D&D 5th Edition New D&D Next Playtest Packet Is Here!

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    New Packet Is Up!

    Quick! Get it now before the site explodes!

    Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Playtest

    It has character creation AND adventure creation rules!

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    Thank you! Got it and am proceeding to devour!
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    Now that was painless.

    Time to make use of my project's lengthy compilation time ...

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    I notice it's missing one rather important thing: An adventure? We can't even use Caves of Chaos from packet 1 because the monsters are different.
    Last edited by GX.Sigma; Monday, 13th August, 2012 at 11:46 PM.

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    Disappointment at only having the four classes, but from the discussion in the PA podcasts, the other classes are still in very early development.

    Very happy to see Opportunity Attacks return in this version, not sure how I feel about it being a Reaction though, makes defending hard. The Combat Superiority Dice for the Fighter have enough options for me.
    I like the changes to the Rogue, more ways to get Sneak Attack and the increas in SA damage is very good.

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    Definitely a smoother download process this time. No issues with that. I will be back later to contribute to discussion once I have had a chance to, you know, actually read the new stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GX.Sigma View Post
    I notice it's missing one rather important thing: An adventure? We can't even use Caves of Chaos from packet 1 because the monsters are different.
    On Twitter they said an adventure would be coming next week.

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    I'm still at work, so I can't look at the files, but has Multi-classing been addressed? If so, is it more like 1E or 3E? Thanks.

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    Still reading, but a few things stick out to me during a brief scan. (Note: There are things I like too. However, I'm only currently pointing out some of the potential negatives so as to help refine the game -the point of the playtesting.)

    The wording of Low-Light Vision is somewhat clumsy. If there's no light within the distance given, how could I treat shadows as normal light? I'd be in complete darkness, right? I believe I know what they mean here, but I'm not entirely sure.

    I'll have to wait and see how it works in actual play, but the Hill Dwarf traits seem overall far more useful than those of the Mountain Dwarf.

    Two person gripes which I do not expect others to share (and don't really impact play much either): 1) Something about the look of the new character sheet bugs me. I have no idea what it is, and I'm sure it is functional, but something I can't quite put my finger on bugs me. 2) I still wish there would be a way to do initiative without attaching Dexterity to it so heavily.

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    I still like what I'm seeing so far, particularly with the backgrounds and specialties and what they add to a character. I also like that they brought back Opportunity Attacks, and a move action dedicated to being able to move while still getting away from them (and combat) better than a 5ft step.

    The two weapon fighting rule sticks out to me as weird, though. I get what it's supposed to do - if you're wielding two of the same weapon, it's the same max damage but higher min damage, and it's a nice thought and I love the spirit of the idea. But at the same time it's a little baffling

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