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New D&D?
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:07:25 PM »
So I have been following a "Tabletop roleplaying" group on Google+ for a while now, and today I saw mention of D&D that seemed like it was about a new ruleset. Several months ago, I'd also heard rumor that a 5th Edition was in the works. So I went to wizards.com and investigated. There's apparently a pdf for free download, and the "Starter Set" comes out the 15th of this month, and the Player's Handbook and DMG come put in August and November, respectively.

Anyone actually interested in this?
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:38 PM »
Not really.  When I do play, and it's very rare, 3.5 is fine.

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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 09:55:56 PM »
In all honesty, they made it even worse with 3.5 than their half baked attempt at simplifying the rules in 4th. The rules were never made to be a Holy Bible, they're supposed to be a foundation. I'm downloading the 100 page free pdf just to see what it's like this iteration.

My RP group never uses all the rules....we rarely even use dice (Bellum Umbra was lucky I did the same; if I'd rolled for saves and damage in that gas trap, I'm fairly certain all the applicable rules would have killed or horribly maimed the whole party)
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 05:44:46 PM »
My older brother played a lot of d&d but me not so much. I've played it a couple of times with my friends and had a great time though. Wouldn't mind finding a few friends who actually play.
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
The only time I played was a small part of a campaign. We were using 4th and allegedly 4th sucks. It seems pretty easy with an organized character sheet though.

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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 07:48:44 PM »
I prefer Pathfinder. It's 3.5 on crack. :P
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 11:34:56 AM »
As I implied before, I didn't really enjoy 3.5. We tolerated the drastic changes that it brought, but there were things (like the languages you knew) that I always had issues figuring out.

Back to 5th edition, I never got around to reading that pdf, but I do have it saved somewhere. Trying to change jobs (AND city of residence in the process), so it'll probably be a minute
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 01:29:38 PM »
Have you tried Pathfinder? Because IT DOES make 3.5 look like "why did I ever play that?" type of game.
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 03:59:48 PM »
No, but it is spoken of often in the Google+ tabletop roleplaying community I have added. You should join it, if you use G+ at all.
https://plus.google.com/communities/107422815813208456454

[Edit] I found this blog series by someone that was apparently in the playtesting period. Might be an interesting read, which I just started.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 04:10:54 PM by Rowan »
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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 07:11:11 PM »
I almost got Pathfinder from a Kickstarter. I was going to get it for Christmas last year for my brother who DMs D&D games. He moved away from his tabletop friends, though, and pretty much just plays MtG now.
Today he moved in with my boyfriend and I so maybe I'll get it for him this year and we can play it. :P

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Re: New D&D?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 06:48:12 PM »
I've been reading that blog I shared, and I think I'm gonna like some of the stuff they've done with 5th edition, like the Advantages/Disadvantages. But we'll see.

As for Pathfinder, I will see about looking at it at some point, as well.
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