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

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 official roadmap for D&D in 2023.

The official roadmap for D&D in 2023.

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.”

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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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