OneDnD Why no new packs since late September?

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
5e was designed around taking 2-3 short rests. Short rests are still 1 hour.. So a ranger would be expected to use 3-4 first level Hunter's Marks a day.
Dude...no. Not only does the ranger not need to use it every time they can in order for it to be a really good feature, but the game is designed around getting at least 1 SR, and most adventuring days getting 2, maybe 3. I see no evidence at all that any part of the game assumes that 3 short rests ever actually happen.

Also, a 5th level ranger has 3 level 1 slots and 2 level 2 slots. Using 2-3 (much more reasonable expectation) hunter's mark casts per day is...not a big deal. They're a per day resource, they're meant to be used.
 

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doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Now, if you wanted to argue that they should get a free casting of hunter's mark per day, perhaps with additional free uses at higher levels, I'd be open to that. But the idea they don't have enough spell slots to get good use out of the feature is just ridiculous.
 








DEFCON 1

Legend
Supporter
There is still no update. This is starting to get interesting.

Maybe they are just going to bigger when it finally comes out. Maybe its that.
Or since they still have to also do all their regular work for the upcoming 2023 books in addition to working on the playtest... maybe they only get to prep UA packets when they aren't under other time crunches and they have a deadline or two on the horizon?
 




FitzTheRuke

Legend
Huh. My mistake. I was busy for a bit of the video (watching it at work) and heard him speak of the warrior stuff (and weapons) and made a foolish assumption.

As you were, people! Don't listen to me!
 

Minigiant

Legend
Supporter
It looks like you'll be the cleric ardling and dragonborn in December.

Then the rest of the priests or the Warrior classes in January.

Then whatever wasn't chosen in January or the warriors or Warlock for February. My money is on warlocks in February because who else are you going to talk to but a shady magical patron granting magical gifts when Valentine's Day comes.
 

tetrasodium

Legend
Supporter
It looks like you'll be the cleric ardling and dragonborn in December.

Then the rest of the priests or the Warrior classes in January.

Then whatever wasn't chosen in January or the warriors or Warlock for February. My money is on warlocks in February because who else are you going to talk to but a shady magical patron granting magical gifts when Valentine's Day comes.
Doing just the cleric might also be a way of shrinking the size of surveys & giving the team crunching them smaller chunks to report on more frequently if they do something like release the druid & paladin a week or two after the prior release (ie something like 12/1 12/8 12/15 or 12/1/22 12/15/22 12/29/22).

If it takes a week or two to crunch a survey of $X size there's benefit in keeping releases to something that would generate $X size surveys as opposed to one 3($X) survey that runs for three times as long. That's probably especially true if they get the bulk of their feedback in the first chunk of that time period even if the individual surveys run the same length as the monolithic ones have.
 

Minigiant

Legend
Supporter
Doing just the cleric might also be a way of shrinking the size of surveys & giving the team crunching them smaller chunks to report on more frequently if they do something like release the druid & paladin a week or two after the prior release (ie something like 12/1 12/8 12/15 or 12/1/22 12/15/22 12/29/22).

If it takes a week or two to crunch a survey of $X size there's benefit in keeping releases to something that would generate $X size surveys as opposed to one 3($X) survey that runs for three times as long. That's probably especially true if they get the bulk of their feedback in the first chunk of that time period even if the individual surveys run the same length as the monolithic ones have.

Well in the postmortem of the D&D next playtest they said that a big mistake they had was having playtest packages being too big so players could not fully dive in an aspects that they thoroughly wanted to get tested.

With a one class play test, the focus will be just on that one class. Information you get from it will be on just that one class. Everybody will be share their likes and dislikes on that one class.
 




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