WotC WotC Asks What Makes YOU Play Dungeons and Dragons?

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Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
I found the "What properties have you played/play" section pretty interesting. Looking at that list (Dark Souls, Shadow of Mordor, Warhammer) made me think it D&D is thinking of pursuing more partnerships with different IPs products like the one they did with Rick and Morty.

I mean, I'd be pretty happy if D&D did an accompanying product for the Elden Ring, or even the world of League of Legends... or hell, hit me with some Breath of the Wild!
And I'm the opposite. I'd rather they focused their creative efforts on putting out updated content for established settings (Dark Sun, Planescape, Spelljammer, etc).

The biggest argument to be made for the different IP's is that it would just continue to expand the potential customer pool and have additional "gateways" in for people to TTRPG.
 

Giltonio_Santos

Adventurer
I'm curious about what other people chose as their favorite sourcebooks of all time. I picked the Ravenloft Campaign Setting (red box) but there are at least 2-3 other 2e books that are also huge contenders for me.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
And I'm the opposite. I'd rather they focused their creative efforts on putting out updated content for established settings (Dark Sun, Planescape, Spelljammer, etc).

The biggest argument to be made for the different IP's is that it would just continue to expand the potential customer pool and have additional "gateways" in for people to TTRPG.
I don't disagree. But I didn't view the "Rick and Morty" product as taking a spot away from a different D&D product, as they seem to consume much less resources. The Acq Inc. one for instance was mostly produced by the folks at Penny Arcade and used an entirely different artist/style than proper D&D 5e.
 

Azzy

Cyclone Ranger
I'm curious about what other people chose as their favorite sourcebooks of all time. I picked the Ravenloft Campaign Setting (red box) but there are at least 2-3 other 2e books that are also huge contenders for me.
That was difficult for me. I chose Dragonlance: Time of the Dragon. It's a weird, wonderful setting that strayed a bit from the usual Euro-centricism cliche.
 

gyor

Hero
Very cool survey, hope that helps them make plans.

Interesting things to note:

- for "favorite D&D setting", Tal'Dorei/Exandria was an option.

- for "favorite Class", Warlord and Blood Hunter were options.
Yeah Blood Hunter was really a surprise, could they be planning on making it official? And Maybe Warlord. I picked Sorcerer, Blood Hunter (more because it'd be neat if it became an official class), and Psion, because I like Mike Mearls happy hour version.

I also picked Tal'Dorei/Exandria more for the newness. Isn't Exandria now an official setting for D&D now that it was mentioned in BG: DiA?
 

gyor

Hero
I found the "What properties have you played/play" section pretty interesting. Looking at that list (Dark Souls, Shadow of Mordor, Warhammer) made me think it D&D is thinking of pursuing more partnerships with different IPs products like the one they did with Rick and Morty.

I mean, I'd be pretty happy if D&D did an accompanying product for the Elden Ring, or even the world of League of Legends... or hell, hit me with some Breath of the Wild!
Witcher and Fallout were on that list, both of which already have TTRPG versions.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Yeah Blood Hunter was really a surprise, could they be planning on making it official? And Maybe Warlord. I picked Sorcerer, Blood Hunter (more because it'd be neat if it became an official class), and Psion, because I like Mike Mearls happy hour version.

I also picked Tal'Dorei/Exandria more for the newness. Isn't Exandria now an official setting for D&D now that it was mentioned in BG: DiA?
Exandria technically exists in the D&D multiverse canonically, but just as a cameo mention.

The DMsGuild is billed as allowing a path for WotC to purchase IP published there for use in other products. The Blood Hunter might be something they are considering picking up from Mercer to flesh out and put in a book.
 

gyor

Hero
Exandria technically exists in the D&D multiverse canonically, but just as a cameo mention.

The DMsGuild is billed as allowing a path for WotC to purchase IP published there for use in other products. The Blood Hunter might be something they are considering picking up from Mercer to flesh out and put in a book.
Perhaps there is a connection between asking about Exandria and Blood Hunter, if it does well enough we could get Exandria and Blood Hunter in an official critical role book like how Aquistions Inc got an official book, aka official, but not taking up a "slot".
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Witcher and Fallout were on that list, both of which already have TTRPG versions.
So does Warhammer, both 40k and Fantasy. It'd still much prefer a Warhammer 40,000 supplement for use in 5e to what is already available.

Hell, I'd be pretty happy if Wizards and Games Workshop partnered, Wizards making GW RPGs and GW making miniatures for Wizards (the quality of GW minis has become incredible, though the pricing still drives me nuts).*

*I know that for many reasons this will never happen, mostly because they're practically direct competitors in some business.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Perhaps there is a connection between asking about Exandria and Blood Hunter, if it does well enough we could get Exandria and Blood Hunter in an official critical role book like how Aquistions Inc got an official book.
The Blood Hunter should never be an official class. It's on the list because it's available on D&D Beyond, a big Wizards partner, and Beyond have the hunter because they consistently sponsor CR.

Nothing wrong with the gameplay, but it's better suited for a subclass as opposed to being its own thing (same for warlord).
 

The Glen

Adventurer
I'm curious about what other people chose as their favorite sourcebooks of all time. I picked the Ravenloft Campaign Setting (red box) but there are at least 2-3 other 2e books that are also huge contenders for me.
Principalities of Glantri. Quite possibly the most messed up fantasy Nation ever written just because it's so dysfunctional and the only thing that keeps them together is they hate everyone else more than they hate each other.
 

gyor

Hero
The Blood Hunter should never be an official class. It's on the list because it's available on D&D Beyond, a big Wizards partner, and Beyond have the hunter because they consistently sponsor CR.

Nothing wrong with the gameplay, but it's better suited for a subclass as opposed to being its own thing (same for warlord).
I see no reason for it to be a subclass when it's designed for being a class.
 

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