventure on the original Adventure Path, following The Sunless Citadel and The Forge of Fury), Defenders of the Faith, the monsters chapter in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, and numerous articles in Dragon and Dungeon.[2] Wyatt wrote Oriental Adventures (2001), a setting book that Wizards had in process for over a year, and which offered new rules for Oriental realms, some of them specific to the world of Rokugan.[3]:265 He wrote City of the Spider Queen and co-authored numerous roleplaying game products, including Magic of Incarnum, Sharn: City of Towers, Draconomicon, The Book of Dragons, and Book of Exalted Deeds.[4] Eberron was introduced with the Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), produced by Keith Baker alongside Wyatt and Bill Slavicsek.[3]:294 Early in 2005, Slavicsek organized a team to work on some early designs for a fourth edition of D&D, which was headed up by Rob Heinsoo and also contained Collins and Wyatt; Heinsoo, Collins, and Wyatt formed the core fourth-edition team.[3]:297 Wyatt was on the SCRAMJET team, led by Richard Baker, and including Matt Sernett, Ed Stark, Michele Carter, Stacy Longstreet, and Chris Perkins; this team updated the setting and cosmology of D&D as the fourth edition was being developed.[3]:298"

"He wrote the D&D novels In the Claws of the Tiger (2006), Storm Dragon (2007), Dragon Forge (2008), Dragon War (2009), and Oath of Vigilance (2011)."

"In 2014, Wyatt left Dungeons & Dragons to work on the writing and creative aspects of Magic: The Gathering."

The article doesn't discuss his Next and 5E work, but he was the lead for the current DMG, and did the development work on Monster canon in "Wandering Monster" articles.
 

Rikka66

Adventurer
But seriously, other than all the work on MtG, what is Wyatt best known for?

Wyatt has a pretty long history with the D&D team and worked on some major projects. Along with Paramandur's list add DMG1 and DMG2 for 4e. It be quite a slap in the face to give him a box of dice and index cards to manage as his first project lead after returning to the fold.
 

Yep, I am looking at is wiki page now and I see a couple of possibilities that play into some of the speculation already out there. Other than two different books on Dragons, the big one was writing the 2001 version of Oriental Adventures, centered on Rokugan. A new version of either of these could be it.

And I thought about just copying the whole wiki thing, but I thought that would be too much. ;)

And he also has his own long-lasting homebrew world of Aquela. I wonder if he somehow got a chance to officially publish that?
 

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