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Old 05-04-2019, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Collecting D&D 5E: Where to go once you've got all the hardbacks?

I've only got a half-dozen of the adventures to go before I have all the rulebooks/adventures published by WotC.

I've been reading the Unearthed Arcana articles, with their playtest versions of various archetypes (e.g., the Artificer class).

So where do I find the finished products?

And this is the slowest release schedule I've seen from TSR/WotC... (I don't know how 4E went, I wasn't interested in the mechanics. The lore, though... wonderful!)
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Collecting D&D 5E: Where to go once you've got all the hardbacks?

I'm not expecting the finished Artificer to show up in print for at least a few months, if that soon.

Most of the rest of the UA stuff appeared in Xanathar's Guide, with some showing up in Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.

So I think the Artificer is early in the next big batch, so not till they come out with another such book.
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I am looking forward to the Eberron book, if and when it comes out...

Not sure if I want the Ravnica (M:tG) book.

I'm only missing the Princes of the Apocalypse (Elemental Evil), Out of the Abyss (Demon), Curse of Strahd (Ravenloft), Storm King's Thunder (Giants), and the two Waterdeep books (Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage), otherwise. I figure I'll pick 'em all up over the next six months or so. That, and the Ghosts of Saltmarsh (U1-U4 & nautical adventures from Dungeon).

I'll have to browse through the DriveThruRPG stuff, see if anything piques my interest.

But yikes, there's not much to buy, given how many years since D&D Next came out.
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I believe the slow release is part of the plan.

There are also the Adventurer's League season adventures on dmsguild.

I think the Eberron book is only in pdf at the moment.
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Default Re: Collecting D&D 5E: Where to go once you've got all the hardbacks?

The slow release is indeed part of the plan. They want to make sure that everything they release is more thoroughly playtested than any previous edition. That's why it takes so long for most Unearthed Arcana material to make it into official releases--and some of it never will, because it wasn't good enough.

Also, 5E isn't as remotely as crunchy as, say, 3E or 4E, so there's not quite the same feverish rush to push a ton of new content out the door every single month that a more crunchy game demands. And 5E is selling just fine with its "slow and steady" release schedule.

Sure, there's probably a legitimate demand for more "official" adventures, but that's why DMs Guild is for. And licensed third-party products like Goodman Games' "Original Adventures Reincarnated" line.
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