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WotC New D&D survey from WotC

ccs

41st lv DM
I also got asked that question separately about D&D in general, and about 5e specifically. I wonder if they’re trying to gauge if the timing is right for an edition change.

Of course the timing is right, we're 3 years out from the 50th anniversary of our favorite game. They'd better get cracking.
 

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JEB

Hero
Of course the timing is right, we're 3 years out from the 50th anniversary of our favorite game. They'd better get cracking.
The new options in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and the changes in how races and alignment have been handled in 2021 products and UAs thus far, suggest they've probably been thinking about it since at least last year. (And there were similar precursors to 4E ideas in products towards the end of 3E...)
 

JEB

Hero
I also got asked that question separately about D&D in general, and about 5e specifically. I wonder if they’re trying to gauge if the timing is right for an edition change.
They also might be trying to gauge how much change said edition change should involve - satisfaction with the current direction would indicate something more like 5E with high compatibility, dissatisfaction could suggest more radical changes (depending on the specific nature of the dissatisfaction). Though like you, I'd be surprised if they made something you couldn't use 5E material with at all...
 

ccs

41st lv DM
The new options in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and the changes in how races and alignment have been handled in 2021 products and UAs thus far, suggest they've probably been thinking about it since at least last year. (And there were similar precursors to 4E ideas in products towards the end of 3E...)
Oh yes, I know. I've specifically called out this 5e end-of-edition-misc-material in the past.
And i've been predicting 2024 as 6e's arrival date for several years now in posts like these.
 







Greg K

Adventurer
At question 39, I was asked my age and question 40 was Gender with submit. With regards to M:TG, I was only asked a few general questions about M:TG and playing it on the table (including when I first played and colors I prefered). Being asked only a few questions might have been response to my answering that I dislike M:TG and would not recommend it and also answering that my likeliness to recommend D&D was a '7' (it is probably more like a 5 or 6, but I did just include it among recommendations to a friend).
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
I play both Magic and D&D (I'm not much of a Magic player - I don't like making decks, but I'll play with other people's decks, premade decks, and random-shuffles). On the other hand, I play D&D multiple times per week and I have done for 35 years.

I think I had a pretty short survey myself. Maybe it's random or something?
 




robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
This is a werd question -- "Do you feel Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is on its way up and growing in strength, holding its ground and pretty consistent, or on its way down and losing momentum?"

Does it mean like market share? I assume they know better than we do.
You didn’t that question for M:tG too? And yes, interesting question. I of course answered that I thought M:tG was going down and D&D was going up, just due the amount of cultural attention being spent on either.
 


AmerginLiath

Adventurer
As a 41 year old who very casually played MTG for six months twenty years ago (I scrapped together two decks from extra cards friends had and bought some lands) but has played D&D across editions for over thirty years, my 38 questions were far too heavily weighted towards Magic. There really need to be a better way of navigating away from a topic in this survey.
 

I play both Magic and D&D (I'm not much of a Magic player - I don't like making decks, but I'll play with other people's decks, premade decks, and random-shuffles). On the other hand, I play D&D multiple times per week and I have done for 35 years.

I think I had a pretty short survey myself. Maybe it's random or something?
Does seem odd, I'm in the same boat: played MtG a little, a long time ago, play D&D regularly, over 50, and I seemed to get most of the questions (I didn't note the exact %). There was a section on DMing which I guess you might not have had?
 

KainGuru

Explorer
They didn't ask 'why haven't you played for over 12 months' - because my reply would havs been covid and a front line worker. Not asking that will kind of skew their data and assumptions drawn from that skewed data will be erroneous. I've not given up on the game, I just can't play at the moment
 

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