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5E WotC Dungeons & Dragons 2020 Product Survey


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Lots of questions on DMing that I wasn't expecting.
I'm glad they had that! The game as it is needs people to want to DM and to have fun doing it for it grow and prosper further.

I wonder if listing Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson on the designer list means there's a possibility of crediting them with creating the game on the cover of new D&D books?
Especially for some Anniversary type stuff they might have coming up, i can see them doing a Marvel style "Based on the XYZ by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson"
 

Wishbone

Paladin Radmaster
The lack of mention of DMs Guild was strange when they collected information on D&D Beyond.

Especially for some Anniversary type stuff they might have coming up, i can see them doing a Marvel style "Based on the XYZ by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson"
For sure, that would make a lot of sense.
 


The Glen

Adventurer
They accidentally forgot Mystara again. It is one of the best-known settings, don't know why it doesn't get the love. It is good to see Jeff Grubb and Zeb Cook get some love. Those were two of the best game designers TSR had. Aaron Alston & Tom moldvay could have made the list as well.
 


Birthright may be a good teen-friendly D&D version of Game of Thrones but it needs a good plot and a really good story. I have said the world of Cerilia has to come back because it's perfect for real-time-strategy videogames.

Mystara could be popular again thanks some arcade videogame as "Tower of Doom" by Capcom, but the old lines are too "frozen" to allow the new elements of crunch, as PC races or classes, to be added. And we are in the age of internet and fandom wiki. If you want lore you can read lots of wikis about books, comics, movies or teleseries.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
The questions on designers were interesting, especially since some of those designers (Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson) aren't even alive anymore.

If I had to guess, I'd say that question is geared around "What old adventures should we re-make for 5E?"

Also picked Dark Sun, Spelljammer and Planescape as the top settings, because I WANT THEM.
 

The questions on designers were interesting, especially since some of those designers (Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson) aren't even alive anymore.

If I had to guess, I'd say that question is geared around "What old adventures should we re-make for 5E?"

Also picked Dark Sun, Spelljammer and Planescape as the top settings, because I WANT THEM.
That list was odd and didn't give me hope that they are planning to work with many modern designers (current designers, whatever).

5e is TOO MUCH looking to the past for me, I would prefer not live in a world driven by nostalgia.
 



HorusArisen

Explorer
Birthright may be a good teen-friendly D&D version of Game of Thrones but it needs a good plot and a really good story. I have said the world of Cerilia has to come back because it's perfect for real-time-strategy videogames.

Mystara could be popular again thanks some arcade videogame as "Tower of Doom" by Capcom, but the old lines are too "frozen" to allow the new elements of crunch, as PC races or classes, to be added. And we are in the age of internet and fandom wiki. If you want lore you can read lots of wikis about books, comics, movies or teleseries.
Um Birthright has both.
 

They accidentally forgot Mystara again. It is one of the best-known settings, don't know why it doesn't get the love. It is good to see Jeff Grubb and Zeb Cook get some love. Those were two of the best game designers TSR had. Aaron Alston & Tom moldvay could have made the list as well.
Never heard of Mystera and been playing for 40 years...

Okay, was just poking you because :)
Actually, heard of it, never seen a book or actually played it.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
That list was odd and didn't give me hope that they are planning to work with many modern designers (current designers, whatever).

5e is TOO MUCH looking to the past for me, I would prefer not live in a world driven by nostalgia.
I'm pretty happy with the one-foot-in-the-past, one-in-the-future approach. Descent into Avernus and this Icewind Dale adventure both look like fairly new in terms of storytelling for D&D (infernal warmachines definitely felt new), but I have also enjoyed the remakes like Ghosts of Saltmarsh and Curse of Strahd.
 

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