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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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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.

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