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Eilserus
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  03:06:32  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Wizards is hiring a game designer, here's a snippet from the job description: "This position creates D&D products, such as a book updating a setting to 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons."

So, maybe this means we're getting a new campaign guide in the next year or so?

Ayrik
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  06:09:59  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They're actually advertising to hire for many positions.
http://company.wizards.com/content/jobs

It does suggest Big Plans for 5E. Though only speculation about specific products.

But quite a lot of strongly mixed commentary from WotC (ex-)employees.
https://www.glassdoor.ca/Overview/Working-at-Wizards-of-the-Coast-EI_IE4718.11,31.htm

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Edited by - Ayrik on 14 Nov 2017 06:14:37
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Irennan
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  14:03:50  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

Wizards is hiring a game designer, here's a snippet from the job description: "This position creates D&D products, such as a book updating a setting to 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons."

So, maybe this means we're getting a new campaign guide in the next year or so?



Hope so, but at this point we can't really say anything. Mearls has said that 3 out of 4 products for 2018 are already basically finished, and won't talk about the 4th. Maybe it'll be a FRCSS. Will Ed be involved? There's so much stuff up in the air at this point, both concerning the setting and the novels (contradicting statements from Stewart and Mearls), and they could be simply referring to the regional updates included in their APs. But yeah, I really hope that you're right.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 14 Nov 2017 :  18:10:58  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd like to assume that if 5E is doing so well they had their budget increased, allowing them to explore other areas of development. I seriously hope Ed is involved if its a campaign guide. I understand they don't want to create products with a time stamp on them, it's why we kept getting books on the same areas over and over. It's a design flaw, I get that. With that said, even Ed mentioned he wouldn't have advanced the campaign timeline as quickly. And it's entirely possible to create products that detail areas of the Realms and make it timeless. Pathfinder's Golarion does that I believe.

Just my thoughts, but I'd then use code, some sort of tool etc. to introduce the dynamic element to the Realms. Want Thay to conquer half of the eastern Realms in your campaign? Click a button, watch Thayan borders expand and cities be auto-populated with NPCs of said faction etc.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Hope things work out. Worst case, we still get Ed's DMsguild releases. Hopefully, they'll be up for sale soon!
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