D&D Reviving ‘Planescape’ Setting in 2023, Expanding on 5e Adventures

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Dungeons & Dragons has announced its intended release schedule for 2023. The lineup includes deep dives on classic D&D items and lore, the expansion of one of Fifth Edition’s earliest and most famous adventures, as well as the revival of the classic Planescape campaign setting.

The schedule includes five releases, with one book dropping every season (except for Summer, in which a pair is planned):

  • Keys From the Golden Vault (Winter 2023)
  • Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants (Spring 2023)
  • The Book Of Many Things (Summer 2023)
  • Phandelver Campaign (Summer 2023)
  • Planescape (Fall 2023)

Details about what’s included in each sourcebook were minimal, but several members of the D&D creative team were on hand to provide a bit of insight into each. “Keys from the Golden Vault is Ocean’s 11 meets Dungeons & Dragons,” says Design Architect Chris Perkins. “It is an anthology of short adventures, each one revolving around a heist.” Glory of the Giants is described as a companion to 2021’s Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons, only focused (as the name implies) on the various types of giants found throughout the D&D multiverse.

“A lot of folks have been wondering when it was coming back, and here it is.”

The Summer releases are The Book of Many Things, a sourcebook based on the infamous Deck of Many Things from D&D lore, and an updated version of the original D&D 5e adventure Lost Mine of Phandelver, which kicked off Fifth Edition in 2015. “[LMoP] is a fan favorite,” said Chris Lindsay, Product Manager for D&D. “And it’s going to expand it into a full campaign that is tinged with cosmic horror.”

The final release of 2023 will be a revival of the Planescape campaign setting. The product will be presented as a boxed set, similar to the recent Spelljammer: Adventures in Space. Classic computer RPG fans will likely remember this varied web of interplanar realms from 1999’s Planescape: Torment, which IGN hailed as an amazing RPG thanks largely to its unique setting, which made it “a hell of a lot different than anything else that’s ever been released.”

“This is a legendary campaign setting,” Perkins says. “A lot of folks out there in the world have been wondering when it was coming back, and here it is.”

JR is a Senior Producer at IGN, you can follow him on Twitter for more video games and tabletop RPG shenanigans.

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