D&D 5E Are you going to buy the 5e Core Books?

Are you going to buy the 5e books when they are released?

  • Absolutely!

    Votes: 69 35.9%
  • Probably.

    Votes: 44 22.9%
  • Eh, maybe...

    Votes: 20 10.4%
  • Probably not

    Votes: 31 16.1%
  • A resounding No!

    Votes: 20 10.4%
  • Answer Hazy, ask again later.

    Votes: 8 4.2%

  • Poll closed .

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Banned
Banned
I will definitely be buying, if anything just for completion, but I also happen to seriously dig 5th Ed, it's turing out to be what I wanted back in 2000.
 


Scrivener of Doom

Adventurer
I will definitely be buying, if anything just for completion, but I also happen to seriously dig 5th Ed, it's turing out to be what I wanted back in 2000.

Funnily enough, I think I would have been all over this if it had published in 2000 - after all, I do call it Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition - but it just doesn't seem to be the game for me in 2014 or 2015, whenever (if ever) it is going to be published.
 

Baumi

Adventurer
As a collector I will certainly buy the Core-Books. By the way, do we know if there is again a Monster, GM and Players Handbook?

But these will probably the only books I get, since I really don't like how D&D Next turned out so far (maybe the final product is more to my taste, but I'm not very optimistic).
 

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Banned
Banned
Funnily enough, I think I would have been all over this if it had published in 2000 - after all, I do call it Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition - but it just doesn't seem to be the game for me in 2014 or 2015, whenever (if ever) it is going to be published.

It is so what I'm ready for, after DMing 3rd Ed from 2005 to 2008, and 4th Ed from 2008 to 2010, getting disillusioned, starting on my own system (looking at all editions), and along comes 5th Ed, so am I pleased.
 

WhatGravitas

Explorer
Perhaps. I liked 3.5E, I loved 4E, but with 13th Age, I got a good game that runs what I want.

What 5E can offer to me is: ongoing support. So, if they publish great adventures and have strong Eberron support, I'll buy and play it. If not... then not.
 

fjw70

Adventurer
As a collector I will certainly buy the Core-Books. By the way, do we know if there is again a Monster, GM and Players Handbook?

But these will probably the only books I get, since I really don't like how D&D Next turned out so far (maybe the final product is more to my taste, but I'm not very optimistic).

They haven't announced any specific products yet. They have talked about the possibility that the basic game would be released in a boxed set.
 


Wicht

Hero
At this point, here is my (unscientific but informed) takeaway from this (unscientific) poll and the earlier polls.

4e sold to about 65% of the ENworld population. If I remember correctly, that coorelated, at first, into about 50% playing it. Enthusiasm for the edition waned over the period of about a year and a half until there were nearly equal amounts playing 4e and Pathfinder until finally Pathfinder cornered the market and gained ascendancy.

Enthusiasm for 5e seems far more muted than it did for 4e (about a 15% reduction) but the numbers are looking like about 60-65% plan on at least buying it, only marginally less than with 4e. However, the lack of enthusiasm means its going to have an even higher hurdle than 4e to cross if it seeks to be the reigning, long-term industry leader. I would not be surprised if it didn't lead in sales for a quarter or two, but unless it can garner more enthusiasm it will wane even quicker than 4e (that's my prediction, so take it for what its worth). I think WotC should look very hard at what it needs to do to make people want to play their game above and beyond shiny new rules. Adventure support, consistency in vision for that support and for what they want from their own game, and support for the broader gaming community (cough - OGL - cough) would all be steps in the right direction.
 

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