When Wizards of the Coast announced a new setting rulebook for “Dungeons & Dragons” fifth edition, fans were abuzz with speculation. Would we be returning to Spelljammer? Dragonlance? Greyhawk? But the book revealed today took everyone by surprise as it brought D&D into a “Magic: The Gathering” setting.
A new listing on Amazon.com reveals the title of the next book: “Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica.” What makes this shocking is that Ravnica is not a setting previously existing in “Dungeons & Dragons,” but until now has just been a plane in “Magic: The Gathering.”
This isn’t the first time the two have crossed over, as both are owned by Wizards of the Coast. There have been a series of Plane Shift PDFs, imagining Magic settings with D&D stats, but this is the first time an official rulebook has combined the two.
However, this is also the first full step outside the Forgotten Realms that fifth edition hasmade. Until now, we’ve had tastes of other realms, starting with Barovia, set in the demiplane of dread known as Ravenloft, in the Curse of Strahd, then with references to the various other worlds in Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. While there are plenty of existing worlds from previous editions to choose from, the choice to cross over with “Magic: The Gathering” in such a way is an intriguing twist.
While the news came from an early leak on Amazon, the D&D team is expected to make a full announcement of the new product soon.