Last week, I joined members of the D&D Next team, including Mike Mearls, Monte Cook, Jeremy Crawford, Robert Schwalb, and Bruce Cordell, in Fort Wayne Indiana for D&D Experience. There, fans of D&D joined us in the first public playtest of the next iteration of Dungeons & Dragons. Over the course of the weekend, we received feedback from 363 people, which the team has already finished reading through. We also hosted four seminars, three of which focused on the next iteration of the game.
You can catch Wizards's live chat coverage of the event here.
In addition, EnWorld has compiled transcripts of the events.
Charting the Course: An Edition for All Editions
Class Design: From Assassins to Wizards
Reimagining Skills and Ability Scores
A few blogs have also reported on their experiences at the playtest. Check out the run-down over at This is My Game, DnDFifthColumn, and Geek's Dream Girl.
Obsidian Portal also captured video of the Class Design seminar and the Skills and Ability Scores seminar. And although no photos were allowed in the play area of the playtest, Wizards_Dnd and I managed to sneak a few out.
Finally, we've got an exciting week of blogs ahead.
Wednesday, February 1
Time to Heal by Bruce Cordell
Bruce tackles the topic of clerics and healing this time around, and he follows up with a poll that allows you to provide us with feedback on what you think about this subject.
Thursday, February 2
Weapon Damage Type by Robert Schwalb
Bludgeoning, piercing, slashing. How do you feel about these weapon damage types? Rob tackles this topic and has a poll for you to answer.
Friday, February 3
Racial Importance by Monte Cook
Racial choice comes into play when you make your character. How important are mechanics that support your racial choice? Come read what Monte says about this topic, then vote in a poll so that we can see what you think.
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