D&D (2024) What does Backward compatibility mean to you?

What does Backward compatibility mean most to you as a player?

  • I can use content from 5e and 1DnD in the same PC

    Votes: 24 20.9%
  • A PC built with 5e PHB and a PC built with 1DnD rules can play together

    Votes: 35 30.4%
  • 5e material can be easily migrated to 1DnD with minimal work

    Votes: 47 40.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 9 7.8%

Parmandur

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Eberron: They are going to need a new pass at warforged (compared to autognome and glitchling), kalashtar, and most importantly the dragonmarked houses. My guess is we will see an Eberron module with a small compendium in the back to provide updated rules for these options.
Given that the vast majority of Race options in 5E that aren't in the new PHB and MotM are Eberron specific (Dragomarks make up like 2/3 of remaining options), I think a Dragonlance style Eberron Adventure set outside Korvaire with new mechanics would make a lot of.sense for Eberron's 20th anniversary...in 2024.

Almost all the rest could be handled in a Magic the Gathering book, in fact just leaving the AI Race untouched...
 
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The example they use for what they mean by "Backwards Compatibility" in the playtest FAQ is specifically running Curse of Strahd with just the new Core books, so most of the back catalog should still be viable.
If we are only talking about modules, I'd argue that most Basic, 1e and 2e AD&D modules are "compatible" with 5e.

I know by personal experience that any DM should be able to crack open Into the Unknown or The Night Below and run it in 5e without having to modify anything.
 

Parmandur

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If we are only talking about modules, I'd argue that most Basic, 1e and 2e AD&D modules are "compatible" with 5e.

I know by personal experience that any DM should be able to crack open Into the Unknown or The Night Below and run it in 5e without having to modify anything.
True enough, I agree. But I would predict that every bolded Monster reference in a 5EModule will be keyed to an entry I'm the new MM, for example,.
 

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