If you were waiting with great anticipation for Monday, July 23 for the announcement and news of a new D&D campaign setting, today is your lucky day. An Amazon product page that went live early this morning looks like it lets the surprise out of the bag a day early. The D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica shows what looks to be the announcement we’ve all been waiting for.
D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica
From the Amazon page:
“A perpetual haze of dreary rain hangs over the spires of Ravnica. Bundled against the weather, the cosmopolitan citizens in all their fantastic diversity go about their daily business in bustling markets and shadowy back alleys. Through it all, ten guilds–crime syndicates, scientific institutions, church hierarchies, military forces, judicial courts, buzzing swarms, and rampaging gangs–vie for power, wealth, and influence. These guilds are the foundation of power on Ravnica. They have existed for millennia, and each one has its own identity and civic function, its own diverse collection of races and creatures, and its own distinct subculture. Their history is a web of wars, intrigue, and political machinations as they have vied for control of the plane.”
Fans of D&D have been speculating on what the new D&D campaign setting might be, and teaser images led many to believe it would be Eberron or Spelljammer. We knew it would not be a wholly new setting based on what folks from the D&D team have said, but this is an unexpected direction.
It makes sense to us at Nerdarchy though. Ravnica is one of the settings from another Wizards of the Coast product line, the megapopular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. We’ve gotten several Unearthed Arcana installments exploring themes and concepts from M:TG like Innistrad, Ixalan and Kaladesh, and it makes perfect sense for WotC to sync their two incredibly successful intellectual properties like this.
Of course, we’ll have to wait until July 23 for the official word, but it seems like a safe bet that the D&D Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica will be our new D&D campaign setting. According to the Amazon page, the book is scheduled for release on November 20, 2018.
UPDATE July 23, 2018
The news is official! Wizards of the Coast’s website now includes product announcements for the D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica. There are three products related to this release:
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica hardcover book — release date Nov. 20, 2018
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica map pack — release date Nov. 20, 2018
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica dice — release date Nov. 20, 2018
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