OneDnD One D&D Playtest Expert Classes survey is up! Update! Now due Nov 23rd.


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I’ll bet they log your ID.
i wonder about family/roomates... if they sign up for accounts with the same house/main computer will it flag? if I use my (I don't even know how many maybe 5) ways to go online to make 5 accounts do I get 5 votes (I can't imagine having the time for that)
 

If you separate the two... that means the tables that don't want to use feats will be getting twice as many ASIs as they do right now by needing to use the "ASI feat" in all the feat slots they are now getting... plus then the straight ASIs. Maybe some tables would be okay with seeing PC ability scores grow doubly like that than they do in the 2014 game... but I would have to imagine that's not exactly what a lot of people are looking for either?

More feat slots, or splitting feats and ASIs just mean more locations where non-feat-using tables have to fill up with additional ASIs. Do that too much and those tables are going to have their primary 2 or more ability scores maxed at 20 fairly quickly. Which might be okay for some... but that's definitely something WotC will need to survey on to see if that's the kind of thing most tables actually want.
just for fun I want to run this numbers...

starting default array: 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, and 8

take fighter (most feats) 4 6 8 12 14 16 (I am stopping at 16)
+4 at each but no more then 2 in 1 stat... seems fair

+2/+1 start makes it
16 16 13 12 10 8
4th level 18 18 13 12 10 8
6th level 20 20 13 12 10 8
8th level 20 20 15 14 10 8
12th level 20 20 17 14 10 10 (I hate having -1 to skills and saves)
14th level 20 20 19 16 10 10
16th level 20 20 20 18 11 10


okay fine lets do 19th level I came this far 20 20 20 20 13 10
 

darjr

I crit!
i wonder about family/roomates... if they sign up for accounts with the same house/main computer will it flag? if I use my (I don't even know how many maybe 5) ways to go online to make 5 accounts do I get 5 votes (I can't imagine having the time for that)
I think each ddb account gets its own ID. So unless they are sharing a twitter or apple or Google account then they’ll have their own.

Note I dint remember the full list of options for sign up.
 







Marandahir

Crown-Forester (he/him)
I appreciate the extended deadline. Now those who were saying "there isn't enough time to playtest these!" really should note that they've given well well well over a month for it…
 

Marandahir

Crown-Forester (he/him)
Delayed, again. At this rate, "2024" D&D will be lucky to be an end of year release.

But I guess its still early days, we don't want to extrapolate too much.
Unlikely to have any impact on final release date.

Hasbro certainly has a mandate for WotC to release the 5e revised core rules in 2024 for the 50th anniversary.

This just gives people more time to playtest options and then respond. I waited to respond today for that very reason and will wait longer now because I want to test some more things out.
 

Tales and Chronicles

Jewel of the North, formerly know as vincegetorix
I know releasing new playtesting material while the survey from the previous one isnt closed is a bad idea, but I still wish they'd release something (could be minor, like equipment stuff or a few spells) in the meantime.

My interest span is so short. ENTERTAIN ME, WOTC!
 
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OB1

Jedi Master
I'm wondering if they're buying time to make changes to the next playtest based off some unexpected results from this one. While the first packet introduced mostly minor changes to the way you create characters that was overall highly compatible with the original 5e rules, the Expert packet really upped the level of change. I could imagine that they are getting a high level of mixed feedback on those changes causing overall satisfaction to be much lower than anticipated.
 

darjr

I crit!
The delay is due to pretty mundane things.

New boss, new corporate structure, new building, an ambitious schedule they’ve barely ramped to, DnDBeyond integration corporate and personal wise.

A big internal review. And implementing that review. Plus I bet they wanted to see how the first document under that new process faires, the Spelljammer errata.
 

Amrûnril

Adventurer
The delay is due to pretty mundane things.

New boss, new corporate structure, new building, an ambitious schedule they’ve barely ramped to, DnDBeyond integration corporate and personal wise.

A big internal review. And implementing that review. Plus I bet they wanted to see how the first document under that new process faires, the Spelljammer errata.

I hope so, but it is obnoxious to have both of the first two deadlines pushed back. As it begins to look like a pattern, people will start wondering whether to take the next playtest's initial deadline seriously. And making the announcement at the very last minute is a real disappointment for people looking forward to the next playtest.
 

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