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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 tuned in were treated to an 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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darjr

I crit!
Well I can't say more... but a continuation... yea sort of. Because I don't know.
 
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Marandahir

Crown-Forester
I think it's a safe bet that AL will be in FR for the next season.
Agreed. We just spent most of Season 9 in Baator, and it's only ocassionally that we leave the Material Plane of the Realms (Curse of Strahd, Tales From the Yawning Portal, Baldur's Gate). Ghosts of Saltmarsh was a separate setting, but it wasn't a AL Season. So I'm expecting another FR AL season. ;)
 


Parmandur

Legend
Agreed. We just spent most of Season 9 in Baator, and it's only ocassionally that we leave the Material Plane of the Realms (Curse of Strahd, Tales From the Yawning Portal, Baldur's Gate). Ghosts of Saltmarsh was a separate setting, but it wasn't a AL Season. So I'm expecting another FR AL season. ;)
I thought the AL put out a conversion doc to put Saltmarsh on the Inner Sea somewhere?
 



Agreed. We just spent most of Season 9 in Baator, and it's only ocassionally that we leave the Material Plane of the Realms (Curse of Strahd, Tales From the Yawning Portal, Baldur's Gate). Ghosts of Saltmarsh was a separate setting, but it wasn't a AL Season. So I'm expecting another FR AL season. ;)
Eberron also got it's own separate, but official, AL adventures too. Whenever another major setting, like Dark Sun, gets released, I am sure it will get AL adventures too.
 


darjr

I crit!
Oh! and you'll be able to write AL legal mods WITHOUT getting pre approval and sell them on the DMsGuild.


First movers also tend to have an advantage.
 


dwayne

Explorer
New, as in a redone older setting or just something else to fit into the realms "boy that place is crowed" I for one would like to see darksun, but with the psionics thing having issues i doubt it. Or a hard core greyhawk with spells that can kill and old glass cannon wizards and death around ever corner, but again doubt that as well, really i could do that right now any ways but. The one i am hoping for is planescape, but I really feel that is more of a high level epic setting of a sort, not to say they may do something like this.
 

QuentinGeorge

Adventurer
New, as in a redone older setting or just something else to fit into the realms "boy that place is crowed" I for one would like to see darksun, but with the psionics thing having issues i doubt it. Or a hard core greyhawk with spells that can kill and old glass cannon wizards and death around ever corner, but again doubt that as well, really i could do that right now any ways but. The one i am hoping for is planescape, but I really feel that is more of a high level epic setting of a sort, not to say they may do something like this.
Planescape is not high-level. In fact, the whole point of Planescape was to be "not high level". It was conceived as a way to make planar adventures usable and playable with characters straight from level 1. That was the whole point of creating Sigil, which to be honest is really the only unique part of Planescape. (The rest is just the Great Wheel with diTerlizzi illustrations)
 


Mercurius

Legend
I don't really do twitter, but has WotC clarified whether the "new setting" is actually new or Theros or attached to whatever the "mystery" storyline is (Icewind Dale)?
 





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