Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Plane Shift: Zendikar

Well it's only taken them about 20 years, but Wizards of the Coast finally mixed their peanut butter and chocolate. Released today, Plane Shift: Zendikar is a free 5E setting pdf based on the Magic: The Gathering world of Zendikar.

Cross promoting with their new book The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Zendikar, this full color 38 page pdf includes setting and adventure ideas. The book also includes six races, 3 new monsters, and many pages devoted to reskinning Monster Manual monsters and making them fit into Zendikar (including traits to turn monsters into the dreaded Eldrazi).

The races in the pdf are:

Human: identical to standard PHB humans
Kor: orderly human-like creatures blessed with luck and athleticism
Merfolk: The merfolk of Zendikar are amphibious humanoids, each merfolk adult chooses a creed (which acts as a subrace)
Vampire: The vampire or Zendikar are a cursed race of blood drinkers, but they are not undead
Goblin: the goblins of Zendikar are small, inquisitive, and adaptable, they have several tribes (subraces)
Elves: while the elves are Zendikar are similar to standard D&D elves, they do have some differences, in addition they have three separate nations (equivalent of subraces)
Zendikar is a realm of floating islands and mysterious ruins.
Humans, Kor, Merfolk, and Vampires uniting to fight the Eldrazi


  1. Holy crap, this is amazing! Zendikar is an obvious first choice for this, with the nature of the world (and while the setting is still in Standard), but I'd love to see the project expanded (I'm looking at you, Ravnica!).

    1. I really want to see Innistrad (because of my love of Ravenloft), but Ravnica would be more universally useful.

    2. I know you're not the only one when it comes to Innistrad. From what I can tell, it's one of the most popular planes the game has seen, and I bet the survey results will have it at or near the top.

  2. I know shit about Magic:TG but this looks really awesome.
    And for free? Wow. This is some quality stuff.

    1. I'm not as familiar with Zendikar (I know a little bit), but that doesn't matter because this is quality stuff that could be used in a variety of games.

  3. So glad they did this. I want to see a huge compendium of the various planes throughout all the magic sets.