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5E How much of the PHB have we seen? Maybe more than you think!

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Just collecting together all the preview pages I've posted on the news page recently.

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TerraDave

5ever
Going all out on the flavor and production values...

when was the last time you actually read through a core rulebook? This could be the one.
 

DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
Seems like the biggest amount of "new" stuff we're going to be reading once the book is released is mainly just Sub-classes, a handful of new Backgrounds, and a bunch more spells. Everything else will have been either previewed or appears in the Basic Game.
 


Stormonu

Legend
Interesting - seems we're getting a fair bit more non-european art than I think I've ever seen in a Phb.
 

jgsugden

Hero
Going all out on the flavor and production values...

when was the last time you actually read through a core rulebook? This could be the one.
I've read every single PHB from AD&D to the present. More than once, each... You learn a lot of nuances that get missed when you take it in bits and pieces.
 

kettite

Explorer
Near as I can figure, the page numbers will end up closer to the gutters of the book than on the outside of the page. That seems like an odd design choice and I hope I'm wrong. You'd think, for instance, that the first page for the sorcerer (listed as page 99) would be on the right hand side as you're looking at the book, and the next page (100) would be on the flip side.
 

GX.Sigma

First Post
Near as I can figure, the page numbers will end up closer to the gutters of the book than on the outside of the page. That seems like an odd design choice and I hope I'm wrong. You'd think, for instance, that the first page for the sorcerer (listed as page 99) would be on the right hand side as you're looking at the book, and the next page (100) would be on the flip side.
We saw the first page of the Warlock before, and it was on the right side (the facing page was the wild surge table). So, even pages are on the left, odd pages on the right (just like most [all?] other books).
 

TrippyHippy

Adventurer
Well, I’ve pre-ordered mine!

Couple of questions, however..

1) Any information on whether the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual and DM’s Guide will be released in PDF form?

2) Will the Player’s Handbook fit into the Starter’s Box if you take out the white card packaging?
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
2) Will the Player’s Handbook fit into the Starter’s Box if you take out the white card packaging?
No idea, but my 3E DMG II does (first book I grabbed off the shelf), so I'm guessing yes!

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In this photo, I have put TWO 3.5 hardcovers in the box, then placed the Starter Set contents on top of them. They fit easily, with plenty of room to spare. That box is roomy!

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Going all out on the flavor and production values...

when was the last time you actually read through a core rulebook? This could be the one.
Last time I got a core rulebook? Certainly for anything NOT called D&D.

I hadn't seen some of these pages before - the production values are generally really nice, but part of my 2nd edition soul is very very annoyed at the ultra-unrealistic weapons on the equipment pages (bordering on the WoW-ish).
 


volanin

Explorer
Just collecting together all the preview pages I've posted on the news page recently.
Just a nitpick:
The INSPIRATION page should come before the HERMIT BACKGROUND page, accordingly to the Table of Contents!
All in all, this is exactly the kind of post I was looking for, thanks!
Can't wait for the PHB anymore!!
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
How many pages till you can declare you have a book? Updated with bards, paladins, and barbarians!
 

AmmiPierce

First Post
While we haven't seen the 'raw' version the Wild Magic chart page, we have seen a photograph the whole page (page 104, opposite the Warlock's first page).
 


Joe Liker

First Post
I hadn't seen some of these pages before - the production values are generally really nice, but part of my 2nd edition soul is very very annoyed at the ultra-unrealistic weapons on the equipment pages (bordering on the WoW-ish).
Not to be dismissive of your aesthetic opinion, but I find the equipment art very much in keeping with the philosophy that this is a fantasy game, not a medieval warfare simulation.

The fact that those weapons look neat and work well is a testament to the brilliant elven/dwarven/extremely-talented-human craftsmanship that went into them!
 


Near as I can figure, the page numbers will end up closer to the gutters of the book than on the outside of the page. That seems like an odd design choice and I hope I'm wrong. You'd think, for instance, that the first page for the sorcerer (listed as page 99) would be on the right hand side as you're looking at the book, and the next page (100) would be on the flip side.
You are fortunately mistaken! Take a look at the feather token on the right of Barbarian (page 46). It continues onto the left of page 47, placing the page numbering at the outside where it should be.
 

DMZ2112

Chaotic Looseleaf
Near as I can figure, the page numbers will end up closer to the gutters of the book than on the outside of the page. That seems like an odd design choice and I hope I'm wrong. You'd think, for instance, that the first page for the sorcerer (listed as page 99) would be on the right hand side as you're looking at the book, and the next page (100) would be on the flip side.
I see what you mean, but if you look closely at the art on the first and second pages of the sorcerer entry the color bands don't line up -- that's not a continued piece of art, just two similar backdrops.

Compare the bard, where again, the town scene on page two does not line up with the scene from page one, but the mask on the edge of page two lines up with the mask on page 3.

They all seem to work this way -- the art on the second page is related to the backdrop for the iconic character on the first page, but it isn't the same image. Then a picture of some accoutrement links a two-page spread, whether that is one-to-two or two-to-three.
 

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