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[WotBS] 5ed. still a thing?

trencher7

Villager
Hello there,

is there any news concerning the WotBS 5ed.?

I am currently planning to start the campaign using 5ed. rules and started to roughly convert the first appearing NPCs but an official release would obviously save me a lot of work.

Thanks in advance!
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It is being produced by a licensee, who licensed it from us last year. EN Publishing isn't directly involved in it. I don't know what their schedule is, but I have seen the first adventure and the player's and campaign guides (and the covers of the whole series!), so I know they're well underway.
 

D Penwood

Villager
I second this. I just started running the campaign (we love it!), but have been manually converting the NPCs/monsters. It would be awesome if they released a 5e version.
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
I second this. I just started running the campaign (we love it!), but have been manually converting the NPCs/monsters. It would be awesome if they released a 5e version.
Just finishing the covers for Chapter 1 along with the Player's Guide and Campaign Guide! There may be a slight delay as I am not sure how long Morrus will be on a leave of absence. It will be released on DriveThruRPG and Roll20.

The Player's Guide is much like the 3.5 guide with the following 5e content:
* Commander Martial Archetype - a Charisma fighter that plays a bit like a warlord
* College of the Cirqueliste - can misty step at will as well as use bardic inspiration to cast dimension door without a spell slot, ritual cast teleport, or take an additional passenger along for a teleportation spell such as misty step.
* Way of the East Wind - monk with sorcerer spellcasting, metamagic, and lightning.
* Way of the West Wind - monk with cleric spellcasting, turn undead, and limited flight.
* 5e versions of the spells cancel, duelist's etiquette, gabal's superior missile, like lightning, stand the heat, storm shield, telekinetic thrust
* 5e versions of the feats Shining Warrior, Spellduelist, and Vow of Healing

The Campaign Guide contains a new dramatis personae and timeline as well as:
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* Inquisitor Domain - with channel divinity versions of counterspell, control undead, and redirecting enemy spells as well as fire domain spells
* Seela race and Longwalker feat
* The trillith and Song of Forms
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trencher7

Villager
Absolut great news!!!
Follow up question: Does anyone know anything about the coming releases?
I just started the campaign and like to know whether the 5e WotBS will catch up with my preparations.
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
Absolut great news!!!
Follow up question: Does anyone know anything about the coming releases?
I just started the campaign and like to know whether the 5e WotBS will catch up with my preparations.
Where are you right now?

My plan, now that I am not dealing with a big, international move and only have to release 1 book at a time, is to release a chapter every month or two. I am also planning on releasing the bonus adventures. So GMs could use those to run a "B" team with the backup characters periodically, expanding the scope of what is going on past the primary PCs.
 

trencher7

Villager
Where are you right now?

My plan, now that I am not dealing with a big, international move and only have to release 1 book at a time, is to release a chapter every month or two. I am also planning on releasing the bonus adventures. So GMs could use those to run a "B" team with the backup characters periodically, expanding the scope of what is going on past the primary PCs.
I will end chapter 2 and start chapter 3 next weekend. Next sessions will be end of June and then after the summer break end of September.
Really looking forward to your 5e conversion!
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
I will end chapter 2 and start chapter 3 next weekend. Next sessions will be end of June and then after the summer break end of September.
Really looking forward to your 5e conversion!
Okay, then if everything goes according to plan, we should catch up to you by the end of summer at the latest. In the meantime, I hope you can make use of the campaign guide and player's guide!
 

Falkus

Explorer
Where are you right now?

My plan, now that I am not dealing with a big, international move and only have to release 1 book at a time, is to release a chapter every month or two. I am also planning on releasing the bonus adventures. So GMs could use those to run a "B" team with the backup characters periodically, expanding the scope of what is going on past the primary PCs.
Excellent news! I'm looking forward to running it for my group at work once we finish with Rise of Tiamat.
 

trencher7

Villager
Okay, then if everything goes according to plan, we should catch up to you by the end of summer at the latest. In the meantime, I hope you can make use of the campaign guide and player's guide!
Great news, Tormyr!
Just got my copy of the first adventure and the two guides yesterday and after skimming through it on my way to work I must say that what I saw so far looks really good!
Looking forward to the point where your work catches up with my shedule! :)
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
Great news, Tormyr!
Just got my copy of the first adventure and the two guides yesterday and after skimming through it on my way to work I must say that what I saw so far looks really good!
Looking forward to the point where your work catches up with my shedule! :)
Thank you for buying a copy even though you are past that point! If you find the time, please consider leaving a review for one or more of the products on DriveThruRPG / RPGNow. :)
 

CapnZapp

Adventurer
My plan, now that I am not dealing with a big, international move and only have to release 1 book at a time, is to release a chapter every month or two.
How many chapters are there, Tormyr?

Or rather, scratch that - when do you approximate being finished? In very general terms, barring the unforseen blah blah...

Will the complete 5E campaign be ready in... 3 months? 6? A year? More?

Thanks for any insight. I won't consider your answer a binding promise; just curious to get some inkling...
 

Tormyr

Adventurer
How many chapters are there, Tormyr?

Or rather, scratch that - when do you approximate being finished? In very general terms, barring the unforseen blah blah...

Will the complete 5E campaign be ready in... 3 months? 6? A year? More?

Thanks for any insight. I won't consider your answer a binding promise; just curious to get some inkling...
The plan is to release the 12 adventures at a rate of 1 per month. Along with a chapter of bonus adventures, the planned finish is this time next year. I would estimate that a group that plays 3 hours a week has 2+ years of content to go through, and such a group could start now and be confident of not running out of content. The campaign guide gives an overview of each adventure, a general timeline of events (if everything went by the "standard" route, ideas for abridged campaigns, dramatis personae, and ideas for side quests. Five of those side quests will likely be released after chapter 3. They can be used as extra missions or to set up a "B" team of everyone's backup characters to work through their stories and expand the scope of the war beyond just what the main PCs see.

If the campaign guide does not give you enough story to plan ahead, you can also pick up the 3.5 complete campaign to read through the entire story in detail. These seem to be the least expensive ways to pick it up:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/131122/Zeitgeist-10-Dtrpg-Anniversary-bundle
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/60515/War-of-the-Burning-Sky-The-Complete-Campaign-DD-35
 

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