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DnD Next (v5) Play-Test

We have good interest to run a couple of groups for play-testing the new DnD - DnD "Next", or version 5.

Preference among the current crop of attendees seems to be to run this every other Wednesday.

Please Sign Up at www.DnDNext.com and download the playtest packet.

We'll bring along printouts of pre-generated characters at the party's level, so new folk are able to jump right in.  We're also mixing up the DM from session to session, so we get a mix of both DM-styles and play-experience during the test.

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  • Ian S

    Soup to nuts, looks like the rules will need to be reassessed from the basics we'd been doing. For example, Fighter now has a new feat called "Careful Attack" which allows him to add Expertise die-roll to attack-roll ... thus implying that the old option of anyone being able to do this at-will is no longer applicable.

    March 26, 2013

    • Patrick B.

      Yeah I'm not sure exactly how the fighter works, but I think that's always been a fighter only thing since only they had expertise dice.

      March 27, 2013

    • Ian S

      I note that Parry has also changed. Barok can now only parry incoming attacks aimed at him, rather than at any ally within 5'.

      March 27, 2013

  • Ian S

    I have a head-cold. See you next time.

    March 27, 2013

    • Ian S

      I posted Barok to the forum

      March 27, 2013

  • Mike

    If you guys had room I will come by, I did a quick demo of DnD Next at PAXeast last weekend, and would like see a bit more. I will have to start reading...

    March 26, 2013

    • Patrick B.

      Yes those stats and HP are fine. Just say you've gotten like 400 gold that should put you in line with the rest of the party.

      March 27, 2013

    • Mike

      I link my PC here, for comments / corrections http://www.meetup.com...­

      March 27, 2013

  • M Scott S.

    So we can't play on wednesday :(. But we ranked up our characters and were in for so long. Or do I have to kill someone to join in?

    March 26, 2013

    • Ian S

      Either that or get 2 more to wait-list so we can run a 2nd group :)

      March 26, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Scott - you are a +1 right? You and your son?

      March 26, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I posted Rongo's vitals in the forums at:
    http://www.meetup.com/Garden-State-Gaming-Society/messages/boards/thread/31962022/10#[masked]

    Ian or Patrick - can you print it out for tomorrow night?

    March 26, 2013

  • Ian S

    Hi, I'm capping the signup to 6. We should think if/how/where to run a second group if demand continues to grow.

    March 26, 2013

    • Greg M.

      Ill talk to you tomorrow I might e interested I unno yet

      March 26, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Hey Everyone,
    Do you guys all have characters done, and if so, can I ask what they are?

    March 26, 2013

    • Patrick B.

      Okay I literally wrote last week, please ask me your questions before the game so we can focus on playing. If you have any final questions, tonight would be a fantastic time to ask them.

      March 26, 2013

    • Ian S

      I am not saying I have questions, I'm saying that as this is a playtest and it's the first time people are going up from 3rd to 7th, I'll be surprised if nobody has any questions or issues to clarify.

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I won't be able to make it, but I will post the stats for Asheron and Rongo at 7th level. If I have time, I will try to create pre-gens of a Ranger, Druid and Paladin.

    March 23, 2013

    • Greg M.

      Sucks you can't make it I was going to peek into Asherons spellbook, and make some copies of some spells :)

      March 25, 2013

  • Vincent H.

    Anyone having a hard time finding the updated playtest packet. Maybe I'm going to the wrong area.

    March 25, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Also, I could not find a list of languages, so I skimmed through the Bestiary and compiled one. It is posted in the D&D Next topic in the Discussions. http://www.meetup.com/Garden-State-Gaming-Society/messages/boards/thread/31962022#[masked]

    March 24, 2013

  • Mark S.

    While reviewing Asheron and Rongo last night, I noticed that some of the class features, Feats or Skills that I had chosen either had changed names, changed effects, or are gone (like Deflect).

    March 24, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Patrick - do the metamagic feats apply to all the spells a PC knows, or just one ( a la 3 rd edition)? Thanks!

    March 23, 2013

    • Patrick B.

      They apply to all the spells a PC knows. Some of them can only be used once per day, but they can apply to any spell.

      March 24, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Sorry! Unfortunately, I have a work commitment.

    March 23, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Hi Everyone,
    New packet is out and it is a doozy. I am probably not going to have a chance to learn it as much as I'd like, so please ask questions before the session when you are updating your character.

    Thanks!

    March 21, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    Hi Everyone,
    As you may already know there is a new packet scheduled for release this coming Wednesday. Please feel free to make use of the new Druid, Paladin, and Ranger classes. If your class is changing (Fighters I'm looking at you) please check that out and update your character accordingly as there will likely be math changes to monsters and stuff.

    Please feel free to come to me with literally any D&D related question you have since I'm willing to bet one of those three classes will have a broken feature or something that doesn't make sense so get in on the ground floor now.

    March 18, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    I thought I would repost my comments from last time here so everyone knows the score.

    It's definitely okay if you want to level up your current characters to 7 for next time. However, being a playtest, if anyone wants to try a new level 7 character now would be a fantastic time to do so.

    Being that we've built up a large group I am going to ask/beg/plead for one favor. Everyone's going to have a slew of new spells and maneuvers and everyone will have more fun if you really take some time to study your new characters and know how your stuff works.

    If you have any question related to your character please for the love of Olidammara ask before the game. I am at your disposal from now until game night to help you out since we are all still learning this game. As a DM, I am kind of a jerk when it comes to this sort of thing so please help me out with this. No question is too basic I really want to help everyone out.

    March 18, 2013

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