Bank on it, we’re getting a sixth edition in 2022. You know how I can tell? Because of this mess:
Dungeons & Dragons will feature a group of adventurers led by Raven Hightower, a warrior with a magic flamesword that’s haunted by his sister’s death. Other characters include the “half-dragon” Hack Karroway, the gnome thief Olivan Trickfoot, and a masked warrior named Alyssa Steelsong who is set to take over Palarandusk’s role when the dragon dies. Additionally, the main villain of the movie is a male drow named Razer Horlbar who once kept Raven and his sister as slaves, along with a female tiefling named Damala and a brutish warrior known only as “The Beast.”
All those characters, and the only actual character description we get is “brutish”. It’ll be a whole diaper full of fun watching how casting and the studio’s Trust and Safety council jiggle the casting to get the demographics of Faerun juuuust right
The film is set in Faerun, and it will feature a Forgotten Realms character. Um, shouldn’t they all be FR characters? Chasing the Hand of Vecna which is no longer associated with Oerth for reasons too boring to go into here. It involves RavenLoft.
At any rate, you can bet this movie will hit six months too late to be relevant – anyone remember the Angry Birds movie? Garbage Pail Kids? You know, I know it, the American people know it. WotC will have to release a new edition just to wash the taste of this out of our mouths.