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I've been chatting on Twitter today with @Tim_Eagon, @TriskalJM and @rrockman about the D&D cosmology and where it might go with #dndnext. If WotC go back to the Great Wheel, what happens to the cool stuff from the 4e iteration of the planes like the Shadowfell, Feywild and the Astral Sea? Do we really have to have the Ethereal Plane back again? Should demons go back to being fiends or do they carry on as elementals? What about Concordant Opposition and the primordials? In or out?

Trying to discuss all this in 140 characters is tricky so we thought a series of blog posts might be appropriate. If you want to join in, please do. Imagine Mike Mearls has given you the job of coming up with the #dndnext cosmology. What would you keep from prior editions and what would you bin?

The carnival will run from 1st to 15th December. Post on your own blog or I can host here if you are blog-less – just let me know via the comments if you are interested in taking part. Now to see if @symatt can come up with a funky logo.....

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( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Great! :-D
Very happy to be part of this!
My second blog post, with the details that will change my "cosmology template" into a specific one, will come out soon!
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Great! :-D
Good stuff! Looking forward to reading it ;)
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
logo art
You know what. With your help I will give it a go.
Nov. 13th, 2012 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: logo art
Excellent - will drop you a line later.
Nov. 13th, 2012 09:09 am (UTC)
4e's rocked for me
While I know some people thought the 4e cosmology was forced into the other campaign settings, it worked for me, but then again, I never really ran massive plane encompassing campaigns.

I love the idea of the Shadowfell and Feywild being reflections of the prime plane (and feel the Feywild should be explored more, given things like the Neverwinter campaign looked at the shadowfell reflection of the city, but not the feywild one).

I like the concept of the motes in the astral sea/elemental chaos, but think this is probably the area I would change. I'd certainly bring back the elemental planes of the core elements as some of the best 2e adventures I had were on them, but i'd probably aim to steal ideas from the Seventh Gate series on how they made the elements work as worlds.

Unfortunately, i've not got enough thoughts on the matter to do a full blog post.
Nov. 13th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Re: 4e's rocked for me
Which 2e adventures did you enjoy on the elemental planes? I've always found them a bit difficult to use.
Nov. 13th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Elemental 2e AD&D
I rather liked the Secrets of the Lamp elemental adventures. :)
Nov. 13th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Elemental 2e AD&D
Ah, yes, those ones were rather good ;)
Nov. 14th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Blogpost written and scheduled to be posted on 1st December. I'll post a comment with a link when it's up.
Nov. 14th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
Cheers Robin - that's great. I guess I'd better start thinking about my post *reaches for Planescape collection and copy of OP1*
Nov. 20th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Count me in.
Nov. 20th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
Excellent - looking forward to your post!
Nov. 24th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Just finished it up & submitted it to Tor.com. I'll let you know when it goes up!
Nov. 24th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Cheers! Did you include Symatt's funky logo?
Nov. 24th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
You bet your sweet aunt Susie.
Gonzalo Campoverde
Nov. 26th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm in!
Hum! It sounds very interesting, to say the least. Sadly, my blog is in spanish, but I'll think of something and post it via Wizards Community and share the link with all of you.

(btw, great blog!)
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm in!
Excellent - the more, the merrier!

(and thanks!)
Nov. 27th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well, it is up a bit early but here we go...
Nov. 27th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for joining in - great entry! And you've only nicked half my ideas - great minds think alike and all that!
Nov. 27th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, but WHICH half, that is the question!
Nov. 27th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hahaha - I shall keep that under my (pointy) hat!
Gonzalo Campoverde
Dec. 12th, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
And here I am... though it's more of an introduction, I'll get deeper in a next entry ;)

Dec. 12th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Great stuff - the MtG cosmology sounds jolly interesting!
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