Thursday, January 26, 2012
DnD Next, the Next Generation 5.0
One of the community members on the forums took it upon themselves to consolidate all the suggestions posted, into Yes and No options. With not much voice been heard from the older Dungeons & Dragons Edition players, and more so from the current 4e edition players, is resulting with things like, NO to feats, More Skills, YES to Healing Surges, YES to Daily Powers, YES Class Roles, etc. this is resulting in large number of votes for 4e game mechanics and less against.
If WotC is going to listen to public opinion and the forums are a main source for feedback, older edition players are going to have to make themselves heard or we are going to be seeing a very different D&D 5.0 than what WotC is promoting at the moment.
Everything at the moment IMO is focused on players of different editions, sitting playing a simple or complex character at the same table, but my question is what about the DM who wants to run a simple game, how does he deal with someone who wants to run a complex character? Does the picture above depict the choas that will arise around the table with the modulare approach to the rules?
Already there are inconsistencies that are coming from posts of WotC staff on Twitter and Forums. It is still too early to tell what is what without seeing the rules that are going to be playtest later this week at D&D Experience.
One has to accept the fact that this is something that WotC has been working on for some time now, you don’t just pull something out the hat within a few days …
I really hope that they are able to pull DnD Next off, I am after all a D&D player and that's what I tell people I am playing when I am asked, "What you doing over there?"
On a positive note WotC will be reprinting the original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Player’s Handbook click here, Dungeon Master’s Guide click here and Monster Manual click here. The price is somewhat steep if you are not earning dollars, but a portion goes to a good cause, The Gygax Memorial Fund.