the Dungeons and Dragons Players of the world could soon be hanging a flag at the end of the mast and taking to the stars as scouts or pirates, as there is growing evidence to suggest that the scene of the Spelljammer campaign is making a return. Wizards of the Coast has been slowly updating the classic D&D campaign settings for use with current edition of D&D, despite the fact that many groups still use the Forgotten Realms by default for their games.
The most popular D&D The campaign settings are those that are inspired by European folklore and The Lord of the rings, but there have been more launches in the past that went in drastically different directions. The desert world of Athas in Dark Sun was controlled by the mighty Sorcerer Kings, who ruled the small foci of civilization with an iron fist, while the only dragon in the world was so powerful that it could decimate any opposition. Ravenloft was a gothic horror plane that trapped unsuspecting residents of other worlds, forcing them to reside in lands ruled by the evil Darklords, who were as prisoners as their captives. The Ghostwalk campaign was set in the place where life ends and the afterlife begins, where players could use their deceased characters to explore the mysterious boundaries between the living and the dead. All of these campaigns offered different experiences than the standard adventures set in Faerun or Oerth.
One of the more strange D&D campaign settings it was Spelljammer, which involved traditional sailing ships that had been gifted with magic so that they could fly through the void of space and explore different worlds. Spelljammer debuted in the days of Advanced dungeons and dragons, but it has yet to receive an official revival in a later edition. There is a good chance that Spelljammer will return in the next few years, which will allow the many new D&D players to navigate the stars and forge their own destiny in the multiverse.
Wizards of the Coast has revealed that three classic scenarios are returning. Two of the classic scenarios will return in 2022, while one The third classic campaign setup will return in 2023.. In recent years, D&D has brought Ravenloft back in Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, as well as Eberron in Eberron: rise from the last war. There are many potential candidates for these returning campaign slots, including Athas from Dark Sun, Krynn from Dragonlance, or Oerth from Greyhawk. Dragonlance is likely to be one of the next two classic scenarios, as new Dragonlance novels are on the way. There is evidence to suggest that Spelljammer is on the way and it could be the third campaign setup to return in 2023.
The news about the third classic scenario was revealed during D&D Celebration 2021, where it was included as part of a discussion about the growing multiverse of D&D. It was also revealed that new settings will be introduced in the future. It is very likely that these adjustments are aircraft of Magic: The Gathering, since several of them already have reference books, with Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos adding another later this year. If Wizards of the Coast is developing the D&D multiverse, Spelljammer is the perfect setting to accompany your existing campaign setup. A big part of Spelljammer is controlling a magical spaceship, which has the ability to navigate the stars and visit other D&D worlds. There has already been an example of Spelljamer content appearing within the fifth edition lore, as a Mind Flayer ship appears in Baldur’s Gate 3, as well as in one of the campaigns published by Wizards of the Coast.
The smoking gun in the discussion about Spelljammer’s return is the recent Arcana unearthed article featuring Spelljammer careers. the Arcana unearthed Articles published by Wizards of the Coast contain test material for fans to use. The intent is for players to submit comments, based on their experiences with the content, and this is used to refine it for publication. Recent “Travelers of the Multiverse” Arcana unearthed The article featured playable races that debuted on Spelljammer. These include the Giff, who are a race of humanoid hippos that do not have a homeworld and act as mercenaries for those with gold or the promise of looting. The hadozee also appeared, which are humanoid apes with fins of skin on their arms that resemble the “wings” of a flying squirrel, allowing them to glide through the air. Hadozee are skilled sailors, who can use their gliding ability to travel rapidly from one mast to another. Autognomes also appeared, which are a race of robotic gnomes that were created by the tinker gnomes of Krynn. The fact that so many Spelljammer races appeared in the last Arcana unearthed The article suggests that it will return unless Wizards of the Coast is trolling fans.
It should be mentioned that not all the material in Arcana unearthed items makes it a D&D. An upcoming example of this is happening in Strixhaven: A Chaos Curriculum. Wizards of the Coast launched a Arcana unearthed Item for the “Mages of Strixhaven” subclasses, which were unique in that multiple classes could take them. Generally, the subclasses in D&D they are restricted to a specific class, such as Assassin for the Rogue. Feedback to this new type of wizard subclass Strixhaven it was so negative that it ended up being scrapped. In this case, it feels like the decision to revive Spelljammer is set in stone. The “Travelers of the Multiverse” races are likely to be modified in the future, but it is unlikely that any of them will be eliminated entirely.
The other contender for a multi-universe campaign is Planescape. This was the scenario that delved into the different planes of existence, as well as challenging some of the notions about celestials, demons, and devils. The center of Planescape was the city of Sigil, home to the incredibly powerful Lady of Pain. It is said that any plane can be reached in Sigil, as long as the traveler knows the location of the correct portal. In its current form, the Planescape campaign setting is best known for being the setting for the amazing classic video game role-playing game Planescape: Torment. The stage has its fans, but there seems to be a lot more people clamoring for Spelljammer’s return to Dungeons and Dragons than Planescape. There is still hope that Planescape will arrive in the future, but Spelljammer seems to be the most likely prospect at the moment.
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