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5E WotC Announces An Impending Announcement: New Setting, Storyline

Early this week, WotC announced on Twitter that today there would be some kind of announcement on their Twitch channel. Those who heard that announcement and tuned in were treated to an announcement that the new storyline will be announced at a live event in June.

The press release announcing the impending announcement also mentions a new setting, as well as the storyline, so it sounds like it might not be set in the Forgotten Realms (or maybe is in a new region - to 5E - of the Realms, such as Icewind Dale). The adventure and the setting might be the same thing, or they might be completely different things. Recently, WotC has released a bunch of settings: Eberron, Ravnica, Wildemount, and the upcoming Theros.

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline

The new storyline specifically will be revealed at 12pm PST (8pm GMT) on Thursday, June 18th.

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The June event will raise money for Comic Relief, and will feature celebrities including Brandon Routh (Superman), and will preview the brand new storyline. It takes place June 18th-20th. Other names involved include Felicia Day, Deborah Ann Woll, Amy Acker, David Harbour, Matthew Lillard, and more.


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 PRESS RELEASE



RENTON, WA – May 21, 2020 – People all over the world continue to stay safe by staying home, but that doesn’t mean the adventuring has to stop. Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever because it allows people to weave compelling stories together even when they’re physically apart through online videoconferencing. Now, Wizards of the Coast brings the stars to this virtual table with D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage. An amazing cast of characters led by expert storytellers preview the latest D&D storyline with live gaming sessions, all while raising money for Red Nose Day to help the most vulnerable children across the US and around the world, who have been so affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.The adventure begins 10:00am PT on June 18, 2020 and will run through June 20, 2020 at dungeonsanddragons.com.

D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage features big personalities playing elves, wizards and fighters to accomplish quests using their imaginations. Funny people like Brian Posehn, Kevin Sussman and Thomas Middleditch will work together to solve problems or, more likely, cause some hilarious new ones. WWE ® Superstars Xavier Woods ®, Tyler Breeze ®, Ember Moon ®, Alexa Bliss ® and Dio Maddin ® will contend with beefcake destroyer Jeremy Crawford, a.k.a. Principal Rules Designer for D&D. Deborah Ann Woll will lead a group of actors in improvising a way to help people in a fantasy world not that different from ours. And principal D&D writer Chris Perkins takes players

Fans of D&D will learn all about the new setting and storyline as well as accompanying new products plus tons of unique gameplay available on June 18, 2020. D&D Adventurers League has four new short adventures everyone can enjoy. By donating a small amount to Red Nose Day, fans will have access to sign up for D&D sessions with players around the world! During #DnDLive2020, fans will also be able to choose the character best suited to help the region through Reality RP, a mashup of fantasy storytelling, community engagement, and reality television.


 
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dave2008

Legend
Whatever it is (if anything) I doubt it's related to the big adventure. More likely another Rick & Morty-type crossover, though I refuse to say the obvious aloud.
There was already a leaked MLP product cross over from a pre-covid19 toy fair I believe. It was some pony figures themed to D&D classes if I remember correctly. It was posted on these forums somehwere.
 


I really don't understand this "hostility" "hate" whatever posts..........do people really think the developers are being hostile to you? It's been a VERY LONG time since there was DS content, even longer on Spelljammer. They may have just decided that is the product they want to put out (maybe not now, maybe not ever)....but I doubt it is open hostility to what has come before.....
 

Rikka66

Explorer
What's Elandria? I know quite a bit about M:tG lore and have never heard of it.
I'm guessing he's referring to Eldraine, the Arthurian/Fairy Tale inspired setting that debuted last fall. The two book trend we have so far what make me bet against it anytime soon, but I wouldn't call it an impossibility.
 


I really don't understand this "hostility" "hate" whatever posts..........do people really think the developers are being hostile to you? It's been a VERY LONG time since there was DS content, even longer on Spelljammer. They may have just decided that is the product they want to put out (maybe not now, maybe not ever)....but I doubt it is open hostility to what has come before.....
I personally was making a joke, as the Devs have joked about certain books not being Spelljammer many times, and I don't know what the negativity about Dark Sun from the Devs is referencing.
 

Mercurius

Legend
I've got to give it to WotC: they play it pretty close to the sleeve. The good thing is that surprises are always in store. While some possibilities may be more likely (e.g. an FR story arc) than others (Manual of the Planes, Dark Sun, etc), at this point nothing would surprise me. But in order of likelihood I'd say:

One book slight more more likely than two books, which is way more likely than three books

most likely...

FR story arc
Compilation adventure book

gap to maybe, but probably not (yet)...

Xanathar 2
Manual of the Planes
A new setting

gap to "wow, that's surprising..."

Dark Sun
Psionics

gap to "holy aasimon grap, that came out of nowhere..."

Dragonlance
Greyhawk

gap to head explodes, as reality is completely questioned...

6E
 


Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
There was, I didn't want to invoke it however as it could very well bring this topic to a big MLP discussion, which I didn't really want to have...
Are you suuuure you dont' want to talk about how to mechanize Friendship is Magic? (I invite you to my birthday party, I can cast Magic Missile... I let you sleep in the spare room after your big breakup, I can cast Meteor Swarm)
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Are you suuuure you dont' want to talk about how to mechanize Friendship is Magic? (I invite you to my birthday party, I can cast Magic Missile... I let you sleep in the spare room after your big breakup, I can cast Meteor Swarm)
We can talk about how to WEAPONIZE it at least. But only if I can melt dragons with the power of the CARE BEAR STARE!
 


There was already a leaked MLP product cross over from a pre-covid19 toy fair I believe. It was some pony figures themed to D&D classes if I remember correctly. It was posted on these forums somehwere.
There's a new collector's line of Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Transformers and D&D ponies coming. The D&D one will include a D20 and a DM's screen. No sign of when it goes on sale or how much it'll cost.

I've got a kid transitioning from the Tails of Equestria RPG to D&D, so we'll be getting it. Here's hoping the screen is decent.
 

Parmandur

Legend
There's a new collector's line of Ghostbusters, Power Rangers, Transformers and D&D ponies coming. The D&D one will include a D20 and a DM's screen. No sign of when it goes on sale or how much it'll cost.

I've got a kid transitioning from the Tails of Equestria RPG to D&D, so we'll be getting it. Here's hoping the screen is decent.
It wouldn't shock me if they put out something more, now that it comes to it...
 


What's Elandria? I know quite a bit about M:tG lore and have never heard of it.
Sorry, I meant Eldraine.


* WoTc would dare to an official IDW comic of a crossover Ghostbuster-Ravenloft.

* A Transfomers d20 and a my little pony d20 could be possible as PC races in a future Unearthed Arcana published the next April 1st.

I think Hasbro would like to make money with Hasbroverse-D&D crossovers, but D&D isn't ready for "guest artists" from modern tech age. This is not like a Deadpool Monopoly or a RISK Transformers. Elements from other franchises (and theses by other companies) would need a good explanation. For example Disney could publish a Spelljammer version of a "old" and almost forgotten sci-fi graphic novel "the sword of the swasbuckler", the sci-fi technology being replaced with magictek. An official Spelljammer version of Star Trek or Star Wars isn't very possible because other companies have the the rights to publish.
 
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I really don't understand this "hostility" "hate" whatever posts..........do people really think the developers are being hostile to you? It's been a VERY LONG time since there was DS content, even longer on Spelljammer. They may have just decided that is the product they want to put out (maybe not now, maybe not ever)....but I doubt it is open hostility to what has come before.....
No, I don't think they are, it just feels like it sometimes.
 

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