All the talk of a major cross-over between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering may be true after all. A few days ago, Amazon leaked a new D&D hardcover book — the Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravnica.
Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravnica
From a marketing standpoint, bringing the worlds of D&D and MTG together makes perfect sense. Both games are the heavy hitters in the Wizards of the Coast portfolio, and both games have a passionate fan base. Actually, it’s somewhat surprising that Wizards hasn’t done something like this already (Plane Shift: Zendikar doesn’t really count).
I should note that at the time of this blog post, Wizards hasn’t actually confirmed the existence of Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravinica. Due to Amazon’s leak however, the cat is already out of the bag of holding, so I think it’s only a matter of time.
According to the Amazon listing description for the book:
A perpetual haze of dreary rain hangs over the spires of Ravnica. Bundled against the weather, the cosmopolitan citizens in all their fantastic diversity go about their daily business in bustling markets and shadowy back alleys. Through it all, ten guilds–crime syndicates, scientific institutions, church hierarchies, military forces, judicial courts, buzzing swarms, and rampaging gangs–vie for power, wealth, and influence. These guilds are the foundation of power on Ravnica. They have existed for millennia, and each one has its own identity and civic function, its own diverse collection of races and creatures, and its own distinct subculture. Their history is a web of wars, intrigue, and political machinations as they have vied for control of the plane.
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The Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravinca will offer a new campaign setting for D&D gamers, all based in the world of Magic.
If you think about it, a cross-over between D&D and MTG is mind blowing. Being a D&D purist though, something like this would have really bothered me in the past. Not any more — Dungeons & Dragons 5e lays out the existence of the multiverse with a vast number of worlds to adventure in. MTG’s Ravnica makes absolute sense, and in my opinion the book’s reception will be wildly popular with D&D gamers.
So what do you think? Are you a D&D player who also plays MTG? Do you think the Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravnica will be a critical hit? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below.
Well, that was fast 🙂 Shortly after I published this blog post, Wizards of the Coast made things official and announced Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravnica. There will also be a special Ravnica dice set and Maps and Miscellany set released as well. You can check it out on the official Dungeons & Dragons site here.
Guildmasters’ Guide To Ravinca is being released on November 20, 2018.