WotC has done something interesting.
Read what it is here
I think they did this to make up for the fact they don't have a lot of people on 5e and most of their content for that is going to be Forgotten Realms. Thus they decided to prop 5e with a place where people make content and they decide what to sell it for.
Thoughts /tg/ ?
/5eg/ (>>44755420) has been pretty optimistic about it. There are a few "ugh homebrew" shitters and a little talk about the legal bits of putting it on DMs Guild, but mostly people seem optimistic about it. The OGL SRD means that the system's simple-yet-solid systems can be used freely by other designers without worry of legal ramifications, and that people who don't want to pay for the books can still play with the SRD alone.
Legally, it's important to remember that putting stuff on DMs Guild is an exclusivity agreement (you will only sell/redistribute that work on DMs Guild) and also that stuff put on there is covered under a pseudo-OGL (stuff that you post on DMs Guild can be used by other people for works posted on DMs Guild). So definitely only post stuff you're fine with other people using. Don't post your darling homebrew setting on there.
I'm personally really interested to see what comes out of the Dungeon Master's Guild. And I'm wondering how long it will take Paizo to swipe the 5e rules for Pathfinder: Second Edition.
>Don't post your darling homebrew setting on there.
DM's Guild is explicitly Forgotten Realms-only. Homebrew settings are the domain of the OGL.
For what it's worth, they're all on the same team. The entire D&D team work together on the same projects. I work on a different floor, on the web side, but I can tell you it's not getting divvied up based on FR, etc.
Except they have at least two adventures in the works and storylines planned out to the end of 2017. And they've said nothing about 5e's sales save for it exceeding expectations, and 5e's popularity continues to grow over time by pretty much any non-anecdotal measure.
They're a small team and don't announce anything until like 3 months before release at max. I wouldn't be surprised if they announce something during their AMA on Friday.
That's when they start working on them. They churn out new content in three to four month cycles because they're all working together. The team developing the current stuff is the same team that developed 5e in its entirety.
Purely anecdotal from talking to the team. I just asked how it was received, I haven't looked at any numbers. I just know they did well and everyone was pleasantly surprised. The whole office kind of collectively breathed a sigh of relief.
No idea! They contract that stuff out to different artists and I think they just get different results. I think most of that work goes toward Magic anyway.
Also, whatever it's worth, I'm not >>44761202
I like to think they stopped the WotC forums to pay for this. They are promising quality control but all content is open for anyone to edit as along as there are substantial changes.
I am not sure if there is a review.
There are refunds so this is not too sketchy.
You can read the thing you bought and then just chuck it, if it is crap.
My biggest issue is that they set the price of the content.
Totally. Personally, I never really liked 4e because combat is the least interesting part of DnD to me. I felt like 5e was like 3.5e without some of the more tedious stuff. It just felt smoothed out and more easy to have fun with. But that's just me, I dunno.