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WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Tim Baker » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:37 pm

WotC just drew attention to http://planescape.com in a tweet. The link takes you to a countdown clock. The page title reads "Plan Escape." Is WotC trolling Planescape fans? Do you think there's upcoming news about the setting?
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Zeromaru X » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:53 pm

Seeing April's Fools near, I'd be wary.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby night_druid » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:03 pm

Counter ends on the 28th or so...4 days shy of April 1st.

Odd. I thought they had let the planescape trademark lapse.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby apotheot » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:23 am

most prominent theory is that Beamdog is finally doing an Enhanced Edition of Planescape Torment. But seeing how Tales from the Yawning Portal is about to drop, they could be promoting their next book which might be something dealing with 5e planes...
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby The Dark » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:29 am

night_druid wrote:Counter ends on the 28th or so...4 days shy of April 1st.

Odd. I thought they had let the planescape trademark lapse.


A new request was submitted last September, apparently.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Big Mac » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:57 am

night_druid wrote:Counter ends on the 28th or so...4 days shy of April 1st.

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A 4DVENTURE countdown? What could possibly go wrong! :P

night_druid wrote:Odd. I thought they had let the planescape trademark lapse.


They did. And they allowed most (if not all) of the TSR trademarks to lapse too. But that doesn't mean they have made it public domain or given up their IP rights.

Planescape is still protected by copyright law.

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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Tim Baker » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:26 am

Big Mac wrote:A 4DVENTURE countdown? What could possibly go wrong! :P

I don't get the reference. From the artwork and the number 4, I take it this is a 4e thing? Did WotC put up a countdown clock prior to 4e's release?
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Tim Baker » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:34 am

Tim Baker wrote:
Big Mac wrote:A 4DVENTURE countdown? What could possibly go wrong! :P

I don't get the reference. From the artwork and the number 4, I take it this is a 4e thing? Did WotC put up a countdown clock prior to 4e's release?

Never mind. I found this in an RPG.net archive, and it explained this interesting bit of D&D history.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Big Mac » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:00 am

A friend of mine, called Marcin, just came up with an amazing theory, based on a "secret" hidden in the HTML source code!:
Plan Escape website wrote:
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<html>
   <head>
      <script src="js/jquery-1.9.0.min.js"></script>
      <script src="js/flipclock.min.js"></script>

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/flipclock.css">
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/countdown.css">

      <title>Plan Escape</title>
   </head>
   <body>

<center><h2 style="font-size: 26pt;"></h2></center>
      <div class="centered">
         <div class="clock" style="width: 620px;" secret="0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45"></div>
      </div>

      <script type="text/javascript">
         var clock;

         $(document).ready(function() {

            // Grab the current date
            var currentDate = new Date();

            // Set some date in the future. In this case, it's always Jan 1
            var futureDate  = new Date("March 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM PDT");

            // Calculate the difference in seconds between the future and current date
            var diff = futureDate.getTime() / 1000 - currentDate.getTime() / 1000;

            // Instantiate a coutdown FlipClock
            clock = $('.clock').FlipClock(diff, {
               clockFace: 'DailyCounter',
               countdown: true,
               hideLabels: true
            });
         });
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</html>


He says that secret="0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45" is the hex values for "PSTEE", which means Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition! :shock: :o

What do you think?

Is this the website of a new computer game for Planescape?

Could that be a tie-in to a new 5th Edition product?
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Tim Baker » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:09 am

Big Mac wrote:He says that secret="0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45" is the hex values for "PSTEE", which means Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition! :shock: :o

Is this the website of a new computer game for Planescape?

Could that be a tie-in to a new 5th Edition product?

I think that's a pretty strong argument for the site announcing PS:T in a few days. However, the timing would be about right for WotC to announce their next physical product, too. I'm still holding out hope that the announcement can be for both at the same time. :)
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Big Mac » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:31 am

Tim Baker wrote:
Big Mac wrote:He says that secret="0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45" is the hex values for "PSTEE", which means Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition! :shock: :o

Is this the website of a new computer game for Planescape?

Could that be a tie-in to a new 5th Edition product?

I think that's a pretty strong argument for the site announcing PS:T in a few days. However, the timing would be about right for WotC to announce their next physical product, too. I'm still holding out hope that the announcement can be for both at the same time. :)


I think it would be fairly easy for them to create an adventure that takes players from Faerûn to Sigil and back (and then do some D&D Adventure's stuff in Planescape and open up Planescape on DMs Guild).
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby willpell » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Color me cautiously optimistic....
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Angel Tarragon » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:59 am

Colour me unimpressed. Planescape was never my cup of tea. Even if Planescape is on their radar, I'd much rather we see a 5E Manual of the Planes first.
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Postby Havard » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:29 am

Would love to see Planescape return! :)

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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby willpell » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:42 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:Colour me unimpressed. Planescape was never my cup of tea. Even if Planescape is on their radar, I'd much rather we see a 5E Manual of the Planes first.


I want to rage-disagree with those first two sentences, but the third I actually agree with. Much as I love Planescape, "the cage" is just a setting like any other; we have much more need of a properly detailed guide to the various planes, since ALL settings can make use of those.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Big Mac » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:20 pm

One day and forty minutes left.

Who is planning to camp on the Plan Escape website tomorrow to watch the countdown hit zero?
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby night_druid » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:16 pm

Big Mac wrote:One day and forty minutes left.

Who is planning to camp on the Plan Escape website tomorrow to watch the countdown hit zero?


Not I. I'll just wait until you excitedly post here ;)
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby willpell » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:03 am

night_druid wrote:
Big Mac wrote:One day and forty minutes left.

Who is planning to camp on the Plan Escape website tomorrow to watch the countdown hit zero?


Not I. I'll just wait until you excitedly post here ;)


+1. I'm not interested in being herded, or participating in a manufactured hype, not even for something I actually care about. The fullness of time is soon enough.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Zeromaru X » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:37 pm

The countdown is finished. It is Torment Enhanced Edition. It's good news, but still...
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby night_druid » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:59 pm

I only got to play the original briefly so I wouldn't mind getting this. :)
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Morfie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:38 am

It's up.

Looks like an upgraded version of the old PC game Planescape:Torment. I've never played it myself but heard it was excellent.
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Big Mac » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:10 am

night_druid wrote:
Big Mac wrote:One day and forty minutes left.

Who is planning to camp on the Plan Escape website tomorrow to watch the countdown hit zero?


Not I. I'll just wait until you excitedly post here ;)


...or maybe you will post excitedly here and send me a PM when I forget all about it! :P ;)

It does look good. I wonder if there will be any new content, that could be raided and used in a tabletop game. :?
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Havard » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:56 am

Big Mac wrote:It does look good. I wonder if there will be any new content, that could be raided and used in a tabletop game. :?


You manage to find an upside to everything Big Mac! :)

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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby night_druid » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:24 pm

Big Mac wrote:...or maybe you will post excitedly here and send me a PM when I forget all about it! :P ;)


Me? Naw; I didn't post excitedly. More like "eh, that's cool. I'll probably pick up a copy. Eventually. ;)"
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Re: WotC just pointed to planescape.com on Twitter

Postby Birchbeer » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:37 pm

Big Mac wrote:
It does look good. I wonder if there will be any new content, that could be raided and used in a tabletop game. :?


From what I have read there is no new content just fixes and updates to fix bugs, more user friendly.
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