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Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition open playtest announced

Postby klaymen » Jan 9 2012, 15:27

www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20120109

About an hour ago WotC have announced beginning of the new edition. They will (or so they claim) take peoples' opinions into consideration and it will start this spring.

And they had to come with it when I was considering starting with DnD. Damn...
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Postby Angelspit » Jan 9 2012, 16:04

I played the 2nd edition briefly, back when it was called "Advanced". I'm old.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 9 2012, 22:13

Don't worry, at this point 6th Edition is only 2-3 years away...

And last i heard the Essential book where pretty much D&D 4.9...
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Postby klaymen » Jan 12 2012, 15:03

I'm not going to get the newest edition there is, just for the sake of having it, but I've got a group of bordgamers whom I want to introduce to RPGs. And since one of the complaints about 4th edition was its inclination to board games, this edition looks like an ideal candidate for my group.

Guess I'll wait for more info about 5th edition to decide which one to pick up.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 12 2012, 21:56

Well you'll have to wait quite a while... right now they're just announcing what looks like a giant open beta test for the new edition...

If they're smart they'll have it in public testing for a few years... and thus avoid the fate of 4th Ed.

Also, PA: http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-xT ... HDNT-L.jpg
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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Mar 27 2012, 8:56

Just wondering, why they make new versions so fast now ?

I mean it seems just like 2nd edition was very looong lasting, then 3rd edition came for quite some years, then suddenly it's the 4th, and now the ...5th ? and 6th ? Everything is so fast today ?

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Postby Ethric » Mar 27 2012, 14:33

More money to be made this way.
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Postby Tress » Mar 28 2012, 14:12

Just wondering, why they make new versions so fast now ?

DND is owned by Wizards of the coast now, rather than TSR which made AD&D(second edition)
Generally it is pretty mainstream and cash oriented(wont say their products are bad though) company so there is your answer.
D&D E3 was replaced by 3.5 and so on...

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Postby BoardGuest808888 » Mar 30 2012, 10:44

Ethric wrote:More money to be made this way.


And I fell into this...this...plot..?

Aaarrrgh..

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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 1 2012, 13:12

Well money and the fact that 4th Ed. didn't pan out very well... i mean if it had they wouldn't have tried changing it mid-way through with the Essentials stuff.
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