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5E Found DNDNext pdfs on my Google Drive. Wonder if I should keep?

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
Found a bunch of DND Next pdfs on my Google Drive. They are from 2013. I'm a little bit short of space in my free G Drive; but my real criteria if I should keep - how available are these documents out in the wild?

1. half dozen pre-gen characters. Won't use them ever.

2. There are 4 adventures -
Caves of Chaos
Isle of Dread
Return to Blingenstone
Mud Sorcerer's Tomb

3. "Conversion Notes" docs, which are potentially interesting. Gives notes on how to convert Against The Chaos Cult and Storm over Neverwinter adventures from 4e to 5e/DND Next. Has some interesting text like... "General Note on Perception: Whenever a Perception check is called for, a D&D Next character makes an Intelligence check if searching for something secret, or a Wisdom check if spotting or noticing a hidden creature."

4. A dozen or so rulesy docs. Probably won't ever read those either...

So - Just wonder if I should keep or not... Thoughts?
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oreofox

Explorer
They are hard to find, and impossible to acquire "legally", as in you had to agree to not share these with anyone else, and if you used them for home game testing you were to keep them yourself. You can still get them, but the methods are the shady kind.

So I would keep them. I've kept all mine. Some of the things from the playtest, IMO, are better than what we got in the PHB.
 

darjr

I crit!
There was an agreement. And yea it was a click through one so I don’t know if it’s enforceable. But on honor alone you can keep them, I don’t remember exactly but the agreement did say you get to keep them.
 

vincegetorix

Jewel of the North
If you have the habit of homebrewing, you may as well keep it, there was a lot of good ideas in the playtest that werent kept for some reasons.

  • The sorcerer was awesome (for the 5 level we had)
  • Fighters, rogues, and monks were all, at some point, maneuver based. The 4e element monk was awesome, way more than what was released.
  • Specialties were ''backgrounds'' that gave some feats at specific levels
  • Feats were more in line with 3e and 4e, way smaller, I can appreciate it, but its not for everyone.
 

jgsugden

Hero
You won't be able to sell them, so they have no monetary value. Some game historians may find them interesting, but I bet WotC has them all in archive, too. In the end, I'd keep them if I might use them for something down the road, only. It is easy to keep everything digital these days, but if you do, it makes it hard to find anything.
 

ccs

40th lv DM
Stick them on a thumb drive, throw them in a drawer, & reference them as you please/whenever you need to prove some point in a useless debate about 5es development. And in twenty+ years you'll be a hero as you've got historical documents of this era of the game.
 




Ath-kethin

Adventurer
So what elements from the playtests do people like better than the final official version?
Ability score modifiers coming from both race and class instead of just from race is a big one.

Some of the playtest feats were cool too, and there were many that didn't make it to the final PHB.
 

aco175

Hero
I try to go by what my mother always said about clothes in the closet. If you have not used it in over a year, it can go. I found some 3e stuff on a thumb drive I had and figure I will never use it. Maybe some of the adventures, but nothing on the rest.
 

Eltab

Hero
+1 for 'move them to a thumb drive'.

You got the copies for personal use only. Go ahead and pull the good stuff for your at-home game.
Of course handing out more copies or trying to make money from the files are breach of contract.
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
+1 for 'move them to a thumb drive'.

You got the copies for personal use only. Go ahead and pull the good stuff for your at-home game.
Of course handing out more copies or trying to make money from the files are breach of contract.
I'll move them to a thumb if my GDrive gets too full.
And of course I wont' share or sell.
 

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