Tagged: DnD Next

D&D’s 40th Anniversary Has Been A Busy One

D&D’s 40th Anniversary Has Been A Busy One

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, and thus far it’s been far more than a note on the calendar. Often, a major milestone for an entertainment product will be marked simply by a commemorative badge on covers or new editions in stores. But with the 40th...

Every D&D Player Needs to Buy and Read the Rules? Why?

Every D&D Player Needs to Buy and Read the Rules? Why?

It seems to be a truism of modern D&D: all players really need to buy a copy of the rules, learn them, and have them at hand during the game. Why should all players need to do this to play well? Only one person needs to buy a boardgame for a group to...

What Has WOTC Learned from the D&D Next Public Playtest?

What Has WOTC Learned from the D&D Next Public Playtest?

In the latest edition of Legends & Lore, Mike Mearls talks about what WOTC learned from the public playtest of D&D Next. Here’s what Mearls said: So, what did we learn from the public playtest? In some cases you confirmed things, in others you dispelled some notions that had become lodged in R&D’s...

Monsters & Magic: High Praise For A Game I’d Never Play

Monsters & Magic: High Praise For A Game I’d Never Play

I had a chance to look at a copy of Monsters & Magic this weekend. It’s a new “OSR” game by Sarah Newton published by Mindjammer Press. It’s basically a set of new school rules that you can overlay on a version of old school TSR D&D so you can use TSR-era monsters,...

WOTC Discovers Typical D&D Players Like Short Combats

WOTC Discovers Typical D&D Players Like Short Combats

Amazing Stories has an interview with Mike Mearls talking about D&D Next. From one of Mike’s comments it seems that WOTC has finally learned what many players have know for years: Most players like fast combats. In the interview, Mike says: What we found through the playtest process, though, was that people like...

D&D 5e/Next: One Year On

D&D 5e/Next: One Year On

It’s been about a year since WOTC announced that they were working on 5e (aka D&D Next). D&D Next Originally promised as some type of modular system when everyone could play the edition/types of D&D they wanted. I was skeptic then (see D&D 5th Edition Announced, What Will It Take to Get Old...

D&D Next: My Interest in 5e Takes Another Giant Decline

D&D Next: My Interest in 5e Takes Another Giant Decline

There’s a new Legends and Lore column out. I don’t normally read this, but someone posted about this one on theRPGsite. So i went out and read it. I wish I had not as it makes it yet more clear that the longer the 5e play test goes on, the less 5e is...