D&D General Are You Ready For A "New" D&D?

Are You Ready For A "New" D&D

  • No, I am Happy With The Choices I Have

    Votes: 71 55.5%
  • Yes, I Want a Truly "New" Version of D&D

    Votes: 25 19.5%
  • It's Complicated...

    Votes: 32 25.0%

bedir than

Full Moon Storyteller
I'm not finished with the stories I'm telling with the current version, so no. I am in favor of minor changes to the rules, but not the system. I could handle additive modules if they are true to 5e and 5.3e (unlike MCDM's Strongholds & Followers which is too complex to see my table).

Small layers, iterations. That's what I want. The journey rules from both LevelUp and Adventurers in Middle Earth are great for example.
 

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Rabbitbait

Grog-nerd
I'm not ready to go back to the limited options you get in just a players handbook.

That said, I would be happy with a new edition if they were willing to slaughter the sacred cows of D&D and design a new system the relooks at what the ability scores should be, scraps the 3-18 range of ability scores and just uses bonuses, relooks at how skills work and progress and so much more. But I love the feel of D&D and the ubiquitousness of it.
 

I think the whole "we've got to kill support for this game so that we can create a new game with the old game's branding and call it a new 'edition'" model of ttrpg creation is terrible. I would like to see every game get refined through several iterative editions (what the word "edition" means in most contexts) until it eventually was "finished" with a core that just remained stable and supported until there were no longer the players to justify publishing anything for it. If people are ready for a new game, make them a new game, and give it it's own damned name.

I am excited for all the 5e clone projects and broadly 5e compatible projects on the near horizon. OneD&D is just the least interesting amongst the offerings of the coming clone age. I would rather they just keep supporting core 5e, rather than make 5e-remixed. But I certainly don't have any desire to see yet another completely different game get the "D&D" brand slapped on it.
 

Minigiant

Legend
Supporter
scraps the 3-18 range of ability scores and just uses bonuses,
Or how about this. Design a game system where all the values between 3-18 matter We could design a system where ability scores and ability modifiers both matter. We could design a systemwhere every score could be important to every character and make choosing what score goes where a significant choice.

But like @Reynard argee with me, a tweeked old or current edition will be better received than a new one. So innovation will creep forward. We wont get an aedition when a 15 STR matters to a wizard until 9th edition.

The Dream is that 6e pulls a 4e and kills a bunch of sacred cows to fix common complaints. Then 6e dies and 7e picks out the good ideas form 6e's corpse.

I'n not ready for a New D&D. I'm ready for TWO NEW D&Ds.
 

tetrasodium

Legend
Supporter
Epic
I think the whole "we've got to kill support for this game so that we can create a new game with the old game's branding and call it a new 'edition'" model of ttrpg creation is terrible. I would like to see every game get refined through several iterative editions (what the word "edition" means in most contexts) until it eventually was "finished" with a core that just remained stable and supported until there were no longer the players to justify publishing anything for it. If people are ready for a new game, make them a new game, and give it it's own damned name.

I am excited for all the 5e clone projects and broadly 5e compatible projects on the near horizon. OneD&D is just the least interesting amongst the offerings of the coming clone age. I would rather they just keep supporting core 5e, rather than make 5e-remixed. But I certainly don't have any desire to see yet another completely different game get the "D&D" brand slapped on it.
I think that to some degree 5e itself created this elastic snapping reaction by maintaining a frozen core that focused so exclusively on anything but GMs when it added visceral additions to the rules. To a degree wotc faced some of the same impossible hurdles GMs ran into when trying to quickly & easily adjust the 5e ruleset as 5e+slight tweak without creating a whole new ruleset. There was little in the way of slight shifts & component adjustments over the last several years so the rough edges gms kept crashing into wound up getting refined into bloody knives that sour the good too much.
 
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DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
I'm good with current 5E, and will be good with any fixes and updates that come with 2024 5E.

If/when they decide to do a major change into a 6E I'd be fine with that too... but don't see a need for it right now. I have no want to return to any former edition, because I played all of them enough to be good with them being put to bed. All of them are fine games just like 5E is a fine game, but I don't really care about game mechanics. All the editions have completely adequate mechanics... so unless a friend of mine steps up to say they want to run a game using an older edition (rather unlikely), there's nothing better about an older edition over 5E. So why go backwards? And most likely a 6E would also have completely adequate mechanics too, so there's nothing for me to gain by a big edition change. One version of D&D is just as good as another. So let's just stay with the one that has product being produced for it.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Supporter
I don't really buy into what looks like the premise of the question.

I am not a one-game kind of gamer. I haven't generally run the same game system two campaigns in a row in decades. I am not sitting around waiting for D&D to give me experiences that match my desires. When I want 5e, I play 5e. When I want something else, I already play something else.

So, D&D can just go ahead and be whatever they want it to be. I'm happy if they keep it the same, or change it drastically. They can even make it into a game I don't like. I'd be cool with that too - I just wouldn't play it.
 


Vaalingrade

Legend
Before last month, I'd say 'god yes, let's try again maybe with a better core philosophy'. But now, I don't really care if they keep up the same old sadness.
 

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