The Fey in DnD Next

In this week’s Wandering Monsters James Wyatt talks about the Fair Folk and how they may be portrayed in D&D Next.  Overall the tone of the article looks great to me and I’m happy with the descriptions of Fey creatures that he includes within the article.  The only problem I have is the apparent backpedaling from the Feywild as a core part of the D&D cosmology.  In 4e the Feywild and Shadowfell became the light and dark twins to the natural world and formed the core base from which Fey and Shadow/Undead creatures originate.  From what James says in his article they are planning to back up to a more 3e view of the Feywild for D&D Next where it is an optional part of the overall cosmology and not so ingrained into the core of the game.

While I understand that viewpoint, as a DM that is about to move his campaign into the Feywild I have and will continue to invest a lot of time and world building into the portions of the Feywild where my PCs venture.  If/when we decide to move forward into D&D Next I would like the process to go as smoothly as possible and it sadly looks as if the support for the Feywild as we know it is being pulled back by a large degree.  Of course that will probably not be the worst of my problems if I decide to move the campaign into the next edition of D&D.  Players are never happy when you move existing characters into new editions.

Check out this week’s Wandering Monsters and let us know what you think.

One Response to “The Fey in DnD Next”

  1. Green Hag Bane says:

    Holy dryad sh-! I want to fight a green hag In our campaign….PLz!

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